February 11, 2015
9:00 - 10:30 - Registration
10:30 - 11:30 - Inaugural Session
      -- University Song
      -- Lighting of the Lamp
      -- Welcome Address by - Prof. Veena Poonacha, Director RCWS, SNDT Women's University
      -- Keynote Address (Women's History for the 21st Century) by - Prof. Geraldine Forbes, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, State University of New York, Oswego
      -- Presidential Address by - Prof. Vasudha Kamat, Vice- Chancellor, SNDT Women's University
      -- Vote of Thanks
11:30 - 11:45 - Tea Break
11:45 - 13.00 - Plenary Session - I
      Theme: Writing Women's Histories
      Chair: Prof. Ilina Sen, Professor, Advanced Centre for Women's Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
      Prof. Alice Clark, Professor, University of California- Berkeley Extension : Contending Methodology: Towards a Feminist Historical and Social Demography
      Dr. Meera Velayudhan, Mahatama Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala: Recasting Caste And Contemporary Dalit Women's Movement- Practice and Discourse
      Prof. Vidyut Bhagwat, Retired Professor and Director, Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule Women's Studies Centre, SPP University, Pune : "Heritage of Bhakti: Re-reading Warkari Women Sant's Writings for Opening Up Possibilities of History of Gender, Caste Intersections"
13.00 - 14:00 - Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 - Plenary Session - II
      Theme: The Politics of Historical Representation
      Chair: Prof. Vibhuti Patel, Professor and Head, Department of Economics, SNDT Women's University, Mumbai.
      Prof. Kumkum Roy, Fellow, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi : “The Challenges of the Past for the Future- Histories in Democracies
      Prof. Samita Sen, Vice Chancellor, Diamond Harbour Women's University, West Bengal : Care and Class: Women's Work in Indian History
      Prof. Pushpa Bhave, Scholar and Activist, Mumbai Relocating Women in History.
      Vote of Thanks
15:30 - 15:45 - Tea Break
15:45 - 16:30 - Technical Session-I
      Theme: Writing Women's Histories
      Parallel Session-I Venue - Mini Auditorium
      Parallel Session-I Venue - Committee Room
16:45 - 17:30 - Technical Session-II
      Theme: The Politics of Historical Representation
      Parallel Session-II Venue - Mini Auditorium
      Parallel Session-II Venue - Committee Room
February 12, 2015
10:00 - 11:15 - Plenary Session - III : Historical Sources
      Chair: Prof. Makrand Mehta, Retired Professor, Dept. of History, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad
      Prof. Indu Agnihotri, Centre for Women's Development Studies, New Delhi.Reading Histories of the contemporary Women's Movement: Diverse Contexts Questions and Narratives.
      Dr. Shalini Shah, Associate Professor, Dept. of History, University of DelhiHistorical Sources and the Masculine Politics of Representation in Sanskrit Texts
      Prof. Kanchana Mahadevan, Professor and Head, Dept. of Philosophy, University of MumbaiFeminist Histories and Critical Interpretation
11:15 - 11:30 - Tea Break
11:30 - 13:00 - Plenary Session - IV : Creating Feminist Archives
      Chair: Dr. Anagha Tambe, Assistant Professor, Krintijyoti Savtribai Phule Women's Studies Centre, SPP University, Pune
      Prof. Genevieve Rail, Principal, Simone de Beauvior Institute and Luisa Molino, Simone de Beauvior Institute, Concordia University, Canada: “Women, Health and Politicization of the Archive in the Digital Age
      Prof. Harsha Parekh, Retired Professor and Head Librarian, SNDT Women's University & and Dr. Parul Zaveri, Associate Professor, SHPT School of Library Science, SNDT Women's University. “Preservation of Archival Material
      Dr. Indira Chowdhury, Scholar in Residence, Srishti School of Arts, Design and Technology, Bangalore.Feminisms, Women's Voices and Institutional Archives”.
13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch
14:00 - 14:15 - Discussion by Shakuntala Kulkarni on her film "Ajjinchya Goshti"
14:15 - 15:30 - Technical Session-III
      Theme: Historical Sources
      Parallel Session-III Venue- Mini Auditorium
      Parallel Session-III Venue- Committee Room
15:30 - 15:45 - Tea Break
16:15 - 17:15 - Technical Session-IV
      Theme: Creating Feminist Archives
      Parallel Session-IV Venue- Mini Auditorium
      Parallel Session-IV Venue- Committee Room
16:15 - 17:15 - Technical Session-V
      Theme: Interdisciplinary Approach to History
      Parallel Session-V Venue- RCWS Room-1
      Parallel Session-V Venue- RCWS Room-2
18:00 -19:00 - Cultural Programme -Kathak Performance by Ms. Rajeshree Shirke
Venue: Mini Auditorium
19:00-20:30 - Dinner - hosted by the Vice Chancellor, SNDT Women?s University, Mumbai
Venue: SNDT Lawns
13 February 2015 : Mini Auditorium
10:00 - 11:15 - Plenary Session ? V Interdisciplinary Approach to History
Chair: Ritu Dewan, Retired Professor and Head, Dept. Economics, University of Mumbai.
      Building Bridges: Feminism, History and Sociology/ Social Anthropology
Speakers:Prof. Kamala Ganesh, Former Prof. and Head, Dept. of Sociology, Mumbai University
      Unwritten scripts: oral stories in the Hindi film industry.
Speakers:Dr. Clare Wilkinson,Asso Professorof Anthropology,Washington StateUniversity, Vancouver
      Dalit Feminism
Speakers:Ms. Urmila Pawar, Dalit Writer and Activist
11:15 - 11:30 - Tea Break
11:30- 12:45 - Symposium: Rethinking Feminist Politics in Academia
      Chair: Prof. Veena Poonacha, Professor and Director, Research Centre for Women?s Studies, SNDT Women?s University
      Former Head, Women Studies Centre, TISS, Mumbai.
Speakers:Prof. Chhaya Datar
      Chief Archivist, Godrej Archives, Mumbai
Speakers:Ms. Vrunda Pathare
      Professor, English Dept., BMN College, Matunga, Mumbai
Speakers:Dr. Mala Pandurang
      Head, Department of English, University of Gujarat, Ahmedabad.
Speakers:Prof. Ranjana Harish
      Ms. Khevana Desai
Speakers:Assistant Professor, Mithibai College of Arts, Mumbai
12.45 - 14.00 - Lunch
14.00-14.45 - Special Session
      Chair: Prof. Shirin Mehta, Former Professor and Head, Department of History, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad
Speakers:Prof. Uma Chakravarty, Feminist Scholar and Activist ?Conjugality and its Discontents:A Story Told Through Photographs??
14:45-15.45 - Valedictory Session
      Conference Report in brief
Speakers:Prof. Veena Poonacha
      Valedictory Address ?The Importance of Women?s Narratives in Gender and Development Policy Formulation?
Speakers:Dr. T.F. Thekkekara, Former Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra
      Closing Remarks
Speakers:Prof. Vandana Chakrabarti, Pro- Vice Chancellor, SNDT, Women?s University
      Vote of Thanks