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Cfp: The empire of the digital, views from South Asia and East Africa

21 May 2018, Institut Francais de Recherche en Afrique, Lakipia Road, Nairobi, Kenya

Call for Papers Deadline: 1 March 2018

This conference will discuss social issues raised by the spread of digital technologies in the Global South, focusing especially upon East Africa, South Asia and their inter-regional links. It aims at gathering a community of researchers from the social sciences (sociology, history, political science, information and communication studies, anthropology, geography and social studies of science and technology) who would be willing to address collectively the issue of digital change in an intercontinental perspective (both comparative and multi-sited), based on research upon South-Asia, East-Africa and their relations.


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Cfp: Conference, 'China and South Asia'

24-25 November, Shanghai University, China

CfP Deadline: 30 April 2018

As China goes global, South Asia and Indian Ocean is posit to play important roles in China’s economic and security environment. Vibrant and emerging democracies, growing economies and home to major religions of the world, South Asia juxtapose culture, economy and politics. Regional connectivity and development plan offers substantive benefit to the regions but it is also changing the status quo and new makeover. Regional cooperative mechanism is relatively weak and internal rivalry lure great powers to play decisive role. China’s influence in the region is growing, the US is trying to maintain status-quo and India is rising to go beyond the region as well protecting its interests in the region. In this context, the conference aims to bring Chinese and International scholars to discuss and debate various issues concerning China and South Asia to build a harmonious region paving the way for Asian Century.

Conference proceeding will be published in the edited book or in a special issue of a reputed and referred journal.

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Job: Post Doc Research Assoc, Exeter University

Deadline for applicants : 1 March 2018

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The College of Humanities at Exeter University wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the work of Dr Nandini Chatterjee within the project Forms of Law in the Early Modern Persianate World, 17th-19th centuries. This full time post is available from 1st May 2018 to 30th April 2020. The successful applicant will study Persian and bi-lingual legal and administrative documents and other relevant material from one specific linguistic zone from the Indo-Persian world. This zone can be of Rajasthani, Marathi, or Gujarati, or another relevant South Asian language not already covered by the existing team. The broad research aim is to undertake a comparative study of the everyday practices and understandings of law within this cultural sphere, with close attention to language use.

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