A three-day international conference on ‘people’s history’ began at Rajshahi University (RU) on Thursday aims at expanding education and research on the issue for furthermore enriching the field.
The Department of History at RU and People History Cultural Centre (PHCC) are jointly hosting the conference titled “Culture, Peace and Education: From the Perspective of Peoples’ History” at Senate Building of the university.
Chairman of University Grants Commission Prof Kazi Shahidullah inaugurated the conference as the chief guest, and RU Vice-chancellor Prof Abdus Sobhan presided over the programme.
RU Pro-VCs Prof Ananda Kumar Shaha and Prof Chowdhury Jakaria, Bangabandhu Chair of Bangladesh University of Professionals Professor Dr Syed Anwar Hossain, Assistant Indian High Commissioner Sanjib Bhatty and PHCC President Prof Mesbah Kamal also spoke on the occasion.
Around 100 papers in 13 technical sessions in addition to 10 papers in the opening day’s four plenary sessions on various issues and sub-issues covering culture, peace and education are scheduled to be presented in the three-day conference.
More than 200 historians, teachers, researchers, students and professional experts from both home and abroad are taking part in the conference.