Lady Doak College

Special Programmes - History Department

Special Programmes Conducted 2002-2011

Seminars:

S.No Topic Level Date Sponsored By
1 Art, Archaeology and History State 4th – 6th August 2007 UGC
2 Environmental History National 23rd – 25th January 2008 UBCHEA
3 Environmental History and Tourism Regional 4th March 2008 UBCHEA
4 Post Modernist Perspective on History State   ICHR
5 Post Modernism and History State 14th & 15th October, 2010 ICHR
6 Role of Modern China – Implications for its Asian Neighbours State 28th February 2011 Centre for Asian Studies,Chennai

Exhibitions:

S.No Exhibition on Date Participants Significance
1 “Nagasaki Day” 6.8.2006 All Major Photos on Bombing of Nagasaki and Tragic effects of bombing were displayed.
2 “Indian Freedom Struggle and Hiroshima” in collaboration with Gandhi Memorial Museum, Madurai 13.8.2008 All Major students Informative and useful Historical events brought alive through the exhibits Film Show on “Bombing of Hiroshima” – Tragic effects of bombing – heart breaking Film Show on “World without Wars” – Realisation that there is still hope for this World.
3 What Is History 19.02.2010 More than 700 students visited From various schools in Madurai History of India through Models Charts were exhibited

Special Guest Lectures

S.No Topic Speaker Date Area
1 Marine Excavation and Land Excavation Dr. K. Rajan, Head Department of Epigraphy, Tamil University, Tanjore 22.8.2003 Archaeology
2 Women in History Mrs. I. Nazeen Rtd., Principal, Govt. Arts College for Women, Ramnad. 02.08.2004 Women Studies
3 Women and Caste Issues Dr. Theodore Baskaran, Consultant, National Film Archives, Pune. 16.03.2006 Women Studies
4 Women and Health Dr. Louis Paul Raj, Branch Manager, Family Planning Association of India, Madurai 16.10.2006 Women Studies
5 Welfare Schemes of Tamil Nadu Govt. for Women C.K. Shyamala, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Family Planning Association of India, Madurai 16.10.2006 Women Studies
6 Museology Mr. Sam Sathyaraj Curator Government Museum Madurai 03.09.07 Indian Archaeology
7 Sathyagraha and its Relevance today Dr. M. William Baskaran, Reader, Dept. of Gandhian Thought and Peace Science, Gandhi Gram. 18.02.2008 Contemporary India
8 Unipolar World – Myth or Reality Dr. Albert Johnson, Rtd. Prof., Madurai Kamaraj University 06.03.2008 Contemporary India
9 Biodiversity and Ecotourism Indian Tourism and the present trends Dr. Sambad Kumar Swain Professor Department of Tourism Studies Pondicherry University Puducherry 15.10.2008 Tourism
10 History and Historical Research Prof. Sabyasachi Bhattacharya Chairman ICHR,New Delhi 25.08.2009 History
11 Conflict Resolution Dr.S.Jeyapragasam Director,International Gandhian Institute of Peace and Non Violence,Madurai 07.10.2010 and 08.10.2010 Peace Studies
  Boi-diversity and Tourism Dr. Sambad Kumar Swain Professor Department of Tourism Studies Pondicherry University Puducherry 10.12.2010 Tourism
  Emerging China 1980 -2010 Glenn Shive Executive Director,Hong Kong,American Center,Hong Kong 07.01.2011 History of East Asia
  Science and Society in Historical Perspective Dr.Deepak Kumar Professor Department of History of Science for Educational Studies JNU, New Delhi 19/2/2011 Science and Society

Visiting Scholars from Abroad

S. No. Date of Visit Name of the Guest Speaker Topic
1 8th Sept. 2003 Prof. Yuji Ueno Poolegakuin University, Osaka, Japan An over view of History of Japan
2 26th Mar. 2004 Dr. Martha Rampton Professor, Pacific University U.S.A. American Society
3 2nd Feb. 2005 Ms. Pameila, Representative, Oberlin University, USA Afro-American culture – An Overview.
4 21st – 24th Feb. 2005 Dr. Purnima Mehta Bhatt, Hood College, New Jersey, USA. African History, International Relations, American History, Women Studies
5 24th Jan 2006 Ashley Hillard – American missionary in Vietnam Her experiences in Vietnam.
6 Jan-April 2006 Dr. Prof. Charlotte Patton, City College, New York, USA. Cold War, US Foreign Policy, Multilateralism, W.T.O., Women’s Movement – Global Context, Afro American race Relation.
7 10th Jan. 2008 Ms. Susan Pearl Ms. Dee Abrahamse American Politics
8 23rd Jan. 2009 Dr. Martha Rampton, Prof. Dept.Of History Pacific University, Oregon, U.S.A. American Society and Culture
9 24th Sep.2010 Ms.Kelly Lloyd Exchange Scholar,Oberlin College,Ohio,USA American Environmental Movements
10 20.01.2011 Dr. Martha Rampton, Prof.Dept.Of History Pacific University, Oregon, U.S.A. American Society and Culture

School Programmes

S. No. Nature of the Programme Date Participants / Schools Significance of the Programme
1 Special Programme for Hr. Sec. School Students 19.08.2006 11th & 12th Std Students Competitions like Quiz, Cross Word Puzzle, Who am I were conducted. Interaction between School students and Alumnae of the department was made
2 School Visits 20th- 25th Nov. 2006 11 Schools Faculty of the Department of History visited schools and had interaction with school students
3 School Visits March 2008 5 Schools Faculty and students of the Department of History met 12th std. students on the last day of their exam and motivated them to join History at LDC. Pamphlets about History programme was also distributed.
4 Workshop on “Being an effective History Teacher” 27.08.2008 42 School Teachers of History from Govt., Corporation and Matriculation schools in Madurai Region Arrange through Chief Education Officer Problems faced by school teacher and help required from the Department Recommendation to CEO and Government
5 Special Programme for School Students (X-XII std) 28.11.2008 150 Students from 20 Schools in Madurai Programme organized to motivate students to opt for History Major at College Level. Realizing the value of the study of History.
6 Special Programme for School Students (X-XII std)   60 students from 6 schools attended the programme Programme organized to motivate students to opt for History Major at College Level. Realizing the value of the study of History. Alumnae shared their experience
7 Special Programme for School Students (X-XII std) 6th Aug 2010 70 students and a few faculty Programme organized to motivate students to opt for History Major at College Level. Realizing the value of the study of History
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