Events 2016

Events 2016

For ICAS:MP, its first full year of operation was quite an eventful one. The different Thematic Modules (TMs) have conducted a series of International and Internal Workshops, during 2016 altogether eleven. While most of them have been hosted by ICAS:MP’s partner institutes in Delhi (IEG and CSDS), two have also been hosted at ICAS’ third partner CSSSC (Kolkata), and two more at TISS Mumbai and at NLA in Noida. A podium discussion was organised during the bi-annual Historikertag in Germany at Hamburg.

Besides these public events, a total of eight post doctoral fellows have been appointed by the Thematic Modules. While the first fellow has already joined in February 2016, most of them joined in autumn. For allowing them to discuss their research with other faculty, in August to November a Series of Fellows’ Lectures was scheduled at IEG and CSDS.

Researcher and Team for Module 4 - Group Portrait

TM 4 (Normative Conflicts and Transformations) at their second workshop at CSDS (October 3/4th 2016)

Fellows 2016 -Group Portrait

ICAS:MP Fellows at IEG, autumn 2016



Workshops in 2016

TM 1  International Workshop

The City as a Site of the Political: Themes in Urban History, Infrastructure and Culture
Date: 15 – 16 December 2016
Location: Kolkata (CSSSC), with GHIL and ICAS:MP


TM 6/7  Interaugural Workshop    programme

Political Economy of Growth and Distribution

Date: 5 October 2016
Location: IEG, New Delhi


TM 4  Internal Workshop

Nature, Object, Subject: Semantics and Politics of Human-Nature-Relationships (with focus on natural resources)
Date: 3 – 4 October 2016
Location: CSDS, New Delhi


TM 5  Internal Workshop

Relating Gender: The Invocation of Culture

Date: 3 – 4 October 2016
Location: IEG, Delhi


TM 2  International Workshop
Between the State and the Site of Production: The Making of Informal Labour Relations
Date: 26 – 27 September 2016
Location: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India


TM 1  Podium Discussion at 51th German Historians’ Bi-Annual Conference (Deutscher Historikertag)
Minorities – Majorities – Mythologies: Competing »Truths« in the Construction of National Master Narratives in History Textbooks‘.
Date: 20 September  2016
Location: Hamburg Univ., Germany   (general info about Historikertag 2016)

For this event, module members Profs. Bhattacharya and Prof. Eckart Fuchs (repress. by PD Dr Steffen Sammler) and other speakers (Dr Bentrovato, Kape Town and Prof. Lindmark, Umea) had been invited.


TM 6/Parent Module (TRG)   (general info about TRG)

TRG Poverty and Education: Annual Internal Workshop
Date: 5-6 June 2016
Location: Goettingen, Germany


TM 1  Internal Workshop
Professional and Popular Histories: The Politics of Recognition
Date: 18 – 19 April 2016
Location: CSDS, Delhi


TM 3  Internal Workshop  (programme)

Other Citizens: Realignments of the People and the Political in the Long Twentieth Century (ICAS:MP – TM 3)

Date: 8 – 9 March 2016
Location: CSSSC (Kolkata)


TM 4  Internal Workshop   (programme)

Semantics of Inequality and Plurality and their Political Consequences
Date: 24 – 25 February 2016
Location: IEG, Delhi


TM 2 International Workshop
Chronologies of ‘Labour’: a Global Perspective
Date: 22 – 23 January 2016
Location: V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, Noida (UP)


Fellows Lecture Series


From August to November 2016, IEG and CSDS have hosted the ICAS:MP Fellows’ Lecture Series. During these events, all current ICAS:MP fellows presented their current research, and discussed it with faculty and guests at IEG and CDSC.


Venue: Institute of Economic Growth (A.M. Khusro Room); CSDS (Lecture Hall)

Date: Fridays, 10 am to 1 pm  (followed by snacks / lunch)


Date Speaker/s Research Project
August 26 Dr. Naveen Chander (TM 2)

(1.2. – 31.12.2016)

Displaced Destinies. Transformation of Working Class Lives in Contemporary Delhi
Dr. Teresa Segura Garcia  (TM 5)


Performing gender in princely educational spaces


September 2 Dr. Siddharth Sareen (TM 4)

(1.6. – 30.11.2016)

Governing the conflicted commons. Authorising resource access in the Indian tribal belt
Dr. Juhi Tyagi  (TM 4)

(1.6. – 30.11.2016):

Non-violence in violent movements: Impact on state governance
September 30




November 18

Dr. Iman Kumar Mitra (TM 1)

(1.6. – 16.8.2016)

Between Historiocity and Contextuality.

Bangiya Dhanabijnan Parishad and Vernacularisation of Economics in Early Twentieth Century Bengal

Dr. Elena Borghi  (TM 5)


Outline (in PDF)

Unaided by Men, They Will Discover their Own Strength. Women’s Associations and the formulation of new norms in late colonial India” (1917-1947)
November 18 Dr. Rukmini Barua (TM 2)


Outline (in PDF)

Intimacy and Dispossession: Working Lives in the Margins of Delhi






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