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BASAS Annual Conference in Nottingham

19-21 April in Nottingham, England
On 19-21 April 2017, the British Association of South Asian Studies (BASAS) will hold its annual conference in Nottingham. The conference is hosted by Nottingham University’s Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies (IAPS) and Nottingham Trent University’s Postcolonial Studies Centre. The keynote speaker is Urvashi Butalia, sponsored by IAPS.

Call for papers is now closed.

This year there is no specific theme for the conference - proposals are welcome for both panels and independent papers from all humanities, arts, and social science disciplines, covering research on the breadth of South Asia and its diaspora. As always bold, innovative, and interdisciplinary approaches are appreciated.

Panel and paper proposals

Panel and paper proposals shoud be sent to to the conference organisers at basas2017 [at] before 30 November 2016. Please provide full contact details (mailing and emailing addresses) for your paper and/or for each member of your panel.
Note on panel proposals: Panel proposals are to be accompanied by individual paper abstracts for each of the proposed panel members (100-150 words). The panel organiser(s) should also arrange for a chair (who can be a panellist). Please note: Incomplete panel proposals will not be accepted. Panel organisers are expected to have confirmed speakers and chair prior to submitting. The conference organisers may seek to add additional individual papers to accepted papers, in discussion with panel organisers.

Funding: There will be a limited number of bursaries to the value of £50 available to students and unwaged participants. Those who wish to be considered for these bursaries should include a covering note in support of their request, detailing any additional institutional support for conference participation for which they may be eligible. This must be submitted by the deadline of 30 November 2016.

Registration will open in January 2017. Registration deadline: 15 March 2017. 

BASAS paper prize for graduate students

An award of £250 will be made for the best paper presented at the Annual Conference. Entries should be no longer than 7000 words and submitted no later than 15 March 2017 to the conference organisers at basas2017 [at]  A panel of judges comprising the conference organisers and council members will make the final decision based on the paper and the presentation.  The winning paper may be considered for publication in one of BASAS's associated journals, Contemporary South Asia or South Asian Studies.

More information.