Due to technical reasons EASAS is not able to accept applications for membership until 25 March 2019. Other services remain unaffected by this. EASAS sincerely apologizes for any inconveniences and hopes for your understanding.
You can find the complete Call here.
The deadline for submitting proposals is 30 April 2019.
Applicants must be members of EASAS at the time of submission of the application for funding.
Conveners: Dr Margret Frenz, University of Stuttgart and Dr Georg Berkemer, Humboldt-University Berlin.
The panel submission is open from 4 February until 14 April 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