SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES NETWORK
2 September 2011
• SASNET website redesigned and restructured
SASNET is strongly involved in planning for these academic seminars and related cultural programmes that are organised in collaboration with the Indian embassies in Copenhagen and Stockholm, and with support from the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). Invited scholars include Professor William Radice, SOAS, University of London; Dr. Reba Som, Director, ICCR Rabindranath Tagore Centre in Kolkata; and Professor Asoke Bhattacharya, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
The seminar at Lund University will be held on Wednesday 21 September, 09.00–13.00, at Stadshallen in central Lund. The seminar will be attended by the Ambassadors from both Bangladesh and India, Mr. Gousal Azam Sarker and Mr. Ashok Sajjanhar respectively. See the full programme.
– In Copenhagen the seminar will be held on Monday 19th September, 10.00–16.00. It is jointly organised by the Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, Asian Dynamics Initiative (ADI), and the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS). Venue: Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Building 23, Auditorium 23.0.49, Njalsgade 128. See the full programme for the Copenhagen seminar.
– The seminar at Stockholm University will be held on Thursday 22 September, 09.00–17.15. This programme is jointly organized by the university’s Dept. of Oriental languages and Dept. of
Theatre and Dance Studies. Venue: Main Hall (Aulan) at the Department of Oriental Languages, Kräftriket 4A, Stockholm University.
– In Uppsala, the commemorative event will be organised as a Public Workshop, and be held on Friday 23 September, 10.15–13.00. It is being organized by Uppsala University’s Forum for South Asian Studies in collaboration with the Dept. of History, the Dept. for Comparative Literature and the Dept. for Linguistics and Philology. Venue: Evolutionbiologiskt Centrum (Villavägen, opposite Café Viktoria), Ekmansalen, Uppsala. More information.
• Doctoral dissertation about Forming Local Citizens in
• NCI launches full semester Hindi programme in Varanasi
• NCI workshop on Conducting Fieldwork in Asia in Kolkata
growth politics and conflict in Asia
Forum for Asian Studies at Stockholm University and the Nordic Institute for Asian Studies (NIAS) in Copenhagen jointly arrange the 5th Annual Nordic NIAS Council Conference & PhD Course in Stockholm on 21–25 November 2011. The theme for the 2011 event is ”Political regimes, growth politics and conflict in Asia. Responses to changing environmental, economic and socio-cultural conditions in Asia”. The primary focus of the conference is the responses to these ongoing socio-economic, cultural, economic and environmental changes in Asia. In what ways are changes being interpreted by actors in Asian societies? What are the nature and implications of the encounters produced by these recent changes? Conference participation is open to all scholars and graduate students. As this is an interdisciplinary conference we especially encourage contributions from all social science disciplines as well as interdisciplinary perspectives. Abstracts should be submitted before 1 October 2011.
The conference will be combined with workshop activities where doctoral candidates may present and discuss their research projects with senior researchers as well as other fellow doctoral candidates. The first two days will be devoted to panels and keynote speakers while the last two days will focus on workshops for doctoral students. The conference/workshop can be taken as a 7.5 ECTS credit course. More information.
• Swati Bannerjee lectures at Lund University
• Information about South Asia related business and politics in Sweden
• Indian Cultural Festival in Uppsala from 3 September
Swedish departments where research on
South Asia is going on: