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will organize


At Academic Centre, Vipul Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow.


The Indian Council of Philosophical Research proposes to organize a Fellows’ Meet from 21st May to 24th May 2009 at the New Premises of the Academic Centre, Vipul Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow.

The programme during those days will comprise of the following:

  • Orientation Lectures by experts.
  • All the current fellows who have completed one year or more will share their experience about their work and give feedback to the ICPR and possible helpful suggestions to new Fellows.
  • Fellows may give their suggestions for ICPR to help them to complete their work successfully and in time.

The Council will make your boarding and lodging  arrangements at Lucknow and you may meet your to and fro 2nd Sleeper Rail/Bus fare from your contingency grant. If you have exhausted your contingency fund, you may make a special request for a travel grant.



Kindly confirm your participation at the earliest to:

Mrs. Sadhana Nagar,

Assistant Librarian,

Indian Council of Philosophical Research,

New Delhi.

By completing the prescribed proforma so that accommodation arrangements can be made for you at Lucknow. The Inauguration Function is scheduled to be held on 21st May, 2009 (evening) at 6.00 p.m. The programme schedule etc. will be sent to you in due course.


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Call for Papers

International Conference on Humanities in

the 21st Century


Rethinking Humanities in the Age of the



June 27 & 28, 2009

The conference, “Rethinking Humanities” attempts to interrogate how the future of humanities can be traced and interpreted from various academic and philosophical quarters, and the ways in which interdisciplinary endeavours in all realms of knowledge respond to this effort. It is widely accepted that Humanities in the academia has encountered unusually critical challenges in the last few decades.  The question of how these challenges are transmitted through the corpus and the methodological and canonical framework of traditional Humanities will be pivotal in the making of the conference. The conference attempts in a broad manner to address the following issues:


Contemporary interpretations of the crisis in humanities

The genealogies of interdisciplinarity in humanities

The historical contexts of evolution of humanities

Humanities and Social Sciences

Posthumanities and production of knowledge

Humanities and artificial intelligence

Theories of technoculture and Cyber space and humanities

Humanities and globalization

Humanities and visual culture

Philosophy in 21 Cen. academia

The theory and practice of the arts in the 21st century

Art and aesthetics as disciplines

Theatre studies and interdisciplinary approaches

Performance and philosophy

Technology and Humanities

Art and Social Sciences

Visual Arts and the Virtual Reality

20th century approaches to humanities

The future of humanities in Asia

The fact that one of the major paradigms which re-organized many disciplines, including social sciences in the last century  was the paradigm of visual culture and this issue has been crucial in designing the theme of this conference. The age of the ‘visual’, with its alteration of the priorities of modernity and the privileging of the spectacle incites serious reconsideration of Humanities within the contexts of the cultural practices of 21st century.

C PRACSIS invites papers for presentation in the proposed conference on 27 and 28 June 2009 at Thrissur, Kerala, India; on topics of similar wavelength. Kindly send the abstracts of the papers to <director@cpracsis.org> or to <csbijustc@gmail.com> on or before April 20, 2009.



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Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, a referred journal exclusively meant for philosophy and allied disciplines, invites research articles/papers, discussion and comments, agenda for research columns, to be considered for the forthcoming issues.
Editorial correspondence including manuscripts for submission should be sent to the
Executive Editor
Indian Council of Philosophical
Research, Darshan Bhawan,
36 Tughlakabad Institutional Area,
Mehrauli-Badarpur Road,
New Delhi 110062.
Articles should be between 3000 to 6000 words. Only fresh research articles/papers, which have not been published elsewhere will be considered.
Articles in the JICPR are indexed in the Philosopher’s Index, USA.

Source: ICPR News Letter ,September 2008.

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