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The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras, will be hosting its Sixth Academic Conference from 3rd to 5th February 2017. The conference, which is completely run by the efforts of the students of the Department, is a one of its kind event in the country. Under the theme of 'Traversing the Margins', the three day conference will cover perspectives across streams like Development Studies, Economics, English Studies, Sociology, Philosophy and Political Sciences amongst others. An array of lectures, paper and poster presentations by students and workshops promises to make the conference a multi-faceted experience. The previous editions of the conference saw eminent scholars like Dr Shail Mayaram, Dr C.S.Lakshmi, David Dean Shulman, Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Robert Fogel, and Dr Ravi Srivastava delivering keynote lectures.

The Conference provides the unique amalgam of paper presentations by students from varied stages of their academic life, keeping in line with inter-disciplinary nature of the Department. The Conference is open to under-graduates, post graduates as well as research scholars, with preference for papers and posters being given to graduate and doctoral students.

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