The M.S. Merian – R. Tagore International Centre of Advanced Studies ‘Metamorphoses of the Political’ (ICAS:MP) is an Indo-German research collaboration of six Indian and German institutions funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) since 2015 as one of their Maria Sibylla Merian Centres.
Change of Directorship
Since 1 July, Professor Ravi Sundaram (CSDS, member of TM 7) and Srirupa Roy (CeMIS Göttingen, module coordinator of TM 3 and TM 7) have taken over the directorship of ICAS:MP from Professor Martin Fuchs (MWK Erfurt) and Professor Sanjay Kumar (CSDS).
Fellows Cohort 2021/2022
We have selected the next cohort of Fellows, most of whom will begin their fellowship in October. Because of the ongoing pandemic, we are unsure about the possibility of on-site fellowships this academic year too. Prof. Prem Poddar (TM 1), Dr Gayatri Rathore (TM 2) and Dr Michael Homberg (TM 7) started their fellowships virtually in July. We extend a warm welcome to our next cohort of Fellows and look forward to a successful collaboration.
Call for Applications (Cohort July 2022/June 2023)
ICAS:MP advertises multiple Short-Term Fellowships for the academic year July 2022-June 2023 [Closing date: 30 September 2021]
On 20 October 2020, Professor Faisal Devji (Oxford) gave a lecture on ‘The Childhood of Politics’, which was a part of our ‘Special Lecture’ series. Professor Mary E John (Former IAB Chairperson, TM 5 Member) was the discussant.
ICAS:MP launched a new series of virtual talks titled ‘ICAS:MP Dialogues’.
The kick-off was on 8 February 2021 with Charles Taylor, Hartmut Rosa and Rajeev Bhargava on the topic: Deep Diversity in Politics, Religion and Selfhood – And a Shared Sense of Belonging.