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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An Extract of Memories of Nosratollah Mahmoudzadeh

The Importance of Building Road in the War

Destiny of the operations were determined by the roads that Jahad [Sazandegi] (Jihad of Construction) would build in the up and downs of the region’s mountains; roads in which delivering troops, ammunition, supplies, and on the way back, delivering the wounded and martyrs in a 30 km distance determined consolidation of heights that were seized by Basij forces. Iraq had concentrated most of its power in the region on the Galan heights.
The Memory of Azam Al-Sadat Sajjadi Masoumi

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When I was studying in Farhanaz Pahlavi middle School at the end of Hajbashi Street, I spent bitter days. At school, I was dressed differently because of my coat and long scarf. That is why I was always alone and had no friends. On the other hand, the teachers did not care about me and treated me badly. They put me at the end of the class and they did not call my name for class questions;
It was brought up in an interview with Seddiqa Mohammadi

Interview with the foster coach of the 80s and 90s

A Review of the Cultural Activities of Girls High Schools in Zarand city from Kerman in the Sixties
Seddiqa Mohammadi was born on 1963/May/10 in Zarand, Kerman. During the last years of the imperial rule, he participated in demonstrations with his family, and after the victory of the Islamic Revolution, he entered education as a teacher.
Book Review:

“History Watcher”

In the middle six months of 1981 (1360 SH), a group of the political office of IRGC headed to the fronts in order to record events which were related to commanding the war; some the narrators died a martyr. Sayyid Mohammad Eshaghi was one of those narrators who in the year 1980, after being active for a time in Rasht Basij, joined IRGC and after that he narrated the war for 4 years, he died a martyr in January 19, 1987.