Seda (Voice), Oral History News Bulletin, New Series, No. 3 & 4



10 April 2011

Seda (Voice), Oral History News Bulletin, New Series, No. 3
Seda (Voice), oral history news bulletin, which was published in 12 issues in 2009, is going to be published with some differences in contents and numbers in 2010.
In the new series of Seda which are going to be published in four issues, the section of “Introducing Institutions” is dedicated to Oral History weblogs and the “Memory” section which was dedicated to the birth and death dates of oral history interviewees will change to “The Memory of Childhood”. “The Memory of Childhood” will present the memoirs of interviewees from their childhoods that have been told during their interviews with the Oral History department of Iranian National Library and Documents Center. The other parts would be presented in the same previous way.
Seda Bulletin is produced in the General Office of Informatics and Communications at National Documents Deputyship and it aims to present news and information in Oral History of Iran and the world.

News:

Documenting the history of nursing school
In the memory of Dr. Alinaghi Monzavi, a philosopher, writer and manuscript specialist
Conducting a round table on the role of oral history in social development
The Australian Oral History Association
Conducting the oral history of the chemical bombardment of Sardasht by the Peace museum of Tehran
An oral history project on the movements seeking independence in South Asia at the International Institute of Social Studies

Weblogs:
Space Dog Podcast

Writer:
Paula Hamilton

Audio-Visual Informatics Groups:
A collection of Interviews with literary figures, poets, and story tellers in National Library and Archives of IR of Iran

The Memory of Childhood:
Farkhondeh is a kind girl
Peaceful coexistence
Passion for school
Lost days with grandmother
A diplomat's child


Seda (Voice), Oral History News Bulletin, New Series, No. 4

News:
Shiva Night
Persian Gulf War
Blue-ray Discs, more volume and better quality
About the Oral History educational Workshop
The Oral History Review in Oxford University Journals
The Very First Conference of the Narrators of the Holy Defense
Spring Gift

Weblogs:
Zahan

Writer:
Charles T. Morrissey

Audio-Visual Informatics Groups:

A collection of Interviews with professors of History, Iranian Studies, and Archeologists

The Memory of Childhood:

"Sobhi Mohtadi, a great story teller"
Childhood Hardships of a scientist
A juvenile calligrapher
The fame of Layegh
Sound and music during childhood

Translated by: Jairan Gahan



 
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Loss of Memory in Pahlavi Prisons

In total, [I was in prison] about 6 years in two arrests. For the first time after several years, a soldier arranged my escape. I do not know why! Maybe he was one of the influential elements of Islamic groups. They took me to the hospital for the treatment of my hand, which was broken due to the callousness of an officer.

Hajj Pilgrimage

I went on a Hajj pilgrimage in the early 1340s (1960s). At that time, few people from the army, gendarmerie and police went on a pilgrimage to the holy Mashhad and holy shrines in Iraq. It happened very rarely. After all, there were faithful people in the Iranian army who were committed to obeying the Islamic halal and haram rules in any situation, and they used to pray.

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Attack on Halabcheh narrated

With wet saliva, we are having the lunch which that loving Isfahani man gave us from the back of his van when he said goodbye in the city entrance. Adaspolo [lentils with rice] with yoghurt! We were just started having it when the plane dives, we go down and shelter behind the runnel, and a few moments later, when the plane raises up, we also raise our heads, and while eating, we see the high sides ...