The non-governmental Organization for Indigenous Knowledge and Oral Traditions of Western Iran held its first congress on 2 & 3 October 2003 in the city of Kermanshah (Iran). This congress was very good received by a good number of citizens of the Kermanshah province and many scholars from other parts of the country. Not only several hundreds of them took active part in the above-mentioned congress, but also even afterwards many contacted the organizers to find out that the organization continues its broad activities.
This positive attitude encouraged us to dedicate much time and energy in introducing indigenous knowledge of Western Iran, resulting in the publication of this book as the first step to reach the goals of the above mentioned non-governmental organization.
In other words the publication of this book has been a direct response to the unexpected interests of the people towards this non-governmental organization.
The book constitutes four chapters, concerning indigenous knowledge and oral traditions of Western Iran: The first chapter which is written by Fariborz Hamzeh’ee, attempts to show the importance of cultural ecology in relation to the natural ecology of the mankind. Second chapter is a methodological discussion by Abdolhamid Papzan, regarding investigations in the field of indigenous knowledge. In the third chapter Hamzeh’ee tries to show the cultural importance of Western Iran, as one of the oldest centers of human civilization.
Publication of the Organization for Indigenous Knowledge and Oral Traditions of Western Iran, No. 1
To the Investigations
In Indigenous Knowledge and Oral Traditions of Western Iran
M. Reza Fariborz Hamzeh’ee Abdolhamid Papzan
(PhD, Dr. phil., PDr., Dr. habil.) (Phd)
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In the interdesciplinary fields of History, Iranian Studies, Kurdology, Ethnology, Sociology and Sustainable Development, Indegenous Knowledge and Oral Traditions