British Association for South Asian Studies

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Job: Digital Humanities Asia Postdoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: 17 February 2017

The Digital Humanities Asia (DHAsia) program at Stanford University invites applications for a 12-month Postdoctoral position during the 2017-2018 academic year. This position is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar program, with further support provided by Stanford University. The successful applicant is expected to begin on or by October 1, 2017.

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CfP: Space and Sovereignty in South Asia

Space and Sovereignty in South Asia

Princeton South Asia Conference, 21-22 April 2017

CfP Deadline: 5 January 2017

The urgency of a global refugee crisis, ever increasing rates of migration, transnational efforts towards development projects, and the flow of informational, intellectual, and financial capital all raise questions of power and governance as exercised within and across state boundaries. Within the scholarship on South Asia, this has generated an array of questions - from those about political belonging and self-determination, to critiques of urban development and “good” governance; from discussions about mobilities of people, commodities, and ideas, to literary, technological, and artistic productions that engage with territoriality. Using these themes as a starting point, our conference explores relationships between space and sovereignty.

We encourage participants to explore how sources of authority are contested, negotiated, and reimagined across different spaces. In doing so we welcome approaches that look at the role of the state not only as a rational bureaucratic mechanism, but also in terms of effects and everyday practices.

Proposals should include a title, a 250 word abstract, institutional affiliation, and contact information. Please submit proposals at by January 5, 2017.

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CfP: World Literature and Global Core Texts

World Literature and Global Core Texts

Singapore University of Technology and Design, 26-27 June 2017

CfP Deadline: 15 January 2017

Keynote speakers: David Damrosch, Harvard University &
Deborah Martinsen, Columbia University

Abstracts containing 500 words are invited for submission by 15 January 2017. The selected panelists will be notified by 20 February 2017. Generous funding is available for full or partial airfare and accommodation. All abstracts and queries can be sent to

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Call for: Best publications of 2016 in South Asia studies

Looking for the 'BEST OF 2016 publications in South Asia studies

Deadline: 6 January 2017

In January 2017 BASAS will be launching an annual round up of the most interesting and innovative South Asian Studies publications. The list will include work published during the previous year - 2016. We're looking for publications that have won prizes and plaudits as well as those that ought to have. We will accept submissions from authors and readers. 

Please submit publications, with (max) 150 words in support of the submission, to by 6 January 2017.

Keep an eye on @BASASofficial for more info and updates.

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BASAS Campaign

On 11th July, 2013, we launched our BASAS Campaign. We announced our intention to establish an endowment fund, and we pledged to use our expertise to ensure BASAS continues to support workshops, language training grants, and other initiatives to sustain the study and research of the countries and people of South Asia.

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