SOHA Conference 2011

The Southwest Oral History Association invites proposals for presentations at its 2011 annual meeting to be held March 31-April 3, 2011 in Downtown Los Angeles, California. The theme “Visualizing Oral History:

Archive of Islamic Revolution

The information dissemination deputy of the Documents Center of the Islamic Revolution Javad Mansouri said:" The center ''s document ''s archive holds 3 main collection including the papers related to before and after the Islamic Revolution and Iranian documents which exist in foreign countries. So far some 10m documents have been collected."

Call for applications Workshop on Alternative Research Methodologies

The fifth SEASREP-Sephis training workshop on Alternative Research Methodologies will take place in the Philippines on 17-28 October 2011. The workshop aims to provide PhD students from the South an opportunity to strengthen the theoretical and methodological quality of their work under the guidance of experienced researchers from the South.

A Report of the 2nd Conference of Oral History(1)

Second conference of Oral History was held in Documents Organization. Historians, researchers and active people in this field were present there. On the opening day, Ali Akbar Ash’ari, the president's advisor criticized and expressed his sorrow for eliminating “Documents Day” in Iranian national calendar.

Thousands of Britain, US consulate

The manager of Majlis library''s docs center said that some 50,000 documents of Britain and the United States national archive, related to Iran(late 19th century till the WWI), have been gathered. Ali Tatari told IBNA: As Iranian''s historiography throughout the history was usually ordered by the kings and the regimes thus inaccurate issues were constantly included.

A report about the book review meeting for The Journey of seed to the flower

From this series of meetings, the one for the review of The Journey of seed to the flower was held on Monday February 7th 2011 by presence of Dr.

Documents reveal defeat of Shah Aides

History researcher, Ghasem Tabrizi says the documents show that the house of Pahlavi prepared their exit from Iran in the beginning days of 1357 (March 1978). Some of them, he said, left the country under the pretext of illness and plastic surgery.

A research on world countries'' flags and signs

Farshid Khodayari, researcher of Iran''s history and culture, said: "Iran''s flag is composed of signs and colors each of which carry certain historical cultural meaning. There are many sources for understanding these signs and symbols; one of them is Nosratollah Bakhtvartash''s "The History of Iran''s Flag".

Another Suicide among Pahlavis

Alireza Pahlavi was born on April 28th, 1966 in Tehran as the second son of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the dictator and last Shah of Iran. He committed suicide on January 4th 2011 at his home in Boston by gunfire.

Asnad-e Baharestan (Baharestan Documents) Quarterly will be published soon

Have you ever seen the thick quarterly of Payam-e Baharestan? Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis) Library and Museum publishes this quarterly under the direction of Hojjat-ul-eslam Rasool Ja’farian. We heard good news from them. This quarterly is about to publish a new professional series for documents under the title of Asnad-e Baharestan. Asnad-e Baharestan presented its goals, conditions to accept articles and other regulations as follow:
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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.