Oral History News of Esfand 1400

(20/02/2022 to 20/03/2022)

Iranian Oral History Website
Translated by: Zahra Hosseinian


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 Esfand 1400 can be read:

  • The unveiling ceremony of the Iranian Sports Oral History was held on February 21, 2022, at the National Olympic Academy. Mohammad Poladgar, Vice-president of Championship Sports, Reza Salehi Amiri, president of the National Olympic Committee, Mohammad Reza Davarzani, Mostafa Hashemi Taba, Keikavous Saeedi were among the participants in this ceremony. Eighteen books on the oral history of Iranian sports were unveiled at this ceremony.
  • Referring to the execution of the second phase of the "Oral History of Martyrs' Parents" project in Lorestan, The director-general of the Lorestan Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans said: "At this stage, the memories of 220 martyrs' parents will be recorded during Shohada Week."
  • The unveiling ceremony of 16 literary and oral history of the Holy Defense books was held in Birjand, in which a group of officials and authors participated.
  • A specific oral history workshop was held for students at Lorestan University.
  • The Deputy Director of the Provincial Department in the Culture and Resistance Studies Bureau of Hozeh Honari stated: "Accurate archiving of documents and sources of published oral history works, and those, which are under production, in provincial centers is a serious necessity."
  • The head of judges of the 19th Holy Defense Book Award in the field of "Oral History" and "Sources and Reference Books", reported: "Only three reference books were judged. It is worth to be pondered, and it can even be said that it is a warning sign in publishing reference books. The decrease in quantities and the lack of interest in researching and publishing holy defense references are worrying."
  • Hamshahri newspaper will be interviewed Leila Nazari Gilande, one of the authors of oral history of holy defense literature, whose new work, Haj Jalal, has been elected for the special section of the 14th Jalal Al-Ahmad Literary Award.
  • Gholamreza Azizi, head of the Documentary Research Institute of the National Archives and Library of Iran, announced: "With the cooperation of the National Archives and Library of Iran and the Children's Play Foundation, the project of 100-year oral history of children and adolescent theater in Iran was launched."
  • The 10th specialized meeting of oral history experts in holy defense was held on February 27, 2022.
  • The 1st issue of the new volume of "Two Quarterly Journal of Oral History Research" (Volume 13, No. 1) was published under the editorship of Dr. Morteza Nouraei.
  • The deputy of the Cultural Department of West Azerbaijan Hozeh Honari said: "The hasty entry into the field of holy defense oral history makes the researchers and experts fail to extract and compile influential concepts and events."
  • Emphasizing the need to speed up the preparation of oral histories of martyrs' parents, the director-general of the Lorestan Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans pointed out: "So far, more than 800 oral histories have been compiled, and 215 cases are on the agenda."
  • The documentary "Oral History of Maragheh Health System" was produced, and it is ready to be released by the attempt and participation of 21 active pioneers in the field of health.
  • The 1st edition of The Oral History of Golestan Palace was published by the Golestan Palace Research Office.
  • Ash-e Posht Jebheh: Narrative of the Khuzestan Women’s Efforts behind the Front, was published by the Ahwaz Oral History Office.
  • With the cooperation and participation of the Provinces Steering Department, Zanjan Hozeh Honari announced the registration for an oral history research workshop.
  • Stating that recording oral history is one of the main points of jihad, the author of The Age of Imam Khomeini pointed out: "Teachers of Education Organization worked hard during the holy defense, and examples of their efforts have been described in Ash-e Posht Jebheh."
  • The managing director of the National Pension Fund stated: "New electronic devices and cyberspace have caused an identity crisis in a part of the society, and using the experience of retirees and telling oral history can save the society from generational rupture."
  • The skill of making dolls in the Alulak village of Qazvin has been registered as an intangible work in the list of national monuments of Iran, which plays an effective role in conveying the oral and cultural history of the region and preserving and reviving this forgotten art and skill.
  • An oral history workshop was held for the activists of the Social Transformation office of Khatam al-Awsiya Cultural Foundation at the Amir al-Mo'menin Ali School in Rasht.
  • The unveiling ceremony of the 7-volume Oral History of One Hundred Years of Children and Adolescent Theater in Iran was held.
  • Hassan Majidian, an author and literary critic, has reviewed five oral history books published by Rahyar Publication, affiliated with the Cultural Front of the Islamic Revolution.
  • Pointing out that the Blood Pool has been compiled by young women of the new generation of the revolution, and stating that this book is a comprehensive research on the oral history of Andimeshk women's struggle, Alireza Mokhtarpour pointed in the unveiling ceremony of this book: "The epic of these zealous women of Ahwaz and Andimeshk, like hundreds of other epics, has remained unsaid and overlooked."
  • The general director of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Foundation for the Preservation and Publication of Sacred Defense Works and Values said: "During the last year, about 40 holy defense books in the field of memories, biography, stories, oral history, poetry, children, documentary, etc. were published and released in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad."
  • The general director of the Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans stated: "Holding oral history training courses is an inevitable necessity. We can witness the creation of better and higher quality works in the future by empowering authors in this field."

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