The 60th Anniversary of 1953 Coup

Iranian Oral History Website reports the conference on the 60th anniversary of 1953 coup would be held on 26th may 2013, 11 AM to 8PM in The Cruciform Lecture Theatre, UCL, London, WC1E 6BT.

CSUB Workshops to help write Kern County Military Memoirs

CSU Bakersfield and the Kern County Library will present a series of workshops designed to help military veterans tell their stories through written and oral history. These will take place every other Tuesday at 5:30pm from April 9th to May 21st at the Beale Memorial Library, with a different theme every week. The classes are free and open to the public, and attendees may attend to any or all workshops.

E-Workshop: Getting Started with Oral History

The Institute for Oral History invites you to take part in our ninth online oral history workshop. Join us on August 7 and 14, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time. A fee of $75.00 covers six hours of instruction, access to useful documents and forms, and continuing consultation for your oral history project.

XVIIIth International Oral History Association, Barcelona, Spain

The International Oral History Association will hold its next meeting in Spain at the University of Barcelona, July 9-12, 2014 (master classes will be held on July 8). Its theme will be Power and Democracy. The force of democracy as well as the resistance it has met have prompted oral history projects around the world.

Warwick Oral History Network conference:

In 2011, protests across the globe placed social movements at the heart of media attention: from the Arab uprisings to the Occupy movements and the Spanish 'indignados', the world seemed caught on a wave of rebellion.

International Conference on the Comparative Social Histories of Labour in the Oil Industry

The International Institute of Social History (IISH) organizes a conference to be held from 13 until 16 June 2013 in Amsterdam on the comparative social histories of labour in the oil industry. The conference is part of the larger project Labour in the Iranian Oil Industry* at the IISH, which is supported by the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research (NWO).

Dreams, Phantasms and Memories

There are a number of reasons why it is worthwhile to study dreams. This topic is currently an especially relevant and important one for two primary reasons. Firstly, the current zeitgeist is one of rationality and pragmatism, almost exclusively oriented towards measurable profit, tangible effect and spectacular success. As a result, phenomena such as dreams, fancies, secret fantasies, and remnants of memories are often neglected. Secondly, in the light of postmodern suspicions which question any permanent foundations of existence, truth, memory and identity, and in a situation where our whole reality reveals a distinctly phantasmatic character, a temptation arises to treat the realm of dream and imagination as especially distinguished – as the most important way of “being-in-the-world”, or perhaps even the only one which we can access.

Oral History and Life Stories Network, European Social Science History Conference

The Oral History and Life Stories Network has become the major regular international forum for European oral history and life story researchers and is currently one of the largest, friendliest, and most popular networks of the European Social Science Conference.

E-Workshop: Getting Started with Oral History

The Institute for Oral History invites you to take part in our eighth online oral history workshop. Join us on April 10 and 17, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time. A fee of $75.00 covers six hours of instruction, access to useful documents and forms, and continuing consultation for your oral history project.

ASIA-INDIA: ORAL HISTORY AND THE SENSE OF LEGACY – A CONFERENCE IN BANGALORE

Indira Chowdhury and Rob Perks report on a conference organized by the Centre for Public History (CPH) at the Srishti School for Art, Design and Technology on the 19 July 2011.
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Memoirs of Javad Sheikhzadeh, Inspector of the Medical Board of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization

About the [Mina] stampede, some people in official and unofficial forums said that chemical gas was fired in the area, which is the reason for the skin of the victims being torn off and the injured being suffocated. I want to know where those who said these words were on the day of the stampede. When the bodies were lying on top of each other, the heat from the suns rays absorbed the dark skin of the Africans ...
A Review of the Book "The Helmsman"

Memoirs of Mohammad Reza Hassani

The cover and back cover of the book is decorated with beautiful and memorable photos of the narrator during his time at the front, which, while being simple and sincere, conveys a shocking whole, the details of which are retold in the text of the memoirs. This is in contrast to the selected text on the back cover, where the narrator merely refers to one of his fathers healing skills and moral and human concerns.

Book Review: “Sign of God”

The life of Ayatollah Haj Sheikh Ali Badri Dashti
“In memory of the valuable clergy elders who protected the fertile area of Abadan from the negative influences and misbelief, immorality and social evil of the employees of foreigners, westerners and corrupters, and spared no efforts to thwart the social destruction plots of Islamic Iran, so that with the grace of Allah and the standing of the Muslim and committed people and the blood of the martyrs of the clergy and the people, their long-standing wish was fulfilled with the victory of the Islamic Republic.”

Expulsion from the Seminary for Distributing Imam Khomeini Treatise

From the beginning, I could not be a good child; the same child that the high school principal wanted me to be. The same child that the principal of Tavalyat School expected of me. The same manager who fired me if he found out what I was doing. However, I was fired once because I did not know how to live like a child. If I wanted to live the way others wanted me to, ...