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The Concentric Fictions of a Generous History: Hypertext and Other Annotations to Memory  poster

The Concentric Fictions of a Generous History: Hypertext and Other Annotations to Memory

The talk will explore the ways in which interactive fiction and gaming can be utilized to explore colonial legacies, break down barriers, and delve into individual identity, moving towards reconciliation. There will be a particular focus on how interactive fiction can study colonial power structures, as a way of contemporary political protest.   SPEAKER: Dhruv Jani, Studio Oleomingus 

How Urban is Contemporary India?  

The State of the Cities Report: India, "to be released in March 2021" will bring together empirical findings on the complex and historic nature of the country's urban transition. The report focuses on the demographic, economic and infrastructural characteristics of India's urbanization and aggregates data at the state level, with a view to addressing a key question: how urban is contemporary India? The event bring together several researchers from India, North America and Europe to discuss the Report's findings.
Hindi Cinema At International Film Festivals

Hindi Cinema at International Film Festivals

A growing number of filmmakers who attempt ‘bold’ or unconventional themes, are looking at international film festivals as suitable avenues to reach a larger audience. This webinar explores the socio-cultural reasons for this phenomenon. Guest Speaker: Aysha Iqbal, Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras

Towards New Visions: Women in Films, Media and Beyond Conference

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The two-day interdisciplinary virtual conference focuses on the role of cinema, media and digital technologies in fostering women’s empowerment. The aim of the conference is to understand how new voices of different genders are interrogating traditional roles and stereotypes, attitudes, and beliefs. The event will be particularly interested in women working behind the camera and grappling with the aesthetics and the commerce of filmmaking. The conference will take place on 11 & 12 March 2021, 7:00p.m.-12:30a.m. IST/ 8:30a.m.-2:00p.m. EST.  

Canadian Punjabi Sons and Daughters and Elderly Care

Canadian Punjabis expect for sons to ensure care in old age; however, how do sons and daughters understand and experience elder parent/parent-in-law care? This webinar illustrates the involvement of daughters in elder care, but also how sons may play a role in parents coping with their marginalized status in Canada. Guest Speaker: Ashna Jassi, PhD Candidate, Department of Psychology, University of Guelph

Can next generation assisted reproductive technologies enhance livestock productivity and farm income in India?

Can next generation assisted reproductive technologies enhance livestock productivity and farm income in India? India decided to double farmers’ income by the year 2022. With just two years more to go for achieving the goal, it is quite clear that achievement of this feat will be quite difficult without adoption and enhancement of dairy farming, which has a CAGR of 19.6 per cent.

Conversations about the Commonwealth of Cricket

CIRCLE presents Kanta Murali, Associate Professor of political science at the University of Toronto, in conversation with Ramachandra Guha, the author of the recent book The Commonwealth of Cricket. Following the narrative of his life intertwined and in love with the sport, Guha captures the magic of bat and ball that has ensnared billions.

Webinar: The Influence of Cash Transfers and Remittances on Children: a Case Study

Government cash transfers (CTs) are a common aid intervention and many households rely on familial remittances. Yet the link between this aid and children's protection, health and education in disaster prone areas is not well understood. This seminar explores how these monetary flows affect children, through a case study of Madhepura District, India. Guest speaker: Elijah Dalton, MSc. Capacity Development and Extension, University of Guelph.

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