Oral History in Iran

Oral historiography is yet to be institutionalized in Iran as a novel method for collecting, storing and organizing oral resources.

Imam Khomeinis political thinking analyzed

A book has been published by Qum Islamic Maaref Publication Office in assessment of Imam Khomeinis political and governance views.

Persia in World War I and Its Conquest by Great Britain

Persia in World War I and Its Conquest by Great Britain published in 2003, is a research by Mohammad Gholi Majd, an Iranian scholar.

The very first book on the Khorasan

The very first book on the Khorasan''s Division history called, History of Khorasan Division, from Safavid Era to the Islamic Revolution, was released on April 2011.

Oral History (An Interdisciplinary Methodology)

Since, oral history is an interdisciplinary field and has many subcategories it covers a wide range of subjects. It could be said that, the most prominent writings in oral history fall into the following categories

Trilingual "Inevitability of War" to be unveiled at TIBF

Mohammad Doroudian's "Inevitability of War" – now available in three languages of English, Arabic, and French – will be unveiled on Wednesday (4 May 2011) concurrent with the inauguration day of Tehran International Book Fairr.

"Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf" released

Translated into Persian by Abdul-Mohammad Ayati, the Iranian section of "Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf" by John Gordon Lorimer has been reprinted by the publication of Iranology Foundation.

Chronology of Iranian Contemporary History

Historical documents have long been paid attention by those who are interested in historiography. The finding and rereading of documents contribute to being documentary of historical events. A historian can find historical issues by putting documents and evidences together and sometimes by getting assistance from oral history, and partly comes close to the past incidents.

Eminent Persians: The Men and Women Who Made Modern Iran, 1941-1979

Abbas Milani is the author of Eminent Persians: Men and Women Who Made Modern Iran, 1941-1979, (Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY, 2 volumes, November, 2008). This book focuses on the life and works of Iranian who played crucial role in making modern Iran during Mohammad Reza Pahlavi regime.

The Oral History of Seven Militant Groups

When the leaders and members of the organization of the People's Mujahedin of Iran manifested signs of pro-Marxist tendencies, and there was a subsequent official ideological shift among them from Islam;..
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Attack on Halabcheh narrated

With wet saliva, we are having the lunch which that loving Isfahani man gave us from the back of his van when he said goodbye in the city entrance. Adaspolo [lentils with rice] with yoghurt! We were just started having it when the plane dives, we go down and shelter behind the runnel, and a few moments later, when the plane raises up, we also raise our heads, and while eating, we see the high sides ...
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.