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Conference Program Online

The program of the conference “Inequality, Education and Social Power: Transregional Perspectives” can now be found in the conference section of the blog. Abstracts of the papers as well as more information on the speakers’ academic backgrounds will be available soon.

The conference will take place at the Berlin Social Science Center (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, WZB). If you would like to attend, please register at initiatives@trafo-berlin.de.

Twenty Participants Selected for Winter Academy “Inequality, Education and Social Power”

Six members of the Steering Committee have faced the difficult task of selecting 20 participants out of almost 100 applications for the International Winter Academy “Inequality, Education and Social Power: Transregional Perspectives”.

The selection process is now completed and you will soon find a list of selected candidates on this blog. The participants come from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Latin America. They have a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, coming from such different fields as educational studies, sociology, cultural studies, social sciences, economics, development studies, anthropology, history as well as different area studies. The Steering Committee is very much looking forward to meeting this interesting group in Berlin in November 2014!

TRG “Poverty and Education in India” will particpate in Winter Academy

We are pleased to announce the first participants of the Winter Academy “Inequality, Education and Social Power”: The fellows of the Transnational Research Group India (TRG) at the German Historical Institute London.

The research focus of the TRG is India: the group’s research theme is “Poverty Reduction and Policy for the Poor between the State and Private Actors: Education Policy in India since the Nineteenth Century” and the TRG fellows’ studies range from caste discrimination and education policy to the impact of schooling on life histories. At the same time, the group is sensitive to the global entanglements of the subject, and has a keen interest in encouraging comparative research, for instance by organizing and participating in conferences and workshops on comparative research on the theme. The TRG also offers visiting fellowships to scholars working on different regions.

Find out more about the Transnational Research Group India on their website or “like” them on Facebook!