Due to technical reasons EASAS is not able to accept applications for membership until the end of February 2019. Other services remain unaffected by this. EASAS sincerely apologizes for any inconveniences and hopes for your understanding. EASAS is looking forward for new members to apply from March 2019 onwards.

The opportunity to apply for membership will be announced as soon as possible on our homepage.


Welcome to the website of The European Association for South Asian Studies (EASAS). EASAS is a charitable, academic association engaged in the support of research and teaching concerning South Asia with regard to all periods and fields of study. The objectives of EASAS are to promote South Asian Studies in all countries of Europe.


The objectives of EASAS are achieved especially through the following activities:

  • organization of workshops, study events, conferences and symposia in the field of South Asian Studies,
  • support of young scholars in Europe, for example through the organization of PhD workshops or through the donation of grants for a limited period of time; the respective research results will be made publicly available,
  • publications in the field of South Asian Studies, especially publications of scientific research results,
  • publication and distribution of a Newsletter for members.


The Council of EASAS


The council of the EASAS consists of the executive board which is constituted by the president, the vice-president and the treasurer, and in addition, of an advisory committee with at least six and at most nine other individuals reflecting the various academic disciplines represented by the Association as well as the regional specialisations of the members. EASAS members with voting rights elect the council for a two-year period.


Executive Board:


DANUTA STASIK, University of Warsaw, Poland

MARTIN FUCHS, Max-Weber-Kolleg, University of Erfurt, Germany

PETER B. ANDERSEN, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Advisory Committee:
GUNNEL CEDERLÖF, Linnaeus University, Sweden
ALESSANDRA CONSOLARO, University of Turin, Italy
SANJUKTA DAS GUPTA, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

LARS EKLUND, University of Lund, Sweden

MARTIN GAENSZLE, University of Vienna, Austria
JOSE MAPRIL, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
ALEKSANDRA TUREK, University of Warsaw, Poland