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MA in New Humanities and Design

“It is not by dealing out cold justice to the circle of ideas that I can make them grow, but by cherishing them and tending them as I would flowers in my garden” - Charles Sanders Peirce


Vision

New Humanities and Design at Srishti offers a learning and inquiring space that is both rooted and cosmopolitan. Our objective is rethinking—in the context of our present—the ethical and political questions that are being thrown up by a world, both united and separated by the accelerating growth of technology, communication, migration, economic inequality and ecological destruction.

New Humanities and Design provides the intellectual resources for learners to engage with the complexities of a fully globalized culture unfolding before us. A whole new sensibility, a fresh theoretical and practical orientation to the social and natural world are offered to understand the articulation of history, heritage, cultural differences, emergent social and political formations, creative practices, technology, environment and also new conflicts and contestations over identities, practices and institutions. This program will help learners to actively rethink the traditional humanities disciplines and will enable them to develop new skills and concepts from art and design to interpret, theorize and intervene.

The program offers a 2-year Masters in New Humanities and Design with specialization in the following tracks.

SPECIALISATIONS

ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY

ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY

Critically examines the interrelationships between humans and their environment in the context of development, progress, rights, equity and justice.
For more information about this program, kindly email Mohan Seetharam at mohan.seetharam@srishti.ac.in

INDIAN THOUGHT AND PRACTICES

INDIAN THOUGHT AND PRACTICES

Emphasizes practice-based modes of inquiry into different Indian cultural traditions.
For more information about this program, kindly email Pithamber R. Polsani at pithamber@srishti.ac.in

PUBLIC HISTORY AND HERITAGE INTERPRETATION

PUBLIC HISTORY AND HERITAGE INTERPRETATION

Creates professionals capable of creatively reimagining the past with diverse and marginalised voices usually ignored in conventional academic practice.
For more information about this program, kindly email Indira Bharadwaj at ibharadwaj@srishti.ac.in

TECHNOLOGY AND CHANGE

TECHNOLOGY AND CHANGE

Develops a critical lens to understand the interlinked issues of development, culture and technology in India.
For more information about this program, kindly email Naveen Bagalkot at naveen@srishti.ac.in