Interview with Ph.D. Mehdi Abolhassani Taraqi

“Oral History of Isfahan Bazar” Refers to Public Culture

Bazaars (Markets) as economic pulse of Iranian society have always influenced Iranian cultural, social and political events throughout history. If we take a closer look at the Bazaars and its guilds and caravanserai and all alleys and lanes of the market, there is a world of unspoken words related to popular culture. Popular culture includes most commonly used terms and titles in the market to outdated and enduring jobs. Meanwhile, Isfahan Bazaar is one of the most original and oldest markets of Iran.
An interview with Maryam Jadali, a relief worker and a military training instructor during the Sacred Defense – the 2nd and final part

From western front to Khark Island

In the first part of the interview, we accompanied with the first years of Maryam Jadali youth which was concurrent with the victory of the Islamic Revolution and the breakout of the Iraqi imposed war against Iran. She explained about her memories in Sar Pol-e Zahab, the hospital of Abouzar Barracks and the Red Crescent train which was a mobile hospital. What follows is the second and final part of the interview of the website of Iranian Oral History with Maryam Jadali.
An interview with Maryam Jadali, a relief worker and a military training instructor during the Sacred Defense - Part I

Memories from Abouzar Hospital and Red Crescent train

The first years of Maryam Jadalis youth was concurrent with the victory of the Islamic revolution and the breakout of the Iraqi eight-years imposed war against Iran, she has studied in the major of communications and is now active in cultural works. The hearing of the voice of military march dragged this young girl to the war zone since the first days of the enemy attack on the soil of our country...
With the memoirs of Abbas Kiani who was "the commander of antiaircraft artillery" in war area

The day of hunting fighter plane "Mirrage" of Saddam Army

In a cold winter day, I was a guest of Abbas Kiani to listen his memoirs. He was one of the fighters of sacred defense, and as a member of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army, he had attended in north and west frontage of war for 2700 days. Artillerist(s) did not attend in the first line of war; therefore, their memoirs had been left unsaid. But one of the artillerists of antiaircraft ...
Interview with Abbas Raisi Bidgoli, Author of Memories about Martyr Hossein-Ali Fakhri

An Interviewer without Question is like an Unarmed Soldier

Abbas Raisi Bidgoli, one of Sacred Defense fighters, is working a few years on memory writing in field of Sacred Defense. "Amo (Uncle) Hossein", includes memories of martyr Hossein-Ali Fakhri which was released into the market in 2016, is his first work. Publishing the book became an excuse in order to Oral History Website interview with him. Result of interview with Abbas Raisi Bidgoli is memory writers and enthusiasts of memory writing to be more familiar with his method in writing the book and other his works that are writing and publishing.
An interview with Golestan Jafarian, the author of memoirs of “Mirrorless Days”

I left everything to narrator

The book “Mirrorless Days” includes memoirs of Mrs. Manijeh Lashkari, the wife of war veteran Hossein Lashkari who spent 18 years of his life in the captivity of Saddam Army. It has been authored by Mrs. Golestan Jafarian and added recently to the sacred defense memory books. The release of the book by the Office of Resistance Literature and Art and Sooreh Mehr Publications provided an opportunity for the correspondent of the website of …

The first days of war in the only hospital of Mahshahr

After beginning of Iraqi imposed war against our country (Iran) in Shahrivar 1359 (1980), injuring and martyring of some guiltless people and fighters, some women attended in the hospital, where placed in frontage of war or near it, to help nurses for servicing in order to the injured people. These women had a loadable role in reducing the martyrs, facilitating in treatment and improving the injured people during the eight years of sacred defense.
Memoirs from Ali Mirza Khani

A martyr who came back to war zone after 15 days!

The annual meeting of the members of Ansar Battalion was a good place for me to have interviews with the combatants of this battalion during the Sacred Defense. All of them evaded to narrate their memoirs. But when he was with us, everybody welcomed him jubilantly. The type of talking with his friends showed that he had been an energetic member of Ansar Battalion.
Abbas Jahangiri and his memories of Holy Defense, Part II

The Night of the High School’s Martyrs

In the first part of the interview with Engineer Abbas Jahangiri conducted by the correspondent of Iranian Oral History website, he talked about how he was joined the fronts of the sacred defense and the days of a jihadi camp in the town of Islam Abad and the events after the Operation Valfajr 2 in Haji Omran Altitudes until Operation Kheibar. Of course, in all of these narrations, ...
Abbas Jahangiri and his memories of Holy Defense, Part I

From Jihadi Camp to Hadj Omran Heights

I could not imagine that I would have the chance to meet him very soon, when I called. But as I explained my job, immediately he welcomed and accepted me. It was a fall evening when I went to his office. We started to talk at 4 PM and it was just after 8 PM when I was leaving there. I did not notice the time pass. We stopped for saying the sunset prayers.
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Memory Night held in presence of Supreme Leader

Whatever has really happened should be narrated

On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the liberation of Khorramshahr, the third program of the Memory Night of the Sacred Defense was held in presence of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in Imam Khomeini Hossianieh on 24th of May 2017, according to the website of Iranian Oral History.
Interviewing with Jalal, Farid, and Mohammad Bagher Ketabchi in the meeting of "oral history of book."

"The Ketabchis" and their book stories

According to the Oral History website, the fifth sessions of the second round of meetings of "oral history of book" was held on Tuesday evening, 23rd May 2017, in the house of Literati of the Iran book house, with the presence of Nasrallah Haddadi, as an expert and announcer, Seyyed Jalal Ketabchi, manager of Islamiyah publishing, Seyyed Farid Ketabchi and Seyyed Mohammad Bagher Ketabchi, managers of Elmiyeh Islamiyah publishing.
Analyzing and criticizing "oral history interview with Ph.D. Abbas Horri"

Discussion on Informative Role of Oral History

According to Iranian oral history website, meeting of reviewing and analyzing book of "Pearl of Knowledge: Oral History interview with Ph.D Abbas Horri" was held in Khaneh Ketabs Saraye Ahl-e Ghalam on Monday evening in May 22, 2017. In the meeting Nooshafarin Ansari, Narges Neshat, Dariush Matlabi, Peimaneh Salehi, Kazem Hafezian, Seyyed Ebrahim Omrani, Saeed Rezaei Sharifabadi, Ali Jalali Dizaji, Alireza Norouzi, Maryam Sarrafzadeh and Najmeh Salemi attended and spoke.

Tone in Oral History

Another fried shared a memory. The memoirs of this friend is also published; however, I feel like the tone of the book was different. He was speaking smoothly but in the book it was as if a literary person was talking. One might think that the ambiance in the session resulted in such difference and it might be true; the story of the narrator shall be experienced under different circumstances to give a verdict.