8-10 February 2012











In connection with the UGC-CPE project Developing Micro-history: Methodology and Practice, the Post-graduate & Research Department of History is organizing a three-day workshop on 8th, 9th and 10thFebruary 2012. This workshop is a follow up of the programmes and workshops organized by the Department earlier, for launching the project and to discuss the methodological and theoretical issues involved in it. On the basis of such activities, the Department has prepared a list of themes to be worked out and a team of project participants is constituted. The teams have initiated the project work and have conducted preliminary surveys and fieldwork. 

The present workshop is intended to review the work already done and to discuss about the future course of action to be followed. It is aimed at providing theoretical and methodological clarity on micro-historical research and to equip the project participants with necessary skills to proceed on with the task confidently.  

We cordially invite you to be with us on the occasion and to take part in the whole deliberations of the programme.


Coordinator                                           Head of the Dept                                         Principal





Inaugural Session (9-30 to 11 .30 am)


Welcome: Prof. E.K. Fazalurahman(HOD, History)

Review of the Project: Dr. M.R. Manmathan (Coordinator)

Presidential Address: Prof. E.P. Imbichikoya (Principal)

Release of history farookVol.VII (Working Paper Series)

Keynote Address: Sri K.E.N.Kunhahamed (Writer and critic)

Topic: Text, Context and the Politics of Reading: Conflicting Ideologies  

Vote of Thanks: Vincy. C.K (Secretary, History Association)


Technical Session I   (11.45 am to 1.00 pm)

Welcome: Dr. T. Muhammedali

Presentation: Dr. Jayasree Nair(Dept. of History, Nehru College, Kanhangad)

Topic: Exploring the Field:  Micro Research and Archaeological Method

Discussants: Muhammed Anees, Riju, Jumana Sherin

Vote of Thanks:  Rajeeb. K.K


Technical Session II   (2.00 pm to 3.15 pm)

Welcome: Dr. M.R Manmathan

Presentation: Dr.Abdul Razak (Dept. of History, PSMO College, Tirurangadi)

Topic: From Micro to Macro History and Back: Understanding “The Cheese and the Worms“

Discussant: Lukmanul Hakeem (Dept. of History, Maharajas College, Ernakulam)

Vote of Thanks:  Shibli


Technical Session III   (3.30 pm to 4.30 pm)

Welcome: Saleena. K

Presentation: Jose Varghese(Dept. of History, NAM College, Kallikandy)

Topic: Biography of a Town: Tellicherry during Colonial Times

Discussants: Vincy. C.K, Mirshab, Yasir. P.P

Vote of Thanks: Shareef


Technical Session IV (9.30 am to 11.00 am)

Welcome: Prof. E.K. Fazalurahman

Presentation: Dr.Sanal Mohan (School of Social Sciences, MG University, Kottayam)

Topic: Writing Social Memory: Problems of Methodology

Discussants: Shahina. P, Jimsha. M.P, Ansina

Vote of Thanks: Najma

Technical Session V (11.30 am to 1.00 pm)

Welcome: Ambili. P

Presentation: Manoj Kumar.P.S (Dept of History, KKTM College, Pullut)

Topic: Everyday Lives - Tarawadu: Gender, Hegemony and Violence

Discussant: Lukmanul Hakeem (Dept. of History, Maharajas College, Ernakulam)

Vote of Thanks:

Technical Session VI (2.00pm to 4.00 pm)

Welcome: Dr. M.R. Manmathan

Presentation: Dr. K.N.Ganesh ( Dept of History, University of Calicut)

Topic: Micro-historical Research: Methodological Issues

Discussants: Shamli. C.K, Faseela, Sagitha. P

Vote of Thanks:


Technical Session VII (9.30 am to 11.00 am)

Proposal formulation – Group Discussion

Led by Dr.T.Muhammedali

Technical Session VIII (11.30 am to 1.00 pm)

Presentation of Project Report – Synopsis Discussion

Led by Dr. M.R.Manmathan

Valedictory Session (2.00 to 3.00 pm)