Archive for January, 2012

We are ready to host our very first summer camp at Sambhaavnaa Institute. We invite students to join us for a six week summer course (May 21 – June 30, 2012) at the SambhaavnaaInstitute that aims at providing students a fresh window/lens to viewing development, economics, society, policy and politics. Through 2 weeks of interactive sessions with activists, thinkers, academics and experts from various fields and four weeks of hands on field work with organisations committed to change, this course attempts to sharpen their skills for critical analysis of, and a overall perspective to, the challenges facing our country today.

The details about the program and application form are attached with this email. We request you to please share it with students who may benefit from it. The application deadline is March 10th, 2012. Please visit our website for more information about us.

Sandhya Gupta
Sambhaavnaa: The Institute of Public Policy & Politics
Kandbadi, Palampur
Dist. Kangra, Himachal Pradesh 176061

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26 Jan 2012

Sambhaavnaa Students Course

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Multiversity

The 2012 Learners Societies Unconference in taking place from February 28 to March 4, 2012 in Maharashtra State, India. Multiversity is one of the organisers. For full information and registration, please download the following documents and you may find it difficult to resist participating:

About the Conference

Registration Form

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20 Jan 2012

Learners Societies UnConference 2012

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Multiversity

The 40th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology will take place in Delhi, India, on Thursday, 16 February – Sunday, 19 February, 2012. Local host is the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. The theme of the congress is After Western Hegemony: Social Science and its Publics.

For more details including the programme, visit the website:

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16 Jan 2012

Conference: After Western Hegemony

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Multiversity

Decolonising the University: The Emerging Quest for Non-Eurocentric Paradigms
Editors: Claude Alvares & Shad Saleem Faruqi
2012 | Pages: 450 |Black & White | ISBN: 978-983-861-541-9
Price: RM50.00

This book of essays as a sequel to the “International Conference on Decolonising Our Universities” held in Penang, Malaysia from June 27 to 29, 2011. The Conference was jointly organised by Universiti Sains Malaysia and Citizens International in cooperation with the Higher Education Leadership Academy of the Malaysia Ministry of Higher Education.

At the Conference, speaker after speaker pointed out that education in Asia and Africa is too Westcentric. It blindly apes European universities, European curricula and European paradigms. The papers in this volume examine possible ways of overcominig this problem of intellectual enslavement in Asian and African citadels of learning.

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14 Jan 2012

“Decolonising the University” Published

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Multiversity


Call for papers.

We are pleased to inform you that the Department of History and Civilization, IIUM, with the collaboration of International Institute of Islamic Thoughts and Civilization (ISTAC) and the National Archives of Malaysia will be organizing the above programme at ISTAC, IIUM KL Campus on 17th-19th April 2012.

We are inviting you to contribute generously by sending abstract to the conference. You may send your paper in English, Arabic and Bahasa Melayu or Indonesia. We have an editorial board to look your abstracts and papers to make them publishable.

Kindly visit our website for further details:

Department of History and Civilization
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge
and Human Sciences

Please visit our New IIUM Website by clicking

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12 Jan 2012

New conference on decolonisation

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Multiversity