Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Jobs @ Gautam Buddh Technical University, Lucknow in Bijnor

http://www.uptu.ac.in/pdf/format_dbraecitbijnor_15oct12.pdf

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Rethinking the Qur'an


Rethinking the Qur'an
First International Symposium
3rd to 5th May 2013
Ankara, Turkey

This comprehensive meeting is dedicated to the Qur'an and its text itself. We expect participants to present their methodological approaches to the Qur'an under the announced topics. We invite academicians, authors and thinkers to this International Symposium. Many academicians from the West and East are anticipated. 

Enquiries: hrahmanacar@gmail.com
Web address: http://firstrethinkingthequran.org/
Sponsored by: Research Institute for Philosophical Foundation of Disciplines
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 15th November 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Faculty Exchange programme @ ICSSR

 

 

            Indian Council of Social Science Research

Research Programme in Social Sciences with Switzerland

 

Faculty Exchange Programme (FEP)

 

CALL 2012

 

 

Opening date: 22 October 2012

 

Closing date: 30 November 2012

 

 

Description

The Faculty Exchange Programme (FEP) is designed to encourage the dialogue between Indian and Swiss scholars (faculty members and research staff) in social sciences, in order to intensify interaction between Swiss and Indian social scientists and institutions and to promote sustainable bilateral collaboration.

 

FEP grants are designed to fund travel and living expenses for exchanges of researchers between India and Switzerland. Other project-related costs may be funded as well.

 

The FEP grants can include up to two researchers and social scientists from each side. In addition, PhD students can take part to the project if connected to the Indian applicant or to the Swiss partner.

 

Priority Research Areas

 

The social sciences are taken at a large sense with a priority to:

 

a.            Governance and policy,

b.            Sustainable urban development and land use,

c.            Democracy,

d.            Inclusive growth, green economy, economic growth and development,

e.            Public health and well-being,

f.              Food security,

g.            Population, ageing and migration,

h.            Higher education development, science and innovation policies.

 

Not limited to Indian or Swiss issues exclusively.

 

 

 

Goals

To initiate or intensify longstanding research and teaching collaboration between Swiss and Indian social scientists in areas not covered by the Indo-Swiss Joint Research Programme.

 

Project Duration

Up to 24 months (total of 6 visits per project duration with a max. of 3 participants from each side, 2 faculty and 1 PhD).

 

Eligibility

The applicant must hold a Ph.D. and/or a senior permanent position in an university/institution located in India

 

Applications will be accepted only from an Indian citizen or an Indian permanent resident. Additionally to the Applicant, the FEP project may include one additional researcher and one PhD student or postdoctoral social scientist on the Indian and the Swiss sides. The total number of participants on each side should not exceed three.

 

Each applicant can submit maximum one application.

 

The Indian applicant and the Swiss partner must prepare the application jointly.

 

Funding

Indian funds will be provided covering travel cost related to the visit of Indian researchers to Switzerland and also living expenses for Swiss visitors in India.  The matching funding will be provided from the Swiss side.

 

Grant Information

Travel and subsistence costs for India researchers/PhD. students going to Switzerland and living costs for Swiss researchers/PhD. students in India can be requested for a maximum of 6 visits from each side spread over the project duration of 2 years. Other project-related costs such as field survey costs may be requested as well.

 

Number and duration of the visits:

 

·              Visits of up to 2 months max. for senior social scientists and visits of up to 6 months max. for young social scientists (PhD, post doctoral students) will be supported.

·              The visits should be reciprocal and balanced in number and duration between Switzerland and India.

 

For more detailed information (travel expenses covered, daily allowance, etc.), please consult the Application form.

 

Submission

Applications must be prepared jointly by the Indian applicant and the Swiss partner and must be submitted by the applicant in India.

 

The applicant sends the original of the completed joint application form, along with an electronic version, to the ICSSR, at the following address:

 

Mr. M.P. Madhukar

Assistant Director

Incharge, International Collaboration & Collaborative Seminar (ICS)

Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)

Aruna Asaf Ali Marg

New Delhi-110067

India

Email: madhukar806@gmail.commpmadhukar@icssr.org

 

Application Deadline

Completed applications must be submitted not later than 30 November 2012. Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted.

 

It is intended to announce the results of this call in December 2012.

 

Evaluation and Selection

 

Joint applications will be evaluated by a panel of experts proposed by the Advisory Committee members.

 

Evaluation criteria: (not listed in the order of priority)

 

1.            Funding reciprocity: projects with matching funds will be preferred

2.            Scientific merit of the proposed activities and of the anticipated outcomes

3.            Benefits of the proposed activities for the establishment of sustainable research partnerships and institutional links between Indian and Swiss institutions

4.            Added value of the visits for ongoing research and teaching where applicable, on both sides

5.            Potential for follow-on collaborative activities

6.            Expertise and complementarities of the two partners

7.            Feasibility of proposed approach

8.            Qualifications and experience of applicants

 

The applicant will be notified by the ICSSR, New Delhi. The results are intended to be announced in December 2012.

 

Reporting

Grant recipients will have to submit a progress and financial report after each year of the project or if the project is of shorter duration, at the latest two months after the end of the grant period.

Website

www.icssr.org

 

Contact

For questions please contact:

 

Dr. S.M. Verma

Assistant Director

International Collaboration & Collaborative Seminar (ICS)

Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)

Aruna Asaf Ali Marg

New Delhi-110067 (India)

Phone No.+11+26741856, 26742832

E-mail: dr.smverma@gmail.com 

 

 

Download application form


Call for Papers @ Agricultural & Applied Economics Association

Upcoming Deadlines

Beeronomics 2013 - The Economics of Beer and Brewing


Beeronomics 2013 - The Economics of Beer and Brewing
18th to 21st September 2013
York, United Kingdom

The York Management School invites you to the third Beeronomics Conference - The Economics of Beer and Brewing. This event follows up the two previous and successful Beeronomics Conferences held in Leuven (Belgium 2009) and Freising (Germany 2011).

Beeronomics 2013 aims to be an ideal forum for high-quality economic research related to beer and brewing activities. The conference will cover a number of topics including economics, law and policy, marketing and consumption, industrial organisations and innovation.

Seminars and workshops will be held in the new Heslington East Campus located in the outskirts of the city. Social events will be organised and held within the historical city centre, an outstanding medieval location with a number of attractions with one of the highest concentrations of pubs in the country.

Enquiries: ignazio.cabras@york.ac.uk
Web address: http://www.beeronomics2013.org
Sponsored by: The York Management School, University of York



12th Global Conference: Environmental Justice and Citizenship


12th Global Conference
Environmental Justice and Citizenship

Wednesday 10th July - Friday 12th July 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Presentations
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference aims to explore the role of environmental thinking in the context of contemporary society and international affairs, and assess the implications for our understandings of fairness, justice and citizenship. 'Environmental justice' is conceived broadly as reflecting not only justice in the context of human communities but also towards other species, ecosystems, habitats, landscapes, succeeding generations and the environment as a whole. 'Citizenship' is understood as an awareness of individual's relative responsibilities in the global context.

Within this framework the 12th Conference of Environmental Justice and Citizenship will explore models, approaches and context necessary to solve the problems impeding environmental justice and living justly. We request contributions which explore technological, political or economic solutions to these problems, or those antecedents, agents, processes and institutions that support development of such solutions. The conference provides opportunities for scholars and practitioners in different disciplines to share examples and proposals for reducing the barriers to environmental justice and citizenship.

Presentations, papers, performances, reports and workshops are invited on any of the following indicative themes:

- Boundaries: reach and limitations of judicial and political systems in contributing to solving problems of environmental justice and citizenship,
- Media and knowledge: generating, vetting and disseminating information related to environmental justice and citizenship; sources and channels
- Education: approaches to environmental education
- Hegemony and diversity: resolving problems involving differences in moral and legal frameworks
- Sustainable communities: lessons to be learned from communities that have implemented standards for environmental justice
- Hope: the roles of emotions in shaping behavior and practices; how hope for environmental justice and citizenship develops and is sustained.
- Critical thinking: skills, assumptions, perspectives and habits of mind essential to environmental justice and citizenship

Perspectives are sought from all disciplines including:

- The natural and social sciences, and those engaged in actor network theory, agriculture and agricultural economics, the built environment and urban studies, conflict and dispute resolution, critical geography, environmental studies, human and sustainable development, industrial relations, law, philosophy and ethics, political science and international affairs, public policy and politics, sociology and communication of science, theology, cultural studies and anthropology.
- People in the public and private sectors who are involved in planning and project development, policy-making and implementation, and negotiation and mediation at national and international levels
- People in Governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations, voluntary sector bodies, environmental charities and groups, business and professional associations

The Steering Group welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 8th February 2013. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 10th May 2013.

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.f) up to 10 keywords

E-mails should be entitled: EJGC12 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:

Ram Vemuri and Rob Fisher: ejgc12@inter-disciplinary.net
Karen Druffel:kdruffel@framingham.edu

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 of the conference, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/ethos/environmental-justice-and-global-citizenship/call-for-papers/

Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.



The Creativity Workshop in Dubai (December 5 - 10, 2012)


The Creativity Workshop in Dubai
5th to 10th December 2012
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Experiential Workshops, Conferences
Learning how to use your Creativity while visiting some of the most exciting places in the world:
New York, Dubai, Singapore, Istanbul, Prague, Crete, Barcelona, Provence, Florence

http://creativityworkshop.com

- The Creativity Workshop will help you become more creative in your professional and personal life. This experiential Workshop uses the tools of creative writing, memoir, art, photography, storytelling, mapmaking, and guided visualization to help you explore your creativity professionally and personally

- The Workshop is great for developing creativity in all fields, including business, education, IT, arts, humanities, and social services.

- Many people who have taken the Workshop say that it was a transformative experience, helping them to write their books, start new companies, complete long overdue projects, transition to rewarding retirements, and change the way they look at life.

Upcoming Creativity Workshops

2012
Dubai December 6 - 9

2013
Singapore February 14 - 17
Istanbul March 10 - 16
Prague March 24 - 30
New York April 5 - 9
New York June 7 - 10
Crete June 23 - 29
Barcelona July 4 - 10
Provence July 16 - 22
Florence July 25 - 31
New York August 16 - 19
New York October 18 - 21

What Will You Learn?

The Creativity Workshop is an experiential workshop of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors' talks will help you:

- Learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and innovative thinking
- Get in touch with the innate creativity you already have
- Explore the process of creativity, rather than simply focusing on the product
- Discover how to find inspiration in the world around you
- Get over creative blocks, such as writer's block and the fear of failure
- Work with many different mediums to develop your creativity in your chosen medium more deeply
- Use your memories to trigger your imagination
- Engage your curiosity every day and make it work for you
- Establish a 15 minute a day creativity practice to accomplish your goals after the Workshop ends

Enquiries: admin@creativityworkshops.com
Web address: http://creativityworkshop.com

Project Fellow Notification in the area of Media and Social Development @ University of Mysore

UNIVERSITY OF MYSORE
University with Potential for Excellence (UPE)
Focus Area -II
N.C.H.S., Building, Office of IQAC
Manasagangothri, Mysore – 570 006
NOTIFICATION
Applications are invited for the posts of Ten Project Fellows, in Focus Area –II, to work in an Inter-disciplinary research project in the area of Media and Social Development- A Study of Karnataka  sponsored by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, under the University with Potential for Excellence Project (UPE). Number of Fellowships: Communication and Journalism (2), Social Work (2), Political Science (2), Economics (1), Development Studies(1), Sociology (1) and Ancient History and Archaeology-(1).

Essential Qualifications: Project Fellows:
 First class Masters Degree in any one of the following subjects: Communication and Journalism, Political Science, Economics, Ancient History and Archaeology, 
Development Studies, Sociology and Social Work. 
 The selected research scholars must have the ability to work in the areas of interdisciplinary research. The research basically consists of collection of data and 
analysis in interdisciplinary areas of social sciences. 
 Knowledge of working with basic research software like SPSS is mandatory.
 Candidates must also possess knowledge and skills of working with computers. 
 Candidates must possess language proficiency and fluency. They must be capable of writing research reports and research papers.
 Candidates have to bring documents in support of the above qualifications and must be prepared for demonstration of research skills in the interview. 
Candidates will be selected as Project Fellows with a Fellowship of Rs.14, 000/- per month with additional HRA as per the rules for two years and in the third year the fellowship will be enhanced to Rs.16,000/- per month with additional HRA. The Fellowships will be for THREE YEARS initially and shall be extended in special cases as per the requirements of the project.The selection will be held through an interview. No TA/DA will be paid to the candidates appearing for interview. Note: Applications should be sent to: Coordinator, UPE, Focus Area-II,NCHS Building, IQAC Office, University of Mysore, Manasagangothri, Mysore – 570 006.
Last date for the receipt of applications is November 20, 2012. Visit Mysore University 
website for more information: http://www.uni-mysore.ac.in
Coordinators
Prof.N.Usha Rani
Prof.Y.S.Siddegowda
Prof.Muzaffar Assadi
http://www.uni-mysore.ac.in/assets/Downloads-2012/September/project-fellows.-notification-press-and-web.pdf

Jobs @ Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Bihar

The International Conference on Tourism, Transport, and Logistics 2013


The International Conference on Tourism, Transport, and Logistics 2013
14th to 16th February 2013
Paris, France

The conference seeks to be a great opportunity for Tourism, Transport, Logistics and SCM researchers and practitioners to share ideas, research findings and future directions of researching and teaching.

Enquiries: icttl2013@yahoo.com
Web address: http://www.dusit.ac.th/sdu2011/icttl2013
Sponsored by: Suan Dusit Rajabhat University (Thailand), Le Harve University (France); Kellogg College, University of Oxford; Lincoln University (New Zealand), and Institute for Tourism Studies (Macao)

Faculty @ Assam University

5th International Interdisciplinary Academic Conference - The International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences, IISES


5. International Academic Conference
3rd to 6th February 2013
Buenos Aires, Argentina

International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences invites you to participate in The 5. International Academic Conference to be held in February 3-6, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Enquiries: iises@iises.net
Web address:
http://www.iises.net/conferences/buenos-aires-conference-february-3-6-2013/
Sponsored by: The International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences

4th WLEC - Women's Leadership and Empowerment Conference 2013


WLEC - Women's Leadership and Empowerment Conference 2013
13-15 March 2013
Bangkok, Thailand
Website: http://www.tomorrowpeople.org/womens-leadership-conference-2013.html

Dear Scholars, Students, NGO and governmental representatives:

We are happy to announce WLEC 2013, hosted by Tomorrow People Organization (www.tomorrowpeople.org).

This highly exciting and challenging international Conference is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students and others interested in leadership, women empowerment and gender studies.

More specifically, it targets:

Scholars: Share your research, learn some new approaches, hear about others' experiences and pass on your knowledge and experience on to others.

Government officials and policy makers: Learn about the best practices, educational development strategies and educational systems around the world; network with other policy makers and NGOs working in the field of supporting the educational development.

NGOs: Network with other international NGOs, possible donors and colleagues from around the world and share your achievements and strategies with others.

Graduate students: Meet your colleagues from around the world, make new friends, and improve your knowledge and communication skills.

Company representatives: Chance to improve your leadership skills, learn more about the importance of permanent education in achieving the high performances of your organization, meet your colleagues, exchange ideas and establish new connections and partnerships.

Others: Anyone who is interested in making some positive changes around them and gaining new knowledge, skills and friends and becoming more useful to their own communities.

4th Annual Women's Leadership and Empowerment Conference will provide unlimited resources and opportunities to interact with prominent leaders in the field of leadership and women studies and greatly expand on your global network of scholars and professionals.

We welcome: ORAL, POSTER and VIRTUAL presentations. Early submissions are strongly encouraged due to limited space in the venue, as applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis - as long as space is available.

The conference topics include, but are not limited to: Casual factors of leadership development, Can leadership be learned? - Nature vs. nurture, Cross cultural aspects of leadership, Family Systems: Change and Traditions, Leadership styles and techniques, Leadership values, Leading under extreme diversity, Women and leadership, Women with Disabilities, Shaping the future by female leaders, Creating an innovative leadership, Growing as individuals, Creating a new relationship with your values, especially money, Success Stories: Meet women who have achieved successful careers, Women and Sports, Women as Entrepreneurs, Women and Environment, Women in Politics, The Role of Women in Contemporary Society, Women and Culture, Role Reversal in the Home and Workplace, other related areas of gender and leadership studies.

Papers presented at the conference will be published in dedicated ISBN publication of WLEC 2013 Conference Proceedings.

We look forward to seeing you in Bangkok in March 2013, as one of our participants, coming from over 40 countries worldwide!

Sincerely,

Jovana Savic
Program Manager
WLEC 2013 Organizing Committee
Email: contact@tomorrowepople.org, jsavic@tomorrowpeople.org

Belgrade International Conference on Education


BICE 2012 - Belgrade International Conference on Education
15-17 November 2012
Belgrade, Serbia
Venue: Hotel Moscow
Website: http://www.biceducation.org
Sponsored by: Tomorrow People Organization and Metropolitan University Belgrade

Dear Scholars, Students, NGO and governmental representatives:

We are happy to announce that we have a limited number of spots left for observers at BICE 2012, hosted by Tomorrow People Organization (www.tomorrowpeople.org)!

This highly exciting and challenging international Conference is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students, and others interested in Education.

Use this unique opportunity to:

- Network with eminent professors, researchers, and academics around the world
- Get a valuable insight into educational systems in different countries
- Share ideas and experiences with some of the leading minds in various areas of education
- Take part in interactive sessions and open discussions
- Learn more about Serbian culture and customs

Belgrade International Conference on Education will provide unlimited resources and opportunities to interact with prominent leaders in the field of education and greatly expand on your global network of scholars and professionals.

The conference topics include, but are not limited to: Adult Education, Arts Education, Anthropology and Education, Curriculum, Early Childhood Education, Educational Systems and Policy, Educational Psychology, Environmental Education, Gender and Education, Guidance and Counseling, Health Education, Higher Education, History of Education, IT and Education, Language Education and Literacy, Lifelong Learning, Mathematics Education, Mentoring and Coaching, Multicultural Issues in Education, Philosophy of Education, Physical Education, Primary Education, Quality in Education, Race, Ethnicity and Education, Research and Development, Rural Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Sociology of Education, Special and Inclusive Education, Teacher Education, Values and Education, Vocational Education and Training, Other areas of Education

We look forward to seeing you in Belgrade in November 2012, as one of our participants, coming from over 40 countries worldwide!

Sincerely,

Jovana Savic
Program Coordinator
BICE2012 Organizing Committee
Email: conference@biceducation.org, jsavic@tomorrowpeople.org

ANTWERP 2011-13

http://www.ucsia.org/main.aspx?c=.SUMMERSCHOOL&n=93087

Welcome to the home page of the UCSIA Summer School Religion, Culture and Society.  The summer school is a one-week course taking place each year at the end of August, beginning of September. 

In 2012 the programme will start on Sunday August 26th (arrival) and finish on Sunday September 2nd (departure). The emphasis will be on Secularism(s) and religion in society.

It is evident that religion, culture and society are strongly interwoven and are crucial for understanding the contemporary world. With globalization touching on all aspect of our lives, religion(s) and culture(s) have to understand their position in this complex globalizing process. It is the aim of the interdisciplinary UCSIA summer school to better understand the dynamic interplay between the macro- and micro-social developments concerning religion that takes place in much of the contemporary world. 

Previous summer school topics were:
2007: Gender 
2008: Multiculturalism
2009: Religion and politics
2010: Religion and culture in a globalizing world (two-day conference)
2011: Religion and international relations

Monday, October 29, 2012

2nd Global Conference: Apocalypse: Imagining the End


2nd Global Conference
Apocalypse: Imagining the End

Wednesday 10th July - Friday 12th July 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Presentation
From Christian concept of the 'Apocalypse' to the Hindu notions of the Kali Yuga, visions of destruction and fantasies of the 'end times' have a long history. In the last few years, public media, especially in the West, have been suffused with images of the end times and afterward, from the zombie apocalypse (the AMC series The Walking Dead) to life after the collapse of civilization (the NBC series Revolution.) Several popular television series and video games (Deep Earth Bunker) are now based on preparing for and surviving the end of the world. Once a fringe activity, 'survivalism' has gone mainstream, and a growing industry supplies 'doomsday preppers' with all they need to the post-apocalyptic chaos. One purpose of the conference is to explore these ideas by situating them in context â€" psychological, historical, literary, cultural, political, and economic. The second aim of conference is to examine today's widespread fascination the apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic thought, and to understand its rising appeal across broad sections of contemporary society around the world.

This interdisciplinary project welcomes presentations from all disciplines and research areas, including anthropology, psychoanalysis, political economy, psychology, area studies, communal studies, environmental studies, history, sociology, religion, theology, and gender studies.

Presentations,papers, performances, reports, work-in-progress, workshops and pre-formed panels are invited on issues related to (but not limited to) the following themes:

- Decline, Collapse, Decay, Disease, Mass Death
- Survivalism and Doomsday Preppers
- Revolution
- Theories of Social Change
- Peak Oil, Resource Depletion, Global Warming, Economic Collapse
- The Second Coming/Millenarianism/Rapture
- The Hindu Kali Yuga
- Sex and Gender at the End of Time
- Ironic and/or Anti-Apocalyptic Thinking
- Utopia and Dystopia
- Intentional Communities as Communities of the End Times
- Selling the Apocalypse, Commodifying Disaster, and Marketing the End Times
- Death Tourism and Disaster Capitalism
- The Age of Terror
- Zombies, Vampires, and Werewolves in Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
- Disaster Fiction/Movies/Video Games
- History as Apocalypse
- Remembering and Reliving the Collapse of the Western Roman Empire

What to send:
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 8th February 2013. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 10th May 2013. 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, f) up to 10 keywords.
E-mails should be entitled: Apocalypse2 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

Charles W. Nuckolls: administrator@utahvalleycommons.com
Rob Fisher: apoc2@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.

Jobs @ GIFT

Applications are invited on contract basis for the following posts under various projects. Candidates satisfying the following qualifications may apply with detailed CV before 31 October 2012. The jobs involve travel all over Kerala except for data entry operators. Applications may be sent to narayanadel@yahoo.co.in

Research Associate (One Post)

Required Qualifications

a. MA in Economics with first class / M.Phil in Economics / PhD in Economics.
b. Five / two years experience in field Investigation and preparation of research/project reports
c. Ability to analyze quantitative data independently.
d. knowledge in statistical packages.
e. An understanding of Kerala Economy

Duration: Six Months
Emoluments: Consolidated Pay - Rs 30,000 per month

1. Research Analyst (One Post)

Required Qualifications

a. MSW/MA in sociology with I Class
b. Ten years experience in field Investigation / Development projects
c. Ability to analyze quantitative data independently.

Duration: Six Months
Emoluments: Consolidated Pay - Rs 30,000 per month

2. Data Analyst (Two posts)

Required Qualifications

a. MA in Economics OR M.Sc in Statistics
b. Ability to analyze quantitative data independently
c. Knowledge of statistical packages.

Duration: Six Months
Emoluments: Consolidated Pay - Rs 15,000 per month

3. Research Assistant (One Post)

Required Qualifications

a. MA in Economics OR M.Sc in Statistics
b. Experience of data analysis
c. Knowledge of statistical packages.

Duration: Six Months
Emoluments: Consolidated Pay - Rs 10,000 per month

4. Data Entry Operator (Six Posts)

Required Qualifications

a. Graduation
b. Experience in handling MS Word/MS Excel
c. Experience in Data entry
Duration: Six Months
Emoluments: Consolidated Pay - Rs 350 per day

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Prof. K.N. Raj Memorial National Fellowship Scheme @ RBI

http://rbidocs.rbi.org.in/rdocs/content/pdfs/PR635_DS151012.pdf

Call for Applications from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Call for Applications from the School of Economic and Business Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Applications are invited for three senior positions in Economics.

   - Applicants for the position of Professor are required to have a PhD in Economics, a substantial research and publication record, and substantial experience in teaching and postgraduate supervision. A professor is expected to take a leading role in promoting research in the school.

   - Applicants for the position of Associate Professor are required to have a PhD in Economics, a well-developed research and publication record, and experience in teaching and postgraduate supervision.

The School is particularly interested in applicants with research interests in the broad areas of economic history, econometric theory, energyeconomics, law and economics, international trade, mathematical economics,microeconomics (especially game theory and industrial organization),macroeconomics (especially growth and development), political economy, and public economics. Applicants should be able to teach a variety of topics in the core areas of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Experience in teaching econometrics and quantitative techniques will be an advantage.

The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg is one of the top universities in South Africa. For further information please visit our website at www.wits.ac.za. The School of Economic and Business Sciences is a large and diverse school, representing a number of disciplines. It is well resourced and offers a collegial environment with a relatively low teaching workload. For further information please visit our website at www.wits.ac.za/sebs.

*To Apply:*

Submit a covering letter together with a CV that includes the name, address and contact details (as well as e-mail addresses) of three referees, by registering your profile on the Wits i-Recruitment platform located at https://irec.wits.ac.za and submitting your application. Visit the School's website at: http://www.wits.ac.za/academic/clm/10738/pdm.html

Contact Person:

Velashka Martin,
Human Resources Manager,
Faculty of Commerce, Law &Management,
University of the Witwatersrand.

E-mail: Velashka.Martin@wits.ac.za

     
Closing Date: 30 October 2012


The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University. The University retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by candidates.

16th India Conference on Vedic Views on Man and Nature: Modern Context

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PhD @ IIT Kharagpur

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Post Doctoral Fellow @ IIT Kharagpur Last Date November 2, 2012

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Engaged Anthropology Workshop @ Manipal University, Manipal

What it is about:

This workshop at Manipal is the first part of a series of workshops on collaborative anthropology which is aimed at bringing together scholars from India, North America, Russia and Africa to discuss our current understandings of anthropology and questions of ethical pluralism, systems of inequality, and their relevance to social science research methods.

What it is for:

The goals of the workshop are to discuss methods of engaging with human groups and to share concepts learned from Indian contexts with scholars from other parts of the world. It is also an occasion to understand how the individual researcher's experience and interests contribute to the way the anthropological research community works.

Where: Manipal Center for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal

When: 28-30 October 2012

See you all there!

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Call for papers @ Cottage Reader

Call for Papers

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

for the upcoming Cottage Reader issue (December 2012–March 2013)

 

Articles are invited from prospective contributors for the December 2012–March 2013 issue of Cottage Reader. The articles can be poems, short stories, essays, interviews, reviews, commentaries and creative non-fictions.

 

Poems:

We will present at least 5 poems of every poet featured in an issue. Therefore, at least eight poems should be submitted for consideration to be published. The poems should be submitted as one single file (in MS Word format) attached to the cover letter, and every two poems should be separated by a Page Break.

 

Essays:

Cottage Reader leaves the theme open, but they should be critical or theoretical and should deal with issues in the areas of art, culture, literature and philosophy. We prefer an interdisciplinary treatment of topics.

 

There is no maximum word limit imposed on our contributors. We prefer long articles written with precision and concision.

 

Reviews and Commentaries:

Reviews should be of recent books in the areas of art, culture, literature and philosophy. Commentaries can be either on such books, or individual pieces of poems or essays which appeared recently in any books or magazines or most preferably in Cottage Reader itself.

 

Interviews:

They should be of authors or practitioners (established or rising) in the areas of art, culture, literature and philosophy.

 

All submissions should be made to cottagereader@live.com with appropriate subject lines:

 

1. Poetry: Submission: Poetry

2. Essay: Submission: Essay

3. Review: Submission: Review

4. Commentary: Submission: Commentary

5. Interview: Submission: Interview

6. Creative Non-fiction: Submission: Creative Non-fiction

 

Please visit our Submission page for more details. http://cottagereader.wordpress.com/submission/
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6th Global Conference: Forgiveness


6th Global Conference
Forgiveness

Saturday 6th July - Monday 8th July 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Presentations
Mahatma Gandhi said that 'the weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.' It is usually held that Forgiveness is a process (or the result of a process) that involves a change in emotion and attitude regarding an offender. Some scholars view this as an intentional and voluntary process, driven by a deliberate decision to forgive. The process results in decreased motivation to retaliate or maintain estrangement from an offender despite his or her actions, and requires a deliberate - or as Gandhi put it, 'strong' - letting go of negative emotions toward the offender. Theorists differ in the extent to which they believe forgiveness also implies replacing the negative emotions with positive attitudes including benevolence and compassion. There also differ on these questions: When, if ever, should hatred be overcome by sympathy or compassion? What are forgiveness and mercy and to what degree do they require - both conceptually and morally - the overcoming of certain passions and the motivation by other passions? If forgiveness and mercy indeed are moral virtues, what role, if any, should they play in the law?

This interdisciplinary conference project seeks to investigate and explore the nature, significance, and practices of forgiveness. Forgiveness raises a variety of questions that touch on a vast array of academic disciplines - anthropology, psychoanalysis, literature, history, philosophy, psychology, political economy, etc. In cases of significant transgressions, social tensions, and even international conflicts there are questions of what counts as forgiveness and how it moves from the level of individual to community, national and international relationships. This conference will examine full range of this complexity. To encourage innovative trans-disciplinary dialogues, we welcome papers from all disciplines, professions, and vocations.

Presentations, papers, performances, reports and workshops are invited on issues on or broadly related to any of the following themes:

1. Questions of Definition
- What is forgivenesss
- Are all definitions of forgiveness culturally relative? When or how is it possible to speak of it in universal terms?
- What sorts of behaviour require people to seek forgiveness?
- Who can grant forgiveness? Can there be meaningful third party forgiveness?
- Who benefits from forgiveness and how?
- Can forgiveness be required of someone? Can it ever be wrong to offer forgiveness?
- Can we forgive an ongoing evil?

2. Psychological Perspectives
- The emotional effect of victimization and the role forgiveness can play in either exacerbating or mitigating such feelings
- The nature of self-forgiveness
- Barriers to people's ability to forgive transgressors
- How a willingness (or unwillingness) to forgive can be a measure of self-worth or self-respect
- What happens after the forgiveness is granted?

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

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

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

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

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

What to send:
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 8th February 2013. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 10th May 2013. 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, f) up to 10 key words
E-mails should be entitled: FOR6 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:

Charles W. Nuckolls: administrator@utahvalleycommons.com
Rob Fisher: for6@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the Probing the Boundaries programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting. All papers accepted for and presented at this conference will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers maybe invited for development for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s)

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

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

6th Global Conference: Diasporas


6th Global Conference
Diasporas

Saturday 6th July - Monday 8th July 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Presentations
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.' Diaspora is a concept which is far from being definitional. Despite problems and limitations in terminology, this notion may be defined with issues attached to it for a more complete understanding. Such a term which may have its roots in Greek, is used customarily to apply to a historical phenomenon that has now passed to a period that usually supposes that diasporans are those who are settled forever in a country other than the one in which they were born and thus this term loses its dimension of irreversibility and of exile.

In order to increase our understanding of Diasporas and their impact on both the receiving countries and their respective homes left behind, key issues will be addressed related to Diaspora cultural expression and interests. In addition, the conference will address the questions: Do Diasporas continue to exist? How do they evolve? What is the footprint or limit of Diaspora? Is the global economy, media and policies sending different messages about diaspora to future generations?

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

Queering Diaspora
Diasporic identities and practices invariably position heterosexuality as central to the past (the imagined homeland) and the future survival of the diasporic community through implicit and explicit norms, traditions, and expectations. How do members of diasporic communities who identify with subordinated forms of sexuality such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or other queer identities negotiate hetero-normativity in their communities? Do questions of diasporic cultural and social survival heighten homophobia? Or conversely, are diasporic spaces more easily queered? We welcome papers that address how LGBTQ members negotiate sexuality and diasporic identities, and consider the implications for intersectional theories of diaspora.

Diaspora, Sex, and Gender
If heteronormativity can shape diasporic identities, so too can historical norms of patriarchal power and the practices and social infrastructure associated with them. How, for instance, are diasporas and diasporic communities complicit in the general social practices that buttress inequalities or abuses? Do differences between sexes produce different perspectives on what constitutes diasporic identity? Does this disparity result in the co-existence of competing diasporic identities or 'imaginaries' that are tied to sex and gender identity? Or, on the other hand, does diaspora offer opportunities for change or for alternate social performances of sex and gender to arise? Does the distance between the home/land left behind and the new home offer an opportunity to break with the past and with tradition? To what extent can we speak of 'gendered' diasporas?

Visible Diasporas
Cinema, television, youtube and other mass media, and the visual arts are instrumental in representing diaspora or making diaspora visible both to itself and to others beyond the diasporic community. In the case of cinema, the presence and impact of displaced / globalised populations of audiences, spectators and producers of new mainstream /Hollywood /Bollywood cinema are crucial to the emergence of this post-diasporic cinema, as these narratives from texts to screen constitute a fundamental challenge for the negotiation of complex diasporic issues. How does the visual language of these various media shape or define diaspora? Those presenting on this topic and whose papers focus on cinema and other visual narratives/media are encouraged to show short excerpts or clips from their primary texts or to provide handouts rather than simply to describe the visual media. Long, descriptive summaries of film, for instance, are discouraged.

Invisible Diasporas
While there are multiple ways in which diaspora is made visible, what are the ways in which diasporas are made invisible? How do diasporas escape the attention of, or are actively made invisible by, the global media the collective institutional consciousness of such bodies as state governments and organisations such as the United Nations, etc.? Are these diasporas invisible because of their relatively small size or because they exist within other diasporas or in the shadow of other, larger visible diasporas? Is their invisibilty the result of a lack of awareness or documentation? Ignorance and apathy? Or are they forced into silence and invisibility due to the exigencies of power? That is to say, is their visibility actively repressed? Or do these diasporas engage in making themselves strategically invisible as a kind of self-defensive cloaking or masking mechanism necessary to survival? Do discrimination, assimilationist ideology or other forces ensure that this takes place either actively or passively over the course of time?

e-Diasporas and Technology
Technology has changed the way we think about diaspora. The internet, youtube, email, skype, social media, etc. have produced what has become known as the virtual diaspora and has had a profound effect on the way that diasporic communities interact with 'home/land' and each other. When communication can take place in such an immediate way, distances are shrunk and the boundaries between 'here' and 'there' are problematised or made more porous if not actually erased. Such connectivity only intensifies the interstitiality or cross-border mobility of diasporans who are able to engage virtually in more than one social environment. In a discussion of so-called e-diasporas, questions of access, mobility, connectivity ultimately lead to questions of privilege. Who is able to connect and who is not? And how does technology and the connections it provides allow the diaspora to reshape 'home' from a distance and vice versa?

The Limits of Diaspora - Problematising 'Diaspora'
What are the 'limits' of diaspora? What is its 'footprint'? What are the inter-generational issues that cause diasporas to evolve over time, to move toward or away from assimilation in then mainstream culture of the present home? How and why do diasporas redefine themselves? In what ways does 'diaporic identity' perform a gate-keeping function that includes but also excludes? How are diasporic identities contested? What are some of the ways to identity and define the subject in changing political boundaries where cultural interactions are amplified? What are the processes of social formation and reformation of diasporas in an age of increasing globalisation? What are the circumstances that give diasporas a window of opportunity to redefine their social position in both the place of origin and the current place of residence? How do we 'problematise' or critique diaspora?

The Evolution of the Critical Language of Diaspora
This topic is related to the previous one but focuses more specifically on the discipline of diaspora studies itself. What new cross-'ethnoscapes' and cross-'ideoscapes' are emerging and what new methods can be used to theorise the web of forces that influences Diasporas? Rogers Brubaker posits the current phenomenon of a diaspora 'diaspora' or an increasing dispersal of the concept and the ways that diaspora is represented, understood, and theorised. Stephane Dufoix discusses the need to "go beyond 'diaspora' in the same way that Rogers Brubaker and Frederick Cooper have shown it is useful to go beyond 'identity'" (Diaspora. Berkeley: U of California P, 2008. 108). What is the current state of diaspora studies and what is the trajectory of its evolution? How does globalisation affect the ways in which we understand diaspora? In what ways are the realities of contemporary diasporas posing challenges to the critical language of the discipline? What's next?

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

What to Send:
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 8th February 2013. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 10th May 2013. 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, f) up to 10 keywords.
E-mails should be entitled: DIAS6 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). Please note that a Book of Abstracts is planned for the end of the year. 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

Ram Vemuri and Rob Fisher: dias6@inter-disciplinary.net
Jonathan Rollins: jrollins@arts.ryerson.ca

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. 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 of the conference, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/diversity-recognition/diasporas/call-for-papers/

Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.

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