5th Global Conference: STORYTELLING

Human life is conducted through story, because the telling of stories comes naturally to us. Almost every time we speak we engage in storytelling, and sharing stories is arguably the most important way we have of communicating with others about who we are and what we believe; about what we are doing and have done; about our hopes and fears; about what we value and what we don’t. We make sense of our lives by telling the stories that we live; and we learn about other lives by listening to the stories told by others. Sometimes, under the influence of the culture in which we are immersed, we live our lives in ways that try to create the stories we want to be able to tell about them.

2014 Annual Meeting Call for Papers

Motion suggests many things: action and transformation; dynamism and fluidity; migration and the power to move. By its very nature, oral history is constantly in motion – in the evolving relationship between the two parties in an interview; in the interplay between the past and the present; in conjunction with emergent technologies and diverse applications. Oral history also has played a crucial role in documenting and understanding the central movements of our time, from a broad array of social movements to transnational migrations.

The first OHAI conference, 18th-19th November 2013, Bangalore, India

There has been a widespread recognition of the fact that that the field of ‏ oral history has contributed widely to the inclusion of people who have ‏ been left out of official histories. Oral history is now seen both as a ‏ method and as a field that records memories and experiences of individuals ‏and communities whose voices would remain unheard otherwise.


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.

Picturing the Family: Media, Narrative, Memory

This conference will set out to explore how concepts of family have been acted out, reinvented, or deconstructed, through various media including the visual arts, literature, and museum exhibitions, across the centuries. The family picture will be considered both in its figurative and art factual forms. We will look at the significance of the family picture in literary works or films (e.g. W.G. Sebald, Georges Perec¹s W, or the Memory of Childhood, or Pedro Almodovar¹s All About my Mother), and we will consider alternative concepts of family and kinship as pictured in paintings, photographs, graphic novels, and other visual media.

War, Memory, and Gender: An Interdisciplinary Conference

The past several decades have seen an explosion of scholarly interest in the subject of war and gender. At the same time, the study of collective or cultural memory, especially in connection with armed conflict, has become a veritable cottage industry. This conference seeks to bring these two areas of intensive study into dialogue with each other,exploring the complex ways in which gender shapes war memory and war memory shapes gender.

History Wars, Wars in History & Other Southern African Histories

Abstracts of no more than 300 words in, either English or Afrikaans, should be sent to Johan Wassermann ( wassermannj@ukzn.ac.za) by 30 March 2014. Proposals for individual papers and panels are equally welcome. Please include your full name, title, affiliation, contact number and email address in all correspondence. Panel proposals should include abstracts and contact details for all participants.

"Deindustrialization and Its Aftermath: Class, Culture and Resistance" International Conference

The Deindustrialization and Its Aftermath: Class, Culture and Resistance international conference is being organized jointly by Concordia University’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling and the Scottish Oral History Centre at Strathclyde University in Glasgow. May 1-4, 2014 - Montréal, Québec

Power and Democracy: the many voices of Oral History. XVIII IOHA Conference. 9 –12 of July

We invite proposals from around the world for presentation at the XVIIIth International Oral History Association. Proposals may be for a conference paper, a thematic panel or a workshop session. Offers to convene a Special Interest Group are also sought. Proposals will be evaluated according to their oral history focus, relevance to the conference theme and sub-themes, methodological and theoretical significance, and sound scholarship. Participants are encouraged to incorporate voice, image, and digital media in their presentations.

University of New South Wales Seminar | Friday 4 October 2013

40 años no es nada: Historia y memoria de los golpes de Estado de Uruguay y Chile en 1973 40 years is nothing: History and memory of the 1973 military coups in Uruguay and Chile The 27 June and 11 September 1973 military coups in Uruguay and Chile changed the balance of power in the Inter-American theatre of the Cold War, putting an end to the experiments of armed as well as democratic transitions to socialist regimes in Latin America.

An Overview of the Book of “The Lost Passage”

Memories of the sapper narrators of 14th Imam Hossein Division
Some feathers scattered and floated between barbed wires on a brown background in a dazzling and special mixture, evoke the concept and purpose which is emphasized in book cover of “The Lost Passage”. At the back of the book that there are separated pieces of barbed wire on the same brown background sporadically contain an excerpt from the text of the book, part of which we read: ...

A Look at the Book “Operational Physicians-2”

Biography, Memories and Viewpoints of Dr. Mohammad Ali Attari, Professor and Specialist in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine and Pain
In the book “Field Physicians 2”, after acknowledgement, we first come to a short text written by Dr. Mohammad Ali Attari, and on the next page to a photograph, as it is stated under the photo, taken with Professor Majid Samii in the operating room (Germany, Hannover). After that the content, the editor introduction, and then “Biography at a Glance” which is a six-page summary of the book text, are presented.
The Fourth Online Meeting of Iranian Oral History

Iranian Oral History beyond Borders – 2

Dr. Abolfazl Hasanabadi, Dr. Morteza Rasouli Pour, and Dr. Abolhasani participated in the fourth meeting out of the series of meetings on oral history in Iran held online on Saturday 11th of Dey 1400 (January 1, 2022) hosted by Mrs. Mosafa. In the meeting set up in the History Hallway of the Clubhouse, they talked about “Iran’s Oral History beyond Borders”. In continuation of the meeting, the host asked ...
Interview with Brigadier General Farzollah Shahin-Rad


We were supposed to experience a hot summer day at seven oclock in the afternoon. I got to his house in ten minutes to seven, but I knew that working with the militant had special rules. One of them is punctuality. I went up and down the alley several times to meet this Ironman at his house. When I saw him from afar at military conferences, his sense of toughness was evident in demeanor.