Holding the Third National Conference about the Oral History of the Sacred Defense on the 29th and 30th of January, 2022

Compiled by: Oral History Website
Translated by Fazel Shirzad


The Third National Conference on the Oral History of the Sacred Defense, organized by the Sacred Defense Documents Organization and the National Archives and Library Research Institute of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in collaboration with research institutions, universities, the military, and other centers and institutions, on Saturdays and Sundays. It will be held online and in-person in the Pen hall of the National Library of Iran.

      The main issues of the conference include the theoretical foundations and background of the oral history of the Sacred Defense, the oral history of the Sacred Defense, necessities and opportunities, pathology and obstacles to the oral history of the Sacred Defense, as well as policy-making and the role of the military and national organizations in the oral history of the Sacred Defense.

      Dr. Saeed Reza Ameli, Secretary of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, and Mr. Alireza Mokhtarpour, Head of the National Archives and Library, will speak at the conference, which is open to the public. Also, it is possible to access the panels on Saturday, 29th of January, is possible through the following links:





    It is worth mentioning that this conference was supposed to be held on 25th of January [, 2022], but it was postponed to review all the received articles.

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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.

Daily Notes of a Mother

Memories of Ashraf-al Sadat Sistani
They bring Javad's body in front of the house. His mother comes forward and says to lay him down and recite Ziarat Warith. His uncle recites Ziarat and then tells take him to the mosque which is in the middle of the street and pray the funeral prayer (Ṣalāt al-Janāzah) so that those who do not know what the funeral prayer is to learn it.

A Critique on Oral history of War Commanders

“Answering Historical Questions and Ambiguities Instead of Individual-Organizational Identification”
“Oral history of Commanders” is reviewed with the assumption that in the field of war historiography, applying this method is narrated in an advancing “new” way, with the aim of war historiography, emphasizing role of commanders in creation of its situations and details.
A cut from memoirs of Jalil Taeffi

Escaping with camera

We were in the garden of one of my friends in "Siss" on 26th of Dey 1357 (January 16, 1979). We had gone for fun. It was there that we heard the news of Shah's escape from the local people. They said that the radio had announced. As soon as I heard this news, I took a donkey and went on its back.