Importance of Practicing “Asking Questions” for Oral History Interviews

In the second session of technical training of “Public Culture, Oral History Approach”, Dr. Morteza Nouraee, said: "Exercising asking questions is an important trait in the interviewer, representing competence. When fully versed on the subject, questions might be engineered. Open interviews are preferred in oral history interviews so that we can ask questions at any time. But you should already have a pivotal question.

Why do historians hold less meetings?

According to Iranian oral history website, the general meeting of Iranian Society of History attended by members of the Society was held in the morning of Mehr 26, 1397(October 18, 2018) in Hekmat Hall of Humanities Research Center. In this program, which was attended by some of the founders of the Society, the development of the Society goals was emphasized with regard to the initial goals of establishment.

First Passage of Oral History of Department of Architecture of Shahid Beheshti University

According to Iranian Oral History Website, project of "Oral History of Department of Architecture and Urban Planning of National University of Iran (Shahid Beheshti)", attended by graduates and professors of architecture of Shahid Beheshti University and executives of this project, and was introduced in Farrokhi Yazdi Hall of Museum of the Qasr Prison on the afternoon, October 18, 2018.

An interview with Shafigheh Niknafs

Plans of Oral History Group of National Library

Shafigheh Niknafs, the Head of the Oral History Group of the National Library and Archives of Iran in an interview with the correspondent of Iranian Oral History website said, "Books from the memoirs of Farideh Hadadian (a pioneer in girls Islamic schools) and Hasan Taherdel (in the area of usury-free banking) and Mahmoud Bazargani about the Islamic revolution campaigns are under preparation and publication.

Designing and providing Digital Encyclopedia of Sacred Defense

The most important activities of the Center for Studies and Research on Resistance Culture and Literature of Hozeh Honari were explained in annual meeting of head of the Culture and Resistance Offices of Provincial Centers of Hozeh Honari by deputy chairman of the center. Reported by Iranian Oral History Website, quoted by News Agency of Hozeh Honari Mohsen Ghani Yari, deputy head of the Center for Studies and Research on Resistance Culture ...

Recommendation of the Supreme Leader to the Founders of Resistance Literature & Art Department

Provision of Twenty-Year Plan of War Memoir Plan

Two Speeches from Morteza Sarhangi

In the Fourth “Holy Defense Memory Night” Special Program attended by the Supreme Leader of the Revolution, held on 26 September 2018 in Imam Khomeini Husseinieh, said: “Preserving the war literature is as noble as protecting its territory. Soldiers of war return home and pick up their pens and write about what they have experienced. They write to tell us the price they have paid for us; for us, thousands of kilometers away from the fronts.

The First Half of This Year Was Held in the Provinces

Holding 55 Memory Nights and 5 Oral History Workshops

Head of the office for memory night of provincial centers of Hozeh Honari announced holding 55 night memory nights and 5 oral history workshops in the first half of 1397 (SH) and said, "Fortunately, teenagers and youth who are our priority among audience received well the memory nights. Also, interviewers of works which are published in provinces Hozeh Honari have grown up in oral history workshops and produced projects."

295th Night of Memory

Memories of battle of Division of Imam Hossain (AS) in Operation Karbala 3

The 295th program of Night of Memory of the Scared Defense was held in Sooreh Hall of the Art Center on Thursday 27th of September 2018. In this program, Hossein Rezaee, Seyed Ahmad Mousavi, Ghadir Ali Sarami, Ali Shah Nazari and Mahmoud Najimi recounted their memoirs of the Operation Karbala 3.

A Project which was conducted

Revival of History of Fars Handmade Carpet by Oral History

Aiming at preventing oblivion of this Iranian art, Shiraz University of Arts implemented the research project of "Oral History of Fars Rural and Nomadic Handmade Carpet" ordered by Iran National Carpet Center. According to Seyedeh Akram Oliaei, executor of this project, many of untold and historical ambiguities and narrated about Fars handmade carpet were taken into account and cleared during gathering oral history of practitioners of the field.

Critique as a Product of Interview

Why Cannot Each Interview Be Considered As An Oral History Interview?

According to Iranian Oral History Website, introduction and critique session of book of "Dar Partgah-e Hadesse (In Cliff of Incident)", attended by Dr. Ali Akbar Etemad, the book narrator, Mohammad Hossein Yazdanirad, the books interviewer and editor, and Shafigheh Nikanfas and Gholamreza Azizi as critics of the book which was held in Khane Ketab Institutions Saraye Ahle Ghalam on September 26, 2018.

The Unfinished Flight

Every year, on September 29, they are commemorated, because these commanders were great people. Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says in his memories: "martyr Kolahdooz was one of the extraordinary and rare figures. I used to say many times to my brothers in IRGC, and now I say again, he was a man if survived, it would be hoped that IRGC could double speed of its hardworking and hoping effort.

Leader narrates memoirs in Night of Memory

According to the website of Iranian Oral History, the fourth special program of the Sacred Defense Memory Night was held in the presence of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Hosseinieh Imam Khomeini (God bless his soul) on Wednesday evening 26th of September 2018. According to the full text of his speech, in the ceremony published by the Information Center of the Office of Preservation and Dissemination of Works of Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei,...
Discussed with Ali Tatri

Majlis Library Oral History Log

Oral history, a path to inform history
According to the Oral History Site, the Islamic Majlis with the chairs of elected representatives, has always been the key legislative body in Iran and has witnessed many historical upheavals. There have been many presented features in Baharestan , hence recording the oral history of the active figures in the Islamic Majlis before and after the Revolution has been critical for historical scholars.
Book Induction by the Translator

“Sarajevo Roses”

An Oral History Prose
“Sarajevo Roses: Towards Politics of Remembering” written by Azra Junuzović and translated by Mohammad Karimi was published by the Resistance Literature and Art Bureau and Soureh Mehr Publishing Company. The book was published in 1110 volumes structured in 213 pages in 2017. The book is about the mortar shell explosions in the streets of Sarajevo painted by the red color, as a symbol of Bosnian people blood. We interviewed the translator of the book, Mohammad Karimi to tell us more.