The Qajar Pact: Bargaining, Protest and the State in Nineteen-Century Persia

Vanessa Martin's book is a very welcome addition to the growing body of works dealing with the Qajar era that are willing to take a fresh look at accepted interpretations and established clichés about that crucial period of Persian history, particularly concerning the nature of the rule of Qajar shahs before the Constitutional Revolution.

Ghost Hunters of the South

From the documentation of paranormal investigations in the 1850s and the prevalence of séances in elite homes in the late nineteenth century to the popularity of contemporary movies and television shows about ghosts, the occult, supernatural phenomena, vampires, and witches, Americans have been fascinated with the unknown.

A Certain Age: Colonial Jakarta through the Memories of its Intellectuals

Much of this book is lovely, especially the voices of the elderly Indonesians recalling the earlier periods of their history. The narrators are of an age where they remember Dutch colonialism, Japanese occupation, a nationalist revolt that brought bloody clashes between Sukarno and communists, and then the Suharto regime. All that together with Java itself, a tropical island with its own long, distinct culture, and there is plenty to remember.


The 2nd issue (winter 2011) of Testimonios, the digital journal for Oral History Association of Republic of Argentina which is a scientific journal for professional oral historians of Argentina is published. Liliana Barela is the editor of this journal and AHORA (ASOCIACION DE HISTORIA ORAL DE LA REPúBLICA ARGENTINA) is the publisher.

The Memoirs of Ambassador Henry F. Grady: From the Great War to the Cold War

One might have expected the memoirs of Ambassador Henry F. Grady to have appeared in print over half a century ago, when they were first written, for they are similar in many respects to those of other diplomats that were published then.

British Colonialism and Iran

"British Colonialism and Iran" is a collection of articles presented in a conference which is called the same as the book. The mentioned conference was held on 15 October 2008 in Allameh Amini Auditorium in Tehran University.

The War Memoirs and Discourse

When, in 1998, the 9th issue of Pajouhesh (research) yearly dedicated to the Sacred Defense was published in cooperation with “the Ministry of Islamic Culture and Guidance” and “the Research Center of Literature and Art for Defense”

A Review of the Book from the Palace Garden to the Palace of Dreams: Memoirs of a Former Tudeh Party Member

“In the Tudeh Party, I was not but the small beer”, writes a former member of the Tudeh Party in his autobiography regarding his activities in the said political party many years later.

Oral History Review (Winter-Spring 2011)

Oxford University Press has published the Winter-Spring Issue of Oral History Review. This journal is the official publication of Oral History Association in the US.

Palestinian women

"A powerful and much-needed oral history of the Nakba from the 'forgotten community' of Palestinian women who live on in Israel.

A Narrative of Public Movement of June 5 1963

There is a story about Grand Mosque of Shiraz, in which most of June 5 events happened, that I like to note before addressing memories of June 5, 1963. The current director of bureau of Education who had intended to restore the mosque, started it in 1944. But when he evaluated impairment of the mosque, he concluded it would be better destroy the mosque totally and take its bricks to Kazeroon in order to build schools.

A Memory by Iran Torabi about Meeting Imam Khomeini

There were heavy surgeries that night until morning. Some of the wounded of the air force got martyrdom, and some guards died too. I was busy delivering one of the operated when I heard shouting and cursing in the recovery room. A guard and an air force officer had lain down on the stretcher, and were waiting for surgery. The guard had a medal around his neck supposed to be for the guards, and the Air Force officer recognized it.
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Sardasht Chemical Bombing

The 336th Night of Memory was held on Thursday, June 23, 2022, with the presence of a group of chemical warriors from Sardasht region and the treatment and health staffs of chemically injured and veterans in the Surah Hall of the Arts Center, with the performance of Dawood Salehi. In this ceremony, General Ali Sadri, Dr. Hamid Salehi, Dr. Mohammad Hajipour and Dr. Khosro Jadidi, witnesses of the chemical bombing, shared their memories.

Like a War-Torn Area

I participated in the demonstration for the first time on Tuesday, August 30, 1977 (the 14th of the holy month of Ramadan). In the morning, I heard people had gathered in front of house of Ayatollah Sayyid Abdullah Shirazi. My brother and I went to Naderi Crossroad with the intention of joining the people. The number of people kept increasing, as much as the street became completely closed. The distance between Ayatollah ...