Oral History News of May-June 2024

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 site in written and virtual media. In the following, you will read news from May-June 2024.

► On the occasion of the martyrdom of Ayatollah Raisi, the President of Iran, the Islamic Revolution Documentation Center has published for the first time parts of his memories recorded in the oral history treasure of this center. Also, on the pretext of the martyrdom of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, martyr Hossein Amirabdollahian, a part of his memoirs was also published by this center for the first time.

►In an interview with Isna, theater director Mustafa Bouadhar said: The narrators of the Holy Defense living in Khorramshahr are one of the treasures of the oral history of the war and liberation of Khorramshahr.

►Hossein Bazarafkan, the author of Dezfouli, said in an interview with Ibna: Tens of thousands of pages of the authors' research and research work in the field of oral history of Khuzestan are rotting in closets and have not had the opportunity to be published and communicated with the audience.

►The book review program "Moj-e- Majnoon" was held on the occasion of Khorramshahr's liberation anniversary on May 25 at Ayatollah Malik Hosseini Yasouj Central Library. In this ceremony, the importance of the author's faithfulness to the narrator's tone in writing oral history, inappropriate cataloging and observance of chronological order in telling memories were discussed.

►On the occasion of the 23rd of May, the unveiling ceremony of the book "Tell me a story, mother, the oral history of the Abadeh city hymn group" was held in the conference hall of the Abadeh city education department.

► The review meeting of the book "Political and Armed Activity" (oral history of Hezbollah group 1947-1972) was held in the meeting hall of the Islamic Revolution Documentation Center.

►Director General of Martyrs and Veterans Foundation of Mazandaran said in the meeting of the committee of honoring and collecting the works of martyrs: more than 5,600 cases of the oral history of the parents of the martyrs were recorded in the form of interviews.

►The representative of the Oral History Unit of the Cultural Front Studies Office of the Islamic Revolution in Hamedan announced the publication of the popular call for the narrative of the Martyr.

►The Director of Oral History of the Holy Defense Documents Organization said: In 31 general offices of the cities of Tehran province, about 74,000 hours of interviews with fighters have been recorded and 500 books have been compiled and are in the process of being published.

► The head of Zanjan province's artistic field said: During the martyrdom of the martyr, 10 women oral history writers were sent to Tabriz, Zanjan and Abhar cities, and they collected folk narratives by being among the people.

►The "Fingerprint" program, which is the narrative of the oral history of Iran's Forensic Medicine Organization at critical moments in history, is made in 26 episodes and broadcast on Salamat channel. This program, produced by Mustafa Pourmohammadi and written and directed by Mehdi Sohrabi, is broadcasted on Fridays at 21:00 on the Salamat Sima channel, and the repetition of this program is broadcast on Saturdays around 12:30.

► Friday prayer leader of Kerman said: The mission of Ta'ziyya is to depict the oral history of Ashura, and the more correct and correct the movement of Imam Hussein (PBUH) is transmitted, the more lasting educational effect it has.

►Director General of North Khorasan Culture and Guidance said: Considering the presence of 38,000 fighters in the province, recording oral history is an urgent need.

► Deputy Minister and Deputy Minister of Cultural Heritage of the country said: The oral history of nearly 30 faces of veterans has been recorded, which will be unveiled in the third edition of the list of lasting faces of cultural heritage.

►The first interview training workshop in oral history will be held with the focus of Martyr Rais Ali Delvari under the initiative of Islamic Revolution Arts Center of Bushehr province.

►The governor of Hormozgan said: It is necessary for the art field of the province to compile the oral history of Hormozgan and introduce the real heroes of Hormozgan province.

► The 32nd title of the "Islamic Revolution" book series of Iran Publications titled "Guide" deals with the narratives of the martyr Mohammad Sadegh Amani. This book has been published by the efforts of Mohammad Mehdi Eslami in 464 pages and cut out of ragai at a price of 325 thousand tomans.

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