An interview with Seyyed Reza Safavi;

The story and description of two panels

The following interview is made with Seyyed Reza Safavi, a member of Iranian Calligraphers Association, has a first-class degree in this field, as well as a master of gilding and calligraphy-painting. In this interview, we describe the work life of him, as well as the two works produced by him and the artistic group named" Role in Role" about martyrs of mina and martyrs of shrines defenders.

The workshop “Delicacies and Techniques, from Interview to compilation”

The writing of memories should be close to current of life

According to the website of Iranian Oral history, a one-day and specialized workshop titled “Delicacies and Techniques, from Interview to Compilation” organized by the Education and Research Department of the Art Center of Isfahan Province was held in the House of Artists of Isfahan’s Art Center on Wednesday 5th of September 2018. It was attended by Morteza Sarhangi, the founder of the Office of Resistance Literature and Art and Sassan Nateq, writer.

Narrated by Maryam Mirfakhraei, Written by Effat Neyestani

Memories from "Salha-ye Bi Seda Geryeh Kardanam"

"Salha-ye Bi Seda Geryeh Kardanam (Years of Crying Quietly)" is title of book of Maryam Mirfakhraei. She is one of veteran ladies of Bojnord. Maryam Mirfakhraei was born in 1959. At the last years leading winning of Islamic Revolution, she encountered political activities in her high school and entered revolutionary struggles, and after achievement of the Islamic Revolution she joined Basij. After passing military courses in Basij and relief courses in ...

Memoirs of Marzieh Hadidchi (Dabbagh) (Part 57)

There was plenty of coming and goings in the pavilion, therefore, I spread a newspaper under my foot in a corner to perform my prayer. Finishing my prayer, I saw people stopped and looked at me in surprise. They looked questioningly at what I was doing. They marveled more when saw that the men of our delegation did the same in another corner. It seems that they had not seen such a thing yet.

Book Induction by the Translator

“Sarajevo Roses”

An Oral History Prose

“Sarajevo Roses: Towards Politics of Remembering” written by Azra Junuzović and translated by Mohammad Karimi was published by the Resistance Literature and Art Bureau and Soureh Mehr Publishing Company. The book was published in 1110 volumes structured in 213 pages in 2017. The book is about the mortar shell explosions in the streets of Sarajevo painted by the red color, as a symbol of Bosnian people blood. We interviewed the translator of the book, Mohammad Karimi to tell us more.

294th Session of Memory Night

Holy Shrine defenders and Veterans Narrated by Memories

According to Iranian Oral History Website, 294th program of the series of the sacred defenses memory night was held in Sooreh Hall of Hozeh Honari on Thursday evening, Thursday, August 23, 2018. In this program, Hojjatoleslam Ali Shirazi, Mojtaba Jafari and Mohsen Fallah presented their memories of the holy shrine defenders and their era of captivity.

The Report of Accompaniment and Interview with Mrs. Jomai Ahmad Karoufi

Mrs. Jomai Ahmad Karoufi is a teacher, writer, director and active members of the Islamic Resistance Movement of Nigeria. She is graduated in two fields of English language, information and library science from Ahmad Billo University. I met her six years ago in Tehran on Tir, 1392(July 2012). She, along with 1,200 guests from 86 countries, was one of muslim, revolutionary and active women who had come to Tehran to attend in ...

Memoirs of Marzieh Hadidchi (Dabbagh) (Part 56)

After breakfast, we collected our clothes and personal stuffs and everything we had, because we had to return to Iran immediately after communicating the letter; we were not allowed to visit the popular sights of Moscow and other cities of the Soviet Union. The reason was that those who were involved with the preparation of the delegations travel in Iran, asked Imam Khomeini, "now that these [members of the delegation] are going to go to the Soviet Union, ...

A memory of Emir Suljagic

Those 239 men

Emir Suljagic, author of "Postcards from the Gore", was born on May 21, 1975 in Bratunac, Bosnia and Herzegovina. After start of the war and ethnic cleansing of Muslims by the Serbs in 1992, he sheltered with his family in Srebrenica. He learnt English there and was able to work as an interpreter with United Nations forces.

Historians are the First Reporters

"Mazar-i-Sharifis fallen. 17th Moradad 1377 (8th August, 1998), here is the place of the Iranian Consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif, and I am Mahmoud Saremi, the reporter of Islamic Republic of Iran, Taliban group have entered into Mazar-i-Sharif few hours ago. Instant, instant news! Mazar-i-Sharif was fallen by Taliban ...
Introduction to “How many of us were there?”

Iranian Kazakhs in the Holy Defense

The book “How many of us were there?” focuses on the memoirs of the Islamic Revolution and the war imposed by Iraq with the subject of “a glance on the presence of Kazakhs in the Holy Defense”. Hojjat Shahmohammadi, the author, in a seven page introduction defines the reasons ...

Publication of Oral History Theory in Persian

“Oral History Theory” by Lynn Abrams, translated by Fathali Ashtiani was published by the Office of Islamic Revolution Literature and Soureh Mehr Publication in 2018. The book is structured in 421 pages and eight chapters: the introduction transforms the applicable approach to theoretic, the characteristics of oral history, self, subjectivity, intersubjectivity, memory, narrative, performance and power. Couple of forewords and introductions precede the eight chapters and then followed by the references used to compile the eight chapters of the book.

Oral History Is a Kind of Document

One of the questions that have always preoccupied historians of oral history is that: Is there any need to written documents and so on in recording oral history and compiling its text? An overview of types of documents and nature of oral history can answer this question. Most historical evidence emanates from remains of paper, skin, stone, etc. from preceding eras. But verbal evidence emerges in response to ...