The deadline for submitting proposals is 10 May 2019.
Proposals have to be sent directly to the conveners Dr Margret Frenz and Dr Georg Berkemer at <email@example.com> and <firstname.lastname@example.org>. The EASAS Council will select participants for the workshop and communicate the results by the end of May 2019. Chosen participants will then have to submitthe chapter/paper they are presenting in Stuttgart by 1 August 2019.
Applicants must be members of EASAS at the time of submission of the application for funding.
Please go to https://www.easas.eu/become-a-member/ to become a member.
You can find the complete Call here.
Dear Member of EASAS,
due to the technical delays in facilitating membership applications the organisers of the European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS) 2020 in Vienna have decided to extend the deadline for the submission of Panel Proposals.
The Call for Panels will be open until 5 May, 2019.
For information and Panel Submission go to https://ecsas2020.univie.ac.at/
The panel submission is open from 4 February until 5 May, 2019. Please go to the
conference website: https://ecsas2020.univie.ac.at/
EASAS membership required. Please note that all panel conveners must be EASAS
members at the time of submission. (Join here: https://www.easas.eu/become-a-member/)
At least one of the conveners must be based at a European institution.
For the complete Call for Panels click here.
We look forward to seeing you in Vienna in 2020!
Martin Gaenszle and Birgit Kellner (Conveners) and Danuta Stasik (EASAS President)
One of the stated aims of the European Association for South Asian Studies is to encourage and
support young scholars working in the field of South Asian Studies. In pursuit of this aim, the
Association offered awards linked to its biennial conference. Awards were to be made for the most
outstanding papers by currently registered research students presenting at the conference.
Awardees EASAS Research Student Award 2018 (in alphabetical order):
Madihah Akhter: A Wholly Unsuitable Heir: The Bhopal Sucession Case, 1924-26
Madihah Akhter is a fifth year PhD candidate specializing in modern South Asian history. She received a Master’s in history from Tufts University and a Bachelor’s in history from UCLA. Her research and teaching interests include modern South Asia, gender, queer and transhistory, and global history. Her doctoral dissertation, titled, "In Her Own Right: Sovereignty and Gender in Princely Bhopal, 1901-1926," explores the mutual dependencies and contestations of sovereignty between princely rulers and imperial administrators in the twentieth century. Specifically, she excavates the possibilities of princely sovereignty in Bhopal under the direction of its ruler, Sultan Jahan Begum (r. 1901-1926). Bhopal, located in central India, was the only princely state under female rule in the twentieth century and was the second largest Muslim princely state in India. In this project, she interrogates the conceptual and practical articulations of "in her own right" through gendered space, history writing, anticolonialism, symbolism and succession. Her dissertation engages with political theory on early modern and modern sovereignty in South Asia, feminist analysis of performance and embodied sovereignties, and postcolonial scholarship on anticolonialism and nationalism.
Sara Kazmi: Gender, Vernacular Tradition and the Politics of Voice in Punjabi Poetry: Radical Re-tellings of Hir by Amrita Pritam and Nasreen Anjum Bhatti
South Asia Anthropology Group UK (SAAG) 2019 Call for Papers
“Narratives of Transition: Everyday Politics and Social Change”
For SAAG 2019 we propose to focus on ideas of transformation, change and transition. This is to draw attention to how powerful historical processes are experienced, negotiated and embodied in empirical scenarios and in ethnographic writing, and to move towards new analytical concepts. Rather than just focus on the ways in which historical categories, power structures, relationships and rituals are maintained, we ask how they are being transformed or modified in contemporary South Asia. What has shifted in the context of the seemingly immutable socio-political categories, like religious nationalism, political factionalism, tribal identity, ritual or caste? What can moments of change, and voices claiming new transitions, tell us about the societal and cultural dynamics on the subcontinent today? How do contemporary South Asians imagine futures beyond historically rooted categories? And what are the limits of these narratives of transition?
The SAAG annual conference will be held at LSE Anthropology Department on the 19th and 20th of September 2019. The theme for this year will be “Narratives of Transition: Everyday Politics and Social Change”. To participate, please send a paper title and an abstract of up to 250 words to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by the 27th May 2019. A limited number of travel grants will be available for students and colleagues from South Asia and for scholars and PhD students with lower incomes.
You can find the complete Call here.