Involvement in Oral History will Prompt Promotion of Historical Documents.

According to Iranian Oral History Website, National Documents Center and Library of Holy Defense Research Institute has held workshops attended by the leading oral history experts and professors for promotion of interview skills in historiography with the method of oral history since 2010.

The Narration of Hedayatollah Behboodi about 3 Decades of Research on Islamic Revolution History in Iran

as the editor of cultural affairs of Iran Newspaper at the beginning of its establishment, editor and concessionaire of Kaman Biweekly Magazine, editor of Historical Studies Quarterly, and the director of the Bureau for the Islamic Revolution Literature Hozeh Honari (Arts Center).

Self-identification with Narrators

I did not know much about the war then. However, the literature of war was not new to me. The first tapes I transcribed were narratives of discovering Bamu altitudes. The narratives were interesting and exciting.

Oil Nationalization and the Clergy: A Talk with Professor Abd-ul-hussein Ha’eri

I was not into politics during the oil nationalization and the whole time when Mosaddegh was prime minister. In other words, I didn't have a diplomatic position. However, with regards to my later studies, I believe that Dr. Mosaddegh's speeches and the reports he submitted to the International Court of Justice and the Security Council, attest to the fact that he was seeking an opportunity to stop foreign interference in Iran's affairs.

The Causes and Main Factors behind the failure of Iranian National Movement

after World War II, the United States gradually replaced Britain and ever since then, the aim of the Soviet Union was to fight the US. Since, the Britain was seeking to secure its oil interests in southern Iran, during Azarbaijan crisis, it did not really oppose to granting the concession of northern Iranian oil to Soviet Union, and the Soviet Union’s failure in gaining more oil concessions was actually due to the US obstinacy and Truman’s opposition.

An Interview with Brigadier General Naser Arasteh

Brigadier general Naser Arasteh is one of the noble figures of the army in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Because of his close acquaintance with martyr Sayad Shirazi, he has many memories of Shirazi and his companions in Kordestan, during the Holy Defense.

Oral History of Sar Pol-e Zahab Reconstruction (1)

When Iraq started the war against Islamic Republic of Iran on September 22, 1980, western Iran including Sar Pol-e Zahab and Ghasr Shirin areas were among the first parts of Iran occupied by the Iraqi Ba’ath regime and the people of these areas became homeless and a number of them were captured, injured or martyred.

A talk with Morteza Sarhangi, For the publication of the three volume anthology of Synopsis of What Happened

There is no one in the Holy Defense Literature circles who does not know Morteza Sarhangi. He is one of the most successful figures in imposed war literature; He is the narrator and reporter of war events, analyzes the war literature as an expert and, works as the director of the Bureau for Literature and Art of Resistance at Arts Center (Hozeh-ye Honari).

We do not have a suitable pattern for oral history.

Gholamreza Azari Khakestar said: “We still do not have a suitable pattern for oral history,” and presented his article by the title of “Oral History of Hoveyzeh Reconstruction”. He is an expert of interviewing at Organization of Libraries, Museums and the Documentation Center of Astan-e Quds-e Razavi . He participated in the 2nd Oral History Conference in Oct 2010.

War Atmosphere, Being Unbelievable for the Next Generation

The anti-revolutionary movements in Kurdistan had been started in 1358 (1980) and the Revolutionary Guards and Army forces had been deployed there. He was sent there as a voluntary force (basiji) in 1358 (1980). He was among the selected people in shooting, but due to His small body, He started working in logistic sections and this made him malcontent. But He made his way in another area which was gathering war oral history from combatants' memoirs. this is an interview with one of oral history protagonists.
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A Review of the Book "The Helmsman"

Memoirs of Mohammad Reza Hassani

The cover and back cover of the book is decorated with beautiful and memorable photos of the narrator during his time at the front, which, while being simple and sincere, conveys a shocking whole, the details of which are retold in the text of the memoirs. This is in contrast to the selected text on the back cover, where the narrator merely refers to one of his fathers healing skills and moral and human concerns.

Book Review: “Sign of God”

The life of Ayatollah Haj Sheikh Ali Badri Dashti
“In memory of the valuable clergy elders who protected the fertile area of Abadan from the negative influences and misbelief, immorality and social evil of the employees of foreigners, westerners and corrupters, and spared no efforts to thwart the social destruction plots of Islamic Iran, so that with the grace of Allah and the standing of the Muslim and committed people and the blood of the martyrs of the clergy and the people, their long-standing wish was fulfilled with the victory of the Islamic Republic.”

Expulsion from the Seminary for Distributing Imam Khomeini Treatise

From the beginning, I could not be a good child; the same child that the high school principal wanted me to be. The same child that the principal of Tavalyat School expected of me. The same manager who fired me if he found out what I was doing. However, I was fired once because I did not know how to live like a child. If I wanted to live the way others wanted me to, ...

334th Night of Memory – 2

The 334th show of the Night of Memory was held in Sooreh Hall of the Art Center on Thursday 1st of Ordibehesht 1401 (April 21, 2022) titled “Men of Enthusiasm Tribe”. It was attended by a number of freed POWs and the families of the martyrs and hosted by Hossein Behzadifar. In the ceremony released also online, misters Reza Abbasi, Amir Mahmoud Najafipour, and Colonel Ahmad Heidari, freed POWs from Tikrit Concentration Camp recounted their memoirs.