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.

Must & Must Not(s) in Expert Evaluation (Continue)

Expert Evaluation is a Part of the Process

One of the responsibilities of the expert is to identify the advantages and disadvantages of the interview with the aim of rectifying weak points and reinforcing the strong points. It is not suitable for the expert to focus on the weak points and reject the interview in whole. There are many amateur interviewers who have just started and for a number of reasons are unable to handle the interview properly.

Must & Must Not(s) in Expert Evaluation

Usually, in any oral history project, interviewing is evaluated before the final text is formulated. At this stage, managers or project experts have seen the interview and evaluated it. The following are methods of interview expert evaluation: 1-In addition to scientific nobility on the subject, the expert must have a good understanding of the oral history interview and its characteristics. Otherwise, why some of the questions and techniques used in ...

"Interview for interview" is not authentic

Along with the large amount of writings, there are also lots of interviews. These days, the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution and the 30th anniversary of the end of sacred defense, Sometimes, because of the anniversary of these two important historical events, and sometimes with the claim of answering some doubts and questions in the context of society, we are encountered with the publications in the field of oral history or ...

History Scholar

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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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 ...