Combining Documents and Evidence of Oral History

Narrative of The bloody Sunday of Hamedan Based on Oral History

In history of the Islamic Revolution, there are bloody and fateful days, each of which can be considered a turning or starting point of spreading and making public protests and revolutionary opposition of Iranian people. People of Tehran have experienced many such days. One of these days is September 4, 1978 (Eid al-Fitr), when the first large and public march was held in Iran. This was followed by September 8 (Bloody Friday), ...

Behind-the-front oral history

Most books released about the oral history of the scared Defense are related to the people involved directly in war including the commanders, combatants, the freed POWs, pilots and so on. But the Sacred Defense has also other different layers. In addition to the families of the commanders, combatants and freed POWs, other people played a major role in different areas behind the front; military training, building military equipment and designing defense equipment, ...

Great Farewell and Its Historiographical Significance

The subjects of oral history are extracted from the heart of events that are available in the context of peoples lives. For this reason, history is considered to be a collection of cultural, natural, social, economic, and political events that took place in the past, time, and place in connection with human life. Despite this situation, many events are not of much interest to historians and documentarians at the time they ...

The statement of a problem;

Corona Oral History; Sooner or Later

A flip on personal thoughts based on information

This note is intended to state an issue and prelude on an idea, and it is not intended to estimate the values positively or negatively. Passed some years of oral history’s activities in Iran and the holding of numerous and specialized meetings, there is still no comprehensive definition among the activists of this profession about the theoretical frameworks of oral history, text editing and many related issues.

Corona and "Corona Daily Notes"

In these days, it has been seen and heard that some groups and institutions have invited the victims of Corona Virus (including patients, patients’ observers and self- quarantined people) to write a memoir about this event. This invitation and the attempt to fulfill it, of course, includes the benefits and effects that we preferably don’t mention them here. However, it is worth noting that everything now being written in the face of this ...

An Editor in Chief Who Was Teacher

The first day I met Mr. Ahad Gudarziani, it was intended that I bring name and titles of Iranian Oral History Website in Arabic for him to see whether they are correct. We decided to establish the third language of the website that it was delayed. He worked in a glass room next to the elevator in the third floor of Hozeh Honari, the room which was quiet and calm like himself.

Those, who do not make attempt, do not feel comfortable

Unfortunately, Iranian people, these days, have an uninvited stranger and gust, which has caused their suffering and sadness; it is an in interloper that sometimes results in death. This ominous gust tries to influence the spring and push away the happiness and flourishing. That is why, the first days of New Year have a different color and smell. On the one hand, pain, fever and shortness of breathiness, and on the other hand,

Documentology and oral history

Greetings to all of you. I thank God for succeeding me to make a pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS), the 8th Infallible Successor of Prophet Mohammad (blessings of God upon him and his progeny) and to visit you. The title of my debate is "A prelude or an introduction to recognizing ties between historical documents with propositional memory, especially memories in historical studies and historiology". For clarifying the subject, ...

Heavenly Commander

Hero and anti-hero

History has always been involved in the dualities of good and evil, benefaction and evil, good and bad, light and darkness, obscenity and beauty, love and hate, and historians have written the pages of history under both positive and negative effects of these forces. One spectrum is drawn by the demonic forces and the other by the Ahuraist forces.

Ten key notes on Arbaeen travelogues

Interesting travelogues enriched with interviews

For a number of reasons, travelogues have long been favored and used. When travel was not possible in its current form and mass media were not available, a small number of people who traveled successfully wrote their observations, hearings, memories and experiences of travel to be used by others. So each travelogue is made up of the narrators memoirs and stories. Also, as long as photography was not commonplace, some travelogues guided ...
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The Anniversary of Takeover of the U.S. Embassy

A Genuine Question

I do not forget the time when the young people had taken over the spy nest and there was a tumult — maybe less than a month had passed — and we had just come from Hajj. Mr. Hashemi, another person and I — whose I do not want to mention his name — went from Tehran to Qom to ask Imam they have finally been caught, what should we do with them now? Should they be kept, not keeping, what should we do?

A Part of Memoirs of a Soldier

The embankment where we were stationed led to the Khorramshahr asphalt road. For this reason, the Iraqis tried hard to recapture it. And finally, near at noon, they were able to settle in the embankment next to the asphalt road and shoot diagonally towards us from there. We had no choice but to retreat. Captain Barati, the battalion commander, ordered two kilometers behind to build an embankment for us to settle there.

Your Problem is Different / You Hinted Not to Hit More

One day, they came to me and said: “We want to take you to the prosecutors office so that the investigator will interrogate you.” We had been famous for the meetings we organized as the Anti-Baha’i Association. At that time, there were many people in Jahrom that worked in different jobs; Among other things, there was a sergeant major in Shahrbani (law enforcement force), who stood guard duty instead of the guard ...

Privacy and Its Niceties in Oral History

Privacy in the process of recording and publishing memories is an issue that has attracted attention of activists in this field and those interested in legal issues in recent years with the expansion of activities of memoirist individuals and groups. Oral history interviews include close and personal relationships between interviewers, narrators and their organizational sponsors. This relationship is important for all groups. Interviewers feel an obligation to the people who have allowed ...