Rationalization of Oral History Books (part II)

Rationalization Represents the Mastery of Compiler over Text

Following report is based on an invitation in which history experts are asked questions about oral history. In this regard, one of experts, as his perspective, has answered to one of questions titled "The amount of rationalization and appendix in oral history books". We will read these comments as follows. Mohammad Javad Moradinia, general director of Office for the Development of Books and Reading Books of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance and ...

Rationalization of Oral History Books (part I)

Reliable sources enrich Rationalization

Following report is based on an invitation in which history experts are asked questions about oral history. In this regard, one of experts, as his perspective, has answered to one of questions titled "The amount of rationalization and appendix in oral history books". We will read these comments as follows.

Applying Oral History in Iranian Schools Based on Lesson Plan

Oral history is used in various centers as a new approach and method for recording developments of contemporary history. Schools also play an important role as educational basis in secondary schools. This credit, explores role of oral history in understanding social history. Students will use oral histories as a starting point for researching social history of their family, school, religion and customs. They will examine role of oral historians and will interview with family members.

Difference between written memories and oral history (part II)

Memoirs are not oral history

Following report is based on an invitation in which history experts are asked questions about oral history. In this regard, two experts, as their perspective, have answered to one of the questions titled "Difference between written memories and oral history". We will read these comments as follows.

Difference between written memories and oral history (part I)

Similar in appearance, but different

The following report is based on an invitation in which history experts are asked questions about oral history. In this regard, two experts, Saeid Alamian and Ali Tatari have been answered, as their perspective, to the one of the questions titled "Difference between written memories and oral history". We will read these comments as follows.

Nature of questions in oral history interviews

One of the features of oral history interviews which makes it more similar to other kinds of interviews is the arrangement of questionnaire and proper and precise and calculated questions. Providing the possibility of "generating random questions from the interviewer" in some oral history interviews is similar to how questions are asked in a free or undirected interview. In both of these methods, the interviewee is open to present questions and can respond to ...

Impact of Emotional Status

Purposeful conversations about past events and their excavation from the narrators mind is effective in mitigating psychological stress accumulated over time to create more favorable emotional status. Even in some cases it is felt that the narrator is trying to settle accounts with a specific person by recounting some issues to set free from a mental and conscientious pressure and achieve some sort of peace.

General features of memoir writing

Undoubtedly, memoir writing is one of the oldest forms of writing, dating back to the history of the invention of script and writing. Perhaps one of the questions posed by the promoters of memorabilia is “what are the memoir feature qualities?” Does the memory writer has to have any special techniques? Whether writing personal memories is easy or absent?

Impact of time on oral history

Dominant political and cultural trends are a serious threat to memoir recording and oral history since they surpass the perspective and judgment of the narrator concerning individuals and various issues. The impact is sometimes so bold that comparison of the narrations during such times to the previous versions reveal serious differences. This has been prevalent in the memoirs of the Islamic Revolution and the Holy Defense or people.

Which priority?

Receipt of memories or truth discovery

Targeted interview within the framework of a specific subject is one of the prominent features of oral history. Accordingly, the oral history scholars are requested to maintain respect towards the narrator, open their mind and patiently listen to the narrator and ask questions in due time within the limits defined.
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Book Review: “Sign of God”

The life of Ayatollah Haj Sheikh Ali Badri Dashti
“In memory of the valuable clergy elders who protected the fertile area of Abadan from the negative influences and misbelief, immorality and social evil of the employees of foreigners, westerners and corrupters, and spared no efforts to thwart the social destruction plots of Islamic Iran, so that with the grace of Allah and the standing of the Muslim and committed people and the blood of the martyrs of the clergy and the people, their long-standing wish was fulfilled with the victory of the Islamic Republic.”

Expulsion from the Seminary for Distributing Imam Khomeini Treatise

From the beginning, I could not be a good child; the same child that the high school principal wanted me to be. The same child that the principal of Tavalyat School expected of me. The same manager who fired me if he found out what I was doing. However, I was fired once because I did not know how to live like a child. If I wanted to live the way others wanted me to, ...

334th Night of Memory – 2

The 334th show of the Night of Memory was held in Sooreh Hall of the Art Center on Thursday 1st of Ordibehesht 1401 (April 21, 2022) titled “Men of Enthusiasm Tribe”. It was attended by a number of freed POWs and the families of the martyrs and hosted by Hossein Behzadifar. In the ceremony released also online, misters Reza Abbasi, Amir Mahmoud Najafipour, and Colonel Ahmad Heidari, freed POWs from Tikrit Concentration Camp recounted their memoirs.

The Narrator of Collective Memoirs and Away from Useless Political Tensions

Seyyed Mahmoud Doaei, a calm and humble figure in the field of media, passed away at the age of 81 after several decades of cultural and political activity. From a young age and studying in the seminary of Qom, he joined the clergy movement and from the middle of the 1340s, by migrating to the city of Najaf, he became one of Imam Khomeinis close associates. In Iran, he collaborated with some secret publications, ...