Necessities, Fields, and Research Topics

An Introduction on Oral History of Iranian Architecture

History is a great market included orders such as politics, society, religion, economics, culture and civilization. Any order can be crossed, but the market order and structure cannot be separated and disrupted. History should not and cannot be limited to political, social and economic history. The history of each nations culture and civilization also exhibits the political, social, religious and economic manifestations of that nation.

Issue 8 of “Oral History Bi-Annual” released

The following titles are seen in the issue seven of the journal: The neglected layers of narration (Mehdi Abolhasan Taraqi), Mircha Eliadeh and Jalal Sattari deep in oral history (Peiman Abolbashari, Hasan Sadeghi Samarjani), Oral history and its importance in writing the characteristics of local women in southern Iran (Abolfazl Hasan Abadi), Availability of oral history interviews in provincial centers of the National Library and Archives of Islamic Republic of Iran (Peimaneh Salehi), ...

Memories of Iraj Shiri

Rescuers Who Went from Abadan to Khorramshahr

The Red Crescent Society is one of the active organizations in serving people after natural and unnatural disasters. One period of active involvement of the young volunteer forces in the society was during the eight years of imposed war and on the battlefields. Iraj Shiri is one of the youth of that era who entered Red Crescent after victory of Islamic Revolution. Being born in Masjed Soleyman in 1959, he immigrated to ...

304th ‘Night of Memorials’-2

When I was in a dark room...

According to the Iranian Oral History website, the 304th ‘Night of Memorials of Holy Defense’ was held on Thursday evening, July 25, 2019 at the Sureh Hall of the Hozeh Honari. In this meeting, Bakhshali Alizadeh, Ibrahim Khodabandeh and Mohammad Mosaheb, related some of their memories of Mujahidin Khalq Organization and Mersad Operation. In the first part of this report you read the memoirs of Bakhshali Alizadeh.

Thirsty Sands (Part 6)

The camera man took permission to take films of me. For a moment it crossed my mind that this good treatment towards me was a prelude to a propaganda operation. As soon as the cameraman started his work, I turned away, averting my face from the camera on the excuse of being in pain. The cameraman took up another posture to get my face on full. I turned my face away again.

Relation of "Community of Memory" and History

Oral history in Iran is based on two models of compilation; either an interview is fully implemented and is committed on paper, or it is formed by the editor with his or her taste in form of narrative. Many works have also been published in these forms so far. But in our country, there is one aspect of oral history that has been concealed and it is methodological aspect.

Rainy Travel Log (VII)

I would say that, as you know, we had opportunity in sacred defense for theater, song, painting, murals, etc., but now because of the difficulties they are, no body have any motivation in cooperation, because they endure the critical conditions, and they are in hard situation. Sometimes they take an oppositional position; they do not like to be taken a photo or film. The best thing now is to play a movie and perform the hymns, ...

The 304th session of "Night of Memoreis"-1


According to the Iranian Oral History website, the 304th ‘Night of Memorials of Holy Defense’ event was held on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the Sureh Hall of the Hozeh Honari. In this meeting, Bakhshali Alizadeh, Ibrahim Khodabandeh and Mohammad Mosaheb, related some of their memories of Mujahidin Khalq Organization and Mersad Operation. Bakhshali Alizadeh was the first narrator. ‘I was captured by the Baathist forces in the Musian zone at the ...

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.
It Was Raised in an Interview with Ibrahim Afshar

Details of Oral History Project of Iranian Sport Press

Iranian Oral History Website: specialized sports newspapers and sports pages of news agencies are one of the most popular media, especially when it comes to football! Working in a newspaper or as a correspondent because of never-ending dynamism and excitement is filled with ups and downs and precious experiences for future reporters and an excuse to commemorate predecessors. In this regard, library, documentation center and oral history of the National Olympic Academy, ...

A belief though for the world

In the Name of God the Compassionate, the Merciful. I would like to welcome you all and acknowledge the good words I heard today. I met many dear friends. I would like to congratulate the narrators, as my sisters; the authors, as my sisters; the Art Division and Soureh Mehr Publication. They did a wonderful job. They spared no effort. This event was arranged with the efforts of Ms.
Typology of Oral History (1)

Basic Narrative & Pathology

Oral history seems to be easy to ignore. Particularly in extraction; in the field of compilation, we encounter texts that suffer many forms of problems. On the one hand, it is seen that the basis is a mere interview and extraction and editing that is lacking in priorities. Therefore, in spite of the efforts of the producer, the end result does not attract readers and specialists. The other part relates to oral ...

Verification in Documentation

Overview on the critical role of memoir typology in the trifecta theory of the book
What is verification/authentication? In discussing the matter, I intentionally, avoid the comparative realm of truth and reality; and I do not want this article to be tangled in the relativity of realism, which will be of no use. Hence, in defining verification/authentication, I shall apply the terminology of the concept and look at the issue from the audience point of view. The basic assumption in this concept is that the incident described in ...