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Nowadays, oral history is one of the famous and efficient approaches of historiography. The historical material for this approach is achieved by active interview and then it will be presented to society in different styles and frames. This method of historiography started by recording interviews and then developed. Nowadays some scholars and research centers prefer to record the narrators' face, feelings and behavior in addition to their voice and consequently they are interested in filming techniques.
From its beginning in 1948, this kind of historiography has been the target of sympathetic and defiant opinions. Different societies and communities were formed to fertilize and classify the information in this regard correctly and also exchange different opinions by holding specialized seminars and workshops to help the development and presentation of the idea of oral history.

In this regard, the Iranian Oral History website started its work unofficially from the February of 2008 simultaneously with the 4th Professional Iranian Oral History Seminar and inaugurated officially in February of 2009, simultaneously with the 30th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution of Iran. Persian and English are the basic languages of this website.

Managers and designers of this website are of active people in the field of oral history and are trying to manage this site professionally in related subjects. So, it covers related topics such as: diaries, travelogues, chronologies, and memoirs and so on.

One of the important aims of this website is to create a proper environment for debating different thoughts and opinions in the field of oral history. The other aim of this website is to establish connections with oral history scholars and societies in and out of the country and presenting the latest oral history achievements and information via these links.

This website contemplates to make some not easily accessible published oral history documents, pictures and articles accessible for the viewers from all over the world.
The directors and the staff of this website would be pleased if you refer to the address of this website when using these materials in your works� list of references.

Since oral history is one of the most popular ways of historiography, we are planning to design a virtual training workshop in this website for all the interested people. We hope in this way all the people can play roles in conserving the culture and history of this country.
We are trying hard to minimize our weaknesses and deficiencies and in this regard we need the cooperation and assistance of you all. This website is yours and we want you to share with us in the improvement of it by presenting articles and offering your suggestions.



 

Address: Iranian Oral History Website, Hozeye Honari (Arts Center) Building, 3rd Floor, Hafez-Somayyeh crossrods, Tehran, I.R.Iran, P.O.Box: 18518/1677
 
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Neglected History (3)

Critique of External Historiography of the United Islamic Students Association Abroad.

An interview with Mojtaba Baghernejad
In the first and second part of the interview, the history of the United Islamic Associations Abroad and the reasons for its importance and the most important published book in the country were presented and criticized in an interview with Mr. Baghernejad. In this section, we review two Persian books on the topic of the United Islamic Associations, published abroad, and the validity and content of these two books have been reviewed by respected interviewee.
Heavenly Commander

Hero and anti-hero

History has always been involved in the dualities of good and evil, benefaction and evil, good and bad, light and darkness, obscenity and beauty, love and hate, and historians have written the pages of history under both positive and negative effects of these forces. One spectrum is drawn by the demonic forces and the other by the Ahuraist forces.
Three hundred and ninth memory night-1

Memories of Mosul Camp

According to the Iranian Oral History Site, the 309th Memory Night of the Holy Defense was held on Thursday, 26 December 2019 at the Surah Mehr Art Hall. In this program Abdul Rahim Farrokh Sohrab, Sayyed Yahya Rahim Safavi and Fathullah Jafari recounted their memories of the captivity and the victory of Operation Faw and Karbala 5. At the beginning of the 309th Memory Night of the Holy Defense, a short video ...
Report of “the 12th National Conference of Iranian Oral History”-Part 1

Logistic Forces: Absentees of Sacred Defense Studies

Dr. Morteza Nouraei, scientific secretary at the 12th Iranian Oral History Conference stated, "What is important to us at this meeting is available archives in departments and stagnant and intact archives of the sacred defense in field of war logistic. The one who defended in the front line needed 99 supporters, and those 99 people were our absentees from our studies of oral history of Sacred Defense.