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.

Research Literature & Oral History

We are constantly dealing with oral history texts that, if included in the historiography circle, their genealogies are missing. Perhaps under appreciation of the most important part of the writing, which is a major contribution to the endurance and validity of the text, has been neglected. Negligence and hurriedness, have caused a lot of work not to be desirable. To this end, we try to recall in this succinct series, the literature of research in accrediting the text.

Intellectual capital and necessity for documentation of achievements with oral history method

Because of the limited capacity of the subconscious, humans are unable to maintain and remind all of the material extempore and completely. Moreover, the opinion of today scholars suggests that, hereafter, every person should not regard his or her own personal information as a personal property, as a goodwill and capital of his career and work. Hence, documentation of methods, techniques and teachings of humans is a safe way of transferring individual ...

Oral History of Laborers

In the 60s, when oral history was stepping up, women, workers, and those deprived of education became central to the reconstruction of the silent past and the lost worlds. For nearly three decades, and then up to date, in different orders of priority in oral history, these social strata have played a major role in the work of oral historians of the industrial community.
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Narration of fellow fighting with Kaveh in "Javid Memories"

"Javid Memories" is the second book of "Oral History Collection of Commanders and Combatants of Khorasan Province" written by Alireza Miri. The interviews have also been conducted by Miri. It is the oral memoirs of Javid (Javad) Nezampour, the first commander of the Military Instruments of the Special Division of Martyrs during the Scared Defense from martyr Brigadier General Mahmoud Kaveh.

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 ...
Introduction to “How many of us were there?”

Iranian Kazakhs in the Holy Defense

The book “How many of us were there?” focuses on the memoirs of the Islamic Revolution and the war imposed by Iraq with the subject of “a glance on the presence of Kazakhs in the Holy Defense”. Hojjat Shahmohammadi, the author, in a seven page introduction defines the reasons ...

Publication of Oral History Theory in Persian

“Oral History Theory” by Lynn Abrams, translated by Fathali Ashtiani was published by the Office of Islamic Revolution Literature and Soureh Mehr Publication in 2018. The book is structured in 421 pages and eight chapters: the introduction transforms the applicable approach to theoretic, the characteristics of oral history, self, subjectivity, intersubjectivity, memory, narrative, performance and power. Couple of forewords and introductions precede the eight chapters and then followed by the references used to compile the eight chapters of the book.