Our Crimes in Khorramshahr

Khorramshahr is a symbol of resistance, whom all Iranians are proud of. This symbol is first registered and recorded in hearts and minds informally and then in books and documents formally.

Documentation of Neighborhoods and Oral History Researches

In the last few decades, the expansion of cities have made the use of oral history necessary for the safeguarding of urban identity and the documentation of old urban textures. The documentation of old neighborhoods is among the research matters that today are subject to serious attention of researchers.

Iraqi Memoirs of War: A National Apology

Shreds of what Happened” is a three-volume memoir by Iraqi militaries collected and prepared by Morteza Shahangi and ornamented with graphic works by Kurosh Parsanejad. The book was debuted last year and its reprint was released with a new cover design in 101 pages. 2500 copies of the work are published by Sooreye Mehr Publications. The book’s reprint is the 592nd works published by the Bureau for Literature and Art of Resistance at Arts Center (Hozeh-ye Honari).

Omidvar Brothers Travelogue

Omidvar Brothers Travelogue is book familiar to historians and tourists of Iran and this very familiarity makes the review of this book a hard thing to do. If we are about to tend to this book the regular way, we have repeated what has been repeated many times and finally we make him push the button and pass the oral history webpage. This matter and also the existence of Omidvar Brothers' website, their museum in the Sa'dabad Palaces complex and many reports about their travelogue on internet makes us set foot on the Omidvar Brothers' world with wittiness and a new point of view which at first looks for the incentives of such journey rather than the journey itself.

Stories of "Dogs"

Stories of "Dogs", Interviews with members of the PRT-ERP, provide eight specially selected interviews collected from an even broader body of evidence. Two of them have been previously published which are difficult to obtain. All were selected because it conveyed the interviewees had great relevance beyond the issue of armed struggle and PRT-ERP.

Catching Stories: A Practical Guide to Oral History

Oral history levels the playing field of historical research” (vii), the authors assert, and this practical guide does indeed show how it can be beneficial to anyone interested in transforming the oral history of their family or community group from an idea to reality.

Storie Orali: Racconto, Immaginazione, Dilogo

No contemporary oral historian (at either the praxis or the theory ends of the spectrum, which this author has never divorced) can have ignored Alessandro Portelli’s contributions to the field: for example, The Death of Luigi Trastulli and Other Stories: Form and Meaning in Oral History, 1990;

The New Woman in Uzbekistan

This book is an impressive undertaking. Marianne Kamp, Professor of History at the University of Wyoming, has added greatly to the study of the changing roles and the changing pressures exerted on women in predominantly Islamic cultures throughout the twentieth century.

ReportIing Iraq

Reporters like to talk. In Reporting Iraq, the editors of the Columbia Journalism Review gave forty-four journalists a chance to tell their stories, not in seedy, dimly-lit bars but in extensive oral history interviews CJR originally published in the November/December 2006 issue, commemorating the magazine’s forty-fifth anniversary.

32nd issue of Historical Studies Quarterly

32nd issue of Historical Studies Quarterly has been published. This issue includes 7 articles and the contents of a journal belonging to 1970 which is about the role of clergies in the events of June 1963. In the following lines you can read the abstract of each article:

An Overview of the Book of “The Lost Passage”

Memories of the sapper narrators of 14th Imam Hossein Division
Some feathers scattered and floated between barbed wires on a brown background in a dazzling and special mixture, evoke the concept and purpose which is emphasized in book cover of “The Lost Passage”. At the back of the book that there are separated pieces of barbed wire on the same brown background sporadically contain an excerpt from the text of the book, part of which we read: ...

A Look at the Book “Operational Physicians-2”

Biography, Memories and Viewpoints of Dr. Mohammad Ali Attari, Professor and Specialist in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine and Pain
In the book “Field Physicians 2”, after acknowledgement, we first come to a short text written by Dr. Mohammad Ali Attari, and on the next page to a photograph, as it is stated under the photo, taken with Professor Majid Samii in the operating room (Germany, Hannover). After that the content, the editor introduction, and then “Biography at a Glance” which is a six-page summary of the book text, are presented.
The Fourth Online Meeting of Iranian Oral History

Iranian Oral History beyond Borders – 2

Dr. Abolfazl Hasanabadi, Dr. Morteza Rasouli Pour, and Dr. Abolhasani participated in the fourth meeting out of the series of meetings on oral history in Iran held online on Saturday 11th of Dey 1400 (January 1, 2022) hosted by Mrs. Mosafa. In the meeting set up in the History Hallway of the Clubhouse, they talked about “Iran’s Oral History beyond Borders”. In continuation of the meeting, the host asked ...
Interview with Brigadier General Farzollah Shahin-Rad


We were supposed to experience a hot summer day at seven oclock in the afternoon. I got to his house in ten minutes to seven, but I knew that working with the militant had special rules. One of them is punctuality. I went up and down the alley several times to meet this Ironman at his house. When I saw him from afar at military conferences, his sense of toughness was evident in demeanor.