Futures Past: South Asia Now and Then

The inaugural White Rose South Asia Network graduate workshop, kindly funded by WRoCAH. We are pleased to invite submissions of abstracts from research students.

Date: 22-05-2017
Time: 09:30 - 17:30

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 graduate 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 graduate 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 email abstracts to whiterosesouthasiagraduate@gmail.com by 15 January 2017. We will be able to reimburse speakers for return economy travel to Leeds and can offer one night of accommodation for students coming from further afield - more information will be provided. Lunch will be provided on the day for all attendees and speakers will be invited to a post-conference meal in Leeds.

Location: University of Leeds
Cost: Free