Oral History News of June-July 2022

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


Note: According to the 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 July-August 2021.

►The cultural and educational vice president of North Khorasanۥs Martyrs and Martyrs Foundation announced the beginning of the oral history training course at both preliminary and advanced levels.

►The cultural and oral history gathering of "Village Radio" was held with a look at the origin and performance of this program (from the beginning until now).

►The Deputy Organizer and Spokesperson of the Policy Council of the Friday Imams of the country said: There is a very special project on the agenda regarding the oral history of the Friday Imams, and we are recording video files of the Friday Prayer Imams.

►The head of the Holy Defense Documents and Documents Organization emphasized the need to clarify the Holy Defense documents and allocate the national budget line to the provinces to collect documents, and oral history and complete the Holy Defense museums.

►The oral history workshop for artists from Birjand, Beshroieh, Tabas, and Ferdous cities will be held in virtual space under the auspices of Ismail Hashimabadi

►Director General of Gilan Holy Defense Artifacts Preservation considered oral history as a bridge between the past and the future and said: Art is the best tool to convey national identity and the history of the revolution and the culture of sacrifice and martyrdom, and we should use this intangible cultural heritage to educate the young generation.

►The director of the office of sustainable literature of the deputy directorate of the artistic provinces in Yazd said: that in the field of expertise in the field of sustainable literature and oral history, the capacity and capabilities of city experts are used in the headquarters.

►Director General of Public Libraries of Khuzestan province said: that honoring and appreciating the families of martyrs and writing and recording the oral history of the sacred defense era is appropriate and necessary for a series of cultural programs and events.

►The oral history of Sohan Qom was reviewed at the meeting of the Qom Research Foundation.

►Due to the efforts of the clerics of Dezful Cultural Center, the second project of recording the oral history of the clergy with the topic of the oral history of the student of Hojjat-ul-Islam, Hajj Ebrahim Alami, was launched.

►The head of clerical affairs of the Holy Defense of Khuzestan said: Our priority in the capital of sacrifice, jihad, and martyrdom is the oral history of prominent scholars and prominent clerics of the province.

►The unveiling ceremony of 31 titles of the book on the oral history of the country's sports was held in the Farsi master hall of the National Olympic and Paralympic Academy, with the presence of Seyed Hamid Sajjadi, Minister of Sports and Youth, and Seyed Reza Salehi Amiri, the head of the National Olympic Committee.

►The Culture and Sustainability Studies Office of the Islamic Revolution of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari called for the production of oral history works in the province.

►In the 67th session of the oral history of General Safavi, the strategy of the Iraqi army in the development of the combat organization, and the economic, political, and military situation of the Iraqi army in 1987 were examined.

►During her lifetime, the mother of Martyr Babaei recorded her memories and memorabilia in the oral history treasure of the Islamic Revolution Records Center; For this reason, the Islamic Revolution Documentation Center published excerpts of his memories on the occasion of the 40th day of his death.

►Director General of Lorestan Martyrs and Veterans Affairs Foundation said: Nothing is as long-lasting as oral history and opportunities should be used to record the memories of parents and spouses of 70% of martyrs and veterans.

►The person in charge of sustainable literature in the art field of Ardabil province announced the organization of the oral history and memoirs training club in Ardabil and the publication of the call for registration.

►The recording of the oral history of General Hassan Shahwarpour, commander of the Guards Corps of Khuzestan province, was keyed in the Holy Defense Documents and Research Center.

►The book "Hirman" narrating part of the memories of the people of Lorestan from the days of martyrdom of Haj Qassem Soleimani, written by Rana Moradinasab, was published by Rah Yar Publishing House as part of the project of recording the memories and oral history of the revolution.

►The first interview session with Ayatollah Seyyed Mahmoud Vaziri was held at the oral history studio of Yazd Province National Library and Document Center.

►The head of the country's welfare organization said in an intimate meeting with Azadegans working at the headquarters at the same time as the anniversary of Azadegan's arrival in the Islamic homeland: the memories of each Azadegan before the retirement period should be recorded as an oral history in the form of a joint book.

►A special educational workshop for students was held in Ahvaz to collect the oral history of eminent and self-sacrificing scholars and clerics of Khuzestan province.

►Director General of Kermanshah Province Martyr and Martyrs Foundation said: In order to promote the culture of sacrifice and martyrdom, we have prepared 1,400 oral history programs, during which the memories of martyrs and the martyr community have been recorded.

►The book "Fighting Devotee" which deals with the oral history of the life and struggles of Ayatollah Mousavi Shali was published.

►Director General of Mazandaran Martyrs and Martyrs Affairs Foundation said: We receive the oral history of the memories of all freed veterans over 50% and freedmen with more than 5 years of captivity, and we also hope that all memories will be recorded in 2023.

Number of Visits: 411


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