Universities, youth organisation and heritage forums organise online events
From podcast sessions and a poster competition to sessions on how to make Instagram safer and more inclusive; St Stephen’s College, Yuvaa, an online youth collective that spreads social awareness, Sister Nivedita University, Techno India Group of Institutions and Centre for Historic Houses of India bring innovative online sessions to keep you busy this week.
Organised by: The History Society of St. Stephen's College, Delhi
What is it: The first episode of Rewind is a conversation between Peggy Mohan, linguist, and Suyog Raghuvanshi, a second-year History student at St. Stephen’s College. Mohan speaks about her new book, Wanderers, Kings, Merchants: The Story of India Through Its Languages.
What to look for: Mohan discusses the multitude of languages spoken in India and their origins. He also speaks on the generations of migrations both into and within the Indian subcontinent, the evolution of Sanskrit, the enigma of Prakrit, and the Hindi-Urdu divide.
The Yuvaa x Instagram Kindness Champions Programme
Organized by: Yuvaa, an online youth collective that spreads social awareness
When: Registrations are open till September 14, midnight. The course will start in the third week of September.
What is it: This is a six-part certificate programme by Yuvaa and Instagram India on how to create safer, kinder and more inclusive spaces on the Internet (mainly Instagram). Nikhil Taneja, co-founder and CEO of Yuvaa, will be conducting the classes.
What to look for: This programme is tailor-made for young Instagram content creators and community page managers. Learn how to use Instagram as a platform to unite people and how to show empathy towards others online.
Online public lecture
Organised by: The History Society of St. Stephen’s College, Delhi
When: September 15, 4pm
What is it: Raghav Sharma, associate professor and the director, Centre for Afghanistan Studies, School of International Affairs at OP Jindal Global University, will speak on ‘Armed Conflict and the Everyday: Discerning Social Change in Afghanistan’.
What to look for: Sharma will address the rise of Taliban in Afghanistan and the social impact of the more than four-decade-long armed conflict in the region.
The lecture will be livestreamed.
Panel discussion on National Engineers Day
Organised by: Sister Nivedita University and Techno India Group of Institutions
When: September 15, 5pm to 6pm
What is it: A panel discussion on ‘Engineering for a Healthy Planet’
What to look for: Gautam Banerjee, president, Data Science Foundation; Anindya Ghosh, associate partner, IBM; and Arijit Bhattacharyya, founder and CEO, virtualinfocom.
Modern Trends in Microbiology Poster Presentation Competition
Organised by: Department of Microbiology, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.
When: Last date for registration is August 15; event will be held on October 10
What is it: Students in groups of three to five have to research on any biological field and prepare a structured poster. Write within 500 words and mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Abstract for Poster Presentation’.
Resilience Lecture on Kanker Palace, India
Organised by: Centre for Historic Houses of India
When: September 18, 8pm
What is it: A talk on Kanker Palace in Chhattisgarh
What to look for: Aditya Pratap Deo, professor, St. Stephen's College, New Delhi; who is also from the erstwhile royal family of Kanker, will talk about the Kanker Palace in Chhattisgarh.
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