SASNET Director Prof. Staffan Lindberg together
with Prof. em. Dietmar Rothermund from South Asia Institute at the
conference in Heidelberg.
represented at the Heidelberg Conference SASNET was represented by both Staffan Lindberg and Lars Eklund at
the 17th European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies, which took
place at Heidelberg, Germany, 914 September, 2002. 300 participating
South Asia researchers from all over the World made the conference into
a major event. More
information on the conference.
We also present a few snapshots from the conference. See
18th EASAS conference at Lund 2004 SASNET and Lund University will host the 18th European Conference
on Modern South Asian Studies, sheduled for the Summer 2004. The decision
was taken on the last day of the Heidelberg conference. More information
on the coming conference, including invitations for papers, will appear
on SASNETs web page, http://www.sasnet.lu.se/researchf.html
after 4 October, 2002.
Announcement for new planning grants The next round of SASNET Planning and Networking grants has been
announced. Last date for applications is Friday 15 November, 2002. More
information on http://www.sasnet.lu.se/grantsinvit.html.
PhD Symposium in October, last date for
applications Last date for applications to take part in the SASNET symposium for
Swedish PhD students and post-docs engagedin research related
to South Asia has been extended to Tuesday 1 October. Another 15 participants
are still welcome. The symposium will take place on 2527 October
2002, at Marstrands Varmbadhus, north of Göteborg, and will be devoted
to discuss the situation of PhD students in South Asian Studies or South
Asia relevant studies (recruitment, fieldwork, supervision, finishing,
post-doc situation). Full details on the symposium.
Professor John Degnbol-Martinussen dead The internationally renowned professor John Degnbol-Martinussen at
Roskilde University, Denmark, suddenly passed away on 23 September, 2002.
Martinussen, working at the Dept of Geography and International Development
Studies at Roskilde, had specialised on the study of the states
role in societal development particularly in South and Southeast
Asia, and the political economy of industrial development, and he was
one of the leading South Asia scholars in the Nordic region. He was scheduled
to take part as a senior resource person in SASNETs symposium for
PhD students in Marstrand in October.
Expressions of Interest for EUs 6th
The European Commission has received 11 500 Expressions of interest to
participate in research actions with an Integrated Project or a Network
of Excellence for topics throughout the seven thematic priorities of the
6th Framework Programme Proposal. More
information from the CORDIS FP6 page.
Graduation ceremony at IIIEE Three Indian students will get their degrees from the Masters
of Science Programme in Environmental Management and Policy, at Lund University,
on Friday 4 October, 2002. The 60 credits course is run by the International
Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, IIIEE. The Indian ambassador
to Sweden, Ms Chitra Narayanan, will be the chief guest at the graduation
ceremony. More information.
Dissertation on Islamic banks in Bangladesh Mohammed Nurul Alam, at the Dept of Business Administration, Lund
University, defends his doctoral thesis on Financing Small and
Cottage Industries in Bangladesh by Islamic Banks: An Institutional Network
Approach, on Thursday 24 October, 10.00. Venue: School of Economics
& Management, room EC3:207. Faculty opponent is Professor Amjad Hadjikhani,
Dept of Business Administration, Uppsala University.
Conferences and courses
Education in Developing Countries The Nordic Association for the Study of Education in Developing Countries
invites to the 18th NASEDEC Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, 1719
January, 2003. The conferences theme is Perceptions and
Meanings of Education, and is open to students, lecturers, teachers,
researchers, and educators involved in or associated with education in
developing countries. Deadline for registration is December 15, 2002.
Swedish Development Studies research A conference on Swedish Development Studies research, named Fattiga
och rika. Aktuell utvecklingsforskning och dess villkor i Sverige
is organised at Lund University 911 January, 2003. All Swedish researchers
in the field are welcome. More information.
Professor Eric Karunanayake from the
Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology,
University of Colombo, holds a seminar on Reverse the Brain Drain!
Research Possibilities in Life Sciences in Sri Lanka, at the
Collegium for Development Studies, Uppsala University, on Tuesday 1 October,
2002, 14.1516.15. Venue: Clasonsalen, Övre Slottsgatan 1.
Dr Prakash Nelliyat, environmental economist from Madras School
of Economics, Chennai, India, has been invited by SASNET to lecture
at Lund University, on Environmental cost of T-shirts. The case
of Tirupur, India, on Wednesday 2 October, 2002, 1315.
Venue: Seminar room, Dept of Human Ecology, Finngatan 16.
A Workshop on Local Governance
in Transformation is arranged
by the Seminar for Development Studies (SDS) at Uppsala University, 45
October, 2002. Venue: Akademihotellet (former International Training Centre),
Övre Slottsgatan 1, the Clason room. See the
programme (as a rtf-file). The workshop includes a lecture by Beppe
Karlsson, Dept of Cultural Anthropopgy, on Ethnic Homelands as
a form of Indigenous Self-Governance: Cases from Indias Northeast.
For more information contact Björn Lindgren or Maria Edin.
Professor Bhupinder Brar from Dept of Political
Science, University of Punjab, Chandigarh, India, has been invited
by SASNET to lecture on Stability and Security in South Asia:
Towards a Post-Nationalist Perspective, at Lund University,
Wednesday 9 October, 1315. Venue: Dept of Sociology, Conference
room 1, Paradisgatan 5.
Professor Sunanda Sen from the Centre for
Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi,
India, holds an open seminar at Lund University, on Global Finance
and Development, on Wednesday 16 October, 2002, 14.15. Venue:
Ekonomicentrum, room 136, Tycho Brahes väg 1. More
information from Neelambar Hatti.
News on courses and education
Courses at Museion, Göteborg University Museion offers a 20 credits course on World
history of Everyday life, and a 20 credits course on Other
Modes of Thought: A Course in Comparative Cosmology in the Autumn
2002/spring 2003. More information.
Museion also starts a new 80 credits Masters programme in International
Museum Studies in September; in partnership with the National Museum of
World Cultures. More information.
New and updated items on SASNET web site
Change of front
In order to more clearly show that Afghanistan has been included in the
region with which SASNET is working, a change has been made of the front
page of our web site. We have also made direct access from the front page
to the sub-page on Culture. The redesign has been made by the same person
who made the original one, namely the graphic artist Bengt Serenander
in Stockholm. http://www.sasnet.lu.se
More Swedish departments where research
on South Asia is going on: Added to the list of research environments at Swedish universities,
presented by SASNET. The full list now includes more than 60 departments.
Go to the presentation page.
Cultural Events connected to South Asia in Scandinavia
Odissi dance performances in Göteborg on 28 September
The Swedish trained Odissi dancer Anette Claesson will give a performance
at Göteborgs stadsbibliotek, the foyer, on Saturday 28 September,
15.30. Anette who has studied Odissi dance in New Delhi on a scholarship
from the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, and was written about
in the latest issue of the magazine SYDASIEN,
will also perform at Göteborg Stadsteater the same day, 28 September,
between 23.00 and midnight, in a Odissi perfomance named Eleventh
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:firstname.lastname@example.org Web site:
http://www.sasnet.lu.se Our office is manned weekdays 9-17, and open to visitors.