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.

ECLAP 2013 Conference

The Information Technology age has facilitated many significant changes in the field of cultural heritage and continues to be a dynamic and exciting forum for the emergence of new possibilities.

MEMORY AND CULTURE

The 7th Cultural Studies Symposium on Memory and Culture jointly organized by the Turkish Cultural Studies Association and Bilkent University, Department of Political Science and Department of Architecture, will be held on September 5-7, 2013 in Ankara, Turkey.

Corporate Voices: Institutional and Organisational Oral Histories

Founded in 1979, History Factory is a US-based pioneer of heritage management: leveraging the collective memory of organizations—the stories told, the words used, and their commonly understood meanings—to help implement strategies and tactics that shape the future. Working with clients as varied as Subaru, Campbell Soups, Prudential and Whirlpool, History Factory offers a range of products and services from publications and exhibitions to archival services and oral history.

Conference: Faculty of Asian and African Studies Saint Petersburg State University

THE XXVII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HISTORIOGRAPHY AND SOURCE STUDIES OF ASIA AND AFRICA The Faculty of Asian and African Studies of the Saint Petersburg State University is organizing the XXVII International Conference on Historiography and Source Studies of Asia and Africa «Local Heritage and Global Perspective»

2013 Annual Meeting Call for Papers

The 2013 annual meeting of the Oral History Association will offer an opportunity to showcase the ways in which oral history has been used to unearth hidden stories and contest accepted truths.

3rd Iran and British Colonization Confab calls for papers

The 3rd edition of Iran and British Colonization themed on fight, resistance and triumph is underway. The Political Research and Studies Institute have just released call for papers. Submission due is January 4th, 2013.

Review of the 17th International Oral History Conference

Held in Buenos Aires from 4 to 7 September 2012, the XVII International Oral History Conference: “The Challenges of Oral History in the 21st Century: Diversity, Inequality and Identity Construction" concluded successfully. For five days we could share and exchange experiences with colleagues from all over the world in discussions and debates that went further the sessions and panels. Co organized by the International Oral History Association and the Asociación de Historia Oral de la República Argentina; the Conference received more than 600 participants from the five continents.

XVII International Oral History Conference

XVII International Oral History Conference: “The Challenges of Oral History in the 21st Century: Diversity, Inequality and Identity Construction.", was successfully held in Buenos Aires from 4 to 7 September 2012.

Memories of Conflict, Conflicts of Memory

Posted on September 4, 2012.There are very few facets of public and private life that are not affected by cultural memories of war and conflict. Recent academic scholarship has also been revolutionised as experts on literature, cinema, history, area studies, sociology, anthropology and many others attempt to theorise the memory-narratives of the last century marked by unprecedented totalitarian regimes, coup d’états, military confrontations, popular movements and what Alain Badiou recently called the passion for the real.
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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.