Events 2016 and 2017



Events 2016 and 2017

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.


TM 4 (Normative Conflicts and Transformations) at their second workshop at CSDS (October 3/4th 2016)
ICAS:MP Fellows at IEG, autumn 2016
Workshops in 2017

TM 1  Internal Workshop

Language, Region, Knowledge: Colonial Disciplines to Indian Social Sciences

Concept Note     Programme

Date: 4 – 5 May 2017
Location: IEG


TM 5  International Workshop

Gender Relations Revisited – Cross-Cultural Approaches to Violence and Agency in India and Germany 

Concept Note    Programme

Date: 8 – 9 June 2017
Location: Univ. of Wuerzburg


TM 6  International Workshop     Concept Note

(Re)Politicisation of central banks and central bank independence in post-crisis financialised capitalism: from “new normal” to “normalisation”?

Date: 8 – 9  June 2017
Location: Univ. of Erfurt (venue: Hotel Elefant, Weimar)


TM 5  International Workshop

Prevent, Protect, Participate. Women’s Roles in Peace and Security

call for papers

Date: 30. November – 1 December  2017
Location: Univ. of Wuerzburg


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)