The Essence of Welcoming Memory-telling and Memory-writing is Orientation to Independence

The nature of the 1979 revolution, which was won on February 11, prompted reactions among writers, artists, and those who were interested in entering this arena. The characteristic of being general and public of Islamic Revolution led to the fact that affected literature also possesses such characteristics. Therefore, if we want to introduce the first feature of literature of post-Revolution, we must pay attention to its general and popular features.

Oral history of photos and photography needed

The displaying of goodness and wickedness, sadness and happiness, ugliness and beauty, women and men, children and elderly people, national characters and government officials, villagers and townspeople, the rich and the poor, tradesmen and business owners, the displaced persons, beggars and delinquents, wars and clashes, peace and reconciliation, screams and protests, and hundreds of other issues have been taken in the frame of photographers and millions of photos have been produced.

In Memory of Inventor of Title of "Narrator" for a field research researcher

Dr. Hadi Nakhaei View on Historiography of the War

The late Dr. Hadi Nakhaei, a narrator and investigator of the Iraq imposed war against Iran, believed that the term "narrator" should only be used to refer to those who were directly involved in events of the war in purpose of field research. Formation of group of war narrators in IRGC political office, like the revolution in Iran, was a matter of its time and was unrepeatable.

The positions of criticism in oral history

The purpose is to contribute mechanisms for various texts on the field of oral history or titled oral history in Iran, which are less frequently read, criticized and evaluated. It was a time when just few works were done in this area; if it was examined and criticized, it would be possible that nobody take step in this direction. But today, we are faced with a variety of published titles every day;

A speech by Alireza Kamary

Tips about oral tradition and its relation with history

Greetings to all of the attendees; the meeting is held for reviewing and criticizing the translation of the book “Oral Tradition as History” authored by Jan Vansina. It has been translated by Farhad Nam Baradar Shad. It is obvious that we here talk about the book’s text and content particularly about its translation. Nevertheless, I would like to touch upon several tips about oral tradition and its relation with history.

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.
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Contemporaneity of Oral History Conference and Awarding Prize of the Best Sacred Defense Book

The closing ceremony of eighteenth period of selecting the best book of Holy Defense will be held on March 03, 2019, coincident with the second National Conference on Oral History of Holy Defense. As reported by Iranian Oral History Website, according to plans of managers of the Foundation for Preservation of Relics and Publishing Values of Holy Defense, the 2nd National Conference on Oral Defense of Holy Defense and the closing of ...
299th session of Memory Night -1

One Nation, One Leader and A Great Movement

According to Iranian Oral History Website, 299th session of memory night of the sacred defense was held in Sooreh Hall of Hozeh Honari on Thursday, January 24, 2019. In this program, Ali Danesh Monfared, Ibrahim Etesam and Hojatoleslam Mohammad Jamshidi spoke about their memories of the struggle for victory of Islamic Revolution and captivity in prisons of Iraqi Baath regime.
Meeting on oral history of Islamic Revolution of Iran – 2

Oral history should contribute to recognize our history

A meeting on the oral history of the Islamic Revolution of Iran was held in Dr. Parham Hall of the National Library and Archives of Islamic Republic of Iran on Monday 21st of January 2019, Iranian Oral History website reported. In the first part of the full report of the meeting, you read the texts of the speeches by Gholam Reza Azizi, the Head of the Research Center of the National Library ...

Must & Must Not(s) in Expert Evaluation

Usually, in any oral history project, interviewing is evaluated before the final text is formulated. At this stage, managers or project experts have seen the interview and evaluated it. The following are methods of interview expert evaluation: 1-In addition to scientific nobility on the subject, the expert must have a good understanding of the oral history interview and its characteristics. Otherwise, why some of the questions and techniques used in ...