British Association for South Asian Studies

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12 February 2018

Cfp: The empire of the digital, views from South Asia and East Africa

21 May 2018, Institut Francais de Recherche en Afrique, Lakipia Road, Nairobi, Kenya

Call for Papers Deadline: 1 March 2018

This conference will discuss social issues raised by the spread of digital technologies in the Global South, focusing especially upon East Africa, South Asia and their inter-regional links. It aims at gathering a community of researchers from the social sciences (sociology, history, political science, information and communication studies, anthropology, geography and social studies of science and technology) who would be willing to address collectively the issue of digital change in an intercontinental perspective (both comparative and multi-sited), based on research upon South-Asia, East-Africa and their relations.

Coorganised by Marine Al Dahdah (Cermès3, Paris), Mathieu Quet (CEPED, Paris & CSSP, JNU, New Delhi) and Marie-Emmanuelle Pommerolle (IFRA, Nairobi).

Deadline for abstract submission:

300 words abstracts with theoretical framework, methodology and fieldwork sent at before the 1st of March, 2018.

Find the full details about the process for submission of proposals and possible topics at