British Association for South Asian Studies

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Job: Professorship in Modern History of South Asia, Heildelberg

Application Deadline: 15 March 2018

To be filled by October 2019, the position has an emphasis on the History of South Asia from the early modern period onward. The candidate is expected to be competent in one or more South Asian languages and to cover a broad spectrum of the discipline in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

A university degree, a Ph.D. qualification, teaching experience, and (in accordance with Article 47, paragraph 2 of the Higher Education Law of the state of Baden-Wurttemberg) a "Habilitation" or academic achievements equivalent to the German "Habilitation" (in particular a successfully evaluated Junior-Professorship) are prerequisites for a successful application.


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Event: Monsoon Waters Symposium

Monsoon Waters Symposium
12, 13 April 2018
University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS, Rm 416

Monsoon Waters is the second in a series of symposia convened by the ERC funded Monsoon Assemblages project. It will comprise inter-disciplinary panels, key-note addresses and an exhibition and bring together established and young scholars and designers from a range of disciplines, knowledge systems and practices to engage in conversations about the ontologies, epistemologies, histories, politics, practices and spatialities of monsoon water.

Confirmed key note speakers at the symposium are:

Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha: landscape architects based in Philadelphia, USA and Bangalore, India, whose work is focused on how water is conceptualised and visualised in ways that lead to conditions of its excess and scarcity, and the opportunities that its ubiquity offers for new visualizations of terrain and resilience through design.

Kirsten Blinkenberg Hastrup: environmental anthropologist based in Copenhagen, Denmark, whose work deals with social responses to climate change across the globe, currently centred in the Thule Area, NW Greenland.

Further information to follow, and on-line booking here:

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Event: The Challenge of the Anthropocene

Please note the forthcoming British Academy event: “Global Perspectives: How Earth History Comes Into World History – The Challenge of the Anthropocene”, which will take place on Tuesday 13 March 2018, from 6.30pm to 8pm, in London (10-11 Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y 5AH).

The speaker will be Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in History, South Asian Languages and Civilisations at the University of Chicago. The event will be chaired by the British Academy’s President, Sir David Cannadine, Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University and Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

The event is free of charge, but if you plan to attend, please register using the link below

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Event: BASAS 2018 Annual Conference

Now Booking ! 

For The Exeter South Asia Centre hosted 2018 British Association for South Asian Studies Annual Conference from Wednesday 18th April to Friday 20th April at the University of Exeter.

Papers will be delivered from scholars and practitioners involved with the cultures, countries, economies, environments, histories, languages, literatures and peoples of South Asia.

This year there will be an emphasis on debating and discussing South Asia's global engagement, but as usual the conference will also have much academic analysis on all topics relating to South Asia.

Secure your place now now at The registration portal can be found here




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