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National Seminar on Tribes in Contemporary India: Issues and Challenges

Feb 26-27, 2017

Department of Political Science

Bhuban Women’s Degree College, Bhuban, Dhenkanal(Odisha)


Mamata Patra

mamatapatra04@gmail.com, dillipkumar.ds@gmail.com


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2-13 January, 2017
Department of Mass Communication & Journalism Tezpur University
Tezpur, Assam

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01-Dec-2016 to 15-Dec-2016
Event Type:
Winter School
Venue of Event:
Seminar Hall
Concept Note(active tab)

Over the last three decades the scholastic, intellectual, political and social interests in Gandhiji’s life and thought has acquired a new urgency and depth. Gandhiji’s writings like An Autobiography Or The Story of My Experiments with Truth and Hind Swaraj have been subject of minute textual, philosophical and literary studies. The theory and practice of Satyagraha, constructive work and institutions that Gandhiji established have come to be studied by historians, political theorists and commentators and chroniclers of social movements. Lives of Gandhiji’s associates and interlocutors like Mahadev Desai, J C Kumarrapa, Mirabehn, C F Andrews and Lanza Del Vasto have added to our understanding of Gandhiji. As a result of these studies our understanding of Gandhiana has emerged deeper, richer and nuanced.
The Winter School seeks to acquaint the participant to this variegated intellectual tradition of thinking of and about Gandhiji, aiming simultaneously to suggest future questions of study regarding new dimensions to the human situation that must inevitably grow with time. The School would seek to provide a non-fragmentary understanding of Gandhiji’s life and thought, with particular consideration of certain key concepts pertinent to an appreciation of Gandhiji’s praxis and legacy. Quite often we have come to look at political Gandhi as quite distinct from the Gandhi of the constructive work or see Gandhiji’s spiritual quest as distinct from his quest for Swaraj. The School would try to unravel the underlying relationship between seemingly disparate practices, utterances and writings. This would involve also looking at conversations and historical episodes that both test and assess the operability of his thought.

The Winter School will be conducted by Dr. Gangeya Mukherji and other eminent scholars from several disciplines who will explore various aspects of Gandhi’s life and thought.
Applications are invited from young college and university teachers/researchers from Humanities and Social Sciences/Journalist/NGO activist in the age group of 22 to 35 years.
A batch of 25 participants will be selected from amongst the applicants. Those interested may send their bio-data (that should include their academic qualification, experience, research interest and area of specialization) along with the note of 200-250 words regarding how they perceive life and thought of Gandhi.
All expenses will be borne by the IIAS. Applications may be sent by e-mail at aro@iias.ac.in which must reach IIAS by 20 October 2016. Those selected will be informed by 05 November 2016. The decision of the Institute in selection of candidates to attend the Winter School would be final and no correspondence in this regard would be entertained.



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10-11 December 2016 at YASHADA, Pune

Organized by

Institute of Advanced Studies in English

Center for Digital Humanities, Pune

With Support from Savitribai Phule Pune University

Digital Humanities has become an increasingly important academic field in the last decade as it engages scholars in research at the intersection of the Humanities and digital technology. Given the ubiquitous nature of digital technologies in 21st century life, this emerging field offers scholars unique opportunities for research, pedagogy, and praxis.

The Digital Humanities Winter School offers an intensive and hands-on introduction to Digital Humanities. The Winter School will begin with introductory sessions on the state of the field internationally, and in India. There will also be more specialized sessions on theoretical approaches to Digital Humanities, training in selected tools, and pedagogical practices for teaching literature and language. The Winter School will end with a panel discussion on the future of Digital Humanities in India.

Invited Speakers

Dr. Rahul Gairola (IIT Roorkee)

Dr. Nirmala Menon (IIT Indore)

Dr. Souvik Mukherjee (Presidency College)


Introduction to Digital Humanities Postcolonial Digital Humanities
Digital Pedagogy Decolonizing Scholarly Practices
Game Studies Digital Archiving
(The full list of topics will be announced with the Schedule)


The Winter School is open to participants at different levels of their academic career, and from different disciplines. No prior knowledge of new media technologies is expected.

The Winter School will enable participants to network with Digital Humanities scholars. Participants who are already working on DH projects will also have an opportunity to share their project ideas for brainstorming with the invited speakers and other participants.


The conference will be held at the MDC, YASHADA located approximately 500 mtrs from Pune University Main Gate, on Baner Road, Aundh, Pune 411007.

Registration Fee

Rs. 750, for students and CDH Pune members

Rs. 1500, for non-CDH Pune members

Registration fee covers printed material, scribbling pad and a pen, tea/coffee and lunch.

Preferred mode of registration is to email, as an attachment, the completely filled in registration form and to use the money transfer service. Our bank information is as follows:

Bank Account Name: Principal, Institute of Advanced Studies in English

Bank account Number: 20104462641


Bank Name and Branch: Bank of Maharashtra, Aundh Branch, Pune 411007 (India)

IFSC Code: MAHB0000118

Branch Code: 0118

Important: For easy identification of your payment when we receive it, please send a scanned copy of the bank transfer receipt to iasepune@gmail.com. We will send you confirmation as soon as we have received the official receipt from the bank. For international bank transfers it can take a few days for the remittance to be received.

Registration Form

DH Winter School 2016

1. Name of Participant: ………………………………………………………………………………………

2. Affiliation/Institute: …………………………………………………………………………………………

3. Your Address: …………………………………..……………………………………………………

4. Email: ……………………………..………………………………………… Cell: ………………………………………

5. Personal Website: ………………………………………………………….

6. Field of Study: …………………………………………………………………

7. Role at Institution (faculty, student, etc): ………………………………………………

Please send this completed form to cdhpune@gmail.com, or print and send by post along with registration fee payment details to the following address:

Institute of Advanced Studies in English

Sankalp Park, New D P Road

Aundh, Pune 411067

Special Issue on ‘Digital Humanities’

Asian Quarterly, a journal published by IASE Pune, will be publishing a special issue on ‘Digital Humanities’ as a linked activity to the Winter School. The CFP is open to anyone working in the field of Digital Humanities.

Asian Quarterly invites contributions to a peer reviewed special issue on Digital Humanities. Contributions may locate themselves in this field specifically, or forge connections between Digital Humanities and related fields such as English, New Media Studies, (Digital) Archiving, and others. While we welcome all contributions which fall under the umbrella term ‘Digital Humanities,’ we especially hope the special issue will include contributions which address the research questions, methodologies, practices, pedagogies, and exigencies about Digital Humanities in India.

Submissions can be in the form of the traditional length essay or in other forms suitable to demonstrating scholarly work. Some examples of the latter include book reviews, digital project reviews, case studies, project descriptions, state of the field reports, digital pedagogy statements, and other possibilities. The special issue will be disseminated primarily in print form. Issue editors are considering the possibility of an electronic edition of the issue.


Submission of articles: 20 December 2016

Publication of special issue: February 2017


Any questions about the DH Winter School can be sent to Dhanashree Thorat at cdhpune@gmail.com or to Dr. Ashok Thorat at iasepune@gmail.com



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Gandhi School: Call for Course Coordinator

Letters/ expression of interest are invited from senior scholars willing to volunteer as the Course Coordinator of a Winter School (29 November – 16 December) on the ‘Life and Thought of M K Gandhi’ to be organized at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Rashtrapati Nivas, Shimla.

Interest may be expressed by way of an email along with CV that should reach latest by 13 September 2016 to:

Academic Resource Officer
Indian Institute of Advanced Study
Rashtrapati Nivas
Shimla – 171005
(Email: aro@iias.ac.in)
The details about the Winter School and the task description for the Course Coordinator are mentioned below.

A Winter School is proposed to be organized at the IIAS, Shimla during the first two weeks of December on the ‘Life and Thought of M K Gandhi’. The School seeks to explore, in detail, M K Gandhi’s key ideas and texts. The approach is to read together and study the important texts as a group in order to bring to the fore the manner in which they unfolded in his life, politics, institutions and personal strivings. The school aims to acquaint the participants with the nature of Gandhi’s practices and locates them within his spiritual strivings, his constructive work and his politics. It also looks at the crucial dialogues and encounters which shaped his life and thought and his involvement in the movement for national independence.

The school familiarizes the participants with eight key texts of M K Gandhi and with his principal interlocutors. An attempt is also made to bring out the dialogic aspect of Gandhi’s life and thought by a focus on three dialogues: Gandhi- Tagore, Gandhi-Ambedkar and Gandhi-Jinnah.

Reading List:

The following have been hitherto prescribed as reading material in the course:

By M K Gandhi:

An Autobiography Or the Story of My Experiments with Truth
Satyagraha in South Africa
Ashram Observances in Action
From Yeravada Mandir
Key to Health
Constructive Programmes: Their meaning and place
The Gospel of Selfless Action: The Gita According to Gandhi
Hind Swaraj (A bi-lingual critical edition by Suresh Sharma and Tridip Suhrud, Orient Blackswan)
By others:

Speaking of Gandhi’s Death, Tridip Suhrud, Peter Ronald deSouza (eds). (IIAS and Orient Blackswan)
Speaking of Gandhi in Two Tongues, Tridip Suhrud (IIAS publication)
And other appropriate readings as per the need of each topic

Course Coordinator: Task Description

It is given that the course coordinator would be a senior academic with outstanding domain knowledge and easy familiarity with the current state of scholarship in the field. Full length publication on the thought and ideas of Gandhi and his contemporaries would be an important measure of this expertise. The course coordinator should have experience in coordinating or facilitating the conduct of schools/ extended workshops in an institution of higher research. A senior scholar who has been part of, or is familiar with, the earlier editions of this Winter School or any other school of the IIAS would be given preference.

In keeping with past practice, the coordinator must be willing to take leave from his/her parent institution (if employed full-time) so as to stay with the school through the daily timetable that starts at 9.30 am and ends at 5 pm over a 6 day week for the entire duration of the school, i.e. 15 days.

A modest honorarium is paid to the Course Coordinator for his/her efforts and the cost of travel and local hospitality is met by the Institute.



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Workshop on Quantum Mechanics for Philosophers and Social Scientist

(January 1 – 10, 2015)


Applications are invited for a 10 day Workshop on “Quantum Mechanics for Philosophers and Social Scientist” to be conducted at the Academic Centre of ICPR, Lucknow from 1st of January to the 10th of January 2015.

Theory change, conceptual revolution are constant themes in analytical philosophy today. Quantum mechanics is one of the constant reference in such debates. It touches other important themes likes foundation of logic, foundation of probability, basic constituents of the world etc. However not many philosophers are acquainted with the theory as it requires some competence in mathematics. The workshop intends to introduce the young philosophers to the basic mathematics, as well as probability concepts like joint probability, conditional probility so as to see for themselves where the problem lies and how some well-known philosophical theories try to solve the foundational problems.

Instructors: Bijoy Mukherjee (Visva-Bharati University), Prasanta Bandyopadhyay (Montan University), Rakesh Sengupta (Hyderabad University)

Selected participants shall be reimbursed 3rd AC Rail fare through shortest route from their stay/Institute and ICPR shall take care of local hospitality during the workshop. Interested teachers and scholars may send their applications through proper channel as scanned copy by email (followed by hard copy via post)  up to 14th of December 2014 to the Programme Officer, Academic Centre, Indian Council of Philosophical Research (Under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India) 3/9 Vipul Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow 226 010 to  centre@icpr.in or icprlkw@gmail.com.

Dr. Sushim Dubey

(Programme Officer)

APPLICATION FOR ICPR WORKSHOP ON Quantum Mechanics for Philosophers and Social Scientist

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Date: 21, 22, & 23 December, 2014
Time: 10.00am-3.30pm

Venue : Jawaharlal Nehru National Youth Centre, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, New Delhi

Topics :

1. Introduction to Competition Law, Structure of Commission & Filing Procedures
2. Provisions -Anti-Competitive Agreements
3. Provisions -Abuse of Dominance
4. Provisions -Combinations
5. Case Studies: Anti-Competitive Agreements
6.Case studies: Abuse of Dominance
7. CaseStudies: Merger&Acquisition
8. Competition Act & Intellectual Property
9. Panel Discussions on 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 first-cum-first serve basis. Certificate of participation will be given to all the participants.

LINK : http://circ.in/mail/Winter-Course.html

For registration and further details please visit : http://www.circ.in

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