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Series of talks between Miras-e-farda and lecturers and researchers of social science & Interdisciplinary studies

May 9th, 2014

Part one- interview with the director of the project “Ritual healings in southern coasts and islands of Iran”  

Interviewer : Sorayya Lashkari

sadegh deghati inside of Issa father ghaderi Salakh village - January 2010 Photographer: Jalal Jafar pour

sadegh deghati inside of Issa father ghaderi
Salakh village – January 2010
Photographer: Jalal Jafar pour, MirasFarda Archive

Miras-e-farda Institute is a known name in the field of anthropological and ethnological studies in Iran with about 200 researcher members who collaborate with the institute.

Within seven years, since the start of Miras-e-farda, a lot of research schemes have been carried out by the institutes’ researchers in rural, urban and tribal societies, three documentary films have been produced, several congresses and exhibitions have been held and different educational courses of Mythology and ethnographic documentary making & photography  have been run. The year 2012 was the year of some publications and visual works’ release by the institute.

Among all works and projects conducted by Miras-e-farda, there are some multipurpose and important projects that stand out. The ones which are so vast and difficult that raise the question “how could they successfully be carried out and what motivations were behind them”?

To find the answer to this question encouraged us to have an interview with Mohammad Sadeq Deghati Najd, the institute’s managing director and the head of the project “Ritual healings in southern coasts and islands of Iran”. It can be viewed as follow.

As the head of this project, can you please explain about the project of southern healers in Iran? When did you start this project and what was your motivation and objection? Read more…