CHS organises a workshop on Modernity, Institutions and Education: Humanities, Technology and Science in a Globalized World

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Monday, 11 February 2019
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Monday, 11 February 2019
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CHS organises a workshop on Modernity, Institutions and Education: Humanities, Technology and Science in a Globalized World
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Centre for Historical Studies (CAS Programme) in collaboration with USIC and School of

Engineering, JNU


Cordially invite you to a workshop on

 

Modernity, Institutions and Education: Humanties, Technology and Science in a Globalized World

 

On 11 th  February 2019, 9:30 am, Lecture Hall 3, Convention Centre, JNU

 

Hans Joachim &John&Schellnhuber, a German Theoretical Physicist (one of 18 prominent international scientists to launch the Earth League) argued for a global interdisciplinary alliance of leading research institutes that focus on Earth system analysis and sustainability science, including economy.The 19 th  century revolutionised institutions, particularly in terms of technological education to ‘manage’ other institutions related to environment, law and order and general material progress. The dominant historical perspective on lack of Science and technology in India is that the colonial interregnum had an adverse impact on economy which left independent India too weak for investment in heavy technology and science (Roy MacLeod and Deepak Kumar (eds), Technology and the Raj: Western Technogy and Technical Transfers to India 1700-1947, Delhi: Sage, 1995).

The aim of this workshop is to engage in discussion around the all-pervasive and universal nature of scientific and technological institutions which cut across disciplines, i.e. Sciences, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Communications and Environment and Information Technology. This workshop seeks a new approach by opening up issues of social justice and social welfare to technology and sciences.  


Programme
Venue : Lecture Hall 3, Convention Centre, JNU
9:30 am : Opening remarks by CHS Chairperson,Director USIC,  Dean, School of Engineering, JNU


Introduction by conveners: Dr Jyoti Atwal and Prof Shatendra Sharma

09: 30 – 12:00

Prof Harish Naraindas (CSSS, JNU): Tropical Medicine in History
Dr Radha Gayathri (ERRU/CHS, JNU):  Medical Educations in India: A Brief History


Prof SK Sharma (USIC, SE, JNU): History of Technical Institutions in India
Ms Priya Salam (Research Scholar, CHS, JNU): History of the IITs in India.  

High Tea: 12:00 pm
12:30 -1:30

Special Indo- Irish Lecture: Prof Andrew J Deeks (President, University College
Dublin, Ireland) on Changes, Constants and Challenges in the Evolving
University (Chaired by Ambassador of Ireland, HE Ambassador Brian McElduff)
 
13:45 Vote of thanks by conveners
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