Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Call for Proposals: National Workshop on Mind, Consciousness and Beyond: Building on Vedantic Metaphysics | 6 March, New Delhi
- Holistic Health: Mind-body system, Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Wellness.
- Applied Sciences/Engineering: Agriculture, Construction, Materials, Chemistry.
- Mind-Psychology: Behavioral Science.
- Consciousness-Knowledge: Existence, Manifestation.
- Habitat Science: Architecture, Construction, Maintenance.
- Evolution: Emergence of Life, mind, intelligence, consciousness, Transcendence.
- Mathematics and Computation.
- Evolution: Emergence of Life, mind, intelligence, consciousness, Transcendence.
- Intelligence and Machine Intelligence.
- Methodology and Philosophy: World Views, Verification and Falsification.
- The ways in which writing places a sanction (permission and prohibition) on what we may understand, speak or say. (Inculcation)
- The ways in which we write our objects of research and how we put them into words. (Production)
- The ways in which writing determines the possibility for the recognition of knowledge as truth. (Dissemination)
- The abstract should be no more than 300 words.
- Please mention Reflections on Writing in the subject line of your email.
- Please make sure that the abstract is attached with the email in a word document, and is not in the body of the email.
- Please mention your name, contact information, and institutional affiliation (if any) clearly in the attached file.
- The deadline for the submission of the final paper is 18th April, 2018. The paper should not exceed a 2500-3000 word limit.
Call for Applications
2nd ECPR Standing Group Summer School on Democratic Innovations in Europe and in the EU
27-31 August 2018, Brussels (Belgium)
The weaknesses of representative democracy, the recurring problems in the process of political representation, and the partial failure of government accountability led to an increasing discontent of citizens towards political institutions and politicians. One solution to address this 'democratic malaise' has been the adoption of different democratic innovations (e.g. direct democracy, dialogue-oriented procedures) aiming to foster the effective inclusion of citizens in political decision-making. Over the last three decades democratic innovations gained momentum throughout the world both in terms of rules and use. This summer school seeks to provide students with a fuller understanding of democratic innovations. The courses follow a student-centred approach and will discuss in detail their effects on communities, structures, systems, policies and citizens' participation. It aims to identify and assess the benefits, disadvantages, functioning and challenges of democratic innovations in contemporary representative democracies. To achieve these objectives, the summer school will combine a broad array of theoretical approaches (made available to students in the reading package of every course) with methodological and empirical perspectives in every course (i.e. a hands-on approach). The sessions are divided in five days of teaching that alternate between the three major types of innovations: direct democracy, dialogue-oriented, and mixed. Students will be encouraged to actively participate in a series of applied exercises that will reveal the complexities of democratic innovations.
The summer school is primarily open to PhD students, research master students and master students from Political Science, Sociology, European Studies, International Relations or related areas. A limited number of practitioners may participate as well. The summer school will accommodate a maximum number of 25 participants.
Fee and costs:
Thanks to the support of the ECPR, the Standing Group on Democratic Innovations, and the organizing universities and partners, the registration fee amounts to only 100 € and covers accommodation, meals, coffee breaks, and all teaching activities in Brussels from Monday (27 August) till Friday (31 August). Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Brussels.
How to apply:
Interested applicants should fill in the form available at https://deminnov.wixsite.
Further information about the content, schedule and instructors is available at https://deminnov.wixsite.
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Dr. Marina Lindell, webmaster for the Standing Group on Democratic Innovations
Friday, February 16, 2018
Research Symposium on Digital Transitions in Cultural and Creative Industries in India | 27-28 February, New Delhi
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
- The participants must apply by 20th February, 2018 with (1) one page note on their interests and (2) how the course is relevant to their ongoing work.
- All applications to be electronically sent at saurlssummerschool[@]gmail.com
- Shortlisted participants will be informed by 28th February, 2018. The shortlisted candidates will have to submit a write up of around 2500-3000 words, which also make use of/reflect on/engage with the categories and concepts of the course. While writing their piece they must follow the stylistic details provided by the organisers by 25th March, 2018. The final list of shortlisted candidates will be released by 1st week of April. The candidates will work on the same write up informed by the discussions during the course and submit the final version at the end of the course at the venue.
- The organisers will bear the cost of the accommodation and fooding while the participants fulfilling the above process will also be provided partial travel support.
- Participation is open to people from all walks of life.
Monday, February 12, 2018
- Contributions on, but not limited to, the following general topics:
- Altmetrics & social media (theoretical foundations, validation studies, Data sources, etc.)
- Careers in science (Gender and diversity, careers outside academia, early career researcher experience, etc.)
- Indicators of Science and Technology (responsible use of indicators, societal impact of research, systemic and behavioral effects of indicators, etc.)
- Innovation (gendered innovations, public-private interactions, industrial R&D dynamics, etc.)
- Open Science (Open access, Open data, Open science and the academic reward system, etc.)
- Research evaluation (responsible research evaluation, methods in research evaluation, case studies, etc.)
- Research integrity (policies promoting research integrity and their effects, misconducts in scientific , publishing, studies of other types of misconduct in research, etc.)
- Special tracks (convenors and a brief description of the special tracks can be found in http://sti2018.cwts.nl)
- A closer look into corporate science and publishing
- Challenges in establishing macro-level effects of macro-level interventions
- Reproducibility in scientometrics
- Research assessments as participatory explorations on content, missions, methods and indicators
- Assessment of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) – beyond indicator development
- Studies in the sociology and history of the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities
- Scientific and technological novelty: impact and determinants
- Determining and steering research quality in practice: the institutional research perspective
- Open scholarship
- Public-private interactions in business innovation
- Challenges of social media data for bibliometrics
- Rethinking the research agenda on the internationalization of the scientific workforce
- Short paper (max 3,000 words) with a comprehensive description of a completed study
- Poster (max 1,000 words) with an abstract of the study
- Deadline for submissions: April 1, 2018
- Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2018
- Early-bird registration: June 15 – July 15, 2018
- Conference: September 12 - 14, 2018
Centre for Science & Technology Studies (CWTS)University LeidenPO Box 9052300 AX LEIDEN
Willem Einthoven BuildingKolffpad 12333 BN LeidenThe Netherlands
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Listen to Audio Record of CSSP Talk "Citizen Science: Stopgap Research or the Way Forward", delivered by Asani Bhaduri, DU
Centre for Studies in Science Policy
School of Social Sciences, JNU
Invited you to a Talk on
Citizen Science: Stopgap Research or the Way Forward
Dr Asani Bhaduri (Assistant Professor, Cluster Innovation Centre, University of Delhi)
Held on Wednesday, 7th February 2018 at CSSP, SSS-1, JNU
Abstract: Citizen Science (CS) projects have created more than a buzz in the past few years, especially in the world of web. Is CS the future of Science or a part of the milieu or complete waste of time? This presentation will deal with some of these aspects citing examples from different fields. A special emphasize on Citizen Science projects of India and how Social Citizen Science can emerge as a new field.
About the Speaker: Dr. Asani Bhaduri is an Assistant Professor, at the Cluster Innovation Centre, in University of Delhi. He was awarded PhD in microbiology from Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) and University of Delhi in 2014. In his own words he describes himself as an "impact-free researcher, non-directional traveller, practice-skipping violinist, SLR-less photographer, discerning Omni-reader, forgetful phytologist, benign birder, penniless numismatist, philanthropic philatelist, poorest art-collector, grown-up toy-accumulator, long short(e)mail writer, contradictory agnostic, and pessimistic humanist".
ICSSR Sponsored 7-Days Workshop on "Researching Subalternity in Social Sciences and Humanities" | 19-26 March, Tezpur University, Assam