Oral History News of Bahman 1400

(covering period: 21/01/2022 to 19/02/2022)

Iranian Oral History Website
Translated by: Zahra Hosseinian

2022-3-2


According to the Iranian Oral History Website, "Month News" is the title of the reports on this site. These reports take a look at the news related to the website topic in print and virtual media. In the following, news of Bahman 1400 can be read:

  • The 3rd National Conference on the Oral History of the Holy Defense was organized by the  Foundation for the Preservation and Publication of Sacred Defense Works and Values and the National Library of Iran, along with the unveiling of documentary books as well as the oral history of the Holy Defense, was held on the 29th and 30th of January.
  • The secretary of the 40th Fajr Theater Festival, Hossein Mosafer Astaneh, announced in the "Shahr-e Farang" the holding of a "From Idea to Performance" workshop and the organizers' endeavors to record the oral history of the last 39 periods.
  • The Director-General of Islamic Culture and Guidance of Yazd announced: 'More than 2000 books on the Islamic Revolution and Oral History will be distributed and donated among the target community in the Fajr decade.'
  • The specialized meeting on the oral history of "Operation Valfajr-8" and the commemoration of the martyrs of this operation, which was victorious under the code name "Ya Fatemeh Al-Zahra," was held on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Hazrat Zahra (PBUH) in the Jamaran District Corps.
  • The working group for recording the oral history of the veteran students of the Foundation for the Preservation and Publication of Sacred Defense Works and Values was planned.
  • With the approach of sacred defense, the masters and the selected ones of the oral history course were honored and appreciated in a ceremony in Qom.
  • The Scientific Association of Entrepreneurship and Innovation held a symposium on compiling an oral history of entrepreneurship.
  • The head of Kurdistan hozeh Honari said: 'Focusing attention on and introducing prominent art masters to the new generation are an essential task of cultural and artistic institutions. In the form of oral history projects, the Hozeh Honari has put the issues of recording and publishing memories and biographies of artists on the agenda.
  • The director-general of the Kermanshah Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans announced the filing of nearly 18,000 cultural files for veterans.
  • The cultural deputy of the Khuzestan Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans announced the registration of 200 cases of oral history of the martyrs' parents.
  • The Deputy Minister of Heritage, Culture, Tourism, and Handicrafts announced: "The recording of Iran's oral history has begun, and the oral history of more than 50 Iranian eminent will be recorded."
  • The training course on 'Interviewing the Oral History of the Holy Defense' was held at the General Directorate of the Foundation for the Preservation and Publication of Sacred Defense Works and Values in Mazandaran.
  • In the symposium of the narrators of the Torbat-e Jam holy defense, the necessity of counting the oral history of the veterans of jihad and resistance was emphasized.
  • The recording of the oral history of Iranian volleyball ended after two years by order of the National Olympic Committee.
  • With the help of the North Khorasan Hozeh Honari, a part of the oral history of the Islamic Revolution was published in North Khorasan.
  • The third edition of Women's Liberation Day: The oral history of the Mashhad women's uprising on January 8, by Somayeh Zoghi, was published by Rah-e Yar Publications.
  • A meeting on "Crossing the Revolution; Narration of the events of the Islamic Revolution" was held in the presence of the 2nd Brigadier General Pilot Mohammad Karim Abedi, the narrator of the oral history of the Islamic Revolution and the Holy Defense, at the Central Library of Park Shahr.
  • The documentary series "Event Report," the visual narrative of the oral history of the Holy Defense Theater, and the book, Farewell to Sardar and Six Accompanying Plays, Selected works of the first playwriting competition of "Sardar Delhaha," were unveiled at the Family Cultural Center.
  • The 2nd session of a workshop on the oral history of the Holy Defense was held with the attendance of a group of writers and researchers in the meeting hall of the general directorate of the Foundation for the Preservation and Publication of Sacred Defense Works and Values in Mazandaran.
  • The review meeting of the oral history book, Qanat to Qonout, was held with attendance of the narrator and author, as well as writers in the field of sacred defense literature at the General Office for Preservation of Relics and Publication of the Values of Sacred Defense of Mazandaran.
  • The commander of the Qom Corps announced the compilation of the oral history of the holy defense in the art, movie, and book form.
  • The head of the Holy Defense Documentation and Research Center said: the number of 560 research projects in the field of oral history of war commanders and the identity details of IRGC units during the Holy Defense is being carried out in the Holy Defense Documentation and Research Center.
  • The Office of Culture and Sustainability Studies at the Hozeh Honari of the Islamic Revolution of Kurdistan, in cooperation with the Ava Chakavok Cultural and Art Institute, holds a specialized course on collecting and compiling the oral history of the Holy Defense.
  • The training course on ‘fundamentals of oral history in the field of the progress of the Islamic Revolution’ was organized by the Islamic Students Association of Central Tehran Branch.
  • The unveiling ceremony of two books on the oral history of Ayatollah Mohsen Heidari, the representative of the people of Khuzestan in the Assembly of Leadership Experts, was held in the Al-Ghadir seminary in Ahvaz.
  • The first volume of Conversation with Educated Faces of Tabriz, by Hassan Alizad Parvin, was published and released.
  • The memoir and documentary on the life of Haj Ali Khorshidi were unveiled in a ceremony organized by the Oral History Working Group of Jamkaran Mosque.

 



 
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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.

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A Critique on Oral history of War Commanders

“Answering Historical Questions and Ambiguities Instead of Individual-Organizational Identification”
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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.