Iranian and Kurdish Digital Sound Archive


The Institute of Iranian Studies, Georg-August-University Goettingen, is in the process of building up a Digital Sound Archive for various recordings in Iranian languages. Materials to be included prominently contain recordings in Kurdish (we are privileged to be able to include the recordings of Prof. J. Blau and Prof. D. N. McKenzie), sound-material in Persian, Pashto, Yaghnobi and other Iranian languages, and recordings made by the Professor Mary Boyce in Zoroastrian communities of Yazd and Kerman in the 1960s.

The project is carried out in consultation with the Institut kurde de Paris, France and with the Kurdish Section of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, the UK.

We would be very grateful if anyone who has relevant sound material which they wish to share with the academic community, would let us publish that material as part of the Archive. Copyright remains with the author/collector/interviewer.

For further information, please contact: Dr. Khanna Omarkhali