British Association for South Asian Studies

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03 October 2016

Call for Papers: BASAS 2017

19-21 April 2017


The BASAS annual conference seeks to bring together the latest scholarship in the field of South Asian studies in Britain and abroad.

The conference is hosted by the University of Nottingham’s Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies (IAPS) and Nottingham Trent University’s Postcolonial Studies Centre.

This year's keynote speaker is feminist historian and publisher, Urvashi Butalia.

Call for Papers

We invite proposals for both panels and independent papers from all humanities, arts, and social science disciplines, covering research on the breadth of South Asia and its diaspora. As always we welcome bold, innovative, and interdisciplinary approaches.

Download the Call for Papers here.

Submission Guidelines:
Please submit your panel and paper proposals to the conference organisers at

Panel proposals (150-200 word abstract). Panels will last for 90 minutes, and it is advisable that proposals allow sufficient time for the presentation of papers as well as discussion.
Independent papers (100-150 word abstract). Papers should be 20 minutes long.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 November 2016

Further information can be found here.


 This is a member only event. Any new membership or membership renewal made after 1st October 2016 will be automatically transfered to membership for 2017. To learn more about membership and apply, please visit: