EASAS Events

  • Call to organize the 2018 EASAS Doctoral Workshop: The Call to Universities and Higher Education Institutions to host the 2018 EASAS Doctoral Workshop is now open till 31 January 2018. Click here for more information
  • Call for papers for the Academic Workshop: The Price of Belonging, 11-12 May 2018, is now closed.
  • 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 Jeunes Études Indiennes (AJEI) - an organisation which brings together young Indian and French researchers studying India - is pleased to share with you the call for contributions for its 20th annual workshop which will be held at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi the 19th, 20th and 21st March 2018. The topic of the 2018 edition is : "Image(s) of India". You can download the Call for Papers here. The propositions of contribution (500 words max) have to be sent before the 10th of February 2018. This workshop is organised by Apolline Bailleux (Université de Strasbourg), Maël Bayad (Université de Strasbourg) et Nicolas Lainé (Université de Strasbourg). Click here for the application form. Don't hesitate to contact the board for any further informations concerning the organisation of the workshop:
  • The Missing: Memory, Migration and Partition

    Launch event for Migrant Memory and the Postcolonial Imagination (2017-2022)

    Where: Loughborough University London, 3 Lesney Avenue, The Broadcast Centre, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E15 2GZ When: 2pm – 5.30pm, including a drinks reception 8th February, 2018


    All are welcome to join us for an afternoon of discussion, launching the new project Migrant Memory and the Postcolonial Imagination: British Asian Memory, Identity and Community after Partition. Funded by The Leverhulme Trust, this five-year project explores memory in South Asian communities in Loughborough and in Tower Hamlets, London. Professor Emily Keightley leads a team of seven researchers to examine the cultural practices through which people remember the past. A key focus is on memories of the 1947 Partition of British India: the project asks how memories of Partition circulate in diasporic contexts and how they contribute to both individual and community identities. The project is grounded in collaboration with partner organisations in London and Loughborough, including Tower Hamlets Council, East London Dance, Charnwood Arts and Equality Action. At this launch event, a panel of invited speakers will present in response to their own research and the project’s themes: Partition, diaspora and memory. The session will be followed by a drinks reception. This event is organised in collaboration with Radar, Loughborough University’s Contemporary Art programme that commissions artists to respond to academic research.


    Panel speakers: Dawinder Bansal, Creative Producer Kazi Ruksana Begum, Arts Development Officer, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Professor Raminder Kaur Kahlon, Professor of Anthropology & Cultural Studies (University of Sussex) Professor Emily Keightley, Professor of Media and Memory Studies (Loughborough University) Dr Churnjeet Mahn, Chancellor’s Fellow and Senior Lecturer in English Literature (University of Strathclyde) Kevin Ryan, Charnwood Arts Dr Pippa Virdee, Senior Lecturer in Modern South Asian History (De Montfort University)



    Attendance is free and open to all, but tickets should be booked in advance. Please register through this link:;_memory%7B_migration_and_partition


    Project team: Professor Emily Keightley (Principal Investigator) Dr Chloë Alaghband-Zadeh (Research Associate) Dr Clelia Clini (Research Associate) Diwas Bisht (PhD Student) Julia Giese (PhD Student) Mona Khan (PhD Student) Nathan Ritchie (PhD Student) Denise Wade (Project Administrator




  • 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, 2018. 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. The Call for Papers in now open and closes December 31 2017, see Call for Papers
    Conference Website: