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BioScope Volume 9 Issue 2, December 2018

We’re happy to announce the publication of BioScope Vol. 9. No. 2. With every passing year, there is a mounting evidence of the inextricable links between what was once the cinema and a host of other media forms. This situation presents an interesting set of challenges to students of contemporary cinema, often requiring them to…

9 May 2019 7:56 pm
Call for Applications: Internships at the Sarai Archive

The Sarai Programme invites applications for internships for a period of 2 months (18th February to 19th April 2019) at the Sarai archive. Over the years, we have built a rich archive of field notes, government reports, images, films and video footage, audio collections, film and trade periodicals, posters, comics and newspaper clippings through various…

21 Jan 2019 2:44 pm
Call for Applications: Position for Research Assistant (Data Support)

The Centre for the Study of Developing Societies invites applications for the post of Research Assistant for Data Support. The qualifications and eligibility criteria for the position would be as follows: Essential Requirement: 1. Graduate in any subject from a recognized university. 2. Data analysis on software with management skills. 3. Good understanding of Data…

3 Jan 2019 7:09 pm
Call for Applications: Mainstream and the Margins Workshop

CSDS invites applications for the annual workshop for research scholars on Mainstream and the Margins: Theory, Practice and Methods to be held at CSDS between 13-26 February 2019. The workshop supported by ICSSR, New Delhi is designed to hone research skills, impart theoretical knowledge and build methodological capacity. This years workshop will address the broad…

2 Jan 2019 2:20 pm
Call for Researchers: ICAS:MP, Media and the Constitution of the Political (TM 7)

ICAS:MP, TM7 (Thematic Module 7), invites applications for junior researcher positions. These are for archival collections, ethnographic research and interviews, and legal research, under the supervision of module coordinators Ravi Vasudevan (CSDS) and Srirupa Roy (University of Goettingen). The thematic focuses of the research include: Social Media, Data and Information Infrastructures This project looks at…

9 Oct 2018 7:15 am
BioScope Volume 9 Issue 1, June 2018

We’re happy to announce the publication of BioScope Vol. 9. No. 1. The articles in this issue of BioScope explore the ongoing conundrum of how to access historical spectatorship when records are scarce or non-existent. Our authors examine traces left on radio-listening in small town India, letters in Bangladeshi film magazines, emotionally charged memories linked…

21 Sep 2018 9:12 am
Call for Applications: Researching the Contemporary 2018

The Centre for the Study of Developing Societies invites applications for its two-month course on Researching the Contemporary. This cross-disciplinary course will critically examine the formation of the contemporary and its multiple histories, ideologies, forms and affects. The following three courses offered this year will enable participants to familiarize themselves with concepts, theories and methods…

17 Apr 2018 11:58 am
BioScope Volume 8 Number 2, December 2017

We’re happy to announce the publication of BioScope Vol. 8. No. 2. The articles featured in this issue of BioScope are interested in questions of how popular cinema, state-sponsored documentary, or sensational television news programs produce significant orientations of social relations and attitudes. The articles also implicitly suggest that we approach media as historically situated…

14 Feb 2018 9:41 am

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26 Jan 2018 12:30 pm
Regular Positions for Faculty at CSDS

The Centre for the Study of Developing Societies invites applications for the following regular positions: Professor – Total Positions- 5 (General -3, SC-1, ST-1) (Scale: 37400-67000, AGP 10000) Preferred Themes: Urban Environmental Studies History of Political Ideas Genealogies/Ethnographies of Inclusion and Exclusion Associate Professor -Total Positions- 2 (General -1, SC-1)…

4 Jan 2018 2:31 pm
BioScope Volume 8 Number 1, June 2017

We’re happy to announce the publication of BioScope vol. 8. no. 1. This issue of BioScopesets out to create conversations among visual and screen media that work with a documentary premise. Bringing together work on photography, film, and video will, we hope, help us to think about specificities and overlaps in how these different media…

23 Oct 2017 7:53 am
BioScope Volume 7 Number 2, December 2016

We're happy to announce the publication of Bioscope vol. 7. no. 2. Disregarded, disreputable, provincial, seedy, illicit, cheap, scrap, or just plain trash: there are many ways to describe the forms of screen culture that populate this issue of BioScope. From Bhojpuri action cinema to film paraphernalia sold by the kilogram by the scrap-merchant; from 1980s Malayalam soft-porn to cracked games consoles; these forms of screen culture inhabit a netherworld of disregard, disrespect, and, often, dis

22 Jan 2017 3:43 pm
Call for Abstracts Lives of Data Workshop

The Sarai Programme invites submission of abstracts for the Lives of Data workshop. Besides academic researchers, we strongly encourage media, design and software practitioners to apply for the workshop. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words, and should be sent to by 15 September, 2016, with the subject heading Proposal for the Lives of Data Workshop. Authors of the selected abstracts will be notified by 01 October, 2016. The workshop will be held on 06-07 January, 2017 at Sarai-CS

20 Jul 2016 12:35 am
HillHacks Pre-Event Saturday, 30 April

The Sarai Programme is excited to host the Delhi pre-event of HillHacks on Saturday, 30 April, 2016. The pre-event will be a relaxed combination of demonstrations and discussions of all things relates to hacking, making, and living in a technology-mediated world. There will be two thematic sessions focused on Art/Design/Technology and Mapping respectively. To RSVP, please send an email to ...

25 Apr 2016 2:13 pm
The Wager on Cinema: Screening 3 What The Fields Remember

How do we estimate the value, aesthetic force, and meaning of cinema today? As media experience, technological change has transformed it beyond recognition, its material forms altered by analog and digital video formats, and the modes of circulating, viewing, accessing cinema and making it have expanded exponentially. And yet, the dream and ambition of cinema as we have known it has not dissipated, the desire to congregate audiences to participate in a distinct world of experience, whether to ex

15 Apr 2016 9:30 pm
The Wager on Cinema: Screening 2 The Factory

The Sarai Programme invites you to the second screening of the film series titled, The Wager on Cinema: Rahul Roy’s ‘The Factory‘. The respondents for this film are Jeebesh Bagchi and Prabhu Mohapatra. Date: 30 March, 2016 Time: 4PM (Tea will be served at 3:30PM) Venue: The Sarai Programme, Centre for the Study of Developing…

25 Mar 2016 1:42 pm
The Act Of Media Workshop Report & Recordings

The Act of Media Workshop, 08-10 January 2016, brought together academics, researchers, and legal practitioners, to discuss themes that were broadly related to law, media and technology. One of the main aims of the workshop was to breakdown disciplinary boundaries, and rethink categories such as media law. The workshop was divided into six substantive sessions,…

3 Mar 2016 3:00 pm
The Wager On Cinema: Screening 1 Cities of Sleep

  The Sarai Programme invites you to the inaugural screening of the film series titled, The Wager on Cinema. The series begins with a screening and discussion of Shaunak Sen’s ‘Cities of Sleep’. The respondents for the film are Nivedita Menon and Aman Sethi. Date: 12 February, 2016 Time: 5PM (Tea will be served at…

8 Feb 2016 12:28 pm
Critical Internet Culture Masterclass with Geert Lovink

The Sarai Programme invites applications for participation in a Masterclass to be conducted by Geert Lovink. The two day Masterclass is divided into six sessions and engages with the following topics – – State of Art – Net Criticism – Critique of Social Media – Internet Time – Cultures of Search – Wikileaks-Anonymous-Snowden and other…

18 Jan 2016 2:49 pm
The Act of Media: Workshop on Law, Media and Technology

The Sarai Programme, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies is organising The Act of Media workshop on 8th to 10th January 2016. The workshop examines how media-enabled subjectivities produce new sites of departure in the law. The shift from theatre to cinema; cinema to video; and video to satellite television have been productive sites…

4 Jan 2016 5:18 pm
BioScope Volume 6 Number 2, July 2015, Special Issue: Regional Cinemas of India

The July 2015 issue of BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies, a special issue of Regional Cinemas of India is now available both in print and online. This special issue has been guest edited by S.V. Srinivas Guest Editors S.V. Srinivas Contents Introduction to Special Issue Region in Focus S.V. Srinivas Articles Coming Back to Life:…

7 Dec 2015 7:12 pm
OpenDataCamp Delhi November 22

The Sarai Programme, CSDS will be hosting DataMeet’s OpenDataCamp Delhi,a one day un-conference, on Sunday, November 22, 2015. DataMeet organised the first OpenDataCamp in Delhi last year to create a discussion and sharing space for people involved in opening up and working with government and non-government data. This year’s Camp will focus on advancing these…

18 Nov 2015 2:26 pm
BioScope Volume 6 Number 1, January 2015

The January 2015 issue of BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies is now available both in print and online. The issue is entitled Transitions and Emergences: Language, Community and Nation in 1940s Cinema, and now Editorial Ravi S. Vasudevan, Rosie Thomas, Neepa Majumdar, and Moinak Biswas Articles The Eloquent Language: Hindustani in 1940s Indian Cinema David…

5 Nov 2015 12:15 pm
The Question is Democracy A Seminar in Honor of Rajni Kothari

For Rajni Kothari, one of the most influential political analysts of postcolonial India, the idea of democracy remained central to his intellectual concerns and to his political engagements as an intellectual-activist. He did not offer any fixed meaning of democracy and instead attempted to capture those context-specific ideas and practices, which are often described as democracy...

27 Oct 2015 7:13 pm
BioScope Volume 5 Number 2, July 2014, Special Issue: Pakistani Cinema

The July 2014 issue of BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies is now available both in print and online. The special issue is available for free online. The access will be free for the whole month of April Guest Editors Ali Nobil Ahmad and Ali Khan Contents Introduction to Special Issue Film and Cinephilia in Pakistan:…

14 Jan 2015 2:30 pm
BioScope Volume 5 Number 1, January 2014

The January 2014 issue of BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies is now available both in print and online.

17 Sep 2014 12:09 pm
Call for Papers: BioScope Regional Cinemas of India and Videogame Cultures in South Asia

BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies invites paper abstracts for two upcoming special issues, focusing on 'Regional Cinemas of India' and 'Videogame Cultures in South Asia.' Guest editors for these issues will be S.V. Srinivas and Padmini Ray Murray, respectively. Interested authors may send abstracts of no more than 500 words by October 15, 2014, for both the special issues. Final papers should be 6000-8000 words long and are due on January 15, 2015. All papers will be reviewed through a blind

16 Sep 2014 11:51 am