"The Gift of Memory"

National Oral History Association of New Zealand Conference, 20-21 Sept. 2014: The National Oral History Association of New Zealand (NOHANZ) is seeking abstracts for papers for presentation at our oral history conference in Wellington, New Zealand, Sept. 20-21, 2014. It is a biennial event that provides interesting and thought-provoking conversations, and the company is warm and enthusiastic. We would love to see a large international delegation this year too!

Twelfth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

On behalf of the Organizing Committee and the International Advisory Board, we are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Twelfth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities and the Call for Submissions to The Humanities Journal Collection.

XVIII IOHA CONFERENCE, Spain 2014

Power and Democracy: the many voices of Oral History 9-12 July, Barcelona For those interested in attending the IOHA meeting in Barcelona, July 9-12, 2014, the program committee has posted information about registration and accommodations at a new conference website:

Memory: Forgetting and Creating

Interdisciplinary Conference in Gdańsk, Poland 11th – 12th September 2014 Deadline for paper proposals: 15th June 2014 Contact e-mail address: wowczarski1@tlen.pl Organizer: University of Gdańsk (Poland) – Research Unit for Dream, Memory and Imagination Studies- Please submit abstracts (no longer than 300 words) of your proposed 20-minute presentations, together with a short biographical note, by 15th June 2014 to: Prof. Wojciech Owczarski, University of Gdańsk: wowczarski1@ten.pl and Zofia Ziemann, Jagiellonian University: zofiaziemann@wp.pl

Call for Presentations

This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with the issues and implications created by the massive exploitation of digital technologies for inter-human communication and examine how online users form, archive and de-/code their memories in cybermedia environments, and how the systems used for production influence the way the users perceive and work with the memory. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts of memory co-/production, re-/mediation, en-/decoding, dissemination, personal/mass interpretation and preservation.

Call for papers: “Travelling Memories: Lives in Transition”

Helsinki, 27-28 November 2014: Papers are invited for contributions to the fifth international symposium of the Finnish Oral History Network "Travelling Memories: Lives in Transition" hosted by the Finnish Literature Society in collaboration with the Academy of Finland. Our intention is to bring together scholars of oral history and life history writing to discuss the travelling of both people and memories across time, place, and different media. The invited speakers include Alessandro Portelli (University of Rome Sapienza), Baiba Bela (University of Latvia), and Outi Fingerroos (University of Jyväskylä). Mass migration and new media are the key characteristics of today's world. Though people have always moved from place to place, never before has migration in all its forms affected so many people's lives as it does today. Even when we ourselves do not move, mediated memories of people living in diaspora and exile are a part of our everyday life.

1st Global Conference - Testimony:

This inaugural conference aims to examine the evolving genres and emerging contexts of testimonial production Testimony: Memory, Trauma, Truth, and Engagement. Broadly understood, testimony is an autobiographical narrative that presents evidence of first-person accounts of human rights abuses, violence and war, and life under conditions of social oppression. It is a genre that continues to thrive and evolve in the twenty-first century and one that encompasses a diversity of expression or representation - from oral to written as well as nonfictional to fictional.

IOHA CONFERENCE/MASTERCLASS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM

Scholarship application deadline: 15 December2013- For each international conference the IOHA is able to provide small grants for a limited number of participants. The IOHA Conference/Master Class Scholarship Fund aims to bring together international oral history scholars from inside and outside the academic realm, to continue building a unique global platform for professional exchange and comparative oral history inquiry.

Globalizing Palestine

The Birzeit University Palestinian Archive was conceived some years ago, and resulted in the creation and rapid development of a generalist, open, online archive of the Palestinian people, which stores and presents textual and audio-visual documents coming from all sectors of the society, official and unofficial, from late Ottoman times to the present (with the legally-based exception of materials produced by the Palestinian Authority). It is located in the Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Institute of International Studies, and benefits from its multidisciplinary expertise.

Call to Boycott the Oral History Conference at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Open Letter

Few weeks ago we heard Hebrew University of Jerusalem is going to hold an international conference on oral history. But soon it was banned by oral history activists around the world in an attempt to object Israeli racist policies against Palestinian people. Here we have the open letter of these activists which is signed by more than 280 oral historians. A look at this open letter shows how intellectuals around the world are aware of what is happening in Palestine and also informs us about very exact legal and historical points about Palestinian rights and Israeli racist policies. At the end you can read the call for the so-called conference.
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A review of the book "From the Pavilion to the Trench"

Memoirs of Abbas Ali Dargahi

On the cover of [the book] "From the Pavilion to the Trench" is a contemplative image of an engraved warrior prostrating outside the trench under the protection of his God, and on the back [cover] of the book is a multi-line narrative of the great victory: "The fighting forces, seeing the destruction of the Iraqi tanks, rushed towards the Iraqis from the trench with shouts of God Almighty, and at four oclock in the morning,
Review of the book "Sky is Close to Heaven"

Memoirs of Pilot Hossein Behzadfar

A suitable photo of a pilot and a stair-liked arrangement of the title, which remind the peak and the flight, is used for the cover of the book "Sky is Close to Heaven". The book begins with a brief dedication by the pilot Hossein Behzadfar to his wife and then handwriting of thanks to those who work to collect the memories of warriors and martyrs. Then there is an introduction of the Sacred Defense Documents Organization, ...
The 328th of Night of Memory – 2

Narrating the Heroism of the Air Force

To narrate the memories of the Sacred defense, the 328th Night of Memory program was held by Davoud Salehi as the presenter on Thursday, September 23, 2021, in the tomb of the anonymous martyrs of the Art Centers. Commander Jahangir Ibn Yamin and Commander Akbar Zamani shared their memories in this meeting. In the second part of the Night of Memory program, the presenter, said: "Analyzing the behavior of our pilots in the Air Force of the Army ...
The 327th Night of Memory - 2

Building an office for eulogizing in captivity

The three hundred and twenty-seventh program of the Night of Memory was held on Thursday, 26th of August 2021, with the theme of "Muharram during the war" in Ayatollah Khamenei Mosque with Hossein Behzadifar as the host. In this program, Misters Hossein Estiri and Mohammad Reza Golshani shared their memories. This program was broadcast online on the social networks of Shab-e Khatereh (Night of Memory) and Hozeh Honari (Art Center).