It is Springtime

Oral History Website in the Last Year

Thanks to the audience, writers and all those friends who were and worked with us in 1395 SH, we congratulate arrival of the New Year (1396 SH). Since beginning of the last year and through collaboration of writers and reporters who joined our group, we tried interview, which is main form of activity in field of oral history, to be included more in the site; as we tried all of contents and materials to be produced.
History Scholars to Maintain a Critical Approach

Approaches on Rationalization

Looking at books published on various categories including “Oral History”, “Oral Memoirs”, “Memories” and their approach in rationalization, content volume used to rationalize and references made, we see significant differences all starting from ground zero. In some cases, the volume of footnotes and end-notes presented in the last chapter of the book exceed the main body of content! In case such approach has a scientific backbone then it is good; however, there is hardly an affirmative reason.

Pen and interest in compilation of oral history

Oral history from theory to action and compilation is the result of the continuous efforts of the interested people who have valuable experiences in this regard. During the recent two decades, the conditions and circumstances has caused us to witness the publication of numerous oral history collections inside the country.
The Required Plan

Oral History of February 11 Rally

February 11, 1979, refers to the day that Iranians led Islamic revolution to victory with their massive presence in the final struggle scene with Pahlavi reign. From that day on its 38 years today that Iranians come to the streets and rally to commemorate the anniversary of that day and recall their historic presence.

The custom of writing memoir of Ayatollah

Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani passed away on 19th Day 1395 (January 10, 2017), and his political and social activities were brought to an end at the age of eighty two. Hashemi was an Iranian paramount politician at the last four decades, and the most of his memoirs are published as an interview and transcription; these memoirs has attracted lots of addressees. The memoirs are one of the several gainful and documentary references for Islamic Revolution and republic of Iran, and they are available for people.
Historic sign on debates raised in religious seminaries

The first writing of martyr Mofatteh ‎

After learning from his father Hojjat-al Eslam Mirza Mahmoud Mofatteh ‎part of religious sciences literature, Martyr Ayatollah Mohammad Mofatteh ‎‎(June 17, 1928 – December 18, 1979) decided to continue his education in ‎religious sciences with the completion of his elementary school. He entered ‎the seminary of Akhund Molla Ali Masoumi in his birthplace in Hamedan ‎around the year 1941 in order to learn religious sciences.‎

Memoirs and oral history: Opposition or interaction in historiography of war?

Under the pretext of reviewing the book “Quest of Memory”, a meeting titled “Borders of Memory and Oral History” was held on 10th of May 2016 in the 29th Tehran’s International Book Fair. The meeting was attended by Mrs. Ramhormozi, Dr. Shahrezaee and the book’s author Mr. Kamari and me. The subject of memoirs and oral history and their interactions and distinctions was discussed during the meeting and questions and answers were given in this regard.

Women’s Oral History, Needs and Necessities

Oral history, as a suitable means to transfer experience from one generation to another or from one social group with all its processes and elements and since the beginning of feminist activities in 60s and afterwards has always been considered by historians writing history of women. Effectiveness of oral history in building communication with isolated populations and religious and racial minority group, has always been employed in documentation and recording of women’ life in political, social, cultural and normal life arenas.

Bidoun, an Influential Magazine of the Middle East, Extends Its Reach

Ms. Azimi, who is Iranian-American and grew up in Europe and the United States, added: “Our vision of the Mideast extends to India, it extends to L.A. It certainly doesn’t fulfill the expectations of the ‘Clash of Civilizations’ vision that’s so pervasive.”

Effective Factors in Compilation of Iranian Oral History

A performance review of oral history institutes with regards to compilation and publication of books in the last three decades indicate that factor including objectives, policies, time requirements and preference of interviewers and compilers have direct impact on the form and compilation of such productions.
Executive Secretary of Eleventh Meeting of Oral History announced:

Selecting Eight Papers; We Need Training in Compiling Oral History

Eleventh meeting of Oral History will be held on March 01, 2017
Executive Secretary of Eleventh Meeting of Oral History titled "National Conference on Compiling Oral History", referring to few number of delivered papers to the secretariat, said: "eight articles will be presented at the conference. Compiling oral history is still issue of oral history practitioners."
About Two Memoirs

Acquaintance with Narrators of “Panahgah Bi Panah” and “Man Asir Nemishavam’

Soureh Mehr Publication has published two new books; these books are the achievements of the efforts made by the provincial centers of Art Department which are now available in the market. “Panahgah Bi Panah: memoirs of the survivors of Park Shirin Shelter in Kermanshah” and “Man Asir Nemishavam: memoirs of Second Lieutenant Pilot, Mohammad Tayebi”.
Mahnaz Fattahi Talks About "Panahgah

Mobilizing a City to Narrating an Event

Author of books "War Brides" and "Farangis" recently has published "Panahgahe Bi Panah". This book is story of a rocket attack on a bunker in Kermanshah by Saddams Army that led to injury and martyrdom of 300 people of our compatriots. Book Launch of "Panahgahe Bi Panah" was in Kermanshah and location of the bunker on Monday, February 20, 2017.
Review of "Importance and Function of Oral History in Contemporary Era"

Lets Teach Oral History through Scientific Method and Not Arbitrarily

Lecturers in conference of "Importance and Function of Oral history in Contemporary Era," pointing out that the meeting has been established with aiming at finding potentials and abilities in order to further cooperation in field of oral history, said that they follow scientific methods and see oral history as an effective tool in collecting and preserving oral information of people in different fields.