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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.


Go to :


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ISBS Conference 2011

Indian society for Buddhist Studies/Annual Conference

Eleventh Annual conference of Indian Society for Buddhist Studies, a registered society dedicated for the dissemination of the teaching of Lord Buddha through its conferences and publications.

Organized by: Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi, INDIA
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 30 April 2011

Website: http://isbs.webs.com
Contact name: Dr. V. K. Singh, Jt. Secretary, ISBS


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International Seminar on ‘The Home And The World: Rabindranath Tagore’

14-16 November, 2011

Rabindranath Tagore’s novel by the name and many of his other writings, particularly his essays and plays, engage with the interrelationship of the home and the world. The term home was perhaps more of a connotation for Tagore. He laid greater emphasis on concepts like ‘atmosphere’, ‘associations’, and especially, ‘milieu’. This last can be construed as the defining constituent of the individual, rather than mere geographical location. Milieu was also a growing idea being formed through a variety of ethnic and cultural participations. In 1921, when Tagore was dissenting from Gandhi’s idea of noncooperation, he also wrote to the educationist and philosopher Brajendranath Seal against the idea of ‘fragmenting of education’ that he considered particularly inappropriate at a time when ‘the different peoples of the world are coming within each other’s purview’. Attempting to ‘block their vision with a screen of partisanship is to flout God’s purpose’. Significantly, he did not envision a colourless cosmopolitanism. ‘To sacrifice the diverse forms of goodness on the altar of mere necessity is not good. But for which form am I particularly responsible? Questions of this kind churn constantly in my mind when I feel weary.’ His idea of the home is clearly conveyed in this complaint against his latest biography, by Edward Thompson, which he felt had ‘firmly detached me from my atmosphere’. ‘But a cutout is an incomplete picture of a man, who is not a mere individual but relates to his milieu; and this relationship is far reaching and ill-defined.’ His own mental climate had been formed by a mingling of ‘Vaishnava literature and the Upanishads’, as his father’s had been by the Upanishads and Hafiz. He never advocated returning to a pristine culture; in fact he strongly refuted the possibility of such a return in the career of nations/civilizations, not least because he disbelieved in the historical existence of such pristine cultures. But what were to be the grounds of an honest interaction of cultures?
The theme is still relevant in mapping and gauging the growth and potential of many of our dominant ideas of culture and polity, both because Tagore was in a sense the autobiographer of the times in which these ideas generally acquired an outline and a substance, and because such issues as the identity and rights of immigrant/ migrant/stateless communities, and the changing perceptions of the home and the world, seem fated to have a persistent and pervasive presence in the coming decades.
The seminar on the ‘Home and the World’, aims to extend beyond the mere explication of Tagore or the identification of his solutions regarding the issues of belonging and dispossession. This seminar is an invitation to open a conversation with Tagore on this theme having a significant bearing on our times. This conversation with Tagore will open itself, as it naturally should to other voices speaking of the effects of the forces of history on the homes of peoples, and how due to these forces, many of them have come to be deprived of their homes, and in effect confronted with a world order that is ambivalent as to their right to live in it with dignity and respect.



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On behalf of all the Editor-in-chief of Elsevier, we wish to Communicate to you that currently, we are accepting manuscripts in all Fields of Human Endeavour. Authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting recent developments in their fields. Papers submitted will be sorted out and published in any of our numerous journals that best fits. This is a special publication procedure which published works will be discussed at seminars (organized by Elsevier) at strategic cities all over the world. Please maximize this opportunity to Showcase your research work to the world.

Papers should be submitted electronically via email in Microsoft Word or PDF attachments; and should Include a cover sheet containing corresponding Author’s name, Paper Title, affiliation, mailing address, phone, fax number, email address, etc. Would-be authors should send their manuscript to: elseviereditors@live.com

The submitted papers must be written in English and describe original research not published nor currently under review by other journals. Parallel submissions will not be accepted. Our goal is to inform authors about their paper(s) within one week of receipt.

All submitted papers, if relevant to the theme and objectives of the journal, will go through an external peer-review process. Submissions should include an abstract, 5-10 key words, the e-mail address of the corresponding author. The paper Length should not exceed 30 double-spaced pages including figures and references on 8.5 by 11 inch paper using at least 11 point font. Authors should select a category designation for their manuscripts (article, short communication, review, etc.).

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