The resources listed below on the Iran Hostage Crisis are available at Duke Libraries.
Witnessing Iran: 1979 and 2009
A discussion of the changing role of the eyewitness account in the creation of historical narrative--with Iran as the context.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
4:30pm, Perkins Library, room 217
A discussion of the changing role of the eyewitness account in the creation of historical narrative--with Iran as the context. Speakers will include:
Neda Agha Soltan was killed on June 20, 2009, during the post-election protests in Tehran. Her death was captured by bystanders on video and broadcast worldwide. The clip has become a rallying pint for the reform movement.
The video featured here has been edited. It contains potentially disturbing images.
Resources on Social Networks
During the June 2009 elections in Iran, twitter, an online social networking tool, was instrumental in spreading minute-to-minute news of the protests across the globe. It outpaced tradtional news services such as CNN (read article). Online social networks are a quickly evolving technology. Learn more about this phenomenon from resources listed below, available at Duke Libraries.
- The young and the digital : what the migration to social-network sites, games, and anytime, anywhere media means for our future
- CauseWired : plugging in, getting involved, changing the world
- Social computing and behavioral modeling
- Here comes everybody : the power of organisation without organisations
- Portable communities : the social dynamics of online and mobile connectedness
- Electronic tribes : the virtual worlds of geeks, gamers, shamans, and scammers
- Networked publics
- Routledge handbook of Internet politics.
- Republic.com 2.0..
- Reformatting politics : information technology and global civil society.
- Electronic democracy : mobilisation, organisation and participation via new ICTs.
- Political parties and the Internet : net gain?
- Cyberdémocratie : essai de philosophie politique.
- Digital divide : civic engagement, information poverty, and the Internet worldwide.
- Digital democracy : issues of theory and practice.
- Democracy in the Digital Age : challenges to political life in cyberspace.
- Cyberdemocracy : technology, cities, and civic networks.