Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Council for Historical Research (KCHR) will organise a three-day international seminar on the state of the art of research in Kerala’s History here from March 16, KCHR Chairman K.N. Panikkar said.
The seminar, intended to provide a platform for scholars and researchers world-wide to interact and experience an intellectually productive event, would bring together scholars working on the history of Kerala in India and aboard, he told reporters here.
A galaxy of eminent historians and social scientists from outside the state, including Prof Romila Thapar, Prof Bruce Kapfere, prof Rohin Jeffrey, prof Iqtidar Alam Khan, Prof Fritz Stall and prof Dick Whittakar were expected to be take part in the seminar, he said.
Panikkar said the seminar would assess the trends and developments in historical writing on Kerala, to identify the missing links and point out new directions. During the seminar, the history of Kerala would be examined under four broad themes like social, political, economic and cultural and intellectual histories, he said.
As part of the seminar two symposia would be organised on ”Emerging Areas of Historical Research: Interdisciplinary Dimensions’ and ‘Religious Institutions and their Social Function”, he said.