Two-day Seminar on Folkloristics
Date : 9-10 February 1995.
Venue : Hosanna mount, Edamattam, Pala.
This seminar was attended by 35 postgraduate students, 15 researchers, 10 young teachers and 9 resource persons. Dr. M. V. Vishnu Nampoothiri (Folk Literature, Material Collection), Dr. Raghavan Payyanadu (Theory and Practice in Folkloristics, Approaches to Folk tales and Myths), Dr. A. K. Nambiyar (Folk Arts and Rituals), Mr. P. Antony (Narrative structure of Ballads), Dr. A. P. Andrewskutty (Folkloristics and Linguistics) and Dr. Scaria Zacharia (Folklore and Ideology) presented papers. Many young research scholars enthusiastically took part in discussions that followed the presentation of papers. Dr. Namboothiri in his inaugural lecture pointed out the need to establish Folklore museums which may in turn become store houses for folklore data. Dr. Payyanadu emphasised the importance of field work and micro projects which have a holistic approach. He offered to support such a micro project with technical assistance, if undertaken by the Association for Comparative Studies in a small village of central Kerala. Research scholars who participated in the seminar welcomed the offer