Folklorists from across world converge at CUJ
Ranchi, Jan 12: For the first time of its kind in the country, folklorists from across the globe will converge at the Central University of Jharkhand with an eight-day programme titled "Tradition, Creativity and Indigenous Knowledge: Winter School of International Folkloristics and Indigenous Culture" beginning tomorrow.
About 36 folklorists will take part in the international conglomeration that will see participants from China, Estonia, Ireland, Italy, Denmark and from different universities in the country.
The winter school of international folkloristic and indigenous culture is organised by the Centre for Tribal Folklore, Language and Literature (Central University of Jharkhand, India) and the Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore (University of Tartu, Estonia) in co-operation with the Centre of Excellence in Cultural Theory (CECT).
The winter school is aimed at bringing together doctoral students, junior and senior scholars from different countries to discuss the relationship between tradition and creativity, stability and change in folklore and vernacular cultures past and present.
Since the meeting is being held in Jharkhand, a region that abounds with the indigenous peoples of India, special attention will be paid to the indigenous peoples of the world and their traditional knowledge expressed in worldviews, belief systems, poetic and narrative genres, arts and practices of everyday life.Issued by