British Association for South Asian Studies

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Event: Old Traditions, New Visions: Art in India and Pakistan after 1947

Gallery 29, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
15 September 2017 to 18 March 2018

After the political freedom gained in 1947, Indian and Pakistani artists faced a significant challenge to express the new nations’ distinctive character and visions. Artists sought new modes of expression, engaging with the modern European art movements but remaining oriented toward their own traditions.
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Event: The Future of Area Studies: Raising Global Voices

SOAS University of London and Routledge will be holding a one-day Area Studies workshop in London, UK, featuring keynote sessions and follow-up discussion from key figures in the discipline. Bringing together journal editors, society and institutional partners, and researchers, the event is set to address the challenges and future direction of Area Studies research globally, with a particular focus on the ‘de-westernisation' of the discipline.
The day will also offer you the opportunity to share information and network with your peers and Routledge colleagues from both African and Asian Studies. It promises to be a truly collaborative and inspiring day, with the aim of establishing tangible outcomes for raising the profile of regional researchers and the impact of their work.

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Job: Visiting Fellowship in Myanmar Studies (Singapore)

The ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute (formerly Institute of Southeast Asian Studies) invites applications for Visiting Fellowships in Myanmar Studies.

Applicants must have received their Ph.D. degree in any area of the humanities or social sciences (especially economics, political science, sociology, anthropology). Successful applicants are expected to start on or after 1 April 2018 and must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree at the point of employment.
The fellowship term varies between 3 months and one year, with possible extension.

Application Deadline: 31 December 2017

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Cfp: ECSAS 25th Anniversary Conference

ECSAS will celebrate its 25th edition in Paris, hosted at the EHESS (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales—School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences). The main institutional organizer is the CEIAS (Centre d’Études de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud—Center for South Asian Studies, UMR 8564 CNRS/EHESS), which is the largest French research institute in the social sciences dealing with the Indian subcontinent.

Dates of Conference: 24th to 27th July 2018

Call for Papers Deadline: 30th November 2017

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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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