A report about XVI International Oral History Conference

XVI International Oral History Conference was held from July 7th-11th, 2010 in Prague, Czech Republic and participated by hundreds of Oral historians. More than 700 proposals had been presented to the conference and about 500 papers were accepted from 50 countries.

2011 Oral History Society Annual Conference: 1-2 July, 2011, at the University of Sunderland

Oral history’s contribution to ‘regeneration’ has been wide ranging. On the one hand it has been used as a tool to encourage or improve community engagement and participation. On the other, it has been a tool to inspire pride in a local area or to reaffirm or create cultural identity. However, oral history’s role has, so far, been ill-defined and remains unexplored both in theory and in practice. To what extent, for example, can oral history be the critical voice of regeneration as well as the nostalgic voice of the past? Can the use of oral history make regeneration more sustainable? What part does oral history play in creating sustainable communities? To what extent should oral history and oral historians work together alongside developers and architects?

Communities of Memory - OHAA Biennial Conference 2011

In recent years memory has been an increasingly significant resource for many different types of communities: for survivors of natural catastrophe and human-made disaster; in country towns dealing with demographic and environmental change; for cities and suburbs in constant transformation; in the preservation of special places or the restitution of human rights; for the ‘Forgotten Australians’ and ‘Stolen Generations’; for migrants and refugees creating new lives; among virtual communities sharing life stories online.

Call for Papers: Reappraising the Iran-Iraq War Thirty Years Later

The LSE International History Department, LSE IDEAS, and LSE Global Governance are soliciting abstracts for a conference entitled "Reappraising the Iran-Iraq War Thirty Years Later". The conference will take place in London on 23-24 September 2010.

Second Iranian Oral History Conference Call

Documents Research Center of National Library & Archives of I.R. Iran will hold the Second Iranian Oral History Conference on the 30th anniversary of Holy Defense (Iran-Iraq 1980-88 War),

IOHA 2010 Prague - latest news II (January 2010)

Dear Colleagues, we would like to inform you that our conference website (www.ioha2010prague.cz) is already updated and there are available new relevant information:

Sixteenth International Oral History Conference, “Between Past and Future: Oral History, Memory and Meaning”

International Oral History Association and the Czech Oral History Association invite you to participate in the Sixteenth International Oral History Conference, “Between Past and Future: Oral History, Memory and Meaning” that will be held in Prague, Czech Republic from 7 to 11 July 2010.

Narrator and Narration

After a long delay, the 22th issue (autumn 2007) of "Negine Iran", a quarterly about Iran – Iraq war, was published under the title of narrator and narration
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A Part of Memoirs of a Soldier

The embankment where we were stationed led to the Khorramshahr asphalt road. For this reason, the Iraqis tried hard to recapture it. And finally, near at noon, they were able to settle in the embankment next to the asphalt road and shoot diagonally towards us from there. We had no choice but to retreat. Captain Barati, the battalion commander, ordered two kilometers behind to build an embankment for us to settle there.

Your Problem is Different / You Hinted Not to Hit More

One day, they came to me and said: “We want to take you to the prosecutors office so that the investigator will interrogate you.” We had been famous for the meetings we organized as the Anti-Baha’i Association. At that time, there were many people in Jahrom that worked in different jobs; Among other things, there was a sergeant major in Shahrbani (law enforcement force), who stood guard duty instead of the guard ...

Privacy and Its Niceties in Oral History

Privacy in the process of recording and publishing memories is an issue that has attracted attention of activists in this field and those interested in legal issues in recent years with the expansion of activities of memoirist individuals and groups. Oral history interviews include close and personal relationships between interviewers, narrators and their organizational sponsors. This relationship is important for all groups. Interviewers feel an obligation to the people who have allowed ...

Memories of Hojjat al-Islam Seyyed Hadi Khamenei

Memories from Prison about MKO
Regardless of all the issues, training in prison challenged me and some of my friends, and its main factor was the same cabals, especially Mojahedin-e Khalgh Organization (MKO); it runs in the name of a religious prison and intended to manage the cells openly and secretly, and anyone who wanted to enter this cycle, had to accept the whole organization and its establishment. They even recruited some low-level clerics to achieve their goals.