CSSS Events

Organised

Seminars/Conferences/Workshops

 

2012-13

  • International Conference on “Studying Social Sciences in the Era of Globalization”, CSSS, JNU, New Delhi, 30th March 2012 - 3rd April 2012.
  • Symposium on Visions of Modernity : Some Indian Perspectives in the International conference to celebrate CSSS 40th Year on “Sociology Matters: Challenges and Possibilities of Social Science Knowledge in Contemporary India, 19th December 2012.
  • International conference to celebrate CSSS 40th Year on “Sociology Matters: Challenges and Possibilities of Social Science Knowledge in Contemporary India, 18th -20th December 2012
  • Symposium on ‘Disability in Academia’ at International Conference onSociology Matters: Challenges and Possibilities of Social Science Knowledge in Contemporary India”, 19thDecember, 2012
  • Panel discussion on the book ‘My Father Balaiah A Dalit ( Auto) Biography’, 22nd March 2013
  • Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture, ‘Ambedkar as a Sociologist: Beyond Reductionism’ by Prof. P.G. Jogdand, Professor and Head Department of Sociology, University of Mumbai, 22nd March 2013
  • Lecture by Dr. (Des) Christos Varvantakis, Freie University, Berlin, Germany on Visual Anthropology: Ethics and Aesthetics of the Anthropological Image, 22nd January, 2013.
  • Workshop on Exploring Digital Media Worlds in New Delhi and Beyond, at JNU, New Delhi, 24th January 2013.
  • Workshop on Understanding and Doing Digital Media Research, New Delhi at JNU, 25th January 2013.

 

2013-14

  • “Terrains of Change: City, Citizenship and Inequalities in Emerging India”, JNU, New Delhi, 18th October, 2013.
  • Seminar on “Teaching Sociology, pedagogical Practices and Curriculum” at CSSS/SSS/JNU by CAS/CSSS, 14th March, 2014.
  • Workshop on “Social Concerns in Dalit literature: Engagements of English Literary Critics” 22nd April, 2013.
  • Symposium on “Constitution and Nation Building” organized by Ambedkar Chair, CSSS/SSS, JNU, 25th November, 2013.
  • National Seminar on “Dalit Studies: Continuities and Change” under the auspices Dr. Ambedkar Chair in Sociology, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 20th to 21st March, 2014.
  • The 11th Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture on ‘’Machinery of Democracy: Constitution, Representation, Literature” by Prof. Susie Tharu, former Prof. EFLU, 21st March, 2014.
  • Felicitation seminar in honour of Professor Dipankar Gupta on Terrains of Change: City, Citizenship and Emerging Inequalities in Contemporary India, 18th October 2013.

 

2014-15

  • International Conference on “Disability Studies in India: Reflections on Future” on 6th -7th Feb 2015.
  • Two-day National Seminar (Dr. Ambedkar Chair at Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru     University in collaboration with Prof. Anand Kumar) on India between Caste and Casteless-ness in the Era of Liberalisation, Privatisation and Globalisation (LPG) on 25-27 July 2014.
  • Two-day National Seminar on ‘Indian Society from the Margins’ (Dr. Ambedkar Chair, at Centre for the Study of Social Systems in association with the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences in honor of Prof. Nandu Ram on 18-19 March 2015.
  • Symposium on ‘Social Concerns in Dalit Literature’ (Dr. Ambedkar Chair at Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University), 13th February 2015.
  • The 12th Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture on the topic ‘Storytelling in the time of Hate: Deciphering Law(s) through Literature’ delivered by Professor Kalpana Kannabiran, Director, Council for Social Development, Hyderabad on 31st March 2015.
  • Lecture by Prof. Michael Herzfeld, Harvard University, in honour of Prof. Jain. March, 2015 (SSS-I Auditorium, JNU).

 

2015-16

  • Conference on “Quantum Physics and Madhyamika Philosophy”, JNU November 12& 13, 2015 Convention Centre.
  • International Conference on Scientification and Scientism in the Humanities, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, along with the Free University Berlin, University of Heidelberg and Manipal University, at the JNU convention Centre, New Delhi, India, 25-26 November. 
  • Seminar on “Patterns of Mobilizations, Dynamics of Power: Bihar Elections 2015”, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, JNU, 13 November 2015, (Partially funded by ICSSR Northern Region)
  • One-Day National Seminar on “Tribals and Constitutional Safeguards: The Question of Land-Rights in India” on the 31st March 2016.

 

2016-17

  • International conference on Global Capital and Social Difference: Global Studies and Local Frames, Global Studies Programme, at Jawaharlal Nehru University, October 6-7, 2016
  • National conference on Indian Cinema in the Global Village: Challenges and Possibilities", School of Social Systems, JNU. August 16-18, 2016
  • Workshop titled “Hamari Zubaan: The experiences of Students with Disabilities in Higher Educational institutions” organized on 20th March 2017.
  • Workshop on ‘Research Methodology’  organized on 30-31st March 2017

Visiting Fellows at CSSS

 

2016-17

Visiting fellows

  1. Dr. Claudia Lang, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Ludwig-Maximiliaus-University, Munich, Germany from August 1-10, 2016
  2. Dr. P. Sanal Mohan, Mahatma Gandhi University, Malloosoery, Kottayam from November 6-12, 2016
  3. Dr. Rabindra Ray, University of Delhi, from March 15-26, 2017
  4. Dr. Tor Halfdan Aase , University of Bergen, Norway, from March 15-23, 2017

 

Lectures by visiting fellows

  1. Dr. Claudia Lang, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, delivered a lecture on “The Making of an Epidemic : Depression Multiple and Global Mental Health in Kerala” on August 4, 2016
  2. Dr. Tor Halfdan Aase, University of Bergen, Norway, delivered a lecture on “ Climate Change and the Future of Himalayan Farming” on 16.03.2017.
  3. Dr. Rabindra Ray, Darjeeling, delivered a lecture on “ The Unity of Cultures and the Plurity of Civilisations: A Philosophical Anthropology perspective” on 24.03.2017.

 

2015-16

Visiting Fellows:

  1. Dr. Vijaylakshmi Brara, Centre for Manipur Studies, Manipur University, Imphal from 1st to 15th September 2015
  2. Prof. Ganesh Devy, Chair, People’s Linguistic Survey of India, Baroda,  as Visiting Fellow from 13th to 25th September 2015 
  3. Prof. Manas Ray, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Indian Council of Social Sciences Research, Kolkata, from 4th to 18th October 2015.
  4. Dr. Karin Polit, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany from 30th October to 8th November 2015.
  5. Dr. Aparna Devare, Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad as Visiting Fellows from 2nd to 6th November 2015
  6. Dr. Rakhee Kalita, Cotton College, Gauwhati, from 3rd to 15th February 2016.
  7. Dr. Felix Padel, Consultant Adviser, Gujarat Ecological Society, Senior Research Associate, Centre for World Environment History, Sussex University, UK, from 10th to 25th February 2016.
  8. Dr. Ramesh Bairy, Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, IIT Mumbai from 27th February to March 12, 2016.
  9. Dr. Sukanya Sarbadhikary, Presidency University, Department of Sociology, Kolkata from 8th to 14th March 2016.  
  10. Dr. Uddhab Pd. Pyakurel, Assistant Professor, School of Arts, Kathmandu University, Nepal from 22-31 March 2016.

 

Lectures Delivered By Visiting Fellows

  1. Dr. Vijaylakshmi Brara, Centre for Manipur Studies, Manipur University delivered a lecture on  “Reading Women Reading Indigenous” on September 3, 2015
  2. Prof. Manas Ray, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta delivered a lecture on “Gandhi: Antiliberal or a Departure within Liberalism?” on October 8, 2015.
  3. Aparna Devare, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad delivered a lecture on  “Exploring Modern Temporality, History and Beyond:  A Comparative Analysis of Giambattista Vico and Jyotiba Phule” on   November 2nd 2015
  4. Dr. Karin Polit, South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, Germany delivered a lecture on “Reproductive Technology, Gender and Bereavement in Germany” on November 5, 2015
  5. Prof. Felix Padel, Consultant Adviser, Gujarat Ecological Society, Senior Research Associate, Centre for World Environment History, Sussex University, UK, delivered a lecture on “Liberating Female-centric Forms of Knowledge and Action to Transform Society” on February 18, 2016.
  6. Dr. Ramesh Bairy, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay, Mumbai delivered a lecture on “The Impure Worlds of Caste Today: Thinking with AoC” on March 3, 2016.
  7. Dr. Sukanya Sarbadhikary, Presidency University, Kolkata, delivered a lecture on “The Body-Mind Challenge: Indian Religious thought and Problems of Translation” on March 10, 2016.

 

Distinguished Lectures Series:

  1. Prof. Ganesh Devy, Chair, People's Linguistic Survey of India, Bhasha Research & Publication Centre, Vadodara delivered the UGC -CAS Distinguished Lecture on 29 September 2015 on “Aphasia, The Future of Memory?” 

 

2014-15

Distinguished Lecture Series

  1. Prof. Vivek Chibber, New York University, “The Antinomies of Postcolonial Theory”, 24 July 2014.

 

Lectures Delivered by Visiting Fellows:

  1. Prof. John Harris, (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver), on What's Happened to the Rich Farmers? Political Economy of Indian Agriculture Revisited” on March 26, 2015.
  2. Prof. Carol Upadhya, (National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore), “ Speculating on Development:Transnational Circuits of Accumulation in Coastal Andhra” on March 17, 2015
  3. Dr. Sonam Wangchuk, (Founder, SECMOL (Students Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh), on “Making Sense of Education in High Himalayas...  and the World”,  on March 13, 2015.
  4. Prof. Chandan Kumar Sharma ,Tezpur University, Tezpur, “ Dams, Development  and Environment: Experiences from Northeast India” on March 12, 2015.
  5. Dr. Alito Siqueira, University of Goa, “Learning is Recovering: Towards a Pedagogy for Inclusion” on March 5, 2015.
  6. Prof. Roger Jeffery, (South Asia, University of Edinburgh), “Clinical Trials in South Asia: Building a Knowledge Society” on February 26, 2015.
  7. Prof. Avatthi Ramaiah, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Some Missing Interpretations of Caste,  on January 27, 2015
  8. Dr. Murphy Halliburton, Dept. of Anthropology, Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, Family, Work and Sneham: Explaining Recovery from Schizophrenia in Kerala, on August 7, 2014
  9. Dr. Pushpesh Kumar ,University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad), Religion, Modernity and Erotic Sensibilities, on August 21, 2014.
  10. Dr. Mahuya Bandyopadhyay, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Deviation and Limitations of (Prison) Ethnography: Reflections on Fieldwork in an Indian Prison, on August 28, 2014.
  11. Dr. Geeti Sen, Art Historian and Writer, Author of "Feminine Fables, Imaging the Indian Woman in Painting, Photography and Cinema"), Reclaiming the Body: Women's Narratives in Contemporary Art, on November 5, 2014. Wednesday),

 

2013-14

Visiting Fellows:

  1. Prof. Vinod Jairath, Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, 24-28 March 2014.  
  2. Dr. Anindita Chakrabarti, Department of Humanities and Social Science, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, 22-29 March 2014.
  3. Dr. Michele Friedner, National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow Massachusetts Institute of Technology Anthropology Department, USA, 17-21 March 2014.
  4. Prof. Sujata Patel, Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, 11-14 March 2014.
  5. Dr. Shubha Ranganathan, Department of Liberal Arts, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad , 2-7 March 2014.
  6. Prof. Frederic Vandenberghe, Institute of Social and Political Studies, Rio de Janeiro, 6-10 February 2014.
  7. Prof. Vineetha Menon, Department of Anthropology, Kannur University, Thalassery, Kerala, 28 January-6 February 2014
  8. Prof. Kushal Deb, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, 12-27 January 2014.
  9. Prof. Sanjay K. Roy, University of North Bengal, Darjeeling, 27 January to 11 February 2014.
  10. Dr James Staples, Anthropology, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, 25-30 July 2013.
  11. Professor Sheena Jain, Department of Sociology, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi, 18-28 November 2013
  12. Professor Anthony Heath, Professor of Sociology, University of Oxford, UK, 16-21 November 2013. 
  13. Prof. D.N Dhanagare, National Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shima, 20-30 October 2013.  

 

Lectures Delivered by Visiting Fellows:

  1. Dr. Anindita Chakrabarti, (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur)., delivered a lecture on” Religion as an Object of Sociological Research: Exploring the Conceptual and Methodological Terrain’ on 28th March 2014.
  2. Dr. Michele Friedner,(National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Anthropology Department, USA) delivered a lecture on New Disability Mobilities and Accessibilities in Urban India” on 21st March 2014.
  3. Prof. Sujata Patel, Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad delivered a lecture on “Modernity: Critical reflections from the History of Indian Sociology”, 13th March 2014.
  4. Dr. Shubha Ranganathan, Department of Liberal Arts, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad delivered a lecture on “Credibility Discourses in Temple Healing: Some Questions from Mahanubhav Shrines in Maharashtra, India”, 6th March 2014.
  5. Prof. Frederic Vandenberghe, Institute of Social and Political Studies, Rio de Janeiro, delivered a lecture on “What's Critical about Critical Realism?”, February 7th 2014 (Friday), 3 p.m.
  6. Prof. Sanjay K. Roy, University of North Bengal, Darjeeling delivered a lecture on “Identity Movement of the Adivasis in Dooars and Terai Regions of North Bengal: he SAGA of Alienation of Alienation, Autonomy and Integration’, February 6, 2014.
  7. Prof. Vineetha Menon, Kannur University, Kerala delivered a lecture on “Changing Practice of Anthropology: Quest for Relevance, Closer to Policy, and Epistemologically Challenged”, February 4, 2014.
  8. Prof. Kushal Deb, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai) delivered a lecture on “Post-colonial Urban Theories: A Critical Review”, January 28th, 2014.
  9. Prof. Sheena Jain, Department of Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia , delivered a lecture on “From Words to the World: Reading Bourdieu Today”, November 21st, 2013
  10. .Prof. D.N. Dhanagare , (National Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla delivered a lecture on “Debates and Discourses in Indian Sociology: The Lacking Tradition’, October 24th, 2013
  11. Prof. R. Indira, Department of Studies in Sociology, University of Mysore, delivered a lecture on “Eco-tourism in Western Ghats: Who Gains and Who Loses?, October 4, 2013
  12. Dr James Staples, Anthropology, Brunel University, Uxbridge delivered a lecture on, Philanthropy and disability in South India: Nuancing the ‘charity model’, 25th July 2013.

 

Distinguished Lecture Series

  1. Prof. John Hariss, Simon Fraser University delivered a lecture on “State of Injustice: The Indian State and Poverty”, February 5, 2014
  2. Prof. Anthony F. Heath, Professor Emeritus Nuffield College, Oxford University delivered a lecture on “Social Stratification in the Indian Diaspora”, 19th November 2013
  3. Prof. Vinod Jairath, Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad delivered a lecture on” A Case for De-sacralizing the Study of Muslim Societies”’ on 27th March 2014.

 

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