Friday, December 31, 2010
Indian Council of Social Science Research
(Ministry of Human Resource Development)
Sponsored Research Programmes
The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) invites proposals from research institutes/universities for research programmes in order to focus research on key thrust areas which are of high contemporary significance. Guidelines for submission of proposals for research programmes are given on ICSSR's website: www.icssr.org. The Council in its deliberations has suggested a few thrust areas, which could be considered for formulating the proposals. These are the following:
National Integration: Old and New Bearings
It aims at nurturing fresh theoretical and empirical reflection on the question of India's unity and diversity. The different levels and kinds of integration in India today will form the focus of this research programme across a variety of institutional spheres, social contexts and regional locales.
Imperialism: Old and New
The term imperialism has undergone changes several times in line with the change in actual circumstances. The changing perceptions about imperialism, as well as the changing contours of the world economy which have given rise to these changing perceptions, are both matters that deserve serious study and research.
Democracey: New Publics
A democratic social order reaquires a public, unified by a common civic identity, engaging in self-governance by making informed decisions. Democracies in the past have excluded certain populations from participation by blocking the public sphere to those sections and thereby excluding them from the scope of 'publics'.
Environment Social Ecology and Climate Change
Climate change, due to global warming, has become an important national concern. Its fallout on environment, social ecology and livelihood need serious attention. It threatens to deepen vulnerabilities, erode hard own gains and seriously undermine prospects of sustainable development.
Detailed note on the Themes may be seen at Appendix-A.
The above themes are suggestive and do not preclude submission of proposals on other themes considered relevant by the institutions. Proposals alongwith credentials of affiliating Institute may be submitted to the ICSSR by 31st December 2010.
Indian council of Social Social Science Research
(Ministry of Human Resource Development)
Guidelines for submission of proposals on Sponsored Research Programmes:
Proposal for Resarch Programme: Formulatin, Submission and General Conditions.
1) An institution/group of institutions interested in carrying out a programme of research on a given theme in which it has necessary facilities and expertise, may submit a proposal thereon to the ICSSR.
2) The institution shall suggest the name of the Programme Coordinator and other resource persons in the programme and furnish their curriculum vitae with major publications including research papers/articles published in peer reviewed journals. In addition, it shall provide information about the facilities and other expertise available at the host institute.
3) The proposal for the research programme should be self-contained and should cover the rationale for running a programme.
4) Detailed phasing of the activities with a schedule of delivery.
5) Brief outlines of specific studies to be carried out.
6) Duration of the research programme should not be more than three years.
7) Financial implication and phase-wise distribution of expenditure:
(a)personnel (the designatin and the pay structure to be specified, (b) Field Work, (c) Travel(including travel abroad where necessary), (d) Data processing, (e) Stationery, (f) Printing, (g) Books, Journals, Photocopies, etc. (h) Contingency, and (i) Overhead Charges (7.5% of the total project cost), (j) Any Other (to be specified with full justification).
The research programme will be supervised by a Co-ordinator/Co-0rdinating Committee, consisting of members of academic staff and others (whereas necessary) nominated by the institution. One of the members of this Committee shall be the Principal Co-ordinator. The research projects, under the programme, shall be directed by one or more members of the co-ordinating committee. Complete information about the co-ordinating committee, principal co-ordinator, and directors of individual projects should be given in the proposals.
Seven copies of the proposal alongwith a soft copy, should be submitted to the ICSSR by *31st December 2010.
On receipt of the report of the Committee appointed by the Research Committee of the ICSSR, the Council will make the final decision on the sanctin of any such programme.
Permission to transfer a research programme from one institution to another will ordinarily not be granted. Prior approval of the ICSSR would be needed for a change of the Principal Co-ordinator.
The ICSSR would hold an annual review of each research programme through a team of consultants appointed for the purpose.
The proposal, with all necessary details, may be sent to:
Director (Research Project)
Indian Council of Social Science Research
Post Box No. 10528
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg
JNU Insitutional Area
New Delhi – 110067
NOTE: Last date of submission of the proposal has been extended to 10th Jan.- 2011.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Second Annual Conference on Male Studies: Looking
Forward to Solutions
6 April 2011
New York, United States
Focus will be on the deteriorating status of boys
and men, and research and programs needed to
reverse the downward spiral, now affecting
virtually all aspects of the lives of boys and
men. History, science, anthropology, media and
Web address: http://www.malestudies.org
Sponsored by: Foundation for Male Studies
14th International Business Research Conference
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Abstracts and/or full papers relating to all areas
of Accounting, Banking, Finance, Economics,
Management and Marketing are invited for this
international conference supported by eight
journals and previously attended by more than 70
The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 27 March
Web address: http://www.worldbizconference.com
Sponsored by: World Business Institute
Trafficking - British Library Conference Centre,
BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!
Following on from the success of the first
Presidential event on Climate Change, the BSA
President, Professor John Brewer, proudly
announces the second of a series of Presidential
events (free to BSA members).
PEOPLE TRAFFICKING - This one day conference
will examine international migration,
immigration and people trafficking.
We are delighted that Robin Cohen, Director of
the International Migration Institute at the
University of Oxford, will be taking the lead
on this event and presenting International
Migration: then and now.
The conference programme includes the following
high-profile speakers who, being leaders in
their field, are sure to be thought-provoking
and invite lively debate:
--A welcome to the conference from BSA
President, Professor John Brewer.
--Professor Robin Cohen, IMI, University of
Oxford: International Migration: then and now.
--Dr Bridget Anderson, COMPAS, University of
Oxford: Ethics and Immigration Control.
--Professor Karen O'Reilly, Loughborough
University: Lifestyle Migration - the British
--Dr Vron Ware, The Open University: Soldiers
and Migrants - civil-military relations.
--Dr Nicola Mai, London Metropolitan
University: Sexuality, Gender and International
--Dr Danny Sriskandarajah, Director of the Royal
Commonwealth Society: Why we need a migration
BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!
Cost: FREE for BSA Members*; £25 for Non-
*Places for this event are allocated on a first
come, first served basis. Lunch and
refreshments are included. BSA Members can
attend this event free of charge (your 2011
subscription must be paid in advance of
registration). Non-Members of the BSA may also
attend this event for a registration fee of £25.
Sponsored by: British Sociological Association
national seminar on *Inclusive Growth in Agriculture* with emphasis on
employment.poverty and living conditionsof poor and marginalized sections
on 12th February,2011 with the financial assistance of the UGC The
empirical papers with an abstract [one page] are invited from the
academicians and subject experts on important elements of Inclusive
Growth in Agriculture for presentation at the seminar latest by 31stth
Papers can be submitted to the Seminar Director through e mail :
For further details please visit University website:http://www.osmania.ac.in
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Call For Papers
UGC-SAP (DRS-I) sponsored National Seminar on
"Prospects and Challenges for Rural Economic Development"
March 11-13, 2011
Department of Economics & Politics, Visva-Bharati,
Santiniketan, Birbhum, West Bengal
Department of Economics & Politics, Visva-Bharati is organizing a National Seminar on "Prospects and Challenges for Rural Economic Development" during March 11-13, 2011 under the SAP-DRS–I programme sponsored by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi. We invite abstract (500 words) or full paper in MS word format on the broad theme of the seminar. The papers must have an economic focus. In particular, we welcome papers from the following fields (the list is indicative, not exhaustive):
A. Reforms in the agricultural sector
B. Internal and external trade in agricultural commodities
C. Regional pattern of agricultural development
D. Price Policy and public distribution system
E. Spatial efficiency of agricultural markets
F. Employment, inequality and rural poverty
G. Inclusive growth
H. Rural livelihood security
I. Rural infrastructure credit and agro-processing
J. Irrigation and watershed management
K. Link between changing food baskets and production patterns
L. Climate change and agriculture
M. Sustainable development
N. Rural local governance
O. Conflict between agriculture and industry
P. Informal sector and rural development
Submission of Papers:
The paper stating the sub-themes under which the paper comes, contact address with telephone number and email address, and the institutional affiliation of the author(s) must reach the Seminar Committee at email@example.com. We encourage young researchers to submit and present their works. All accepted papers will be refereed and may be published in a conference volume.
The registration fee for the seminar is Rs.500.00. Limited travel subsidy may be
provided to the paper presenters. However, local hospitality will be made available by the organizers.
· Last date for receiving abstracts: January30, 2011
· Intimation of acceptance of abstracts: February 7, 2011
· The last date for receiving the full length papers: February 15, 2011
· Decision of full papers: February 22, 2011
Email for Correspondence:
Apurba Kumar Chattopadhyay
NOTE: The seminar will be followed by a workshop on "Rural Development" to be organized by the "Extension Committee" of the department.
Friday, December 17, 2010
20 to 23 October 2011
Baia Mare, Romania
We are celebrating 450 years since Francis Bacon's birth, and 100 years since William Golding's by launching an invitation to an interdisciplinary fathoming of the depths of the human attraction toward utopias and dystopias.
The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 1 March 2011.
Web address: http://baconandgolding.ubm.ro
Sponsored by: The North University, The Faculty of
Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
20 to 22 October 2011
University of Malaga, Spain
The Conference aims to explore the criticalnotion of the 'trace' and its applicability tocontemporary literature written in English. The turn to ethics and trauma studies in contemporary criticism has attracted much critical interest. However, little attention has been given to the concept of the 'trace' and the ways in which it engages questions of ethics, memory studies and trauma in contemporary literature. This Conference will address the renewed critical position of the 'trace', and foster discussion among scholars working in different fields. This Conference is part of a Research Project, funded by the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Ref. FFI2009- 09242).
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Prof. Pilar Hidalgo
(University of Málaga, Spain), Prof. Ann
Heilmann (University of Hull, UK), Prof. Roberta
Maierhofer (Graz Universität, Austria) and Prof.
Cora Kaplan (University of London – Southampton
We welcome 300-word abstracts, in English, on
any of the topics listed below:
1. The trace in recent critical theory
2. The trace in contemporary literary
engagements with the past
3. The trace in neo-Victorianism
4. The trace in literature and other arts and
fields of knowledge
To submit a proposal:
Proposals should be sent via electronic form at
The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 1 March
Energy Systems ~EuroPES 2011~
22 to 24 June 2011
The Tenth IASTED European Conference on Power and Energy Systems (EuroPES 2011) will serve as a major forum for international researchers and
professionals to present their latest research, results, and ideas in all areas of power and energy systems.
Prof. Perikles Bourkas
National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Prof. T. Korakianitis
University of London, UK
The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 15 January
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Indian university under the supervision/co-supervision of a faculty member of the Centre. Students from Universities which do not allow for co-supervision need not apply.
Fellowships are offered to students with interests falling within the areas of Centre's research:
* Democracy, polity, political and social theory
* Social change, development, alternatives and critiques
* Culture, state, civilization and society
* Gender, ethnicity, caste, identity, diversity and violence
* Media Studies and Urban Experience
* South Asian and East Asian Studies
While this is a broad list of theme areas, past fellowship holders have come from across academic disciplines.
Fellowship and facilities:
Fellowship offered consists of a monthly stipend of Rs.12,000 and a contingency grant of Rs.10,000 per annum along with library and office facilities, for the first two years and Rs. 14,000/- and a contingency of Rs. 20,500/- for the third year.
* Post-graduate degree in social sciences with at least 55 per cent marks.
* The applicant should be registered for PhD in an Indian University or
should be able to complete the registration formalities before 31 March
* Curriculum Vitae
* Names and addresses of two academic referees
* A statement of about 1500 words on the proposed research and
* A sample of candidate's written work.
Selection and Preference:
Short-listed candidates would be called for an interview. Preference will be given to women, disabled and those from the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and minority communities. Applications should be sent on plain paper, specifying: name, age, mailing address, contact number etc. to the Director, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, 29, Rajpur Road, Delhi 110 054. Applications sent by e-mail or fax will not be accepted. Those required to route applications through their employer may send advance copies in order to meet the deadline. The last date for the receipt of completed applications is 31 December 2010.
Enquiries: S. Jayasree Jayanthan, Administrative Officer, Telephone:
23942199, 23951190, 23971151. Fax: 23943450, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, December 9, 2010
The City: 2nd International Conference - Culture,
5 to 6 May 2011
Present your research at our second international
'The City' conference in the beautiful setting of
Vancouver. Proposals for papers and posters in all
disciplines that address the concept of The City
are welcome. Papers will be published.
Sponsored by: Interdisciplinary Themes.html
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
SIBR Conference on Interdisciplinary Business and Economics Research: Advancing Knowledge from Interdisciplinary Perspectives
16 to 18 June 2011, Bangkok, Thailand.
Organized by: Society of Interdisciplinary Business Research and Faculty of
Economics, Thammasat University.
**Special Announcement: Thanks to additional financial support from the SIBR
funding body, the organizing committee is pleased to announce that the
early-bird registration fee for the 2011 SIBR Conference has been reduced to
**Special Announcement: International Journal of Trade and Global Markets and
International Journal of Business Environment will publish special issues
featuring selected papers from the Conference.**
THEME: Advancing Knowledge from Interdisciplinary Perspectives: Past
Experience and Future Agenda.
PURPOSE: The SIBR conference brings together researchers from various business
and economics disciplines to share latest research findings and brainstorm new
research ideas across disciplines. The SIBR Conference is a unique forum for
researchers with cross-disciplinary interests to meet and interact with each
other. Research papers using theoretical, quantitative, qualitative, or
mixed-methods approaches are encouraged as are those using interdisciplinary
PUBLICATION: All papers/abstract accepted for the conference will be published
in the SSRN conference proceedings.
SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES: Please submit abstracts by email attachment to
email@example.com. The deadline is March 25th, 2011. Notification of
acceptance/rejection will be issued within 14 days of receiving the abstract.
Wednesday 20th July – Friday 22nd July 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary
conference project seeks to investigate and
explore the nature, significance, and practices of
forgiveness. Asking for or granting forgiveness
can often be a routine part of everyday life, but
the nature of forgiveness as a personal, social
and even international practice can be quite
complex. The acts of stating an apology and asking
for forgiveness have also become part of a
spectacle: moments of national significance to
break with past wrongs.
Forgiveness raises a wide variety of questions
that touch on a vast array of academic
disciplines. In cases of significant
transgressions, social tensions, and even
international conflicts the questions of what
counts as forgiveness and how it moves from the
level of individual to community, national and
international relationships. This conference
will look at the full range of this complexity. To
encourage innovative trans-disciplinary dialogues,
we warmly welcome papers from all
disciplines, professions and vocations.
Papers, presentations, reports and workshops are
invited on issues on or broadly related to any of
the following themes:
1. Questions of Definition
~ What is forgiveness?
~ What sorts of behaviour require people to seek
~ 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
~ How a willingness (or unwillingness) to forgive
can be a measure of self-worth or self-respect
~ Issues related to the psychological burden of
~ 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
~ 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
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
~ 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
- The relationship between forgiveness and
Papers on any other topic related to the theme
will also be considered.
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:
c) email address
d) title of abstract
e) body of abstract
E-mails should be entitled: FOR4 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:
Institute of Sociology,
Network Founder and Leader
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
For further details about the project please visit:
For further details about the conference please visit:
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