Fifth Annual Session

Fifth Annual Session

The executive committee of Kerala History Congress has decided to conduct the Fifth International Annual Session of the Kerala History Congress from 09.01.2020 to 11.01.2020 at the aegis of SCHOOL OF GANDHIAN THOUGHT AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, MAHATMA GANDHI UNIVERSITY, KOTTAYAM. We seek your whole-hearted support and active participation in the forthcoming academic event aiming at fostering critically relevant collaboration among historians, teachers, researchers, students and all those who are genuinely interested in raising the banner of professional and secular history.

The annual session of the congress seeks to provide a common platform for teachers, research scholars and lovers of history to come together and share their research findings in different technical sessions as well as in open forums. The programme of the congress session consists of Invited Talks, memorial lectures, contributed papers, open forum, and plenary sessions.

We are most gratified that, (School of Gandhian Thought and Development Studies) M.G University, Kottayam which is one of the leading Universities in Kerala has offered to host our Fifth Annual International session. We hope that you and all the prospective members of the Kerala History Congress would be able to attend the session and contribute to its success. It gives us immense happiness in extending you a most cordial invitation to participate in the proceedings of the Kottayam session.

Objectives of the Congress

  • Promotion and encouragement of the scientific study of Kerala History;
  • Holding Congresses and publishing the Proceedings, Bulletins, Memoirs, Journals and other works;
  • Encouragement to Local history, Oral history, Family history etc;
  • The management and disposal of funds, property and endowments for the purposes stated above;
  • Performance of all other acts conducive to the fulfillment of the objectives o f the Congress;
  • Co-operation with other organizations in India and abroad holding similar objectives


Eligibility for membership of the Congress shall be limited to history postgraduate teachers of Universities, Colleges, Schools (either in service or retired) and research scholars who uphold the objectives of the Congress. However scholars who do not possess post graduation in history but have contributed to the historiography of Kerala can be given membership subject to the approval of the executive committee.

Types of Membership

  • Annual Membership - They shall pay an Admission Fee of Rs.200/- at the time of enrolment as a member, and an annual fee of Rs.250/-
  • Life Membership - Members paying Rs.2000/- shall become life members of the Congress.

For the queries regarding the membership, contact the State coordinators, KHC Membership campaign: Dr.Muhammedali.T-Farook College (9447275947), K.A. Manjusha- MG University (9447887321), K. Swapnakumar - Govt. College Nedumangad (9497060147).

Delegate Fee

Delegate fees of Rs 1500/- has to be sent (Outstation Students and local participants have to pay Rs 750/- and the Local Students only Rs 300/-) to, Local Secretary, Kerala History Congress Fifth Annual Session, School of Gandhian Thought and Development Studies, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam by Bank Draft/Online Transfer in favour of Local Secretary, Kerala History Congress Payable at State Bank of India, M G University Campus Branch, Kottayam (A/C No. 38658293893, IFSC Code SBIN0070669).


As has been done in the previous years, the papers conceived and presented well would be published in the Proceedings volume in the form of a book by the prestigious House of DC Books. To add more to that, selected papers are likely to be included in an edited volume that will be published by a premier international publishing firm.

You are requested to limit your typed paper to 12 pages with adequate referencing as end notes, in MS Word (Times New Roman, 12 pt, double spaced) and send the same to on or before 15 December 2019.

For details:
Dr. Sebastian Joseph
Academic Coordinator
Kerala History Congress,

Highlights of the Fifth Annual Session

Erudite Presence Prof. David Hardiman, Prof. Dr. David Arnold, Prof. Shahid Amin, Prof. Rajan Gurukkal, Prof. K N Ganesh, Prof. Kesavan Veluthatt, Prof. Aditya Mukherjee, Prof. Neeladri Bhattacharya, Prof. Aloka Parashar Sen, Prof. Sucheta Mahajan, Prof Najaf Haider, Prof. R. Mahalakshmi, Prof. Pius Malekandathil, Prof. Bibin Jojo & Prof. Manjula Bharathy
Sessional Presidents Prof. Gopinath Raveendran, Prof. Nandakumar, Prof. Udayakumar
Commemoration Lecture on Dakshayani Velayudhan
KHC Special Session Tribal Intellectual Collective, TISS Mumbai
Technical Sessions Political History, Social History, Economic History, Ciltural History, Film/Media History, Environmental History, Local History/Oral History, Maritime History, Historiography, History of Everyday Life.