National Oral History Association of New Zealand Conference

27 November 2010

Oral History in the 21st Century:
Voices of Identity in a Globalised World
National Oral History Association of New Zealand
Conference 2011
2-3 April 2011
Rotorua, Ne Zealand

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Micheal H. Frisch
University of Buffalo, USA
(*subject to outcome of funding application)

Lorina Barker
University of New England, Australia

Conference Themes:
Indigenous Voices
In recent decades, indigenous peoples have been rediscovering and asserting their cultures and identities. How is oral history contributing to this process of change, particularly for Mäori, Aboriginal and Pacific Island peoples?

Identity and Change
Oral History is often about aspects of identity and often involved reflections on change-whether a local history, the story of a social movement, or an individual’s life experience. How are these aspects being explored?

How are new technologies being used to make oral history more accessible and what are the implications revolve around digital technology, including web-based oral history databanks, website-published material and e-books.

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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.