No. 560    |    15 November 2022


The 7th virtual meeting of Iranian oral history

Principles, Frameworks, and Standards of Conducting Oral History – 5

The 7th oral history meeting was held at the Clubhouse and Tarikhgar Rome on Saturday, December 23, 2021, under the management and hosting of Dr. Mehdi Farahani Monfared and performed by Mrs. Mosffa. In this meeting, Dr. Abolfazl Hassanabadi, Morteza Rasulipour, Dr. Habibullah Esmaili, and Dr. Mehdi Abolhasani Targhee spoke about the issue of oral history standards in theory and practice.

Part of Memories of Amir Saeedzadeh

There is always a conflict between Komalah and The Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) and they attack each other headquarters. Local forces also took advantage of the opportunity and went near the Komalah and PDKI headquarters at night, and blew up their bases with RPGs. As a result of these attacks, which is not known by were conducted by whom, the relationship between Komalah and PDKI has become tense and new divisions and conflicts have formed between them.

Preventing Distractibility in Oral History Interview

One problem that oral history researchers face is distractibility and not enough fixation by the interviewee. This situation that is sometimes accompanied with not-related issues not only undermine the narrative but also damage the narrators status for the interviewer and those who use the interview. Which measures should be on the agenda to resolve the problem or lessen its harms? To achieve this one should have a clear image of causes of distractibility.

Sit-in at Shahreza Hospital in Mashhad

During daily rallies in Mashhad, the mercenaries with the cooperation of regime agents attacked the people, and in the midst of this, some people were injured and even killed. Since Shahreza Hospital was the most important and largest hospital in Mashhad, most of the injured or killed people were transferred there. On the 22nd of Azar 1357 (December 13, 1978), the regime agents invaded there to identify and arrest the injured of the rallies and to prevent them from ...

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Da (Mother)

The Memoirs of Seyyedeh Zahra Hoseyni

Seyyedeh Zahra Hoseyni

Translated from the Persian with an Introduction by Paul Sprachman

Persian Version (2008)

Sooreh Mehr Publishing House

English Version (2014)

Mazda Publishers




I left the building. The Jannatabad administrative office was one of three adjoining rooms not far from the body washers. I knocked on the door and entered the office, where a tall, thin man around thirty-six was sitting behind a desk.

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