Power and Democracy: the many voices of Oral History. XVIII IOHA Conference. 9 –12 of July

We invite proposals from around the world for presentation at the XVIIIth International Oral History Association. Proposals may be for a conference paper, a thematic panel or a workshop session. Offers to convene a Special Interest Group are also sought. Proposals will be evaluated according to their oral history focus, relevance to the conference theme and sub-themes, methodological and theoretical significance, and sound scholarship. Participants are encouraged to incorporate voice, image, and digital media in their presentations.

University of New South Wales Seminar | Friday 4 October 2013

40 años no es nada: Historia y memoria de los golpes de Estado de Uruguay y Chile en 1973 40 years is nothing: History and memory of the 1973 military coups in Uruguay and Chile The 27 June and 11 September 1973 military coups in Uruguay and Chile changed the balance of power in the Inter-American theatre of the Cold War, putting an end to the experiments of armed as well as democratic transitions to socialist regimes in Latin America.

The 60th Anniversary of 1953 Coup

Iranian Oral History Website reports the conference on the 60th anniversary of 1953 coup would be held on 26th may 2013, 11 AM to 8PM in The Cruciform Lecture Theatre, UCL, London, WC1E 6BT.

CSUB Workshops to help write Kern County Military Memoirs

CSU Bakersfield and the Kern County Library will present a series of workshops designed to help military veterans tell their stories through written and oral history. These will take place every other Tuesday at 5:30pm from April 9th to May 21st at the Beale Memorial Library, with a different theme every week. The classes are free and open to the public, and attendees may attend to any or all workshops.

E-Workshop: Getting Started with Oral History

The Institute for Oral History invites you to take part in our ninth online oral history workshop. Join us on August 7 and 14, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time. A fee of $75.00 covers six hours of instruction, access to useful documents and forms, and continuing consultation for your oral history project.

XVIIIth International Oral History Association, Barcelona, Spain

The International Oral History Association will hold its next meeting in Spain at the University of Barcelona, July 9-12, 2014 (master classes will be held on July 8). Its theme will be Power and Democracy. The force of democracy as well as the resistance it has met have prompted oral history projects around the world.

Warwick Oral History Network conference:

In 2011, protests across the globe placed social movements at the heart of media attention: from the Arab uprisings to the Occupy movements and the Spanish 'indignados', the world seemed caught on a wave of rebellion.

International Conference on the Comparative Social Histories of Labour in the Oil Industry

The International Institute of Social History (IISH) organizes a conference to be held from 13 until 16 June 2013 in Amsterdam on the comparative social histories of labour in the oil industry. The conference is part of the larger project Labour in the Iranian Oil Industry* at the IISH, which is supported by the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research (NWO).

Dreams, Phantasms and Memories

There are a number of reasons why it is worthwhile to study dreams. This topic is currently an especially relevant and important one for two primary reasons. Firstly, the current zeitgeist is one of rationality and pragmatism, almost exclusively oriented towards measurable profit, tangible effect and spectacular success. As a result, phenomena such as dreams, fancies, secret fantasies, and remnants of memories are often neglected. Secondly, in the light of postmodern suspicions which question any permanent foundations of existence, truth, memory and identity, and in a situation where our whole reality reveals a distinctly phantasmatic character, a temptation arises to treat the realm of dream and imagination as especially distinguished – as the most important way of “being-in-the-world”, or perhaps even the only one which we can access.

Oral History and Life Stories Network, European Social Science History Conference

The Oral History and Life Stories Network has become the major regular international forum for European oral history and life story researchers and is currently one of the largest, friendliest, and most popular networks of the European Social Science Conference.
A memory from Mohammad Reza Yousefi

Stealing medicines from the city pharmacy

In the days after the Islamic Revolution, many people remember that young people gathered in different parts of the cities, and each one represented a group: groups such as the Tudeh party, Monafeghin or the hypocrites, the Fedai Guerrillas, the Democrats, Hezbollah, etc. each of which debated with each other with different political opinions and worldviews, and sometimes physical conflicts occurred between them during the debate. I was also interested in such street debates.

An Intelligent Demonstration

The people of Kurdistan did not have the courage to attend the demonstration due to pressures the regime had put on them. Whenever there was a demonstration across the country, there was no news in Saqqez until we, as the exile who were 10 to 11 people, decided to hold a demonstration there. When we started to demonstrate, two-three police cars had turned on their lights and followed us along with ...

Feeling of suffocation in runnel

Translated by M. B. Khoshnevisan
Saturday and Sunday, 9th and 10th of Dey 1357 (December 30 and 31, 1978) had coincided with the first days of the lunar month of Safar 1399. It had been four or five days since we left the sit-in. The regime showed terrible and intimidating behaviors and confrontations. On the other hand, we also prepared a big rally, which ended at Khorasan Governorate. From the first days of the Dey, the Pahlavi ...
Book review:

A Pious Fighter

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of Qom Seminary, the Islamic Revolution Document Center has published a collection of books. One of them under the title "A Pious Fighter" is dedicated to the oral history of the life and struggles of Ayatollah Seyyed Hassan Mousavi Shali. This work, authored by Mohammad Kazem Ameli, describes the narrators life, education, religious, cultural and political activities in four chapters.