Five applications for Planning and Networking
15 November, 2001, was the closing date for applications to the second
round of SASNET grants for planning and continued networking. Five
applications were received; four concerning research projects, and one
concerning an educational programme.
The allocation of grants will now be decided by a reference group, consisting
of Prof Pamela Price (Department of History,
Oslo), Dr Neil Webster (Centre for Development
Research, Copenhagen), and Dr Malin Åkerblom (International
Science Programme, Uppsala). The decisions will be presented on 24
Workshop about global networking
The SASNET workshop about global networking in South Asian studies took
place in Lund on 2728 August 2001. About 40 persons attended the
workshop and gave a good start for SASNETs global networking. Full
report with all the papers read at the workshop.
Now is the complete discussion that followed on Dr Mats Benner´s
and Dr Rita Afsar´s papers transcripted and available here
on the Gateway. Read the very fruitful discussion.
Open House seminars. SASNET has started
a series of Open House seminars at its root node office in Lund. The first
seminar was held by Prof Staffan Lindberg, SASNET director, on
9 November, 2001. Staffan, who had just returned from a tour to Africa,
talked about how the war on terrorism in Afghanistan has been interpreted
in Tanzania, and he also gave his assessment of the political implications
for South Asia.
More information on this and other arrangements which SASNET has been
engaged in the past year. The next Open House seminar will be held in
the end of January, 2002.
SASNET will arrange a symposium for Swedish
doctoral students and post-docs in the autumn 2002. Prepararations
are under way, with informal meetings being held with PhD candidates in
Lund and Stockholm. More information will be given later.
Community News and conferences:
The Nordic Centre in New Delhi was supposed
to be inaugurated in November, 2001, but due to a delayal in the final
clearance from the Indian authorities it is still not clear exactly when
the centre will be inaugurated. More information through the director
for Nordic Centre, Dr Stig Toft Madsen.
The Swedish Research
Council decided in the middle of November upon research grants for
20022004. Lists of the applications which
were given grants in different disciplines.
International Programme Office for
Education and Training decided on 3 December, 2001, upon the Palme-Linnaeus
grants for the year 2001/02. 27 Swedish colleges/universities sent
in a total of 153 applications for different projects. Out of these, grants
were given to 119 projects, sharing 8,2 Million SEK.
Applications for Palme-Linnaeus grants for the contract period
1 July, 2002 30 June, 2003, has to be delivered to the International
Office, or equivalent authority, at the local Swedish university not later
than 1 February, 2002. More
The South Asia seminar
series at Uppsala University continues on 10 January, when Kathinka
Fröystad from Oslo university will talk on From Muslims
to Dalits: Hindu Nationalism seen from below, 19921997.
Venue: Språkvetenskapligt Centrum, Villavägen 4, room 16/0054.
The United Nations
Research Institute for Social Development, UNRISD, carries out research
on the social dimensions of contemporary problems affecting development.
Through its research, UNRISD stimulates dialogue and contributes to policy
debates on key issues of social development within and outside the United
Nations system. Right now papers
from the conference on The Need to Rethink Development Economics,
held 78 September 2001 at Cape Town, South Africa, are available.
A workshop on Paradigms
of Conflict Resolution and Peace Process in South Asia is organised
by the International Relations Department, University of Karachi, on 2223
Conference on Modern South Asian Studies takes place at Heidelberg,
Germany, on 914 September, 2002. The full list of panels can be
seen on the
conference home page, and abstracts of some papers are available.
The Global Conference
on Genocide will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on January, 13-14,
The Committee on
the Enhancement of South Asian Studies at Loyola University, Chicago,
USA, announces an undergraduate two days conference on South Asian Studies
from Oct. 26, 2002, at the University's Lake Shore Campus. Undergraduates,
recent college graduates, and first year graduate students are invited
to submit abstracts of about 250 words to the Committee for consideration.
For further information contact Prof Vincent Mahler in the Dept of Political
Science, Loyola University.
The Danish Ph D
Network on Development and International Relations invites applications
from Danish and foreign Ph.D. candidates for participation in an intense
four-day Ph D Researcher Training Course on The Third World in
the Global Governance System, on 2427 February 2002. Venue:
Store Restrup Herregaard, Nibe, Denmark.
The Faculty Senate
of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, organizes an international
conference on Information Technology and the University in Asia
on 35 April, 2002.
The Dept of Women
and Gender Studies, at Makerere University, Uganda, organises the
8th International interdisciplinary congress on Women, with the themeGendered
Worlds: Gains and Challenges, on 2326 July, 2002, in Kampala.
New and updated items on SASNET web site
SASNET offers a guide to important analyses
of the War on terrorism in Afghanistan and its implications for South
Asia, in Swedish newspapers and magazines (available
on the Internet), as well as in international media. For articles in South
Asian media on the issue, look at our separate links pages for newspapers
Guide to funding agencies. SASNET gives
the addresses to where to apply for research grants and institutional
support for research and education in studies on South Asia. More
God has 99 names tours the country during three years.
It is presently on show in Uppsala, at Storgården, Gamla Uppsala,
between 1 December 2001 and 13 January 2002, after which it will be shown
at Regionmuseet i Skåne, Kristianstad, from 27 January 10
mars 2002. In God has 99 names young people from different
ethnic backgrounds give an account of the world's major religions not
only as theoretical knowledge but presented to all the senses. More
information on the exhibition.
Staffan Lindberg Lars
SASNET/ Swedish South Asian Studies Network
SASNET is a national network
for research, education, and information about South Asia, based at
Lund University. The aim is to encourage and promote an open and dynamic
networking process, in which Swedish researchers co-operate with researchers
in South Asia and globally.
The network is open to all sciences. Priority is given to co-operation
between disciplines and across faculties, as well as institutions in
the Nordic countries and in South Asia. The basic idea is that South
Asian studies will be most fruitfully pursued in co-operation between
researchers, working in different institutions with a solid base in
their mother disciplines.
The network is financed by Sida (Swedish
International Development Cooperation Agency) and by Lund
Postal address: SASNET Swedish South Asian Studies Network,
Lund University, P O Box 117, S-221 00 Lund Visiting address: Gamla Kirurgen, Sandgatan 3, first floor,
room no. 230 Phone: + 46 46 222 73 40 Fax: + 46 46 222 96 65 E-mail:email@example.com Web site:
http://www.sasnet.lu.se Our office is manned weekdays 9-17, and open to visitors.