Seminars/Conferences organised by the HSS

Date Title of the event Organiser Sponsor
7-9 December 2019 Engaging Science: Conversation Across Disciplines Dr. V. Rajesh & Dr. Parth Chauhan IISER Mohali and Indian National Science Academy (INSA)

Invited/Special Talk organised by the HSS

Date Title of the Talk Speaker
17 November 2023 History-writing, rewriting: The Relevance of the History We Have Studied Prof. Amar Farooqui, Professor (Retired) at the Department of History, University of Delhi.
10 November 2023 The Relevance of Caste in Census for Labour and Social History Dr. Sumeet Mhaskar, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, O. P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana.
6 November 2023 ‘Conservation refugees’ to partners: A brief story of India’s wildlife conservation Dr. Ambika Aiyadurai, Associate Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Gandhinagar.
11 October 2023 Academic Freedom, Academic Responsibility and Academic Justice Prof. Nandini Sundar, Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
9 October 2023 Critical Caste Theory: A Debate Beyond India Dr. Suraj Yengde, Associate, LM South Asia Institute, Harvard University, U.S.A.
6 October 2023 What is an argument and how to develop an argument in Academic Writing Dr. Arka Chattopadhyay, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Gandhinagar
1 September 2023 Divided Lives and Polluted Bodies: Casteplaining in Indian Universities Professor N. Sukumar, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi
14 August 2023 Stand up (comedy) and the phenomenology of teaching Dr. Joe Varghese Yeldho, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar
20 April 2023 Nationalism, Separatism and Cultural Assertions in Contemporary India Prof. G. Aloysius, Formerly Scholar-in-Residence, English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad
13 April 2023 The Equipment of Enclosure and the Artefact of Disclosure: Foregrounding Dr. Ambedkar’s Thought Dr. Dickens Leonard, Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi
28 March 2023 The Post First World War Popular Protests and the Making of Bombay’s Mill District Dr. Robert Rahman Raman, Centre of Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS), University of Göttingen.
28 February 2023 Transformation of medical services in colonial India: The case of Madras Presidency (1880-1935) Dr. Arnab Chakraborty, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Shanghai University
6 January 2023 Understanding Black Economy: Causes, Consequences and Remedies Prof. Arun Kumar, (Retired Professor, CESP, JNU New Delhi)
21 November 2022 Motherhood and Masculinities in Conflict Research: Storytelling and Aesthetics Dr. Amya Agarwal, Senior Researcher, Arnold Bergstraesser Institut at the University of Freiburg, Germany
15 November 2022 Gramsci and Historicism Prof. Sudipta Kaviraj, Professor, Columbia University, New York
11 November 2022 Data and privacy: Putting markets in (their) place Prof. Reetika Khera, Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi
19 October 2022 Changing Dynamics of Indian Democracy: Looking Beyond Elections Prof. Zoya Hasan, Professor Emerita, Centre for Political Studies, JNU
17 October 2022 Entangled Worlds: Transdisciplinarity in a (Post) Human Age Prof. Aditya Malik, Professor, Plaksha University, Mohali
26 August 2022 Technoscience and the Transhumanist Technocultural Imaginary Prof. Bijoy H. Boruah, Visiting Professor, IIT Jammu
9 June 2022 Periyar: A Study in Political Atheism Dr. Karthick Ram Manoharan, University of Wolverhampton
13 April 2022 New Education Policy, 2020 and the Future of Secular Education in India Dr. Meera Nanda, Historian of Science
1 April 2022 Secularism, Communalism and Indian Politics Today Prof. Achin Vanaik, Retired Professor of International Relations and former Head of Department of Political Science at the University of Delhi
25 March 2022 Genealogies of Science’s Dissident imagination Prof. Dhruv Raina, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science and Education, Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
28 February 2022 The Aryan Debate Revisited Prof. Thomas R. Trautmann, Professor Emeritus of History and Anthropology, University of Michigan
21 February 2022 What does it mean to be human? Biocapitalism and Disposable Lives in Fictional Narratives Dr. Manali Karmakar, VIT Chennai
15 February 2022 Dissent in Science Prof. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy, Visiting Professor, IIT Delhi & Prof. C.P. Rajendran, Adjunct Professor, NIAS Bangalore
11 February 2022 Understanding Tribal Development in India Prof. Virginius Xaxa, Visiting Professor, Institute of Human Development, Delhi
2 February 2022 Bureaucratic Archeology: State, Science, and Past in Postcolonial India Dr. Ashish Avikunthak, Associate Professor in Film/Media at Harrington School of Communication, University of Rhode Island
18 November 2021 Wind of change: the spread of a technological innovation and the onset of the Levallois method in the Levantine late Acheulian Tamar Rosenber-Yefet
16 November 2021 Interrogating Economy: Thinking Public Policy for India’s Labouring Poor Prof. Atul Sood
27 October 2021 Making Postcolonial Biologies: Tales from AnOther Enlightenment Prof. Banu Subramaniam
22 April 2021 Farm Bills and Current State of Indian Agriculture Prof. Pritam Singh
10 April 2021 Farm Bills and Current State of Indian Agriculture Prof. Prabhat Patnaik
5 April 2021 The Afflicted Fragile Self and Her Past: Exclusion, Body and Disease in Early India Prof. Aloka Parasher-Sen, HCU
27 March 2021 Farm Bills and Current State of Indian Agriculture Prof. Surinder Singh Jodhka, JNU & Dr. G. Vijay, HCU
25 March 2021 Age of Emotions, Crisis of Ethics Dr. Ajay Gudavarthy, Centre for Political Studies, JNU
24 March 2021 Farm Bills and Current State of Indian Agriculture Dr. Devinder Sharma
10 March 2021 Caste-distance, Affinities, and Anxieties in Indian Anthropometry, 1920-1960 Dr. Abha Sur, Women’s and Gender Studies, MIT
15 January 2021 Making Spaces for Nature: State, Science and Ecology in India Prof. Mahesh Rangarajan, Ashoka University, Sonepat