A childhood Memento3- A Memoir of Dr. Javad Hamidis memory

The very first day I went to school, the teacher handed me an alphabet book and told me: "copy the alphabet. Let's see if you can write." When I did, he kicked me in my back; I fell down and my nose bled. I was utmost sad.

A childhood Memento2- A Memoir of Houshang Golshiri

I grew up in a working class family who lived in two or sometimes three rooms. On the way to school we were usually bare footed. When we got older we wore wooden shoes called Karcup. We used to play mostly around our house. When we were about fifteen, we had three soccer fields. We spent most of our time playing there. What was special about working class houses was that they were all identical.

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.
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Oral history teaching

The Most Important Transcriptional Damage

One of the serious drawbacks of oral history is in the transcriptional phase, which is unfortunately considered insignificant. Sometimes, some people cooperate in group writing; The weakest member of the group is selected for transcription. The weakest member is a person who does not have a strong social presence, his/her time is limited, and does not have communication skills, enough literacy, and ability. It seems that this person is a marginalized one! While ...
A review of the memories of Masoumeh Khansari Bozorgi-2

Memories of the First Dispatch

My first dispatch was in November 1981 during operation Tariq Al-Qods. Of course, I must point out that the operations were not announced in advance; when I was sent, I was stationed at the Ahvaz Medical Aid Headquarters for a few days and worked for some time in the Ahvaz and Dezful Health Centers. That is, I was active until the beginning of the operation. I remember once I went to see Mr.
Interview with retired Colonel Qassem Nematollahi-2

Telecommunications is Like a Nervous System of the Army

Telecommunications is the nerves of the military. Have you ever encountered people with upset nerves?! How are they?! Just as the nervous system transmits commands from the brain to the nerves, so do telecommunication systems deliver the commands of a commander to his subordinate elements. Telecommunications in war is like a chain of nerves for a human being. Without Telecommunications, the commander, the watcher and the artillery will be useless, and none of the commanders can do anything.
324th Night of Memory - 4

Memories about Supreme Captive of War

The 324th Night of Memory program was held in person in the open area of the Arts Center on Thursday, May 27, 2021. In this program, Engineer Mehdi Chamran, Mr. Bijan Kiani, and Hojjatoleslam Mohammad Hasan Abu Torabifard expressed their memories. Besides, the book “Salam Agha Seyyed”, was unveiled. This night of memory was organized by Davood Salehi. In the fourth part of the Night of Memory program, Hojjatoleslam Seyyed Mohammad Hasan Abu Torabifard ...