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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Conference on Imagined Horizons: Spatial Configurations of the Present, 5-7 March 2009 - University of Delhi

Department of Germanic and Romance Studies
University of Delhi, Delhi - 110007
Tel: 27666426, 27667725 Ext.1296
E-mail: /

This is a call for papers for a conference being organised by the Department in March 2009. The conference is planned as a concluding event to the year long course on the theme “Narrative Spaces” conducted by the Department for M.A. and M.Phil students. A conceptual outline for the seminar is given below.

Please send the title and a brief abstract (200-300 words) of your proposed paper by 15 December 2008. Each paper will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation. Given the shortage of resources, the Department is unable to offer travel fare. However, we would provide local hospitality in the University Guest House for outstation participants. A selection of papers of the conference will be subsequently published.

Imagined Horizons: Spatial Configurations of the Present
5-7 March 2009

The contemporary world is characterised among other things by a greater spatial integration and the consequences flowing from this phenomenon. In fact one could argue that much of our contemporary preoccupations are with problems and conflicts related to space - the manner in which it is produced, organised, controlled, inhabited, eroded, displaced. Spatial issues, as for instance mass migration, megacities, environmental degradation, border conflicts and geopolitics, influence significantly our lived experience as well as our mental conceptions. Outer space and cyberspace are additional spatial dimensions that fuel our perceptions of the present. Spatial transformations also mark the processes connecting the past to the present, the rural habitat to the urban milieu, the landscape to the cityscape, the periphery to the centre, the erstwhile colony to the 'third world' country / tourist attraction / war zone. Can then the study of spatial configurations, real or imagined, help us to understand the dynamics of the present?

Space is understood here not merely as place but as place inhabited and animated by a network of social relations and practices. In this sense the focus is not on space as a physical entity with quantitative properties but on topological space that draws attention to its qualitative properties, its constitutive elements, connections and convergences, continuities and discontinuities, which therefore
also incorporates the dimension of time, of change and of history. Central to such a notion of space has also to be the critical engagement with the spatial notions that inform colonial and imperialist discourses of the past and the present.

How is space in this sense, more specifically social space in the contemporary world, envisioned? How is it constructed in the so-called spatial disciplines, such as geography, and how in those with more temporal concerns, such as history? What forms does it take in the imagined spaces in literary texts, in works of art, in theatre and cinema? What are the poetics and politics of such spatial configurations?

The conference aims to bring together interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives on space as lived experience and imagined projections in literature, the arts, and film as well as in the social sciences. It wishes to explore whether and in what way such perspectives contribute to our understanding of the contemporary world.

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Gender & Society - A Short Term Course In Women's Studies - University of Delhi

University of Delhi



Thrust Areas : Women in Indian Society, Feminist Theory, Cultural & Historical Frameworks, Law, Political Participation

Duration : 21st October 2008 to 21st January 2009

Eligibility : B.A., B.Sc or B.Com with atleast 50% marks

Teaching :
Two classes per week till 22nd December 2008. Project Work thereafter

Selection of candidates will be done on the basis of an entrance examination followed by an interview. Interested Candidates may send their application on plain paper along with their CV latest by 19th September 2008 to the address given below:

Director, WOMEN’S STUDIES & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE, Academic Research Centre, II Floor, Patel Marg, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007. Tel: 27666669


List of Candidates to be called for Written Test 24th September 2008
Written Test 26th September 2008
List of Candidates to be called for Interview 7th October 2008
Interview 9th October 2008
Final List of Successful Candidates 14th October 2008
Date of Registration Till 16th October 2008
Commencement of the Course 21st October 2008

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Special Chance to students to clear reappear/compartments - PU, Chandigarh

Panjab University, Chandigarh

Special Chance to students to clear reappear/ compartments

At the culmination of Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, Panjab University , has decided to give one Special Chance to students to clear reappear/ compartments, in all the courses, as a gesture of goodwill. This chance will also be given to those students who have missed one paper due to medical/service exigencies in April, 2008 examinations. Each student would be given only one chance, which he/she can avail of either in September, 2008 or in April 2009 or in September, 2009. The candidates desirous of appearing in September, 2008 examination will have to submit the examination forms and the prescribed fee at least three days before commencement of examinations and they will have to appear only at Chandigarh Centre/s.

One Special chance for Improvement of Performance, admissible in the Concerned examinations, will also be given in April/May, 2009.

Students should visit the website link for detailed information on the subject.

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Admission Notice 2008 (Some Seats are lying vacant) at Department of Industrial Training & Vocational Education Haryana

Department of Industrial Training & Vocational Education Haryana

Admission Notice 2008
(Walk In Interview)

Some Seats are lying vacant due to any reason in Govt. ITIs / ITI(W)/ Private ITCs under Craftsmen Training Scheme under NCVT/SCVT.

Eligible candidates seeking admission may apply on the prescribed form in the prospectus. Prospectus/Admission Brochure with admission forms can be obtained from Principal ITI, on payment of Rs. 30/-. Admission will be made purely on merit on walk - in - counseling basis on the following dates in respective Institutes. In case of the all vacant seats will be filled up from general category by converting all the seats in to general pool.

(1) 18.09.2008 NCVT Trades:
Receipt of Admission Forms: 9.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
Display of merit list: 12.00 Noon to 2.00 PM
Admission: 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM

(2) 20.09.2008 SCVT Trades:
Receipt of Admission Forms: 9.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
Display of Merit list: 12.00 Noon to 2.00 PM
Admission: 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM

Prospectus / Admission Brochure with admission forms are also available on the Departmental website Prospectus / Admission brochure with admission forms downloaded from website must be accompanied with a sum of Rs. 30/- (in the shape of bank draft or cash payment) while submitting the form in the Institute.

Development Training
& Vocational Education Haryana
Phone: 0172-2701321, 2700330

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Convocation 2008 of Thapar University, Patiala

(Established under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956)
Formerly Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology

Convocation 2008

The 22nd Convocation of the University will be held on Monday, October 06, 2008. Shri Tarun Das, Chief Mentor, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has very kindly consented to be the Chief Guest. Students who have Graduated during the year 2008 are invited to receive Degrees in person. Participation in rehearsal on October 05, 2008 at 5.00 P.M is compulsory.

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