International Conference 2009 ::: Rethinking Religion in India (RRI) II: Rethinking Secularism

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In January 2008, the first conference questioned the theoretical framework that is used for the study of religion and tradition in the Indian context. The second conference, which took place from 10 till 13 January in New Delhi, proceeded from the questions raised in the first: If the theoretical framework of religious studies is inadequate […]...

When:10 January, 2009 - 13 January, 2009
Focus Domain:Social sciences and humanities
Location:New Delhi, India

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CSLC Workshop on research methods and modes (III)

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This workshop took place in the framework of the building of the Centre for the Study of Local Cultures (CSLC) at Kuvempu University (Karnataka, India). The target audience included researchers and Graduate and Post-Graduate students from different Universities of Karnataka. These participants were selected from earlier workshops on the basis of their performance and quality of […]...

When:26 February, 2009 - 28 February, 2009
Focus Domain:Social sciences and humanities, Social sciences and humanities, Liveable Cities, School education, Social sciences and humanities
Location:Shankaraghatta, India

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Ghent Launch of the India Platform – 2008

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Inaugural evening of debate: “Collaboration between Europe and India: Is Culture a Barrier?” The debate explored the cultural potential of the new encounter between India and Europe. The participants in the debate were: Baron Ajit Shetty (Janssen Pharmaceutica, Johnson & Johnson); Dr. S.N. Balagangadhara (Director, India Platform UGent); Dr. Shankara Prasad (Inkroma e-Business Solutions). During […]...

When:6 October, 2008, 5:00 pm - 6 October, 2008, 8:00 pm
Focus Domain:Culture and management, Arts; traditions and heritage, Engineering, Health care, Liveable Cities, School education, Social sciences and humanities, Waste management, Higher Education
Location:Ghent, Belgium

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Meeting with Potential European Partners of the India Platform Ugent

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The representatives of European Universities were: Prof. Dr. Maya Burger, University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Prof. Dr. Gita Dharampal-Frick, University of Heidelberg, Germany; Prof. Dr. Daniel Dubuisson, CNRS, Université de Lille III, France; Dr. Martin Fárek, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic; Dr. Sidsel Hansson, SASNET, Lund University, Sweden; Prof. Dr. Galina Rousseva-Sokolova, Sofia University, Bulgaria; Dr. […]...

When:4 October, 2008 - 4 October, 2008
Focus Domain:Culture and management

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Participation of IP in the Belgian State Visit to India

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IP director Prof. Balagangadhara participated in the Belgian State Visit to Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai. He was part of the academic delegation. Five Memoranda of Understanding were signed during this visit, in the framework of the establishment of the Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities (ASHA) in Karnataka....

When:6 November, 2008 - 12 November, 2008
Focus Domain:Other

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International Conference 2008 ::: Rethinking Religion in India (RRI) I: Are there native religions in India?

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  The first conference of the five-year conference cluster took place in New Delhi, in January 2008. During the first conference, we realised that the need and urgency to develop an alternative theoretical framework for the study of the Indian traditions is acknowledged by many scholars of religious studies. More than anything else, we felt […]...

When:21 January, 2008 - 24 January, 2008
Focus Domain:Social sciences and humanities
Location:New Delhi, India

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Arivu lectures 2008-2010 (Outreach programme – 5 lectures)

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A series of open lectures aimed at a broad audience from the local region on the problems of caste/inequality and pluralism/conflict and the traditional ways of coping with these problems. Current problems and challenges in the social sciences. Friday, April 11th, 2008 Hind Swarajy and its relevance in contemporary period Thursday, November 13th, 2008 Dharmapal’s […]...

When:11 April, 2008 - 29 May, 2010
Focus Domain:Social sciences and humanities

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VLIR project: Development of a Centre for the Study of Local Cultures at Kuvempu University (2007-2012)

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Local partner: Kuvempu University, Shimoga, Karnataka The project aimed to reinvigorate social scientific research and education at a rural university located in a remote region of South India. Problems: Social science students and staff at Kuvempu University are prevented from developing research skills. The University fails to produce social scientific research on local cultural and […]...

When:1 October, 2007 - 1 October, 2011
Focus Domain:Social sciences and humanities

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