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.
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Daily Notes of a Mother

Memories of Ashraf-al Sadat Sistani
They bring Javad's body in front of the house. His mother comes forward and says to lay him down and recite Ziarat Warith. His uncle recites Ziarat and then tells take him to the mosque which is in the middle of the street and pray the funeral prayer (Ṣalāt al-Janāzah) so that those who do not know what the funeral prayer is to learn it.

A Critique on Oral history of War Commanders

“Answering Historical Questions and Ambiguities Instead of Individual-Organizational Identification”
“Oral history of Commanders” is reviewed with the assumption that in the field of war historiography, applying this method is narrated in an advancing “new” way, with the aim of war historiography, emphasizing role of commanders in creation of its situations and details.
A cut from memoirs of Jalil Taeffi

Escaping with camera

We were in the garden of one of my friends in "Siss" on 26th of Dey 1357 (January 16, 1979). We had gone for fun. It was there that we heard the news of Shah's escape from the local people. They said that the radio had announced. As soon as I heard this news, I took a donkey and went on its back.
Life of Martyr Kazem Amloo Narrated

Baneh Dream

The book "Baneh Dream" narrates the life of martyr Kazem Amloo. It has been authored by Alireza Kalami and released by Marz-o Boom Publications. The book starts with the publisher's preface and the author's introduction; then, 75 memories have been narrated from the language of the martyr's family, friends and comrades.