Punjab Research Group

Full Professorship in State and Democracy in Modern India

Posted in Vacancies by Pippa on February 28, 2010

The Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS) at the Georg-August-University Gottingen /Germany invites applications for the position of a Full Professorship (salary scale W3) in State and Democracy in Modern India

The position is available for immediate appointment.
Applications are invited from internationally recognized candidates working in any field of political science or political sociology who have a demonstrated regional specialization in India or South Asia. This includes particularly candidates working on state formation, democratization and the political system in India in comparative perspective, with a view to broader questions of modern constitutional theory and reality. Candidates must have an interest in, and strong commitment to, inter-disciplinary research cooperation with the other departments of the newly created Centre for Modern Indian Studies (www.uni-goettingen.de/cemis).

Applications, including pertinent documentation (CV, list of publications, teaching and research track records etc.) are requested by 18 March 2010 and should be sent to the Dekanin der Sozialwissenschaftlichen Fakultt der Georg-August-Universitet Gottingen, Platz der Gttinger Sieben 3, D-37073 Gttingen, Germany), email: dekanat@sowi.uni-goettingen.de. For further information, please contact Prof. Matthias Koenig at mkoenig@gwdg.de.

Website: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/cemis

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Assistant Professorship in Islamic World or South Asian History

Posted in Vacancies by Pippa on February 28, 2010

The Department of History at Eastern Kentucky University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Islamic World or South Asian History to start August 15, 2010. Requirements include a Ph.D., by the time of appointment, in history or a closely related discipline from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized) institution. All applicants must apply at jobs.eku.edu (requisition #0607111). More information about the position is available on the site. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Website: https://jobs.eku.edu

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University of Warwick – Research Fellow x 3

Posted in Vacancies by Pippa on February 28, 2010

University of Warwick, Global History and Culture Centre; Europe’s Asian Centuries, Trading Eurasia, 1600-1830, Fixed Term Contract from October 2010 to March 2014, Ref: 70268-020

You will conduct research, mainly in the UK but also internationally, as part of the ERC-funded project Europe’s Asian Centuries, Trading Eurasia 1600-1830 under the direction of Professor Maxine Berg (University of Warwick). You will conduct research on topics relating to the long-distance trade between Asia and Europe in material goods and culture; write publications, and assist in organising a conference, small workshops, and some public events such as podcasts, lectures and a website
relating to the project.

You will cover one or more of the Dutch and Ostend East India Companies, the French East India Companies, and the Danish and Swedish East India Companies, and the private traders connected with these. Prior specialist expertise is not required, but competence will be expected in the relevant European languages.

You will have a first degree or equivalent; a PhD, or equivalent, in history or a related field and first-hand familiarity with historical research methods. You will also be expected, in collaboration with two Research Fellow colleagues, to create an undergraduate module that will be team-taught during the academic years 2011/12 and 2012/13.

For further details and an application form please visit our website below.
Closing date: 17 March 2010.
http://www.warwick.ac.uk/jobs

WHEN THE ‘WILD’ PROVED MORE EDUCATED By Majid Sheikh

Posted in Articles by Pippa on February 28, 2010

When the British conquered Lahore in 1849, Lord Dalhousie, the Governor General, declared that he would educate the “wild illiterate Punjabis” in a new system of Anglo-Vernacular education. When they started the East India Company Board was shocked by what already existed.

The board was amazed to find that the literacy rate in Lahore and its suburbs was over 80 per cent, and this was qualified by the description that this 80 per cent comprised of people who could write a letter. Today, in 2010, less than nine per cent can do this, while 38 per cent can sign their name, and, thus, are officially ‘literate’. If you happen to read Arnold Woolner’s book ‘History of Indigenous Education in the Punjab’ you will come across some amazing facts we today just do not know. To understand the situation it would interest scholars to go through the ‘A.C. Woolner Collection in the Punjab University Library. My review is a scant one. But studying other similar pieces provides a picture of the educational system as it existed in Lahore in 1849 when the British took over.
Read full article: http://watandost.blogspot.com/2010/02/when-wild-proved-more-educated-must.html

University of Aberdeen Global Empires Post-Graduate Research Project

Posted in PhD Studentship by Pippa on February 28, 2010

The post-graduate research project below may well be of interest

In recent years across a range of disciplines, empire has become a paradigm for rethinking a globalized world. In this context, the University of Aberdeen is pleased to advertise a number of Masters (fees
only) and Doctoral (fees and partial maintenance) Studentships within a broader interdisciplinary project on the ‘Ideas, Practices, and Impacts of Global Empires’. This brings together a supervisory team drawn from History, Anthropology, Hispanic Studies, International Relations, and the University’s museums. Within the project, we are interested in a number of themes: cross cultural encounters and collecting; material culture and visual representations of encounters; trade, migration, and empire; the ideologies of empires; and resistance and the ends of empires. Our areas of focus include: the British and American empires (especially Canada, the American South, South Asia, South Africa and the Antipodes); empires past and present in Latin America; Holy Roman Empire; modern German empires within and beyond Europe; Russia, especially Soviet Russia, including Russian informal empires; and competing imperialisms in East Asia. We invite applications from candidates with research interests (interdisciplinary or within the disciplines named above) touching one or more of these themes and areas.
See Further: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cass/graduate/funding/research/empires

Ram Sarup Aņkhi 1932-2010

Posted in Articles by Pippa on February 28, 2010

Ram Sarup Aņkhi, who has died aged 78, was a prolific Punjabi writer with 15 novels and eight story books and five collections of poems to his credit.
Aņkhi was Brahmin by caste but Sikh in appearance. He kept the Hindu name as is the custom in the Malwa region of East Punjab. Only a tiny minority of Brahmins converted to Sikhism and changed their names – Bhai Bhagwan Singh of Ghadar Party, Gyani Hira Singh Dard, SS Amol and Vidhata Singh Tir being the four most famous names amongst them.
Read full obituary by Amarjit Chandan: ram sarup ankhi

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Journal of English Language, Literature and Culture Studies

Posted in Academic Journals by Pippa on February 28, 2010

The Journal of English Language, Literature and Culture Studies is an annual multi-disciplinary refereed international journal. Unpublished research papers on any issue pertaining to the study of English Literature, Literatures in English, ELT, Translation Studies and Media & Cultural Studies and Book Reviews are invited for its first issue scheduled to come out in October, 2010.
Deadline for Submission: June 30, 2010
CONTACT ADDRESSES
Dr Vivek Sachdeva, Department of English
B.P.S. Women’s University, Haryana
Send your contributions by e-mail to: viveksachdeva09@gmail.com
See attached for full details:call for papers journal of english

Transnational Punjab Literature and Culture: Challenges and Opportunities

Posted in Conferences by Pippa on February 28, 2010

PostDoc: Dept of Asian Studies University of British Columbia

Posted in Research Fellowships by harjant on February 21, 2010

The Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia invites applications for up to 15 Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows, to begin 1 July 2010. These positions enable innovative and collaborative teaching between Fellows and outstanding UBC professors.  The program will help to launch the careers of new scholars showing early promise as excellent university teachers and researchers. Each Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow will have opportunities to interact with UBC colleagues on teaching and research, as well as to be part of a cohort of early-career scholars sharing methods and exchanging ideas for excellent teaching.

One of the new Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow positions has been allocated to the UBC Department of Asian Studies, which has strengths in a number of areas, including South Asian history, religion and literary culture (see www.asia.ubc.ca). The Department seeks applicants in the fields of Indo-Persian Literary Culture and/or South Asian Islam.

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows will be appointed for one year, beginning July 1, 2010, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year subject to approval from the Department and budgetary availability. Applicants will normally be within 3 years of being awarded the PhD. Successful candidates will teach three single-semester undergraduate courses or sections per year under the supervision of an experienced professor. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, evidence of teaching potential, a sample of written work, and a C.V. to:

Dr. Ross King, Head
Department of Asian Studies, UBC
Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
FAX: 604-822-8937
Email: jrpking@interchange.ubc.ca

Applicants should also have three confidential letters of reference sent to the address noted above.  Complete applications received by March 21 will be given priority; however, the position will remain open until filled. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All quality persons are encouraged to apply.

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Call for Papers: Immigration and Visual Culture

Posted in Film, Migration, New Publications by harjant on February 21, 2010

agency, an online, peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, invites submissions for a special issue on Immigration and Visual Culture. Technologies such as photography and film have played a crucial role in representing, constructing, and reifying the immigrant subject and immigrant experiences. Recent technological innovations, from YouTube and social networking sites to DVD and video downloading to surveillance technologies, have changed the ways in which immigrant subjectivities and experiences are constructed and disseminated.

agency invites submissions of essays examining the relationship between immigration and visual culture. How have immigrant subjectivities and experiences been represented and constructed by visual culture? How have immigrant subjectivities and experiences been transformed by technological innovations? In what ways does visual culture participate in the surveillance and regulation of immigrants and immigrations? What opportunities does visual culture provide for the articulation of immigrant identities or the resistance of dominant discourses of immigration?

agency is an interdisciplinary journal of the humanities and social sciences, and we will consider submissions working within or across any disciplines associated with the humanities and social sciences (and beyond). The ideal agency essay is scholarly and rigorous but also accessible and engagingly written.

Submissions should be 4000-5000 words and should be formatted in accordance with the seventh edition of the MLA Handbook.

The deadline for submissions is 1 May 2010. Please submit submissions via email to the editor, Dr. Douglas Ivison, at douglas.ivison@lakeheadu.ca.
agency is published by Lakehead University’s Advanced Institute for Globalization and Culture (http://theagency.lakeheadu.ca).

The Global South Scholar-In-Residence program

Posted in Research Fellowships by harjant on February 21, 2010
The Global South Scholar-In-Residence programme is a programme which aims at developing an intellectual exchange between academics from Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Graduate Institute’s faculty. Three candidates per semester will be selected to spend one semester at the Institute in order to take advantage of the programme to update their teaching curricula, participate in teaching courses, further their research projects and contribute to enriching the intellectual life of the Institute. Priority will be given to university teachers – with a preference for women and junior academics – who will seek to apply the benefits of their stay at the Institute upon returning to their own institution.

Conditions for application:
– PhD holder working as a university teacher;
– Specialization in one of the domains or disciplines of the Institute:
International Affairs, Development Studies, International Law, International Economics, International Relations, International History and Politics.

Candidates satisfying the above criteria are invited to send an application with:
– a letter of motivation indicating the semester the candidate is applying for;
– a work plan detailing the activities to be completed during the time at the Institute;
– a curriculum vitae and a list of published works;
– Two letters of recommendation.

Deadline for applications: 31 March 2010 for the Autumn Semester.

Global South Scholar-In-Residence Programme

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Director
PO Box 36
1211 Geneva 21
Switzerland
Email: in-residence@graduateinstitute.ch
Visit the website at http://graduateinstitute.ch/in-residence

Post Grad Research Project – University of Aberdeen Global Empires Post

Posted in Research Fellowships by harjant on February 21, 2010

In recent years across a range of disciplines, empire has become a paradigm for rethinking a globalized world. In this context, the University of Aberdeen is pleased to advertise a number of Masters (fees only) and Doctoral (fees and partial maintenance) Studentships within a broader interdisciplinary project on the ‘Ideas, Practices, and Impacts of Global Empires’. This brings together a supervisory team drawn from History, Anthropology, Hispanic Studies, International Relations, and the University’s museums. Within the project, we are interested in a number of themes: cross cultural encounters and collecting; material culture and visual representations of encounters; trade, migration, and empire; the ideologies of empires; and resistance and the ends of empires. Our areas of focus include: the British and American empires (especially Canada, the American South, South Asia, South Africa and the Antipodes); empires past and present in Latin America; Holy Roman Empire; modern German empires within and beyond Europe; Russia, especially Soviet Russia, including Russian informal empires; and competing imperialisms in East Asia. We invite applications from candidates with research interests (interdisciplinary or within the disciplines named above) touching one or more of these themes and areas.

Available studentships 2010-11:

3 x Home Fees PhD Studentships

2 x Research Preparation Masters Studentships

2011-12:

3 x Home Fees PhD Studentships

2 x Research Preparation Masters Studentships

In addition, the committee awarding studentships for the project will be able to allocate some funds towards maintenance.

Closing date: Friday 30 April

Code: RPAS2009NOV03

Please ensure that you quote this code on your application form under ‘Intended Source of Funding’ if you wish to be considered for funding under this research theme

For further details of the bid, and potential supervisors across the named disciplines, please visit:

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cass/graduate/funding/research/empires

Informal enquiries should be sent to a.dilley@abdn.ac.uk (Dr Andrew Dilley, Lecturer in History)

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