Prof. Tim Allender

Assoc.Prof. Tim Allender

Faculty of Education and Social Work,
University of Sydney, Australia.

Topic: Teaching Historical Thinking in Australian Classrooms: Feminism, Global Human Rights and Ethics in the Asian context”

A/Prof. Tim Allender’s principal research over the past 20 years concerns Indian education. His latest monograph with Manchester University Press develops key gender, feminist and knowledge transfer themes concerning India. He has published earlier books, 16 international journal articles and 14 book chapters, illuminating other aspects of education in India. He is the editor of four special issues of international journals and he is on the editorial boards of four leading international journals. A/Professor Allender has held two successfully completed ARC grants. In recognition of his international standing as a scholar of education of India he delivered the keynote address to the world International Standing Committee of History of Education (ISCHE) conference in Turkey (June 2015). Tim has held visiting Professorships in Germany, Canada and at the IIAS in Shimla, India. He is completing two research projects including the writing two new monographs: one on educational epistemologies in India and the other on underprivileged girl education in Kolkata.

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Prof. Deepak Kumar

Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Topic: “Melting Boundaries: Bringing Sciences Closer”

Deepak Kumar teaches history of science and education at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has researched, published and taught in this area for more than four decades.He is known for his books Science and the Raj (OUP, 1995) and The Trishanku Nation (OUP, 2016). In addition, he has edited several books on histories of technology, medicine and environment in the context of colonial India.

He is the Founder President of an International Commission on Science and Empire (IUHPS/DHS,1997), President, Modern India Section, Indian History Congress, Calicut session,1999, and Convenor-President, International Association of the Historians of Asia, New Delhi, 2008