Contemporary Marginalities: History, Knowledge, Theory

CSDS invites application for Research Scholars’ workshop on ‘Contemporary Marginalities: History, Knowledge, Theory’ to be held at CSDS between 9-20 March 2015. It is a capacity-building workshop supported by the ICSSR. 

This was an intensive two-week workshop for research scholars, aimed at the honing of research skills and creation of theoretical and methodological awareness.  The workshop is oriented towards elaborating the general problematic of ‘margins and marginalities’.  The margins, for our purposes, constitute the vantage point from which to view and analyze a diverse set of historical and contemporary issues.  Tentatively, we are planning to discuss the themes of knowledge, language, economy, democracy, religion, body, city, media and art. 

The workshop combined lectures by individual faculty from CSDS and/or invitees from other academic institutions in Delhi and intensive reading sessions of certain chosen texts.  Registered research students at the beginning to intermediate stages of their doctoral project and advanced MPhil students may apply.  At the end of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to review their research proposals in the light of what they have learned.

Preference will be given to candidates from SC, ST  and other marginalized groups.  The full intake will comprise of thirty (30) participants, including a maximum of  twenty (20)  outstation candidates.  Selected outstation candidates will be provided IIIrd AC return train fare and per diem to meet the expenses of stay in Delhi.  Course materials will be made available to all selected candidates.

Those interested may apply to Jayasree Jayanthan (jaya(at) with current CV, names of two referees  and  a research synopsis (max 2000 words) highlighting the main research question and methodological preference.

The last date for receiving applications closed on 31 January 2015.