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Academics

 

Various academic activities have been carried out by association since its formation like publication of academic Journal, Books, organizing conferences and seminar on various themes and taking up research projects on different social issues. Apart from this, IAA has been granting small research grants for fieldwork and report writing on lesser-known tribes of Raji, Primitive tribe of Uttar Pradesh Hills and tribes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

 

Collaboration

 

Various organizations have been kind enough to sponsor the academic activities conducted by the association. A few among them are:

  • Ministry of Welfare, Government of India

  • Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India

  • University Grants Commission

  • Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts

  • UNESCO

  • ICSSR

  • DFID – Poorest Areas Civil Society Programme

In addition to this, Association has been organizing academic activities in collaboration with other organizations such as  ‘Ethnographic and Folk Culture Society’, Lucknow.

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Fellowships

 

On the recommendation of an academic board constituted by the General Council from time to time, the Executive Committee have elected foreign anthropologists who have made outstanding contribution in Anthropology.

 

S. No.

Foreign Fellows

Country

Year

 

 

 

 

1.

Prof. C. Von. Furer Haimendorf

U.K

1971

2.

Prof. Margaret Mead

USA

1973

3.

Prof. Chee Nakaue

Japan

1976

4.

Prof. Bozina Ivanovie Minister for Education, Science and Culture

Yugoslavia

1976

5.

Prof. N. W. Howells

USA

1978

6.

Prof. Sol. Tax

USA

1978

7.

Prof. M. Oka

Japan

1978

8.

Prof. Gril S. Belshaw

Canada

1978

9.

Prof. H. Walter

Germany

1982

 

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Research Projects

 

The association has undertaken various research projects from time to time on different issues. These projects are as follows:

  • The Role of NGOs in Tribal Development in Orissa

Sponsor

Ministry of Welfare, Government of India

Year 1999
Project Director Dr. S. M. Patnaik
 

The project explores the impact of NGO intervention on the tribal life of Orissa from an anthropological perspective. Taking different ethnographic sites from varying local cultures, the study situates the complexity of development scenario with special reference to NGO ideology, voluntarism, work culture, leadership and politics of funding.

 
  • Chilika: The lake and its Cosmology

Sponsor

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi

Year 1999
Project Director Dr. S. M. Patnaik
 

The project aims to understand the cosmology of the lake and its surrounding environment situating against the backdrop of local cultural context. Here an attempt has been made to study the ethnoecology of Chilika with special reference to people’s cognized environment in and around Chilika, their cultural perception of space and water.

 

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