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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; ...

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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.

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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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“Active Interview"is one of the topics of contemporary history

Professor Morteza Nouraei believes that since audio recording and active interviewing have been combined with theoretical discussions, oral history has become a method that has its own place in contemporary history. Because the active interview is one of the topics of contemporary history. There is debate on teaching oral history as a science. But oral history is more pragmatic.

Permanent editing in oral history

Dr Morteza Nouraee, during the final session of the first professional training course on Oral History Based on Popular Culture Approach, explained the ways in which oral history is edited and emphasized: "I do not think that editing is the final stage of oral history. Editing is the thought that engineers research from scratch. In this sense, a project must certainly go along the path that the editing thoughts want. ...

Vocational Education

Oral History with Public Culture Approach

According to the website of Iranian Oral History, the first meeting out of the first course of the vocational education "Oral History with Public Culture Approach" organized by the Center for Isfahanology and the House of Nations was held in the gathering hall of the center on Thursday 18th of October, 2018. Dr. Morteza Nouraee and Dr. Valiollah Mosayebi delivered speeches during the meeting.

Oral history and paying more attention to details

In response to this question, Seyed Qassem Yahosseini, a history writer and researcher said, “Fortunately, if we want to talk about this more precisely, I should say that oral memories have advanced significantly in different fields, in a way that today, we can present examples from oral memories in various genres. A while ago, for giving a lecture, I classified the oral memories which have been released in Iran and sorted out some 20 oral memories.

The Lack of Attention to the Types of Utilization in Oral History

Referring to a book written in the field of oral history, he added: "The book "Oral History in Iran" is one I have written in this field, in which I have tried to present a definition of oral history based on world standards and paid partly attention on its situation in Iran. Of course, along with the two series articles, I have written about "Interview in Oral History" and "Methodology and Subjects ...
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The Most Recent Words by Hedayatollah Behboodi

Documentations Are Not From the Same Genus

As reported by Iranian Oral History Website, closing ceremony of 11th period of award of Jalal Al-e-Ahmad was held in Ghalam Hall of NLAI on December 8, 2018. In documentation part of the award, two works were jointly selected, "Alef-Lam Khomeini" by Hedayatollah Behboodi published by the Institute for Political Studies and Research, and "Pedaling for Seeking Shams: From Tabriz to Konya, from Konya to Damascus" by Hasan Karami Qaramaleki published by Sotoudeh Publication.
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.
Along with the memories of Ali Ghamari:

The First Day of War

The injured Colonel "Ali Ghamari" is the only survivor of 19 battalion officers of Khorramshahr Fortress, and the commander of Khorramshahr Fortress along with other partners at the beginning of Saddams invasion on our country (Iran); he defended the countrys privacy; The battalion, which had to be replaced by a new battalion in 48 hours resisted manfully and jealously the oppression of Saddam Hussein during 34 days with the help of public forces ...

An Overview on the Process of Compilation the Book "The Mystery of Pearl"

According to Iranian oral history website, the Navy of Iranian Islamic Republic Army (Nedaja) had and will have a unique role in preserving the water borders and the continuation of Iranian economic relations with other countries through the waterways from the first days of the imposed war (the 34-day resistance of Khorramshahr).