Method of research in oral history (compilation of research project of oral history)

The writing deals briefly with expressing how oral history project is compiled. Provided that oral history is considered as a subset of the science of history, the basis for the compilation of the oral history plan is also considered as the historical research project - or in other words, it has been regarded as proposal project in the academic circles. Therefore, the author has not created new principles and designs and has ...

Memories that were not asked; The interviewer historical lack of attention or ignorance

Examples of historical lost opportunities

In the knowledge of history, data is produced or collected in different ways. Recounting the observations or hearings and thoughts of those present at historical events and spaces and places through active dialogue is one of the most important ways to receive historical data that can be called oral history. The significance of the method is that it receives the needed historical data directly through memories and what have not been said by the witnesses.

Combining Documents and Evidence of Oral History

Narrative of The bloody Sunday of Hamedan Based on Oral History

In history of the Islamic Revolution, there are bloody and fateful days, each of which can be considered a turning or starting point of spreading and making public protests and revolutionary opposition of Iranian people. People of Tehran have experienced many such days. One of these days is September 4, 1978 (Eid al-Fitr), when the first large and public march was held in Iran. This was followed by September 8 (Bloody Friday), ...

Behind-the-front oral history

Most books released about the oral history of the scared Defense are related to the people involved directly in war including the commanders, combatants, the freed POWs, pilots and so on. But the Sacred Defense has also other different layers. In addition to the families of the commanders, combatants and freed POWs, other people played a major role in different areas behind the front; military training, building military equipment and designing defense equipment, ...

Great Farewell and Its Historiographical Significance

The subjects of oral history are extracted from the heart of events that are available in the context of peoples lives. For this reason, history is considered to be a collection of cultural, natural, social, economic, and political events that took place in the past, time, and place in connection with human life. Despite this situation, many events are not of much interest to historians and documentarians at the time they ...

The statement of a problem;

Corona Oral History; Sooner or Later

A flip on personal thoughts based on information

This note is intended to state an issue and prelude on an idea, and it is not intended to estimate the values positively or negatively. Passed some years of oral history’s activities in Iran and the holding of numerous and specialized meetings, there is still no comprehensive definition among the activists of this profession about the theoretical frameworks of oral history, text editing and many related issues.

Corona and "Corona Daily Notes"

In these days, it has been seen and heard that some groups and institutions have invited the victims of Corona Virus (including patients, patients’ observers and self- quarantined people) to write a memoir about this event. This invitation and the attempt to fulfill it, of course, includes the benefits and effects that we preferably don’t mention them here. However, it is worth noting that everything now being written in the face of this ...

An Editor in Chief Who Was Teacher

The first day I met Mr. Ahad Gudarziani, it was intended that I bring name and titles of Iranian Oral History Website in Arabic for him to see whether they are correct. We decided to establish the third language of the website that it was delayed. He worked in a glass room next to the elevator in the third floor of Hozeh Honari, the room which was quiet and calm like himself.

Those, who do not make attempt, do not feel comfortable

Unfortunately, Iranian people, these days, have an uninvited stranger and gust, which has caused their suffering and sadness; it is an in interloper that sometimes results in death. This ominous gust tries to influence the spring and push away the happiness and flourishing. That is why, the first days of New Year have a different color and smell. On the one hand, pain, fever and shortness of breathiness, and on the other hand,

Documentology and oral history

Greetings to all of you. I thank God for succeeding me to make a pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS), the 8th Infallible Successor of Prophet Mohammad (blessings of God upon him and his progeny) and to visit you. The title of my debate is "A prelude or an introduction to recognizing ties between historical documents with propositional memory, especially memories in historical studies and historiology". For clarifying the subject, ...
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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.