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PhD Research Scholar Archana Rao Manukonda was awarded a grant to attend a Winter School Programme as part of the Next Generation Global Studies initiative at the University of Padova in Italy from 19th to 23rd Feb 2018. The Theme of the winter school programme is "Knowledges of the Future. Professions of the Future. Living in precarious times."

Archana is currently a 3rd year PhD Student at the Department and her research interests include sexuality, gender, health communication, behavioral change communication and representation of sexual minorities in media.

All the best and we hope you have a fruitful visit to Italy
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Department of Communication, S N School
&
Department of Sociology, School of Social Sciences
University of Hyderabad

invite you to a RESEARCH ROUNDTABLE
with
Prof. Maitrayee Chaudhuri
Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

Open to all MPhil and PhD students of Departments of Sociology and Communication.

Monday, February 19, 2018. 4.00 PM
Seminar Hall, Political Science, First Floor, School of Social Sciences

Prof. Maitrayee Chaudhuri is a senior sociologist and has been at JNU New Delhi for over 25 years. She was the Director, Women’s Studies Programme, JNU (2006-08) .She has written and published widely in the areas of gender, culture, globalization and media. Her other central area of interest is on the changing practices of sociology, especially in the context of a globalizing India and the challenges to higher education in general and social sciences in particular. Her most recent publication is titled Refashioning India: Gender, Media and a Transformed Public Discourse (Orient Blackswan, 2017). Her other works include ed. Feminism in India, (Kali/Women Unlimited, Delhi, 2004), The Women’s Movement in India: Reform and Revival, (Palm Leaf, Delhi 2011), ed. The Practice of Sociology (Orient Longman, New Delhi, 2003). Ed. Sociology in India: Intellectual and Institutional Practices. (Delhi, Rawat).
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Research Roundtable - Prof. Maitrayee Chaudhuri

February 19, 2018, 4:00pm - February 19, 2018, 5:30pm

Department of Communication, S N School & Department of Sociology, School of Social Sciences University of Hyderabad invite you to a RESEARCH ROUNDTABLE with Prof. Maitrayee Chaudhuri Centre for the ...

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We are looking for #interns and #volunteers. Here is your chance to intern/volunteer at #UNESCO! The UNESCO New Delhi Office is offering internship opportunities in the Division of Public information ...

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The Department of Communication is organising a Research Roundtable on January 24, 2018.

Speaker - Dr. Xenia Zeiler, Professor, South Asian Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland.

Topic - Gamevironments as Digital Culture: Video Games and Gaming in India

Venue – CR 3 – Department of Communication, University of Hyderabad Time – 2:30 pm

Abstract:
Video games are one of the most influential media genres today, especially but not exclusively for those in the younger generation, and actively contribute to construct perceptions of norms, values, identities, and society in general. Games are increasingly complex, interactive virtual worlds, and game narratives affect meaning making and society building.

As important part of digital culture, games and gaming need to be studied in specific ways. The theoretical and analytical approach of gamevironments, “games/gaming” – “environments”, argues to broaden the study of video games, gaming and culture beyond media-centred approaches, to better highlight recipient perspectives and actor-centred research. Gamevironments thus builds on the social-constructivist mediatization approach and consists of both, the technical and cultural environments of video games and gaming. It argues for studying the cultural and social impact and implications of games and gaming and highlights the importance of acknowledging the global aspects of games and gaming.

Bio:
Xenia Zeiler is tenure track Professor of South Asian Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Her research is situated at the intersection of digital media and culture and society in India, with a focus on video games but also including social and journalistic media. Other research foci are global Digital Humanities, mediatization, digital and global Hinduism, Ethno-Indology, and Tantric traditions. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on digital and mediatized culture in India and the Indian diaspora, on video games/gaming with a focus on India, and on popular culture in contemporary India. Her current projects include DIG_IN, Digital Humanities Initiative Finland-India, and Video Game Development and Cultural Heritage in Asia. She is co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of the open access online journal gamevironments, www.gamevironments.org.
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Gamevironments as Digital Culture - Xenia Zeiler

January 24, 2018, 2:30pm - January 24, 2018, 4:00pm

The Department of Communication is organising a Research Roundtable on January 24, 2018. Speaker - Dr. Xenia Zeiler, Professor, South Asian Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland. Topic - Gameviro...

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