British Association for South Asian Studies

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Job: McGill Visiting Assistant Professor

Review of applications opens: 1 Feb 2017

Trinity College’s International Studies Program invites applicants for the Patricia C. and Charles H. McGill III ‘63 Visiting Assistant Professor of International Studies for academic year 2017-2018. This fellowship is a one-year appointment for a recent Ph. D. (within the past five years) who has either received a bachelor’s degree from a non-North American university or else has lived for a substantial period outside the United States. The International Studies Program brings together faculty from a diverse array of departments and programs and offers six interdisciplinary undergraduate majors: Global Studies, African Studies, Asian Studies, Caribbean and Latin American Studies, Middle East Studies, and Russian and Eurasian Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach three classes over the course of the year and deliver a research lecture in the spring semester.

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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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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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