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CALL FOR APPLICATION (Deadline Extended)

Scientific Objects and Digital Cosmopolitanism Summer School

Co-organized by Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities (Manipal, India) and

the Cosmopolitanism and the Local in Science and Nature project (www.CosmoLocal.org)

 

July 20-24, 2015

Manipal University, Manipal, India

Applications from post-graduate and doctoral students in the fields of philosophy, philosophy of science and social sciences, history and philosophy of science, science and technology studies, and cognate fields are invited to a five-day summer school in India, made possible by collaborations between institutions and scholars in Canada, India and Southeast Asia. This will be an excellent opportunity for graduate students interested in receiving advanced training in the philosophy of science and science and technology studies, with a focus on scientific objects and their relation to cosmopolitanism.

The paradigm of scientific objects has undergone a major transformation in recent times. Today, scientific objects are not limited to microscopic or major astronomical objects. A new category of objects involves ontological modes of data, grids, simulation, visualization, etc. Such modes of objects are not merely peripheral props or outcomes of scientific endeavour. They actively constitute scientific theorizing, experimentation and instrumentation, and catalyze notions of cosmopolitanism in the digital world. Cosmopolitanism in this context is defined as a model of cultural and political engagement based on multidirectional exchange and contact across borders. A cosmopolitan approach treats science as a contingent, multifaceted and multicultural network of exchange. The summer school will engage with philosophical themes around the nature of new scientific objects and digital cosmopolitanism.

The event is organized by Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities (http://manipal.edu/mcph.html) and by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada-funded “Cosmopolitanism and the Local in Science and Nature” (www.CosmoLocal.org), a three-year project to establish a research network on cosmopolitanism in science with partners in Canada, India, and Southeast Asia. The project closely examines the actual types of negotiations that go into the making of science and its culture within an increasingly globalized landscape.

Deadline for applications18 April, 2015

 

Program and Faculty:

Each of the days will be split among:

(a) Background sessions led by Arun Bala (NUS, Singapore), Gordon McOuat (University of King’s College, Canada) and Sundar Sarukkai (MCPH, India)

(b) Sessions led by other faculty members with recognized expertise in the theme, and

(c) Sessions devoted to student research projects.

There will be plenty of opportunities for interaction and participation. The seminar will be held in English and readings will be circulated in advance. Special events will be organized to complement session content. There also will be opportunities for exploring the incredible richness and diversity of the region.

Selection Criteria:

We seek outstanding graduate students from Canada, India and Southeast Asia. We will prioritize applications from graduate students in disciplines or with experience in philosophy, philosophy of science, social studies, the history and philosophy of science, or science and technology studies.

Location and Accommodations:

The event will be hosted by Manipal University and its Centre for Philosophy and Humanities in the picturesque ocean-side state of Karnatakain in south-western India. Students will be housed in student residences. The space is wheelchair accessible.

Fees:

A registration fee of Rs 1500 for Indian students and $100 CAD for international students will be charged. This fee will include accommodations and some meals.

Financial Coverage:

Students from India:

Travel for India-based students will be covered by the summer school sponsors.

Students from Canada and Southeast Asia:

Pending government funding, travel costs may be defrayed for students from Canada or Southeast Asia. Students should indicate in their applications whether they have access to travel support (confirmed or unconfirmed) from home institutions or funding agencies. This will not affect the selection process. Acceptance letters will include more information on travel support.

Students from outside Canada, India and Southeast Asia:

Students from outside Canada, India and Southeast Asia will be expected to provide their own funding.

Students at home institutions of “Cosmopolitanism and the Local in Science and Nature” team members are strongly encouraged to contact the local team member to discuss funding options. Information on the project’s partners and team members is available on the project’s “About Us” page: www.CosmoLocal.org/about-us

Any travel support will be considered as co-sponsorship to this international training event and acknowledged accordingly. Further information on funding will be included with acceptance letters.

 

Procedure:

Applications should include the following, preferably sent as PDFs:

  1. Description of research interests and their relevance to the school (max. 300 words)
  2. Brief Curriculum Vitae / resume highlighting relevant skills, experience and training,
  3. One signed letter of recommendation from a supervisor, director of graduate studies, or other faculty member familiar with applicant’s research interests.

Applications should be sent to:

MCPH Office, mcphoffice@gmail.com

with a copy to

Varun Bhatta, varunsbhatta@gmail.com

For more information, please contact :

Greta Regan

Project Manager

Cosmopolitanism and the Local

University of King’s College

situsci@dal.ca

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School on the NATYASASTRA

at

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDY, SHIMLA

(26 August – 7 September 2014)

 

Concept Note

 

Nāṭyaśāstra, ascribed to Bharata or Bharatamuni is the oldest and the most voluminous treatise on nāṭya (Dramaturgy and Theatre). Compiled around the second century BC, the Nāṭyaśāstra is a work of truly encyclopedic nature, and also deals with various allied disciplines and a wide range of subjects like music and musicology, aesthetics and architecture etc. It is composed in verse-form and comprises around 6,000 stanzas in 37 chapters. The discovery of the manuscripts of the Nāṭyaśāstra and the subsequent publication of the text during the nineteenth century has been one of the most important events in the history of aesthetics and theatre.

 

The Nāṭyaśāstra has served as an authentic source book for the traditions of performing and literary arts and aesthetic theories in India for the past two millennia. With a pluralistic approach that has offered scope for multiple interpretations, it also gave rise to a dynamic process of interplay between theory and practice, and to interaction between diverse streams of Indian theatre. The text has also initiated a unique process of continuity and change in traditional Indian forms of theatre and has helped in the sustenance of regional theatric traditions not only in India, but in the theatric traditions of other Asian countries as well. On the other hand, the interaction between the Nāṭyaśāstra and regional theatres of India has not simply been a one way affair. The regional theatric traditions, it is very likely, have contributed considerably towards restructuring of the text of the Nāṭyaśāstra.

 

With a view to providing a first-hand exposure of the text of the Nāṭyaśāstra and to discovering its contemporary relevance, the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla is organizing a school on the Nāṭyaśāstra from 26th August 2014 to 7th September 2014.

http://iias.org/School-natyasastra.html

Link:

 

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Manipal University (MU) and Chinmaya International Foundation Shodh Santhan (CIFSS) are jointly organizing a two-week Summer School “The Living Philosophies and Cultures of India” – July 24 – August 7, 2014. The summer school will take place at the birthplace of philosopher Adi Sankaracharya in Kerala under the guidance of the Prof. Shrinivasa Varakhedi (India) and Prof. Arindam Chakrabarti (USA).
University students, undergraduate, graduate, researchers, and faculty members are welcome.

What is being offered?
– seminars, lectures, workshops and presentations;
– interactive and intensive discussions with subject experts;
– exposure to different schools of philosophical thought in India;
– a traditional learning atmosphere;
– opportunity to learn Sanskrit and Yoga;
– participation in traditional and cultural events and more!

More information may be found here.
For registration (via online application) follow this link.

http://chinfo.org/index.php?option=com_events_list&action=view&id=271

 

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Three Day Summer  Course

on Competition Law & Practice in India

19th to 21st June, 2014, Delhi

 

CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition (CIRC) was established in September 2008. It is a Centre of Excellence on Regulatory and Competition Issues. Its focus is on economic regulation in infrastructure sectors and competition policy and law.

After the huge response and successfully conducting  its  Summer & Winter  Courses in 2013, CIRC is pleased to announce the next Summer  Course on “Competition Law & Practice in India” to be held from 19th to 21st June, 2014 , at Conference Room, New Delhi YMCA, 1, Jai Singh Road, New Delhi-110001  from 9AM to 1PM.

 

Key Benefits of the Course:

Gain expert knowledge on competition law and its practice. Get chance to interact with the experts from Competition Commission of India, Universities and Premier Law Firms. Get guidance on internships and career prospects. Get certificate in this emerging area of law.

 

Who Should Join the Course?

 

  • Law, Economics & Business

Management Students

 

  • Career Aspirants, CSO,

Young Lawyers and

Teachers

 

Methodology and Course Contents

 

The methodology of the  summer  course will comprise class room lectures, case studies, MCQs and discussions. The Course will cover:

  • Indian Competition Law and Policy
  • Indian Competition Act 2002
  • Interface among Competition Law

& Sectoral Regulations

  • Emerging Issues in Competition

Law & Practice

  • Procedural issues in practice of

competition law

 

Registration:

 

Fee can be paid On-line or through Demand Draft/Cheque in favour of “CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition” Payable at New Delhi or through bank transfer.

The registration will be on the basis of first come first serve. Certificate of participation will be given to all the participants.

 

For registration and further details, please visit www.circ.in

 

Participation fee

Students:

Rs.3000/- + 12.36% Service Tax = Rs.3371/-

Professionals:

Rs.4000/- + 12.36% Service Tax = Rs.4494/-

(Including Course Materials & snacks)

 

CIRC’s Summer Course June 2013 participants from Amity, DU, GNLU, HNLU, IP, JMI, JNU, KIIT, NALSAR, NLUO, NUJS, Symbiosis, UM, UPES, VIPS, Macalester College, USA and many more.

CIRC’s Winter Course December, 2013 participants from RMLN Law University, Ramjas College, Amity, Punjab University, NUJS, Llyods Law College, ICFAI, Symbiosis Law Schools, NLU, Jodhpur, Govt. Law College, Mumbai,  ILI, New Delhi  and many more.

Contact Persons:

Ms. Arvinder Kaur : +91 – 9871392562

Mr Sandeep Kumar +91-98115 10655

Write to us: courses@circ.in, sk@circ.in, ak@circ.in

 

CUTS Institute for Regulation and Competition

R-75, 1st Floor, Greater Kailash-I, New Delhi 110 048, India

Ph: +91 11 26463021/ 22/ 23, Fax: +91 11 40535921

Email :courses@circ.in, circ@circ.in, Web:www.circ.in

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Summer School in Intellectual Property Rights

Organizer : PharmaTatva(Start-up)

Deadline: 15 July 2014

Eligibility : Undergrad Level,Grad Level,Postgrad Level

This is introductory online  course on Intellectual Property Rights.
It covers following topic
Module 1 : Basics of IPR
Module 2 : Patents
Module 3 : Copyright , related rights and design
Module 4 : Trademark & Geographical Indication
Module 5 : Hands on training on open source patent databses , online patent application filling both India and PCT.

 

Link : http://www.letmeknow.in/opportunity/summer-school-in-intellectual-property-rights-business-social-sciences-11242.html

 



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From: “Srinivasa Kumar N Acharya [MU-MCES]” <acharya.srinivasan@manipal.edu>
Subject: MU-CIFSS – Philosophy Summer School in July 2014 in India
Date: 31 March 2014 11:18:10 AM IST
 
I am pleased to share with you that Manipal University and Chinmaya International Foundation Shodh Santhan are jointly organising a two-week Summer School The Living Philosophies and Cultures of India from July 24 to August 7, 2014 under the guidance of the Course Directors – Prof Shrinivasa Varakhedi (India) and Prof Arindam Chakrabarti (USA). University students – undergraduate, graduate, researchers, and faculty members are welcome to join this. Please find a brochure with details of the program attached. Please forward this to the academicians and universities that you are in touch.
 
Those who would like to participate in the Summer School should submit their application online through the following link Application – Summer School 2014.
 
Thanks and regards,
Srinivasa Kumar N Acharya
 
Assistant Professor
Dvaita Philosophy Resource Centre (DPRC)
Manipal Centre for European Studies (MCES)
Manipal University (MU)
Behind Post Office, Manipal (Vedadri) – 576104 Udupi, Karnataka, India
 
Telephone: +91 820 2923053
Hand-held: +91 99860 85634

 

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