SOHA Conference 2011

The Southwest Oral History Association invites proposals for presentations at its 2011 annual meeting to be held March 31-April 3, 2011 in Downtown Los Angeles, California. The theme “Visualizing Oral History:

Archive of Islamic Revolution

The information dissemination deputy of the Documents Center of the Islamic Revolution Javad Mansouri said:" The center ''s document ''s archive holds 3 main collection including the papers related to before and after the Islamic Revolution and Iranian documents which exist in foreign countries. So far some 10m documents have been collected."

Call for applications Workshop on Alternative Research Methodologies

The fifth SEASREP-Sephis training workshop on Alternative Research Methodologies will take place in the Philippines on 17-28 October 2011. The workshop aims to provide PhD students from the South an opportunity to strengthen the theoretical and methodological quality of their work under the guidance of experienced researchers from the South.

A Report of the 2nd Conference of Oral History(1)

Second conference of Oral History was held in Documents Organization. Historians, researchers and active people in this field were present there. On the opening day, Ali Akbar Ash’ari, the president's advisor criticized and expressed his sorrow for eliminating “Documents Day” in Iranian national calendar.

Thousands of Britain, US consulate

The manager of Majlis library''s docs center said that some 50,000 documents of Britain and the United States national archive, related to Iran(late 19th century till the WWI), have been gathered. Ali Tatari told IBNA: As Iranian''s historiography throughout the history was usually ordered by the kings and the regimes thus inaccurate issues were constantly included.

A report about the book review meeting for The Journey of seed to the flower

From this series of meetings, the one for the review of The Journey of seed to the flower was held on Monday February 7th 2011 by presence of Dr.

Documents reveal defeat of Shah Aides

History researcher, Ghasem Tabrizi says the documents show that the house of Pahlavi prepared their exit from Iran in the beginning days of 1357 (March 1978). Some of them, he said, left the country under the pretext of illness and plastic surgery.

A research on world countries'' flags and signs

Farshid Khodayari, researcher of Iran''s history and culture, said: "Iran''s flag is composed of signs and colors each of which carry certain historical cultural meaning. There are many sources for understanding these signs and symbols; one of them is Nosratollah Bakhtvartash''s "The History of Iran''s Flag".

Another Suicide among Pahlavis

Alireza Pahlavi was born on April 28th, 1966 in Tehran as the second son of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the dictator and last Shah of Iran. He committed suicide on January 4th 2011 at his home in Boston by gunfire.

Asnad-e Baharestan (Baharestan Documents) Quarterly will be published soon

Have you ever seen the thick quarterly of Payam-e Baharestan? Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis) Library and Museum publishes this quarterly under the direction of Hojjat-ul-eslam Rasool Ja’farian. We heard good news from them. This quarterly is about to publish a new professional series for documents under the title of Asnad-e Baharestan. Asnad-e Baharestan presented its goals, conditions to accept articles and other regulations as follow:
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A guerrilla who was in much love with Islam and Imam Khomeini

The Role of Oral History in Making a Documentary on the Life of Martyr Mahmoud Kaveh, Commander of the Special Brigade of Martyrs.
Martyr Mahmoud Kaveh, the commander of the Special Brigade of Martyrs, is one of the commanders about whom many articles have been written so far; but in the world of the movie, not much attention has been paid to the narration of his life from birth to martyrdom. Mr. Ali Hamid paid attention to him in making one of the episodes of the documentary series "Commanders" and narrated his condition in the form of 25 minutes.
A Piece of "Lasting Memories"

History of Establishment of Islamic Republic Party

I have been thinking about creating an Islamic political party and society for many years ago. Especially after the 1953 and coup detat of August 19, 1953, and given the experience I gained from the National Movement of Iran in 1950-1953, I hardly believed that our forces should become an active Islamic political organization. Hearing news of Islamic political organizations from other societies was interesting for me.
Interview with Zahra Tabatabai, an active student during the Sacred Defense era

The Efforts of Female Students in the War Support Headquarters

From the first days of the Baathists invasion, mosques, husseiniyahs, and even houses became important centers for the service of the fighters. These days, women and girls volunteered in the War Support Headquarters to collect public donations, sew clothes for fighters, making jam, do cultural works, and so on. Zahra Sadat Tabatabai is one of the women who actively participated in the War Support Headquarters of Tehran 14th district with the beginning ...