Familiarization with the show "Night of Memory"

Face to face with Sacred Defense narrators

"Night of Memory" is one of the few continuous cultural shows on the Sacred Defense narration and memory-telling which is held regularly and monthly in the Art Center of the Islamic Propaganda Organization. The program is aimed at recognizing, collecting and publishing the oral memoirs of the eight-year Iraqi imposed war against Iran as well as the transferring of the concepts and values of the Scared Defense. The war veterans of the Sacred Defense years take part in this show every month, telling their memoirs of the days of epic and defense.
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.”
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Oral History Interview & Importance Part 21

New Questions

Obviously, the questions shall not remain limited to the list and during the interview the interviewer shall come across new questions and issues for which he has to raise questions to achieve further elaboration and clarity. These questions are based on the narrators story and rise through careful detection of his speech. Also, by asking new questions and expressing points which further elaborate what the narrator has said the research will demonstrate interest into the story which will encourage the narrator to share more.
Analyzing Situation of Oral History and Memories of Sacred Defense

Talk about the Most Popular Part of History

According to Oral History Website of Iran, the professional meeting of situation of Sacred Defenses memories in cultural, social perspectives and various fields of Islamic civilizing was held in presence of Hedayatollah Behboodi, Seyyed Mohammad Mirkazemi, Amir-Shahriar Aminian, Mohammad-Reza Kaeini and Nosratollah Samadzadeh in Fars News Agency on Tuesday, August 29, 2017.
The 20th meeting of “Oral History of Book” hosted by Head of Zavvar Publications

Hardships of continuing father’s career

According to the website of Iranian Oral History, the 20th meeting out of the second round of the meetings “Oral History of Book” organized by Nasrollah Haddadi, author and researcher was held on Monday morning 28th of August 2017 in the Institute for Book House. The meeting was attended by Ali Zavvar, the Head of Zavvar Publications.
About One of Quran Sessions of Past Decades in Arak

A Completely Traditional Style

Mohammad Rahim Biraqi, a Quran activist of Markazi province, has been resident for a few years in Tehran. He was an active participant both in formal and classical sessions of Quran in Arak and in traditional sessions, and is a teacher of Holy Quran in university. I interviewed with him about a Quran meeting in Arak, and especially on the late Professor Mohammad Hassan Nahrmiani. The late Professor Nahrmiani was one of the renowned professors of Holy Quran in Arak