SOHA Conference 2011

15 March 2011

The Southwest Oral History Association is proud to announce preliminary plans for our next annual meeting. The 2011 SOHA Conference will be held March 31-April 3, 2011 in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

2011 Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA) Annual Conference
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
Los Angeles, California
March 31-April 3, 2011
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Visualizing Oral History…Final Cuts, Many Uses
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2010

The Southwest Oral History Association invites proposals for presentations at its 2011 annual meeting to be held March 31-April 3, 2011 in Downtown Los Angeles, California. The theme “Visualizing Oral History: Final Cuts, Many Uses" seeks to generate discussion around the varied uses of oral history and the multiple formats in which they appear. Please continue to check here for updated information. Registration for the conference will be open on February 1st. We strongly encourage you to submit proposals.

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Preliminary Program
Hotel Information
The Miyako Hotel Los Angeles offers SOHA attendees a $99 + tax rate which can be upgraded free of charge to an Executive Room on an upper floor. The hotel is located in Downtown Los Angeles at 328 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Send an email to on the subject line, Attn: SOHA reservation. Please include: name as it appears on credit card, dates of arrival and departure, your contact phone #, and your credit card info. The reservation desk will call back to finalize the transaction.

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Loss of Memory in Pahlavi Prisons

In total, [I was in prison] about 6 years in two arrests. For the first time after several years, a soldier arranged my escape. I do not know why! Maybe he was one of the influential elements of Islamic groups. They took me to the hospital for the treatment of my hand, which was broken due to the callousness of an officer.

Hajj Pilgrimage

I went on a Hajj pilgrimage in the early 1340s (1960s). At that time, few people from the army, gendarmerie and police went on a pilgrimage to the holy Mashhad and holy shrines in Iraq. It happened very rarely. After all, there were faithful people in the Iranian army who were committed to obeying the Islamic halal and haram rules in any situation, and they used to pray.

A section of the memories of a freed Iranian prisoner; Mohsen Bakhshi

Programs of New Year Holidays
Without blooming, without flowers, without greenery and without a table for Haft-sin , another spring has been arrived. Spring came to the camp without bringing freshness and the first days of New Year began in this camp. We were unaware of the plans that old friends had in this camp when Eid (New Year) came.

Attack on Halabcheh narrated

With wet saliva, we are having the lunch which that loving Isfahani man gave us from the back of his van when he said goodbye in the city entrance. Adaspolo [lentils with rice] with yoghurt! We were just started having it when the plane dives, we go down and shelter behind the runnel, and a few moments later, when the plane raises up, we also raise our heads, and while eating, we see the high sides ...