Challenges of the Oral History Researcher in an Interview with the Author of the Book "the Precious Patience"

One of the selected works in the final ceremony of the 13th Jalal Al-Ahmad Literary Award was the book "the Precious Patience", the memoirs of Gohar al-Sharia Dastgheib, written by Tayebeh Pazouki and published by Surah Mehr Publications in 2019. This book, which has been selected from 474 other books in the documentary section, deals with the memoirs of Ms. Dastgheib, a political activist and representative of the people of Tehran ...

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 ...

Kobra Ahmadi War Memories

Memoirs of Basiji Women during the War

The early years of Kobra Ahmadi, who has been involved in cultural and social activities for many years, coincided with the victory of the Islamic Revolution and the beginning of the war imposed by Saddams army against Iran. Hearing the war march, led this young Basiji woman to the war support headquarters from the very first days when the enemy launched invasion. A reporter for the Iranian Oral History website interviewed ...

Production of the Best Oral History Works

How are delightful books written from oral history interviews?

Hedayatullah Behboudi is one of the founders of the Literature and Art of Resistance Department and one of the pioneers in the field of oral history, whose name is associated with oral history books. In a short, exclusive interview with the Oral History website, he spoke about the points that make oral history interviews a masterpiece. This interview can be read as follow:

From Condolence Theater in the Role of Ruqayyah bint Al-Hussein (PBUH) to Eulogy in Geneva

Hajj Yadollah Behtash has been a eulogist of Ahl al-Bayt (PBUH) for nearly half a century. His background includes eulogies in the House of Leader and Geneva, Switzerland, and he has written numerous religious books, but few interviews are available from his memoirs and life. The "Iranian Oral History Website" decided to conduct an interview about the life of this patriarch of the Ahl al-Bayt (PBUH) on the occasion of the days of mourning of Aba Abdullah (PBUH).

It was mentioned in an interview with Batoul Qayyumi:

We Bought Clothes for the Operating Room with the Money Gathered in Khorramshahr Liberation Ceremony

During the eight years of sacred defense, when men were fighting with the enemy on the front lines, ladies gathered in houses, mosques, and cultural and religious centers to provide food, clothing, and other necessities for the warriors. Batoul Qayyumi (known as Shabani), born in Qahroud, Kashan, is one of the ladies who, during the eight years of the sacred defense, has made many efforts and provided many ladies in Tehran province ...

Current concern of oral history: Gap in theorization

In the conversation ahead, Dr. Ali Tatari, the professor of history and a member of the Board of Directors of the Iranian Oral History Association with years of experience as the Head of the Document Center of Iranian Majlis (parliament) Library discusses the pathology of theorization in area of oral history and the status of this field in universities.

It was mentioned in an interview with Somayeh Sharifloo

Documented oral history

The book "The Most Beautiful Days of Life" is the memoirs of Fawzia Madih, one of the women of Khorramshahr, written by Somayeh Sharifloo. This book, published by Surah Mehr Publications in 2019, is the result of about three hundred hours of the authors interview with the narrator, a lot of library and field research, and repeated rewrites over several years.

A Discussion about Some Theoretical Topics of Oral History Oral History;

Complement History

I consider oral history to be history of silent social groups that in themselves are incapable of expressing their experiences, opinions, and memories. So oral history interviewer approached them to cause these silent groups to talk. In this way, we benefit from the facts that exist within and under skin of society. Of course, sometimes oral history is a forest, a forest that does not speak itself;

The first night of memory in New Year (1399) was held online

The Story of a Warrior and Physician from the War

Three hundred and twelfth Night of Memory and first assembly of narrative memories of war in 2020, by recounting memories of a soldier and author of "The Songs of a Juggler" and one of the doctors was held during the holy defense. According to the website of oral history, the Three hundred and twelfth Night of Memorys program was held online on April 23, 2020 on Aparat website.
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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.