What is Folk-Portal
Folk-Portal; is a website designed by the Cultural Research Foundation (CRF – KAV) with the aim of moving into the future by recording and presenting data which are still existing or in memory on a digital, common platform in today’s Turkey, where cultural objects related to traditional life, knowledge-accumulation and practices undergo rapid change / transformation.
Presenting a functional, permanent and sustainable digital documentation environment for the benefit of society is a priority approach that develops Folk-Portal, where elements, traditions and traders who define our cultural identity are included. Folk-Portal, which aims to create a common information sharing platform for the identification and continuity of cultural heritage and an interactive educational field, will also undertake the role of to be an archive.
The fictional infrastructure of this site is based on voluntary participation and sharing. Folk-Portal, will have a role in issues about compiling / documenting / sharing / expressing our living cultural heritage with civil society initiative and about the introduction of the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention in Turkey which will contribute to our collective memory.
In Folk-Portal, sharing of intangible cultural heritage elements is considered without being detached from the context in brief, clear and comprehensible chapters case and it has been tried to make this sharing fully compatible for internet use with the theme and mobile tools suitable as possible as much.
Folk-Portal website; has been supported by the European Union Sivildüşün Program within the scope of software and hosting – domain (website technical infrastructure and internet publishing).
It is formed from people who have done field researches professionally for many years with Folklore Researcher ID (Ministry of Culture and Tourism) and from people who are experienced in some areas of folklore (traditional cuisine, traditional theater, folk literature, death traditions, marriage traditions, alevi – bektashi traditions, folk beliefs, ritualsreli, gious holidays, traditional arts, folk medicine, folk music, folk dances, clothing – apparel, children’s games and toys). Members of the Advisory Committee voluntarily share their experiences through Folk-Portal.
Compilation Questionnaires Forms
The first forms of the Compilation Questionnaires have been prepared by the Folklore Researchers working in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism since the 1970s. The following questionnaires forms have been edited, updated or revised to be published on this site by members of the Folk-Portal Advisory Committee who have been working as folklore researchers in their respective institutions or who have worked for many years.
Research – Education Videos
These videos were prepared by Folk-Portal Consultants. They explain how the field researches should be treated. Information is given about the various areas of folklore. Experiences are shared.
Frontend – Publisher
Folk-Portal gives authorization to upload documents to everyone who are registered themselves to the website. It is checked whether the user-uploaded documents meet the Folk-Portal publication criteria or not. Appropriate ones are being published. Users are strictly required to comply with the copyrights. User acknowledges that by signing the contract during the registration.
This website has been produced as part of Sivil Düşün EU Programme, with the support of European Union. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of Cultural Research Foundation and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.