A weak compilation hides historical facts

The harms of transcribing the texts in oral history interview is one of the most important and serious issues in the field of compilation and writing; because it can hide part of the historical facts forever. What you are going to read is a short interview with Seyyed Ghasem Yahosseini, one of the well-known persons in the field of oral history, who give an overview on the harms of transcribing the texts of interviews.

The Necessity of Using Keywords for Oral History Sources (part II)

What are the characteristics of keywords?

In the previous part of this note, it was emphasized that the insertion of keyword is one of the necessities of writing any scientific and research text; that the texts of oral history are no exception. Keywords, words, or combinations are derived from text and are related to the main topic, which can be used to summarize the content of text and sub-tittles. In fact, keywords increase the speed and amount in usability of text.

The Necessity of Using Keywords for Oral History Sources (Part I)

One of the necessities of writing any scientific and research text is to prepare and insert keywords. Keywords are words or phrases that are derived from text and are related to the main topic, and by considering them, one can understand the content of the text briefly. In fact, keywords are the titles of minor issue that increase the speed and amount of utilization of text.

It was brought up at the workshop “Midday with Oral History”

Preservation of “lost worlds” with oral history

In the scientific-research workshop “Midday with Oral History”, Dr. Morteza Nouraee said, “There are spaces in old tradition and modern tradition of historiography with which have not dealt and they are called “lost world”. We as just historians must pay attention that we should also deal with the lost worlds in distribution of historiography.” According to the website of Oral History, the scientific-research workshop ...

“Oral History” and “Coffee-house Painting” As Narrated by Mohsen Kazemi

Oral History Is Product of Inquirer Document and Rationalized Document

According to Iranian Oral History Website, the ninth part of "Night of Narration" program, attended by Mohsen Kazemi, an oral history researcher and interviewer and author of the book "Coffee-house Painting," was broadcast on IRIB TV4. In this session, Mehdi Salehi asked questions about item of oral history and the process of researching and editing the book "Coffee-house Painting". At the following, you read details of Mohsen Kazemi answers.

The Art of The Oral Historian- 2

Verification Is Heart of Oral History

The interview should be where the subject chooses; and if possible in a room away from the telephone and television and anything that interferes with recording process. Ideally, the interview should not exceed one hour and should not be more than once a week. Immediately after conducting the interview, implement it and make the implemented text accessible to the subject.

Suggestions for Conducting Oral History

The Art of the Oral Historians

The following text is a translation and summary of David Russell writing "The Art of the Oral Historians". He is author of "Quiet Revolutionary: An Oral History". This transcript which is extracted from UC Santa Barbara Library Website is a practical workshop and his suggestions for doing oral history work. The following text is a translation of a part which is before this interview.

Few Tips on Oral History Interviewing

History is collective incidents, events and past experiences, and the fate of each individual depends on it. Hence, this fundamental fact must be taken into account when collecting, recording and narrating it in various forms (written, non-written). The collective might be small (family, family, city, region) or large (ethnicity, race, nation, country). Thus, the term history embodies the meaning of the group and is the opposite of the individual and the individuality.

Typology of Oral History (2)

Co-narration; collective narrative in basic narrative

The transformation of the oral history from elitism point of view to the social structures; from soldiers and infantry forces to the workers and employees of administrative agencies and female workers in factories, can bring oral history to its natural sphere and be the means of its development and update in Iran.

The place of ‘collective interview’ in oral history

Iranian Oral History website, in which experiences and observations of people who are influential in cultural, social and political events recorded in the form of oral history, has been highly regarded by historical research centers. By arranging the speeches of these people, a picture of important events such as revolution, war, or history of institutions and organizations forms. But it should be mentioned that sometimes the taste and view of narrators, unconsciously, ...
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Introducing a Thesis

The Islamic Revolution in Babol According to the Oral History

"Oral History of the Islamic Revolution in Babol with the Approach of Shiite History" is the title of a thesis written by Iraj Khodabakhshi, a student at the Faculty of Humanities, Payame Noor University, South Tehran Branch, for a MA degree under the guidance of Dr. Houshang Khosrobeigi and in consultation with Dr. Alireza Sufi in 2013. The present research is a study in Shiite history and in relation to how ...
A Book Review

The Soil Engineers: Oral History of Combat Engineering in Sacred Defense

The Soil Engineers is the first volume of "Oral History of Combat Engineering in Sacred Defense" series which was published by the efforts of Abbas Heidari Moghaddam and commissioned by the Museum of Sacred Defense in 2019. The book is written by compiling the memoirs of thirty combat engineers and veterans of the sacred defense in the constructive jihad, the IRGC and the Army. Almost all narrators are defense management experts or ...
The 315th Night of Memory

We Did Not Think Captivity Would Last Ten Years

The 315th Night of Memory session was held online on the Aparat website on July 23, 2020. In this session, "Seyyed Ahmad Gheshmi" and "Dr. Hamidreza Ghanbari", two liberated of the war, recounted their memories of captivity. In this online meeting, Davood Salehi presented as a presenter. The first narrator of the 315th night of memory session is a released from Hamadan province, born on September 11, 1957, who spent 10 years ...

Applied Oral History

We do not speak of or write oral history in order to do a job or enjoy, or that we only create an audio or a video and enrich our archive. Oral history has extraordinary attractions and capacities per se, which can be very effective and problematic if they are identified and used well. This means that if oral history is applied in a purposeful and planned way, it can be ...