The International Turkish Folk Culture Congress

21 November 2011, Turkey

The International Turkish Folk Culture Congress was started in 1975 and has been held every five years since 1981. It is organized by Directorate General of Research and Training of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the VIII Congress will take place between 21-24 November 2011.            

Sessions of the Congress;

I. General Topics
II. Turkish Folk Literature
II. Music, Dance and Entertainment in Turkish Folk Culture
IV. Traditions, Customs and Beliefs in Turkish Folk Culture
V. Tangible Cultural Assets in Turkish Folk Culture
VI. Efforts and studies on Intangible Cultural Heritage: Education, Research, Inventory Making, Archiving, Documentation and Conservation   
VII. Relationship between Popular Culture, Media, Internet and Folk Culture