Kobra Ahmadi War Memories

Memoirs of Basiji Women during the War

The early years of Kobra Ahmadi, who has been involved in cultural and social activities for many years, coincided with the victory of the Islamic Revolution and the beginning of the war imposed by Saddams army against Iran. Hearing the war march, led this young Basiji woman to the war support headquarters from the very first days when the enemy launched invasion. A reporter for the Iranian Oral History website interviewed ...

Production of the Best Oral History Works

How are delightful books written from oral history interviews?

Hedayatullah Behboudi is one of the founders of the Literature and Art of Resistance Department and one of the pioneers in the field of oral history, whose name is associated with oral history books. In a short, exclusive interview with the Oral History website, he spoke about the points that make oral history interviews a masterpiece. This interview can be read as follow:

From Condolence Theater in the Role of Ruqayyah bint Al-Hussein (PBUH) to Eulogy in Geneva

Hajj Yadollah Behtash has been a eulogist of Ahl al-Bayt (PBUH) for nearly half a century. His background includes eulogies in the House of Leader and Geneva, Switzerland, and he has written numerous religious books, but few interviews are available from his memoirs and life. The "Iranian Oral History Website" decided to conduct an interview about the life of this patriarch of the Ahl al-Bayt (PBUH) on the occasion of the days of mourning of Aba Abdullah (PBUH).

It was mentioned in an interview with Batoul Qayyumi:

We Bought Clothes for the Operating Room with the Money Gathered in Khorramshahr Liberation Ceremony

During the eight years of sacred defense, when men were fighting with the enemy on the front lines, ladies gathered in houses, mosques, and cultural and religious centers to provide food, clothing, and other necessities for the warriors. Batoul Qayyumi (known as Shabani), born in Qahroud, Kashan, is one of the ladies who, during the eight years of the sacred defense, has made many efforts and provided many ladies in Tehran province ...

Current concern of oral history: Gap in theorization

In the conversation ahead, Dr. Ali Tatari, the professor of history and a member of the Board of Directors of the Iranian Oral History Association with years of experience as the Head of the Document Center of Iranian Majlis (parliament) Library discusses the pathology of theorization in area of oral history and the status of this field in universities.

It was mentioned in an interview with Somayeh Sharifloo

Documented oral history

The book "The Most Beautiful Days of Life" is the memoirs of Fawzia Madih, one of the women of Khorramshahr, written by Somayeh Sharifloo. This book, published by Surah Mehr Publications in 2019, is the result of about three hundred hours of the authors interview with the narrator, a lot of library and field research, and repeated rewrites over several years.

A Discussion about Some Theoretical Topics of Oral History Oral History;

Complement History

I consider oral history to be history of silent social groups that in themselves are incapable of expressing their experiences, opinions, and memories. So oral history interviewer approached them to cause these silent groups to talk. In this way, we benefit from the facts that exist within and under skin of society. Of course, sometimes oral history is a forest, a forest that does not speak itself;

The first night of memory in New Year (1399) was held online

The Story of a Warrior and Physician from the War

Three hundred and twelfth Night of Memory and first assembly of narrative memories of war in 2020, by recounting memories of a soldier and author of "The Songs of a Juggler" and one of the doctors was held during the holy defense. According to the website of oral history, the Three hundred and twelfth Night of Memorys program was held online on April 23, 2020 on Aparat website.

Oral History and Historiography of Islamic Revolution

An interview with Dr. Morteza Mirdar

The interview has been released in the website of Islamic Revolution on 25th of February 2020. It is more than two decades that the subject of oral history has been paid attention by the history researchers especially those of History of Islamic Revolution. Many works have been released inside and outside Iran under this title. Theoretical debates have been carried out and a number of books have also been published in this regard.

The narration of doctor about wartime

The treatment of the people who surrounded us

In the mid-summer of this year, we invited Dr. Hamed Daghaghzadeh to the Office of Culture and Sustainability Studies of Isfahan Art Center. The doctor was very busy, but I insisted to do the interview. He is a doctor in Isfahan, and also a member of the Faculty of Medicine of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences for thirty years. It was hard to find vacancies in his job to listen his memories.
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A review of the book "From the Pavilion to the Trench"

Memoirs of Abbas Ali Dargahi

On the cover of [the book] "From the Pavilion to the Trench" is a contemplative image of an engraved warrior prostrating outside the trench under the protection of his God, and on the back [cover] of the book is a multi-line narrative of the great victory: "The fighting forces, seeing the destruction of the Iraqi tanks, rushed towards the Iraqis from the trench with shouts of God Almighty, and at four oclock in the morning,
Review of the book "Sky is Close to Heaven"

Memoirs of Pilot Hossein Behzadfar

A suitable photo of a pilot and a stair-liked arrangement of the title, which remind the peak and the flight, is used for the cover of the book "Sky is Close to Heaven". The book begins with a brief dedication by the pilot Hossein Behzadfar to his wife and then handwriting of thanks to those who work to collect the memories of warriors and martyrs. Then there is an introduction of the Sacred Defense Documents Organization, ...
The 328th of Night of Memory – 2

Narrating the Heroism of the Air Force

To narrate the memories of the Sacred defense, the 328th Night of Memory program was held by Davoud Salehi as the presenter on Thursday, September 23, 2021, in the tomb of the anonymous martyrs of the Art Centers. Commander Jahangir Ibn Yamin and Commander Akbar Zamani shared their memories in this meeting. In the second part of the Night of Memory program, the presenter, said: "Analyzing the behavior of our pilots in the Air Force of the Army ...
The 327th Night of Memory - 2

Building an office for eulogizing in captivity

The three hundred and twenty-seventh program of the Night of Memory was held on Thursday, 26th of August 2021, with the theme of "Muharram during the war" in Ayatollah Khamenei Mosque with Hossein Behzadifar as the host. In this program, Misters Hossein Estiri and Mohammad Reza Golshani shared their memories. This program was broadcast online on the social networks of Shab-e Khatereh (Night of Memory) and Hozeh Honari (Art Center).