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08 December 2016

CfP: Futures Past: South Asia Now and Then

 Futures Past: South Asia Now and Then

White Rose South Asia Network Inaugural Graduate Workshop, University of Leeds, 22 May 2017

CfP deadline: 15 January 2017

We are pleased to invite submissions of abstracts from research students for the inaugural White Rose South Asia Network graduate workshop. The workshop will be held at the University of Leeds on Monday 22nd May 2017 on the theme of 'Futures Past: South Asia Now and Then'.

This one-day interdisciplinary workshop will bring together graduate students from across the arts, humanities and social sciences whose research focuses upon South Asia or South Asian networks and diaspora in any time period or locale. The broad theme is intended to facilitate debate on diverse topics which could include but are not limited to: pre-colonial, colonial and postcolonial histories; migration, mobilities, and diaspora; literature, arts and films; contemporary politics and society; gender studies; and religious and cultural studies.

We encourage submissions from research students at both early and late stages of their research degrees who wish to present their work in an engaging and supportive environment. Selected contributors will be required to submit papers of approximately 5,000-8,000 words in advance of the workshop. Each paper will be summarised and discussed by another research student and an academic from the White Rose South Asia Network before time is given to the author to respond to the points and questions raised.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words and a brief bio by email to by 15 January 2017.

Spaces on the workshop are limited to 12 and are open to research students from any university. There is a limited number of travel and accommodation bursaries for speakers.

Full details here