Punjab Research Group

Son Preference. Sex Selection, Gender and Culture in South Asia by Navtej K. Purewal

Posted in New Publications by Pippa on May 8, 2010

The preference for male children transcends many societies and cultures, making it an issue of local and global dimensions. While son preference is not a new phenomenon and has existed historically in many parts of Asia, its contemporary expressions illustrate the gendered outcomes of social power relations as they interact and intersect with culture, economy and technologies.

Son Preference brings together key debates on the subject of son preference by assessing existing work in the field and providing new insights through primary research. The book covers a broad range of social science discussions and draws upon textual and ethnographic material from India.
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Director of the Durham Faith and Globalisation Programme

Posted in Vacancies by Pippa on June 2, 2009

Durham University Theology and Religion/Social Sciences/Politics and International Affairs
Durham University seeks to appoint a fixed-term (for four years) research-active scholar, to commence on 1st October 2009, who will work as Director of a new teaching and research programme in Faith and Globalisation across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Medicine. S/he will develop, lead and coordinate a new interdisciplinary MA programme in Faith and Globalisation and an associated full programme of research seminars, collaborative research projects and related research activities. Depending on the specific area of research expertise, the appointee will primarily reside within either the Department of Theology and Religion, or the School of Government and International Affairs but with some accountability to both Department and School.

Further details: https://jobs.dur.ac.uk/default.asp

Closing date: 17 June 2009

Postdoctoral Fellow – Dept for Study of Religious Diversity

Posted in Research Fellowships by Pippa on June 2, 2009

The Department for the Study of Religious Diversity at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen is seeking Postdoctoral fellows to work in two research programs, comparative study of urban religious aspirations and globalization of religious networks. Excellent applications outside of these programs may also be considered. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Social Sciences, Religious Studies, or Asian Studies

The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the participation of women wherever they are underrepresented; therefore, applications from women are particularly welcome. Following its commitment to an equal opportunities employment policy, the Max Planck Society also especially encourages handicapped persons to submit their applications.

Applications and recommendation letters should be addressed to Professor Peter van der Veer and reach by 15 June 2009 at the

Further details: http://www.mmg.mpg.de/english/contemporaryIssues/JobOffers/postdocs-01_vanderveer/index.html

30 Research scholarships at Brunel Unviersity

Posted in PhD Studentship by Pippa on May 22, 2009

Brunel is pleased to announce the expansion of its research scholarship scheme for 2009 to fully fund up to 30 PhD studentships across the full range of academic disciplines.

The prestigious Isambard Scholarships will be awarded to Home/EU students who demonstrate the potential for research excellence. Successful applicants will join a thriving research community, with Brunel’s recent success in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise confirming its international research standing.

Closing date: 19 June 2009

http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/pg/funding/isambard#subjects

Call for Papers – XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology

Posted in Conferences by Pippa on May 16, 2009

11-17 July 2010
Gothenburg, Sweden
http://www.isa-sociology.org/congress2010/index.htm

Research Committee on Sociology of Religion RC22

Programme Coordinators
Adam Possamai, University of Western Sydney, Australia, a.possamai@uws.edu.au

Sinisa Zrinscak, University of Zagreb, Croatia, sinisa.zrinscak@zg.t-com.hr

Please send your proposed paper for any of these sessions (except sessions 3, 4, and 13) to the session chair(s) by the 31st of October 2009. Please include with your proposal, a title, a 100-200 words abstract, your name (family name first), your affiliation and your e-mail address. Do not send the same paper to more than one session.

PhD fellowship at the Faculty of Humanities under ‘Asian Dynamics Initiative’

Posted in PhD Studentship by Pippa on March 24, 2009

Applicants are invited to submit proposals for a three-year PhD fellowship under the Asian Dynamics Initiative (ADI) at the University of Copenhagen. The PhD fellow will be enrolled at the Faculty of Humanities´ Graduate School and employed at the Faculty of Humanities. The PhD fellow will be affiliated with the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies. Expected date of appointment is 1 September 2009.

The PhD fellow will also be affiliated with the Asian Dynamics Initiative, a new cross-faculty Asia focus at the University of Copenhagen. ADI aims at coordinating existing research and teaching on Asia as well as creating a common platform for interdisciplinary Asian studies. Seven research fields have been identified as anchor points for cutting edge research and teaching between the Social Sciences and the Humanities. The PhD project should relate to at least one of the designated research fields of the ADI which are:

1. Knowledge in transit
2. Security at global and local levels
3. Borders, territorialisation and regionalization
4. Belonging, citizenship and identities
5. Local responses to global challenges
6. The economics of the Asian challenge
7. Political institutions and culture

More information on ADI and the research fields at http://asiandynamics.ku.dk/english/

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Postdoctoral positions under ‘Asian Dynamics Initiative’, University of Copenhagen

Posted in Research Fellowships, Vacancies by Pippa on March 13, 2009

Faculty of Humanities & Faculty of Social Sciences

Applications are invited for 2 postdoctoral positions under the Asian Dynamics Initiative at the University of Copenhagen. One position will be based at the Faculty of Humanities, the other position at the Faculty of Social Sciences. The positions are 2-year appointments, but can be extended to 3 years, if the departments in question agree to finance one extra year. In that case, the employment will include teaching and completion of the teacher training programme (adjunktpædagogikum). Applicants are asked to contact the relevant department to settle the terms of employment prior to handing in the application. Expected date of appointment is 1 August 2009 or soon thereafter.

 

The Asian Dynamics Initiative (ADI) is a cross-faculty Asia focus at the University of Copenhagen. ADI aims at coordinating existing research and teaching on Asia as well as creating a common platform for interdisciplinary Asian studies.

Seven research fields have been identified as anchor points for cutting edge research and teaching between the Social Sciences and the Humanities. It is expected that the candidates have a research project that relates to at least one of the designated research fields of the ADI which are:

1. Knowledge in transit
2. Security at global and local levels
3. Borders, territorialisation and regionalization
4. Belonging, citizenship and identities
5. Local responses to global challenges
6. The economics of the Asian challenge
7. Political institutions and culture

 

The positions require a PhD degree or similar qualifications. The terms of employment and salary are subject to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on the employment of academics in state service.

 

Further information can be obtained from Marie Yoshida, Coordinator of ADI at marie.yoshida@nias.ku.dk

Application deadline is 15 April, 2009 at 12 noon CET.

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Full Professor, Modern South Asian Studies

Posted in News/Information, Vacancies by Pippa on February 3, 2009

Leiden University Faculty of the Humanities
Association of Universities in The Netherlands – VSNU
Closing date:
13 March 2009

 

Job description
The successful candidate will work within one or more disciplines in the Arts and Humanities, and/or Social and Political Sciences. He/she will conduct research and teaching on the South Asian subcontinent, with a demonstrable competency in one or more languages of the region. Modern should be interpreted as including (late) colonial as well as post-independence
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Requirements
Required education/skills:Doctorate
Eligible candidates will have: a PhD in South Asian Studies or a related subfield, with a strong disciplinary background; or, a PhD in a discipline in the Arts and Humanities or Social and Political Sciences, with a strong focus on the South Asian region. They will have proven ability to teach and do research in wider Asian Studies contexts. Candidates should have: outstanding research qualities manifested in a high-quality, internationally accessible research and publication record, preferably including the acquisition of project funding; outstanding educational talents and teaching experience; demonstrable management and administrative skills; a excellent command of English. If the successful candidate is not Dutch speaking, s/he will be supported to attain a practical working command of Dutch within two years of taking up the position.
Job type: Research / Advising
Workfield(s):  Teaching & Research(Scientific discipline: Language & Culture)

Additional Information
Additional information can be obtained through one of the following links:

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European Collaborative Research Projects (ECRP) in the social sciences

Posted in Funding opportunities, Research by Pippa on January 20, 2009

The European Science Foundation has published a Call for Proposals for the European Collaborative Research Projects (ECRP) scheme in the social sciences. The ECRP scheme supports responsive-mode, investigator-driven, international collaborative research in all fields of the social sciences in the countries of 21 participating funding organisations.

The ECRP scheme is designed to advance international research collaboration in the social sciences by facilitating academic cooperation and pooling of expertise in Europe and beyond. The scheme offers the opportunity to carry out investigator-driven multilateral projects on any topic in the social sciences which demonstrates suitability for international research collaboration. ECRP applications must involve research teams in a minimum of three participating countries. Projects need not be exclusively European in their focus, and the combination of countries in any project should be scientifically motivated by the nature of the proposed research.


For further information: http://www.esf.org/research-areas/social-sciences/grants-calls-applications.html

Launch of call: 13 January 2009

Deadline for submission of proposals: 12 March 2009, 16.00 CET

For inquiries on the ECRP scheme, please contact:

Ms. Sarah Moore, email: ecrp@esf.org

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Grant for postdoctoral positions in Sweden, Humanities and Social Science – The Swedish Research Council

Posted in Funding opportunities, Research Fellowships by Pippa on January 15, 2009

The grant will enable researchers with Swedish or non-Swedish doctorates (PhDs or equivalent) to work at Swedish higher education institutions or research establishments. The application form “Grant for postdoctoral positions in Sweden” should be used.

General conditions for the application:

Applications to the Swedish Research Council must be made entirely electronically, by means of an online form on the http://www.vr.se/.
Detailed technical instructions are provided with the online form. The application may be written in Swedish or English. The project title should be written in both Swedish and English. Note that the compulsory popular science description and the applicant’s address must be written in Swedish and the abstract must be written in English.

 

Applications to the Swedish Research Council for postdoctoral fellowship and grant for postdoctoral positions in Sweden that is to start during the last six months of 2009 must be received by the Swedish Research Council no later than 26 February 2009.

The applicant is responsible for submitting a complete application to the council. Technical support from the Swedish Research Council is provided for until 4 pm on 26 February 2009. Please, make certain to submit your application in time before 4 pm in case that you will need technical support. Appendix S with signatures must be received by the council no later than 3 March 2009.

 

For more and detailed information visit the website of the Swedish Research Council: http://www.vr.se/ or

http://www.vr.se/mainmenu/applyforgrants/callforproposals/grantsview.4.64a4ae3e1092b3475b6800063.html?resourceId=-1869&languageId=2

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Distinguished Visiting Fellowships 2009/10

Posted in News/Information, Research Fellowships by Pippa on January 7, 2009

Queen Mary Graduate School in the Humanities and Social Sciences
 
Applications are invited for up to eight Distinguished Visiting Fellowships. The Fellowships are intended to appeal to senior scholars from the UK or overseas who wish to spend a period, for the purposes of research, in one of the most stimulating intellectual environments in London. They have been created by the College in response to a substantial donation from the Westfield Trust to build on-campus residential accommodation specifically for this purpose. The accommodation, part of a new student village, opened in September 2004.
 
The Fellowships are attached to the Graduate School in the Humanities and Social Sciences, to which ten academic Schools and Departments contribute: the School of Languages, Linguistics & Film (Spanish, German, French, Russian, Linguistics, Film), English; Drama; History; Politics; Law; the Centre for Commercial Law Studies; Geography; Economics, and the Centre for Business Management.
 
Fellowships cover the period September to December 2009 or January to April 2010. Fellows may by arrangement and at their own cost extend residence over a longer period if they wish, subject to the availability of accommodation.
Each Fellow is expected to give a Fellow’s Lecture, to contribute to the seminar programme in a relevant Masters programme and to participate in the intellectual life of the Graduate School, the College more generally and the University of London.
 
Expressions of interest, accompanied by a brief curriculum vitae (max. 10 pages) and brief description of research to be undertaken should be sent in electronic format by 15 February 2009 to Linda Grant, Administrator, Graduate School in the Humanities and Social Sciences on l.grant@qmul.ac.uk.
 
Further particulars are available at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/hss.

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160 Postgraduate grants at the European University Institute

Posted in PhD Studentship by Pippa on December 18, 2008

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