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The 13th Iranian Oral History Conference

According to the Iranian Oral History website, the Iranian Oral History Association with the participation of the Islamic Revolutionary Art Department of Mazandaran, the General Directorate of Conservation of Works and Publication of Holy Defense Values, and the Karbala Corps of Mazandaran; the 13th Conference on Oral History is held with the tendency of "Mazandaran local oral history". The goals of the conference are scientific knowledge and enhancement of educational skills, enhancement of mass memory, recovery of oral history priorities ...

Part-4: "The 12th Conference of Iranian Oral History"

Ali Tatari: The Need for Scientific Attention to the Role of Women in the War; Without Heroism

In a review of the article "Role of Isfahan Women Islamic Development and Training Center in Helping Fronts During Sacred Defense" Dr. Ali Tatari said: "One point still remains incomplete in the field of the war and that is addressing role of women in the war. In Gilan-e Gharb, Kermanshah and Khuzestan, we have war figures and heroines and we only talk about back of the front. Although there has been some documentation, ...

3rd part of “The 12th Conference on Iranian Oral History”

Engineering-Combat Unit of military units should not be neglected in oral history

In an article entitled “Crossing with popular support and offices”, Hosseinali Mohammadi stressed, “Every one of the members of the Jihad Sazandegi (construction) Unit even a loader driver should not be forgotten in oral history. We should also follow up our craftsmen including welders, metalworkers and mechanics. Our intention in oral history should not target just those who have been present in the war fronts, but oral history must also start from ...

The details of declarative meeting of the twelfth Iranian oral history congress

The Meaning and Concept of Oral History Should be Preserved

The twelfth Iranian Oral History Congress will be held by Iranian Oral History Association, Isfahan University and the General Directorate for Dedicated Worriers Affairs of Constructive Jihad Ministry." Mohsen Kazemi, the secretary of Iranian Oral History Association, said:" Today, oral history is raised from different part of our country, Iran, and we are involved a variety of oral history.

12th Iranian Oral History Conference to be held on 19 November 2019

Iranian Oral History Association messenger issued the announcement number 5 on the date and place of the 12th Iranian Oral History Conference. According to the Iranian Oral History Site, the announcement was made of the latest approvals of the 12th Iranian Oral History Conference Council meeting held on 22 October 2019. Accordingly, this conference, titled "The Oral History of Industry, Engineering and Sacred Defense Support", will be held at the Saeb Hall ...

The Second National Conference on Oral History of Holy Defense-6

Solutions to Approach Details in Oral History Interviews

As reported by Iranian Oral History Website, the second national conference on oral history of holy defense was held in Ahle Ghalam Hall of NLAI on March 3, 2019. First to fourth parts of the report included inaugural and beginning lectures of the conference and the fifth part was report one panel of the conference titled: "Theoretical Basics and History of Holy Defense Oral History".

The Second National Conference on Oral History of Holy Defense-5

Criteria of Reviewing Oral History Works of Holy Defense

In the continuation of the conference, from 13 to 15 p.m., three panels were held simultaneously. Title of the first panel was the "Oral History of Holy Defense, Necessities and Opportunities", and Brigadier General and Pasdar (IRGC officer) Yaqub Zohdi, chairperson of the panel, Hojjat ol-Eslam Saeed Fakhrzadeh, Ali Mirhashemi, and Colonel and Pasdar Abdullah Esmaeeli were experts of the panel. In this panel, articles by Maryam Shadi titled "Analytical Review of Role ...

Contemporaneity of Oral History Conference and Awarding Prize of the Best Sacred Defense Book

The closing ceremony of eighteenth period of selecting the best book of Holy Defense will be held on March 03, 2019, coincident with the second National Conference on Oral History of Holy Defense. As reported by Iranian Oral History Website, according to plans of managers of the Foundation for Preservation of Relics and Publishing Values of Holy Defense, the 2nd National Conference on Oral Defense of Holy Defense and the closing of ...

Conference of "National Oral History Status” held

Problems facing the oral history in Iran

As reported by Iran Oral History Site, conference of "National Oral History Status” was held by the efforts of Oral History Office of Islamic Revolution Literature of Art Division on 30 January 2017 in the hall of Late Amir Hossein Fardi. The session was chaired by Hojat Ol-Islam Saeed Fakhrzadeh, in charge of Oral History Department, and ...

Iran to hold Int'l Conference on Ancient Iran, Oral History

Iran is to hold the first international conference on Ancient Iran Studies with special focus on political thinning, religions and mythology at Ayatollah Haeri University in the middle-southern city of Meybod, Yazd.
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Memories of Ayatollah Jami from Destruction of Abadan

It is Friday. In the last day, they bombarded the city heavily by Katyusha. Especially the hospital was under fire and the pharmacy of the hospital was set on fire, the drugs were all around and behind the hospital. It’s clear that there is some worry for holding prayer; But what should you do when there is no safe place in all of Abadan that is safe from cannon balls and mortars. Either one should leave the prayer altogether or ...

A Piece of the War Diary; Ayatollah Jami

After crossing the bridge of Station 12, we went a few kilometers in the groves, which are all near to Bahmanshir River. We saw a huge mud bridge that connects the two sides of the river; it also became clear that it was built by brothers in Isfahan Jihad during the war. And how strong and good it had been built that the car can pass easily. By observing these scenes, ...
Book Review:

“Mother of Iran”

Esmat Ahmadian Oral Memories, Mother of Martyrs Esmail and Ibrahim Farjavani
In the absolute whiteness of the cover background, it seems the title “Mother of Iran” get its green color from the leafy ivys branch which is suspended in the air, or in better words, by its inky letters, it gives life to the plant to connect the sky; like a martyr who ascends. Such an interpretation with the shocking text on the back of the book leads to notice deeper roots:

After Years of Captivity

Memoirs of Manijeh Lashkari
It was the month of Muharram of 1374 (June 1995). When I woke up on the day of Ashura, I saw that Ali was not at home. He had said that he would go to the Heyat (mourning group). I was walking inside the house without any motivation. I went and opened the fridge, poured a glass of milk, and drank half of it. I left the glass on the cabinet, went to the closet and got dressed.