Social Sciences Winter School in Pondicherry: « Mobility and Social Dynamics » / November 28 to December 2, 2016

Social Sciences Winter School in Pondicherry: « Mobility and Social Dynamics » / November 28 to December 2, 2016Winter_school_illustration[Download the call for applications here]

The Social Sciences Winter School in Pondicherry has been designed as a programme of intensive and multidisciplinary training workshops addressing theoretical and methodological issues in social sciences research.

Themes

Each edition of the Winter School is based on a cross-cutting theme in the field of social sciences, taken as a guideline throughout the training workshop. For the 2016 Edition, the following theme has been chosen: “Mobility and Social Dynamics”.

The specific topics addressed encompass: spatial and social mobility, circulation, international migration, diaspora and the homeland, gender, survey design, data collection and analysis.

Three parallel workshops will be coordinated by international teams of academics, with specific themes:

Workshop 1.   Documenting Processes of Spatial Mobility: Qualitative and Ethnographic Approaches

Workshop 2.   Using Survey Data to Understand Social and Geographical Mobility

Workshop 3.   Social Mobility in its Indian Complexity: Conceptual and Methodological Dynamics

Schedule

During five consecutive days, the Winter School will be organised around two poles:

–         plenary sessions (one day, lectures by senior academics) presenting state of the art, overview of theoretical and methodological issues on a particular research topic;

–         methodological and disciplinary workshops (three full days, three workshops à la carte for small groups) devoted to tutorials: theoretical models, text analysis, survey methods and data collection, data analysis, etc.

The training will end with a one-day knowledge and project restitutions and the delivery of certificates to participants.

 Participants

The Winter School is open to Doctoral and Master Students of all fields in social sciences. Trainees will be selected on the basis of their qualifications, while taking into account the value of the training with regards to their research or professional projects.

The teams of trainers will be multidisciplinary and international, composed of young and senior researchers originating from several Indian universities and research centres of excellence, as well as from abroad. It is the result of a long-lasting Indo-French collaboration between Pondicherry University and the French Institute in Pondicherry, as well as with CNRS, IRD and EHESS in France.

Venue

The training will take place at Pondicherry University (School of Social Sciences and International Studies, Silver Jubilee Campus) and at the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP), from November 28 to December 2, 2016.

Registration

  • The deadline for registration is September 30, 2016
  • Please fill in and submit the electronic application form via the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/yn00vXjYYnqHbL543
  • The application should further include:
    • Full CV
    • Postgraduate degree certificate  

These 2 documents should be sent by email to winterschoolpy@gmail.com

  • The registration fees of Rs. 2,000 are payable at Pondicherry University on arrival.
  • Selected students will be offered round trip train fare (II Sleeper) and accommodation for the duration of the programme in the University campus.

Contact

All correspondence should be addressed to the team of coordinators:

winterschoolpy@gmail.com

More information and detailed programme will soon be available on the website of the Winter School:

http://winterspy.hypotheses.org

Rencontre AJEI avec Nicolas Jaoul – 24 juin à Paris, à 19h

Bonjour à tous,
Le vendredi 24 Juin à 19 heures, l’AJEI vous convie à un Autour De en compagnie de Nicolas Jaoul,  à l’Alsacien, 6 rue Saint Bon à Paris, Métro Châtelet.
Nicolas est chargé de recherche CNRS à l’Iris (EHESS), spécialisé sur les mouvements politiques subalternes en Inde du Nord. Il vous présentera son parcours scientifique et personnel et répondra à vos questions.
Merci de confirmer votre venue par mail à arnaud.kaba@gmail.com
En vous attendant nombreux,
 L’AJEI.

CONFÉRENCE DE RADHIKA SINGHA – Vendredi 13 mai 2016 à 17h

Habituality in crime

Preventive policing in colonial India 1871-1924

Discutants :

Daniela Berti (CNRS – Centre d’Études Himalayennes)

Fabien Provost (Université Paris Ouest)

Vendredi 13 mai 2016 de 17h à 18h30

Amphithéâtre Claude Lévi-Strauss Collège de France – Site Cardinal Lemoine 52 rue du Cardinal Lemoine Paris 5e

La conférence aura lieu en anglais.

Pour prolonger cette conférence, un repas convivial aura lieu (à la charge des participants) au Restaurant Kathmandu 22 Rue des Boulangers, 75005 Paris

Inscription obligatoire pour le dîner (avant le 7 mai 2016)

INSCRIPTION

Abstract

This talk examines the laws, paperwork and protocols of colonial preventive’ policing. In the reconstruction of rule after the 1857 rebellion in India, a dual but intersecting pathway emerged for dealing with those suspected of habituality in crime: the bad livelihood provisions of the Criminal Procedure code and the Criminal Tribes Act of 1871. The first involved a judicial proceeding, not a trial for a specific offence. On the basis of evidence of ‘general repute or otherwise a magistrate could demand ‘security for good behaviour’. Failure to provide this security, could result in jail terms ranging from a year to three years and long term liability thereafter to police surveillance. Under the Criminal Tribes Act there was no reference to the courts at all. To bring a particular community or a section of it under the operation of the Criminal Tribes Act a provincial government had to declare that its members persisted in non-bailable crimes .This resulted in a regime of roll-calls, surveillance and forced restriction to a locality. In contrast therefore to the English Habitual Offender Act (1869) and the Prevention of Crime Act (1871) which focussed mainly on the ex- convict, these provisions created an immensely more flexible and wide-ranging field for police surveillance.

‘Habituality’ in crime became the subject of debate and discussion in India at the same time that the figure of the recidivist began to dominate anxieties about crime in Britain and and Europe. I have suggested that similarities and comparisons should be drawn, not by focusing on the Criminal Tribes Act alone, but by examining the construction of habituality in the general law as well and in the institutional context of the jail. Yet I conclude by suggesting that in the aftermath of World War one it was indeed the Criminal Tribes Settlement, which along with borstals for juveniles, allowed the colonial regime to claim a treatment- oriented dimension for its police and penal regime and to place itself in the current of international discussions about penal reform.

Pour tout renseignement : provost.fabien [at] gmail.com