“Oral Histories: The Most Overlooked Public Relations Tool”

Written histories are widely recognized as integral parts of corporate culture. But, as Levi Strauss, the Louis Martini Winery and other companies are discovering, oral histories also can be valuable public relations, advertising and marketing strategies because they represent "the life of the company."

A Prolegomena to Some Theoretical and Functional Problems of Oral History

Although, there is lots of information from the close past, some parts of its mechanism in producing and transferring documents have always been noted and criticized.

A Childhood Memento5- A Memoir by Dr. Anvar Khame’ee

was the best student in class. Four or five months after the beginning of the school year, when I just learnt a couple of alphabet letters, I became bald.

Democracy: the Rule of Nobodies

In the article Oral history, Nobody’s History, in issue No. 10, I talked about the people who make history but their identities remain anonymous. The most significant and miraculous thing ever happened to nobody is the development of the concept “democracy” which in its Latin origin means the rule of demos. Demos in Latin mean common people, the people which Quran calls them nas.

Ayatollah Taleghani at Hedayat Mosque

There is no doubt that Hedayat mosque in Tehran, located at the conjunction of Jomhouri and Lalehzar Streets played a significant role in religious-political activities before the Islamic revolution.

A Childhood Memento 4- A Memoir by Nasrollah Karimi

Back then, I used to work in the vocational school of the factory. High tables had huge clamps and the small ones had small clamps. I used to place a plastic petrol container next to high tables and stand on top of it, in order to reach the table. When I was filing, the file was right in front of my eyes. The students used to laugh about this.

The shifts in the Middle East and the Issue of Oil

We know that issues such as Iran's 19th August coup in 1953 or the consecutive coups in Iraq were all closely related to oil issues, but I have tried, in the present essay, to assess the topic through a novel, or maybe an overlooked, point of view.

CIA Narrates the Coup

As one of most important and crucial political events of Iranian contemporary history, the coup of August 19, 1953 is considered the origin of many bitter historic incidents of this country.

Forty years of experience in interviewing

The article has started by relying on this point that: "the method of historiography in Islamic countries is principally oral history". Then the writer addresses definitions about the concept of "oral history".

The Travelogue of Martyr Sayad Shirazi (by Mohsen Kazemi)

In our country, Iran, the practice of oral history is enmeshed with the war. One could even say that the tradition of oral history in Iran was established because of the war. Maybe, this approach was used to record the history of war and later, they realized that it has other functionalities as well.
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Part of memoirs of Seyed Hadi Khamenei

The Arab People Committee

Another event that happened in Khuzestan Province and I followed up was the Arab People Committee. One day, we were informed that the Arabs had set up a committee special for themselves. At that time, I had less information about the Arab People , but knew well that dividing the people into Arab and non-Arab was a harmful measure.
Book Review

Kak-e Khak

The book “Kak-e Khak” is the narration of Mohammad Reza Ahmadi (Haj Habib), a commander in Kurdistan fronts. It has been published by Sarv-e Sorkh Publications in 500 copies in spring of 1400 (2022) and in 574 pages. Fatemeh Ghanbari has edited the book and the interview was conducted with the cooperation of Hossein Zahmatkesh.

Is oral history the words of people who have not been seen?

Some are of the view that oral history is useful because it is the words of people who have not been seen. It is meant by people who have not been seen, those who have not had any title or position. If we look at oral history from this point of view, it will be objected why the oral memories of famous people such as revolutionary leaders or war commanders are compiled.

Daily Notes of a Mother

Memories of Ashraf-al Sadat Sistani
They bring Javad's body in front of the house. His mother comes forward and says to lay him down and recite Ziarat Warith. His uncle recites Ziarat and then tells take him to the mosque which is in the middle of the street and pray the funeral prayer (Ṣalāt al-Janāzah) so that those who do not know what the funeral prayer is to learn it.