The 314th of "Night of Memorials" - 2

Ahvaz Was Attacked By the Iraqis from Three Directions

With the presence of three companions of Shahid Mostafa Chamran, the 314th of ‘Night of Memorials’ was held in July 2020. According to the website of the Oral History, the 314th of ‘Night of Memorials’, was held by maintaining social distance at Andisheh Hall of Hozeh Honari in June 25, 2020. In this meeting, Seyyed Abolfazl Kazemi, Hassan Shah Hosseini and Ismaeil Shah Hosseini recounted some memories of the sacred defense time

Method of research in oral history (compilation of research project of oral history)

The writing deals briefly with expressing how oral history project is compiled. Provided that oral history is considered as a subset of the science of history, the basis for the compilation of the oral history plan is also considered as the historical research project - or in other words, it has been regarded as proposal project in the academic circles. Therefore, the author has not created new principles and designs and has ...

A weak Compilation hides historical facts

The harms of transcribing the texts in oral history interview is one of the most important and serious issues in the field of compilation and writing; because it can hide part of the historical facts forever. What you are going to read is a short interview with Seyyed Ghasem Yahosseini, one of the well-known persons in the field of oral history, who give an overview on the harms of transcribing the texts of interviews.

SABAH (18)

Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

Among the members of Jihad there were Maryam Kohandel and Fariba Toghrol; my classmates in Farah and Irandokht high schools. Fariba and I were classmates for four years. I met Maryam Amjadi after the victory of the Revolution and in the high school’s Islamic Association meetings. Maryam was a student in Khorramshahr Jame high school and I was studying in Irandokht high school. When we had meetings in our schools, the revolutionary members ...


Regarding his acquaintance with the holy shrine of Imam Reza (PBUH), Haj Hossain Sulaimani, a merchant in bazar, and a pre-revolutionary campaigner who was in exile along with the Leader of Islamic Revolution in the city of Jiroft and the current servant of Astan-e Qods Razavi narrates as follows: After the end of the first grade, we went to Mashhad for the first time with our relatives and family. Out of devotion, ...

Three hundred and fourteenth night of memory

Some Memories of Martyr Mostafa Chamran

According to Oral History website, three hundred and fourteenth night of memory, was held at Art Centers Andisheh Hall, maintaining social distance on 25th June 2020. In this program, Seyyed Abolfazl Kazemi, Haj Hassan Shah Hosseini and Mr. Ismail Shah Hosseini recounted memories of sacred defense era and the irregular battles of Martyr Mostafa Chamran and the role of motorcyclists.

Introducing a Thesis

“Influential Factors in Accessing Oral History Sources at Iranian Oral History Centers”

"Influential Factors in Accessing Oral History Resources at Iranian Oral History Centers" is the title of a thesis which was compiled by Sara Taheri, a student of Educational Sciences and Psychology Faculty of Al-Zahra University, with the guidance of Dr. Zoya Abam and the advice of Dr. Saeed Rezaei Sharifabadi in September 2017, in order a Bachelor’s degree would be conferred to her.

SABAH (17)

Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

The whispers about formation of Khorramshahr corps had come to life since a while ago. The core of Khorramshahr corps was formed with individuals like Mohammad Jahan Ara and Abdol Reza Mousavi. The headquarters of corps was in a building in Jomhouri Street or ex-Shahpour. Jahan Ara became the commander of Khorramshahr corps and Abdol Reza was his deputy. Many youngsters in Khorramshahr joined the corps. My brother Ali was one of them.

Memories that were not asked; The interviewer historical lack of attention or ignorance

Examples of historical lost opportunities

In the knowledge of history, data is produced or collected in different ways. Recounting the observations or hearings and thoughts of those present at historical events and spaces and places through active dialogue is one of the most important ways to receive historical data that can be called oral history. The significance of the method is that it receives the needed historical data directly through memories and what have not been said by the witnesses.
A doctoral dissertation was reviewed:

The Role of Isfahanian Students in the Victory of the Islamic Revolution

By observing physical distance and without audience attendance (due to the outbreak of Corona virus), the defense session of the doctoral dissertation entitled "Historical Explanation of the Role of Isfahan High School Students in Islamic Revolution (October 1975 to June 1978)", by Maryam Qanuni, was held at the Faculty of Literature and Humanities, University of Isfahan, on 30th May, 2020. According to the Iranian Oral History website, this dissertation has been compiled with ...

Introducing a Book Entitled "Mr. Book"

The book "Mr. Book", in the field of oral history Office for Studies of the Cultural Front of Islamic Revolution, has been prepared and compiled by Mohammad Hossein Baronaghi. This book is a review of life and time of the sixty-year-old experience in bookstore of "Hajj Ali Yazdankhah", father of a martyr, and the revolutionary book seller of Kashan. The "Mr. Book" includes six chapters on the life of Hajj Ali and ...
The second Night of Memory, in the year 1399 (2020), was also held online

A Human Narration of Liberation of Khorramshahr

Mehdi Rafiei, one of the defenders of Khorramshahr attended in 313th Night of Memory, recounted memories of human relations between the forces of the two sides of war after the liberation of Khorramshahr:" I want to tell you a memoir today in different perspective. "Some may not have much to do with artistry works in war, like using RPG and shooting, but it has extremely deep human emotions."
Oral Memories Related to the Familiar Revolution Music

Freedom Shout

Ahmad Ali Ragheb is a composer whose revolutionary songs are more known than himself. The post-revolutionary generation has grown up with his songs, from "Schools have got opened" and "Hello Classmate" to the orchestral pieces like "Freedom Shout", "The Holy Shahid", "America, Shame on Your Deceit" and "Blessed Be This Victory". In collaboration with Hamid Sabzevari and Mohammad Golriz, he is one of the less-known side of a golden triangle which created ...