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CfP: World Literature and Global Core Texts

World Literature and Global Core Texts

Singapore University of Technology and Design, 26-27 June 2017

CfP Deadline: 15 January 2017

Keynote speakers: David Damrosch, Harvard University &
Deborah Martinsen, Columbia University

Abstracts containing 500 words are invited for submission by 15 January 2017. The selected panelists will be notified by 20 February 2017. Generous funding is available for full or partial airfare and accommodation. All abstracts and queries can be sent to

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Call for: Best publications of 2016 in South Asia studies

Looking for the 'BEST OF 2016 publications in South Asia studies

Deadline: 6 January 2017

In January 2017 BASAS will be launching an annual round up of the most interesting and innovative South Asian Studies publications. The list will include work published during the previous year - 2016. We're looking for publications that have won prizes and plaudits as well as those that ought to have. We will accept submissions from authors and readers. 

Please submit publications, with (max) 150 words in support of the submission, to by 6 January 2017.

Keep an eye on @BASASofficial for more info and updates.

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CfP: Pakistan at Seventy: The Long View

Pakistan at Seventy: The Long View

Lahore University of Management Sciences, LUMS, Lahore, April 6-8 2017

CfP open: contact

The conference invites scholars from different parts of the world, and from within the country, who have devoted their careers to study Pakistan to offer their assessment of the progress, achievements, problems, constraints and challenges that Pakistan faces today. Pakistan's journey through the past seven decades presents a mixed picture of progress, difficulties and hope. Pakistan remains a nation and state in the making with troubled legacies and the great promise from its strong civil society, geopolitical location, size of the population, economic potential and rich but untapped natural resource base. The conference solicits scholarly contributions in all critical areas, in every discipline of the humanities and social sciences, on the study of Pakistan, evaluating and assessing its failures, achievements and potential for progress. Scholars interested in forming a panel or presenting in a panel should contact the conference organizer: Dr Rasul Bux Rais



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CfP: Maratha-Mughal Relations: Through North-South Historical Linkage

Maratha-Mughal Relations: Through North-South Historical Linkage

Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Agra, U.P.,19-21 February 2017, 

CfP deadline:15 December 2016

The north-south (Deccan) connections have always evoked respite and curiosity among scholars and commoners, ‘Maratha-Mughal Relations: Through North-South Historical linkage’ is an attempt to explore the historical connection through cultural, political and economic perspectives between two main regions of Indian Sub-continent i.e. The Great Indian Plains nurtured by river Ganges and river Yamuna and The Deccan Plateau cultures where civilizations’ were cradled on the banks of River Narmada, Godavari and Krishna.

The proposed conference intends to explore the North-Deccan/South historical connections through political and cultural facets. We invite scholars from the social sciences and humanities, as well as interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research areas, to contribute paper proposals.

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