activities include organizing lectures to enable the fellows of the Centre and
the general public to interact with scholars working in areas of interest to CSCS.
Media and Culture Lecture
City Lecture Series
- B.K.Chandrasekhar, UGC
Visiting Professor, National Law School, Bangalore: 'Managing the Metro: Public
Administration of Bangalore City'. April 30, 1998.
Pani, The Economic Times, Bangalore, 'The Dynamics of Bangalore's Economy', July
Jain, Additional Professor, NIMHANS, 'Mad Natives and Specialists: Histories of
Treating the Mentally Ill in Bangalore', October 13, 1998.
Narasimha, Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies, 'The Bangalore Science
and Technology Cluster: Its Genesis, Its Future', February 25, 1999.
Benjamin, TIDE, Bangalore, 'The Civic Politics of Neighbourhoods as Factories:
Local Economies as a Response to Jobless Growth', July 1, 1999.
Guha, author of Savaging the Civilised, 'Writing the History of Environmentalism',
July 30, 1999.
Occasional Lecture Series
Kapadia, Psychoanalyst, Bombay: 'Two Lectures on Symbol Formation',
February 17 & 18, 1998
Assadi, University of Mysore, 'Peasant Movements' response to
Globalization', July 24, 1998.
- Vinod Vyasulu,
TIDE/Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, 'Panchayats: Voluntary
Agencies or Local Government?', Oct 3, 1998.
- A.R. Vasavi,
Fellow, National Institute of Advanced Studies, 'Triple Crises
and the Making of Agrarian Distress: The Bidar Case', November
- V.K. Nataraj,
Director, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, 'Positive
Discrimination: Some Conundrums', January 19, 2001.
New Lecture Series:
Reconceptualising the Human Sciences
Balagangadhara, University of Ghent, Belgium, 'Rethinking Indian Traditions: Is
Bhakti Religious At All?', January 28, 1999.
Summer Programme in Media Studies/Cultural Studies
A three-week course in media studies was
taught by a core faculty drawn from CSCS and the Sarojini Naidu School of Performing
Arts, Fine Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad at Golden Threshold,
City Campus, University of Hyderabad, from June 3 to June 18, 1998. The course
provided a comprehensive introduction to the history and theory of print media,
radio, television and cinema. It also addressed new developments such as
the internet, multimedia, etc. Divided into two daily sessions over 15 days, the
course covered :
perspectives on different media, covering a time-span from the late19th century
in India to the present;
of media reception and of attitudes and positions taken in relation to the different
- Theoretical frameworks
employed in media studies, including critical debates drawn from communication
studies, film theory, television theory and cultural studies. Sessions also
focussed on analysing specific texts (televisual, cinematic, print), with the
emphasis on developing--through assignments and practical exercises--participants'
skills in employing different methodologies.
of technology, specially in relation to radio/TV broadcasting and cinema.
- Questions of policy and the
history of policy on media in general and on specific media.
in relation to new broadcast laws, and alternative media such as community radio.
Workshop in South Asian Cultural Studies, for advanced research students
- Location: Bangalore
One Month, July 2000.
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