"Application of Oral History in Video Documentation" Workshop

Oral history does not produce a document, it produces a documentary

According to the Oral History website of Iran, a one-day workshop on "The Application of Oral History in Video Documentation" was held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Dr. Morteza Nouraei, a professor at the University of Isfahan, and the efforts of Assarkhaneh Shahi Museum (Isfahan Community Studies Center) for interested beneficiaries. A compilation of the discussions is presented below.

Live History: A Study of Forty Years Oral History of the Islamic Revolution and the Holy Defense-1

Flourishing and the culmination of oral history in Iran

According to the Oral History website of Iran, the first session of the "Live History: A Review of the Forty Years Oral History of the Islamic Revolution and the Holy Defense" was held with the presence of Gholamreza Azizi and Morteza Rasoolipour, on the morning of Tuesday, 29 January 2019, in the Hall of Qasr Shirin Islamic Revolutionary Museum and Holy Defense held.

Must & Must Not(s) in Expert Evaluation (Continue)

Expert Evaluation is a Part of the Process

One of the responsibilities of the expert is to identify the advantages and disadvantages of the interview with the aim of rectifying weak points and reinforcing the strong points. It is not suitable for the expert to focus on the weak points and reject the interview in whole. There are many amateur interviewers who have just started and for a number of reasons are unable to handle the interview properly.

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 ...

"Interview for interview" is not authentic

Along with the large amount of writings, there are also lots of interviews. These days, the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution and the 30th anniversary of the end of sacred defense, Sometimes, because of the anniversary of these two important historical events, and sometimes with the claim of answering some doubts and questions in the context of society, we are encountered with the publications in the field of oral history or ...

History Scholar

Oral History of Economic Features Is Neglected

"Recently, oral history is used as a tool for contemporary history, and it can be cited in this field. Oral history is recognized as one of the pillars of the history of the people, a history that is mentioned and discussed with the approach of "Downstream history" (writing history from the lower levels of the society)”, said Hooria Saeedi, a scholar of history to the correspondent of the Iranian oral history site.

Trust Building Methodology

According to the Iran Oral History Website, the audience of this website upload their technical inquiries on oral history in Questions from Professionals. In response to the question of “Which preparations and steps guarantee the emotional and psychological preparedness of both parties to the interview to build trust and promote relative assurance of the truth of the dialogue?” we conducted interviews with two professional experts in the field as follows.

Telephone Interview (Inaccessible)

Undoubtedly, the style and mechanism of the active interview is formed on the face-to-face conversation circuit. While in telephone communications such dialogue never occurs. In the first place, it is recommended to avoid telephone interview as the sole methodology to conclude a project and to be used parallel with active (face to face) interviews as a complementary measure and shall not form the basis of an independent study; ...

Oral History from Professor Morteza Nouraei Perspective/3

Oral History, Networked & Multifaceted Path

Recommendation for the second wave of the Holy Defense oral history

According to the Iran Oral History website, the finale of the interview with Professor Morteza Nouraei is dedicated to the review of the oral history of the Revolution and the Holy Defense. Professor Morteza Nouraeihas been at the fronts of the war and has been focusing on war as part of his oral history research activities. In this interview, we tried to outline the aspects of the recording and writing of the oral history of the Revolution and the war. It is hoped that the custodians in this field shall put his words into practice.

Oral History from Professor Nouraei Perspective/2

Necessity of comprehensive approach in the oral history of executive agencies

Professor Morteza Nouraei says the oral history project of the executive agencies is subject-oriented, not person-centered! Hence, managers shall not be interviewed. One of the damages to these projects is that they first want to interview the authorities. While interviews shall be conducted with the staff members at all levels. A procedural approach more or less guarantees the health of the interviews.
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The Session "Reflection in Oral History"(III)

Let us take critique seriously and be vulnerable!

According to Iranian oral history website, the first session titled "Reflection in Oral History" held at Dr. Parham Hall in National Library and Archives of Iran on Wednesdays evening, 27 February 2019. In the first part of the session, you read the words of Mohsen Kazemi, an oral history researcher and memoirs of Islamic Revolution, Mahmoud Sadat, a member of the faculty of Imam Khomeini Research Center, and Gholamreza Azizi, director of the Institute of ...
Mansoureh Ghadiri Talked about Behjat Afraz

You must be both a mother and a father

My wife had the longest captivity and I got the most energy from Ms. Behjat Afraz. I was at the age of 28 when my husband became missing, and when it became clear he was captured, I was very busy and I did not have leisure time; like a soldier who wears military boot in the morning, I slept upon my book and pamphlet. I was a professor at Shahid Rajaee University and from there I went ...
Baharieh (on spring)

The Unheard

It has been for years in such days or better to say that in a specific day, hour, minute and even second, the new year will be arrived. Just like a new-born child. And it is for all both auspicious and pleasing and may be exciting. Although the latter, that is, birth of children, is at least a year older than New Year but both of them have come to this place alongside each other.
The Session "Reflection in Oral History"(I)

A talk on the real voice of oral history

According to Iranian oral history website, the first session "Reflection in Oral History" held at Dr. Parham Hall in National Library and Archives of Iran on Wednesdays evening, 27 February 2019. In a note dated on 18 November 2019, Mohsen Kazemi who is a researcher in oral history and memoirs of Islamic Revolution, he asked questions entitled "Warning! Oral History Voice Is Coming", around the situation of Iranian oral history which encountered with oral history commentators.