Application for Editorial Board Members

We are inviting applications from established scholars for various positions as

  • Advisory Board Members
  • Editorial Board Members
  • Reviewers

Research Scholars can apply for the position of Copy Editors.

Areas of Expertise

  • Humanities: Sanskrit, Bengali, English, Music
  • Social Sciences: History, Archaeology, Philosophy, Geography, Psychology, Political Science, Public Administration, Economics, Education, Sociology, Sports Studies (Physical Education)
  • Management and Commerce: Commerce, Accountancy, Rural Management
  • Pure Sciences: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science
  • Research Methodology
  • Vocational and technical Education

Nature of the Positions

All the positions are honorary and no remuneration will be paid for the services. Members will, however, receive a certificate from the college.

How to Apply

Please send your short CV to the Chief Editor at principal@bhattercollege.ac.in.
www.bcjms.bhattercollege.ac.in

Call for Papers for Volume IV, 2014: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Water

Call for Papers for Volume IV, 2014

The theme

“Interdisciplinary Approaches to Water”

We are inviting articles and book reviews on “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Water” for the Vol. IV of the journal. We have selected the area in order to explore many forms of complex issues—geological, historical, philosophical, commercial/economic, anthropological, ethical, metaphysical, religious, artistic, biological, medical, sociological, psychological etc. associated with water. In spite of large body of literature on the area, we feel that the area still merits attention and discussion in the face of the loss of memory of the importance of water (when water is just a commoditified thing), corporatization of natural resources, pollution of water engineered through industrial economy, exploitation of underground water reserve for agriculture, apathy towards preserving and utilizing rain-water, unnatural activities on the river systems like dams etc and many more.  In other words, we want to approach the area from holistic multidisciplinary manner and so we invite papers from any discipline and we encourage authors to engage themselves in interdisciplinary discussions.

Topics:

  • Birth of life from water: evolutionary perspectives on creation of life on earth.
  • Prehistoric water-bodies and migration and settlement of animal and human beings in different parts
  • Rise and decline of ancient civilizations on the bank of rivers.
  • Water-bodies for irrigation, transport, security and food.
  • Extreme places: polar regions, deserts etc.
  • Water and rituals: anthropological perspectives on water and culture.
  • Water and human psychology
  • Rain, water, water-bodies as symbols in human culture
  • Treatment of water and water-bodies in literature and arts
  • Water in folk culture
  • Aesthetics of the world under water
  • Performative aspects of water
  • Pollution, water industry and the future of drinking.
  • Water, water-bodies and rural management
  • Urban planning and water management.
  • Climate change, environmental disaster and its impact on the water systems
  • Alternative engineering: indigenous water management systems based on long-time experience
  • Futurism of water: search for water in other planets in scientific researches and science fictions

Book Reviews: Reviews can be submitted on any book (not older than 2 years) on ‘water’ related areas.

Language: English.

Word-limit: Minimum 3000 words and Maximum 5000 words.

Mode of submission: Submission should be made through e-mail only with word/doc. attachment to the Chief Editor at principal@bhattercollege.ac.in or to the Managing Editor at ttm1974@gmail.com. Submission through hard manuscript form or hard format will not be entertained.

Deadline of Submission: 30 August, 2014.

Date of Publication: The issue will be published in the first week of December, 2014.

Contact: Please contact Chief Editor at principal@bhattercollege.ac.in or Managing Editor for queries at ttm1974@gmail.com.

Call for Papers for Volume III, 2013: Animal Studies: Exploring the Relationship between the Humans and the Animals

Call for Papers for Volume III, 2013

Animal Studies: Exploring the Relationship between the Humans and the Animals

Articles and books reviews are invited from contributors for the Vol. III of the Journal on the broad areas of Animal Studies. We have selected the area in order to explore many forms of relationship—historical, philosophical, commercial/economic, anthropological, ethical, metaphysical, religious, artistic, biological, medical, sociological, psychological etc, between the human beings and the animals down the ages. This has become an important area for study and research in view of the growing need to reassess and redefine certain aspects of the relationship pointed out by the animal activists and thinkers like Peter Singer, Thomas Regan, Jacques Derrida, Cary Wolfe, Giorgio Agamben and others. In the face of unprecedented urbanization, rapid global warming and destruction of natural habitats, it is necessary to look into the ways that shaped and defined the relationship, to examine the present condition and to search for new norms that may determine a better future. In other words, we want to approach  the area from holistic multidisciplinary manner and so we invite papers from any discipline and we encourage authors to engage themselves in interdisciplinary discussions.

For the convenience of the contributors some possible topics are marked out below. However, these are rather suggestive and not exhaustive, and we are very much open to the suggestion of inclusion of any relevant topic.

Topics:

  • Human-animal relationship in prehistoric times: rituals, cave paintings, rock art etc.
  • Human-animal relationship as found in myths, fables and folktales
  • Role of animal in human civilization and role of the human in the animal world
  • Discipline and punish and display: caging animals for entertainment and display of power
  • Meat as a metaphor: interplay of life and death as a (natural?) cycle
  • Ethical concerns for violence and application of superior power
  • The beast and the beautiful: animals in human fantasy, phobia and dream
  • The philosophy of humanity: concessions and shortcomings of the classical tradition
  • Contradictions in religion: animals as gods and sacrificial objects as well
  • Animal aesthetics: representations of animals in arts and literature and its problematics
  • Medical sciences: animals as test-objects and the issues of the trans-human
  • Animals as pets: sociological implications and ontological concerns
  • Children and the animal: appropriation of the animal through imagination
  • Animals as assets: economic value and the questions of animal rights
  • Popular media: appropriating the animal world as fictional world of entertainment
  • Dark areas of human psychology: animals as sex objects and animal sex as a spectacle of pleasure
  • The zoo and the cage as a metaphor for colonization and the representation of power

Book Reviews:  Reviews can be submitted on any book (not older than 2 years) on Animal Studies related area.

Language: English and Bengali.

Word-limit: Minimum 3000 words and Maximum 5000 words.

Mode of submission: Submission should be made through e-mail only with word/doc. attachment to the Chief Editor at principal@bhattercollege.ac.in or to the Managing Editor at ttm1974@gmail.com. Submission through hard manuscript form or hard format will not be entertained.  

Deadline of Submission: 30 September,  2013.

Date of Publication: The issue will be published in the first week of December, 2013.

Contact: Please contact Chief Editor at principal@bhattercollege.ac.in or Managing Editor for queries at ttm1974@gmail.com.

[NB: There is no Processing or Subscription Fee of any kind. Contributors will receive a Print Copy of the Issue free of charge.]

Release of Volume II

Prof. Kumar B Das, Vice-Chancellor of Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Orissa releasing the Volume II of Bhatter College Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies on ICT in Higher Education on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Bhatter College, Dantan, December 6, 2012.

Volume II of Bhatter College Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies on ICT in Higher Education has been released today by Prof. Kumar B Das, Vice-Chancellor of Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Orissa on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Bhatter College, Dantan, December 6, 2012. We thank the writers for their scholarly contributions and look forward to readers’ response. Please contact us at principal@bhattercollege.ac.in for your feedback. We may also be contacted for the Print Version at the same id.