Went and not heard the sad tune of my song’s resonance…

In the evening of January 17, art and music world of Iran mourned in memory of one of the most distinguished professors and composers, Homayoun Khorram. Leading artist’s death gave us an opportunity to introduce his Memoirs to our dear readers. Recording the Memoirs of elite like him is an imperative for the next generation and we hope that all the artists and elite of our country consider it more than previous. Also, we hope that they make their story indelible for the people’s history before they pass away.


Part of the Palgrave Studies in Oral History series edited by Linda Shopes and Bruce M. Stave, Soldiers and Citizens presents a collection of oral history interviews primarily with American soldiers, but also with family members, pundits, policy officials, and a few international interviewees. After providing a useful introduction and initial chapter focused on sketching out a brief history of American contacts with Iraq, Mirra groups the oral histories into four thematic chapters.


While also a social history of the Saudi Islamist movement, Stéphane Lacroix’s Awakening Islam examines the origins of a failed “insurrection” in the early 1990s against the Saudi state by an Islamist movement it had earlier nurtured.

Historical Studies Quarterly Published

Up to now 36 issues of Historical Studies Quarterly have been published by Political Studies and Researches Institute. The last 4 issues have been available published with a long delay and the last issue is still not up to date, since it is for the spring of 2012. Here is the list of contents for these four issues. It should be mentioned this quarterly is published in Persian but at the end of each issue the English translations of articles are presented.

Past & Present Latest Issue Published

Volume 217 Issue 1, of Past & Present has been published in November 2012.Here are the contents of this issue: Robin Fleming Recycling in Britain after the Fall of Rome’s Metal Economy Past and Present (2012) 217(1): 3-45 doi:10.1093/pastj/gts027 - Eric R. Dursteler

Book reveals Docs on Iran Novin Party

A book has been published by the Republic Iran Publications and the Book House Institute revealing documents about the Iran Novin Party or the New Iran Party. IBNA: The work entails 87 historically approved documents about the activities and measures by the leaders of the party in Iran and their party gatherings.


Ronald Blythe’s Akenfield, now forty years old, is generally acknowledged as one of the most influential books in the field of oral history.1 First published in 1969, Akenfield is a classic which still has the power to move the reader with its unsentimental, straightforward descriptions of a rural life that was hard, unremitting and something to be endured. This evocative portrait of life in an East Anglian village illustrated the potential for a new kind of history which told the stories of ordinary folk in their own words. To the twenty-first century reader it is a powerful description of a world we have lost.

History Workshop Journal Latest Issue

The latest issue of “History Workshop Journal” for the autumn of 2012 is published. This journal is affiliated to “The History Workshop Movement”. The History Workshop is a movement founded by Raphael Samuel. Its main role was to promote the historiographical tradition known variously as History from below, social history, the history of everyday life, or simply the people's history.

Banisadr: From Rise to Fall released

An account on Banisadr’s social, personal and political life prior to the victory of the Islamic Revolution has been written by Fatemeh Nazari Kahre. The work is published by the Islamic Revolution Document Center.

ARCHIVOS, History of the Labor Movement and the Left

The first issue of ARCHIVOS is published under the editorship and management of Hernán Camarero from University of Buenos Aires.
Part of memoirs of Seyed Hadi Khamenei

The Arab People Committee

Another event that happened in Khuzestan Province and I followed up was the Arab People Committee. One day, we were informed that the Arabs had set up a committee special for themselves. At that time, I had less information about the Arab People , but knew well that dividing the people into Arab and non-Arab was a harmful measure.
Book Review

Kak-e Khak

The book “Kak-e Khak” is the narration of Mohammad Reza Ahmadi (Haj Habib), a commander in Kurdistan fronts. It has been published by Sarv-e Sorkh Publications in 500 copies in spring of 1400 (2022) and in 574 pages. Fatemeh Ghanbari has edited the book and the interview was conducted with the cooperation of Hossein Zahmatkesh.

Is oral history the words of people who have not been seen?

Some are of the view that oral history is useful because it is the words of people who have not been seen. It is meant by people who have not been seen, those who have not had any title or position. If we look at oral history from this point of view, it will be objected why the oral memories of famous people such as revolutionary leaders or war commanders are compiled.

Daily Notes of a Mother

Memories of Ashraf-al Sadat Sistani
They bring Javad's body in front of the house. His mother comes forward and says to lay him down and recite Ziarat Warith. His uncle recites Ziarat and then tells take him to the mosque which is in the middle of the street and pray the funeral prayer (Ṣalāt al-Janāzah) so that those who do not know what the funeral prayer is to learn it.