Monday, February 26, 2018
Friday, February 23, 2018
CfPs: Digital Humanities in India: Contestations, Connections and Collaborations (DHAI 2018) | 1-2 June, Indore
- Digital Pedagogy
- Digital Literacy
- New knowledge archives
- Cultural heritage work
- Digital genealogies
- The role of the Digital in Social justice in South Asia
- Panel proposals (150-200 word abstract). Panels will last for 90 minutes, and it is advisable that proposals allow sufficient time for the presentation of papers as well as discussion.
- Independent papers (100-150 word abstract). These will be allocated to suitable panels by the conference organizers.
Eugene Garfield: Brief Reflections
Abstract: Eugene Garfield ubiquitous presence in Scientometrics masks to some extent his influential contributions in diverse areas. Taking this as a premise for this study, the article attempts to trace Garfield's contributions in four key domains: In data analytics, in influencing scholars involved in the study of science as an epistemic practice and a knowledge product, his engagement with scholars in developing countries and in innovation & entrepreneurship. The article however provides only a glimpse of his deep engagement in the above domains. The study concludes by arguing for scientometrics to develop strong connect with the different strands of research in science studies and other cross-disciplinary areas which pioneer like Garfield undertook through his writings, developing social networks and creating knowledge products.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
CfPs: Conference on Role and Challenges of Women's Participation in Environment Sustainability and Innovation Policy | 22-23 March
- Women and Environmental Sustainability for Agriculture
- Women's Participation and Clean Cities
- Role of women and Energy Harvest
- Women and Environmental Sustainability for Innovation
- Local, National and Regional Impact of Development Projects on Women
- Women in Science, Technology and Innovation
- Sustainability and Women Participation
- Understand the connections between the natural environment, food production, energy choices and human health, as well as understand the pressures that are being placed on the global food system (i.e. population growth, lack of equity, climate change, resource depletion).
- Have a cross disciplinary understanding of the food system in order to provide broad expertise and contribute to innovation that meets the needs of industry and society.
- Build on society's knowledge about the food-environment-health nexus, and be able to critically evaluate government policies that relate to food production and health, as well as participate in policy debate.
- Be empowered to make informed decisions about technologies such as genetic modification as well as digital and remote sensing technologies in relation to food production systems.
- Students (all levels) and faculty from recognized academic and technical institutions.
- Executives, engineers and researchers from manufacturing, services and government organizations including R&D laboratories.
New Paper "Institutional Design and Occupational 'Opportunity': The case of shifting cultivators in Nagaland, Northeast India" | by A Saikia & S Bhaduri
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Call for Proposals: National Workshop on Mind, Consciousness and Beyond: Building on Vedantic Metaphysics | 6 March, New Delhi
- Holistic Health: Mind-body system, Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Wellness.
- Applied Sciences/Engineering: Agriculture, Construction, Materials, Chemistry.
- Mind-Psychology: Behavioral Science.
- Consciousness-Knowledge: Existence, Manifestation.
- Habitat Science: Architecture, Construction, Maintenance.
- Evolution: Emergence of Life, mind, intelligence, consciousness, Transcendence.
- Mathematics and Computation.
- Evolution: Emergence of Life, mind, intelligence, consciousness, Transcendence.
- Intelligence and Machine Intelligence.
- Methodology and Philosophy: World Views, Verification and Falsification.
- The ways in which writing places a sanction (permission and prohibition) on what we may understand, speak or say. (Inculcation)
- The ways in which we write our objects of research and how we put them into words. (Production)
- The ways in which writing determines the possibility for the recognition of knowledge as truth. (Dissemination)
- The abstract should be no more than 300 words.
- Please mention Reflections on Writing in the subject line of your email.
- Please make sure that the abstract is attached with the email in a word document, and is not in the body of the email.
- Please mention your name, contact information, and institutional affiliation (if any) clearly in the attached file.
- The deadline for the submission of the final paper is 18th April, 2018. The paper should not exceed a 2500-3000 word limit.
Call for Applications
2nd ECPR Standing Group Summer School on Democratic Innovations in Europe and in the EU
27-31 August 2018, Brussels (Belgium)
The weaknesses of representative democracy, the recurring problems in the process of political representation, and the partial failure of government accountability led to an increasing discontent of citizens towards political institutions and politicians. One solution to address this 'democratic malaise' has been the adoption of different democratic innovations (e.g. direct democracy, dialogue-oriented procedures) aiming to foster the effective inclusion of citizens in political decision-making. Over the last three decades democratic innovations gained momentum throughout the world both in terms of rules and use. This summer school seeks to provide students with a fuller understanding of democratic innovations. The courses follow a student-centred approach and will discuss in detail their effects on communities, structures, systems, policies and citizens' participation. It aims to identify and assess the benefits, disadvantages, functioning and challenges of democratic innovations in contemporary representative democracies. To achieve these objectives, the summer school will combine a broad array of theoretical approaches (made available to students in the reading package of every course) with methodological and empirical perspectives in every course (i.e. a hands-on approach). The sessions are divided in five days of teaching that alternate between the three major types of innovations: direct democracy, dialogue-oriented, and mixed. Students will be encouraged to actively participate in a series of applied exercises that will reveal the complexities of democratic innovations.
The summer school is primarily open to PhD students, research master students and master students from Political Science, Sociology, European Studies, International Relations or related areas. A limited number of practitioners may participate as well. The summer school will accommodate a maximum number of 25 participants.
Fee and costs:
Thanks to the support of the ECPR, the Standing Group on Democratic Innovations, and the organizing universities and partners, the registration fee amounts to only 100 € and covers accommodation, meals, coffee breaks, and all teaching activities in Brussels from Monday (27 August) till Friday (31 August). Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Brussels.
How to apply:
Interested applicants should fill in the form available at https://deminnov.wixsite.
Further information about the content, schedule and instructors is available at https://deminnov.wixsite.
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Dr. Marina Lindell, webmaster for the Standing Group on Democratic Innovations
Friday, February 16, 2018
Research Symposium on Digital Transitions in Cultural and Creative Industries in India | 27-28 February, New Delhi
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
- The participants must apply by 20th February, 2018 with (1) one page note on their interests and (2) how the course is relevant to their ongoing work.
- All applications to be electronically sent at saurlssummerschool[@]gmail.com
- Shortlisted participants will be informed by 28th February, 2018. The shortlisted candidates will have to submit a write up of around 2500-3000 words, which also make use of/reflect on/engage with the categories and concepts of the course. While writing their piece they must follow the stylistic details provided by the organisers by 25th March, 2018. The final list of shortlisted candidates will be released by 1st week of April. The candidates will work on the same write up informed by the discussions during the course and submit the final version at the end of the course at the venue.
- The organisers will bear the cost of the accommodation and fooding while the participants fulfilling the above process will also be provided partial travel support.
- Participation is open to people from all walks of life.
Monday, February 12, 2018
- Contributions on, but not limited to, the following general topics:
- Altmetrics & social media (theoretical foundations, validation studies, Data sources, etc.)
- Careers in science (Gender and diversity, careers outside academia, early career researcher experience, etc.)
- Indicators of Science and Technology (responsible use of indicators, societal impact of research, systemic and behavioral effects of indicators, etc.)
- Innovation (gendered innovations, public-private interactions, industrial R&D dynamics, etc.)
- Open Science (Open access, Open data, Open science and the academic reward system, etc.)
- Research evaluation (responsible research evaluation, methods in research evaluation, case studies, etc.)
- Research integrity (policies promoting research integrity and their effects, misconducts in scientific , publishing, studies of other types of misconduct in research, etc.)
- Special tracks (convenors and a brief description of the special tracks can be found in http://sti2018.cwts.nl)
- A closer look into corporate science and publishing
- Challenges in establishing macro-level effects of macro-level interventions
- Reproducibility in scientometrics
- Research assessments as participatory explorations on content, missions, methods and indicators
- Assessment of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) – beyond indicator development
- Studies in the sociology and history of the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities
- Scientific and technological novelty: impact and determinants
- Determining and steering research quality in practice: the institutional research perspective
- Open scholarship
- Public-private interactions in business innovation
- Challenges of social media data for bibliometrics
- Rethinking the research agenda on the internationalization of the scientific workforce
- Short paper (max 3,000 words) with a comprehensive description of a completed study
- Poster (max 1,000 words) with an abstract of the study
- Deadline for submissions: April 1, 2018
- Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2018
- Early-bird registration: June 15 – July 15, 2018
- Conference: September 12 - 14, 2018
Centre for Science & Technology Studies (CWTS)University LeidenPO Box 9052300 AX LEIDEN
Willem Einthoven BuildingKolffpad 12333 BN LeidenThe Netherlands
Sunday, February 11, 2018