International conference on The Punjab : History and Culture is scheduled to be held at Islamabad-Pakistan in November 2019.
It is worth mentioning here, that arranging conferences is one of the primary mandates of the NIHCR to bring scholars and students together to, not only highlight comparatively ignored areas of research with reference to a specific topic but also to provide an opportunity to the young scholars, to meet experts on their area of research to seek guidance and explore dynamic avenues of research. In this pursuit, the present conference is focusing the largest province, in terms of population, of Pakistan.
The NIHCR – QAU focusing and promoting the History and Culture of Pakistan was established in December 1973.
Since then, the Institute has been promoting research and publishing works on the history and culture of Muslims of South Asia, Muslim Freedom Movement, Quaid-i-Azam and the Islamic State of Pakistan.
It has a rich library which is visited by a large number of national and international researchers and scholars.
The Institute has organized a great number of seminars, conferences and workshops on research and development at national and international levels.
In this regard, a series of conferences on regional history and cultures of Pakistan was initiated in 2012. NIHCR has conducted international conferences on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: History and Culture, Balochistan: History and Culture, and Sindh: History and Culture in 2012, 2014 and 2015 respectively.
The fourth international conference of this series titled, ‘The Punjab: History and Culture’ is planned to be organized on November 12-14, 2019.
Main themes of the The Punjab: History and Culture 2019 are:
- History and Culture
- Historiography and Cultural Mapping
- Various perspectives in History Writing
- Historical Evolution of the Punjab (from ancient to the present)
- Indus Valley Civilization , Harrapan Civilization and the Punjab (Ancient Narratives)
- Archeology and Museology
- The Punjab through Ages
- Politics: Continuity and Change (Politics of the Punjab during Freedom Movement
- Mysticism: Sufis and Saints of the Punjab
- Cultural/Lingual traditions and diversity
- Press and Media
- Literature: Alternate Perspectives of Fictional Ideas
- The Punjab’s Arts, Crafts and Civil Society
- Oral History; Folklore and Oral Tradition
- Gender Issues and Women Contribution in Development
- Princely States of the Punjab and their merger with Pakistan
- Industrial Development
- Elements of Convergence and divergence in the East and West Punjab
Punjab History and Culture Conference 2019 Summary