Saturday, August 28, 2010

MPISSR doctoral Programme

ADMISSION IN DOCTORAL PROGRAMME

 

MPISSR invites applications for three ICSSR Doctoral Fellows from candidates awarded UGC JRF or those who have completed their MPhil in Economics, Political Science, Commerce and Geography (with 55 % marks in MA). Amount of Fellowship is governed by UGC norms and the tenure shall be for 2 years. Application with Research Proposal and copies of certificates should reach the Director, MPISSR by September 30, 2010.

 

 

I will appreciate if you can bring this to the notice of interested friends.

 

With Regards,

Sincerely Yours,Dr. D.C. Sah

Professor & Director, MPISSR
6 Bharatpuri Institutional Area, Ujjain, INDIA - 456 010
Phone: 0734-2512450 (O), 2521124 (R), 09424085347(Cell)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


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1st Global Conference Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds

1st Global Conference Experiential Learning in
Virtual Worlds

Sunday 20th March – Tuesday 22nd March 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
The advent of Information and Communication
Technologies has changed how we work, teach,
learn, and relate to each other. The idea of a
virtual world encompasses online communities,
communities of inquiry, formal teaching and
learning, and horror and fantasy games. The
experiences gained in such virtual worlds, whether
high or low tech, impact who we
are in the analog world (and vice versa): Who am
I? How do we relate to each other? What is my
role? How can we be productive as a team? What is
mortality? How do we resolve conflict? These
questions are addressed, to some degree, through
the experiences we have in virtual worlds. What
are we learning through those experiences? How can
we perform better in both worlds?

The aim of this conference will be to examine
formal and informal learning in virtual worlds in
an attempt to critique both its essential
characteristics and its future possibilities.
Teachers of all levels, university faculty,
virtual world players, researchers, and others
interested in what happens in virtual worlds and
what it means for us as humans are invited to
participate.

Being such a broad topic, Experiential Learning in
Virtual Worlds defies a definitive list of
sub-topics but the following list is indicative of
the envisaged topics covered within this Call for
Papers:

    * Virtual and global teams
    * Communication modes and etiquette
    * Skill development in MMORPGs
    * Online communities, formal and informal
    * Case studies of experimental projects
    * Understanding mortality in the virtual worlds
    * Sexuality: appropriate behaviour in virtual
learning worlds
    * Play, fun, fantasy and horror in the
virtual world
    * Art of building a virtual persona
    * Emerging technologies within Higher Education
    * International technology challenges
    * Blended Learning approaches
    * Expectations of performance in virtual spaces
    * Metrics and assessment in virtual worlds
    * New forms of testing in virtual worlds
    * Organizational issues/strategies in Virtual
education
    * Professional development/support structures
    * Role switching between traditional and
virtual organizations

Papers will be considered on any related theme.
The Steering Group also welcomes the submission of
pre-formed panel proposals. Papers will be
considered on any related theme.

300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday
1st October 2010. All submissions are minimally
double blind peer reviewed where appropriate.
If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a
full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 4th
February 2011. Abstracts should be submitted
simultaneously to the 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

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. If an abstract is accepted for
the conference, a 12-20 page full draft paper
should be submitted to both Organising Chairs by
Monday 7th February 2011.

Organising Chairs

Peter Williams
Assistant Professor Organizational Leadership
University of La Verne
La Verne, California, USA
E-mail: pwilliams@stlearn.com

Rob Fisher
Network Founder and Network Leader,
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR
United Kingdom
E-mail: elvw@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the 'At the Interface'
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/at-the-interface/education/experiential-learning-in-virtual-worlds/

For further details about the conference please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/education/experiential-learning-in-virtual-worlds/call-for-papers/

1st Global Conference Spirituality in the 21st Century: At the Interface of Theory, Practice and Pedagogy

1st Global Conference Spirituality in the 21st
Century:
At the Interface of Theory, Practice and Pedagogy

Sunday 20th March – Tuesday 22nd March 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
The contemporary study of spirituality encompasses
a wide range of interests. These have come not
only from the more traditional areas of
religious scholarship - theology, philosophy of
religion, history of religion, comparative
religion, mysticism - but also more recently from
management, medicine, and many other fields.

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary
conference seeks to examine and explore issues
surrounding spirituality in regard to theory,
praxis and pedagogy. Perspectives are sought from
those engaged in the fields of Alcohol and Drug
Rehabilitation, Business, Counseling, Ecology,
Education, Healing, History, Management,
Mass/Organizational/Speech Communication,
Medicine, Nursing, Performance Studies,
Philosophy, Psychiatry, Psychology,
Reconciliation/Refugee/Resettlement Projects,
Social Work, and Theatre.

These disciplines are indicative only, as papers
are welcomed from any area, profession and/or
vocation in which Spirituality plays a part.

Papers, reports, works-in-progress and workshops
are invited on issues related to any of the
following themes:

    * Conceptualizations of Spirituality
    * History(ies) of Spirituality
    * Interpreting elements and examples of
Spirituality
    * The Liminal elements and facets of Spirituality
    * Research methods for Spiritual Work
    * Social and cultural aspects of Spirituality
    * Spirituality and Children
    * Spirituality Compassion and Reconciliation
    * Spirituality and Cultural Identity
    * Spirituality and Healing
    * Spirituality in Medicine and/or Nursing
    * Spirituality as Therapy
    * Spirituality in Literature
    * Spirituality in Art, Dance and/or Music
    * Spirituality in Television and Film
    * Spirituality in the Age of the Internet
    * Spirituality and Communication
    * Spirituality and the Environment
    * Spirituality in Hospice Care
    * Spirituality and Gaia
    * Teaching Spirituality
    * Theology and Spirituality – use and/or abuse
    * Teleology and Spirituality
    * Comparisons and/or Contrasts between
Spiritual Theory, Praxis and Pedagogy

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the
submission of pre-formed panel proposals. Papers
will be considered on any related theme.

300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday
1st October 2010. All submissions are minimally
double blind peer reviewed where appropriate.
If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a
full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 4th
February 2011. Abstracts should be submitted
simultaneously to the 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

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. If an abstract is accepted for the
conference, a 12-20 page full draft paper should
be submitted to both Organising Chairs by
Monday 7th February 2011.

Organising Chairs

John L. Hochheimer
College of Mass Communication and Media Arts
1100 Lincoln Drive, Mail Code 6609
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL. 62901 USA
E-mail: Hoch@siu.edu

Rob Fisher
Network Founder and Leader,
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
Freeland, Oxfordshire, OX29 8HR
E-mail: s21@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the 'At the Interface'
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/critical-issues/ethos/spirituality-in-the-21st-century/

For further details about the conference please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/ethos/spirituality-in-the-21st-century/call-for-papers/

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

IIM Jobs

Jobs

Global Awards

Launched by the Global Development Network in 2000, the Awards
and Medals Competition seeks to encourage quality research and
innovative development projects. Winners will be awarded cash prizes,
training and a chance to present their work at GDN's 12th Annual
Global Development Conference at Bogotá in January 2011.
Research Themes
• External Capital Flows and Financing for Development
• Domestic Resource Mobilization and Financial Sector Development
• Innovative Sources of Development Finance
Categories
1. Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development
For organization/ researcher(s) whose proposal to conduct research on
any one of the three research themes holds the greatest promise for
improving our understanding of the relevant issue.
First Prize: US $30,000; Second Prize: US $5,000
Deadline: 18th October 2010
2. Medals for Research on Development
For completed research work that demonstrates academic excellence
on the themes specified above.
First Prize: US $10,000; Second prize: US $5,000
Deadline: 18th October 2010
3. Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project
For projects and/or organizations that are carrying out original and
innovative work in the field. These projects are not theme based.
However, projects must contribute to sustainable development.
First Prize: US $30,000; Second prize: US $5,000
(Winners are also eligible to compete for the Japan Social
Development Fund grant of up to US$ 200,000 for their work.)
Deadline: 9th September 2010
Who can apply
• Researchers who are citizens and permanent residents of
developing and transition countries.
• Researchers who are citizens of developing/ transition countries who
are temporarily based in a developed country (for more than five years.)
• Researchers who are less than 45 years old as on 18th October 2010.
• Staff of bilateral/multilateral agencies cannot apply.
• Development projects being implemented in Africa, Asia, Middle
East, Latin America and the Caribbean, Pacific Islands, and the
transition economies of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
• Projects being managed by an NGO headquartered in one of the
above regions.
• Projects implemented before 30th June 2009.
• Finalist projects from previous three years cannot apply.
• Projects that applied previously (not finalists) may re-apply with
updates.
Apply online at:
Further details/guidelines/FAQs at:

JOBS

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER (COO)
Location - Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Category - Senior Management
Salary - Negotiable to attract the right candidate
Closing date: 10th September, 2010
Established in 1983, the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India) (AKRSP(I)) is a non-profi t, organisation working to organise and empower rural communities and marginalized groups, particularly women, through natural resource management interventions in the three states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. The impact on livelihoods of rural communities over a quarter of a century has been long lasting and successful. Through this work we have been able to proactively infl uence government policies and programmes both at State and National level. On the basis of these activities we wish to expand our work geographically and thematically over next 10 years. We are looking for a dynamic and committed development professional as the Chief Operations Officer.

The role:
You will provide strategic leadership to programme development, expand the programme to the new geographies, strengthen partnerships with NGOs, infl uence practices and polices of the Government at state and national level, and explore innovative engagements with the private sector. You will mobilise and manage resources including funding, fi nance and people. You will bring well-grounded analytical understanding of rural development issues in India; innovative and solution-focussed thinking; high levels of productivity and quality output; and strong processes of team building and management.

Qualifi cation and Experience:
You should have a postgraduate degree in management, natural sciences or social sciences with relevant experience in the development sector with at least 7 years experience in a strategic leadership role. You should have a strong profi le of applying various development approaches including policy infl uencing, community development & facilitation and innovative programming. You should have experience and skills in dealing with senior Government offi cials/donors at the state and national levels.

Other Attributes:
• Strong belief in the values governing civil society and understanding of the unique role of independent civil society, including cross cutting values of AKRSP (I) such as gender and inclusiveness.
• Keen to explore the new roles and approaches of civil society in a rapidly changing India.
• Strategic leadership for effective programme design, delivery and impact.
• Networking and representation skills with a variety of stakeholders including Government, NGOs and private sector.
• Management skills including programmes, people, budget and Management Information Systems (MIS).
• Good interpersonal communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of stake holders.
• Fluent in written and spoken English, Hindi and/or Gujarati.
• Proficiency in major computer applications.
• Willingness to travel.
• If you think you are the right candidate, please send your CV with a separate covering letter indicating your suitability to the following address:
Mr. Ashok Gupta
Senior Manager (HR)
Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India)
9/10 Corporate House, Opp. Dinesh Hall, Off Ashram Road
Ahmedabad- 380 009, Gujarat, India
Tel – 91-79-27540421 / 1678 / 2158 Fax – 91-79-66312471
AKRSP(I) is an equal opportunity employer without regard to faith, origin or gender.

Council for Social Development

Invites Fellow/Associate Professor in the field of Education Health Agricultural Economics / Rural Development, Women / Child Empowerment/ Gender Studies, Social Development/ Tribal Issues. Eligibility: Ph. D. must with at least 6yrs. Post Doctoral Project Research experience in relevant fields. Associate Fellows- in the field of Education Health Agricultural Economics / Rural Development, Women / Child Empowerment /Gender Studies, Social Development / Tribal Issues.
Eligibility: Ph. D. with at least 3-4 yrs Project research experience in relevant fields.
(Salary as per UGC Scales)
Apply with attached CV in .doc & mention post applied in email subject to following Mail ID latest by 31 Aug 2010

JOBS

Please refer to

Conference

International Conference on Economics & Finance
Theme: "Recovery and After"
Venue: IBS Bangalore, India
Date: January 4-5, 2011
Communications should be sent to: Dr. J. Dennis Rajakumar
Conference Coordinator, IBS Bangalore
#19/3 Srinivasa Industrial Estate, Behind METRO, Kanakapura Road, Bangalore-560062, India
Ph: +91-80-26860100; Fax: +91-80-26860029 Email: ibsbconf@gmail.com
For more information on the Conference: www.ibsindia.org

JOBS

Institute of Rural Research & Development
(an initiative of the S. M. Sehgal Foundation)
Opportunity for People to keep up the good work.
The Institute of Rural Research & Development (IRRAD) is an initiative of the S.M. Sehgal Foundation and is one of the leading nonprofit organizations working in the area of rural development in India. IRRAD's mission is to help reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of people in the villages. IRRAD works through its four main centers; Rural Research Centre (RRC), Capacity Building Centre (CBC), Natural Resources Management (NRM) and Policy, Governance and Advocacy (PGA). IRRAD has the following opening for its Policy Governance and Advocacy (PGA) center:
Program Leader
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
• Analyze and prioritize issues of rural governance
• Work on models to strengthen rural governance
• Interact with rural communities and plan/coordinate/conduct training sessions on governance
• Assist in planning and coordinating policy level initiatives
• Collect and analyze public opinion about social issues affecting policy decisions
• Participate in policy-making forums and assist in preparing representations for policy changes
• Research and analyze local issues and advocate appropriate changes in policy
The minimum qualification required is Masters degree in Public Policy/ Sociology/ Law/Human Rights/Political Science or a related field with at least 4-5 years of work experience in issues related to good governance, rural development, public policy and advocacy, human rights, linking with policy-makers and analyzing the existing policies and proposing recommendations.
The candidate must have excellent communication and writing skills and ability to network with government bodies, policy-makers and other development organizations. Salaries at IRRAD are highly competitive and compatible within the non-profit sector. IRRAD fosters gender and social equity. Therefore, women and candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Those with required background and qualifications may submit their resume and cover letter indicating expression of interest: jobs@irrad.org
Deadline for applying: August 31st, 2010
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For more information on IRRAD's activities, please refer to our website www.irrad.org

Peace As A Global Language 2010



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Peace As A Global Language 2010
4 to 5 December 2010
Tokyo, Japan

PGL2010 will explore the way universities, the media and society
have been co-opted by the military - industrial complex. It will
also focus on classroom strategies to raise awareness of and
combat this problem and promote peace.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 31 October 2010.

Enquiries: PGL2010@gmail.com
Web address: https://sites.google.com/site/pgl2010/
Sponsored by: Peace as a Global Language
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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Fwd: 1st International Conference on Cooperative Social, Economic and Cultural Capabilities

1st International Conference on Cooperative
Social, Economic and Cultural
Capabilities
Kish Island, Iran
16 to 17 April 2011

The primary goal of this conference is to offer participants a unique
opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences on advanced methodological
approaches, successful models and latest research findings in order to boost
cooperation at international level.

Another goal is to introduce cooperatives' capabilities to the international
community through successful Iranian cooperative models and also to provide a
platform for effective interaction amongst cooperatives around the world. The
Ministry of Cooperative is hosting the conference in collaboration with
International Cooperative Alliance, University of Leiden, University of
Tehran, University of Shahid Beheshti, University of Allameh Tabatabaei,
Islamic Azad University and other bodies and organizations.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fwd: 52nd Annual Conference of The Indian Society of Labour Economics

52nd Annual Conference of The Indian Society of
Labour Economics
17 to 19 December 2010
Dharwad, India

Conference Themes:
1. Planning for Full Employment
2. Labour Migration: Causes and Consequences
3. Emerging Pattren of Employment Relations

Prof. Abhijit Sen, Member, Planning Commission
will preside over the Conference.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 31
October 2010.

Enquiries: isle.conference52@gmail.com
Web address: http://www.isleijle.org/isleijleconference/default.asp
Sponsored by: Department of Economics, Karnatak
University

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Canadian Internship

Greetings from the India Office of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute!

 

We are pleased to announce the Student Mobility Fellowship Competition for the year 2010-11, a copy of which is enclosed for your information.

 

This Advertisement is in continuation of our earlier Advertisement dated 24 February 2010. The prerequisites for this programme could not be fulfilled by the selected candidate recommended by the Adjudicators, hence this new Advertisement.

 

The Student Mobility Fellowship is meant for Indian students enrolled in Masters/M.Phil./Ph.D. Programme at any Indian Institutions to take up/ pursue a course or do an internship in Canadian colleges/ universities. This fellowship programme aims at contributing to the internationalization of the curriculum/research at their Canadian host institutions and understand the recent developments inCanada.

 

These fellowships are funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. In order to give a wider coverage to this competition, we request you to kindly have it displayed on the notice boards of your Institution. This will help in promoting our programme and benefit the academic community.

 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

With best wishes,

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Prof. Sunaina Singh

President

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fwd: E-Learning Symposium 2010 - The Art of E-Learning

E-Learning Symposium 2010 - The Art of E-Learning
27 October 2010
Houston, United States

E-Learning Symposium 2010 (hashtag #ELS2010) is a unique interactive
conference designed to help professionals and key decision makers learn how
to execute E-Learning programs within their own organizations. This event is
essential for professionals who manage and design online education programs in
healthcare, government, higher education, and corporate settings.

E-Learning Symposium 2010 is open to anyone and will be of specific benefit to:

* Chief Learning Officers
* Senior Directors
* Program Managers
* Directors of Human Resources (HR)
* Directors of Training
* Training Professionals

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 27 September 2010.

Enquiries: snasta65@hotmail.com
Web address: http://www.elearningcouncil.com
Sponsored by: E-Learning Council
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ISS

UNIVERSALIZING SOCIOECONOMIC SECURITY FOR THE POOR
10½ weeks Postgraduate Diploma Programme or: 5½-weeks Certificate Course
Institute of Social Studies, The Hague
12 January – 25 March 2011
The course, Universalizing Socioeconomic Security for the Poor (USS) imparts knowledge and skill-enhancing
training on issues relating to the universalization of socioeconomic security for the poor and socially excluded. USS
explores the concept of socioeconomic insecurity and its causes, as well as different approaches and options
for intervention, such as social protection, and rights approaches to social security, using a diverse range of cases
and the student's own experiences as illustrations. Students link theory and practice by applying what they learn
to the challenges they face in their own work.
USS students have 3 study options: Option 1: The first 5½ weeks as a certificate course. Option 2: A 10½ week
diploma course, which includes a 5-week study visit to India to gain field exposure to two different approaches to
the universalization of socioeconomic security: the movement-led approach of the Self Employed Women's
Association (SEWA) in Gujarat and the state-led approach pursued in Kerala. This programme is offered in
collaboration with SEWA and the Centre for Development Studies (CDS) in Kerala. Option 3: A 10½ week diploma
entirely at ISS where, in the second part of the programme, students continue studying on an aspect of socioeconomic
security of particular relevance to their work.
Target Group: USS is geared to early and mid-career development practitioners and activists in NGOs, researchers,
international development organizations and government agencies involved in social provision and protection and
poverty alleviation.
Fellowships: Each year a limited number of fellowships are available for this programme from the Netherlands
Fellowship Programme (NFP). The deadline to apply for the 2011 NFP programme is 1st September 2010.
For more information, including admissions criteria and details on how to apply for the NFP programme: Visit: www.

National Seminar

National Seminar
on
"Reforms in Governance & Administration"
(August 30-31, 2010)
About the Seminar:
In any society governance plays a crucial role in management of all aspects of development and build an environment which permit and enable citizens to raise their capacity levels on one hand by providing an opportunity to realize their potential and enlarge a set of available choices, and on the other hand it is responsible for creating a conducive environment for building individual capabilities and encourage individual participation, effective decentralization of governance, and involvement of civil society agencies.
The concept of good governance needs to have the following provisions viz., transparency, accountability, individual participation, goal orientation, the language of professionalism, responsibility, building up of institutions and empowerment of people. The Universities and colleges are the prime resources to generate the required human capital in our country. Any reform suggested in governance and administration will defi nitely have an impact on these educational institutions. The present seminar proposes to discuss issues extensively raised by the second Administrative Reforms Committee (ARC) headed by Dr. M. Veerappa Moily, Hon'ble Union Minister for Law and Justice, Govt. of India, to create an awareness and shall try to focus to bring in a change in Institutional Governance.

Topics for discussion:
1. Promoting e-Governance: The SMART way forward.
2. Ethics in Governance.
3. Right to Information: Master key to Good governance.
4. Capacity building for confl ict resolution.
5. Crisis Management.
Registration Fee:
Each participant shall have to pay an amount of Rs. 500/- towards Registration Fees in the form of Demand Draft in favour of "The Director,

Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad".
Address for correspondence:
The Director
UGC-Academic Staff College,
University of Hyderabad, Gachibowli, Hyderabad – 500046.
Tel. No.: 040 – 23132713 / 23132711 / 23010834 (Fax)

IBS

3rd International Conference on Marketing and Business Strategy
ICOMBS 2010
December 3-4, 2010
CALL FOR PAPERS
IBS Hyderabad, a constituent of IFHE (a deemed to be University) is organizing the third International Conference on Marketing and Business Strategy. The theme for the conference is "Global Strategies for Value Creation, Sustenance and Growth".

We invite faculty members of business schools, offi cials representing Government and semi government institutions, corporate executives and research institutions to present research papers, case studies and thought papers at the conference. Author/s will fi rst send a two page abstract on the topic they wish to present to icombs2010@gmail.com so as to reach us by August 31, 2010. On receiving a response from the conference secretariat the author/s can then send the fi nal paper so as to reach us by Nov 15, 2010. For details on sub themes, paper submission and registration please visit http://www.ibshyderabad.org/icombs2010/index.asp?mode=home
To benefi t faculty members/research scholars a pre conference workshop on Structural Equation Modeling using AMOS is being organized on 1 & 2 Dec, 2010. Please visit http://www.ibshyderabad.org/icombs2010/index.asp?mode=workshop for further details.
Conveners
Prof. Venu Gopal Rao – 099494 – 15567 (Area: Marketing)
Prof. Rajnandan Patnaik – 092461 – 01394 (Area: Strategy)
Conference Venue: IBS Hyderabad, Survey No. 156/157, Via Kanakamamidi, Shankarpally Mandal, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad, India (Pin 501 504)
Phones: 08417 – 236660/61/62.

TIES

47th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF
THE INDIAN ECONOMETRIC SOCIETY (TIES)
ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
The 47th Annual Conference of the Indian Econometric Society is scheduled to be held at Devi Ahalya University, Indore (MP) from 6th to 8th January, 2011. The Society welcomes research papers that fall in the broader area of quantitative economics. All those who are interested in submitting papers for the Conference should send the soft copy of the full paper and the abstract (300 words) to Dr K Shanmugan, Convener, Programme Committee (e-mail: maaties09@gmail.com) and one copy to Secretary of
the society at nrbmurthy@gmail.com. More information can be obtained at www.tiesindia.net. The last date for submission of papers is 15th November 2010. Communication about the acceptance of papers will be conveyed to the authors by the end of November 2010.
Life Members are requested to communicate change of address, if any, to  the Secretary, TIES, at the earliest.

Conference

National Conference-Call for Papers
'Dr.B.R.Ambedkar and Social Justice in Modern India:
Policies, Institutions and Experiences'
The Centre for Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Studies in Mangalore University is organising a two day national conference on 28th and 29th of October 2010 at the university campus. 
Sub themes of the conference include

1) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and the idea of social justice, 
2) Indian constitution and social justice, 
3) Indian state, policies and practice of social justice,
4) Democracy, identity politics and social justice, 
5) Institutions and social justice. 

The deadline for abstract submission is 10th September 2010 and full papers should reach the following address on or before 20th October 2010. Authors of selected papers will be provided II/III tier A/C train fare, boarding and lodging facilities on the campus. For the concept note and other details of the conference, please visit www.mangaloreuniversity.ac.in.
Address for communication: Prof. Vishwanatha, Director, Centre for Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Studies, Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri,
Mangalore – 574199. E-mail: vishwanathak@yahoo.com, rsantho@gmail.com Phone: Mobile: 09448503417/09449612993. Office: 0824-2287205

Conference

Global Warming Conference Invitation

This is to announce the call for papers for the Working Group On Global Warming Conference & Expo 10(WGGW Conference & Expo 10), 24th - 28th September 2010 at Mayfair Hotel UK, 26 Park Lane London, W1K 1BE United Kingdom.

Background

The financial, food, fuel and climate crises are individually serious issues, but in combination their impact could be catastrophic for the global economy. Perhaps we stand at a crossroads. Even as we move into a global economic downturn there are growing calls for an accelerated transformation towards low carbon and resource productive economies. To move forward will require new and more efficient solutions, technologies and products alongside behavioral change. Climate change is now universally recognized as a significant global environmental challenge and as a consequence, debate over the measures needed to tackle climate change has moved up to the top of the agenda amongst civil society, business and government. The United Nations Global Warming Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009 highlighted the major challenges and opportunities associated with climate change as we move towards post 2012 carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction targets. In September 2008, the UK raised the bar by announcing a target of cutting CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050. Innovation will be a core part of the way forward. The Stern Review underlined that increased investment in R&D and innovation could significantly reduce CO2 emissions and we have seen more than $5 billion of venture capital invested in clean tech worldwide since September 2007 (Source: Ernst & Young).. However, we need to create much better international, national and regional structures and systems to adapt to climate change as well those to stimulate, nurture and progress new low carbon ideas through R&D to commercialization and the marketplace. A new system is needed that fosters sustainable, low carbon and resource productive innovation - short, medium and long-term. Designers, innovators, investors, entrepreneurs, consumers and governments all have a role to play in the change that is needed. 
 

Concept
WGGW Conference & Expo 10 themed "Impacts of the Global Recession on Sustainable Development, Global Warming Policy and Markets will provide a platform to discuss the future opportunities and challenges related to the design, development and commercialization of low carbon innovation, technologies, products and services. WGGW Conference & Expo 10 will include invited and refereed papers from academics, consultants, entrepreneurs, investors, technology providers, designers, sustainability, environment and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) managers as well as other business functions. The event will be a unique learning experience, networking space and an opportunity to think. Delegates will come globally from companies, entrepreneurs, as well as academia, government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The conference is supported by an international Advisory Board.


Conference topics

WGGW Conference & Expo 10 welcomes conceptual and research-based papers covering sustainable innovation, technology, product and service design and development. Papers focused on low carbon solutions and sustainable innovation related to the following topics are particularly welcomed:

· Global Warming and Climate Change and the Oceans
· Sustainable Environment, Health and Development
· Remote Sensing and Global Surveillance
· Water Resources Management
· Carbon & GHG Management
· Extreme Events and Impacts Assessment
· Greenhouse Gas & Ecosystems
· Human Health In a Changing Climate
· Agricultural and Forestry Resources Management
· Clean Energy Technology
· Low GHG Transportation
· Education: Global Change & Sustainable Development
· Case studies

Benefits
WGGW Conference & Expo 10 will provide a range of benefits to speakers and delegates:

  • Sponsorship: Air ticket, visa fees and per diem to be covered for all qualified delegates
  • Unique: Forum for new ideas and concepts
  • Leading-edge: Presentations from key international researchers, practitioners and policy- makers
  • Content: New research, results and thinking
  • Networking: Opportunities to meet business, government and academia
  • Track-record: Over 900 delegates from over 50 countries have attended previous conferences
  • Established: 3rd international conference

Submission details
Conference papers: please email to callforpapers@london.com , fax or email up to 500 words describing your proposed paper by 10th September, 2010. The paper will then be sent to the Advisory Board for evaluation and authors will be given feedback on or before 17th September, 2010. The highest rated papers will be invited to present at the conference. Please only submit abstracts if you have registered for the conference. Registration is free of charge.

Contact
For more information on WGGW Conference & Expo 10 please contact:

Dr Don Jack
Conference Chair
27 Commercial Street London E1 6LP
London, United Kingdom.
Ph: +44 702 402 6888, +44 702 401 2577
Fax: +44 844 774 3729
Email: callforpapers@london.com

Monday, August 16, 2010

Fwd: 2nd Global Conference: Magic and the Supernatural

2nd Global Conference Magic and the Supernatural

Thursday 17th March – Saturday 19th March 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
Bewitched. I Dream of Jeannie. The Exorcist.
Charmed. Buffy. Dr. Who. Dracula. Dark Shadows.
Twilight and The Twilight Zone. Sookie Stackhouse
and Bill Compton. Dresden Files. Harry Potter. The
fascination and appeal of magic and supernatural
entities pervades societies and
cultures. The continuing appeal of these
characters is a testimony to how they shape our
daydreams and our nightmares, as well as how we
yearn for something that is more or beyond
what we can see-touch-taste-feel. Children still
avoid stepping on cracks, lovers pluck petals from
a daisy, cards are dealt and tea leaves read.

A belief in magic as a means of influencing the
world seems to have been common in all cultures.
Some of these beliefs crossed over into nascent
religions, influencing rites and religious
celebrations. Over time, religiously-based
supernatural events (miracles) acquired their
own flavour, separating themselves from standard
magic. Some modern religions such as the
Neopaganisms embrace connections to magic, while
others retain only echoes of their distant origins.

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary
project seeks to examine issues surrounding the
role and use of magic in a wide variety of
societies and cultures over the course of human
history. People with access to magic or knowledge
of the supernatural will also be examined.

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

~ Magic as paranormal, anything alleged to exist
that is not explainable by any present laws of science
~ the distinctions between magic and religion
and science
~ Magical thinking and the equation of coincidence
with causality
~ Folk magic and traditional systems of magic
~ Magick and Wicca as religious systems in
modern society
~ Witchcraft in the European context
~ Witchcraft and animism in African or Asian
contexts
~ Magic as illusion, stagecraft, sleight-of-hand
~ Magic in modern literature (ex. Harry Potter,
Harry Dresden, the saga of Middle Earth, the
Chronicles of Narnia, etc.) and in traditional
literatures (folk or fairy tales, legends,
mythologies, etc.)
~ Magic in art and the depiction of magical
creatures, practices or practitioners
~ the associations of magic with the monstrous
or evil; does one imply the presence of the other?
~ the portrayal of magic, magical creatures, and
magical practices or practitioners on television
and in film
~ the roles or uses of magic in video games,
on-line communities, role-playing games,
subcultural formations and identities
~ the similarities and differences of magical
creatures across societies and time periods
~ the interplay of magic and religion as well
as science
~ the sciences of demonology and angelology
~ the role of divination or prophecy in societies
or religions
~ the use of natural vs. supernatural
explanations for world events
~ Magic and the supernatural as coping mechanisms
for individuals and societies

The Steering Group also welcomes the submission of
pre-formed panel proposals. 300 word abstracts
should be submitted by Friday 1st October
2010. All submissions are minimally double blind
peer reviewed where appropriate. If an abstract is
accepted for the conference, a full draft
paper should be submitted by Friday 4th February
2011. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously
to the 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

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.

Organising Chairs

Stephen Morris
Hub Leader (Evil)
Independent Scholar
New York, USA
E-mail: smmorris58@yahoo.com

Sorcha Ni Fhlainn
Hub Leader (Evil)
School of English, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
E-mail: snf@inter-disciplinary.net

Rob Fisher
Network Founder and Network Leader
Inter-Disciplinary.Net,
Freeland, Oxfordshire, UK
E-mail; magsup2@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the 'At the Interface'
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/at-the-interface/evil/magic-and-the-supernatural/

For further details about the conference please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/magic-and-the-supernatural/call-for-papers/

Fwd: 6th Global Conference Pluralism: Inclusion and Citizenship

6th Global Conference Pluralism, Inclusion and
Citizenship

Friday 11th March – Sunday 13th March 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
With this multi-disciplinary project we seek to
explore the new developments and changes of the
idea of pluralism and their implications
for social and political processes of inclusion
and citizenship in contemporary societies. The
project will also assess the larger context
of major world transformations, such as new forms
of migration and the massive movements of people
across the globe, as well as the impact of
the multiple dynamics of globalisation on
rootedness and membership (including their
tensions and conflicts) and on a general sense of
social acceptance and recognition. Looking to
encourage innovative trans-disciplinary dialogues,
we warmly welcome papers from all
disciplines, professions and vocations which
struggle to understand what it means for people,
the world over, to be citizens in rapidly changing
national, social and political landscapes.

In particular papers, workshops, presentations and
pre-formed panels are invited on any of the
following themes:

1. Challenging Old Concepts of Citizen and Alien
~ Who is a citizen and who is an alien, a foreigner?
~ The new value of political pluralism and
cultural multiplicity; breaking with homogeneity
and sameness
~ What is the place of difference and alterity in
defining membership and citizenship?
~ How to account for political membership and
identity?
~ Making sense of transformations and their
effects over citizenship identity and membership
~ Othering, marginalising, excluding, stygmatising

2. Nations, Fluid Boundaries and Citizenship
~ What does it mean, today, to belong to a nation?
~ New migrants, new migratory flows and massive
movements from peripheral to central countries
~ Resurgence of the local and the diminishing
importance of the national
~ Are we living post-national realities?
~ What is the place of economic and cultural
claims in today's forms of political membership?
~ Assimilation, integration, adaptation and other
forms of placing the responsibility of change on
migrants

3. Institutions, Organizations and Social Movements
~ Evaluating the promises and institutions of
post-national governing
~ What happened to the rights of migrants and
displaced peoples?
~ Political battles over globalization and the
forging of global citizenship
~ Social movements, new rebellion and alternative
global politics
~ Trans-national connections that escape
institutional and political control
~ New forms of global exclusion

4. Persons, Personhood and the Inter-Personal
~ De-nationalising citizenship and the making of a
global citizen
~ Tensions, contradictions and conflicts of
citizenship formations and political membership
~ New sources and forms of political
participation; new localism, parochialism and
communitarianism
~ Bonds of care across boundaries of inequality
and exclusion, ideologies and religions, politics
and power, nations and geography
~ Thinking and acting with foreigners and migrants
in mind
~ Citizens acknowledging the fundamental role of
migrants; making migration personal and interpersonal

5. Media and Artistic Representations
~ The role of new and old media in the
construction of political
membership, of nations and citizens
~ Production and reproduction of political and
citizen typing and stereotyping
~ The contested space of representing politics,
national identity and membership
~ Art, media and how to challenge the rigid and
impenetrable constructions of political culture
~ Living, being and exercising membership through art
~ Political life imitating art and fiction

6. Transnational Political Interlacing of
Contemporary Life
~ What is shared from political cultures? How are
political cultures shared? Who has access to the
sharing of political cultures?
~ Human rights, migration and massive
displacements of people
~ Living in a context with the political markers
of a different context: Is that political
trans-culturalism?
~ Languages, idioms and new emerging forms of
wanting to bridge the 'invisible' divide between
political cultures
~ Symbols and significations that connect people
to places other than 'their own'
~ Politics, identity and belonging by choice

7. New Concepts, New Forms of Inclusion
~ Recognition and respect without marginality
~ An ethics for social and political relations in
a new millennium
~ What to do with historically old concepts like
tolerance, acceptance and hospitality?
~ Should not we all be strangers? Should not we
all be foreigners?
~ Is there any use for cosmopolitanism these days?
~ Embracing the alien within the citizen; building
fluid boundaries of membership and political
participation

Papers will also be considered which deal with
related themes. 300 word abstracts should be
submitted by Friday 1st October 2010. All
submissions are minimally double blind peer
reviewed where appropriate. If an abstract is
accepted for the conference, a full draft paper
should be submitted by Friday 4th February 2011.
Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to
the 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 titled: Pluralism 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:
Alejandro Cervantes-Carson
Hub Leader,
Inter-Disciplinary.Net,
Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
acc@inter-disciplinary.net

Rob Fisher
Network Leader
Inter-Disciplinary.Net,
Freeland, Oxfordshire,
United Kingdom
pic6@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the 'Diversity and
Recognition' research projects, which in turn
belong to the 'At the Interface' programmes of
Inter-Disciplinary.Net. It aims to bring together
people from different areas and interests to share
ideas and explore discussions which are
innovative and challenging. All papers accepted
for and presented at the conference will be
eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook.
Selected papers may be developed for publication
in themed hard copy volume(s).

For further details about the project please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/diversity-recognition/pluralism-inclusion-and-citizenship/

For further details about the conference please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/diversity-recognition/pluralism-inclusion-and-citizenship/call-for-papers/

Fwd: 3rd Global Conference: Digital Memories

3rd Global Conference Digital Memories

Monday 14th March – Wednesday 16th March 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims
to examine, explore and critically engage with the
issues and implications created by the
massive exploitation of digital technologies for
inter-human communication and examine how on-line
users form, archive and de-/code their memories in
cybermedia environments, and how the systems used
for production influence the way the users
perceive and work with the memory. In particular
the conference will encourage equally theoretical
and practical debates which surround the cultural
contexts of memory co-/production, re-/mediation,
en-/decoding, dissemination, personal/mass
interpretation and preservation.

Papers, presentations, workshops and reports are
invited on any of the following themes:

1. Digital Personal and Community Memory
Theories and Concepts of Memory. The Digitisation
of Individual and Community Memory. Identifying
Key Features and Issues.

2. Externalization and Mediation of Memories
Memory Metaphors in the Digital Age. Web 2.0
Services as a Medium for Production/Dissemination
of Memory. Representational Principles for
Memory Recording.

3. Memory in Cybercultures and Arts
Social Networking and Fan Cultures. New Media Arts
and Memory. The Spatialization of memories in New
Media and Virtual Worlds. Digital
Media Archeology and Cyber-Arts history. Music,
History and Cultural memory.

4. Memory and Technology
The Memory of Digital Media and Systems. The
Recording Device and the User Response. Mobile
Systems. Prototyping Tools. Archeology of
Interfaces. Cloud Intelligence. Information
Architecture.

5. Archiving and Dissemination of memory Data
Digital Data Recording. Memory Restoring and
Preservation Strategies. Digital Libraries and
Archives. Database Design, Data Retrieval and
Usage. User Response and Modelling. Political,
Judicial and Social Problems with Data Ownership.

6. Uses of new media for Production of Historical
Knowledge National Identity and memory in the
Digital Age. Political uses of cybermedia for
Historical revisionism.

7. Specific Research on Community Memory
Social Issues Research. Online Ethnographic
Research. Privacy and Legal Issues in Community
Informatics. Folksonomies as Anthropological
Archives. Digital Life and Digital Death.

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the
submission of pre-formed panel proposals. 300 word
abstracts should be submitted by Friday 1st
October 2010. All submissions are minimally double
blind peer reviewed where appropriate. If an
abstract is accepted for the conference, a full
draft paper should be submitted by Friday 4th
February 2011. Abstracts should be submitted
simultaneously to the 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

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.

Organising Chairs

Daniel Riha
Cyber Hub Leader, Inter-Disciplinary.Net and
Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
E-mail: rihad@inter-disciplinary.net

Rob Fisher
Network Founder and Network Leader
Inter-Disciplinary.Net,
Freeland, Oxfordshire, UK
E-mail: digmem3@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the 'At the Interface'
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) or for inclusion in a new Cyber
journal (launching 2011).

For further details about the project please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/cyber/digital-memories/

For further details about the conference please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/cyber/digital-memories/call-for-papers/
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Fwd: 1st Global Conference Trauma - Theory and Practice

1st Global Conference Trauma - Theory and Practice

Monday 14th March – Wednesday 16th March 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary
conference seeks to examine and explore issues
surrounding individual and collective trauma,
both in terms of practice, theory and lived
reality. Trauma studies have emerged from its
foundation in psychoanalysis to be a dominant
methodology for understanding contemporary events
and our reactions to them. Critics have argued
that we live in a culture of trauma. Repeated
images of suffering and death form our collective
and/or cultural unconscious. This inaugural
conference seeks in particular to explore the
relation between trauma, memory and identity, both
national and collective.

In addition to academic analysis, we welcome the
submission of case studies or other approaches
from those involved with its practice, such
as people in the medical profession and
therapists, victims of events which have resulted
in traumas on either an individual or mass scale,
journalists or authors of fiction whose work deals
with trauma.

Papers, reports, work-in-progress, workshops and
pre-formed panels are invited on issues related to
any of the following themes:

1. Public and Political Trauma
~ War and trauma, for example the Holocaust; the
bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and ongoing
conflicts, such as the Iraq War and the situation
in Afghanistan
~ Public disasters and trauma, e.g. responses to
the Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters;
school shootings; September 11th
~ Disease, public health and trauma – aids, swine
flu, and fears of contagion

2. Personal and Individual Trauma
~ Bereavement
~ Murder and Assault
~ Domestic Violence
~ Child Abuse
~ Survivor guilt
~ Disability

3. Diagnosing and Treating Trauma
~ Psychotherapy, cognitive psychology and other
psychological approaches to treating victims of trauma
~ Psychiatry
~ Other medical approaches
~ non-medical approaches, for example, narrative
approaches, music, art

4. Theorising Trauma
~ Trauma and post colonialism
~ Memory and trauma
~ National identity and trauma
~ Trauma studies and psychoanalysis
~ Individual versus Collective trauma
~ Cultural trauma
~ Gender and trauma
~ The body and trauma
~ External and internal trauma

5. Representing Trauma
~ Affect,  trauma and art
~ Dramatizing trauma on screen and on stage
~ Media images: reality and fiction
~ literature and poetry
~ video games, violence and trauma
~ technology and trauma
~ reporting on trauma
~ the aesthetics and experience of trauma
~ fear, horror and trauma
~ Otherness and trauma

The Steering Group also welcomes the submission of
pre-formed panel proposals. 300 word abstracts
should be submitted by Friday 1st October
2010. All submissions are minimally double blind
peer reviewed where appropriate. If an abstract is
accepted for the conference, a full draft
paper should be submitted by Friday 4th February
2011. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously
to the 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

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.

Organising Chairs

Colette Balmain
Hub Leader (Horror), Inter-Disciplinary.Net
Independent Scholar
United Kingdom
E-mail: cb@inter-disciplinary.net

Rob Fisher
Network Founder and Network Leader
Inter-Disciplinary.Net,
Freeland, Oxfordshire, UK
E-mail: ttp@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the 'At the Interface'
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/at-the-interface/evil/trauma/

For further details about the conference please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/trauma/call-for-papers/

Fwd: 4th Global Conference Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity

4th Global Conference:
Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity

Tuesday 8th March – Thursday 10th March 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
This multi-disciplinary project seeks to explore
the new and prominent place that the idea of
culture has for the construction of meaning and
identity, as well as the implications for social
political membership in contemporary societies. In
particular the project will assess the larger
context of major world transformations, for
example, new forms of migration and the massive
movements of people across the globe, as well
as the impact and contribution of globalisation on
tensions, conflicts and the sense of rootedness
and belonging. Looking to encourage
innovative trans-disciplinary dialogues, we warmly
welcome papers from all disciplines, professions
and vocations which struggle to understand what it
means for people, the world over, to forge
identities in rapidly changing national, social
and cultural contexts.

Papers, workshops, presentations and pre-formed
panels are invited on
any of the following themes:

1. Contemporary Rediscoveries and Redefinitions of
Culture
~ Multiple, polyvalent and contradictory
conceptions of culture
~ Infinite source of meaning and identity, of
membership and exclusion, of privileging and
stygmatising, of worth and misery, of place and
history, of violence and destruction
~ Cultural remaking of self and other; recasting
of links, bonds and relations
~ The contradictory forces of culture: diversity
versus homogeneity, multiplicity versus sameness,
alterity versus normality, recognition
versus misrecognition
~ Textures of cultures: fixed, fluid, porous,
hermetic, rigid and flexible

2. Cultural Boundaries, Peoples and Nations
~ Dislocation and decoupling of culture and
nation, of culture and place, of culture and history
~ Resurgence of the local, the diminishing
importance of the national and the forces of the
global
~ What does it mean, today, to be part of a
culture, to be part of multiple cultures?
~ Massive and new forms of global migration and
the new hybridity of cultures
~ Assimilation, integration, adaptation and other
forms of 'forcing' cultures on migrants

3. Individuals, Identity and the Inter-Subjective
~ De-centering individuals and the making of
persons; thinking and acting with others and
interpersonality
~ Tensions, contradictions and conflicts of
identity formation and social membership
~ New sources and forms of belonging; new
tribalism, localism, parochialism and communitarianism
~ Bonds of care across boundaries of inequality
and exclusion, ideologies and religions, politics
and power, nations and geography
~ Who am I if not the Relation with Others?
~ Non-recognition as cultural violence

4. Cultural Formations
~ What are the dynamics and processes that define
the central tenets of a culture?
~ How are cultures defined and redefined? Who
participates in the social and political task of
defining and redefining culture?
~ What is shared from cultures? How are cultures
shared? Who has access to the sharing of cultures?
~ Symbols and significations that connect people
to cultures other than 'their own'
~ Culture and the construction of identities:
destiny, happenstance,choice and politics

5. Politicising Culture
~ Political battles over the principles and core
values of a culture, of many cultures
~ The dynamics of cultural recognition and
misrecognition
~ What is the place of cultural claims in today's
forms of social and political membership?
~ Trans-cultural connections that escape
institutional and political control
~ Cultural claims and human rights

6. Art and Cultural Representations
~ Media and the construction of cultures and
identities
~ Production and reproduction of cultural
recognition and misrecognition
~ The contested space of representing meaning and
identity, culture and belonging
~ Art, media and how to challenge the rigid and
impenetrable constructions of culture
~ Living, being and belonging through art; life
imitating art and fiction

7. Crossing Cultural Boundaries
~ Interpenetration, overlapping, crossovers,
interlacing, hybridisation and interdependence
~ Languages, idioms and new emerging forms of
bridging the 'invisible' divide of cultures
~ Conceptualisations that foster the breaking down
of rigid cultural boundaries
~ Equalising cultures; recognition and respect
across cultures
~ How to revamp historically old concepts like
tolerance, acceptance and hospitality?
~ An ethics for cultural relations

Papers will also be considered which deal with
related themes. 300 word abstracts should be
submitted by Friday 1st October 2010. All
submissions are minimally double blind peer
reviewed where appropriate. If an abstract is
accepted for the conference, a full draft paper
should be submitted by Friday 4th February 2011.
Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to
the 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 titled: Interculturalism
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 paperproposals 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:
Alejandro Cervantes-Carson
Hub Leader,
Inter-Disciplinary.Net,
Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
E-mail: acc@inter-disciplinary.net

Rob Fisher
Network Leader
Inter-Disciplinary.Net,
Freeland, Oxfordshire,
United Kingdom
E-mail: ic4@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the 'Diversity and
Recognition' research projects, which in turn
belong to the 'At the Interface' programmes of
Inter-Disciplinary.Net. It aims to bring together
people from different areas and interests to share
ideas and explore discussions which are
innovative and challenging. All papers accepted
for and presented at the conference will be
eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook.
Selected papers may be developed for publication
in themed hard copy volume(s).

For further details about the project please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/diversity-recognition/interculturalism/

For further details about the conference please visit:
Web address:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/diversity-recognition/interculturalism/call-for-papers/



Friday, August 13, 2010

Conference

1st Global Conference Urban Popcultures

Tuesday 8th March – Thursday 10th March 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims
to examine, explore and critically engage with
issues related to urban life. The project
will promote the ongoing analysis of the varied
creative trends and alternative cultural movements
that comprise urban popcultures and
subcultures. In particular the conference will
encourage equally theoretical and practical
debates which surround the cultural and
political contexts within which alternative urban
subcultures are flourishing.

Papers, reports, work-in-progress, workshops and
pre-formed panels are invited on issues related to
any of the following themes:

1. Urban Space and the Landscape of the City
Urban Aesthetics and Architecture, Creative
Re-imagining and Revitalization of the City. The
Metropolis and Inner City Life: Urban Boredom vs.
Creativity.

2. Urban Music Cultures
Histories, Representations, Discourses and
Independent Scenes. Popular Music Theory. The
Visual Turn. Urban Intertextualities and
Intermedialities. Postmodernity and Beyond.

3. The City as Creative Subject/Object
Urban Life and Themes Considered in Music,
Literature, Art and Film, Urban Fashion, Style,
and Branding.

4. Urban Codes
Urban Popular Culture and Ideology, Politics of
Popcultures, D.I.Y, Alternative Ethics of the
City. Urban Religion and Religious Expressions.
The Avantgarde and Urban Codes.

5. The City and Cyberculture
Virtual Urbanity – Online Communities and the
Impact of Social Networking. Urban Identity and
Membership. Globalization/Localization of Urban
Experience. Recent trends in Copyright/Copyleft.
The Role of Internet in the Transformation of
Music Industry. The Impact of User-generated Content.

6. The Urban Underground
The Rise and Fall of the Experimental Subcultures,
Scenes and Styles. Alternative and Underground
Dance, Hip Hop, and Punk Scenes. Queer Theory and
Urban Cultures. Gendered Music and Fashion. Free
Urban Exploration and Libertine Lifestyles.

7. Urban Activities in Massmedia
The Visual Aspects of Urban Entertainment. The
Evolution of Music and Thematic Television. Media
Structure of Music Video. Explicit TV and
Censorship. Urban Styles and Extreme Sports.

300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday
1st October 2010. All submissions are minimally
double blind peer reviewed where appropriate.
If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a
full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 4th
February 2011. Abstracts should be submitted
simultaneously to the 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

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.

Organising Chairs
Jordan Copeland
La Salle University,
Philadelphia, USA
E-mail: copeland@lasalle.edu

Daniel Riha
Hub Leader (Cyber), Inter-Disciplinary.Net
Charles University,
Prague, Czech Republic
E-mail: rihad@inter-disciplinary.net

Rob Fisher
Network Founder and Network Leader
Inter-Disciplinary.Net,
Freeland, Oxfordshire, UK
E-mail: up@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the 'Critical Issues'
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) or for inclusion in a new Cyber
journal (launching 2011).

For further details about the project please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/cyber/urban-popcultures/

For further details about the conference please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/cyber/urban-popcultures/call-for-papers/

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Conference

KARNATAK UNIVERSITY, DHARWAD

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY

 

Invites paper (paper's) for presentation at the UGC National Seminar on WOMEN, HEALTH and DEVELOPMENT ININDIA: ISSUES and CHALLENGES to be held on 25-26 Feb 2011.

Sub themes:

·        Inequities in Women Health

·        Women Health Among the Disadvantaged

·        Women, Work and Health : Occupational Hazards

·        Ageing Women and Health

·        NGOs and Women Health

·        Women Health and Development : Policies and Programmes

·        Status of Women Health in Karnataka

 

Kindly send your paper along with abstract both in soft and hard copies to the  

C A Somashekharappa

Coordinator

UGC SAP

Dept. of Sociology

0836-2215235, 09845570176

somsujathamahesh@rediffmail.com

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