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CfP: Pakistan at Seventy: The Long View

Pakistan at Seventy: The Long View

Lahore University of Management Sciences, LUMS, Lahore, April 6-8 2017

CfP open: contact

The conference invites scholars from different parts of the world, and from within the country, who have devoted their careers to study Pakistan to offer their assessment of the progress, achievements, problems, constraints and challenges that Pakistan faces today. Pakistan's journey through the past seven decades presents a mixed picture of progress, difficulties and hope. Pakistan remains a nation and state in the making with troubled legacies and the great promise from its strong civil society, geopolitical location, size of the population, economic potential and rich but untapped natural resource base. The conference solicits scholarly contributions in all critical areas, in every discipline of the humanities and social sciences, on the study of Pakistan, evaluating and assessing its failures, achievements and potential for progress. Scholars interested in forming a panel or presenting in a panel should contact the conference organizer: Dr Rasul Bux Rais



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CfP: Maratha-Mughal Relations: Through North-South Historical Linkage

Maratha-Mughal Relations: Through North-South Historical Linkage

Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Agra, U.P.,19-21 February 2017, 

CfP deadline:15 December 2016

The north-south (Deccan) connections have always evoked respite and curiosity among scholars and commoners, ‘Maratha-Mughal Relations: Through North-South Historical linkage’ is an attempt to explore the historical connection through cultural, political and economic perspectives between two main regions of Indian Sub-continent i.e. The Great Indian Plains nurtured by river Ganges and river Yamuna and The Deccan Plateau cultures where civilizations’ were cradled on the banks of River Narmada, Godavari and Krishna.

The proposed conference intends to explore the North-Deccan/South historical connections through political and cultural facets. We invite scholars from the social sciences and humanities, as well as interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research areas, to contribute paper proposals.

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CfP: Futures Past: South Asia Now and Then

Futures Past: South Asia Now and Then

White Rose South Asia Network Inaugural Graduate Workshop, University of Leeds, 22 May 2017

CfP deadline: 15 January 2017

This one-day interdisciplinary workshop will bring together graduate students from across the arts, humanities and social sciences whose research focuses upon South Asia or South Asian networks and diaspora in any time period or locale. The broad theme is intended to facilitate debate on diverse topics which could include but are not limited to: pre-colonial, colonial and postcolonial histories; migration, mobilities, and diaspora; literature, arts and films; contemporary politics and society; gender studies; and religious and cultural studies.

We encourage submissions from research students at both early and late stages of their research degrees who wish to present their work in an engaging and supportive environment. Selected contributors will be required to submit papers of approximately 5,000-8,000 words in advance of the workshop. Each paper will be summarised and discussed by another research student and an academic from the White Rose South Asia Network before time is given to the author to respond to the points and questions raised.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words and a brief bio by email to by 15 January 2017. Spaces on the workshop are limited to 12 and are open to research students from any university. There is a limited number of travel and accommodation bursaries for speakers.

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Job: Assistant Professor in Asian Art

Deadline: 15 January 2017

The Department of History of Art at Vanderbilt University invites applications for the position of Mellon Assistant Professor of Asian Art (non-tenure-track, 3-year appointment) beginning in the 2017 fall semester.

Please send cover letter, CV, writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy (and evidence of effectiveness, if available), and three letters of reference by January 15, 2017 to Electronic submission is preferred, but hard copy submissions can be mailed to: Mellon Assistant Professor Search Committee Chair, Department of History of Art, Vanderbilt University, Box 0274 GPC, 230 Appleton Place, Nashville, TN 37203. Review of applications will begin Jan. 15, 2017.

For full details:
University Website:

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