media, information, the contemporary

Contemporary Marginalities: History, Knowledge, Theory – Research Scholars’ Workshop

A capacity-building workshop (March 09-25, 2015) organised for research scholars by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi, and supported by the Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR).


This is an intensive two-week workshop for research scholars, aimed at the honing of research skills and creation of theoretical and methodological awareness. The workshop is oriented towards elaborating the general problematic of ‘margins and marginalities.’ The margins, for our purposes, constitute the vantage point from which to view and analyze a diverse set of historical and contemporary issues. Tentatively, we are planning to discuss the themes of knowledge, language, economy, democracy, religion, body, city, media and art.

The workshop will combine lectures by individual faculty from CSDS and/or invitees from other academic institutions in Delhi and intensive reading sessions of certain chosen texts.

Registered research students at the beginning to intermediate stages of their doctoral project and advanced MPhil students may apply. At the end of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to review their research proposals in the light of what they have learned.


Preference will be given to candidates from SC, ST and other marginalized groups. The full intake will comprise of thirty (30) participants, including a maximum of twenty (20) outstation candidates. Selected outstation candidates will be provided IIIrd AC return train fare and per diem to meet the expenses of stay in Delhi. Course materials will be made available to all selected candidates.

Those interested may apply to Jayasree Jayanthan ( with current CV, names of two referees and a research synopsis (max 2000 words) highlighting the main research question and methodological preference.

The last date for receiving applications is January 15, 2015.