Past & Present Latest Issue Published

No 216, summer issue of Past & Present in 2012 has been published. Founded in 1952, Past & Present is widely acknowledged to be the liveliest and most stimulating historical journal in the English-speaking world. Past & Present is a British historical academic journal, which was a leading force in the development of social history.

Occupying Wall Street

An essential and galvanizing on-the-ground account of how oxygen suddenly and miraculously flooded back into the American brain.

Daily Review of Spies Nest Seizure Released

Entitled as the “Day of God”, a daily review of the seizure of the nest of spies (US Embassy in Tehran) on November 3, 1979, is published based on the memories of Seyed Mohammad Hashem Pour-Yazdan Parast, a member of the “Muslim Student Followers of the Imams Line”. The work is released by Sooreh Mehr Publications in Iran.

Released: Oral history of Imam Khomeini’s campaign

A memoir has been published on Imam Khomeini’s campaign under the Shah’s regime. IBNA: Compiled by Mohammad Reza Ahmadi, the book encompasses Mohammad Afshari’s memories he presented in a 25-session oral history project.

Memoirs of Hojat-ol-Eslam Val Moslemin Hosein Agha Alikhani

Hojat-ol-Eslam Val Moslemin Hosein Agha Alikhani was born in 1944(1323H.Sh) and after his elementary education he went to Qazvin seminary and allocated his life to self-purification and religious studies. In Qazvin, he, along with great teachers of that seminary, like His Excellency Seyyed Abol-Hasan Refiei Qazvini, became determined to propagate and enlighten people about the goals of Imam Khomeini’s movement.

A Bibliography of Mersād Operation Memoirs

The 26th of July is the anniversary of the day Operation Mersād was first launched in 1988. In this operation, under the command of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution and backed by Iranian airborne forces, Iranian combatants pushed back counter-revolutionary Monāfeqin (Organization of the People's Mujahedin of Iran) from within the Iranian borders.

The History of Iranian Women`s First Oral Memoirs

To date, no reliable and well-documented research on the inception of oral history and memoirs in Iran or the Iranian men and women who have had their memories recorded on tape or film has been conducted in Iran. However, one can make rough guesses and estimates about its date thanks to the publication of a valuable book.

An Introduction to the History of the Islamic Revolution in Ardebil

A Work in Historical Sociology, This Book Deserves to Be Considered Written and Researched by Ali Derāzi, The History of the Islamic Revolution in Ardebil is a work by the Provincial Bureaus for Resistance Studies and Literature of Hoze Honari (Art Center). Printed in quarto format, the said book was published in 988 pages by Mehr Publications.

Fragments of What Happened, Vol.3

In older issues of Oral History Weekly, the first two volumes of the three-volume book Fragments of What Happened were introduced. Recounting Iraqi soldiers and servicemen`s memoirs chosen, compiled, and elaborated upon by Mortezā Sarhangi and with illustrations by Kūrosh Pārsānezhād, this book was first published last year, reprinted in medium octavo and with a new book cover this year, and published in 72 pages and 2500 copies by Mehr publications recently. The third volume is the five hundred and ninety third book published by the Bureau for the Literature and Art of Resistance at Hozeh-ye Honari (Art Center).

100 Narratives from Hassan Bāqeri`s Life

The book 100 Narratives from Hassan Bāqeri`s Life, penned by Sa`eed Alāmiān and published in 690 pages, is at first blush indicative of a new approach to the life of this influential commander of the War. The Institute of Martyred Hassan Bāqeri has been active for a decade, having published a five-volume book named A Daily Account of War last year.
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.