The Necessity of Using Keywords for Oral History Sources (Part I)

One of the necessities of writing any scientific and research text is to prepare and insert keywords. Keywords are words or phrases that are derived from text and are related to the main topic, and by considering them, one can understand the content of the text briefly. In fact, keywords are the titles of minor issue that increase the speed and amount of utilization of text.

It was brought up at the workshop “Midday with Oral History”

Preservation of “lost worlds” with oral history

In the scientific-research workshop “Midday with Oral History”, Dr. Morteza Nouraee said, “There are spaces in old tradition and modern tradition of historiography with which have not dealt and they are called “lost world”. We as just historians must pay attention that we should also deal with the lost worlds in distribution of historiography.” According to the website of Oral History, the scientific-research workshop ...

“Oral History” and “Coffee-house Painting” As Narrated by Mohsen Kazemi

Oral History Is Product of Inquirer Document and Rationalized Document

According to Iranian Oral History Website, the ninth part of "Night of Narration" program, attended by Mohsen Kazemi, an oral history researcher and interviewer and author of the book "Coffee-house Painting," was broadcast on IRIB TV4. In this session, Mehdi Salehi asked questions about item of oral history and the process of researching and editing the book "Coffee-house Painting". At the following, you read details of Mohsen Kazemi answers.

The Art of The Oral Historian- 2

Verification Is Heart of Oral History

The interview should be where the subject chooses; and if possible in a room away from the telephone and television and anything that interferes with recording process. Ideally, the interview should not exceed one hour and should not be more than once a week. Immediately after conducting the interview, implement it and make the implemented text accessible to the subject.

Suggestions for Conducting Oral History

The Art of the Oral Historians

The following text is a translation and summary of David Russell writing "The Art of the Oral Historians". He is author of "Quiet Revolutionary: An Oral History". This transcript which is extracted from UC Santa Barbara Library Website is a practical workshop and his suggestions for doing oral history work. The following text is a translation of a part which is before this interview.

Few Tips on Oral History Interviewing

History is collective incidents, events and past experiences, and the fate of each individual depends on it. Hence, this fundamental fact must be taken into account when collecting, recording and narrating it in various forms (written, non-written). The collective might be small (family, family, city, region) or large (ethnicity, race, nation, country). Thus, the term history embodies the meaning of the group and is the opposite of the individual and the individuality.

Typology of Oral History (2)

Co-narration; collective narrative in basic narrative

The transformation of the oral history from elitism point of view to the social structures; from soldiers and infantry forces to the workers and employees of administrative agencies and female workers in factories, can bring oral history to its natural sphere and be the means of its development and update in Iran.

The place of ‘collective interview’ in oral history

Iranian Oral History website, in which experiences and observations of people who are influential in cultural, social and political events recorded in the form of oral history, has been highly regarded by historical research centers. By arranging the speeches of these people, a picture of important events such as revolution, war, or history of institutions and organizations forms. But it should be mentioned that sometimes the taste and view of narrators, unconsciously, ...

"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.
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The News of Month; April 2020

"Oral history in cyberspace"

According to Iranian Oral History website, "The News of Month" is the title of a series of reports on this website. These reports take a look at news related to the subject of site in the written and cyber media. In the following, you will read the news about April 2020.

Corona and "Corona Daily Notes"

In these days, it has been seen and heard that some groups and institutions have invited the victims of Corona Virus (including patients, patients’ observers and self- quarantined people) to write a memoir about this event. This invitation and the attempt to fulfill it, of course, includes the benefits and effects that we preferably don’t mention them here. However, it is worth noting that everything now being written in the face of this ...

Oral History Requires Alignment with Documents

Even in oral history, it is not uncommon for scholars to view oral history as a complement to document-based research. That is to say, oral history has been based on oral evidence, and it is true about memories too. Dr. Nurai said:" Oral history only fulfills part of the expectation for showing past". See the book The Aspects of Historical Islamic Revolution. Here we have to refer to a few references to ...
Research Method Workshop in Oral History-1

Oral History: A Resource for Collecting Historical Information Through Interview

"Research Method Workshop of Oral History", lectured by Soheila Safari was held in National Archives Building, NLAI Dr. Parham Hall on Monday, February 17, 2020. Soheila Safari has a PhD in contemporary history from Al-Zahra University. The subject of his thesis is "Social Insecurities in Reza Shah Period in Terms of Research in Oral History ". He has been working with NLAI in Oral History Department for more than 10 years.