Issue 8 of “Oral History Bi-Annual” released

Translated by M. B. Khoshnevisan


So far, six issues of the “Scientific Expertise Bi-Annual of Oral History” have been introduced to the readers by the Iranian Oral History website. Recently and shortly thereafter, two more issues of this journal have been published.

The following titles are seen in the issue seven of the journal: The neglected layers of narration (Mehdi Abolhasan Taraqi), Mircha Eliadeh and Jalal Sattari deep in oral history (Peiman Abolbashari, Hasan Sadeghi Samarjani), Oral history and its importance in writing the characteristics of local women in southern Iran (Abolfazl Hasan Abadi), Availability of oral history interviews in provincial centers of the National Library and Archives of Islamic Republic of Iran (Peimaneh Salehi), Application of phenomenology in oral history teaching ((Faezeh Tavakoli), What is oral history and where is its origin? (William W. Moss translated by Soheila Safari), Navajo code talker – the historical viewpoints of the narrative professor of Arizona State University (Laura Tohe, translated by Narges Saleh Nejad), Diagnosing Public Health Crises: What We Can Learn about Ebola from Oral History (Katherina Thomas, translated by Narges Saleh Nejad), Small workbooks, a treasury in National Library (Mahboubeh Shamshirgarha), The dangers of memories, a review of challenges and opportunities of oral history (Majid Tafreshi), Criticizing and reviewing of the book “Citizen of Sky” (Mohsen Kazemi), Introducing the book “Pearl of Thinking, Oral History Interview” with Esmaeel Sa’adat (Marzieh Moqimi), Introducing the book “The Shining Star”, an oral history interview with Noushafarin Ansari” (Kazem Hafezian Razavi”, A report in the conference for reviewing the harms of Iran’s oral history (Massih Javaherdehi), Oral history of teaching philosophy in Iran (2) (interview and compilation, Fatemeh Nouraee Nejad), Oral history of art: an interview with Ezatollah Entezami (interviewer: Reza Ashofteh), A report on the Conference of compilation in Oral History (Gholamreza Azizi), The significance of interaction of local history with oral history in compiling of the local history (Abolfazl Hasanabadi), Few considerations on how oral history is compiled (Masoud Atashgaran), Ethnographic oral history, a special capacity for diversity of compilation forms in the area of oral history (Morteza Qazi), Solutions for compilation in oral history (Maryam Talebi, Maryam Haji Zadeh, Sareh Mashadi), A glance at  the experience of compilation of the book “Agreeing Friends” (Hamid Qazvini), Report-writing in oral history relying on its historiography (Faezeh Tavakoli), Oral history of compiling elementary and secondary school textbooks (1300-1332) (Peimaneh Salehi), The scientific experience of compiling documentations of the life of martyrs focusing on the book “The Small Rivers of Chaparpard” (Shahab Ahmadpour)  

The issue eight of “Oral History Bi-Annual” has the following titles: Applied oral history (Mohammad Javad Moradinia), Oral history and urban studies in line with production of  a perspective from the transformation of social life during urban developments (Reza Masoudi Nejad), Factors affecting oral historiography in contemporary history (Abolfazl Hasanabadi), History from below, history of daily life and minor history (Andrew I. Port, translated by Fatemeh Yahosseini), Oral history in historiography (Morteza Tahami), “Oral history in sound and moving image documentaries,” (film) (Charles Hardy and Pamela Dean, translated by Farahnaz Esmaeel Beigi), The political activities of the Association of Quran Followers in Mashhad (Mohammad Nazarzadeh), Oral tradition in opinion of historians (Jan Vansina, translated by Farhad Nam Baradar Shad, Mahmoud Rahimzadeh), Oral History of Group of Farsi Language and Literature of Tehran University (1313-1343 solar hijri) (Peimaneh Salehi), Criticizing and reviewing the book “Oral Tradition as History (Heshmatollah Azizi), Criticizing and reviewing the book “Kind to Children”, an oral history interview with Soraya Qezel Ayaq” (Kazem Hafezian Razavi), Criticizing and reviewing the book “Memory-Writing and its Status in Historiography of Qajar Era” (Mahboubeh Shamshirgarha), Introducing and reviewing the book “The Shining Lantern, An Oral History Interview with Jaleh Amouzgar Yegandeh” (Roya Mohammadloo), A report on the Conference of Necessity of Compiling Oral History of Iranian Carpet Art” (Massih Javaherdehi), Oral history of training of philosophy in Iran (3) an interview with Seyed Yahya Yathrebi and Gholam Hossein Ebrahimi dinani (interview and compilation: Fatemeh Nouraee Nejad), Two pillars of our country's survival are Farsi language and Iranian history: An interview with Mohammad Amin Riahi Khoee (interview and compilation: Peimaneh Salehi)

The two issues of “Oral History Bi-Annual” had been prepared to be released for spring and summer of 1397 solar hijri (2018) and the autumn and winter of the same year and now, they are available in electronic form in the address The journal is published by the Research Center of the National Library and Archives of Islamic Republic of Iran.

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