Saturday, November 27, 2010

FELLOWSHIP

Indian School of Microfinance for Women, Ahmedabad - 380006
Tel: - 079-26422819, 26442593, 40010000
REQUIRES
To undertake a year-long national level study on Financial Behavior of the Poor, the school is looking
for (1) Senior Researcher: Should have a Ph.D. degree in Social Science (preferably Sociology, Social
Work, Political Science, Economics) from reputed universities/institutions with a minimum of five years
of research experience. S/he should be skilled and well conversant with techniques and methods of
conducting in-depth interviews and extensive surveys; have knowledge of relevant statistical packages
and sufficient exposure to intensive field-work; be able to write data-based analytical reports in English
language; lead and manage a team of researchers and willing to travel. (2) Research Associates:
Should have a good postgraduate degree in any of the Social Sciences with some experience in field
research, willingness to travel extensively and conduct interviews in rural and urban areas. Preference
will be given to candidates with an M.Phil degree. Knowledge of multiple languages is desirable. Salary
is negotiable for positions in both categories. Apply giving full CV within ten days of appearance of this
advertisement to: The Senior Director, Indian School of Microfinance for Women (ISMW), 201-(2nd Floor);
Shukun Arcade, Near Medisurge Hospital(Above Reliance Fresh), Mithakhali, Ellisbrige, Ahmedabad-380006.
E-mail: executivedirector@ismw.org.in (web: www.ismw.org.in). Only short-listed candidates will be
called for an interview.

Workshop


QUANTITATIVE FINANCE
WORKSHOP
Exclusive unique workshop for Industry Professionals,
Academics and Research Students

This exciting workshop is built on the expertise of highly distinguished faculty members from the
participating institutions like Prof. Subrata Sarkar (IGIDR), Prof. R. Sengupta (IIT-K), Prof. John
Teall (RPI, USA) along with other stalwarts from the industry. It is an excellent opportunity for a
superior learning experience using exciting class lectures, innovative and up to date course
materials, and hands on tutorials.
Jointly Conducted
by-
December
19th-22nd, 2010 at
ITM IFM, Mumbai
INDIA
For registration: Please download the registration form from
www.itm.edu and send along with application fees of Rs.1000/-,
DD drawn on "ITM Institute of Financial Markets"
Course fees:
Industry Professionals: Rs. 25,000/-
Academics from Private/Government Institutions: Rs.10,000/- &
Students (MSc/MTech/Phd/MPhil, etc): Rs. 5,000/-
For More details contact: Mr. Champaklal Patel,
ITM Institute of Financial Markets
704-712, BSEL Tech Park, 7th Floor, Vashi, Navi Mumbai - 400 705
Tel: +91-22-6513 4300 / 2781 4772 Email: champaklalp@itm.edu

Friday, November 26, 2010

ACSEE - The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment 2011

ACSEE - The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the
Environment 2011
2 to 5 June 2011
Osaka, Japan

International Interdisciplinary Conference on Sustainability,
Energy and the Environment organized by the International
Academic Forum (Japan) in Association with Auburn University
(USA), UFWH, and the UNWFP. Call for Papers Now Open

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 01 February 2011.

CONFERENCE THEME: Sustaining the Future

For more than a decade, sustainability has emerged a global
issue for business and industry, government, and academia.
Historically, sustainability has been associated with
environmental concerns such as the energy crisis and global
warming. Today, however, it is recognized that social/economic
justice is equally important to achieving a sustainable future.
Thus, issues such as poverty, hunger, education, health care, and
access to markets should be a part of the evolution of any
comprehensive sustainability paradigm. ACSEE 2011 will address
these various dimensions of human sustainability.

Professor June Henton, Dean of Auburn University's College of
Human Sciences and inaugural chair for the Asian Conference on
the Social Sciences (ACSEE's parent) in her letter of introduction
to the 2010 conference called for scientists from around the
globe to meet and share our respective outlooks and collective
wisdom on a critical issue of common concern – the pursuit of a
sustainable world."

This academic conversation, which of course has never ceased,
was continues through this year's conference, as we again invite
scholars from around the world to address questions and search
for solutions to the complex issues surrounding sustainability.

It is a sincere hope that attendees will use this time together, not
just for intellectual discovery and discourse, but to establish a
common vision and to motivate each other to do our part in the
creation of a better world.

***

Special Theme: Sustaining the Future

The conference theme is Sustaining the Future and the
organizers encourage submissions that approach this question
from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other
topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage
sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields
related to Sustainability, Energy and the Environment, including
the following streams:

Environmental Sustainability & Human Consumption: Food and
Water, Hunger and Thirst
Environmental Sustainability & Human Consumption: Waste
Environmental Sustainability & Environmental Management:
Freshwater, Oceans and Seas
Environmental Sustainability & Environmental Management: Land
Use & Misuse

Environmental Sustainability & Environmental Management:
Atmosphere and Air

Cultural Sustainability: Protecting, Preserving and Conserving

Economic Sustainability: Environmental Challenges and Economic
Growth
Economic Sustainability: Sustainable Businesses and CSR

Social Sustainability & Social Justice
Social Sustainability, War and Peace
Social Sustainability & Sustainable Living

Energy: Environmental Degradation
Energy: Renewable Energy and Environmental Solutions
Energy: Energy Economics and Ecological Economics

***

ACSEE 2011 will be held alongside ACSS 2011, or the Asian
Conference on the Social Sciences , and registrants for either
conference will be given the opportunity to attend sessions in
the parallel event at no extra charge.

***

Enquiries: acsee@iafor.org
Web address: http://acsee.iafor.org
Sponsored by: The International Academic Forum (Japan) in
Association with Auburn University (USA), UFWH, WNWFP

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

INTED2011 (International Technology, Education and Development Conference)


INTED2011 (5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference)
7th-9th March 2011
Valencia (SPAIN)
Website: http://www.inted2011.org
Email: inted2011@iated.org
You can submit your abstracts before the 25th of November 2010 (included) at:
http://www.inted2011.org/submit

INTED2011 (5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference)
will be held in Valencia (Spain) on the 7th, 8th and 9th of March, 2011.

It is an annual international forum to present and share your experiences in
the fields of Technology, Education, Development and International Collaboration.

INTED2011 attracts over 500 participants from more than 60 countries, making
it an annual meeting point for lecturers, researchers, professors, engineers,
educational scientists and technologists from all cultures and continents.

There will be 3 presentation modalities for authors: Oral, Poster or Virtual.

Two ISBN publications (INTED2011 Abstracts CD and INTED2011 Proceedings CD)
will be produced with all accepted abstracts and papers that will serve as a
database of innovation projects in Education, Technology and Research.

In addition, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful city of Valencia, its
historical places, lovely beaches and unique gastronomy.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is November 25th, 2010.

We look forward to seeing you in Valencia next March 2011!
Best regards,

INTED2011 Technical Secretariat
Email:inted2011@iated.org


Fourth Workshop on Research Writing and Publication in the Social Sciences

Fourth Workshop on Research Writing and Publication in the Social Sciences
3-8 January 2011
Organised by
UGC-Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad
and conducted by
Economic and Political Weekly
Applications are invited for the fourth Research Writing and Publication Workshop that will be held in the University of Hyderabad
between 3 and 8 January 2011.
This will be the last in this series of workshops in 2010-11.
The workshop, organised by the UGC-Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad, and conducted by EPW will offer
teachers in colleges and universities an opportunity to learn and discuss the techniques of research writing and publication.
The workshop will (i) help participants understand how to structure research papers effectively, (ii) enhance their ability to
critique, edit and review their own work, and (iii) familiarise them with the academic publication process.
An important component of the workshop will be a discussion and revision of draft research papers prepared by participants.
The workshop is being conducted as part of a project funded by the University Grants Commission and executed by the Tata
Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and the Economic and Political Weekly.

• Structure of research papers
• Plagiarism and ethics of research
• Journal selection: Writing for an audience
• Citation styles, using footnotes and endnotes
• Organising the argument
• On use/abuse of language
• Literature review
• Results and data presentation
• Writing the introduction and conclusion
• How to critique and revise a manuscript
• Publication process/formatting for submission
• Draft research papers: Feedback and revision
Resource Persons:
This workshop will be conducted by resource persons from EPW and external resource persons who have experience in
writing, editing and publishing research papers.
The workshop will be structured as an intensive mix of lectures and discussions. The focus will be on interactive participation.
Applicants must submit one draft/unpublished research paper of a total of 6,000 to 8,000 words (including footnotes/
endnotes and references) that they have written along with their applications.
Applications without the draft paper will not be considered.
Applicants must not submit already published papers or project reports.
Who Is Eligible?
Teachers in colleges and universities under 45 who have completed their PhDs in any of the social science disciplines.
Applications are invited only from teachers affiliated to central and state universities in the southern (Andhra Pradesh,
Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu), eastern (Orissa, West Bengal and Sikkim), and all north-eastern states and union
territories in the region.
Travel and Accommodation:
Travel costs of selected participants will be covered as per the regulations of the UGC-Academic Staff College, University of
Hyderabad. Participants will be provided accommodation and will be eligible for TA and DA as per UGC rules.
Application Forms and Registration Fee:
The application form can be downloaded from
Please submit a demand draft of Rs 500 in favour of "The Director, UGC-Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad",
payable at Hyderabad, along with the application form. The registration fee is non-refundable.
Important Dates:
Last date for Receipt of Applications: 7 December 2010
Date for informing applicants of selection: 15 December 2010
Address for Correspondence:
The Director
UGC-Academic Staff College
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad-500 046.
Tel. No: 040 – 23132711/23010834 Fax: 040 – 23010834. Email: ugc_ascuohyd@yahoo.co.in
• All correspondence to be sent only to the above address.
• Research papers are only for discussion at the workshop and not for publication in EPW.
Fourth Workshop
on
Research Writing and Publication in the Social Sciences
3-8 January 2011
Organised by
UGC-Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad
and conducted by
Economic and Political Weekly
Applications are invited for the fourth Research Writing and Publication Workshop that will be held in the University of Hyderabad

IGIDR JOBS

Job Opportunities at IGIDR, Mumbai
Post of Communications Manager cum Editor
The Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) was established by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in the year 1987 as an advanced research Institute for the study of national and global development issues. The Institute is recognized as a Deemed University under Section 3 of the UGC Act and offers M.Sc. Programme in Economics, M.Phil./Ph.D., and External Ph.D in Development Studies. The Institute is governed by a Board of Management (BoM) consisting of distinguished academicians and policy makers in the country. The Chairman of the BoM is the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. The Institute is located on a beautiful 14-acre campus at Goregaon (E), Mumbai. IGIDR invites applications from well qualified and experienced Communications Manager cum Editor on contract basis, initially for a period of one year that could be extended for further period.

Qualification, Experience and Age: The applicant must hold Masters Degree, preferably in a communication related subject with specialization in Journalism from a reputed University with minimum 5 years of experience in the field of communications and ability to demonstrate knowledge of a broad range of communication activities – media, websites, publications, marketing, social media, events etc. Proven and demonstrable experience of working with wide range of media, developing media strategies and relations, preparing press releases etc., Experience working with e-communications, including preparing and sending e-bulletins, supporter updates etc., and Excellent writing and interpersonal skills including the ability to influence across the organization and externally.
Age: between 35 to 45 years
Nature of Job: To assist in the development and implementation of communications strategy. To develop and execute IGIDR's media strategy across all media, including press, broadcast and publication to raise IGIDR's profile and communicate IGIDR's activities (including international programmes, recruitment, etc.). To assist in copy-writing and production of key IGIDR's publications including Annual Report, quarterly news bulletin etc. To take responsibility for the development and management of IGIDR's website, including keeping content up to date and appropriate, making improvements and functionality and advising colleagues on maximizing its potential. Edit and prepare manuscripts on two levels: (1) copy editing (employing skills that assure consistency and accuracy within a manuscript regarding grammar, punctuation, syntax, and acceptable institution style); and (2) substantive editing, requiring critical sense and intuitive evaluation of factual accuracy and consistency of information – chronology of events, overall consistency of subject matter; verification of facts, rearrangement or deletion of material, analysis of data, and evaluation of documentation as to accuracy and thoroughness.

Desirable: Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of oral and written communications and interpersonal relations in order to determine the most effective proposals. 

Remuneration: Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

General Condition: The Institute reserves the right to relax any of the above requirements with reference to age and experience in exceptional cases. Mere fulfillment of the minimum qualifications etc. will not vest any right on a candidate for being called for test /interview. The Institute also reserves the right to short list the candidates for interview.

Those interested may send detailed current C.V. indicating three references by 15th December, 2010 to:
Jai Mohan Pandit Registrar Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Santosh Nagar, Film City Road,Goregaon (E), Mumbai-400065

Phone: 91-22-28401336(D)/28416505 Fax: 91-22-28402752/28416399

FULL FUNDED WORKSHOP

PLEASE CLICK
http://dimedev.econ.mpg.de/

WINTER SCHOOL

DOON UNIVERSITY
Kedarpur, P.O. Ajabpur, Mothrowala Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand – 248001
Phone No. - 0135-2533102, Website- ua.nic.in/doon
WINTER SCHOOL-2010
On
Understanding India's Strategic Environment & Security Challenges
Dates: 14th to 18th December 2010
Registration is open for Winter School 2010 on First-come, First-served basis
Registration Fee: Rs. 1000 (For Students)
Rs. 2000 (For Delegates/Outstation Participants)

Fwd: 1st Global Conference: Images of Whiteness - Exploring Critical Issues

1st Global Conference
Images of Whiteness - Exploring Critical Issues

Tuesday 12th – Thursday 14th July 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers
Since the publication of Richard Dyer's seminal study White in 1997, academics have increasingly turned critical attention to the subject of racial whiteness. Publications include historical accounts detailing the emergence of whiteness as a racial category, cultural studies exploring the representation and construction of white identities in popular culture, film and television scholars examining narratives about white people, reflecting white themes, white obsessions, and white anxieties. Consistent with the shift in critical studies from minority identity formations to consider 'central' identities – masculinity, heterosexuality – the study of whiteness is increasingly understood as central to understanding the operation of 'race' as a form of social categorisation.
Inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary perspectives are sought from those engaged in any field relevant to the study of whiteness including media and film studies, performance and creative writing, cultural theory, sociology, psychology and medical approaches including cosmetic surgery, and other cognate areas.

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

* Appropriation of racial 'otherness' within
white culture
* Images of whiteness in serial television
* Histories of white representation in film
and television
* Aesthetics of racial whiteness
* Whiteness and multiculturalism
* Performances of/performing 'whiteness'
* Writing whiteness in fiction/non-fiction
* Whiteness and digital culture including
video games
* Fetishisation of whiteness in non-white
cultures
* Racial whiteness, fashion and cosmetics
industries
* Whiteness and absence, emptiness and death
* The invisibility of whiteness
* Technologies of white representation
* Whiteness, gender and sexuality
* Images of whiteness in non-white cultures
* Theories of whiteness and the concept of
white supremacy
* Feminism, queer theory and discourses of
whiteness
* Ethnicity, whiteness and consumer culture
* Music and music videos and whiteness

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: Whiteness 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.

Organising Chairs
Ewan Kirkland
University of Brighton
Senior Lecturer in Film and Screen Studies
United Kingdom
Email: ekirklanduk@yahoo.co.uk

Colette Balmain
Independent Scholar
United Kingdom
E-mail: cb@inter-disciplinary.net

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

The conference is part of the 'Ethos' series of research projects, which in turn belong to the
Critical Issues programmes of ID.Net. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and challenging. All papers accepted for and presented at the conference will be published in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into 20-25 page chapters for  publication in a themed dialogic ISBN hard copy volume.

For further details about the project please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/ethos/whiteness/

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

Enquiries: white@inter-disciplinary.net
Web address:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/ethos/whiteness/call-for-papers/
Sponsored by: Inter-Disciplinary.Net

6th Global Conference: Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction

6th Global Conference
Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace
and Science Fiction

Tuesday 12th July – Thursday 14th July 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary
project aims to explore what it is to be human and
the nature of human community in
cyberculture, cyberspace and science fiction. In
particular, the project will explore the
possibilities offered by these contexts for
creative thinking about persons and the challenges
posed to the nature and future
of national, international, and global communities.

Papers, short papers, and workshops are invited on
issues related to any of the following themes:

* the relationship between cyberculture,
cyberspace and science fiction
* cyberculture, cyberpunk and the near
future: utopia's vs. dystopia's
* science fiction and cyberpunk as a medium
for exploring the nature of persons
* humans and cyborgs; the synergy of humans
and technology; changing views of the body
* human and post-human concepts in cyber arts
and cinema
* mobile media, place and the telematic body
* bodies in cyberculture; from apes to
androids – electronic evolution; biotechnical
advances and the impact of life, death, and
social existence
* body politics in cyberpunk and steampunk:
body modification versus cosplay?
* artificial intelligence, robotics and
biomedia: self-organization as a cultural logic
* gender and cyberspace: new gender, new
feminisms, new masculinities
* cyberpunk and steampunk: exploring the
differences and similarities
* virtual worlds and videogames and its
impact on science fiction
* digital culture and interactive
storytelling, transmedia storytelling
* nature, enhancing nature, and artificial
intelligence; artificial life, life and
information systems
* networked living in future city, urban
lifestyles
* human and post-human politics; cyborg
citizenship and rights; influence of political
technologies
* cyberpolitics, cyberdemocracy, cyberterror;
old conflicts, new spaces: elections, protest and
war in cyberspace
* the state and cyberspace: repression vs.
resistance
* boundaries, frontiers and taboos in
cyberculture
* religion and spirituality in cyberculture

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: VISIONS6 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
Daniel Riha
Charles University
Prague,
Czech Republic
E-mail: rihad@inter-disciplinary.net

Rob Fisher
Network Founder and Network Leader
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
Priory House, Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR
United Kingdom
E-mail: visions6@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the 'Critical Issues'
series of research projects run by
Inter-Disciplinary.Net. It aims to bring together
people from different areas and interests to share
ideas and explore various discussions which are
innovative and challenging. All papers accepted
for and presented at the conference are eligible
for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers
may be invited to go forward for development into
20-25 page chapters for publication in a themed
dialogic ISBN hard
copy volume.

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

For further details about the conference please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/cyber/visions-of-humanity/call-for-papers/
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QUANTITATIVE ASSET and RISK Management

QUANTITATIVE ASSET & RISK Management
7 to 8 February 2011
Milan, Italy

The leading QUANT Conference in Europe with more than
300 attendees last year.
The 6th edition will be divided in four principal Topics:
ASSET, RISK, RESEARCH and MODEL

Visit www.quant.it for more information, or to download the
program and registration.

Enquiries: daniele@diaman.it
Web address: http://www.quant.it
Sponsored by: DIAMAN Holding

JOBS LAST DATE DECEMBER 5

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC FINANCE AND POLICY
18/2, Satsang Vihar Marg,
Special Institutional Area (Near JNU)
New Delhi – 110067
Fax No. 91-11-26852548
Invites applications for the post of Professor (RBI chair) on contractual basis in the scale of pay of Rs. 37400-67000 with grade pay of Rs. 10000 plus allowances as per Institute's rule. Total emoluments at the minimum of the scale will be around Rs. 97,390/- per month.
Age: Preferably 45 years (relaxable by Selection Committee in deserving cases). Qualifications: A credible academic record with Ph.D. in Economics and specialization in relevant area, (ii) publications of high standard, (iii) at least 10 years' research or teaching experience in a University or Govt. or a reputed research institution. Desirable: Experience in empirical analysis of industrial and/or fiscal policy issues and policy modeling. Selection may not be confined to only those who apply. General: The Selection Committee can relax the number of years of experience in the case of deserving candidates. Applications should reach the Secretary within 15 days of this advertisement.
Application can be sent through e-mail also at careers@nipfp.org.in

5th Global Conference: Visual Literacies

5th Global Conference
Visual Literacies

Friday 8th July – Sunday 10th July 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary
conference seeks to examine and explore issues
surrounding visual literacy in regard to
theory and praxis. Perspectives are sought from
those engaged in the fields of education, visual
arts, fine arts, literature, philosophy,
psychology, critical theory and theology. These
disciplines are indicative only as papers are
welcomed from any area, profession and
vocation in which visual literacy plays a part.

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

~ interdisciplinary connections to visual literacy
~ current debates and issues in visual literacy
~ the concept and tools of visual literacy
~ pre-school children and visual literacy
~ visual literacy and childhood development
~ visual literacy and cultural identity
~ interpreting elements and examples of visual
literacy
~ visual literacy as therapy
~ the liminal elements and facets of visual literacy
~ social and cultural reactions to visual literacy
~ visual literacy in literature
~ visual literacy in television and film
~ visual literacy and the media
~ visual literacy as a social semiotic
~ teaching visual literacy
~ visual literacy as deformed discourse
~ theology and visual literacy – use and/or abuse
~ teleology and visual literacy
~ the history of visual literacy

The Steering Group welcomes the submission of
pre-formed panel proposals. 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.

300 word abstracts should be submitted
simultaneously to all 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: VL5 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
Dr Phil Fitzsimmons
Faculty of Education
University of Woollongong
Australia
Email: philfitz@uow.edu.au

Dr Rob Fisher
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
Priory House, Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR
United Kingdom
Email: vl5@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the 'At the Interface'
series of research projects run by ID.Net. It aims
to bring together people from different
areas and interests to share ideas and explore
various discussions which are innovative and
challenging. All papers accepted for and presented
at this conference will be eligible for
publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may
be invited to go forward for development into
20-25 page chapters for publication in a themed
dialogic ISBN hard copy volume.

For further details about the project please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/education/visual-literacies/

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

The Catholic Shakespeare?

The Catholic Shakespeare?
10 to 12 June 2011
Portsmouth, United States

The 2011 Portsmouth Institute conference will be
held June 10-12, on 'The Catholic Shakespeare?' at
Portsmouth Abbey School in Portsmouth, RI. Space
is limited.

Enquiries: cwaterman@portsmouthabbey.org
Web address: http://www.portsmouthinstitute.org
Sponsored by: Portsmouth Institute
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Job Opportunities at IGIDR, Mumbai – Faculty Positions


Job Opportunities at IGIDR, Mumbai – Faculty Positions


The Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) was established by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in the year 1987 as an advanced research Institute for the study of national and global development issues. The Institute is recognized as a Deemed University under Section 3 of the UGC Act and offers M.Sc. Programme in Economics, M.Phil./Ph.D., and External Ph.D in Development Studies.
The Institute is governed by a Board of Management (BoM) consisting of distinguished academicians and policy makers in the country.
The Chairman of the BoM is the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. The Institute is located on a beautiful 14-acre campus at Goregaon (E), Mumbai. IGIDR has highly qualified faculty and researchers including several Ph.Ds from reputed Indian and foreign universities. Professor S. Mahendra Dev is the Director (Vice-Chancellor) of the Institute. The primary focus of its research is in the areas of macro & monetary economics, banking, finance, micro-economics, agriculture, industry, energy and environment, international trade experimental and behavioral economics, apart from all major sub-fields in Economics. The Institute wishes to recruit Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors to strengthen its in-house team. For these positions we are looking for candidates with Ph.D degrees from reputed Indian or foreign university or equivalent, strong publication record and teaching or research experience in its thrust areas.
The compensation details are given below:
i) Professor : (PB: `37400-67000; AGP: `10500)
ii) Associate Professor : (PB: `37400-67000; AGP: `9500)
iii) Assistant Professor : (PB: `15600-39100; AGP: `8000)

The minimum qualification shall be as per the IGIDR guidelines as indicated below:
 i) For appointment as  Professor, one should have a Ph.D with first class or equivalent at the preceding degree with a very
good academic record and a minimum of 10 years' experience of which at least four years should be at the level of *Associate Professor in reputed institutions(s). 
ii) For appointment as Associate Professor, one should have a Ph.D with first class or equivalent at the preceding degree in the appropriate branch with a very good academic record throughout and a minimum of six years' teaching/research experience of which at least three years should be at the level of Assistant Professor in reputed institution(s).
iii) For appointment as Assistant Professor, one should have a Ph.D with a first class or equivalent at the preceding degree in the appropriate branch with a very good academic record throughout and at least three years' research/teaching experience, excluding the experience gained whilepursuing Ph.D.

Additionally, Institute provides housing in the campus. Faculty is permitted to undertake consultancy assignments for 52 days a year on share basis. Institute is likely to implement a Professional Development Scheme, under which each faculty member shall be entitled for 4,00,000/- to be used in three years for various professional development activities as per the policy of the Institute. Institute also provides a comprehensive family group medical insurance and is likely to implement a group employee term insurance cover very soon.

Those interested may send detailed current C.V. indicating details of publications and three references by 31st December, 2010 to:

Jai Mohan Pandit

Registrar

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Santosh Nagar, Film City
Road, Goregaon (E), Mumbai-400065

Email : *careers@igidr.ac.in*; Website: *http://www.igidr.ac.in*

Phone: 91-22-28401336(D)/28416505 Fax: 91-22-28402752/28416399

Friday, November 19, 2010

Fwd: Librasia 2011 - The Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship 2011


Librasia 2011 - The Asian Conference on Literature
and Librarianship 2011
27 to 30 May 2011
Osaka, Japan

As the country that gave the world the novel one
thousand years ago, and subsequently haiku and
manga, Japan's long and rich literary history make
it an ideal place to bring together academics,
writers, and librarians to celebrate, debate, and
explore their common passion. The aim of this
International Conference is to encourage
academics, scholars and practitioners representing
an exciting diversity of countries, cultures, and
religion  to meet and exchange ideas and views in
a forum encouraging respectful dialogue. By
bringing together a number of university scholars
working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to
share ideas, LibrAsia 2011 will afford the
opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making
new contacts, and networking across higher
education and beyond.

LibrAsia 2011 will not only be an academic
conference, but also offer a number of talks,
workshops, and readings of original works, in an
exciting long weekend of interdisciplinary and
intercultural discussion. The Land of the Rising
Sun offers an amazing juxtaposition of cultures,
of east and west, of religious and secular, and of
course of the Ancient and Modern reflected by
tone of the conference themes. The other theme is
Journey's of Discovery and the conference
organizers hope that delegates will join on a
collective and individual, intellectual and actual
journey of discovery.

FEATURED SPEAKER: DRAGO STAMBUK

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 1 February 2011.

Enquiries: librasia@iafor.org
Web address: http://librasia.iafor.org/
Sponsored by: The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fwd: 7th Global Conference: Creative Engagements - Thinking with Children


7th Global Conference
Creative Engagements - Thinking with Children

Monday 4th July 2011 – Wednesday 6th July 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
The seventh meeting of this global research
project shall explore the many facets of creative
engagement with children. Grounded in an
inter-disciplinary perspective and with reference
to historical and contemporary representations of
childhood, this project will examine the
complex issues which surround the notion and
practices of creative engagement in the context of
pedagogy and the curriculum, and in the
face of frequently instrumental institutional
imperatives. More generally, our work will also
address the role of creativity in social
interaction, with particular reference to
children's development of life skills, autonomy
and independence in an increasingly complex and
demanding world.

Papers, presentations, reports and workshops are
invited on any of the following five focus areas:

1. Creativity and Divergent Thinking
    * What are the origins of these forces and
forms of thinking?
    * What is the relationship between creativity
and divergent thinking?
    * How are these developed and nurtured?
    * How do various disciplines understand these
forms of thought?
    * What are the similarities/differences in
understanding between the related research
disciplines?
    * How can these be fostered in a world
dominated by measurement, outcomes and benchmarks?

2. Creativity, Engagement and Education
    * How do various disciplines define the
concept of engagement?
    * What is creativity in theory and practice?
What is creative education? Can creative
engagement be taught?
    * Engaging with, engagement for?
    * What does engagement mean for teachers and
for children?
    * Creative engagement in the areas of
planning, resourcing, organisation, management and
assessment
    * Good practice, classroom examples, and
effective strategies for promoting creativity
within and across curriculum subjects

3. Creativity, Pedagogy and Curriculum
    * Inter-disciplinary approaches to creative
engagement in teaching and curricula
    * Historical and contemporary representations
of childhood and adolescence: art, film and literature
    * The future role of text, the visual media
as form of critical appraisal, developing
creativity and children's engagement.
    * Children and television: visual literacy
    * Traditional literacies and creativity: what
are they and how do they fit in the visual age?
    * Assessing Cziksentmihaly's work, and in
particular, the notion of 'flow'; how this is
understood by different disciplines
    * The role and nature of multiple intelligences
(re: Howard Gardner ) in developing creativity
    * Are there more intelligences than Gardner's
7.5 – eg spiritual/existential intelligence
    * Pedagogy, curricular and extra-curricula
approaches
    * Integrative case studies and examples of
team based teaching
    * Creativity in a crowded curriculum
    * Education, entertainment or edutainment?
    * Teachers, creativity and professional
development
    * How to analyse and describe creative practice
    * Institutions, education and designing
systems to develop children's learning in the 21st
century.

4. Critical and Cultural Thinking and Children
    * What is critical thinking? Is it the same
as critical literacy?
    * What is the nature of engagement with
critical thinking before school?
    * With what, who and when?
    * What is the role of the 'significant other'
in developing critical engagement at home and in
school?
    * What are the conditions that foster
critical thinking at home and then in the school
years?
    * The first world rise of the far right
Christian education movement and the effect on
critical thinking and engagement
    * Types of critical thinking
    * Cultural contexts of critical thinking

5. Engagement, Skills and Life Issues
    * Humour and its links to creativity
    * Engaging in intercultural and human
development education with children
    * The role of parents in developing or
fostering creativity and engagement with life and
learning
    * Engaging in intercultural and human
development education with children
    * The nature of school as an enabler or
inhibitor of creativity or engagement with
learning as a whole
    * The idea of moral, spiritual, education
    * The role of play (in all forms) and the
concept of creativity
    * Children creatively engaging each other:
communication and cooperation; problem solving;
play and social issues – ethnicity, immigration etc.
    * Creatively engaging the disabled
    * Exploring children's needs, wants, wishes,
desires and hopes
    * The nature of natural learning
    * Developing antinomy and independence
    * Developing life skills, social issues and
education for citizenship

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: CE7 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.

Organising Chairs
Phil Fitzsimmons
Faculty of Education
The University of Wollongong
Australia
Email: philfitz@uow.edu.au

Dr Rob Fisher
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
Priory House, Wroslyn Road,
Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR
Email: ce7@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the 'At the Interface'
series of research projects run by ID.Net. It aims
to bring together people from different
areas and interests to share ideas and explore
various discussions which are innovative and
challenging. All papers accepted for and presented
at this conference will be eligible for
publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may
be invited to go forward for development into
20-25 page chapters for publication in a themed
dialogic ISBN hard copy volume.

For further details about the project please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/education/creative-engagements-thinking-with-children/

For further details about the conference please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/education/creative-engagements-thinking-with-children/call-for-papers/


Fwd: Fourth Annual Poverty and Social Protection Conference

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Fourth Annual Poverty and Social Protection Conference
1 to 3 March 2011
Bangkok, Thailand

This Conference aims to identify and develop
responses to vulnerability that gives greater
agency and voice to the vulnerable and the poor,
and engages policymakers and practitioners.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 1 February 2011.

Enquiries: contact@tomorrowpeople.org
Web address: http://www.tomorrowpeople.org
Sponsored by: Tomorrow People Organization
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International Association for Ladakh Studies
http://www.ladakhstudies.org/whoswho.html

48 St Stephen's Rd, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 7RP
mobile 0044 7855506661, landline 0044 1663 745514
CV viewable at http://people.cds.ac.in/wall08m

Random article form the Hindu
http://www.hindu.com/mp/2009/11/21/stories/2009112152741100.htm

some great quotes:

'The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge'Bertrand Russell

'The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.'
Albert Einstein

"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses
 lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination." - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

'Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.' Mahatma Gandhi

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

""Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity"" - Albert Einstein

'I think it would be a good idea' Mahatma Gandhi,
(when asked what he thought of Western civilization )

'Philosophy of science is about as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds.' Richard Feynman

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited... imagination encircles the world" (Einstein)

Fourth Annual Poverty and Social Protection Conference
1 to 3 March 2011
Bangkok, Thailand

This Conference aims to identify and develop
responses to vulnerability that gives greater
agency and voice to the vulnerable and the poor,
and engages policymakers and practitioners.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 1 February 2011.

Enquiries: contact@tomorrowpeople.org
Web address: http://www.tomorrowpeople.org
Sponsored by: Tomorrow People Organization
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lectures

III Balvant Parekh Distinguished Lecture
and
National Symposium on "The Human Sciences in the Time of Disciplinary Decadence"
10-12 Feb ruary 2011
Venue: Balvant Parekh Centre for General Semantics and Other Human Sciences,
302, Siddhi Vinayak Complex, Behind the Railway Station,
Faramji Road, Alkapuri, Baroda Tel: (0265-2320870)
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, University Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University, New York City will deliver the
Third Balvant Parekh Distinguished Lecture on "Teaching Literature Today" on February 11, 2011 at the Centre. To
coincide with her visit, a symposium on the above topic will be organized. Historically speaking, the human sciences
emerged during the time of the First World War from a crisis in European thought; now is perhaps the time of the second
renaissance of that awakening. At a time when disciplines like the humanities and social sciences are under a serious
threat from the market forces that have considered these knowledge-generating fi elds of study as useless luxuries for
social well-being, one needs to recall the old Greek term "theoria" for reclaiming what could be called an "originary
experience" of knowledge combining a penchant for theory and its application in praxis. The human sciences have to be
understood as an attempt to get back to that experience. As a hybrid episteme drawing its sustenance from the positive
attributes of both the sciences (natural and social) and the humanities, the human sciences seem to have provided a
way out of the "disciplinary decadence," to use a phrase from Lewis Gordon, our institutions have fallen into. They are
also an attempt to simultaneously de-transcendentalize Theory as abstraction and to distil empirical praxis to conceptual
refl ection. Professor Spivak's recent works and concerns are directed toward that effort. Some of the papers presented
at the symposium will be published as a book. Those who want to present papers in this Symposium should mail their
abstracts to prafullakar@gmail.com by December 15, 2010. Full papers should reach us by January 15, 2011. Registration
fee for participation is: Rs.1000/ (Rupees one thousand only), which may be sent by money order or bank draft favoring
Balvant Parekh Centre for General Semantics and Other Human Sciences by January 15. This amount will take care of
lunch and tea during the Symposium. Those who want to attend the event without making any presentations are also
welcome to register by paying the same amount.

WORKSHOP


Workshop on Early Bengali Materials 1778-1914:
Digitisation and Research
A New Digital Humanities Resource to Transform Scholarship
National Library, Kolkata, 6-7 January 2011
The Higher Education Cell (HEC) of the Centre for the Study of Culture and
Society, Bangalore, the British Library (BL), London and the UK's Arts and
Humanities Research Council (AHRC) are jointly organising Digital Knowledge
Exchange workshops in India. This is part of a series of strategic engagements
among researchers and institutions in the UK and India, investigating the
opportunities of BL's immense South Asia collections being accessible online.
A forthcoming workshop to be hosted and co-organised by the National Library,
Kolkata on 6 and 7 January 2011, will discuss one such initiative: opportunities
surrounding the digitization of early Bengali materials. It is anticipated that this
workshop will provide a model extendable to other Indian regions and languages.
The HEC is seeking to support up to 10 researchers to participate in this
workshop. The HEC, in partnership with the hosts, the National Library, Kolkata,
and the research partner, the School of Cultural Texts and Records (SCTR),
Jadavpur University, will organise transport and accommodation for participants.
Applications are sought from researchers based in India with an interest in any
aspect of Bengali language, history or culture AND/OR specialists in digital
humanities who are interested in the transformative potential of digital resources
more generally. We encourage applications that stimulate an interdisciplinary or
multidisciplinary approach. Potential partnerships with UK researchers, who will
also attend the workshop, will be explored during the workshop. The participation
of the UK-based researchers will be coordinated by the AHRC, UK.
Please see www.cscsarchive.org for further details.

JOBS

The South Asian Studies Programme (SASP) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the National University of Singapore seeks
to appoint one tenure-track scholar at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels in the following areas:
(a) Urban Studies/Gender Studies/Development Studies in South Asia
Candidates should have doctoral training in one of the following areas: anthropology, sociology, geography, political economy and literary
and cultural studies. Further, they should have strong theoretical and empirical grounding in the area of South Asian gender studies,
urban studies and development studies and must show evidence of multidisciplinary research.
(b) Popular Culture and Cinema in South Asia.
Candidates should have doctoral training in literature, film studies, sociology or cultural studies. Further, they should have strong theoretical
and empirical grounding in the area of South Asian popular culture and/or cinema and must show evidence of multidisciplinary research.
Candidates with overlapping expertise in areas (a) and (b) are particularly welcome. An appointee would be expected to teach and develop
multidisciplinary undergraduate and graduate modules in relevant areas, supervise postgraduate students and build up the research profile
of the South Asian Studies Programme at NUS. For these positions, familiarity with and competence in a relevant South Asian language
is essential. Teaching and curriculum development experience would be advantageous.
Applicants must submit (1) a full vita; (2) a statement detailing individual research agenda and professional experience; and (3) a statement
outlining the contributions she/he can make towards these appointments; (4) In addition, applicants must provide names of three academic
referees with complete contact details who may be approached directly and confidentially by NUS.
The Search Committee will begin to review applications from November/December 2010 and will continue to accept applications until the
positions are filled. All materials should be sent to:
Chair, South Asian Studies Programme Search Committee
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570
Tel: (65) 65164528; Fax: (65) 67770616
Short-listed candidates will be invited to make campus visits in February 2011, with a view to the appointments starting in July 2011.
Please visit the South Asian Studies Programme website at http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/sas and the Faculty website at
For these positions, salaries and benefits are highly competitive. For details of benefits, terms and conditions of appointments, see
http://www.nus.edu.sg/ohr/. The University provides generous research support to faculty members, including research grants, funds for
attending conferences and academic le

MSC PROGRAMME

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
SCHOOL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY AREA STUDIES
SOAK IN INDIA AND SOAK UP OXFORD!
Apply for the nine-month MSc degree in
CONTEMPORARY INDIA
The course involves a multidisciplinary immersion in knowledge about India's
signal achievements and her persistent problems: politics, political economy,
environment, culture, international relations and human development. It includes
training in the critical study of the theories, paradigms and policies brought
to bear on 'India' – and also in research methodologies. You have a free choice
of dissertation topic.
This unique degree appeals to:
• Students from India, its diaspora and the international community who wish to
develop a greater understanding of India
• Students wishing to prepare for doctoral research in the social sciences
• Potential investors seeking more knowledge about India than conventionally
provided by MBAs
• A media and creative arts stream wishing to use a deep knowledge of India
in their work.
For further information visit: http://www.southasia.ox.ac.uk
or email the Programme Administrator: indianstudies@area.ox.ac.uk
Limited Departmental Scholarships are available

AGA KHAN FOUNDATION

POSITION: STATE programme mana ger
location : PATNA, BIHAR AGA KHAN FOUNDATION
Background
The Aga Khan Foundation is implementing a long term multi-sector programme in Bihar to address issues of chronic poverty among marginalised communities. The programme works to empower and improve the socio-economic conditions of communities and engages with public systems to enhance capacity and delivery of development programmes. The programme aims to build livelihoods, strengthen local institutions, develop human capacity, and improve access to education, health and financial services.
The programme's approach is to work at state and village levels, learning lessons from implementation and working to improve  systems. Lessons derived from an inception period from mid 2008 to 2010 have provided a plan for the next five years (2011-15).
The Aga Khan Foundation is now seeking candidates for a new position to be the senior-most manager of the overall programme in the state of Bihar.
The position will lead a multidisciplinary team of ten members (direct reports), with plans to expand. The position reports to Director
Programmes, Delhi. The State Programme Manager will:
• Lead on development and direction of the state programme strategy.
• Lead and be accountable for effective performance of the programme.
• Lead on organisational development and manage AKF's human resources in the state.
• Represent AKF and build productive relationships with the state government, civil society organisations, implementing partners
and private sector entities.
• Lead on creating and pursuing opportunities for donor cultivation and resource mobilisation at state level.
• Manage and be accountable for financial and administration resources utilised by the state programme.
• Lead on annual planning and budgeting processes for the state programme.
Required Qualifications
A postgraduate degree in one of the programme's sector priority areas. The candidate should have 10-15 years of work experience in rural development, including a minimum of 5-10 years in a senior position leading a field implementation programme. Experience of implementing multi-sector programmes involving education, health, livelihoods and civil society and leading multidisciplinary teams is highly desirable. Mature managerial, representational and inter-personal skills, and strong communication in Hindi and English (verbal and written), are essential.
To Apply
For further details on the positions, refer to www.devnetjobsindia.org. Please send your applications by 18th December 2010 at
akf.spmbihar@gmail.com with a covering letter and an updated CV with three references, stating State Programme Manager in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. An indication of your present and expected salary is mandatory. Visit us

IIHS

Re-Imagining the World-Class City
Bengaluru, 3rd-9th January, 2011
The Indian Institute for Human Settlements [www.iihs.ac.in] announces a week-long Institute
on Re-Imagining the World-Class City. Bringing together an inter-disciplinary Indian and
international faculty of academics and practitioners, the Institute will enable participants to
grapple with the political, economic, ecological, infrastructural, social and institutional challenges
of the 'World-Class City.' Through an engagement with real sites and problems, participants
will re-imagine what globalising Indian cities and regions could develop into over the next
decade and ask what it will take to get there.
Eligibility: Participants from all disciplines can apply. Preference will be given to applicants
from technology, planning, design, management, law, social sciences and environmental
sciences. Applicants should either be Bachelors or Masters students, graduates or young
professionals with less than five years of work experience.
Deadlines: Date for submitting applications is 21st November and for payment of charges is
10th December.
Charges: 9,000 per participant. Need-based limited partial funding is available. Candidates
can avail of residential facilities, if needed at additional cost.
Contact: (011) 4360 2798; admissions@iihs.ac.in

Fwd: 4th Global Conference: Diasporas - Critical Issues

4th Global Conference
Diasporas - Critical Issues

Monday 4th July – Wednesday 6th July 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter- and multi-disciplinary project seeks
to explore the contemporary experience of
Diasporas – communities who conceive of
themselves as a national, ethnic, linguistic or
other form of cultural and political construction
of collective membership living outside of
their 'home lands.' In particular, key issues to
be addressed include:
what are the defining characteristics of Diasporas
and what distinguishes one from the other? What
role do 'home' and 'host'
cultures play in developing relationships between
communities in a global environment? How new is
the concept of Diasporas; does it capture
new global realities or designate old phenomena in
a new way?

The project will also 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 acceptance, rootedness
and membership. Looking to encourage innovative
trans-disciplinary dialogues, we warmly welcome
papers from all disciplines, professions and
vocations that struggle to understand what
it means for people today to have diasporic
experiences and a multiplicity of social,
political and cultural memberships.

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

1. Defining and Grasping the Concept of Diaspora
* What are the criteria, processes and key
elements that define a Diaspora?
* Identifying the role of culture and politics;
home and host; space and time; centre and
periphery; numbers and collective imagination;
class, opportunities, money and new communication
technologies
* Are all migratory communities Diasporas? What
are the significant differences between being a
migrant and a member of a diasporic community?
* Has the concept of Diaspora evolved and
developed? What have been the latest developments?
* What is shared among Diasporas? What is not
shared among Diasporas? Who has access to
diasporic membership in home and host contexts?

2. Migration, Settlement and Identity
* What does it mean, today, to belong to a nation,
to an ethnic, religious or linguistic group, to a
culture and to settle in a place
that one does not call home?
* New migratory flows and massive movements from
peripheral to central countries and their impact
on the formation of Diasporas and the
emergence of multiple senses of identity
* Communities on the move, uprootedness and
identity. How do identities get preserved?
* Are Diasporas an indication of the possibility
of post-national realities or a different way of
affirming the place of the nation in our
sense of identity?
* How do Diasporas connect to social movements,
new rebellion and alternative global politics?
*What distinguishes the diasporic from the
post-national, the transnational or the nationless?

3. Culture, Belonging and Collective Imaginations
* What are the recent changes in geographical
movements, space, home-host conceptions?
* The impact and implication of communication
technologies on identity formations and the sense
of belonging
* Globalisation and the claims of Diasporas. What
are the implications for traditions, language,
literature, arts, cinema, television and other
forms of representation and cultural production?
* New forms of global exclusion. Who can claim
belonging to a Diaspora?
* Sustaining belonging: home, homeland, roots and
rootedness, feelings of connectedness or
alienation, nostalgia and the need for returning home
* Identity and belonging as destiny and as choice
* Distinctions between inter- and intra-national
Diasporas. How does the current critical language
of Diaspora take into account the displacement
of indigenous communities/nations within the
superimposed borders (whether contested or
recognized) of other nations? How does the
language of Diaspora address the loss of
homeland that is not a transborder construct
elsewhere?

4. Instructions and Design
* What are the institutions that allow, maintain
and reproduce Diasporas? What are the structures
and forces which work against their
formation?
* Economic disparities, institutional injustices
and the making of diasporic realities. Tensions,
contradictions and conflicts – political,
economic and cultural forms of citizenship and
their place in the
Diasporas' imagination and organization
* The cultural and political context of host
countries: acceptance vs xenophobia, fear and
ignorance vs openness and knowledge
* Diasporas in the making of social and public
policy in host and home countries: remittances and
economic dependencies, professions and
commodity exchanges, social and cultural
interlacing, policies of mutual recognition
* role of the State and divided loyalties

5. Citizenship and Multiculturalism
*What are the methods by which nations integrate
Diasporic and other ethnic groups into the host
society on the basis of participation in
social, economic, and political life?
*What impact does multiculturalism have on
Diasporic and migrant communities in terms of
their own local and ethnic identity in these
host countries?
*With reference to multicultural citizenship in
individual countries, what are the mechanisms of
influence (and exclusion from such processes
of power of certain groups) as this relates to
Diasporic communities?
*What are the successes and challenges of
multicultural policies and practices globally as a
basis for comparing models of integration?
*How does multiculturalism influence various types
of participation in a host society?
*How is citizenship connected to social, economic,
and political participation?
*Does multiculturalism encourage a sense of
citizenship, loyalty, and commitment to a host
country?
*Is a Diasporic community's sense of belonging
within the host country/community stronger in a
multicultural society?
*Are certain Diasporic communities able to access
political and rights-based processes more easily
than others, and if so, what drivers exist to
explain their successes and what barriers exist
for other communities?

6. Generational Change, National Consciousness and
Identity Formation
*Has generational change impacted on the concept
of diaspora?
*In what ways has the concept and discourse of
diaspora been modified by the national narrative
and consciousness of the generational descendants
of diasporic groups?
* How is the concept of diaspora and its related
assumptions about ethnicity, homeland and identity
formation linked to the policies and
practices of hegemonic nation-states? What are the
key facets of diaspora that are deployed here?
* Have new generations of diasporic groups begun
to question the use of this concept as a term that
defines their identity?
* Can diaspora be used to define 'national'
formations, as opposed to 'transnational',
'non-national' or 'anti-national' configurations?
* Can diaspora be used to describe the changing
nature of social identification, in particular the
narrative of national 'rootedness' and
identity of new generations among ethnic minority
groups?
*What are the new definitions of homeland,
ethnicity and national identity vis-à-vis the
generational descendants of diasporic groups?
*Has diaspora reached the limits of its usefulness
as a tool for emancipatory politics?

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: DIAS4 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.

Organising Chairs
Dr S. Ram Vemuri
School of Law and Business
Faculty of Law, Business and Arts
Charles Darwin University
Darwin NT0909
Australia
E-mail: Ram.Vemuri@cdu.edu.au

Rob Fisher
Network Founder and Leader
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
Freeland, Oxfordshire,
United Kingdom
E-mail: dias4@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the 'Diversity and
Recognition' series of research projects, which in
turn belong to the At the Interface
programmes of ID.Net. It aims to bring together
people from different areas and interests to share
ideas and explore various discussions which
are innovative and challenging. All papers
accepted for and presented at the conference will
be published in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may
be invited to go forward for development into
20-25 page chapters for publication in a themed
dialogic ISBN hard copy volume.

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

For further details about the conference please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/diversity-recognition/diasporas/call-for-papers/
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Fwd: ABSRC 2011 Venice - Advances in Business-Related Scientific Research Conference 2011 in Venice - Venezia

ABSRC 2011 Venice - Advances in Business-Related
Scientific Research Conference 2011 in Venice -
Venezia
1 to 3 June 2011
Venice, Italy

ABSRC is an important international gathering of
business and business-related sciences scholars
and educators.

Enquiries: absrc.chair.venice@gmail.com
Web address: http://www.absrc.org/

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fwd: INTELLECTBASE INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM -15TH ACADEMIC CONFERENCE

INTELLECTBASE INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM -15TH
ACADEMIC CONFERENCE
25 March 2011 to 26 March 2011
SAN ANTONIO, United States

Intellectbase International Consortium (IIC) is
a professional academic organization dedicated
to advancing and encouraging quantitative and
qualitative research practices. ACADEMIC
REFEREED PUBLICATIONS ARE OUR ULTIMATE MISSION.

FACULTY WITH ABSTRACTS, CASE STUDIES, RESEARCH-
IN-PROGRESS & FULL PAPERS ARE INVITED.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 28
February 2011.

Enquiries: CHAIR@INTELLECTBASE.ORG
Web address: http://www.intellectbase.org
Sponsored by: INTELLECTBASE INTERNATIONAL
ACADEMIC CONSORTIUM
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Traineeships at PhD level in European Central Bank

Dear All,

Please see the ad. It is a traineeship at PhD level in European Central Bank.

Traineeship - PhD level

inomics
Posted on Nov 09, 2010
European Central Bank (Other)
Application Deadline on Jan 09, 2011
Traineeship - PhD level
inomics


The International Policy Analysis Division of the European Central Bank (ECB) is seeking applications from PhD students for several traineeships in the area of international finance, new open economy macroeconomics and international monetary economics.

The International Policy Analysis Division provides analysis on policy-relevant international economic and financial issues. More specifically, it deals with issues in three main areas: (i) global economic policy issues, such as global macro-prudential analysis, global current account imbalances, international financial linkages, patterns in trade and capital flows, and global exchange rate configurations; (ii) issues related to the international monetary system; and (iii) issues related to emerging market economies, with a focus on systemically important countries in Asia and Latin America, including their relevance for the global economy and the euro area. In this context, the Division is also responsible for preparing ECB/Eurosystem/ESCB positions on international policy issues.

The traineeships will provide a unique opportunity for PhD students to carry out a research project in collaboration with staff members of the Division. The objective of these projects is for each trainee to write a paper that is thorough in its analytical content and identifies clear policy implications. The papers should be highly relevant for the responsibilities of the Division and meet the highest academic standards. They may be published in the ECB's Working Paper Series and in academic journals. The trainee s are expected to play a key role in designing and carrying out the projects together with the Division's staff. Applicants are asked to indicate the area in which they would like to pursue a traineeship. They are invited to submit ideas or short proposals for projects relating to this area, although this is not compulsory for the application. Applicants are also asked to submit relevant written work or academic papers, if possible.

The projects may fall into one of the following areas:

Global economic developments

Global rebalancing and the re-emergence of large external and internal imbalances have been the focus of policy debate in recent years. Potential projects in this area would aim at investigating linkages between the international monetary regime and international trade, capital flows and global financial stability. For example, tools may be developed to analyse the main risks facing the world economy from a global perspective or for assessing the impact of systemic events at the global level. Other projects may concern the dynamics of global trade, competitiveness of emerging countries or foreign exchange reserve accumulation.

International financial architecture

The global financial crisis has sparked discussions on the set-up and functioning of the international monetary system. The debate is encompassing issues such as exchange rate regimes; reserve accumulation; capital flow volatility; reserve currencies and the role of the SDR; capital account liberalisation and the role of the IMF; traction of global surveillance over countries' policies and measures, including bilateral and multilateral IMF surveillance, as well as the G20 mutual assessment process; IMF lending toolkit; etc.

Emerging market economies in the global economy

Following the global financial crisis, the policy debate increasingly emphasises the role of China, in particular, and emerging market economies, more generally, in driving and rebalancing global growth. The debate is encompassing, inter alia, issues such as trade and global imbalances, determinants of savings and investment across countries, exchange rate policies in emerging market economies, reserve accumulation and adequacy, the global and domestic implications of capital flows, protectionism, global and regional interlinkages and spillovers, etc.

Concrete projects in these areas will be selected in light of developments in the international debate at the time of the traineeship and the profile of the potential candidate. Candidates are also encouraged to submit own proposals related to the above-mentioned areas.

Qualifications

The successful candidate must have the following knowledge and competencies:

Excellent knowledge of macroeconomics, international finance, new open economy macroeconomics or international monetary economics, as applicable for each project.� Applicants should have completed, or be close to completing, the coursework of their PhD programmes.� A good oral and written command of English and a satisfactory knowledge of one other official language of the EU are required. Behavioural Competencies

The successful candidate will have the following behavioural competencies:�

good communication skills;� ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with staff and management at all levels; ability to independently manage his/her workload;� sense of initiative and commitment;� conscientious attitude;� ability to work efficiently;� orientation towards analysis and delivering results;� ability to prioritise tasks and pay attention to detail, even when under time pressure. Term of Traineeship / Closing date

Each traineeship will be for a period of three to six months. Applicants should specify the earliest date on which they could start an traineeship.

Closing date for applications: 9 January 2011

Further information

Applications are to be made in English and submitted using our online application form. An "Applicants' Guide" can be downloaded from the "FAQs & Help" page.

Candidates should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, in addition to the standard online form.

Applicants are also asked to submit relevant written work or academic papers, if possible. Applicants should also submit a complete record of undergraduate and postgraduate studies (with a list of courses and grades), and letters of recommendation from their supervisors or faculty members. The documents should be uploaded as a single .doc or .pdf file.

Further information on the ECB�s Traineeships Rules can be found at http://www.ecb.europa.eu/ecb/jobs/html/index.en.html.

Regards,
Gargi

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Gargi Sanati
PhD Scholar
Centre for Development Studies
Trivandrum , Kerala
695011
Email id: gargisanati@cds.ac.in
� � � � � � � gsanati@gmail.com
Traineeship - PhD level
[image: inomics]
Posted on Nov 09, 2010
European Central Bank (Other)
Application Deadline on Jan 09, 2011
[image: Traineeship - PhD level]
[image: inomics]


The International Policy Analysis Division of the European Central Bank
(ECB) is seeking applications from PhD students for several traineeships in
the area of international finance, new open economy macroeconomics and
international monetary economics.

The International Policy Analysis Division provides analysis on
policy-relevant international economic and financial issues. More
specifically, it deals with issues in three main areas: (i) global economic
policy issues, such as global macro-prudential analysis, global current
account imbalances, international financial linkages, patterns in trade and
capital flows, and global exchange rate configurations; (ii) issues related
to the international monetary system; and (iii) issues related to emerging
market economies, with a focus on systemically important countries in Asia
and Latin America, including their relevance for the global economy and the
euro area. In this context, the Division is also responsible for preparing
ECB/Eurosystem/ESCB positions on international policy issues.

The traineeships will provide a unique opportunity for PhD students to carry
out a research project in collaboration with staff members of the Division.
The objective of these projects is for each trainee to write a paper that is
thorough in its analytical content and identifies clear policy implications.
The papers should be highly relevant for the responsibilities of the
Division and meet the highest academic standards. They may be published in
the ECB's Working Paper Series and in academic journals. The trainee s are
expected to play a key role in designing and carrying out the projects
together with the Division's staff. Applicants are asked to indicate the
area in which they would like to pursue a traineeship. They are invited to
submit ideas or short proposals for projects relating to this area, although
this is not compulsory for the application. Applicants are also asked to
submit relevant written work or academic papers, if possible.

The projects may fall into one of the following areas:

*Global economic developments *

Global rebalancing and the re-emergence of large external and internal
imbalances have been the focus of policy debate in recent years. Potential
projects in this area would aim at investigating linkages between the
international monetary regime and international trade, capital flows and
global financial stability. For example, tools may be developed to analyse
the main risks facing the world economy from a global perspective or for
assessing the impact of systemic events at the global level. Other projects
may concern the dynamics of global trade, competitiveness of emerging
countries or foreign exchange reserve accumulation.

*International financial architecture *

The global financial crisis has sparked discussions on the set-up and
functioning of the international monetary system. The debate is encompassing
issues such as exchange rate regimes; reserve accumulation; capital flow
volatility; reserve currencies and the role of the SDR; capital account
liberalisation and the role of the IMF; traction of global surveillance over
countries' policies and measures, including bilateral and multilateral IMF
surveillance, as well as the G20 mutual assessment process; IMF lending
toolkit; etc.

*Emerging market economies in the global economy *

Following the global financial crisis, the policy debate increasingly
emphasises the role of China, in particular, and emerging market economies,
more generally, in driving and rebalancing global growth. The debate is
encompassing, inter alia, issues such as trade and global imbalances,
determinants of savings and investment across countries, exchange rate
policies in emerging market economies, reserve accumulation and adequacy,
the global and domestic implications of capital flows, protectionism, global
and regional interlinkages and spillovers, etc.

Concrete projects in these areas will be selected in light of developments
in the international debate at the time of the traineeship and the profile
of the potential candidate. Candidates are also encouraged to submit own
proposals related to the above-mentioned areas.
Qualifications

The successful candidate must have the following knowledge and competencies:
Excellent knowledge of macroeconomics, international finance, new open
economy macroeconomics or international monetary economics, as applicable
for each project.  Applicants should have completed, or be close to
completing, the coursework of their PhD programmes.  A good oral and written
command of English and a satisfactory knowledge of one other official
language of the EU are required. Behavioural Competencies

The successful candidate will have the following behavioural competencies:
good communication skills;  ability to establish and maintain cooperative
relationships with staff and management at all levels; ability to
independently manage his/her workload;  sense of initiative and commitment;
conscientious attitude;  ability to work efficiently;  orientation towards
analysis and delivering results;  ability to prioritise tasks and pay
attention to detail, even when under time pressure. Term of Traineeship /
Closing date

Each traineeship will be for a period of three to six months. Applicants
should specify the earliest date on which they could start an traineeship.

*Closing date for applications: *9 January 2011
Further information

Applications are to be made in English and submitted using our online
application form. An "Applicants' Guide" can be downloaded from the
"FAQs & Help" page.

Candidates should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, in addition to the
standard online form.

Applicants are also asked to submit relevant written work or academic
papers, if possible. Applicants should also submit a complete record of
undergraduate and postgraduate studies (with a list of courses and grades),
and letters of recommendation from their supervisors or faculty members. The
documents should be uploaded as a single .doc or .pdf file.

Further information on the ECB™s Traineeships Rules can be found at
http://www.ecb.europa.eu/ecb/jobs/html/index.en.html.

DEVELOPMENT CONVENTION

http://www.ipeindia.org/KenticoCMS/SpecialPages/upcomingevents/Call-for-papers-X-Development-Convention-2011.aspx

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fwd: Global Research in Business and Economics 2011 International Conference

Global Academy of Business and Economic Research
10 August 2011
Beijing, China

Academic papers in all areas of business and
economics are welcome. Special sessions will be
accepted in all fields. Publishing opportunities
in Refereed conference proceedings, peer-
reviewed international journals, and in edited
books.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 15 May
2011.

Enquiries: mmimomin@yahoo.com
Web address: http://gaberic.org
Sponsored by: Fizja International Business Inc.

Fwd: ACAH 2011 - The Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities 2011

ACAH 2011 - The Asian Conference on Arts and
Humanities 2011
27 to 30 May 2011
Osaka, Japan

The Second Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities
in 2011 aims to build on the strengths and
successes of the 2010 conference by offering a
true celebration of interdisciplinary study in a
stimulating scholarly environment, and in the
wonderfully rich physical and cultural environment
of Japan. This international conference will again
bring together a number of university scholars
working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to
share ideas and forge working relationships with
each other.

This year's conference's two new themes are
Ancient and Modern and Journeys of Discovery,
and the organizers hope for these topics to
inspire and drive next year's event.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 01
February 2011.

Special Theme I: Ancient and Modern
Special Theme II: Journeys of Discovery

The conference offers the suggestion of two
optional themes to concentrate the mind; Ancient
and Modern and Journeys of Discovery, and the
organizers encourage submissions that approach
these themes from a variety of perspectives.
However, the submission of other topics for
consideration is welcome and we also encourage
sessions within and across a variety of
interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.

For more details about submitting an abstract, and
the conference programme, please visit the website
at acah.iafor.org

Please note: ACAH 2011 will be held alongside
LibrAsia 2011 (The Asian Conference on Literature
and Librarianship) and registrants for either
conference will be given the opportunity to attend
sessions in the parallel event at no extra charge.

Enquiries: acah@iafor.org
Web address: http://acah.iafor.org
Sponsored by: The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)

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