News for Bahman 1399 (January-February 2021)

Compiled by the website of Iranian Oral History
Translated by M.B. Khoshnevisan


According to the website of Iranian Oral History, "News of the Month" is the title of a series of reports in the website. The reports take a look at the news related to the website's subject in written and cyber media. In continuation, you read news from Bahman 1399 in the Iranian solar hijri calendar:

◄On the eve of Dah-e Fajr or the Ten-Day Dawn, the "Revolution Radio Network" started its activity and continued its work until the end of Bahman (February 18, 2021). Reza Kouchakzadeh, the director of this radio network, said: "We try to express the unsaid things in our various programs, while stating the oral history of the revolution from the language of many experts on the basis of the requirements and conditions of the day."

◄In line with the implementation of the Iranian Oral History Sports Project, Shahrzad Kordbacheh talked to Mehdi Abbasi, a sports veteran and author of sports history books, at the National Olympic Committee. Also, Mehdi Haddadpour, the administrator of the project "Oral History of Sports Complexes and Places in Tehran" conducted interviews with misters Nader Faryadshiran and Gholam Hossein Nourian, sports veterans in this field.

◄The book "The Lion of Darkhovein", which is the biography of martyr Javad Del-Azar was reviewed and criticized during a gathering called "Critique of Narration" attended by Fatemeh Dowlati, the book's author, Mohammad Ali Rokni, a literary critique and a number of people interested in oral history and story.

◄Concurrent with the anniversary of the bombing of schools in Binesh Alley on 2nd of Bahman 1365 (January 22, 1987), the Memory Morning ceremony of "Unfinished Exercises" was held in the venue of Zanjan's Mahdieh High School in the presence of the provincial officials, students and the witnesses of that bitter incident. During the show, the poster showing the beginning of collection of the oral history of those who witnessed the bombing of Binesh Alley was unveiled and the book was supposed to be published on the 2nd of Bahman 1400 (January 22, 2022).

◄Ayatollah Seyyed Ahmad Khatami, a member of the Guardian Council, in a meeting with the directors of Radio Ma'aref, which was held at the Secretariat of Leadership Experts in Qom, said, " It is necessary to recount the achievements of the revolution to the young generation by compiling the oral history of the elders of the revolution and seminaries.  

◄Regarding the production and distribution of works related to self-sacrifice and martyrdom, the Director General of the Lorestan's Foundation for Martyrs and Veterans Affairs said, "Recording and broadcasting the memoirs of the martyrs' parents under the title of "Document of Honor" is a program that has become operational since last year, and so far, 98 programs of the martyrs' parents have been recorded throughout the province and broadcast from Aflak TV Network.

◄Director General of the Foundation for Preservation of Works and Dissemination of Sacred Defense Values of West Azerbaijan Province, said: "Despite the special conditions of the country due to Covid-19 pandemic, about 80% of the programs communicated to the provinces have been achieved so far and there is no backwardness in this area, and significant progress has been made in some areas, such as the publication of documentary books, oral history books and wills of the martyrs of West Azerbaijan Province.

◄ A meeting on "Oral History and the Islamic Revolution" was organized by the Khoy Public Libraries and the national monthly "Neday-e Ghalam".

◄ In order to acquaint cinema lovers, especially the youth and future generations, with the history and events of Iranian cinema, the Cinema Museum has implemented the project of oral history interviews and the recording of the biographies of actors and actresses, and has exhibited books on the history of cinema.

◄ In the morning program of IRIB's Network 5, the author of the book "Spring Cells" said: "This book is the oral history of cells. We did what Martyr Avini did in the war for war conquests".

◄ Masoud Naseri, the Director General of Art Affairs of the Academy of Arts, said: "The oral history project of the permanent members of the Academy of Arts will be produced and compiled. In this project, the necessity of dealing with the oral history related to the permanent members of the Academy of Arts was reviewed and now the priority is to interview these members.

◄In the meeting of the Committee for Sacred Defense Documents of Khorasan Razavi Province, the senior deputy of the Director General of the Foundation for Preservation of Works and Dissemination of Sacred Defense Values of the province considered the counting of the oral history of the war combatants as a turning point in collecting historical documentations, inviting all experts and veterans of self-sacrifice and martyrdom to collect the oral history of the war veterans and combatants and download in "SAJA" system so that the researchers can use them. 

◄ One of the programs of this year's Ten-Day Dawn was the "Tell Me" festival, which was held in collaboration with the Education Department and the Art Center. In this festival, which is the oral history of the Islamic Revolution and the Sacred Defense, the students depicted a reflection of the memories of the Islamic Revolution and the Sacred Defense that they have heard from the elders.

◄Preparation and production of the largest reference and comprehensive oral history book of the medical community of the country was started. This book tries to have a different and comprehensive look at the lives and performances of 90 of the most influential figures in combat medicine.

◄The head of Qazvin Art Center said: "The documentary "The Oral History of Dey 54 "is among the research-oriented productions produced by this center, which deals with the political and social developments in Qazvin in the months leading up to the victory of the revolution through the language of the campaigners.

◄ The head of the Department of Islamic Culture and Guidance of Zarrin Dasht announced the holding of the festival "Moments of Revolution" on the occasion of the Ten-Day Dawn. Concurrent with the first day of the Ten-Day Dawn, the festival started its work in two parts: poetry and reminiscence, and the expression of oral narrations of the revolution.

◄The Friday Prayer Leader of the city of Qazvin said: "Oral historiography of the Islamic Revolution and recording the memories of the martyrs and documenting them with the help of their families is essential.

◄Zeinab Erfanian, the author of the book "The Doorway of this House is Kissable" has said: I tried to keep aspects such as being documented and referable in this book so that it could be called oral history. A series of mere interviews and reports have not been used in the book, and the principles and techniques of storytelling have been definitely used in it.

◄The book "Mr. K.M." which is the oral memoirs of Hasan Kamalian (a cultural and artistic activist from Mashhad) has been published by Rah-e Yar Publications with the research and editing of Reza Paksima, a researcher in the Oral History Department of the Office of Studies of the Cultural Front of the Islamic Revolution in Mashhad.

◄A two-volume book "History of Islamic Revolution in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari", "Islamic Revolution as Narrated by Women in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari", "Oral History of Prominent Martyrs in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari", and a collection of poetry of ode of love by Kobra Mousavi Ghahfarkhi were all unveiled during the Ten-Day Dawn.
◄Ahmad Hosseinia, the author of the book "The First Step to Victory", said: "Difference of taste and positions in expressing events and analyzing the oral history of the imposed war should be united and a defensible and valuable source should be created as a source for all writers and filmmakers.
◄Following the measures taken by the Documents Center of Astan Quds Razavi in documenting the oral history of Corona, the Mashhad's Medical System Organization in a ceremony praised this center as the only institution in the country for documenting the pandemic.
◄ The meeting "Typology of the Oral History of the Islamic Revolution" organized by the Deputy of Research and Digital Resources of the General Directorate of Research and Education of the National Archives and Library of Iran was held virtually.
◄In an interview with Farhikhtegan daily, Qassem Tabrizi dealt with the significance of paying attention to oral historiography and the obstacles in this direction, pointing to the lack of work of people in this field. He also spoke about the reasons for the limited resources of oral history and reviewed and criticized some controversial and important periods in the contemporary history of our country.
◄ A collection of interviews and lectures by Ayatollah Mahdavi Kani on the history of developments and the personalities of the revolution was published in a book entitled "Revolutionary Politics". The contents of the book are considered important documents in the oral history of the revolution.
◄ Seyed Reza Salehi ‌ Amiri, the President of the National Olympic Committee, said: "We try to introduce moral people who are the model for today's generation. The first products of oral history will be unveiled in the spring of the next year. 14 projects are currently underway, some of which have been finalized.
◄A specialized workshop on interviewing, compiling oral history and memory-writing was held in the presence of writers, interviewers and researchers in the field of resistance literature at the Cultural Center and Museum of Sacred Defense in Hamadan.
◄ The CEO of Ardabil Khoosheh Farsh Company announced the compilation of the book "Oral History of Ardabil Carpets", saying, "In this book, we have extracted the 100-year heritage of Ardabil carpets using the capacity of prominent figures, and collected it in the form of this collection.


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