Friday, December 31, 2010

AWARDS

THE MALCOLM ADISESHIAH AWARD – 2011
Award for Distinguised Contributions to Development Studies
The Malcolm and Elizabeth Adiseshiah Trust invites nominations for  the Malcolm Adiseshiah Award – 2011 for 
Distinguished Contributions to Development Studies.
Aim:
To recognize significant achievements in research in the field of development studies and to encourage further 
contributions.
Eligibility:
Indian and foreign scholars ordinarily working in India and around the age of 50.
Modalities:
The Awardee will be selected by an independent jury of eminent academics primarily on the basis of the quality 
of published research work. The Award carries a citation and a cash prize of Rs. 2 lakhs. Further research assistance 
will be made available to the scholar when required.
The Awardee will be expected to deliver the Adiseshiah Memorial Lecture, 2011.
The Trust invites academics from universities, research centres/institutes, as well as those presently enjoying no 
institutional affiliation to nominate eligible scholars for the award. Self Applications will not be entertained.
Nominations with the CV of the nominee/s may be sent to the Executive Trustee of the Trust before 28 February 
2011 to the following address;
The Executive Trustee,
Malcolm & Elizabeth Adiseshiah Trust,
No. 17, (New No. 4) I Cross Street, Second Floor, Indira Nagar, Adyar,
Chennai – 600 020.
Phone – 044 2445 6225; Fax – 0091-44-24456225.
Email nominations are accepted at: meatrust@dataone.in

FACULTY POSITIONS LAST DATE 31st DEC 2010

Faculty Positions at 
Institute for Human Development
The Institute for Human Development (IHD) is a leading research 
Institute specializing in the areas related to labour, employment, human 
development and development evaluation.
The Institute invites applications for Faculty positions at various levels 
(Associate Fellow, Fellow, Senior Lecturer and Professor) in the grades 
of UGC Scales for Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor and 
Professor respectively. The candidates should have requisite qualifications 
in Social Sciences/Statistics as are normally required for the above 
positions. They should also have multidisciplinary perspective of social 
sciences with experience of conducting independent research and 
publications in reputed journals. 
Interested candidates may apply in full confidence to appointment@
ihdindia.org  by 31st of December 2010.

POST DOC AND DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP 2010-11

Announcement
TISS-Max Planck Post Doctoral and Doctoral Fellowships 2010-2011
Applications are currently being invited for TISS-Max Planck Post Doctoral and Doctoral 
Fellowships 2010-2011. Last date of submission of Application Form is January 18, 2011
The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is internationally recognised for its excellence in education, research and field action. 
It has contributed significantly to policies and debates on socially relevant issues and problems. With its experienced and 
accomplished faculty, strong links with the profit and non-profit sectors, a dynamic student community, a well-equipped library, 
and IT resources, TISS provides meaningful opportunities for research. (TISS website www.tiss.edu)
The postdoctoral and doctoral fellowships are supported through a TISS-Max Planck Institute (Germany) and PUKAR 
(Mumbai) collaborative project on 'Urban Aspirations in Global Cities'.
Thematic Areas of Focus
The doctoral fellowships are for a three-year period and the post doctoral fellowship is for duration of one year. 
Broad areas for post doctoral and doctoral research:
• Migration, globalization and religious mobilization
• Role of media technology and media practices for religious dynamics in Mumbai
• Ethnographic analysis of religious media practices and urban life in Mumbai
Eligibility
• Applicants for  post doctoral fellowship should have completed Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology or Sociology or any other
relevant area at least two years ago from an Indian University or any foreign University. 
• Applicants for doctoral fellowships should have completed M.Phil. in Cultural Anthropology or Social Sciences or Humanities
or Urban Planning or other related disciplines OR should have M.A. in any one of the above disciplines and 5 years of work
experience in the proposed area of work. 
For further details on the fellowships, eligibility criteria, admission procedure and application form, please visit www.tiss.edu.
Important dates
• Last date for receiving post doctoral and doctoral applications –  18 January, 2011
• Notification of short-listed candidates –  24 January, 2011
• Announcement of selected candidates – early February, 2011
• Date of start of postdoctoral and doctoral programme –  early March, 2011
Postdoctoral and doctoral fellow applicants should send their applications with all necessary accompanying documents addressed to 
the: Dean, Research & Development, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Sion-Trombay Road, Deonar, Mumbai 400 088, INDIA. 
Queries, if any, may be addressed to the deanrnd@tiss.edu

ICSSR SPONSORED RESEARCH PROGRAMME

Indian Council of Social Science Research

(Ministry of Human Resource Development)

 

 

Sponsored Research Programmes

          The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) invites proposals from research institutes/universities for research programmes in order to focus research on key thrust areas which are of high contemporary significance.  Guidelines for submission of proposals for research programmes are given on ICSSR's website: www.icssr.org. The Council in its deliberations has suggested a few thrust areas, which could be considered for formulating the proposals.  These are the following:

 

National Integration: Old and New Bearings

It aims at nurturing fresh theoretical and empirical reflection on the question of India's unity and diversity.  The different levels and kinds of integration in India today will form the focus of this research programme across a variety of institutional spheres, social contexts and regional locales.

 

Imperialism: Old and New

          The term imperialism has undergone changes several times in line with the change in actual circumstances. The changing perceptions about imperialism, as well as the changing contours of the world economy which have given rise to these changing perceptions, are both matters that deserve serious study and research.

 

Democracey: New Publics

          A democratic social order reaquires a public, unified by a common civic identity, engaging in self-governance by making informed decisions. Democracies in the past have excluded certain populations from participation by blocking the public sphere to those sections and thereby excluding them from the scope of 'publics'.

 

 

Environment Social Ecology and Climate Change

            Climate change, due to global warming, has become an important national concern.  Its fallout on environment, social ecology and livelihood need serious attention.  It threatens to deepen vulnerabilities, erode hard own gains and seriously undermine prospects of sustainable development.

 

Detailed note on the Themes may be seen at Appendix-A.

 

The above themes are suggestive and do not preclude submission of proposals on other themes considered relevant by the institutions. Proposals alongwith credentials of affiliating Institute may be submitted to the ICSSR by 31st December 2010.


Indian council of Social Social Science Research

(Ministry of Human Resource Development)

 

Guidelines for submission of proposals on Sponsored Research Programmes:

 

Proposal for Resarch Programme: Formulatin, Submission and General Conditions.

 

1)                An institution/group of institutions interested in carrying out a programme of research on a given theme in which it has necessary facilities and expertise, may submit a proposal thereon to the ICSSR.

2)                The institution shall suggest the name of the Programme Coordinator and other resource persons in the programme and furnish their curriculum vitae with major publications including research papers/articles published in peer reviewed journals. In addition, it shall provide information about the facilities and other expertise available at the host institute.

3)                The proposal for the research programme should be self-contained and should cover the rationale for running a programme.

4)                Detailed phasing of the activities with a schedule of delivery.

5)                Brief outlines of specific studies to be carried out.

6)                Duration of the research programme should not be more than three years.

7)                Financial implication and phase-wise distribution of expenditure:

(a)personnel (the designatin and the pay structure to be specified, (b) Field Work, (c) Travel(including travel abroad where necessary), (d) Data processing, (e) Stationery, (f) Printing, (g) Books, Journals, Photocopies, etc. (h) Contingency, and (i) Overhead Charges (7.5% of the total project cost), (j) Any Other (to be specified with full justification).

 

The research programme will be supervised by a Co-ordinator/Co-0rdinating Committee, consisting of members of academic staff and others (whereas necessary) nominated by the institution.  One of the members of this Committee shall be the Principal Co-ordinator.  The research projects, under the programme, shall be directed by one or more members of the co-ordinating committee. Complete information about the co-ordinating committee, principal co-ordinator, and directors of individual projects should be given in the proposals.

 

Seven copies of the proposal alongwith a soft copy, should be submitted to the ICSSR by *31st December 2010.

 

On receipt of the report of the Committee appointed by the Research Committee of the ICSSR, the Council will make the final decision on the sanctin of any such programme.

 

Permission to transfer a research programme from one institution to another will ordinarily not be granted.  Prior approval of the ICSSR would be needed for a change of the Principal Co-ordinator.

 

The ICSSR would hold an annual review of each research programme through a team of consultants appointed for the purpose.

 

The proposal, with all necessary details, may be sent to:

 

Director (Research Project)

Indian Council of Social Science Research

Post Box No. 10528

Aruna Asaf Ali Marg

JNU Insitutional Area

New Delhi – 110067

 

 

 NOTE: Last date of submission of the proposal has been extended to 10th Jan.- 2011.

ATREE COURSE WORK

Academy for Conservation Science and Sustainability Studies invites applications for Certificate course on Perspectives on Environment and Development: Concepts and Debates 9 to 16 March 2011, Bengaluru
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bengaluru, offers a certificate course that will revisit the fundamental concepts, theories and debates in natural resource management based rural development. The topics covered will include: theories of development, socio-economic approaches to the environment-development linkage, including environmental economics and political ecology, and related natural science concepts, particularly in forest ecology and water resources management.
Audience: The course is for individuals based in practitioner and activist organisations, policy research and advocacy groups, journalists and policy-makers who are interested in keeping abreast of conceptual advances in the area, thereby enhancing their analytical capabilities.
Dates and course fee: 9 to 16 March 2011, ATREE, Bengaluru. The Course fee is Rs 2000/-. ATREE will provide accommodation and local hospitality for outstation participants. Participants are expected to cover their travel costs.

For application form and details, please visit http://www.atree.org/ed_course_2010 or contact Ms. Madhavi Latha at madhavi@atree.org, phone +91-80-23635555; fax: +91-80-23530070

The last date for receiving applications is 31 January 2011. Selected applicants will be informed of the
decision by 15 February 2011.
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) Royal Enclave, Jakkur Post, Srirampura, Bangalore 560 064, India.
Telephone: +91- 80-23635555, Ext.121. Fax: +91-80-23530070

POST DOC

The CENTRE DE SCIENCES HUMAINES (CSH), NEW DELHI invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in International Relations and Economics. The duration of the fellowship is for one year starting from 1 March 2011, and may be extended. The candidate is expected to conduct a research project in the context of contemporary India or South Asia and to produce original results in terms of publications. Preference will be given to projects related to the research focus of CSH. For details on our research divisions, ongoing projects, potential themes of interest, announcements of the postdoctoral fellowships, conditions of award, application procedure etc., please consult our website: http://www.csh-delhi.com/. The amount of the fellowship will be approximately Rs. 40,000 per month, depending upon qualifications and experience. The deadline for submission of applications is 31 January 2011. Pre-selected candidates will be called for an interview. For further information, please contact Dr. Ingrid Therwath (ingrid.therwath@csh-delhi.com) for IR and Dr. Basudeb Chaudhuri (basudeb.chaudhuri@csh-delhi.com) for Economics.

JOBS LAST DATE 16th Jan 2011

Council for Social Development Invites Applications for the following posts
1. Regional Director
In its Southern Regional Centre in Hyderabad (A.P.)
Essential Qualifications:- (a) Ph.D. in Economics/ Sociology/ Anthropology/Political Science from a reputed University. (b) At least 15 yrs Research Experience in a University/Research Institute out of which 5 yrs in the rank of Associate Professor. (c) Published books & Papers in reputed Journals.
2. Fellow
(In the rank of UGC Associate Professor) in New Delhi
Essential Qualifications:- (a) Ph.D. in Economics/Sociology/Anthropology/Political Science from a reputed University. (b) At least 5 yrs Research Experience in a University/Research Institute preferably in the field of Public Health/Education/Gender Studies. (c) Published books & Papers in reputed Journals.

Apply within 3 weeks of this ad Address to The Director, Council for Social Development 53, Lodi Estate, New Delhi-03 drh@csdindia.org

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fwd: Second Annual Conference on Male Studies: Looking Forward to Solutions


Second Annual Conference on Male Studies: Looking
Forward to Solutions
6 April 2011
New York, United States

Focus will be on the deteriorating status of boys
and men, and research and programs needed to
reverse the downward spiral, now affecting
virtually all aspects of the lives of boys and
men. History, science, anthropology, media and
culture.

Enquiries: notovitz@malestudies.org
Web address: http://www.malestudies.org
Sponsored by: Foundation for Male Studies
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Fwd: 14th International Business Research Conference


14th International Business Research Conference
28 April 2011 to 30 April 2011
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Abstracts and/or full papers relating to all areas
of Accounting, Banking, Finance, Economics,
Management and Marketing are invited for this
international conference supported by eight
journals and previously attended by more than 70
countries

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 27 March
2011.

Enquiries: haqz53@gmail.com
Web address: http://www.worldbizconference.com
Sponsored by: World Business Institute

Fwd: BSA Presidential Event: People Trafficking

24 January 2011 - BSA Presidential Event: People
Trafficking - British Library Conference Centre,
London, UK

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!
http://bsas.esithosting.co.uk/public/event/eventB
ooking.aspx?id=EVT10101

Following on from the success of the first
Presidential event on Climate Change, the BSA
President, Professor John Brewer, proudly
announces the second of a series of Presidential
events (free to BSA members).

PEOPLE TRAFFICKING - This one day conference
will examine international migration,
immigration and people trafficking.

We are delighted that Robin Cohen, Director of
the International Migration Institute at the
University of Oxford,  will be taking the lead
on this event and presenting International
Migration: then and now.

The conference programme includes the following
high-profile speakers who, being leaders in
their field, are sure to be thought-provoking
and invite lively debate:

--A welcome to the conference from BSA
President, Professor John Brewer.
--Professor Robin Cohen, IMI, University of
Oxford:  International Migration: then and now.
--Dr Bridget Anderson, COMPAS, University of
Oxford:  Ethics and Immigration Control.
--Professor Karen O'Reilly, Loughborough
University:  Lifestyle Migration - the British
abroad.
--Dr Vron Ware, The Open University:  Soldiers
and Migrants - civil-military relations.
--Dr Nicola Mai, London Metropolitan
University:  Sexuality, Gender and International
Migration.
--Dr Danny Sriskandarajah, Director of the Royal
Commonwealth Society:  Why we need a migration
museum?

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!
http://bsas.esithosting.co.uk/public/event/eventB
ooking.aspx?id=EVT10101

Cost:  FREE for BSA Members*; £25 for Non-
Members*

*Places for this event are allocated on a first
come, first served basis. Lunch and
refreshments are included. BSA Members can
attend this event free of charge (your 2011
subscription must be paid in advance of
registration). Non-Members of the BSA may also
attend this event for a registration fee of £25.

Enquiries: events@britsoc.org.uk
Web address:
http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/presidential.htm
Sponsored by: British Sociological Association

Fwd: NATIONAL SEMINAR ON INCLUSIVE GROWTH IN AGRICULTURE

The Department of Economics,Osmania University is organizing a one-day
national seminar on *Inclusive Growth in Agriculture* with emphasis on
employment.poverty and living conditionsof poor and marginalized sections
on 12th February,2011 with the financial assistance of the UGC The
empirical papers with an abstract [one page] are invited from the
academicians and subject experts on important elements of Inclusive
Growth in Agriculture for presentation at the seminar latest by 31stth
January,2011.

Papers can be submitted to the Seminar Director through e mail :
ns_iga2011@rediffmail.com
For further details please visit University website:http://www.osmania.ac.in


Saturday, December 18, 2010

CONFERENCE OF UGC AT VB

Call For Papers

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UGC-SAP (DRS-I) sponsored National Seminar on

"Prospects and Challenges for Rural Economic Development"

March 11-13, 2011

Department of Economics & Politics, Visva-Bharati,

Santiniketan, Birbhum, West Bengal

India, 731235

URL: www.visva-bharati.ac.in

Department of Economics & Politics, Visva-Bharati is organizing a National Seminar on "Prospects and Challenges for Rural Economic Development" during March 11-13, 2011 under the SAP-DRS–I programme sponsored by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi. We invite abstract (500 words) or full paper in MS word format on the broad theme of the seminar. The papers must have an economic focus. In particular, we welcome papers from the following fields (the list is indicative, not exhaustive):

A. Reforms in the agricultural sector

B. Internal and external trade in agricultural commodities

C. Regional pattern of agricultural development

D. Price Policy and public distribution system

E. Spatial efficiency of agricultural markets

F. Employment, inequality and rural poverty

G. Inclusive growth

H. Rural livelihood security

I. Rural infrastructure credit and agro-processing

J. Irrigation and watershed management

K. Link between changing food baskets and production patterns

L. Climate change and agriculture

M. Sustainable development

N. Rural local governance

O. Conflict between agriculture and industry

P. Informal sector and rural development

 

Submission of Papers:

The paper stating the sub-themes under which the paper comes, contact address with telephone number and email address, and the institutional affiliation of the author(s) must reach the Seminar Committee at vbecon@gmail.com. We encourage young researchers to submit and present their works. All accepted papers will be refereed and may be published in a conference volume.

 

The registration fee for the seminar is Rs.500.00. Limited travel subsidy may be

provided to the paper presenters. However, local hospitality will be made available by the organizers.

 

Important Dates:

· Last date for receiving abstracts: January30, 2011

· Intimation of acceptance of abstracts: February 7, 2011

· The last date for receiving the full length papers: February 15, 2011

· Decision of full papers: February 22, 2011

Email for Correspondence:

· vbecon@gmail.com

Madhusudan Ghosh

Apurba Kumar Chattopadhyay

(Convenors)

Seminar Sub-Committee

NOTE: The seminar will be followed by a workshop on "Rural Development" to be organized by the "Extension Committee" of the department.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Fwd: From Francis Bacon to William

From Francis Bacon to William
20 to 23 October 2011
Baia Mare, Romania

We are celebrating 450 years since Francis Bacon's birth, and 100 years since William Golding's by launching an invitation to an interdisciplinary fathoming of the depths of the human attraction toward utopias and dystopias.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 1 March 2011.

Enquiries: baconandgolding.conference@gmail.com
Web address: http://baconandgolding.ubm.ro
Sponsored by: The North University, The Faculty of
Letters

Monday, December 13, 2010

RESEARCH ASSOCIATES

MAHANIRBAN CALCUTTA RESEARCH GROUP requires:-
1. Research and Programme Associate/s (consolidated pay of Rs. 14,000-25,000/- per month, depending
on qualification and experience) for a period of one year, extendable to 2nd year in case of requirement.
The candidate must have Ph.D. or M.Phil degree in Social Sciences or humanities with publications and/
or minimum of five years working experience in the field of Human Rights and human development. The
candidate should be below 40 years in age. Candidates with proficiency in English, readiness to do
fieldwork and having interest in any of the following themes, such as, citizenship, forced migration, gender
rights, human rights, peace studies, autonomy, globalization, development, labour studies, and agrarian
studies will be preferred.
2. Research and Programme Assistant/s (consolidated pay of Rs. 10,000-13,000/- per month, depending
on qualifications and experience). The candidates should have a Master Degree in Social Sciences or
humanities. Research experience or practical experience in participation in human rights or development
activities are desirable. Experience of working in libraries and documentation centres will be an additional
qualification. The candidates should be below 30 years of age. Candidates with proficiency in English,
readiness to do fieldwork and having interest in any of the following themes, such as, citizenship, forced
migration, gender rights, human rights, peace studies, autonomy, globalization, development, labour studies,
and agrarian studies will be preferred.
Detailed applications along with two recommendation letters may be sent by post or by e-mail within
31 December 2010 to the Office Secretary, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, GC-45, Sector–III, First
Floor, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700106 (e-mail: chatterji@mcrg.ac.in phone: 91-33-2337-0408 and
Fax: 91-33-2337-1523). Travel by outstation candidates will be reimbursed (Railway fare by Sleeper Class
by shortest route). Applicants are requested to consult MCRG website www.mcrg.ac.in for information on
the institution.

JOBS

We at Circon Bureau, wish to recruit "Economists", who have an
aptitude and flair for Research in Monetary Economics and related subjects.
Desired Qualification : Those pursuing M. Phil/PhD or completed in Monetary Economics or any
subject related to monetary economics.
Selection : Chosen candidates will be called for an interview at Mumbai
Remuneration : According to the qualification & aptitude.
Those interested, may send their resume to : Ms. Poornima Mendon
Circon Bureau,
Union Bank Building, 3rd Floor
Dalal Street, Fort
Mumbai – 400 001
Tel: 4360 1615

FELLOWSHIP IN CSDS

Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS)
Doctoral Fellowships 2010-11
The Centre for the Study of Developing Societies,
Delhi invites applications for Doctoral Fellowships
for the year 2010-11. Upto five fellowships (of which
one fellowship is earmarked for a teacher-fellow)
will be awarded for a period of two years with
possible extension of one year. Successful candidates
will work on a doctoral dissertation in an Indian
university under the supervision/co-supervision of a
faculty member of the Centre. Students from
Universities which do not allow for co-supervision
need not apply.
Fellowships are offered to students with interests
falling within the areas of Centre's research:
• Political and social theory with special reference
to democracy
• Social change, development, alternatives and
critiques
• Culture, state, civilization and society
• Gender, ethnicity, caste, religion, identity, diversity
and violence
• Media Studies and Urban Experience
• South Asian and East Asian Studies
Fellowship and facilities:
Fellowship offered consists of a monthly stipend of
Rs.12,000 and a contingency grant of Rs.10,000
per annum along with library facilities, for the first
two years and Rs. 14,000/- and a contingency of
Rs. 20,500/- for the third year.
Eligibility:
• Post-graduate degree in social sciences with at
least 55 per cent marks.
• The applicant should be registered for PhD in
an Indian University or should be able to complete
the registration formalities before 31st March 2011.
Application requirements:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Names and addresses of two academic
referees
3. A statement of about 1500 words on the
proposed research and
4. A sample of candidate's written work.
Selection and Preference:
Short-listed candidates would be called for an
interview.
Preference will be given to women, disabled and
those from the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes,
Other Backward Classes and minority communities.
Applications should be sent on plain paper, specifying:
name, age, mailing address, contact number etc.
to the Director, Centre for the Study of Developing
Societies, 29, Rajpur Road, Delhi 110 054. Applications
sent by e-mail or fax will not be accepted. Those
required to route applications through their employer
may send advance copies in order to meet the
deadline.
The last date for the receipt of completed
applications is 31st December 2010.
Enquiries: S. Jayasree Jayanthan, Administrative Officer,
Telephone: 23942199, 23951190, 23971151. Fax: 23943450,

Call for Papers

RAJIV GANDHI NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
(Deemed University u/s 3 of UGC Act, 1956)
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, GoI
Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu
Invitation of Paper for National Colloquium on Empowerment of Youth
Date : 10th to 11th February 2011
The theme 'Empowerment' has become central to the development process. Empowerment as
a concept has been recognized as an important outcome for development and it has received
a rising profile as a source for inclusive development. Youth are the priceless resources of any
country. However in most of the developmental activities youth are being ignored. Hence it is
extremely crucial to address and empower them. At this juncture, the School of Youth Studies
and Extension (SYSE) of Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) is
organising a National Colloquium aiming at creating a knowledge base on 'Empowerment of
Youth' on various dimensions, practices and strategies that will strengthen youth empowerment
as a discipline. It will enable widening the horizon of youth empowerment by drawing necessary
inputs from policy makers, academicians, practitioners and researchers from multidisciplinary
background and building a database of youth development.
Those who are interested in presenting papers in the Colloquium may visit the following
website for more details. Website: www.rgniyd.gov.in. Please look for periodic updation.
Last Date for Submission of Abstract: 29th December 2010
Acceptance of abstract will be communicated by 4th January 2011
Last Date for Submission of Full Text: 31st January 2011.
Director of the Colloquium:
Dr. V. Reghu
Head & Dean
School of Youth Studies And Extension
RGNIYD, Sriperumbudur
Contact No.: 044-27163872

CONFERENCE

Visions of Asia and the Challenges of
Creative Social Theorizing
The Asian Forum for Social Theory nurtures two international Workshops
on "Visions of Asia and the Challenges of Creative Social Theorizing" & "Spiritual
Pragmatics: New Horizons of Theory and Practice and the Calling of Planetary
Conversations," Bangalore, Feb. 21-23, 2011. This is being co-nurtured by
Indus Business Academy and Acharya Institute of Management Sciences,
Bangalore. Interested scholars and seekers are most cordially invited to send
an abstract of their paper to either or both of these workshops within 500
words by Jan 15, 2011 to Dr. Ananta Kumar Giri at aumkrishna@yahoo.com
See www.mids.ac.in/afst.pdf for details.

FELLOWSHIPS

AWA Research Fellowships
Avabai Women's Archives (AWA) at the Research Centre for Women's Studies invites research
proposals of approximately 1000 words for three research fellowships of Rs 50,000 each, for
a period of six months beginning in Feb 2011.
The proposals should aim at retrieving and/or generating research based archival material
like diaries, campaign posters, photographs, important communications, journals, film clippings,
institutional material etc in the following areas:
• Women's indigenous and contemporary knowledge practices and the status of women as
knowers in the area of health and medicine
• Construction of gender in colonial health policies
• Histories, biographies and contribution of women in the early twentieth century to women's
reproductive health.
The proposal should specify the methodology and time frame of the project. Shortlisted candidates
will be required to submit detailed proposals and appear for an interview.
Applicants for the grant should be social scientists or activists who have worked with oral
histories. Registered PhD scholars working broadly in the areas suggested above may be
considered.
The proposals will be scrutinized by a selection committee.
The decision of the committee would be final. Terms and conditions would apply.
Proposals along with two copies of the CV of the applicant should reach the following address
latest by the 15th of Jan 2011:
Avabai Women's Archives
Research Centre for Women's Studies
S.N.D.T Women's University
Sir Vithaldas Vidyavihar,
Juhu Campus, Juhu Road, Santacruz (West), Mumbai 400 049.
Tel 022-26610751 E-mail rcwssndt@bom3.vsnl.net.in Details: www.rcwssndt.org

FELLOWSHIPS

INDIAN SCHOOL OF POLITICAL ECONOMY
ANNOUNCEMENT OF FELLOWSHIP
The Indian School offers Fellowships to interested scholars with
specific research proposals on the development of Indian economy,
society or polity since Independence. The scholar may be on leave
from universities and colleges or seeking post-doctoral fellowship.
If selected, the fellowship will cover the total present salary and
allowances of the scholar.
For details, please visit our Website www.ispepune.org.in or write to
The Director,
Indian School of Political Economy,
Senapati Bapat Marg,
Pune 411 016.
Tel: 020 25657132; 25657210

NATIONAL FISHERY POLICY CALL FOR PAPERS

EVOLVING A NATIONAL FISHERY POLICY FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT
K.B.V. Mahavidyalaya, K.S. Nagar, Ganjam Dist, Odisha is organising a UGCsponsored
national conference on "Evolving a National Fishery Policy for Rural
Development" – on 29-30 Jan 2011 on the college premises.
Participants are invited and requested to send their resource papers along with
abstracts in 18/20 pages to the organising secretary, Dr. T.K. Bisoyi, Lecturer in
Economics, K.B.V. Mahavidyalaya, K.S. Nagar, Ganjam, Orissa-761104, or through
email to tanuj.bisoyi@gmail.com on or before 7 Jan 2011.
The participants will be given free accommodation, T.A. as per UGC norms. The
subthemes of the national conference are:
1. National Fishery Policy for employment generation, problems & prospects,
2. Financing the fishery sector, problems & future thrust,
3. Development of brackish water fishery in the Chilika lake.
For other details, participants are requested to call 088954-95699 or write to the
above email id.

Research Associate

Research Associate
The Institute of Public Health, Bangalore is looking for a research associate to
help in the HESVIC project. This is an international, multi-country project looking
at governance and regulation in the health sector. The study countries are
Vietnam, India and China, UK, Netherlands and Belgium.
Profile:
We are looking for a professional who has
1. A PhD in Political Science/Social Science
2. At least 3 years experience in a research project
3. Fluency in English and Kannada (both reading and writing)
4. Experience in qualitative interviews and analysis
5. Computer literacy including using search engines
Desirable:
• Ability to work in a team
• Using NVivo to analyse qualitative data
• Publications in peer reviewed journals
• Experience in the health sector
The selected candidate will be expected to be a part of the HESVIC research
team and will provide technical inputs in issues concerning stewardship,
governance, and regulations. The person will also interview key stakeholders,
analyse the data and produce relevant reports.
Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with experience and skills.


SCHOLARSHIPS

THE J. N. TATA ENDOWMENT
for the Higher Education of Indians
SCHOLARSHIPS
2011-2012
"...to lift up the best and most gifted…"
Applications are invited from Indian nationals for the J. N. TATA ENDOWMENT LOAN SCHOLARSHIPS for the academic year
2011–2012 for higher studies abroad in all disciplines and subjects.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Applicants who are :
I) Indian nationals; and
II) (a) graduates of a recognised Indian university with a consistently good academic record; or
(b) students in the final year of the degree course; or
(c) mid-career professionals upto the age of 45, planning to go abroad for further research, specialisation or training
At the time of submitting the completed applications, candidates need not have the admission/award letters from the universities
to which they have applied for the academic year 2011-2012.
HOW TO APPLY?
Prescribed application forms will be available at the Administrative Office of the Endowment at Mulla House, 4th Floor, 51 M.G.
Road, Fort, Mumbai 400 001 from December 6, 2010 to February 21, 2011.
The application fee of Rs.100/- be paid in cash or by Demand Draft or Money Order in the name of the J. N. Tata Endowment
mentioning the applicant's full name and address for the Endowment to post the form.
Completed application forms should reach the office of the Endowment not later than March 4, 2011.
THE SELECTION PROCESS
After the initial screening of applications, candidates will be shortlisted for an interview in person by subject experts. The final
selection will be made on the basis of the interview which will be held in Mumbai between March and June 2011.
For further details please visit the website: www.dorabjitatatrust.org/about/endowment.aspx
DR. (MRS.) NAWAZ B. MODY
December 4, 2010 Director

MPISSR Course work

Training Course on Research Methodology in Social Sciences
(January 11 to 20, 2011)
Madhya Pradesh Institute of Social Science Research, UJJAIN (MP) invites
applications from young social scientists, University/College teachers, and research
scholars to participate in a 10-day Training Course on Research Methodology in
Social Sciences from January 11 to 20, 2011 with the financial assistance from
Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi. The objectives of this
course are to help participants acquire knowledge and understanding appertaining
to the research methodology in social sciences. Applications are invited on or before
20 December, 2010. Lodging, boarding and travel will be arranged by the organizers.
Applications may be sent to Dr. Yatindra Singh Sisodia, Professor & Course
Coordinator, Madhya Pradesh Institute of Social Science Research, 6 Bharatpuri
Administrative Zone, UJJAIN (M.P.) Phone: 0734-2510978, Cell: 094253-80127

Workshop

Rural Labourers
in Neo-liberal India
York University, Toronto, Canada and
Xavier Institute of Management –
Bhubaneswar (XIMB) are organizing,
with financial support from Social
Sciences and Humanities Research
Council (SSHRC) of Canada and also
supported by Dialectical Anthropology
(New York), a conference on Rural
Labourers in Neo-liberal India to be
held on 18-19 December 2010 at XIMB,
Bhubaneswar.
Please visit the conference website
rlni/ for details on registration, and send
queries, if any, to conf-rural-labour@
In case of any difficulty, please call Prof.
Banikanta Mishra at 91-94370-75075.
Registration is free (but must be done
by 10th December).

Workshop

National Workshop on Digital Objects and Metadata:
Preservation, Harvesting and Migration
January 17-20, 2011
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research [IGIDR] is organizing a workshop at IGIDR, Mumbai between
January 17 and 20, 2011.
The workshop covers the following topics:
• Importance of standards, data exchange, data inter-conversion and migration.
• Data Standards – CCF, MARC, Dublin Core, BibTeX, Ref Manager and data inter-conversion.
• File formats – XML and ISO, MARCXML, and DC XML.
• MARC21, copy cataloging, export/import of data in NewGenLib and ISISMarc.
• Conversion of structured Textual and MS-Excel data to CCF and MARC21, using ISISASCII and MarcEdit.
• Zotero – A tool for managing bibliographic data.
• Copy cataloging and exporting bibliographic data in MARC21 using ISISMarc.
• Digital objects and Metadata, Dublin Core, METS and MODS.
• Migration from DSpace to GSDL, GSDL to DSpace and ISIS to GSDL. Export/Import of data and digital objects
in DSapce.
• Metadata harvesting and Federated Search engine using PKP harvester. MySQL fundamentals.
For more details, please log on to: http://www.igidr.ac.in, http://oii.igidr.ac.in
Contact:
Dr.G.K. Manjunath, Chief Librarian
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
Film City Road, Santosh Nagar, Goregaon (East)
MUMBAI-400 065
Phone: 022-2841 6528 E-mail: gkm@igidr.ac.in

JOBS

Institute of Applied Manpower Research
Sector A-7, Institutional Area, Narela, Delhi-40
(under the aegis of Planning Commission, Government of India)
Expression of Interest for engagement as Young Professionals in IAMR.
The Institute requires the services of Professionals having Master's Degree (not less
than 55% marks) in Economics/Statistics for engagement as Young Professionals
for providing research support on issues including employment, social security and
skills of the work. Last date for receipt of application is 16-12-2010.
For further details, please visit our website: http://iamrindia.gov.in
(Raj Kumar)
Administrative Officer
011-27787039

JOBS

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL WORK
AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (NISWASS)
Accredited 'A' Grade by NAAC
3,Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar -751023, Orissa.
Ph.No.0674-2300135/2300052 Web:www.niswass.org
Applications are invited for the posts of Professors/ Associate Professor/
Assistant Professors in Social Work/Social Communication &
Journalism/ Rural Management & Gandhian Studies/ Women's Studies/
Buddhist Studies/Human Rights. Qualifications, salaries and other
requirements are as per UGC/State/University regulations. Retired
persons may also apply. Also needed qualified and experienced
Research Coordinator,Data Manager and Documentationalist. All
applications must reach the undersigned by 15.12.2010, Applications
received after this date will be rejected. Only short listed candidates
will be called for interview.
Director

JOBS

Indian Institute of Dalit Studies
New Delhi
Indian Institute of Dalit Studies (IIDS) is a premier social science research think tank
which undertakes scientific studies on the issues of social exclusion, discrimination,
inequality, poverty and policies for inclusive growth with a focus on the development
concerns of socially excluded communities and marginalized groups.
IIDS invites applications for the following positions:
Fellow (Equivalent to Associate Professor)
Associate Fellow (Equivalent to Assistant Professor)
Associate Fellow (Data Processing)
Programme Coordinator
Research Associates
For these positions, remuneration is as per the revised UGC scale. For details, please
IIDS is an equal opportunities employer. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes,
Scheduled Tribes, Religious Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates may send their applications with a copy of their CV indicating
qualification, experience, salary drawn, social background and three references within
15 days of publication of this advertisement to:
Administrative Coordinator
Indian Institute of Dalit Studies
D-II/1, Road No-4, Andrews Ganj, New Delhi-110049
Phone: 011-26251809,26252082
Fax+91-1126251808 Email: jobs@dalitstudies.org.in Web site: www.dalitstudies.org.in

POST DOC POSITIONS

National Institute of Advanced Studies
Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore – 560 012
Announcement of Postdoctoral Research Position
The National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) is a multidisciplinary research institute located in Bangalore. We are
searching for a postdoctoral level social scientist to work in our research programme entitled 'Provincial Globalisation: The
Impact of Reverse Transnational Flows in India's Regional Towns'. This is an international collaborative programme of
the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), University of Amsterdam (UvA), and NIAS, funded by the
WOTRO Science for Global Development Integrated Programme (the Netherlands). This five-year research programme
will explore processes of globalisation at the regional level by mapping transnational networks and flows of resources
connecting migrants with their home regions, and the influence of these transfers on local political, economic, and socialcultural
structures and processes.
Eligibility:
The selected researcher will design and carry out an independent project on transnational migration and resource flows
from migrants. Candidates should have finished the PhD degree in any social science (except economics), preferably with
specialisation in migration, transnational, and/or development studies. The successful candidate will have strong analytical
skills, a sound conceptual/theoretical grounding in his/her discipline, the ability to utilise and combine diverse data sources
at different scales, and excellent writing and organisational skills. The postdoctoral researcher will work in an international
multidisciplinary team that includes specialisations in anthropology, sociology and economics.
This is a full-time two-year position based at NIAS. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications:
Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae including the names and addresses of three referees, a sample of published
work, and a brief research proposal (3-5 pages) based on the detailed outline of the research programme, which will be
sent to applicants upon enquiry. Interested candidates may write to Provincial.Globalisation@gmail.com for further details.
The deadline for applications is January 15, 2011. Short-listed candidates will be invited to NIAS for an interview.

FELLOWSHIP

THE K R CAMA ORIENTAL INSTITUTE
136, Bombay Samachar Marg, Opposite Lion Gate
Fort, Mumbai - 400 023 Tel Nos 22843893 / 22876593
Applications are invited for the
MRS AVABAI B WADIA RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
IN MEMORY OF PHIROZ DORABJI MEHTA
FOR 2011 – 2012
Research Fellowships will be offered to researchers in the area of Oriental Studies in the fields of philosophy/
religions / culture / history for a maximum period of two years, subject to their making satisfactory progress
and sending quarterly progress reports. Applicants must be graduates from a recognised University.
Research Fellows will be paid a monthly stipend of Rs.10,000/- during the duration of the project plus an
annual amount of Rs.5000/- for contingencies. The scholar/s should be resident in India while conducting the
research.
Applications will have to be made in the Application Form available at the Institute. Completed Application
Forms should be sent to the K R Cama Oriental Institute marked "Mrs Avabai B Wadia Research Fellowships"
within one month of the release of this advertisement.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

New Critical Perspectives on the 'Trace'


New Critical Perspectives on the 'Trace'
20 to 22 October 2011
University of Malaga, Spain

The Conference aims to explore the criticalnotion of the 'trace' and its applicability tocontemporary literature written in English. The turn to ethics and trauma studies in contemporary criticism has attracted much critical interest. However, little attention has been given to the concept of the 'trace' and the ways in which it engages questions of ethics, memory studies and trauma in contemporary literature. This Conference will address the renewed critical position of the 'trace', and foster discussion among scholars working in different fields. This Conference is part of a Research Project, funded by the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Ref. FFI2009- 09242).

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Prof. Pilar Hidalgo
(University of Málaga, Spain), Prof. Ann
Heilmann (University of Hull, UK), Prof. Roberta
Maierhofer (Graz Universität, Austria) and Prof.
Cora Kaplan (University of London – Southampton
University, UK)

We welcome 300-word abstracts, in English, on
any of the topics listed below:

1. The trace in recent critical theory
2. The trace in contemporary literary
engagements with the past
3. The trace in neo-Victorianism
4. The trace in literature and other arts and
fields of knowledge

To submit a proposal:

Proposals should be sent via electronic form at
http://www.thetraceinliterature.com/index.php

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 1 March
2011.

Enquiries: thetraceinliterature@gmail.com
Web address:
http://www.thetraceinliterature.com/presentation.php

The Tenth IASTED European Conference on Power and Energy Systems (EuroPES 2011)


The Tenth IASTED European Conference on Power and
Energy Systems ~EuroPES 2011~
22 to 24 June 2011
Crete, Greece

The Tenth IASTED European Conference on Power and Energy Systems (EuroPES 2011) will serve as a major forum for international researchers and
professionals to present their latest research, results, and ideas in all areas of power and energy systems.

CONFERENCE CHAIR
Prof. Perikles Bourkas
National Technical University of Athens, Greece

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Prof. T. Korakianitis
University of London, UK

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 15 January
2011.

Enquiries: calgary@iasted.org
Web address:
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/home-714.html

Saturday, December 11, 2010

CSDS Doctoral Fellowships/ Call for proposals

The Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi invites applications for Doctoral Fellowships for the year 2010-11. Upto five fellowships (of which one fellowship is earmarked for a teacher-fellow) will be awarded for a period of two years with possible extension of one year. Successful candidates will work on a doctoral dissertation in an
Indian university under the supervision/co-supervision of a faculty member of the Centre. Students from Universities which do not allow for co-supervision need not apply.

Fellowships are offered to students with interests falling within the areas of Centre's research:

* Democracy, polity, political and social theory
* Social change, development, alternatives and critiques
* Culture, state, civilization and society
* Gender, ethnicity, caste, identity, diversity and violence
* Media Studies and Urban Experience
* South Asian and East Asian Studies

While this is a broad list of theme areas, past fellowship holders have come from across academic disciplines.

Fellowship and facilities:

Fellowship offered consists of a monthly stipend of Rs.12,000 and a contingency grant of Rs.10,000 per annum along with library and office facilities, for the first two years and Rs. 14,000/- and a contingency of Rs. 20,500/- for the third year.


Eligibility:

* Post-graduate degree in social sciences with at least 55 per cent marks.
* The applicant should be registered for PhD in an Indian University or
should be able to complete the registration formalities before 31 March
2011.

Application requirements:

* Curriculum Vitae
* Names and addresses of two academic referees
* A statement of about 1500 words on the proposed research and
* A sample of candidate's written work.

Selection and Preference:

Short-listed candidates would be called for an interview. Preference will be given to women, disabled and those from the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and minority communities. Applications should be sent on plain paper, specifying: name, age, mailing address, contact number etc. to the Director, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, 29, Rajpur Road, Delhi 110 054. Applications sent by e-mail or fax will not be accepted. Those required to route applications through their employer may send advance copies in order to meet the deadline. The last date for the receipt of completed applications is 31 December 2010.

Enquiries: S. Jayasree Jayanthan, Administrative Officer, Telephone:
23942199, 23951190, 23971151. Fax: 23943450, Email: jaya@csds.in


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Fwd: The City: 2nd International Conference - Culture, Society, Technology



The City: 2nd International Conference - Culture,
Society, Technology
5 to 6 May 2011
Vancouver, Canada

Present your research at our second international
'The City' conference in the beautiful setting of
Vancouver. Proposals for papers and posters in all
disciplines that address the concept of The City
are welcome. Papers will be published.

Enquiries: cityconf@interdisciplinarythemes.org
Web address:
http://www.interdisciplinarythemes.org/conferences/index.php/C2/
Sponsored by: Interdisciplinary Themes.html 

http://ayanendusanyal.blogspot.com/

Sunday, December 5, 2010

TISS FACULTY POSITION LAST DATE 25.12.2010

http://www.tiss.edu/lefttop/jobs-tenders/faculty-positions


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Jobs

WaterAid India
WaterAid is an equal opportunity employer; women and the differently abled are particularly encouraged
to apply.
Programme Officer 2 Posts
WaterAid India invites applications from experienced and qualified professionals for the position of
Programme Officers in the Policy and Partnership Unit. The potholders will be based in the Country
Office New Delhi and report to the Director Policy & Partnerships
1. Programme Officer Research and Media Relations: Responsible for undertaking research on
various themes and to develop and manage media engagement
2. Programme Officer Policy Research: Responsible for undertaking and supporting research
The package for the position will be around Rs.6.5 lakh Gross per annum
WaterAid is an international nongovernmental organisation focused exclusively on improving poor people's
access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation in developing countries. WaterAid is an equal
opportunities employer.
WaterAid has operations in 26 countries of Africa, Asia and the Pacific Region. In India WaterAid
operates as a liaison Office (Country Office) in New Delhi and Additional Liaison (Regional) Offices in
Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, and Lucknow. In 10 states across the country WaterAid supports the
work of a large number of national and regional NGOs in the provision of safe and effective water and
sanitation for poor and marginalized communities. Our team of professionals includes programme, policy
and finance staff. India Country Programme is one of WaterAid's most established programmes in Asia
with a total of 50 staff and a current annual budget of about Rs.25 crores. WAI's programme focus in
the coming five years will be promoting and securing the rights and access to safe water, improved
hygiene and sanitation for many poor people through direct services and millions more through our
influencing work. This will include significant inputs of research, documentation, advocacy, networking
and supporting NGOs.
Essential requirements for the posts include: (a) Five years experience and Master's degree in one of
the following areas: development, economics, Water/Natural Resource management, environment, social
policy or mass communication; (b) Proven experience in undertaking research on social, and policy
issues demonstrable communication; (c) Analytical skills; and, (d) Ability to engage with a diverse range
of stakeholders, including media. The applicants should have interest, experience and a flair for writing.
This post is offered on a 4-year fixed-term contract normally renewable at the end of contract, however
it can also be renewed as we transit into an Indian entity.
For more information and to apply, please download the Job Description and application form
http://www.wateraid.org/india/. Please note that ONLY applications submitted on WaterAid's standard
application form will be considered. Completed applications should be sent to waindhr@wateraid.org
Closing date: 7 Dec 2010. Tentative dates for interview will be middle of December in Delhi. Only
Shortlisted candidates will be intimated of the interview.

SYMPOSIUM

Democracy after the Ayodhya Verdict
The Allahabad High Court's Ram Janma Bhumi Babri Masjid verdict has serious implications 
for the nature and functioning of India's democratic framework, and for the role of the 
judiciary in defending the secular basis of the Constitution. The judgement privileges the 
beliefs of the "people", leaving undefined who these "people" are, and in what historical 
context their beliefs were constructed. It goes beyond questions of law and imposes "a 
settlement" involving, among other things, partitioning of the disputed land. Most questionably, 
it ignores the illegality of the acts of 1949 and the demolition of the masjid in 1992. 
Recognising the need to discuss and revisit the issues involved  The Social Scientist, 
Sahmat and  Communalism Combat are organising a symposium, "Fact and Faith: 
Democracy after the Ayodhya Verdict" from 6 to 8 December 2010 in Delhi. Apart from 
experts in various fields, a wide cross-section of people are being invited to participate 
in the symposium.
For further details please contact:
Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT)
29 Feroze Shah Road, New Delhi 110 001 • Telephone: (+91 11) 23381276 / 23070787

CONFERENCE


Rural Labourers 
in Neo-liberal India
York University, Toronto, Canada and 
Xavier Institute of Management – 
Bhubaneswar (XIMB) are organizing, 
with financial support from Social 
Sciences and Humanities Research 
Council (SSHRC) of Canada and also 
supported by Dialectical Anthropology 
(New York), a conference on  Rural 
Labourers in Neo-liberal India to be 
held on 18-19 December 2010 at XIMB, 
Bhubaneswar.
Please visit the conference website 
rlni/ for details on registration, and send 
queries, if any, to  conf-rural-labour@
In case of any difficulty, please call Prof. 
Banikanta Mishra at 91-9437075075. 
Registration is free (but must be done 
by 10
th
 December)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

SIBR Conference on Interdisciplinary Business and Economics Research: Advancing Knowledge from Interdisciplinary Perspectives

2011 SIBR Conference on Interdisciplinary Business & Economics Research
(http://www.sibresearch.org)
16 to 18 June 2011, Bangkok, Thailand.

Organized by: Society of Interdisciplinary Business Research and Faculty of
Economics, Thammasat University.

**Special Announcement: Thanks to additional financial support from the SIBR
funding body, the organizing committee is pleased to announce that the
early-bird registration fee for the 2011 SIBR Conference has been reduced to
USD300.**

**Special Announcement: International Journal of Trade and Global Markets and
International Journal of Business Environment will publish special issues
featuring selected papers from the Conference.**

THEME: Advancing Knowledge from Interdisciplinary Perspectives: Past
Experience and Future Agenda.

PURPOSE: The SIBR conference brings together researchers from various business
and economics disciplines to share latest research findings and brainstorm new
research ideas across disciplines. The SIBR Conference is a unique forum for
researchers with cross-disciplinary interests to meet and interact with each
other. Research papers using theoretical, quantitative, qualitative, or
mixed-methods approaches are encouraged as are those using interdisciplinary
approaches.

PUBLICATION: All papers/abstract accepted for the conference will be published
in the SSRN conference proceedings.

SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES: Please submit abstracts by email attachment to
abstract@sibresearch.org. The deadline is March 25th, 2011. Notification of
acceptance/rejection will be issued within 14 days of receiving the abstract.

Enquiries: secretary@sibresearch.org
Web address:
http://www.sibresearch.org/sibr-conference-call-for-paper.html

4th Global Conference: Forgiveness

4th Global Conference
Forgiveness

Wednesday 20th July – Friday 22nd July 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary
conference project seeks to investigate and
explore the nature, significance, and practices of
forgiveness. Asking for or granting forgiveness
can often be a routine part of everyday life, but
the nature of forgiveness as a personal, social
and even international practice can be quite
complex. The acts of stating an apology and asking
for forgiveness have also become part of a
spectacle: moments of national significance to
break with past wrongs.
Forgiveness raises a wide variety of questions
that touch on a vast array of academic
disciplines. In cases of significant
transgressions, social tensions, and even
international conflicts the questions of what
counts as forgiveness and how it moves from the
level of individual to community, national and
international relationships. This conference
will look at the full range of this complexity. To
encourage innovative trans-disciplinary dialogues,
we warmly welcome papers from all
disciplines, professions and vocations.

Papers, presentations, reports and workshops are
invited on issues on or broadly related to any of
the following themes:

1. Questions of Definition
~ What is forgiveness?
~ What sorts of behaviour require people to seek
forgiveness?
~ Who can grant forgiveness? Can there be
meaningful third party forgiveness?
~ Who benefits from forgiveness and how?
~ Can forgiveness be required of someone? Can it
ever be wrong to offer forgiveness?
~ Can we forgive an ongoing evil?

2. Psychological Perspectives
~ The emotional effect of victimization and the
role forgiveness can play in either exacerbating
or mitigating such feelings
~ The nature of self-forgiveness
~ Barriers to people's ability to forgive
transgressors
~ How a willingness (or unwillingness) to forgive
can be a measure of self-worth or self-respect
~ Issues related to the psychological burden of
not forgiving
~ What happens after the forgiveness is granted?

3. Legal and Political Perspectives
~ Forgiveness for past crimes of individuals –
rehabilitation, second chances, and pardons
~ How forgiveness can play a role in criminal
legal proceedings
~ Forgiveness as a part of social reconstruction
following civil wars or systematic social injustices
~ How forgiveness can be required or granted in
relationships between nations
~ Seeking forgiveness on behalf of others:
righting historic wrongs
~ Difficulties connected with political
forgiveness: collectiveness,
performative meaning of forgiveness declarations, etc.

4. Social, Cultural and Literary Perspectives
~ The role forgiveness plays in different cultures
~ Differences in perceptions of the importance of
forgiveness in different societies
~ Forgiveness ceremonies as important cultural
practices
~ How questions of forgiveness are used in literature
~ Forgiveness in cinema, film, tv, radio and theatre
~ The role of the arts as catalyst or hindrance
for actual cases of forgiveness
~ Forgiveness and the media

5. Religion and Forgiveness
~ Distinctions between secular and religious
notions of forgiveness
~ The role of forgiveness in religious practices
~ How religious beliefs can promote forgiveness
~ How religions can be barriers to forgiveness
~ Rituals of forgiveness and their importance

6. Issues, Connections and Relations
- The relationship between forgiveness and restitution
- The relationship between forgiveness and retribution
- The relationship between forgiveness and
compassion, mercy or pity
- The relationship between forgiveness and
reconciliation
- The relationship between forgiveness and
personal growth

Papers on any other topic related to the theme
will also be considered.

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the
submission of pre-formed panel proposals. Papers
will also be considered on any related theme.
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday
14th January 2011. If an abstract is accepted for
the conference, a full draft paper should be
submitted by Friday 27th May 2011. Abstracts
should be submitted simultaneously to both
Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word,
WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following
information and in this order:

a) author(s)
b) affiliation
c) email address
d) title of abstract
e) body of abstract

E-mails should be entitled: FOR4 Abstract Submission.

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain
from using footnotes and any special formatting,
characters or emphasis (such as bold,
italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and
answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do
not receive a reply from us in a week you
should assume we did not receive your proposal; it
might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to
look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Joint Organising Chairs:

Karolina Wigura
Institute of Sociology,
Warsaw University,
Warsaw, Poland
Email: kw@inter-disciplinary.net

Rob Fisher
Network Founder and Leader
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
Freeland, Oxfordshire,
United Kingdom
Email: for4@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the Probing the
Boundaries programme of research projects. It aims
to bring together people from different areas and
interests to share ideas and explore various
discussions which are innovative and exciting.

All papers accepted for and presented at this
conference will be eligible for publication in an
ISBN eBook. Selected papers maybe invited
for development for publication in a themed hard
copy volume(s).

For further details about the project please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/persons/forgiveness/

For further details about the conference please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/persons/forgiveness/call-for-papers/

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