The 27th European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS) will take place at the University of Turin, Italy, from 26 to 29 July 2023.
The conference is organized and hosted by the University of Turin – Department of Humanities, Department of Culture, Politics and Societies, Department of Law, Department of Foreign Languages, and Interdepartmental Centre “Istituto di Studi sull’Asia” (ISA). Turin is the cradle of the Italian Indological Studies that had a beginning in 1852, when a chair in Sanskrit Studies was established at the University, but fertile ground had already been laid by the tradition of teaching about the Near East, established at the University the year after its foundation in 1405. In the second part of the 20th century, the study of South Asia was renewed, combining social science-based methods and findings with those of classical Indology. South Asian Studies in Italy cover today a wide range of disciplines and interests, and extends across several institutions. Thinking of the future, the motto of the Turin ECSAS conference will be “Building Sustainable Research Networks”. We particularly welcome panels aiming to build creative and productive research groups and promoting trans-, inter- or multidisciplinary approaches. We encourage the creation of research communities that promote connectedness between people, deepen the capacity for supportive collegiality, and support researchers of all levels.
For more information about ECSAS 2023, please visit the conference website: https://ecsas2023turin.eu/
We look forward to seeing you in Turin in 2023!
Alessandra Consolaro and Tommaso Bobbio (Conveners)
Danuta Stasik (EASAS President)