عنوان مقاله [English]
A reflection on the near history
A glance at the research works of historians, especially of the new generation historians, reflects their negligence to address the historical events of their time. The reason for this avoidance is probably the conservative approach to traditional thought about the temporal realm of the science of history; it means that the prevailing thought among historians is that historical events are not close to the genre of historical themes, and that historical events then need to be researched that historic dust sits on them and is far enough away from the present.
This present paper is in fact a critique of this common view of historiography. The authors of the paper believe that given the complexities of today's world and the pace of change, it is not possible to postpone thinking and writing about historical events for 30 or 50 years. Therefore, the assumption in this research is that any event that is of a historical nature and has entered the territory of the past, (a day ago, a week ago, a year ago, etc.) can be a matter for historians, and the negligence of historians on these events have many implications for the science of history. The authors believe that the field of study "Near History" can help to remedy these shortcomings.
Keywords: Near History, Oral History, Past Time, Present Time, Historian Mentality