Call for Participants | A Master Class with Professor Michael Curtin University of California, Santa Barbara

Centre for Cinema Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

 

Call for Participants

 

A Master Class with Professor Michael Curtin
University of California, Santa Barbara

 

Media Industries for Beginners: Tutorial and Discussion

May 2, 2018

 

In conjunction with a colloquium Media Industries in Global Frames: Craft, Collaboration and Competition (May 3-4, 2018) at Lingnan University, Hong Kong, we seek graduate students to enroll in a Master Class to share their research. This is a rare chance to meet a senior media industry scholar, Prof. Michael Curtin, and pitch a short digest to him, and to other young scholars. We invite people from universities with doctoral programs in Media studies, Film studies, Cultural studies, and related areas. It is a chance to meet up with like-minded people, join a circle and carry your project to a wider audience, in Hong Kong and the world. In following days, the colloquium will meet to discuss an array of questions and issues, some of which may illuminate your research methods, and subject matter. We encourage those in the Master Class to attend, and contribute to the Media Industries colloquium on 3-4 May.

 

Class size: 10-12 participants

Time and Date: 2-5 p.m., May 2, 2018

 

If you have research in progress on any of the following areas, we would like to hear from you.

–           Production ethnography: labor and working practices

–           Media law: competition, IP, tax, etc.

–           Industry structures

–           Policy and regulation

–           Co-production: theory and practice

–           Digital interventions

–           Methodology, historiographies

–           Festivals, fairs and markets

 

How to apply: Applicants should send a short paper of 1200-1500 words (double-spaced, in Times roman font, size 12) and a two-page C.V. to: Centre for Cinema Studies, Lingnan University via ccs@ln.edu.hk. Please outline your graduate-level research in media industries, identifying a specific problem you intend to share at this event.

Deadline for overseas applications: 15 February 2018

Deadline for local applications: 1 March 2018

Top papers from overseas applicants will each be awarded a small travel grant, to defray costs.

Colloquium: http://www.ln.edu.hk/ccs/events/coll2018/coll2018.php

Master Class: http://www.ln.edu.hk/ccs/events/mc2018/mc2018.php

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CALL FOR PAPERS – 2018 Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop

[UPDATE: The deadline for submissions to the 2018 Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop has been extended to Monday, January 15, 2018. We welcome submissions from all untenured professors, advanced graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars doing scholarly work in law and the humanities.]

Columbia Law School, the University of Southern California Center for Law, History & Culture, UCLA School of Law, Georgetown University Law School, Stanford Law School, and the University of Pennsylvania invite submissions for the annual meeting of the Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop, to be held at Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, California, on June 4 and 5, 2018.

PAPER COMPETITION:

The paper competition is open to untenured professors, advanced graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars in law and the humanities. In addition to drawing from numerous humanistic fields, we welcome critical, qualitative work in the social sciences. Based on anonymous evaluation by an interdisciplinary selection committee, between five and ten papers will be chosen for presentation at the June Workshop. At the Workshop, two senior scholars will comment on each paper. Commentators and other Workshop participants will be asked to focus specifically on the strengths and weaknesses of the selected scholarly projects, with respect to subject and methodology. The selected papers will then serve as the basis for a larger conversation among all the participants about the evolving standards by which we judge excellence and creativity in interdisciplinary scholarship, as well as about the nature of interdisciplinarity itself.

Papers must be works-in-progress that do not exceed 15,000 words in length (including footnotes/endnotes); most papers selected for inclusion in recent years have been at least 10,000 words long. An abstract of no more than 200 words must also be included with the paper submission. A dissertation chapter may be submitted, but we strongly suggest that it be edited so that it stands alone as a piece of work with its own integrity. A paper that has been submitted for publication is eligible for selection so long as it will not be in galley proofs or in print at the time of the Workshop; it is important that authors still be in a position at the time of the Workshop to consider comments they receive there and incorporate them as they think appropriate in their revisions. We ask that those submitting papers be careful to omit or redact any information in the body of the paper that might serve to identify them, as we adhere to an anonymous or “blind” selection process.

The selected papers will appear in a special issue of the Legal Scholarship Network; there is no other publication commitment. (We will accommodate the wishes of chosen authors who prefer not to have their paper posted publicly with us because of publication commitments to other journals.) The Workshop will pay the domestic travel and hotel expenses of authors whose papers are selected for presentation. For authors requiring airline travel from outside the United States, the Workshop will cover such travel expenses up to a maximum of $1000.

Submissions (in Word, no pdf files) will be accepted until January 15, 2018, and should be sent by e-mail to: juniorscholarsworkshop@sas.upenn.edu. Please be sure to include your name, institutional affiliation (if any), telephone and e-mail contact information in your covering email (not in the paper itself).

For more information, please send an email inquiry to juniorscholarsworkshop@sas.upenn.edu. To see selected papers from some of the previous years’ workshops, go to: http://www.law.columbia.edu/center_program/law_culture/lh_workshop.

Anne Dailey, University of Connecticut Law School

Katherine Franke, Columbia Law School
Sarah Barringer Gordon, University of Pennsylvania

Nan Goodman, University of Colorado
Ariela Gross, University of Southern California
Naomi Mezey, Georgetown University Law Center
Paul Saint-Amour, University of Pennsylvania

Hilary Schor, University of Southern California
Norman Spaulding, Stanford Law School

Clyde Spillenger, UCLA School of Law
Nomi Stolzenberg, University of Southern California

Martha Umphrey, Amherst College

Conveners
Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director
Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
Associate Professor of English
The University of Texas at Austin
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ICSSR Funded Workshop on: “Doing Ambedkarism Today: Issues of Caste, Gender, and Community” -19- 22 February 2018,CSSSC, Calcutta.

The Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC), is organizing a workshop on the above mentioned theme sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, for research orientation programmes intended exclusively for researchers from Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST) backgrounds, from 19-22 February 2018.

Concept Note on the Workshop

In a poll conducted in 2012, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar was voted as the greatest Indian. The inspiration for several Dalit and backward caste parties and movements across India, Ambedkar is seen as a political figure that is simultaneously divisive and unifying. Whether they subscribe to his ideals or not, all major parties are compelled to pay obeisance to this icon. Over the past few decades, excellent academic and theoretical contributions have been made regarding the study of Ambedkar’s thoughts. Yet, as it is with any great thinker, there is still a need to expand Ambedkar beyond conventional readings.

How do we read Ambedkar today? How would Ambedkar want himself to be read and applied today? What are the kinds of political forces which seek to appropriate Ambedkar now and why? What are the new trends and tactics of Dalit assertion? What are the critiques that Ambedkarism and feminism pose to each other? What stake do women have in the present debates on Ambedkarism? Does it make sense to talk about unity among oppressed groups in a caste order? How does Ambedkarism engage with the emergence of other identities and contestations? How do we understand the responses of the so-called upper-castes to Ambedkarite scholarship and politics? How do equations of nationalism, region, and language play today and how to make sense of these from an Ambedkarite perspective? Is conversion an option for those who want to reject the caste order? How can Ambedkarite perspectives inform our debates on counting castes and tribes and categorizing them? Can a capitalist economy provide adequate representation for the marginalized? Has modernity exhausted itself?

The workshop invites applications from students and researchers of SC/ST backgrounds who are currently enrolled in an M Phil or PhD programme or engaged in post-doctoral research. The proposals for papers are expected to address the broad theme the questions that are laid out in the concept note. The workshop is intended to give young researchers an opportunity to share their work with the faculty of the CSSSC and other established and upcoming scholars in the field. The morning session of each day will be devoted to presentations of academics each of which will address a specific topic of significant relevance to the theme, contributing to a critical understanding of Indian politics, society, and history. The afternoon sessions are for participant presentations on pre-circulated papers. Participants will be given twenty minutes for their papers, followed by an interactive session.

Travel & Assistance

CSSSC will bear the expenses of AC three-tier rail travel, accommodation (on twin sharing basis) and food in Calcutta for all selected candidates. Priority will be given to women applicants.

Those wishing to participate in the workshop may apply with their current CV, indicating their current academic affiliation, educational qualifications and mailing address and email IDs. Applications must include a summary (500 – 750 words in Word file doc, .docx, .rtf) of the paper they intend to present at the workshop. It is also compulsory to include a scanned copy of the community certificate clearly indicating the category of the participant, i.e. SC or ST.

Application forms for the workshop are available for download on the CSSSC website.

E-mail applications must reach the organizers latest by 31st December 2017 at: cssscworkshop2018@gmail.com

Selected participants will be contacted at the latest by mid-January 2018 and first drafts of papers are expected by 10 February 2018.

Fourth PhD Workshop at IIHS, Bangalore Campus.

The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) announces its annual PhD workshop, aimed at providing a dedicated space for PhD students to engage with IIHS faculty as well as faculty from around the world on a range of issues, from methodology and research design to multiple practices and publication. The workshop will be held on the 8, 9, and 10 of January 2018. This workshop will be the fourth iteration of the PhD workshop spread across three days and conducted at IIHS’ Bangalore City Campus. It will host participants from across a wide range of urban related disciplines. It is designed to assist participants to explore in-depth, and further fine-tune their ongoing research work.

To accommodate participants at different stages of their doctoral career, this year’s iteration of the workshop will have a common track as well as two specialised tracks that will focus on specific needs of participants. This includes early-stage scholars who are beginning work specifically around urban themed research, as well as later-stage scholars where the urban has been a main or subsidiary focus of their research. Each track will have a curated reader that includes state of the art literature especially on methods. Participants in ‘breakout’ sessions will be encouraged to utilise the IIHS library collections including access to online journals to compile literature particular to their research theme. The breakout sessions will also allow meeting IIHS faculty.

With a strong inter-disciplinary focus, IIHS aims at nurturing cutting-edge research that is focused on the challenges and opportunities of India’s urban transition. IIHS has one of the best urban libraries in Asia and cutting-edge technology with excellent world class facilities to aid the learning process. The IIHS’ Word Lab and Media Lab provide an opportunity to seek both technical support and explore new conceptual and representational possibilities.

Drawing on IIHS’ domestic and international partner networks, the workshop is designed to provide a dedicated space for scholars to expand on their work while interacting with eminent scholars in the field. IIHS’ philosophy in researching the urban emphasises inter-disciplinarily thinking, also to bridge theory and practice. IIHS faculty are involved in several urban management projects across India, apart from policy support to state and central government, international development agencies, and the UN.

The Commons: This will primarily involve engagement with eminent scholars in the field as they explore the possibilities of new methodologies and pedagogies in and around the issues of the urban. The sessions will include:

Introduction to multiple facets of the Urban Literature as part of a broader discussion on the mechanics of a literature review
Bridging Theory & Practice
Ethics
‘Crises and Counselling’: balancing home life with the PhD process
Track One: Discovering the field and the question

Forms of writing and generating tentative research questions
Organising field research: conceptual issues around the survey method, coding, thematic analysis; ethics as a situated issue; quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods; the extended case methods; constructivist and interpretive grounded theory; multi-sited ethnography; digital ethnographies; inter-disciplinary analysis
Track Two: Finalising their dissertation & academic and practice based futures

Organising the writing process: collating field material, the abstraction process, defining chapterisation
Re-discovering and re-engaging the research question
Publication and wider dissemination strategies
Preparing course modules for curriculum development: generating innovative pedagogies
Future careers post the PhD: The Job Talk; careers within and outside Academia
Application:
Please submit your applications by 15 December 2017 to research@iihs.ac.in. In your application packet please include the following:

Application Form (To be filled, downloaded and sent with application packet to the above email ID)
Curriculum Vitae
Sample of applicant Original Work (PDF or Word Document, not more than 8000 words)
Copyright for such Original Work will lie with the author. The applicant agrees that IIHS may, at the applicant’s request, help refine such original work further at the Workshop, if the applicant is selected for the same.

There are no charges associated with participating in the workshop. Selected participants will be responsible for accommodation and travel.

About the Indian Institute for Human Settlements:
The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) is a national education institution committed to the equitable, sustainable and efficient transformation of Indian settlements. More details about IIHS, its research, practice, and work can be found at iihs.co.in.

For more follow the link – http://iihs.co.in/phd-workshop-2018/

Call for Participants – A Master Class with Professor Michael Curtin

Centre for Cinema Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Call for Participants

A Master Class with Professor Michael Curtin
University of California, Santa Barbara

Media Industries for Beginners: Tutorial and Discussion
May 2, 2018

In conjunction with a colloquium Media Industries in Global Frames: Craft, Collaboration and Competition (May 3-4, 2018) at Lingnan University, Hong Kong, we seek graduate students to enroll in a Master Class to share their research. This is a rare chance to meet a senior media industry scholar, Prof. Michael Curtin, and pitch a short digest to him, and to other young scholars. We invite people from universities with doctoral programs in Media studies, Film studies, Cultural studies, and related areas. It is a chance to meet up with like-minded people, join a circle and carry your project to a wider audience, in Hong Kong and the world. In following days, the colloquium will meet to discuss an array of questions and issues, some of which may illuminate your research methods, and subject matter. We encourage those in the Master Class to attend, and contribute to the Media Industries colloquium on 3-4 May.

Class size: 10-12 participants
Time and Date: 2-5 p.m., May 2, 2018
If you have research in progress on any of the following areas, we would like to hear from you.
– Production ethnography: labor and working practices

– Media law: competition, IP, tax, etc.

– Industry structures

– Policy and regulation

– Co-production: theory and practice

– Digital interventions

– Methodology, historiographies

– Festivals, fairs and markets

How to apply: Applicants should send a short paper of 1200-1500 words (double-spaced, in Times roman font, size 12) and a two-page C.V. to: Centre for Cinema Studies, Lingnan University via ccs@ln.edu.hk. Please outline your graduate-level research in media industries, identifying a specific problem you intend to share at this event.
Deadline for overseas applications: 15 February 2018
Deadline for local applications: 1 March 2018
Top papers from overseas applicants will each be awarded a small travel grant, to defray costs.
Enquiry: Bill Lee, ys2lee@ln.edu.hk
Centre for Cinema Studies, Lingnan University; Tel: (852) 2616-7433

For more follow the pdf link – call-for-paper-CCS-Dec17

Yale Modern South Asia Workshop @ Ashoka University, India – July 9-10, 2018

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The Yale MACMILLAN CENTER and the South Asian Studies Council at Yale University hosts the Modern South Asia Workshop each year at Yale. However, to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Modern South Asia Workshop this workshop is being held at Ashoka University, a partner institution of Yale, in India on July, 9-10 2018.

The two day workshop will bring together the work of advanced graduate students and recent PhDs working on topics of current interest in modern South Asian Studies.
Who can apply? All those who are recent PhDs or working on their first book are encouraged to apply. Its open to all fields.

This is a great opportunity to have a focused discussion on the scholar’s work. Each participant has two faculty mentors reading and commenting on their work. The scholars who have participated in past workshops have really benefitted from the comments and the discussion. There is opportunity to cover travel expenses, accommodation and meals for the participants for the duration of the workshop.

Deadline: December 1, 2017 – To be submitted online.
For more information including past workshops please visit: http://msaw.southasia.macmillan.yale.edu
All Applications must be submitted online here: http://msaw.southasia.macmillan.yale.edu/call-papers-application

Selected candidates will be informed by February 15, 2018
Selected Candidates who will attend must submit their completed paper of 7000 words by March 15, 2018

Young Writers Art Workshop by the Raza Foundation

THE RAZA FOUNDATION
INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR
ROOP-AROOP-2018
(Young Art Writers Workshop)
Application Deadline: 20th December 2017

In continuation of the founder-artist, S.H Raza’s legacy, the Raza Foundation is happy to announce a Biennale of Art Criticism in the month of February 2018 for young practitioners in the field of visual arts. The practice of criticism involves making finer distinctions among like things, but also asking fundamental questions about art and life. The Roop-Aroop program hopes to provide to young art writers and critics, a grounding in the philosophical and historical bases of criticism not only in visual arts but also in classical dance and music in order to help cultivate new ways of seeing, and to provide sources that they can draw on from the other art practices. In addition to the core seminar headed and mentored by specialist in visual arts, the program will offer an array of specialists from classical arts with special emphasis on the history and future of abstraction.

The 2 year program is divided into three phases:
PHASE I: A 4-day workshop on Art Criticism: Ways of Seeing: February 18-21, 2018, New Delhi, India
PHASE II: A 2-day symposium on Abstraction in the Arts: July 2018, Mandla, India
PHASE III: An art exhibition: February 2019, New Delhi

The program is open to art writers, curators and art historians who write in English or/and Hindi between the age 25-35 years with at least a Master’s degree in Literature or visual art studies/criticism in Hindi or English.

Interested applicants may contact The Raza Foundation on razafoundation.delhi@gmail.com with the following details, before 20th of December 2017 for PHASE I of the program:
i) Bio-data with contact number and residence address.
ii) 2 writing samples between 1200-1800 words on art/artist/literature.
iii) One curatorial note on an exhibition/project curated by applicant in the last 2 years.
All these details need to be complied into one PDF file to be sent via e-mail only. No applications by post or in-hand delivery shall be accepted. The decision about the selection or otherwise by the Raza Foundation shall be final and binding on all sides.

PHASE-II of the program involves presentation of seminar papers in sessions headed by senior art practioners. All research papers and their abstracts would be surveyed by a Jury of senior writers, who will then choose one young writer/critic in Hindi and English respectively.

The Raza Foundation will provide an exhibition space in Delhi (PHASE III) to the Jury selected writer to curate an exhibition based on the paper. The Foundation shall also provide a panel of experts to the young curator to choose a mentor. The decision about the selection or otherwise by the Raza Foundation shall be final and binding on all sides.

Some selections of essays/research papers shall also be published in Samas or Aroop, the two journals of the Raza Foundation.

We look forward to your response,
Best Wishes,
The Raza Foundation Team