23-25 March 2018, California, USA CfP Deadline: 17 January 2018
Presenters and panels at SASA 2018 will address and share knowledge and insights about South Asia’s rich and unrivaled past, its bold and remarkable present, and its soaring prospects for the future. Cultural and social sidebar events during SASA 2018 will include film screenings, live performances, exhibits, meals featuring cuisine from the region, Exemplar Award presentations, multiple networking opportunities, and more. Now in its second decade, the South Asian Studies Association has long advanced and presented research in the history, humanities, and social sciences of South Asia. SASA has now expanded this mission, as well as the scope of its Annual Conferences. SASA 2018 will address and celebrate South Asia’s place in the world by shining spotlights on its past, present, and future. Leading scholars and academecians will again gather and present papers and talks within traditional SASA South Asia Academic Tracks. SASA 2018, however, will also present major Wider-Focus South Asia Plenary Sessions which feature leaders from within South Asia-centered business and trade, government, NGOs and nonprofits, and media & entertainment.
CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRESENTERS SASA invites and encourages papers and presentations that address the rich tapestry that is South Asia’s past, present, and future. For consideration Proposals should be submitted to SASA 2018 Academic Program Executive Chairperson, Vandana Asthana, at VAsthana@SAsia.org.. Proposals should align with one theme, or at most two themes, within the Academic Tracks listed following. The panel time allocated for each paper will be 15 minutes plus five minutes for Q&A. The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 19, 2018. Early submissions are greatly encouraged. For questions or recommendations, please email SASA 2018 Academic Program Executive Chairperson, Vandana Asthana, at VAsthana@SAsia.org
25 to 26 October 2018, Ambedkar University, New Delhi, India CfP Deadline: 30 January 2018
Synopsis Northeast India, located on India's periphery, is a region whose socio-cultural world exhibits more similarities with Southeast Asia region than with that of South Asia. Such perceptive characterisation of the Northeast region, however, has had been scuttled by the constricted imagination induced by the nation-state paradigm and related ways of writing history. The uncritical reliance on colonial discourse to understand the region reinforces the colonial conceptions while simultaneously marginalising the cultural-historical legacy of resident communities. This has led to the creation of an idea of an insular (Northeast) region on the one hand while reinforcing the image of India as the mainland constitutive of a larger Indic/ South Asian culture on the other. The proposed conference seeks to question this entrenched way of understanding Northeast India by way of situating it contiguously with Southeast and East Asia. In doing so, it will take a multi disciplinary look at lived reality, insider perspectives and experiences of transformation to identify the threads of interconnectedness between these regions. The conference will thus highlight the inter-regionality of Northeast India while culturally positioning it in a larger Southeast/East Asian tradition.
The South Asian Studies Council (SASC) at the MacMillan Center invites applications for post- doctoral position at Yale University for AY 2018-2019. Candidates must have research and teaching experience relevant to modern and contemporary South Asia, in the humanities or social sciences.
SOAS University of London and Routledge will be holding a one-day Area Studies workshop in London, UK, featuring keynote sessions and follow-up discussion from key figures in the discipline. Bringing together journal editors, society and institutional partners, and researchers, the event is set to address the challenges and future direction of Area Studies research globally, with a particular focus on the ‘de-westernisation' of the discipline. The day will also offer you the opportunity to share information and network with your peers and Routledge colleagues from both African and Asian Studies. It promises to be a truly collaborative and inspiring day, with the aim of establishing tangible outcomes for raising the profile of regional researchers and the impact of their work.
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.
With an ever increasing membership we are aware that it is not always possible for everyone to join us, we are therefore adding to the association’s website, on an ongoing basis, audio podcasts from our Annul Lectures, and Annual Conferences.