Second Iranian Oral History Conference Call

6 June 2010

Documents Research Center of National Library & Archives of I.R. Iran will hold the Second Iranian Oral History Conference on the 30th anniversary of Holy Defense (Iran-Iraq War), mainly considering the oral history of this event with the partnership of Research Center of Holy Defense Studies, Islamic Development Organization Academy of Arts, The Organization Of Libraries, Museums and Documentation Center Of Astan-Quds-Razavi, Library, Museum and Documents Center of  Islamic Consultative Assembly, Islamic Revolution Documents Center, The Institute for Iranian Contemporary Historical Studies, Coordination Assembly of Documentary and Historiographical Research Centers (Mahtab), Isfahan University History Department, and Iranian Oral History Association on September 29-30, 2010. The aim of this conference is to spread the oral history knowledge and cooperation between the active centers in this regard and honoring Holy Defense Great Warriors. The main subjects of this conference are as follow:


1-     Holy Defense Oral History (in the frontline, behind the frontline, POWs, narrators, …)

2-     Oral History Pathology

3-     Oral History Output in Contemporary Researches


All the interested people in "Oral History," Archivists, Historians, Sociologists, and other researchers are invited to submit their papers about the above-mentioned subjects. Other oral history related subjects can also be considered for the conference.


Submission Deadline for the abstracts: June 20, 2010

Submission Deadline for the papers: August 21, 2010


Please send the abstracts in Word format file to:

Please mention the writer's name, occupation, email, and (cell) phone number.


The Conference Secretariat Address:

Iranian National Archive Building, Documents Research Center, Koosha Str., Haqqani Highway, Tehran, I.R. Iran

Phone: 98-21-22258698



All the selected papers would be published in a paper collection.

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How Imam Khomeini Was Under Siege in Baghdad

Ahmad asked me [Dr. Fatemeh Tabatabai] not to talk to anyone about the upcoming plans and the decisions sometimes made. We traveled from Najaf to Karbala by bus in one hour. All the way, I was worried and anxious. When we returned, Ahmed said: ‘We will leave Iraq in two days.’ I was shocked. I asked bewilderedly: ‘What happened? He replied: ‘The situation worsened in these two days, the siege has become more intense, ...
A memory from Mohammad Reza Yousefi

Stealing medicines from the city pharmacy

In the days after the Islamic Revolution, many people remember that young people gathered in different parts of the cities, and each one represented a group: groups such as the Tudeh party, Monafeghin or the hypocrites, the Fedai Guerrillas, the Democrats, Hezbollah, etc. each of which debated with each other with different political opinions and worldviews, and sometimes physical conflicts occurred between them during the debate. I was also interested in such street debates.

An Intelligent Demonstration

The people of Kurdistan did not have the courage to attend the demonstration due to pressures the regime had put on them. Whenever there was a demonstration across the country, there was no news in Saqqez until we, as the exile who were 10 to 11 people, decided to hold a demonstration there. When we started to demonstrate, two-three police cars had turned on their lights and followed us along with ...

Feeling of suffocation in runnel

Translated by M. B. Khoshnevisan
Saturday and Sunday, 9th and 10th of Dey 1357 (December 30 and 31, 1978) had coincided with the first days of the lunar month of Safar 1399. It had been four or five days since we left the sit-in. The regime showed terrible and intimidating behaviors and confrontations. On the other hand, we also prepared a big rally, which ended at Khorasan Governorate. From the first days of the Dey, the Pahlavi ...