A Prolegomena to Some Theoretical and Functional Problems of Oral History

Although, there is lots of information from the close past, some parts of its mechanism in producing and transferring documents have always been noted and criticized.

A Childhood Memento5- A Memoir by Dr. Anvar Khame’ee

was the best student in class. Four or five months after the beginning of the school year, when I just learnt a couple of alphabet letters, I became bald.

Democracy: the Rule of Nobodies

In the article Oral history, Nobody’s History, in issue No. 10, I talked about the people who make history but their identities remain anonymous. The most significant and miraculous thing ever happened to nobody is the development of the concept “democracy” which in its Latin origin means the rule of demos. Demos in Latin mean common people, the people which Quran calls them nas.

Ayatollah Taleghani at Hedayat Mosque

There is no doubt that Hedayat mosque in Tehran, located at the conjunction of Jomhouri and Lalehzar Streets played a significant role in religious-political activities before the Islamic revolution.

A Childhood Memento 4- A Memoir by Nasrollah Karimi

Back then, I used to work in the vocational school of the factory. High tables had huge clamps and the small ones had small clamps. I used to place a plastic petrol container next to high tables and stand on top of it, in order to reach the table. When I was filing, the file was right in front of my eyes. The students used to laugh about this.

The shifts in the Middle East and the Issue of Oil

We know that issues such as Iran's 19th August coup in 1953 or the consecutive coups in Iraq were all closely related to oil issues, but I have tried, in the present essay, to assess the topic through a novel, or maybe an overlooked, point of view.

CIA Narrates the Coup

As one of most important and crucial political events of Iranian contemporary history, the coup of August 19, 1953 is considered the origin of many bitter historic incidents of this country.

Forty years of experience in interviewing

The article has started by relying on this point that: "the method of historiography in Islamic countries is principally oral history". Then the writer addresses definitions about the concept of "oral history".

The Travelogue of Martyr Sayad Shirazi (by Mohsen Kazemi)

In our country, Iran, the practice of oral history is enmeshed with the war. One could even say that the tradition of oral history in Iran was established because of the war. Maybe, this approach was used to record the history of war and later, they realized that it has other functionalities as well.

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 Narrative of Public Movement of June 5 1963

There is a story about Grand Mosque of Shiraz, in which most of June 5 events happened, that I like to note before addressing memories of June 5, 1963. The current director of bureau of Education who had intended to restore the mosque, started it in 1944. But when he evaluated impairment of the mosque, he concluded it would be better destroy the mosque totally and take its bricks to Kazeroon in order to build schools.

A Memory by Iran Torabi about Meeting Imam Khomeini

There were heavy surgeries that night until morning. Some of the wounded of the air force got martyrdom, and some guards died too. I was busy delivering one of the operated when I heard shouting and cursing in the recovery room. A guard and an air force officer had lain down on the stretcher, and were waiting for surgery. The guard had a medal around his neck supposed to be for the guards, and the Air Force officer recognized it.
The 336th Night of Memory-3

Sardasht Chemical Bombing

The 336th Night of Memory was held on Thursday, June 23, 2022, with the presence of a group of chemical warriors from Sardasht region and the treatment and health staffs of chemically injured and veterans in the Surah Hall of the Arts Center, with the performance of Dawood Salehi. In this ceremony, General Ali Sadri, Dr. Hamid Salehi, Dr. Mohammad Hajipour and Dr. Khosro Jadidi, witnesses of the chemical bombing, shared their memories.

Like a War-Torn Area

I participated in the demonstration for the first time on Tuesday, August 30, 1977 (the 14th of the holy month of Ramadan). In the morning, I heard people had gathered in front of house of Ayatollah Sayyid Abdullah Shirazi. My brother and I went to Naderi Crossroad with the intention of joining the people. The number of people kept increasing, as much as the street became completely closed. The distance between Ayatollah ...