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.

We Get Oral History from Memory

Another sacred defense week came; after 38 years when the Iraqi war imposed against the Islamic Republic of Iran, by Saddam Hussein, and when 30 years the year in which the war ended. Another sacred defense week came to remind us of how the eight-year war and defense was, and how the warriors of the Islamic Republic of Iran had passed that days.

The day when Abadan became happy

Breaking the siege in 9 hours

The city was in siege for one year. It was not a living thing, but did not tolerate captivity like living creatures. The breath of Abadan had almost stopped over the coming of Saddam army forces. They were unhappy of putting their feet on the ground; this unhappiness started on 11th of October 1980 when Abadan was on the verge of captivity. There are written resources about that time one of which is Pares News Agency (current IRNA).

Memory Writing Road Is Slippery, Please Be Careful!

In recent years, with growth of mass media and expansion of cyberspace and increasing interest in historical subjects, we are witnessing activity of the media (written and digital) that through poorly conducted interviews, which apparently are aimed at disseminating unconsidered or less-known memories and information about contemporary history, a wave of misleading, sometimes incorrect and inaccurate contents leads to minds and eyes of the audience.

Application of subject-oriented oral history in local historiography

At present, thanks to two important events of the Islamic revolution and the Sacred Defense in our country, a significant number of individuals around this vast country are determined to play a role in recording and registering the events related to the two. The oral history experts can seize this opportunity to promote their products in this area qualitatively and quantitatively.

Hidden History and Oral History

Whereas history is a science of events and past conditions and story of past people, these events are in the minds of people, so anyone can be a narrator of events from the past through his memory. People in different parts of the world as valuable resources and treasures of information in the field of history can play a significant role in enriching oral history.

Historians are the First Reporters

"Mazar-i-Sharifis fallen. 17th Moradad 1377 (8th August, 1998), here is the place of the Iranian Consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif, and I am Mahmoud Saremi, the reporter of Islamic Republic of Iran, Taliban group have entered into Mazar-i-Sharif few hours ago. Instant, instant news! Mazar-i-Sharif was fallen by Taliban ...

The origin of questions in oral history interview

More or less, we face with the request of introducing sample of questions for an interview and even more, some have done unsuccessful efforts to prepare a checklist of questions for an oral history interview. In this text, we deal briefly with this question what resource is the origin of questions in oral history and whether we can create a bank of questions for an interview in oral history?

Micro Oral History

The development of the humanities influenced by necessities in the bout of time and as a result is updated and still in need of further development. The postmodern trend is like a mill that, in its own words, sets the prose and narratives in the field of human sciences in small, but effective, attractive and engaging pieces with due consideration of the capabilities, talent and pace of the current generation.

A Bullet Wasn’t Able to Cope With Life

Morteza Sarhangi, the Manager in Charge of Iranian Oral History Website

There is no bullet made to be able to cope with life yet. The love of life reduces the fire of war. It belittles the war. Although, the war captures the youth of women, the life of men, and the childhood of children, but the light of life even remains under collapsed ceilings; alight the path of life. The stability of living in any possible form is a formal statement from humans to owners of bullets.
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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.