Applied Oral History

We do not speak of or write oral history in order to do a job or enjoy, or that we only create an audio or a video and enrich our archive. Oral history has extraordinary attractions and capacities per se, which can be very effective and problematic if they are identified and used well. This means that if oral history is applied in a purposeful and planned way, it can be ...

Method of research in oral history (compilation of research project of oral history)

The writing deals briefly with expressing how oral history project is compiled. Provided that oral history is considered as a subset of the science of history, the basis for the compilation of the oral history plan is also considered as the historical research project - or in other words, it has been regarded as proposal project in the academic circles. Therefore, the author has not created new principles and designs and has ...

Memories that were not asked; The interviewer historical lack of attention or ignorance

Examples of historical lost opportunities

In the knowledge of history, data is produced or collected in different ways. Recounting the observations or hearings and thoughts of those present at historical events and spaces and places through active dialogue is one of the most important ways to receive historical data that can be called oral history. The significance of the method is that it receives the needed historical data directly through memories and what have not been said by the witnesses.

Combining Documents and Evidence of Oral History

Narrative of The bloody Sunday of Hamedan Based on Oral History

In history of the Islamic Revolution, there are bloody and fateful days, each of which can be considered a turning or starting point of spreading and making public protests and revolutionary opposition of Iranian people. People of Tehran have experienced many such days. One of these days is September 4, 1978 (Eid al-Fitr), when the first large and public march was held in Iran. This was followed by September 8 (Bloody Friday), ...

Behind-the-front oral history

Most books released about the oral history of the scared Defense are related to the people involved directly in war including the commanders, combatants, the freed POWs, pilots and so on. But the Sacred Defense has also other different layers. In addition to the families of the commanders, combatants and freed POWs, other people played a major role in different areas behind the front; military training, building military equipment and designing defense equipment, ...

Great Farewell and Its Historiographical Significance

The subjects of oral history are extracted from the heart of events that are available in the context of peoples lives. For this reason, history is considered to be a collection of cultural, natural, social, economic, and political events that took place in the past, time, and place in connection with human life. Despite this situation, many events are not of much interest to historians and documentarians at the time they ...

The statement of a problem;

Corona Oral History; Sooner or Later

A flip on personal thoughts based on information

This note is intended to state an issue and prelude on an idea, and it is not intended to estimate the values positively or negatively. Passed some years of oral history’s activities in Iran and the holding of numerous and specialized meetings, there is still no comprehensive definition among the activists of this profession about the theoretical frameworks of oral history, text editing and many related issues.

Corona and "Corona Daily Notes"

In these days, it has been seen and heard that some groups and institutions have invited the victims of Corona Virus (including patients, patients’ observers and self- quarantined people) to write a memoir about this event. This invitation and the attempt to fulfill it, of course, includes the benefits and effects that we preferably don’t mention them here. However, it is worth noting that everything now being written in the face of this ...

An Editor in Chief Who Was Teacher

The first day I met Mr. Ahad Gudarziani, it was intended that I bring name and titles of Iranian Oral History Website in Arabic for him to see whether they are correct. We decided to establish the third language of the website that it was delayed. He worked in a glass room next to the elevator in the third floor of Hozeh Honari, the room which was quiet and calm like himself.

Those, who do not make attempt, do not feel comfortable

Unfortunately, Iranian people, these days, have an uninvited stranger and gust, which has caused their suffering and sadness; it is an in interloper that sometimes results in death. This ominous gust tries to influence the spring and push away the happiness and flourishing. That is why, the first days of New Year have a different color and smell. On the one hand, pain, fever and shortness of breathiness, and on the other hand,
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The news of month: June 2020

Oral history; slowly and steadily

According to Iranian Oral History website, "The News of Month" is the title of a series of reports on the website. These reports take a look at news related to the subject of the website in written and cyber media. In the following, you will read some news about the month of June 2020. ► In an interview with Iran Book News Agency (IBNA) about the studies plan for oral history of sacred defense of Khorramshahr, ...

The Oral History of the Sacred Defense Narrated by Ali Ishaqi

Electronic Warfare*
Electronic Warfare is a book on the Sacred Defense narrated by Ali Ishaqi which was published in 2018 by Sacred Defense Documentation and Research Center, thanks to the efforts of Yadollah Izadi. The book includes 27 interviews with this commander of Sacred Defense and covers his childhood until the adoption of Resolution 598 and the end of the Iran-Iraq War. Due to the continuity of topics in some interview sessions, ...
It was raised at the 21th Night of Memory in East Azerbaijan:

When Saddam ordered withdrawal from Khorramshahr

Amir Farivar Jafari, at the 21th Night of Memories ceremony of the East Azarbaijan Art Center, said: "Considering the eavesdropping, Saddam used to order withdrawal during the conquest of Khorramshahr by Iranian forces. For about 25 to 30 days, Saddam insisted that those who retreated should be shot and killed He had given all his commanders this power. In such a situation, Saddam, who called himself as a general of Qadisiyyah ...
A doctoral dissertation was reviewed:

The Role of Isfahanian Students in the Victory of the Islamic Revolution

By observing physical distance and without audience attendance (due to the outbreak of Corona virus), the defense session of the doctoral dissertation entitled "Historical Explanation of the Role of Isfahan High School Students in Islamic Revolution (October 1975 to June 1978)", by Maryam Qanuni, was held at the Faculty of Literature and Humanities, University of Isfahan, on 30th May, 2020. According to the Iranian Oral History website, this dissertation has been compiled with ...