“Folklore is just as much, if not more of, an agent of the present as it is of the past”-T.J Blank.
The study of Folklore emphasis the study of creativity and aesthetic expression in everyday life and the political implications of that expression as it unfolds in contested arenas of culture. Department of Folklore within the faculty of social science at Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University got approval in 2011 and in 2015 it started its academic journey with 2014-15 academic sessions. Professor Dr. Mohit Ul Alam was the first Head of the Department (Acting). Present faculty members are Dr. Md. Saiful Islam, Md. Bakebillah, Mohammad Mehedi Ullah, Dr. Atiza Dil Afrose and Niger Sultana. Currently undergraduate and post-graduate programs are running offering wide range of methodological, theoretical, historical, and practical courses to make ready the students for their employment in public sector and research. The ethnographic fieldwork of real life situations and the contextual analysis of everyday situations makes Folklore dynamic than other sister disciplines in social science. Folklore explore the world’s cultural diversity and to the broad range of human expression, including music, visual art, material culture, verbal art, cultural performance, and cosmological and mythological systems.