EASAS Events

  • Call for papers for the Academic Workshop: The Price of Belonging, 11-12 May 2018.
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  • The Call for Proposals for the 11th EASAS Doctoral Workshop 2017, taking place at the University of Naples from 22 to 24 September 2017, is now closed.

Past EASAS Events

  • The third EASAS Workshop on ‘Potent Substances’ between Asia and Europe: Redefining materia medica in Tibetan and Himalayan Medicine and Buddhist Ritual took place at the University of Vienna, Austria, from 1 to 4 September 2016. This workshop will focus on how medical and ritual substances are identified and categorised in Tibetan traditions, as well as possible impacts on their ‘potency’ within recent EU pharmaceutical regulations.

  • The second EASAS Workshop on South Asian Apparel Workers in the Post-Rana Plaza World: Worker Health Beyond the Factory Floor took place at the University of Edinburgh, UK, from 15 to 16 July 2016. This workshop focused on worker health in the garment industry since the collapse of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh in 2013.

  • The first EASAS Workshop on Opening Up Intimate Spaces: Women Writing and Autobiography in India took place at the Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan, Poland, from 19 to 20 May 2016. This workshop focused on Indian women’s writings in India. Most studies of India have tended to focus on the public and the political spheres, seeing them entirely in masculine terms. The fact of women’s much lower literacy levels, their containment within ideologies of femininity and domesticity, compounded by the deafening silence of the imperial archive on women’s experiences have led to the relegation of women’s writings to the margins of mainstream Indian history. This workshop follows an important shift in studies of Indian history towards a reappraisal of women’s roles in the making of pre-modern and modern India by focusing on their writings about their lives.

Other Events Related to South Asian Studies

  • The 2018 BASAS Conference to be held at the University of Exeter, from Wednesday 18th April to Friday 20th April 2018. Click here for more information

  • The Association of Young Studies on India (AJEI Association des Jeunes Etudes Indiennes) is pleased to open the call for proposal for the 20th edition of its annual workshop.

    If you want to join the association, or if you are already member, and you wish to organize the next workshop please send a proposal before November 20th to

    The proposal must include a brief description of the topic with several possible sub-topics and a place in India where to host the workshop with the technical support of a local institution (Universities and Institutes of research). The workshop will take place next spring. Team's proposal are strongly encouraged. The format attended is a three day workshop with opening lectures, daily presentations of papers discussed by senior researchers and organized in panels, methodological workshops and a concluding session.

    The AJEI  is a student organization whose members are young researchers coming from various disciplines of the human and social sciences (from masters degree to postdoctoral level) whose area of research is South Asia. Since 1998 the AJEI organizes an annual workshop in India with the support of international and local partners to bring students and scholars together in order to discuss selected topics. One of the goals of the workshop is also to interact informally, and build relationships, towards creating a strong international network of researchers.

    Please have a look at the supporting documents check the page "Ateliers Jeunes Chercheurs" on the web site

    Don't hesitate to contact the board for any further informations concerning the organisation of the workshop:

  • Call for Papers – “Everyday Security Practices in Asia”

    for the upcoming spring issue 2018 of our journal IQAS – International Quarterly for Asian Studies (formerly Internationales Asienforum), we invite papers that address the following questions: How do people in Asia imagine (in)security? What do they consider threatening, and what worth securing? How do they go about security in their daily routine and perhaps even unconscious activities? And how do these practices possibly differ from or, on the contrary, reflect either global or national security paradigms?

    We look forward to receiving proposals before 20 November 2017. We would be grateful if you could forward this call to further colleagues working on similar themes. Thank you very much!

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  • Call for Papers - "Creating Inclusive Organizational & Public Spaces
    The International Conference on “Creating Inclusive Organizational & Public Spaces” is being organized by the Centre for Governance and Public Management (CGPM) of the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). CGPM’s International conference will be a two-day event and will take place at LUMS on March 30-31, 2017. Full papers, developing papers and cases would be presented on various themes and Best Paper Awards will be presented during the conference. This inter-disciplinary conference aims to bring together scholars having different thematic, geographical and methodological expertise to engage with contemporary debates about the governance and management of space in contemporary organizations and polity. The conference would focus on the role of management and policy in creating more inclusive spaces in organizations and the wider society.
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  • Kyoto University and Heidelberg University Joint Degree Master Students Orientations
    Kyoto University and Heidelberg University established a new joint degree program in Transcultural Studies, a research oriented MA program with a focus on cultural dynamics between and within Asia and Europe.
    We are holding orientations in Japan and Germany for interested students in November and would like to distribute this information to the members of the EASAS. Click here for more information