Workshop: Mainstream and the Margins

CSDS invites application for Research Scholars’ workshop on ‘Mainstream and the Margins: Theory, Practice and Methods’ to be held at CSDS between 1-10 February 2018. It is a capacity-building workshop supported by the ICSSR. This year’s workshop will address the broad theme of “Mainstream and Margins” in Indian society. Participants will engage a range of readings, seminar-style discussions, and special lectures, addressing: (i) inequality and inclusion, (ii) dissent and democracy (iii) vernacular modernities (iv) emergent histories (v) technologies and media forms and (vi) spaces and habitats and research methodologies and practices.

The instructors will be primarily from CSDS faculty.

Registered research students in the beginning to intermediate stages of their doctoral project, and advanced MPhil students may apply.  At the end, participants will have the opportunity to review their research proposals in light of what they have learnt during the workshop.

The workshop is primarily for SC/ST candidates but applicants from other categories may also apply.  All applicants should mention their caste/tribe category in the CV.

The CSDS is organizing a similar workshop for SC/ST Hindi medium students in March 2018. The advertisement for the workshop will follow shortly, therefore Hindi medium research students could apply separately. 

The workshop will admit thirty (30) participants, including a maximum of fifteen (15) outstation candidates. Outstation SC/ST candidates will be provided 3rd AC return train fare and a stipend of Rs. 15,000/- for the duration of the workshop.  Course materials will be made available to all selected candidates.

Those seeking admission should write to the CSDS Administrative Officer Ms Jayasree Jayanthan (jaya@csds.in) with an application letter, a current CV of no more than 3 pages, the names of 2 referees, and a synopsis (600-900 words) highlighting research questions and methodological framework. 

The last date for receiving applications closed on 7 January 2018.