The last five decades have been witnessing a remarkable and glorious transformation in the educational upbringing of the Muslims in Kerala, traditionally the most backward community in education. The driving force behind this envious achievement has been the committed and tiring toil of THE MUSLIM EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY (MES). The movement started under the great leadership of late Dr. P.K.Abdul Gafoor in 1964 at Calicut, wholeheartedly supported by a large number of professionals and businessmen and in a short span of time this great movement had its branches spread to all districts in Kerala. As on today, it is the largest Educational organization in our nation with a strength of more than 20,000 active members, 85,000 students and staff members numbering 15000.
MES Mampad College has stood the test of time. Into the fifty-first year, the biggest higher education campus in the Malappuram District with a sprawling campus has been leading the March of the underprivileged section into education and Empowerment. The journey which began for MES Mampad College as a small institution in 1965 is now crowned with the conferring of autonomy for the College. With its poly foci on the different facets of student lives, MES Mampad has risen to be the cream among the Colleges of the Malabar region. With its massive presence in the two big corollaries of academia, arts and sports, MES Mampad has time and again emphasised the holistic ecosystem of the teaching learning it espouses.
As part of the efforts to take the academic endeavors and reach of the institution to the next level, we are launching annual international conference from the academic year 2016-17. MESMAC International Conferences are marked to be events of global quality where the leading thinkers, writers, scientists, statesmen and community leaders come together to interact with, empower and lead the young generations. The Conference of this series to be held in February 2017 will anchor on the theme, 'ECOLOGIES OF THE NEW: MIND, MATTER AND BODY'. The Conference will be a showcase of the existing and emerging thought pathways with guaranteed presence of leading voices of the era.
Ecology, in its most recent declensions, is about the correlation between organism and its interactions with the world around it, which can encompass every branch of knowledge under it. Ecology can probe disciplines like Arts, Science and Philosophy, as all these systems of knowledge can expound relationship between human beings and it environment. Dramatically widening beyond its basic modes and varying permutations, ecologies are being thought and argued into newer constellations, branching off and flowing rhizomatically into the territories which till recently were marked off as water-tight compartments. Driven by the rising tide of globalization on the one hand and digitalization on the other, all realms of study are reaching out and connecting to broader ecologies, spawning new discourses such as digital humanities. These proliferating forms of shifting ecologies produce innovative conceptions of the new in fields of study related to mind, power, media, technology, values. Apart from the cybernetic natural state to which many of us would (love to) believe that we are heading, there are a number of interlocked, interpenetrating ecologies which express the overlaps and entanglements. These New Ecologies are made possible because of a seminal rethink in terms of philosophy and definition of systems. Research papers are invited from areas that innovate, interrogate and enlarge the traditional disciplines. Conference aims to emphasize the ‘New’ in ecologies of Arts, Humanities, Science and Philosophy in the context of the current technological environment. The second MESMAC International Conference on ‘Ecologies of the New: Mind, Matter and Body’ will bring to discussion the novel criss-crosses and overlaps across disciplines and subjects in these times. The way in which new permutations are merging, for instance, between sustainability and technology, beauty and power, art and body makes this self-evident. Ecologies of the New will enquire into these emerging clusters of ideas. The Conference seeks to bring to discussion the novel bridges / connecting and expanding the traditional disciplines. Perspectives which foreground the efforts at creating new inter-subjective bonds with a view to reemphasize / bring to being new thematic family trees are welcome.
“Sir Richard John Roberts Ph. D., FRS is an English biochemist and molecular biologist. He was awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Phillip Allen Sharp for the discovery of introns in eukaryotic DNA and the mechanism of gene-splicing. He currently works at New England Biolabs. He is an ERUDITE scholar and his visit is funded by Kerala State Higher Education Council....”Richard. J. Roberts
“Shiv Visvanathan is an Indian public intellectual and social scientist best known for his contributions to developing the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS), and for the concept of cognitive justice a term he coined. He is currently Professor at O P Jindal Global University, Sonepat. He was Professor, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT), Gandhinagar, India and has held the position of Senior fellow Center for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) in Delhi He has also taught at the Delhi School of Economics.”Shiv Visvanathan
“Perumal Murugan is an author, scholar and literary chronicler who writes novels in Tamil. He has written six novels, four collections of short stories and four anthologies of poetry to his credit. Three of his novels have been translated into English: Seasons of the Palm, which was shortlisted for the Kiriyama Prize in 2005, Current Show and One Part Woman. He was a professor of Tamil at the Government Arts College in Namakkal.”Perumal Murugan
“Nivedita Menon is a feminist writer and a professor of political thought at Jawaharlal Nehru University.She has previously taught at Lady Shri Ram College and the Department of Political Science at Delhi University. She is known for taking positions on several political issues, including nuclear power and the Kashmir conflict. Her involvement in the 2016 JNU protests led to her being criticized by members of the Bharatiya Janata Party and in the media, and led to her being seen as a symbol of resistance against the Hindutva movement.”Nivedita Menon
“Public intellectual and social scientist, regular columnist to newspapers like The Hindu, The New Indian Express, Indian Express and The Deccan Chronicle and The Asian Age.”Shiv Visvanathan
“Professor of Demography and Global Health | Dept. of Social Statistics & Demography Co-Director | Centre for Global Health, Population, Poverty & Policy Faculty of Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences, University of Southampton ..”Sabu Padmadas
“Professor of Organisation Behaviour and Jamuna Raghavan Chair professor of enterpreneurship,IIM Banglore ..”Mathew J Manimala
“Historian and Academic ..”MGS Narayanan
“Reader,Naturalist-Inspired chemical ecology ..”Dr.Shannon.B. Olsson
“Dr S. Irudaya Rajan is Chair Professor, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) Research Unit on International Migration at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He has more than two decades of research experience in Kerala and has coordinated six major migration surveys in Kerala (with Professor K.C. Zachariah).”Dr S. Irudaya Rajan
The articles can cut across disciplines and connect to the core themes at any level. Inter-disciplinarity is promoted. The scientific disciplines can be linked to the Conference theme.The abstracts are to be submitted online.
Last Date of Paper submission : OCT-30-2017
Last date of paper submission : NOV-30-2017
(for presentation only)
Announcement of the conference : 18-FEB 2017
Conference dates : 09, 10, 11 JANUARY 2018
Nearest railway station: Nilambur Railway Station
Nearest airport: Kozhikode International Airport, about 50 kms.
The topics, though not strictly restricted to, may be related to the areas suggested below:
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