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International Interdisciplinary Conference: Meaning, Society and Values: East and West

28-30 December 2011

Kolkata, India

Call for Papers

Conference Topic: Meaning, Society and Values: East and West

This is an international and interdisciplinary conference to be held in Kolkata, India on 28-30 December 2011.

Abstract due: 31 May 2011

Please email a 150-word abstract to Chandana Chakrabarti.

Date of proposal acceptance: Week after the proposal is submitted.

Registration Deadline: 2 August 2011


Cognitive Meaning, Emotive Meaning, Suggestive Meaning, Myth & Metaphor, Meaning as Universal, Meaning as Form, Universal & Particular, Structure & Identity, Personal Identity, Reductionist View, Ethnic Identity & Culture, Society, Culture & Consumption, Politicizing Consumer Society & Culture, Social Identification, Dynamics of Group Culture, Ethnic Boundaries, Constructing & Deconstructing Ethnic Identity, Evolution of Society, Encountering Different Cultures, Indian Civilization & Society, Cultural Shock, Society & Effect of Colonization, Media & Society, Morality & Society, Rules of conduct, Taoist view on Morality, Enlightened Anarchy, Values in Confucius Ethics, Perfectionist & Situational Ethics, Spirituality & Modern age, Humanism & Positivism, Reductionist Approach to Moral Responsibility, Ethnic Identity & Culture, Cultural Anthropology, Society, Culture & Consumption, Politicizing Consumer Culture Archaeological Approaches to Society, Social Identification, Dynamics of Group Culture, Ethnic Boundaries, Evolution of Society, Asian Society & Culture, Cultural Shock, Civilization & Effect of Colonization in Social Structure, Cultural Transformation, Role of Culture & Religion, Cultural Meaning, Buddhism & Postmodernity, Buddhist Ethics, Buddhism & Philosophy of Deconstruction, Ethics of Modernity, Etc.

Please email a 150-word abstract to Chandana Chakrabarti.

Selected papers from the conference will be published (Journal of International and Interdisciplinary Studies / Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion).

Advisory Board Members:

Michael Allen (USA), Kisor Chakrabarti (USA), Linda B. Elder (USA), Gordon Haist (USA), Elizabeth Koldzak (Poland), Maria Marczewska (Poland), JoAnne Myers (USA), Eve Mullen (USA), Ming Shao (China), Nancy Snow (USA), Tommi Lehtonen (Finland) Andrew Ward (UK), Mark Wood (USA)

Please note that there will be trips to various historical and archaeological sites before and after the conference.


Chandana Chakrabarti, Ph.D.

Dean of International Programs

Director of the Center for Spirituality, Ethics and Global Awareness

Davis & Elkins College


West Virginia 26241


Phone: 304-637-1293




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30 September 2011 to 1 October 2011
Mandi Gobindgarh (Distt. Fatehgarh Sahib), Punjab, India

Seminar based on innovation and leadership in Education.

Organized by: Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and computer Sciences
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 10 September 2011

Website: http://www.deshbhagatinstitutes.com/internationalseminar.htm
Contact name: Prof. Suresh Rattan

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The objective behind raising consciousness and morality through dialogue is to encourage understanding of interfaith relations from a variety of academic and practical angles and what role an educationist can play in cooperative and positiv

Organized by: Asharfabad Campus, City Montessori School, Lucknow
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: Not available.

Website: http://www.cmseducation.org/interfaith/
Contact name: Mrs Archanaa Pandey

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First Annual International Conference on Society, Technology and Sustainable Development

3 to 5 June 2011
Kochi, Kerala, India

The focal theme of the conference is Indigenous Practices, Technology and Policies. The conference will debate up on the crucial interfaces and dynamics of sustainable development with respect to indigenous practices and technology.

Organized by: University at Buffalo-Amrita Social and Behavioral Research Institute [UBARI]
Website: http://amrita.edu/icstsd
Contact name: Dr. Sunil D Santha



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An International Conference Organized by

IIC-Asia Project and

the Department of History, University of Delhi

(November 1-3, 2011)

Some of the specific themes include the following:

1. Historical contexts and avenues of cultural interaction

2. Aesthetic theories and praxis

3. Religious and cultural matrices of artistic and literary discourse

4. Art, religion, and literature: inter-relationships, transmission and transformation of the

narrative, iconic, and built traditions

5. The artist and the creative process; context, patronage, and reception of art

6. The past in the present: museums of Asian art; archaeological and conservation practices

Place: Delhi: India International Centre and the University of Delhi

Submission of Paper Proposals: Paper proposals should include a title and a 400-word abstract,

together with a short biography of the applicant. Proposals should be received by 15th March

2011 and successful applicants will be informed of their acceptance by 31st March 2011.

Proposals should be e-mailed to the conference convenors:

Prof. Upinder Singh (upinders@gmail.com) and Dr. Parul Pandya Dhar (parulpd@gmail.com)

Department of History, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007

and to Dr Kapila Vatsyayan, Chairperson, IIC-Asia Project:

email: asiaprojectiic@yahoo.com

India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi 110003



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Admissions open for Ph.D in Social Sciences
Information bulletin & Application Form for PhD in Social Sciences (Full time & Working Professionals)


Gautam Buddha University
Yammuna Expressway,
Greater Noida
Gautam Budh Nagar
Uttar Pradesh (India) – 201308
Phone No.: 0120-2344200

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Gautam Buddha University

(Established by U.P. Act No. 9 of 2002)

Greater Noida

Adv. No: 3/2011

The Gautam Buddha University, established by U.P. Act, is being developed as a University of Excellence to impart postgraduate level education in the fields of Management, Information Technology, Biotechnology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Engineering, Applied Sciences, Law & Buddhist studies.

The University has a fully residential campus spread over 511 acres of lush green area with all modern infrastructure to meet academic and extracurricular needs.

Gautam Buddha University invites applications for various Faculty positions in the areas of Education:-


Professor/Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor: Ph.D with 60% marks in post graduation/graduation in appropriate branch with a very good academic record throughout. An outstanding professional, working in industry with established reputation and having made significant contribution to knowledge but not having a Ph.D. degree, could also be considered in exceptional case.

1. The applicant should have Master’s Degree in Arts/Humanities/Sciences/Commerce with M.Ed

or M.A.(Education) with B.Ed with a minimum of 55% marks.

2. Ph.D. in Education.


Professor – Minimum 10 years in Teaching/Research/Industry experience at appropriate level of which at least 3 years should be at the level of Associate Professor or equivalent and should have good research publications. Experience of supervising research is essential.

Associate Professor – Minimum 8 years Teaching/Research/Industry experience at appropriate level of which at least 3 years should be at the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent and should also have good research publications. Experience of supervising research is desirable.

Assistant Professor – Minimum 03 years Teaching/Research/Industry experience good research publications are essential.

Note :

1. Research Publications must be in National/International Refereed Journals/Proceedings of the National/International Conference.

2. Candidate not found suitable for a position may be offered lower position.

The qualification and experience prescribed above are the minimum and mere possession of the same shall not entitle any candidate to be called for interview. The number of post at each level not fixed as flexible staff structure is adopted in the University.

Pay Scales:

Professor:PB-4 (37400-67000 with AGP of Rs.10500/- PM) Minimum pay in the pay band-Rs. 48000 Plus AGP

Associate Professor:PB-4(37400-67000 with AGP of Rs.9500/-PM) Minimum pay in the pay band-Rs.42,800 plus AGP.

Assistant Professor:PB-3(15600-39100 with AGP of Rs.8000/-PM) Minimum pay in the pay band-Rs.30,000

plus AGP.

Gautam Buddha University offers Pay Scales & Allowances similar to IITs and IIMs, as approved and adopted by its Board of Management from time to time.

Interested candidates may send their application along with all documents in the prescribed format to “The

Registrar, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida- 201310, before 27th May, 2011.


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