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Intangible Heritage


Although intangible cultural heritage is a new concept, both in Turkey as well as in the world, there has already been research conducted on folklore in Turkey. After an announcement during UNESCO’s convention on cultural heritage, a rapid development in the number of projects on intangible heritage began to become visible. The main areas for research on intangible heritage are daily life rituals, religious rituals, and culinary culture.  The method that is used for studying intangible heritage is the oral history method. One of the first institutions to execute oral history projects is the Economic and Social History Foundation of Turkey.