Memory Night at Hosseinieh Jamaran

Memories on Imam Khomeini and Victory of the Revolution

According to Oral History Website of Iran, simultaneously with Fajr decade and the thirty-ninth anniversary of victory of Islamic Revolution, memory night ceremony entitled "Mobashsher-e Sobh (morning annunciator)" was held at Hosseinieh Jamaran on evening Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

Remembering the tireless general of war documents

The life of “Ahmad Sowdagar” as narrated by wife

Personalities like “Sowdagars” are not repeatable. The more we distance from their absence, the more we miss them. I first saw him in the Research Centre for Sacred Defence Science and Education. He had a southern accent but did not look the people of that area. After the press conference, he answered the reporters questions with patience and eagerness. This news connection with Brigadier General Ahmad Sowdagar continued for over five years.

Memoirs of Marzieh Hadidchi (Part 31)

It was predicted that the death of Dr. Shariati led to combatants movement, especially the students movement. And it was true, many protest rallies and meetings were held both inside and outside the country, and his funeral ceremony turned into a protest against the regime. After some necessary preliminaries, the body of Dr. Shariati was transferred to Damascus for burial service. The combatants held a great funeral for him, and chanted slogans against the Shahs regime during the ceremony.

It was heard in Isfahan

A narration of captivity at the hands of Deash

The special program of Evening of Memory on the occasion of Ten-Day Dawn organized by the Art Center of Isfahan Province and Fanoos Cultural Group was held in Isfahan Basij Martyrs Hall on Wednesday 11th Bahman 1396 (January 31, 2018), the website of Iranian Oral History reported. In this program, Hossein Kanani, a disabled war veteran of the Scared Defense and Mustafa Bidaghi, a released captive from the hands of Daesh narrated their memoirs.

More Than Three Decades Living with Oral History

Hojjatoleslam Saeed Fakhrzadeh was born in August, 1963. His father was Mohammed Reza and his ancestors were from Golpayegan. He was hired in Shahrbani in Khuzestan. He served also in C.I.D Police of NAJA for some time until he was transferred to the traffic police after Islamic Revolution and retired from the same military command.

Hojjatolislam Fakhrzadeh Celebration

Oral History; from recording memoirs to historiography

As reported by Iran Oral History website, a program titled “Say Saeed” which was a celebration of Hojjatolislam Saeed Fakhrzadeh celebration for his 33 years of efforts to record the events of the Islamic Revolution and the Holy Defense was held in the hall of Imam Sadegh Mosque in Felestin Square in Tehran by Tasnim news agency on 4 February 2018.

Memoirs of Marzieh Hadidchi (Part 30)

During June 1978, Dr. Ali Shariati , university professor and well-known speaker in Hosseinieh Ershad, died of heart attack in London. It was a bit ambiguous and sorrowful. He, as a person who had been able to persuade many young people and students to struggle and to oppose the regime and who had awakened their religious thoughts by his fiery and fascinating speech, was merit of praise and his absence was tangible.

Memories in commemoration of Dr. Mohammad-Ali Aboutorabi

We Took the Emergencies to the Front Line

According to Oral History Website of Iran, 288th session of Sacred Defense memory night was held in Soore Hall of Hozeh Honari on evening January 25, 2018. In this program, Behzad Rastegari, Hossein-Ali Najafian and Nasrollah Fathian presented their memories of Iraqi imposed war against Iran as well as the late Dr. Mohammad-Ali Aboutorabi.

Impact of Emotional Status

Purposeful conversations about past events and their excavation from the narrators mind is effective in mitigating psychological stress accumulated over time to create more favorable emotional status. Even in some cases it is felt that the narrator is trying to settle accounts with a specific person by recounting some issues to set free from a mental and conscientious pressure and achieve some sort of peace.

Memoir Verification

One important question concerning publication of oral history literature is the extent to which the narrator is to be trusted? Is it the obligation of the oral history scholar to verify the memories? Is the scholar allowed to argue with the narrator? Does such literature fit the criteria of an historical resource?
Convoy Narrator of "When Moonlight Was Lost" on the Last Day of Fall

Memory Is "I", Let us Think About "We"

Ayatollah Khamenei wrote a letter of congratulation and condolence for martyrdom of Ali Khoshlafz, the sacred defense veteran and narrator of "When Moonlight Was Lost (Vaghti Mahtab Gom Shod)" on December 20, 2017. The letter is as follows:
An interview with Zahra Sabzeh Ali about her book “Deldadeh”

Memory-writing for the sake of social impact

The seeing of a small photo from martyr Alireza Mahini prompted Zahra Sabzeh Ali to collect the memoirs of this martyr who was from Bushehr and a commander of irregular wars. The result of the work is presented with the assistance of the Art Center and Sooreh Mehr Publications. The release of the book “Deldadeh” or beloved became a pretext for the website of Iranian Oral History to have an interview with her:
About Oral History Production

To Maintain Questions or Not? Is crucial

Production and final setting of the interview content is an important aspect and the oral history scholars have to be well versed on the details and act responsibly. The following have to be taken into consideration: