Winter Workshop entitled ‘“Indigeneity”, Orality, and Liminal Ontologies: Methodological Pluralisms and Approaches to Culture’ (2020)

Winter Workshop “Indigeneity”, Orality, and Liminal Ontologies: Methodological Pluralisms and Approaches to Culture Diphu, Karbi Anglong, Assam, Northeast India

Organised by: University of Tartu, Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore, Estonia in collaboration with Centre for Karbi Studies, Diphu, Karbi Anglong, Nordic Centre in India, New Delhi, Marginalised & Endangered Worldviews Study Centre (MEWSC), Cork, Ireland, University of Tartu Asian Centre, Estonia with support from Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC), Karbi Anglong, Assam

Dates: 15-20 January, 2020

This five-day Winter Workshop brings international scholars of all academic levels into the dense belief-environment of Karbi Anglong, Assam, Northeast India. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the “indigeneity” of Eastern Assam, with a special focus on the orality and liminal ontologies of the Karbi, the most populous “indigenous” group in Assam. The Karbi speak a Tibeto-Burman language and much of their expressive culture exists in the form of orally transmitted narratives. A sizeable number of oral narratives comprising multiple genres can be found in variation across Karbi Anglong.

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