17th International Oral History Association Conference

10 April 2011

The World of Words

Future Conferences and Meetings
17th International Oral History Association Conference
Buenos Aires 2012
Title: The Challenges of Oral History in the 21st Century: Diversity, Inequality and Identity Construction.
Conference Dates: 4-7 September 2012

1. Heritage, museums and Oral History.
1. Archives and places of memory
 Archiving Memory. Methodologies - Interviewing and the material preservation of memory
 Places of Memory: management of the past from the present or the battles for memory.
2. Oral History and audiovisual images
 Words and images in the construction of memory: Photographies, audiovisual resources and screenplay
 Soundscapes, Recreating the Sounds of the Past.
2. Theory, method and the teaching and learning of Oral History.
 Legal and Ethical Dimensions of the Practice of Oral History.
 Teaching and learning Oral History
3. Health Oral History.
 Health Management, Disabilities and Geriatrics.
4. Gender, memory and politics
 Permanent Scars of Violence in Memory: Gender Violence, Femicide, and the Reconstruction of the Memories of Victims of Violence.
 Body Politics: The Construction of Gender Identities, and Sexual Identities.
 Queer Theory and Transgender Studies.
5. Memories, politics and militancies
 NGOs Political Groups, Political Agency and Individuals. The construction of the Feminist Movement
6. Memory, Oral History and dictatorships
 Research on Living Under Dictatorship/Totalitarianism
7. Oral History and the world of work
 Individual and Collective Perceptions of the World of Work: Unions, Factory, and Gender Control in the Workplace.
1. Territorial social organizations and workers’ self-management
8. Oral History and Economy
0. Businessmen, businesswomen, companies and Oral History
 Individual and collective perception of the economics process: companies, businessmen and economic policies.
1. Memories of the “Other economies”
 Co-operative movement, social, solidary and participative economy, self management. Recuperated enterprises by his workers.
2. The Wounds of Economic Crisis in Memory:
 Memory, Welfare, and Economic Crisis.
9. Ecology and Environment:
 Natural Heritage and the Social Effects of Major Natural Disasters.
10. Memory and trauma
 Human rights violation. Citizenship and the Re-Signifying the National Space: National Identities, and the Fight for Citizenship Rights.
 Memories of survivors of war, terrorist attacks and genocides.
11. Art, culture, memory and Oral History
 The Pleasures of Memory: Artistic Expression and the Representation of Memory.
 Working class culture, art and politics
12. Migration, Exhile, Disaporas, and Borderlands.
 Internal migrations, migrations from neighbouring countries, diasporas and exile
13. Natives people, memory, politics and Oral History
 Culture, traditions and identities. Stories of resistance: colonialism, racism and exploitation. Current fights: territory, autonomy, education.
14. Memory, Oral History and community
 Teaching and learning narratives, educative experiences, school life. Family and intergenerational exchange.
 Maternity, Paternity and the Transmission of the Cultural Heritage.
1. Shared Beliefs, Religious Traditions, and the Oral Transmission.
2. Non-hegemonic cultures and Oral History
• Tradition and Memory: Communities, Histories, Heritage and Traditions.
Conference Inaugural Event: 4 September 2012
Conference Panels: 4-7 September 2012
Application Deadline: 31 August 2011
Confirmation Deadline: 31 October 2011
Deadline for Submission of  Presentation Paper: 30 March 2012

Buenos Aires Committee IOHA 2012
Miroslav Vanek
Liliana Barela
Joana María Pedro
Pablo Pozzi
Miren Llona
Juan José Gutiérrez
Local Committee 2012
Graciela Browarnik
Ana Diamant
Adriana Echezuri
Mario Ayala
Daniel Plotinsky
Dora Bordegaray
María Inés Rodríguez Aguilar
Pablo Vommaro
Rubén Kotler
Alexia Massholder
Lizel Tornay

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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 ...