305th Night of Memory

Memory-telling of Tehran Mayor and Three Other Narrators in Memory of "Bamu"

According Iranian Oral History Website, the 305th memory night of the holy defense was held in Sooreh Hall of Hozeh Honari on Thursday, August 29, 2019. In the program, Mohammad Azimi, Pirouz Hanachi, Ahmad Ostad Bagher and Massoud Shadloo spoke of courage and braveness of those who detected Bamu Mountain operational area. The 305th session of Holy Defenses memory night was also dedicated to re-introduction of the book ...

An Overview of Imam Musa Sadr Oral History Plan

“Days of Homesickness” as narrated by two ladies

The book “Days of Homesickness: Memories of Fereshteh Arabi and Fatemeh Tabatabaee” is the 54th book from the collection “Memories” and the 5th book of the collection “Oral History” in the Research Institute of Imam Musa Sadr. The first edition of the book was published by the institute and the Institute for Compilation and Publication of Imam Khomeini Works in 2019 in 360 pages. The book has been shaped with the attempt of Mahdieh Palizban.

Oral history of Religious Groups and a Great Neglect

The ceremony held to honor Ashura, through ritual and non-religious rituals over the centuries, had always been the focus of Shiites and followers of Imam Hossein and his martyred companions in other religions. The followers of Sayyid al-Shohada (AS) have thus sought to preserve and develop the teachings, concepts, and religious and ethical values. This has had a profound connection with peoples religion living and their identification.

The importance of auditory and visual memory in oral history

All humans have had the experience of remembering forgotten memoirs by seeing a particular object or photo, or hearing someones voice. Such cases are directly related to human visual and auditory memory. Psychologists believe that humans usually memorize their memories with a sign, such as a place or a particular image. For this reason, everyone, at first, tries to visualize mentally observations of past events and then expresses memories.

Thirsty Sands (Part 10)

I called Mahdi and asked: “Did the Red Cross register my name?” He said: “yes”. I asked: “who translated my words for them?” He answered: “I myself.” I further asked: “what did you say about my relationship in the army?” Laughingly, Mahdi replied: “you told me you are an IRGC member, but I rendered it for them saying that you are a member of the mobilization (Basig) force. Remember not to make such a mistake any longer.”

The sum of 160 hours interviews

For Zain Ab: The Life of Shahid Mohammad Balbasi, one of Holy Shrine Defender, is a 390-pages book published in 2019 by ‘Shahid Kazemi Publication’ in Qom, sponsored by Karbala-25 Special Division. The authors of the book are Somayyeh Islami and Fatemeh Ghanbari. Marzieh Padyab, Mehdi Shirzad, Elaheh Hosseinzadeh, and Maryam Shahbazi, in addition to one of authors, are the team of research for this book.

The Art of The Oral Historian- 2

Verification Is Heart of Oral History

The interview should be where the subject chooses; and if possible in a room away from the telephone and television and anything that interferes with recording process. Ideally, the interview should not exceed one hour and should not be more than once a week. Immediately after conducting the interview, implement it and make the implemented text accessible to the subject.

A Critique on the Oral History of the Imposed War? Disadvantages & Needs?

Oral History as a method, despite being intertwined with the narrative culture in Iranian history, has been attended to through the development of oral history in the West since the 1970s. The people who left Iran after the Revolution, initiated the oral history project of the Revolution under the influence of the development of oral history culture in the West in order to preserve their identity and boundaries with the Revolution and the system that emerged from it.

The Oral History of the Revolution Visual Arts narrated in Sadehrang

This 351-pages book is formed with an interview done by Hossein Vahid Rezaeinia and the research and compiling done by Gholamreza Gholizadeh; and is published by “Rahyar Publication”. This press publishes the books of Islamic Revolution Cultural Studies Bureau. Through Iranian Oral History website, you have recently familiarized with other works of this press which have been published in 2019 like this book.
 
Necessities, Fields, and Research Topics

An Introduction on Oral History of Iranian Architecture

History is a great market included orders such as politics, society, religion, economics, culture and civilization. Any order can be crossed, but the market order and structure cannot be separated and disrupted. History should not and cannot be limited to political, social and economic history. The history of each nations culture and civilization also exhibits the political, social, religious and economic manifestations of that nation.
304th ‘Night of Memorials’-2

When I was in a dark room...

According to the Iranian Oral History website, the 304th ‘Night of Memorials of Holy Defense’ was held on Thursday evening, July 25, 2019 at the Sureh Hall of the Hozeh Honari. In this meeting, Bakhshali Alizadeh, Ibrahim Khodabandeh and Mohammad Mosaheb, related some of their memories of Mujahidin Khalq Organization and Mersad Operation. In the first part of this report you read the memoirs of Bakhshali Alizadeh.

Few Tips on Oral History Interviewing

History is collective incidents, events and past experiences, and the fate of each individual depends on it. Hence, this fundamental fact must be taken into account when collecting, recording and narrating it in various forms (written, non-written). The collective might be small (family, family, city, region) or large (ethnicity, race, nation, country). Thus, the term history embodies the meaning of the group and is the opposite of the individual and the individuality.
The head of military organization expresses

Army war veterans to become oral history interviewers

Iranian Oral History website – The Islamic Republic of Iran Army during the eight-year holy defense defended Iranian territory with all might from ground, air and sea, and has published many works in the areas of novel, narrative biographies, collection of memories, atlas of battles, war chronicles, and research books in order to keep and record this epic. Meanwhile, we miss oral history tangibly.