Course on ‘Researching the Contemporary’

The Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS, Delhi) invites applications for its two-month Course on ‘Researching the Contemporary’. This multidisciplinary teaching program will critically examine the formation of the contemporary and its multiple histories, ideologies, forms and affects. The following three courses offered this year will enable participants to familiarize themselves with concepts, theories and methods to critically understand and analyse the contemporary:

  • Decolonizing Theory
  • Research as Practice: Issues in Method
  • Urban Experience in the Global South

Apart from these full-length courses, special supplementary lectures will be organized to provide a sense of fullness. This intensive program will have compulsory readings of course materials and class room discussions. Participants are expected to make presentations and participate in a presentation workshop at the end of the course. A participation certificate will be awarded upon successful completion.

The course will be conducted over 8 weeks between 2 July and 31 August 2018. Classes will be held in CSDS seminar room on week-day afternoons, three days a week, from 2.30-5.30 pm.

Applications are invited from M.Phil./Ph.D. students as well as independent researchers. While applying please submit your C.V. and a 1000-word description of your research question/topic. The candidate must indicate the category (SC, ST, OBC, General) to which s/he belongs. Selected outstation participants shall be provided with round trip travel expenses (3-tier AC) and a stipend of INR 25,000.

Total number of seats: 40* including seats for SC and ST categories. Deadline: 6 May 2018
Applications may be sent to: teaching(@)
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* The number of seats is indicative and may increase or decrease depending upon the quality of applications.

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