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Workshop on

Theorising Space: Three Day National Conference on the Intersections of Space and Culture


Date 14 Dec 2017 to 16 Dec 2017
Coordinator Dr. Gigy J. Alex & Dr. Babitha Justin
Organized by Department of Humanities,
Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology in collaboration with Centre for Cultural Studies, University of Kerala and Littcrit
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Online Registration

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Last date for online registration 20th October 2017
ORGANISING INSTITUTION

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) functions as an autonomous body under the Department of Space, Govt of India. The Institute offers graduate, post-graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral programmes. Being a space science institute IIST strives to meet the R&D needs of the Indian Space Programme. The various Departments are Aerospace, Avionics, Chemistry, Earth and Space Sciences, Humanities, Physics, and Mathematics. For more details please visit iist.ac.in.

ORGANISING DEPARTMENT

The Department offers doctoral programmes in Economics, Sociology, English Language and Literature, and Management. It also offers a number of courses to the B. Tech. students also. Some of the courses include Communication Skills, Introduction to Economics, Macro Economy of India and the World, Visual Communication, Principles of Management System, Introduction to social Science and Ethics and Science Fiction..

Course Objectives

The National Conference will look at the intersectionalities that occur during the divergences of various readings of Space.The recent emergence of Space as a vital theme in the humanities speaks volumes about its intersection with our existence, geography, habitat, history, myths, culture, sexuality and gender, cultural readings, apprehensions, expectations, and many more abstract and concrete practices. Far from the idea of an empty area evoked by its traditional usage, the term Space, today, invites new ambiguities and possibilities: How are Spaces political in their engagement with epistemes? What ideologies beset the concealment of this engagement? Which forces design and construct the framework of any given Space? The three-day National Conference (14, 15 and 16 December 2017) will look at the recent divergences in various critical readings of Space with special focus on intersectionality. It aims to look at the praxis and theories that are involved by analyzing the underpinnings of the cultural imaginations of Space and enquiries into contemporary spatial practices.

The objectives of the workshop are the following:

  • INTERDISCIPLINARY SPACES
  • SPACE IN LITERATURE
  • SPACE AND CULTURE
  • SPACE AND EDUCATION
  • SPACE AND THE NATION
  • SPACE AND POWER
  • GENDER AND SPACE
  • REAL,VIRTUAL AND THE THIRD SPACES
  • SPACES OF VISION
  • COLONIAL AND POST COLONIAL SPACES
  • PERSONAL AND POLITICAL SPACE
  • SPACE IN FICTION AND NON-FICTION
Registration

Please mail the duly filled application form attached to gigyjalex@gmail.com or babithajustin@gmail.com

Number of Participants:

The number of participants will be limited to 100 (After Screening).

Dates to Remember
Last date of the receipt of mails for participation: 15th October 2017.
(All mails should be recommended and forwarded through the Head of the Department of the Institution).

How To Reach IIST

The campus is located at Valiamala, 18 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city, on the way to the famous hill resort of Ponmudi and is very well connected to Bangalore, Mumbai & Chennai by bus, train & air. The nearest airport is Trivandrum International airport-30 kms and the nearest railway station is Trivandrum Central (26kms). There are frequent buses from Thiruvanathapuram Central bus stand to Vithura or Ponmudi (Get down at ISRO Jn).

Target Audience

The workshop is open to research scholars and faculty from various affiliated Universities and Institutes all over India.

Corresponding Address

Dr. Babitha Justin (09447636677)
Dr. Gigy J. Alex (09446011903)

Assistant Professor
Department of Humanities,
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology,
Valiyamala P.O.
Thiruvananthapuram 695 547
Phone (Off): 0471-2568445