Oral History News of June-July 2022

Compiled by: Iranian Oral history Website
Translated by: Fazel Shirzad


Note: According to Iranian Oral History website, "News of the Month" is the title of a series of reports on this website. These reports have a look at the news related to the topic of the website in written and virtual media. In the following, you will read news from June-July 2021.

►The deputy of documents and documents of the General Directorate for the Preservation of the Works of the Sacred Defense of East Azerbaijan said: the project of recording the oral history of the warriors of the Police Command of the East Azerbaijan Province was started in the General Department of the Preservation of the Works of the sacred defense of the Province.

►Davoud Kianian, a veteran of the theater field, announced the plan to record the oral history of children's shows in Iran by the Children's and Teens Show Foundation.

► The Children's Show Foundation published seven oral history books which were unveiled on the sidelines of the 27th Hamedan International Children and Youth Theater Festival.

► The unveiling ceremony of the first volume of the oral history of Iran's law, including visual and written speeches of the biography, life and decades of activity of four of the prominent legal professors and authors of the country, was held at the House of Humanities Thinkers.

►The deputy justice of Yazd province announced the collection of the oral history of the judiciary.

►The first specialized workshop on the oral history of the Sacred Defense of Khuzestan province was held with the presence of the General Director of Preservation of the Works and Publication of the Values of the sacred defense of Khuzestan and the teaching of Gholamreza Azizi, the former head of the Research Institute of the Organization of Documents and the National Library of Iran in Ahvaz.

►The interview and research course in oral history named after General Shahid Qamat Bayat was held in Zanjan at two preliminary and supplementary levels.

►With the efforts of Lorestan's Culture and Sustainability Studies Office and the cooperation of the Shahid Children's Solidarity Center of Poldakhtar, the oral history workshop of the revolution and sacred defense was held in Poldakhtar.

► The book "The Assyrian Red Lantern", which is a collection of oral history of Iranian sports press and the result of Ebrahim Afshar's conversation with Albert Kochowii, was reviewed in the 15th meeting of the series of Saturday evening meetings of Bukhara magazine.

►The book "Fateful Look" oral history of the Islamic Revolution centered on the life of Dr. Ebrahim Garhanei was launched by Shahid Kazemi Publishing House.

►Recording of the oral history of television producers in the Center of Visual Media Producers has started.

►The head of the clerical affairs of the holy defense of Khuzestan announced the reactivation of the oral history movement of self-sacrificing clerics in Khuzestan.

►The head of oral history studies office of Cultural Front of Zanjan Islamic Revolution announced the continuation of oral history workshops in Zanjan.

►The book "Pulpit and Passageway", oral history of Hojjat-ul-Islam Asadollah Jafari Sote was published by the General Department of Preservation of the Works and Publication of the Sacred Defense Values of Mazandaran.

► In the continuation of the series of scientific meetings of the National Museum of the Islamic Revolution and Holy Defense, the scientific meeting "The place and contribution of the oral history of the sacred defense in Jihad of Explanation" was held.

►The training workshop on the oral history of holy defense was held with the participation of the General Directorate of Preservation of the Works and Publication of the Values ​​of Holy Defense of Qazvin and the Document Center and the National Library of the province.

►Director General of Mazandaran Martyrs and Martyrs Foundation stressed the need to use the capacity of revolutionary forces in collecting the oral history of the holy defense and the martyrs' community of Mazandaran province.

►In the first interview session in the oral archive unit of Yazd Province National Library and Document Center, collecting the history of order and security in Yazd Province was keyed.

►A review meeting on the oral history of martyrs' mothers was held in Kerman.

►The 30th meeting of "Eternal Generation", with the presence of a group of warriors of the Holy Defense, was held in the Hall of Thought of Mirdamad Cultural Institute with the aim of explaining the oral history of the sacred defense.

►Mir Emaduddin Fayazi, the author of 18 books in the field of sacred defense, said in the second special period of the national program "From the Realm of Pen" that oral history is an excuse to make the society stronger.

►The review session of the book "From the Mother's Bosom" was held in Hosseinieh Honar Sabzevar with the presence of the author of the work, Mohammad Hakamabadi, experts, young writers and those interested in oral history and literature.

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