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An online session by Flame University based on the study of the future on 5th February, 2022.

*Thinking in an interdisciplinary fashion by Prof. Maya Dodd

Pune: Flame University, Pune organizes an online session on “How not to predict the future? Thinking in an interdisciplinary fashion” with the speaker  Prof. Maya Dodd which will be on Saturday, February 05, 2022. The timings will be from 03:00 p.m. - 04:30 p.m. The mode of conduction for the session will be online through the Zoom. For registration please visit the link

          Abstract for the session will be on whatever we might imagine the future to be, it is certainly unlike our past. To use older models to imagine what's to come is a failure of our imagination. Forecasting calls for a deep attention to signs, signals and interpretations outside of our comfort-zones and known domains. This lesson is an invitation to thinking in an interdisciplinary fashion, where we stretch our understanding of phenomena outside the contours of "subjects" as carriers of knowledge. How does one link discrete phenomena to fully apprehend signs of the future? How have predictions of the past borne out in history? To learn from disruption is to prepare for the future. By stressing the linking of knowledge and inquiry based approaches, the study of the future can enable our imaginative best to soar to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

            The Speaker’s Profile Prof. Maya Dodd received her Ph.D. from Stanford University. Subsequently, she received post-doctoral fellowships at Princeton University with the Committee on South Asian Studies and the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance at JNU, India. She is associated with the emerging field of “digital humanities” as a means to bring new questions in imagining cultural issues to the fore in India, especially in terms of public history, engagement and digital media. She has also received two international grants in collaboration – from the Global Liberal Arts Alliance (2019) and the British Academy (2021).

                   For more details you can visit the website of Flame University, Pune . And interested candidates can register for the session with the provided link.  


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