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The major thread of this 2019 edition will be to address issues at the interface between Heritage, Communities, and Sustainability through the lens of social sciences, with different thematic focus, scales of interpretation, theoretical questioning and methodological frameworks, and in interaction with various stakeholders. Heritage, Community, Sustainability as distinct and overlapping interdisciplinary fields of research intersect in a number of disciplines of science. These concepts in general, suggest a preoccupation with memory, preservation and modes of expression of the people. Interrogating heritage, along with communities, while engaging with visions of sustainability, is a way to engage with the possibility of creating “living” archives. And in it lies the hope to create renewed relationship between science and society. Continue reading Call for participants – Heritage, communities, sustainability (Winter School 2019)
Indo-French social sciences programme held at PU
“The 5-day event dealt with various topics concerning labour and development
The recently-concluded fourth edition of the Social Sciences Winter School, an exercise in Indo-French academic collaboration held at the Pondicherry University, discussed a gamut of issues relating to societal challenges at the intersection of labour and development.
The five-day training programme was co-hosted by the Pondicherry University Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, School of Social Sciences and International Studies and the French Institute of Pondicherry. Prof. Gurmeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor of Pondicherry University, and Catherine Suard, the French Consul General in Puducherry opened the winter school.”
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Senthil Babu D. is a Historian with the Department of Social Sciences, French Institute of Pondicherry. His research is oriented towards the historical and contemporary relationship between knowledge practices and labour in India, and his work on the social history of mathematical practices in early modern and colonial south India will be published soon. He has also been working on the history of the Kaveri deltaic region and the Coramandel Coast with particular attention towards the dynamics of nature, knowledge and labour in the histories of these landscapes. The interaction between these avowedly distinct spheres in history and contemporary politics needs to be reoriented to address the concerns of working lives, and he is currently engaged in developing these concerns into a research programme at the French Institute of Pondicherry.
The training will run through five consecutive days and will be articulated around two poles: the plenary sessions and the methodological-disciplinary workshops, as detailed below.