Friday, March 29, 2013

CSDS invites applications for two-month Course on ‘Researching the Contemporary’

Two-month Course on 'Researching the Contemporary'
1 July - 31 August 2013
Venue: Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi

The Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) invites applications for its two-month Course on 'Researching the Contemporary'. This cross-disciplinary Course will critically examine the formation of the contemporary and its multiple histories, ideologies, forms and affects. The three courses offered will enable participants to familiarize themselves with concepts, theories and methods that help analyse the contemporary. These include:
  • Media and Historical Method
  • Religion and State in Modern Indian Thought
  • Reading, Writing and the Work of Theory - in lieu of 'Method'
This is an intensive Course with compulsory readings and class discussions. Course materials will be made available. Participants are expected to write research papers which they will share during the Course. A participation certificate will be awarded upon successful completion.
The Course will be conducted over 8 weeks between 1 July - 31 August 2013. Classes will be held at CSDS on week-day afternoons, Tuesday to Thursday, from 3-6 pm.

Applications are invited from M.Phil/Ph.D students as well as independent researchers. As part of your application please submit your C.V. and a 1000-word description of your research question/topic.

Selected out of station participants shall be provided with roundtrip travel expenses (3-tier AC) and a stipend of Rs. 20,000/-

Deadline: 30 April 2013.

Applications may be sent to:

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