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Virtual Community for Bengal History
August 14, 2011, 7:56 pm
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A new boost for Bengal history was given these days by Encompass student Azizul Rasel from Barisal, Bangladesh, starting the virtual community Centre for Bengal History Studies on Facebook. All the scholars around the world who are interested to be part of the community are warmly welcomed to join. The CBHS community aims at promotion of research and study of Bengal History from pre-historic times to contemporary period. Azizul participates in the three years Encompass programme hosted by the Department of History at Leiden University. Encompass stands for Encountering a common past in Asia. Encompass students receive training in reading and working with valuable Dutch source material, as well as a broad introduction to the kind of history that can be written by using these sources. They will also have the opportunity to develop their general research skills. The programme stimulates students to develop a global outlook in their studies, and to use Dutch primary sources to write local and regional histories that go beyond the traditional colonial interpretations. Already 130 people joined CBHS community.

Azizul Rasel (right) with Professor Shariff uddin Ahmed (Left) and Lt. Col. Md. Lutful Haq (middle)

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