The first commemoration ceremony for oral history narrators held

An oral history group should exist beside every great plan

According to the website of Iranian Oral History, on the occasion of the eightieth anniversary of the foundation of the National Library of Iran, the first ceremony for commemoration of oral history narrators was held by the Research Center of the National Library and Archives of Islamic Republic of Iran on Tuesday 27th of February 2018. Four books entitled “Memoires and Perils” which includes an oral history interview with Dr. Kamal Kharrazi, ...

Two hundred and eighty-ninth program of the night of reminiscence (part II)

Three Classmates, Three Comrades

In operation Karbala 5, we snipped a part of Iraqi line after Jasem line and rounded a military camp. When we wanted to cross the line, the destructors came, opened a passageway, and cut off the barbed wire, and the first group which Mr. Mohammad Boloori attended in, crossed barbed wire. As soon as they crossed the barbed wire, we heard an explosion; it occurred exactly in the comrades line.

Holding the First Session of "A Night with Author"

Bakhtiari Daneshvar as narrated by memories

According to Oral History Website of Iran, the first session of "A Night with Author", specific for the late Davood Bakhtiari Daneshvar, was conducted by Center for Studies and Research of Resistance Literature and Culture, in Mehr playhouse hall of Hozeh Honari on March 03, 2018. In this program, Morteza Sarhangi, founder of Office for Literature and Art of Resistance, Davood Amirian, story writer, and Hamed Khajejvand, nephew of the late Bakhtiari Daneshvar, narrated some memories about this writer.

The First Session on Review and Inquiry of Historiography of Contemporary Iranian Oral History

Harvard Oral History Project Is Criticized

As reported by Iranian Oral history Website, the first meeting on review and inquiry of historiography of contemporary Iranian oral history focused on Harvard Oral History Project was held by political history department of Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies in collaboration with Iranian Society of History and Research Institute of Archives of NLAI which its secretary was Faezeh Tavakoli, and lecturers were Mehdi Abolhasani Taraghi, Sirous Saadvandian, Morteza Rasoolipour and ...

Two hundred and eighty-ninth program of the night of reminiscence (Part I)

Three Classmates, Three Comrades

According to Iranian Oral History website, two hundred and eighty-ninth program of the night of reminiscence of holy defense was held on Thursday, Esfand 3 in 1396 at the Sura Hall of Art Center. During this night, Davood Mullai, Ali Fadai, and Mohammad Boloori told their memories of Iraqi imposed war against Iran.

The display of book "The Doctor of Flight"

I saw beauties were not in any text

According to Iranian Oral History website, the displaying ceremony of book "The Doctor of Flight", written by Fatemeh Dehghan Nayeri, includes the memoirs of Dr. Mohammad Taghi Khorsandi Ashtiani who was one of the active practitioners during the Holy Defense, was hold in the Mehr Theater of Art Center on Tuesday of Bahman 24, in 1396(2017-February- 13). We read the transcript of speeches given at this ceremony.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: