Oral History Potentials

Borrowing the words of Alessandro Portelli, the eminent oral historian, it can be said that the ghost of oral history has pervaded Iran. This raises the question of how this field of research has been able to penetrate all over our country so quickly. The spread of oral history may be seen in relation to the oral tradition rooted in the culture of our nation, but at this point, I do not want to talk about why the spread of oral history.

The Unseen Memories

The number and variety of cultural and artistic productions are usually considered as indicators for assessing the cultural condition, which is also the basis for judging by many individuals and institutions. Many officials has obsessed with this view and it has led them to think only about the number of works in the allocation of budget and other support, regardless of the richness of the content and the degree of influence and attraction of the audience.

Marketing of Oral History Works; Opportunity or Threat

Considering the needs of the audience and the need to sell more cultural works and deliver goods to the consumer, marketing of all goods, including cultural goods, is one of the components of cultural economy which affect many cultural areas and add fuel to competition in this field. "The introduction of concepts such as cultural industries, cultural goods, and the cultural market into the social science literature indicates a phenomenon which ...

Islamic Unity Week in Pakistan

By the end of the Safar, a blessed lunar month arrives during which important events of history were taken place; the most important of them is the marriage and the first revelation of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and also the beginning of Imam Mahdi’s Imamate. The important and historical event of Laylat al-Mabīt, the emigration of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) from Mecca to Medina, the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and ...

The Mourning of the People of Karachi, Pakistan

Eighth of Rabī al-Awwal is the day of Imam Hassan al-Askari martyrdom. Mourning and Rawda khwani ceremonies, and marching of mourning processions were held in various parts of Karachi, Pakistan today. The whole city is mourning on this day, because Imam Mahdi (AS) is mourning. On this day, people hold Rawda khwani ceremony in their houses and make the symbolic coffin of Imam Hassan Askari (AS) and carry it on their shoulder ...

Arbaeen in Pakistan, 2020

Arbaeen had a different spirit in our country this year, because it coincided with a sharp difference between Shiites and some Salafis. Pakistani clerics insisted that all Shiites attend the gathering, because a few weeks ago, a number of Wahhabis and Salafis marched for three days to honor some of the Companions of the Prophet, as well as Yazid, and insulted the infallible and pure Ahl al-Bayt. They also threw stones ...

The Role and Importance of Place in Retrieving Memories

One of the important topics in the study of oral history is its role and importance in retrieving and recalling past events. In other words, the place is reminiscent of memories and part of the personality and identity of people through which they know themselves and introduce themselves to others. So knowing the place includes the memories, feelings, views, values, preferences, concepts and ideals of men about the places which orientate their ...

Significance of interaction between local history and oral history in compiling local writing

Compilation as a final product of many interviews has been noticed by the individual or collective projects of oral history. Compilation in oral history depends on a variety of factors, such as the policy making of the centers, the compiler, and the type of interview. This article deals with the relationship between local history and oral history and its impact on compilation in order to address issues such as the nature of ...

Truth and Falsehood in Oral History

The production of different narrations in our country has been expanding in recent years due to various reasons, including revolution and war, and they cause the position of oral history to be more and more important in our society. Although many efforts have been made to collect oral history, one of the most important debates in oral history is the validity of the narration that oral history produces. The issue that basic propositions,

Neglected Layers of Narration

Narration enjoys a lot of layers and surfaces as the common point between memory, oral tradition and oral history. Finding a path toward the lower layers of the narration in personal memoirs and oral tradition is a bit difficult due to the passage of time and the unavailability of its narrator or narrators; But undoubtedly, in the course of using the mechanism of oral history and in case of correct and precise ...
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Revolution is like Our Child

Previously, I was not very familiar with the position of marketers, especially guilds active in local markets; until 2004-2010, while preparing and compiling the memoirs of Hajj Mohammad Arab, one of the pre-revolutionary fighters and officials and ambassadors after the revolution, I became acquainted with Hajj Hossein Soleimani, a militant marketer and an intermediary between Qom marketer and other militant groups. Although in those days I was able to complete the book by conducting numerous interviews with about 50 persons;
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Unrepeatable songs

Unrepeatable Songs is the title of a book which contains the memories of the revolutionary poets of Kurdistan. It was written by Shilan Oyhangi in 2019 and published by Surah Mehr Publications. This book was compiled in two chapters of "Poets’ Memoirs of the Kurdistan Resistance" and "A Brief Essays of the Lives of the Late Kurdish Revolutionary Poets". In his note at the preface of the book, the author introduces Kurdistan ...

Marketing of Oral History Works; Opportunity or Threat

Considering the needs of the audience and the need to sell more cultural works and deliver goods to the consumer, marketing of all goods, including cultural goods, is one of the components of cultural economy which affect many cultural areas and add fuel to competition in this field. "The introduction of concepts such as cultural industries, cultural goods, and the cultural market into the social science literature indicates a phenomenon which ...
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The Oral History of How the Islamic Society of Students Was Formed and Established

The Oral History of How the Islamic Society of Students Was Formed and Established, is a collection of interviews, which were conducted by the author, Majide Pournajmi Irangh, with members of the founding board of this society, and has published by the Cultural and Artistic Institute and Publications of the Islamic Revolution Documentation Center in 280 pages in 2017.