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.
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Ascension from Olive Branch

Narratives about the life of Ahmad Motevaselian from childhood to captivity
The book " Ascension from Olive Branch" authored by Javad Kalateh Arabi was published by Nashr-e 27 Bethat and the Publications of Irans Press Institution in the spring of 1402 (2023) in 500 copies with price of 210000 tomans. After the introduction, in the first page, the ayah 158 of sura Nessa of the holy Quran has been written, "They certainly did not kill him (Jesus). Rather, Allah raised him up to Himself."
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Pahlavi Political Prisons Encyclopedia

The entries were extracted from existing written and oral sources, and were listed in alphabetical order. All the entries are related to associated elements inside the prison and relying on the political prison. As stated in the preface, the entries have been used in at least two studied sources (written and oral) or one authentic source. A new entry has been created for the concepts or events and actions which did not have a written and explicit entry.

Members of Combatant Clergy Association arrested

On one of the nights of the holy month of Ramadan in 1356 (1977), the Central Council of the Combatant Clergy Association held a meeting in the house of Mr. Sheikh Ali Asghar Morvarid, in western Tehran, and we decided to continue the meeting until dawn. Some twenty people including misters professor Motahari, Mahdavi Kani and Mousavi Ardebili and other well-known people were present in the meeting. From there, professor Motahari contacted with the holy Najaf by
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Naneh Ali

Naneh Ali is the narrative of Zahra Homayounis life, who is the mother of martyrs Amir and Ali Shahabadi, written by Morteza Asadi. In addition to the eloquent and readable content, the difference between the memoirs and other biographies of martyrs mothers, as well as using the method of retrospect, has added to the appeal of work. This book has 15 chapters which are: Goodbye Spring, Those Two Blue Eyes, The Sword of Zulfaghar, The Birth of a Butterfly, ...