The Last Note for the Last Days

During 3 years, Iranian Oral History Website has published 655 (Persian) and 64 (English) items in different fields of oral history; such as articles, reports, news, and … It has been visited over 44000 times from more than 40 countries. Oral History Weekly has also published 312 (Persian) and 96 (English) items during 13 issues.

Wars and Cultures

A deliberation on the reflections of wars in literary works Not a long time after war finished, it was missed especially by those who had seen or experienced it and they found a tremendous nostalgic feeling about war and the fronts and soon it caused the diaries of war period to come into consideration to be published and "The History of Sacred War" gradually appeared from different angles.

A Childhood Memento 1- A Memoir of Dr. Baqer Aqeli

The first twelve years of my life was in Pahlavi’s time. Since I was extremely intelligent and curious, I can remember many incidents, much of people’s life style and the decisions the government made in that period.

The Improvement of Producing Knowledge in Oral History Depends on a Combination of Theory and Methodology

This discussion tries to show that one of the main problems in knowledge production in Iran is due to the reproduction of the incoherency between theory and methodology. Here I would discuss some ways to deal with this problematic.

Narration Standards

Now that the main theme of this issue of Zamaneh Monthly is oral history, it is indeed fruitful to get aquintede with foreign and domestic institutions involved in compiling Iranian oral history as well as the point of view of some scholars in this new field.

Oral History of the Organization of Libraries, Museums, and the Documentation Centre of Astan Quds Razavi

Debating over the authenticity of oral history is not a new phenomenon, at least not in Iran. Historiography in post-Islam Iran is premised on oral narrations. Oral history provides a method for collecting, protecting and preserving memoirs, biographies, customs, and other information. This can be done through interviewing well informed people and experts who have had visible presence in political, social, economic and cultural arena.

Latin American Oral History Network

On December 1st, 2010, the Latin American Oral History Network (RELAHO ) was formally established. Its goal was to foster exchange, discussion, production and circulation of oral history within Latin America. The Network is not a professional association. Rather, it is a federation of associations.

Yad, No. 97 and 98 (The Methodology of Oral History: Restoration the Mystery of the Past)

I had never seen "Yad" quarterly in such state; weak, wretched and miserable. Yad is the first journal of history in Iran. And it has become so tormented. It is getting harder and harder to publish it, issue by issue. The journal is now more of a periodical than a quarterly.

The Methodology and Approaches to Oral History in Historical Research

This paper is an effort to offer a fairly comprehensive definition of oral history, its basics and methodologies and, to emphasize the importance of this method as an investigating tool in historiography.

Acquaintance of Oral History

“Oral history” can be broadly defined as a report on unknown person’s experiences and feelings. Although the definition is not comprehensive but it can be acceptable with regard to working class as one of the main subject of oral history researches.
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From Condolence Theater in the Role of Ruqayyah bint Al-Hussein (PBUH) to Eulogy in Geneva

Hajj Yadollah Behtash has been a eulogist of Ahl al-Bayt (PBUH) for nearly half a century. His background includes eulogies in the House of Leader and Geneva, Switzerland, and he has written numerous religious books, but few interviews are available from his memoirs and life. The "Iranian Oral History Website" decided to conduct an interview about the life of this patriarch of the Ahl al-Bayt (PBUH) on the occasion of the days of mourning of Aba Abdullah (PBUH).
It was mentioned in an interview with Batoul Qayyumi:

We Bought Clothes for the Operating Room with the Money Gathered in Khorramshahr Liberation Ceremony

During the eight years of sacred defense, when men were fighting with the enemy on the front lines, ladies gathered in houses, mosques, and cultural and religious centers to provide food, clothing, and other necessities for the warriors. Batoul Qayyumi (known as Shabani), born in Qahroud, Kashan, is one of the ladies who, during the eight years of the sacred defense, has made many efforts and provided many ladies in Tehran province ...

Current concern of oral history: Gap in theorization

In the conversation ahead, Dr. Ali Tatari, the professor of history and a member of the Board of Directors of the Iranian Oral History Association with years of experience as the Head of the Document Center of Iranian Majlis (parliament) Library discusses the pathology of theorization in area of oral history and the status of this field in universities.

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 ...