News and Events

Dr. Marion Deshmukh’s Visit to IDS (5.1.2009) :
Dr. Marion Deshmukh (Professor, Department of History and Art History, George Mason University, U.S.A.) visited the I.D.S. on 5th January 2009. First she had an informal discussion with the faculty about many issues pertaining to History, literature, art and education. Dr. Raja Dixit (H.O.D., I.D.S.), Prof. C.R.Das (Competitive Examinations Centre), Prof. Shrikant Botre, Prof. Dr. Anil Latey participated in the discussion. This was followed by her lecture on ‘What is History?’. About 35 scholars attended the lecture and had a lively interaction with Dr. Deshmukh.

Shri. Mukundrao Patil’s Visit to I.D.S. (10.1.2009) :
Shri. Uttamrao (alias Nana) Patil (Secretary, Deenamitrakar Mukundrao Patil Archives and Research Centre, Tarawadi, Dist. Ahmednagar) visited I.D.S. on 10th January 2009 in connection of the collaboration between I.D.S. and Tarawadi Archives for documentation and digitization. He had an informal discussion about Satyashodhak Movement, archival sources of social movements in Maharashtra, his personal experiences etc. Dr. Raja Dixit (H.O.D., I.D.S.), Prof. Shrikant Botre, Dr. Narayan Bhosale and Prof. Dinkar Murkute (Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College, Aundh, Pune) participated in the discussion.

Proposed workshop (March 2009) :
We propose to conduct some activities in collaboration with other Departments on the University Campus and also with some outside institutions. As a first step, we shall organize a workshop jointly with the Department of Sociology in the first week of March. It will be a Workshop on ‘Research Methodology’ for the research students of Social Sciences. Dr. Shruti Tambe (Reader, Department of Sociology) has agreed to work as the Co-ordinator of the Workshop.

Lecture Series for Research Students of Humanities and Social Sciences (March 2009 onwards) :
We propose to launce a lecture series for the research students introducing new trends, concepts and methods. The idea is to motivate the students for good quality research. Many experienced teachers and eminent scholars will interact with the students. The lecture series will be a continuous activity of the I.D.S. from March 2009 onwards.

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