Public Lecture by Dr. Tom Licence (University of East Anglia, England) on ' A History of Garbage: The Origins of a Throwaway Society' - 7th Nov at Pattanam & 11th Nov at Thiruvananthapuram

Public lecture by Dr. Irving L. Finkel :“A Great Adventure: The Ark before Noah!” on 25th Sep 2015

Launching of the web portal on 'Digitizing Kerala's Past

Puthupally Raghavan Memorial Annual Public Lecture on16th March 2015

Kerala Council for Historical Research (KCHR)
is organizing
Puthupally Raghavan Memorial
Annual Public Lecture

on 16th March 2015 (5 pm)

Fourth Estate Hall
Press Club, Statue, Thiruvananthapuram
Dr. K.P. Shankaran
Associate Professor (Retd.), St. Stephen’s College, Delhi
will deliver the lecture
‘Gandhi’s anti-metaphysical Darsana and
his critique of Capitalist Societies’

Prof. K.N. Panikkar
Chairman, KCHR
will preside over the function
You are cordially invited with friends
With warm regards
P. J. Cherian
Director, KCHR
(Join us for a cup of tea at 4.30 pm)

Colloquium - 'Reflections on the Electoral Mandate 2014' at Senate Chamber, University of Kerala on 11th July 2014, 10 am

Colloquium is jointly organized by the Kerala Council for Historical Research [KCHR]
and the Institute of English at the Senate Chamber, University of Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram on Friday, 11th July, 2014 at 10.00 am.
Professor Aijaz Ahmad, eminent theoretician and political thinker will speak on the occasion.

Reflections on the Electoral Mandate 2014: The colloquium offers reflections on the
ificance of BJP's return to power with a clear-cut majority, in the short as well as the longer term.
It interrogates the new conjunction between corporate power, neoliberal political
economy and Hindutva ideology. What have been the logics at work in the Indian
polity over forty years or so, since the Emergency more or less, which has finally led
to this denouement? What implications does these new conjunctions have for
definitions of Indian national polity? How is this long-gestating trend in Indian politics
related to global developments? And, finally, does Indian corporate capital need "fascism"?


Chair : K.N. Panikkar, Chairman, KCHR
Speaker : Aijaz Ahmad, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, New Delhi
Moderator : Shashi Kumar, Chairman, Media Development Foundation & Asian College of Journalism

Fourth season Pattanam archaeological excavation is on.
It is likely to continue till May end 2010. The multi disciplinary excavation team comprises researchers and students drawn from different Universities and research institutes inside and outside the country. The premier research institutions extend collaborative support to the project.
Working time : 6.30 am to 2.30 pm ; Visiting time : 3 pm - 5 pm
Prior information would be appreciated. Contact numbers :9495626707 / 9995678791 / 9447903878
Contact address : Director, Pattanam Excavations Camp site, Near Neeleeswaram Temple, Pattanam, North Paravur, Ernakulam Dt., Kerala


KCHR chairman Prof. K.N.Panikkar turned 70 on 26th April 2006. We are planning to organise a get-together of his friends and
colleagues on the 18th and 19th of May 2006 to mark the occasion. We propose to have the Saptadi Address by eminent educationalist Prof. M. Anandakrishnan, Chairman, MIDS, Chennai and a three lecture series by reputed social scientist Prof. Vijaya Ramaswamy, Centre for Historical Studies, JNU, New Delhi.

International Seminar on Kerala History , March 2006

International Workshop on Medieval Kerala Mathematics 14-16 December 2005

Essay Competition

Histories, cultures, crossings: An Exhibition at NM,New Delhi