Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Round Table Conference Production and Dissemination of Knowledge in the Social Sciences: Contemporary concerns, April 10, 2013

Department of Sociology, Christ University, Bangalore
Report of the Round Table Conference on
Production and Dissemination of Knowledge in the Social Sciences: Contemporary concerns
held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Christ University and the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2012 to undertake joint research projects and provide a platform to enable the sharing of knowledge and expertise. As part of their collaborative engagements, a Round Table Conference on the ‘Production and Dissemination of Knowledge in the Social Sciences’ was held in Christ University campus on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. This Conference was aimed at uncovering and examining some of the areas of concern and challenges being faced by the social sciences today.
The Round Table Conference was planned to bring together academicians engaged in research and teaching in the different social sciences from institutions across Bangalore to discuss and deliberate on the sub themes given below.
  • Contemporary Research Trends in the Social Sciences: Areas and methods
  • Curriculum and Dissemination of Knowledge
  • Emerging Spaces for Social Sciences: Dilemmas and Challenges
The Conference had been planned in order to introduce the main areas for deliberation under the sub themes through discussion papers which touched upon important concerns and provided a launch pad for further deliberations by the respondents who responded from the perspectives of their parent disciplines of Sociology, Psychology, History, Economics, Political Science, English and Media Studies, and Social Work.

The Conference was attended by experts from numerous disciplines from Christ University and NIAS and saw fruitful discussions and deliberations around the main themes surrounding the production and dissemination of knowledge in the social sciences with special reference to the Indian context.

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