Oral History of Caviar

“A memorandum of understanding was recently signed between the head of Iranian National Commission for the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Hojjatollah Ayyoubi, and the CEO of Specialized Agricultural Services Holding Company, Mohammad Mojabi, to found Iran’s National Caviar Museum. The museum will be located in the city of Kiashahr in the northern Gilan Province, Mehr News Agency reported. Based on the MoU, the two sides will collaborate on international issues related to caviar and for compiling the oral history of the Caspian Sea caviar.  Read full story here.

Oral History in Iran

The oral history project manager Vahid Tabaei elaborated on oral history definition as well as his current projects in this area. For Tabaei, oral history is a part of contemporary history at whose heart is incident. “We take an incident and interview the people who have taken part in it or have been its eyewitnesses,” he said.  In an interview with IBNA, Tabaei said that the difference between oral history and memory is that when someone talks on his memory or writes on it, he retells some part of the incidents that has had impact on him/her. For full story click here.