British Association for South Asian Studies

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21 September 2018

BASAS Conference 2019

BASAS Annual Conference 2019: Call for Panels/Papers

3 - 5 April 2019, Durham University

The British Association of South Asian Studies (BASAS) will hold its annual conference 3 - 5 April 2019, at Durham University. We are pleased to confirm that Alpa Shah (LSE) has kindly agreed to give the keynote lecture.

We are now accepting panel and paper submissions for the 2019 conference. This year there is no specific theme for the conference - we invite proposals for both panels and independent papers from all humanities, arts, and social science disciplines, covering research across the breadth of South Asia.

Submission Guidelines:

Please submit your panel and paper proposals to the conference organisers at by 15 October, 2018.

Panel proposals (150-200 word abstract)

Panel proposals are to be accompanied by individual paper abstracts for each of the proposed panel members (100-150 words). The panel organiser(s) should also arrange for a chair (who can be a panellist). Panels will last for 90 minute format with no more than 4 papers in each slot. It is advisable that proposals allow sufficient time for the presentation of papers as well as discussion.

Proposals should include:

Title of session:
Name, affiliation and contact details for session convenors:
Abstract outlining scope of session (150-200 words):

Please note: Incomplete panel proposals will not be accepted. Panel organisers are expected to have confirmed speakers and chair prior to submitting. The conference organisers may seek to add additional individual papers to accepted papers, in discussion with panel organisers.

Independent papers (100-150 word abstract)

Individual papers will be compiled into appropriate panels by the conference organisers in consultation with panel convenors.

Paper Proposals should include:
Title of paper:
Name, affiliation and contact details for presenter/s,
Abstract (150-200 words):

Deadline for submission of abstracts:

Please submit your panel and paper proposals to the conference organisers at by 15 October 2018.

Please provide full contact details (mailing and emailing addresses) for your paper and/or for each member of your panel.