Iraqi Memoirs of War: A National Apology

Shreds of what Happened” is a three-volume memoir by Iraqi militaries collected and prepared by Morteza Shahangi and ornamented with graphic works by Kurosh Parsanejad. The book was debuted last year and its reprint was released with a new cover design in 101 pages. 2500 copies of the work are published by Sooreye Mehr Publications. The book’s reprint is the 592nd works published by the Bureau for Literature and Art of Resistance at Arts Center (Hozeh-ye Honari).

Omidvar Brothers Travelogue

Omidvar Brothers Travelogue is book familiar to historians and tourists of Iran and this very familiarity makes the review of this book a hard thing to do. If we are about to tend to this book the regular way, we have repeated what has been repeated many times and finally we make him push the button and pass the oral history webpage. This matter and also the existence of Omidvar Brothers' website, their museum in the Sa'dabad Palaces complex and many reports about their travelogue on internet makes us set foot on the Omidvar Brothers' world with wittiness and a new point of view which at first looks for the incentives of such journey rather than the journey itself.

Stories of "Dogs"

Stories of "Dogs", Interviews with members of the PRT-ERP, provide eight specially selected interviews collected from an even broader body of evidence. Two of them have been previously published which are difficult to obtain. All were selected because it conveyed the interviewees had great relevance beyond the issue of armed struggle and PRT-ERP.

Catching Stories: A Practical Guide to Oral History

Oral history levels the playing field of historical research” (vii), the authors assert, and this practical guide does indeed show how it can be beneficial to anyone interested in transforming the oral history of their family or community group from an idea to reality.

Storie Orali: Racconto, Immaginazione, Dilogo

No contemporary oral historian (at either the praxis or the theory ends of the spectrum, which this author has never divorced) can have ignored Alessandro Portelli’s contributions to the field: for example, The Death of Luigi Trastulli and Other Stories: Form and Meaning in Oral History, 1990;

The New Woman in Uzbekistan

This book is an impressive undertaking. Marianne Kamp, Professor of History at the University of Wyoming, has added greatly to the study of the changing roles and the changing pressures exerted on women in predominantly Islamic cultures throughout the twentieth century.

ReportIing Iraq

Reporters like to talk. In Reporting Iraq, the editors of the Columbia Journalism Review gave forty-four journalists a chance to tell their stories, not in seedy, dimly-lit bars but in extensive oral history interviews CJR originally published in the November/December 2006 issue, commemorating the magazine’s forty-fifth anniversary.

32nd issue of Historical Studies Quarterly

32nd issue of Historical Studies Quarterly has been published. This issue includes 7 articles and the contents of a journal belonging to 1970 which is about the role of clergies in the events of June 1963. In the following lines you can read the abstract of each article:

Why I am Not a Scientist

At first glance, the title, Why I Am Not A Scientist, seems irrelevant to the discipline of oral history. However, anthropologist Jonathan Marks approaches scientific inquiry utilizing a framework that is often employed by oral historians in their work.

General Hamdani & Iraqi-imposed war on Iran

In a challenging interview, Former Iraqi Republican Guard Crops commander General Ra’ad Hamdani has analyzed Iraqi's army's operations as well as Iran's operations during the imposed war while evaluating their strong and weak points.

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.
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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 ...