The importance of auditory and visual memory in oral history

All humans have had the experience of remembering forgotten memoirs by seeing a particular object or photo, or hearing someones voice. Such cases are directly related to human visual and auditory memory. Psychologists believe that humans usually memorize their memories with a sign, such as a place or a particular image. For this reason, everyone, at first, tries to visualize mentally observations of past events and then expresses memories.

A Critique on the Oral History of the Imposed War? Disadvantages & Needs?

Oral History as a method, despite being intertwined with the narrative culture in Iranian history, has been attended to through the development of oral history in the West since the 1970s. The people who left Iran after the Revolution, initiated the oral history project of the Revolution under the influence of the development of oral history culture in the West in order to preserve their identity and boundaries with the Revolution and the system that emerged from it.

Status of oral documents of cultural file of martyrs in Sacred Defense historiography

The compilation of Sacred Defense history like other areas of historiography requires the use of a variety of sources, documents, both written and non-written; the oral documents of the institutions, organizations and the organs related to the imposed war have a special status for more recognition of this period and the correction and completion of its historical information.

Moving between the strings of “Oral Narration” & “Oral History”

The market for publishing, buying, and reading books for a variety of reasons has long been plagued by problems, and digital media, with its widespread availability, has at least provided a platform for scholars and lovers of different sciences. The most important challenges facing digital media audiences are the instrumental and promotional use of scientific terminology and concepts, misuse of scientific concepts, and misinterpretation.

Necessities, Fields, and Research Topics

An Introduction on Oral History of Iranian Architecture

History is a great market included orders such as politics, society, religion, economics, culture and civilization. Any order can be crossed, but the market order and structure cannot be separated and disrupted. History should not and cannot be limited to political, social and economic history. The history of each nations culture and civilization also exhibits the political, social, religious and economic manifestations of that nation.

Typology of Oral History (1)

Basic Narrative & Pathology

Oral history seems to be easy to ignore. Particularly in extraction; in the field of compilation, we encounter texts that suffer many forms of problems. On the one hand, it is seen that the basis is a mere interview and extraction and editing that is lacking in priorities. Therefore, in spite of the efforts of the producer, the end result does not attract readers and specialists. The other part relates to oral ...

Historical Knowledge; Content or Historian?

In spite of its rich and deep concepts and theoretic foundations, approach and methodology, the historiography of the Iraq’s war against Iran has remained widely neglected. Presence of the war generation and more importantly due to socio-political considerations, the historiography of war is still tangled with “logging” in the form of written documentation or oral history. Despite the need to enhance the historical subjects in war historiography and focus on historical details, ...

Verification in Documentation

Overview on the critical role of memoir typology in the trifecta theory of the book

What is verification/authentication? In discussing the matter, I intentionally, avoid the comparative realm of truth and reality; and I do not want this article to be tangled in the relativity of realism, which will be of no use. Hence, in defining verification/authentication, I shall apply the terminology of the concept and look at the issue from the audience point of view. The basic assumption in this concept is that the incident described in ...

Oral History & the Youth

Asking questions forms the basis of oral history and historical understanding. Asking questions in a community requires practice and such practice should start in early ages of youth. There have been many efforts in training oral historians; however there has been no focused and technical training for various age groups. Today, based on a series of basic measures and theoretic frameworks it is possible to take the first steps ...

Baharieh (on spring)

Selling the Old Is Over

Nowruz is one of the most important connecting rings and one of the most creating identity events for all Iranians, which has a deep link with memory. One dare say that in civilization area of Iran, there is no one whom Nowruz is not reminded of him sweet memories; from housecleaning and new clothes, nourishment and Eid, visiting up to old rituals. In childhood, after Eid holiday, for essay credit in school, ...
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The Fourth Online Meeting of Iranian Oral History

Iranian Oral History beyond Borders – 2

Dr. Abolfazl Hasanabadi, Dr. Morteza Rasouli Pour, and Dr. Abolhasani participated in the fourth meeting out of the series of meetings on oral history in Iran held online on Saturday 11th of Dey 1400 (January 1, 2022) hosted by Mrs. Mosafa. In the meeting set up in the History Hallway of the Clubhouse, they talked about “Iran’s Oral History beyond Borders”. In continuation of the meeting, the host asked ...
Interview with Brigadier General Farzollah Shahin-Rad

Ironman

We were supposed to experience a hot summer day at seven oclock in the afternoon. I got to his house in ten minutes to seven, but I knew that working with the militant had special rules. One of them is punctuality. I went up and down the alley several times to meet this Ironman at his house. When I saw him from afar at military conferences, his sense of toughness was evident in demeanor.
Book Review:

"You Must Survive"!

Memoirs of Haj Ali Karami, Commander of the "Habib ibn Madhahir" Battalion of the 10th Martyrs Division. "The bullet was hit in the middle of the column. There was no wounded or martyred person; whatever there was, it was just amputated arms and amputated legs and torn pieces of bodies that had been piled up... Once, I saw the forces of the Basij forces staring at those scenes in astonishment. I swallowed saliva and shouted:

Book review: Resolute for Three shifts

Memoirs of Hamid Kamranzadeh
The books title and the image of a desk watch, in a not-so-complex harmony, create an expressive and meaningful design that adorns the cover of " Resolute for Three shifts ". The book begins with a short text from the narrators handwriting, which, while introducing the work and pointing out how it was emerged, also mentions the involved people. Then, the following subjects have been included respectively: