Keynote Address at International Conference in Philippines by Dr. Raisun Mathew

Dr. Raisun Mathew, Assistant Professor of English at the Institute of Science and Technology at Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) delivered a Keynote Address at the Second International Conference on Lantern and Cultural Studies organised by the University of the Assumption in collaboration with the City Government of San Fernando (P), the City Tourism Council, and Katatagan Inc. in the Philippines from 21st to 23rd February 2024.

The keynote address expanded the scope of the research on lantern and cultural studies by exploring the diverse interpretations, analogies, and dichotomies associated with the symbolic expression of the lantern. The talk explained the philosophical, cultural, and social significance inherent in its synonymous representations, thereby shedding light on diverse beliefs, celebrations, and ritual practices observed across various religions and cultures around the world.