British Association for South Asian Studies


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CfP: From Floor to Ceiling: A symposium on South Asian murals and floor-drawings

From Floor to Ceiling:
A symposium on South Asian murals and floor-drawings
26 October 2013
University of Westminster, London


CREAM and SAAG are delighted to be joining forces to run the above symposium in 2013. The purpose of this event is to spark debate and encourage collaboration and exchange on the vast but, thus far, under-researched area of South Asian mural and floor-drawing traditions and their contemporary manifestations.


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Job: UNRISD Research Coordinator

UNRISD seeks an outstanding researcher in the field of gender and development to coordinate its programme of work in this area.

Deadline for applications: 13th October 2013

Geneva, Switzerland

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CfP: Intersectional Knowledges – Rethinking Inequality in South Asia

Young South Asia Scholars Meet (Y-SASM)

Zurich, 5th-7th September 2013

We invite contributions for the annual Young South Asia Scholars Meet (Y-SASM) which will take place from 5th -7th September in Zurich. Since 2009, Y-SASM has provided a platform for interdisciplinary exchange among junior scholars in the field of South Asian Studies, including PhD students, advanced MA students, early career Post-Docs and non-tenured faculty staff, in the German-speaking academia and beyond (

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BASAS Campaign

On 11th July, 2013, we launched our BASAS Campaign. We announced our intention to establish an endowment fund, and we pledged to use our expertise to ensure BASAS continues to support workshops, language training grants, and other initiatives to sustain the study and research of the countries and people of South Asia.

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With an ever increasing membership we are aware that it is not always possible for everyone to join us, we are therefore adding to the association’s website, on an ongoing basis, audio podcasts from our Annul Lectures, and Annual Conferences.


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