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Nowadays, oral history is one of the famous and efficient approaches of historiography. The historical material for this approach is achieved by active interview and then it will be presented to society in different styles and frames. This method of historiography started by recording interviews and then developed. Nowadays some scholars and research centers prefer to record the narrators' face, feelings and behavior in addition to their voice and consequently they are interested in filming techniques.
From its beginning in 1948, this kind of historiography has been the target of sympathetic and defiant opinions. Different societies and communities were formed to fertilize and classify the information in this regard correctly and also exchange different opinions by holding specialized seminars and workshops to help the development and presentation of the idea of oral history.

In this regard, the Iranian Oral History website started its work unofficially from the February of 2008 simultaneously with the 4th Professional Iranian Oral History Seminar and inaugurated officially in February of 2009, simultaneously with the 30th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution of Iran. Persian and English are the basic languages of this website.

Managers and designers of this website are of active people in the field of oral history and are trying to manage this site professionally in related subjects. So, it covers related topics such as: diaries, travelogues, chronologies, and memoirs and so on.

One of the important aims of this website is to create a proper environment for debating different thoughts and opinions in the field of oral history. The other aim of this website is to establish connections with oral history scholars and societies in and out of the country and presenting the latest oral history achievements and information via these links.

This website contemplates to make some not easily accessible published oral history documents, pictures and articles accessible for the viewers from all over the world.
The directors and the staff of this website would be pleased if you refer to the address of this website when using these materials in your works� list of references.

Since oral history is one of the most popular ways of historiography, we are planning to design a virtual training workshop in this website for all the interested people. We hope in this way all the people can play roles in conserving the culture and history of this country.
We are trying hard to minimize our weaknesses and deficiencies and in this regard we need the cooperation and assistance of you all. This website is yours and we want you to share with us in the improvement of it by presenting articles and offering your suggestions.



 

Address: Iranian Oral History Website, Hozeye Honari (Arts Center) Building, 3rd Floor, Hafez-Somayyeh crossrods, Tehran, I.R.Iran, P.O.Box: 18518/1677
 
Tel: +98-21-84172370, +98-21-81918133 (121, 217)
 


 
The 307th Night of Memory-4

Memories of Pilot of One of Those 42 Aircrafts

According to Iranian Oral History Website, the 307th session of memory night of Sacred Defense was held in Sooreh Hall of Hozeh Honari on the evening of Thursday, October 24, 2019. In the session, pilots Amir Habibi, Mohammad Gholamhosseini, and Attaullah Mohebbi spoke of their memories of the Iraq war imposed on Iran. Before the third narrators talks, Davood Salehi, the host of the 307th Sacred Defenses memory night said he was ...
Hussein Shayestefar, narrated by the martyrs wife

You Heart Desired to Go

When they started their life together, they wanted to be together, friends apart. It turned out to be the way they wanted. But there was another companion; suffering. It did not leave them alone until the end. Hossein Shayestefar, narrated by the Martyrs Wife, which is the sixth volume in the series of "Inak Shokaran", illustrates their suffering; the suffering present in the lives of "Razieh Bubash" and the martyr "Hussein Shayestefar".
The details of declarative meeting of the twelfth Iranian oral history congress

The Meaning and Concept of Oral History Should be Preserved

The twelfth Iranian Oral History Congress will be held by Iranian Oral History Association, Isfahan University and the General Directorate for Dedicated Worriers Affairs of Constructive Jihad Ministry." Mohsen Kazemi, the secretary of Iranian Oral History Association, said:" Today, oral history is raised from different part of our country, Iran, and we are involved a variety of oral history.

Interview with “Hamid Hessam”, life & authorship

"In Search of Moonlight: The Life and Writing of Hamid Hesam" is the name of an interview book by Hussein Qarai. This 175-page book, Question and Answer compiled by Shahid Kazemi, is published in the Fall of 1989. The book begins with a list, mostly of cultural prominent features and celebrities. Their names have become headlines for Hussein Qarais interview with Hamid Hussam, as the interviewee has spoken about them. Next to the list are two pages titled "Yearbook, Bibliography and Titles".