Successful 22nd European Conference on South Asian Studies in Lisbon
The 22nd European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS) was successfully held 25-28 July 2012 at the University Institute of Lisbon (also known as ISCTE-IUL) in Portugal. The conference featured no less than 51 panels. Full information on the conference page.
The keynote speakers were Professor Tanika Sarkar from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi; and Dr. David Washbrook from Trinity College, Cambridge University. Besides all the varied panels, a one-day programme was organised with interesting new documentary films such as Nilanjan Bhattacharya’s ”The Right Angle”, Anjali Monteiro’s and K P Jayasankar’s ”So Heddan So Hoddan”; and Aamir Bashir’s ”Harud” (Autumn). The film programme was coordinated by Paolo Favero, Senior Research Associate at ISCTE-IUL’s Centre for Research in Anthropology (previously Dept. of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University); and Giulia Battaglia, SOAS, London.
SASNET was represented at the 22nd ECSAS conference by both Anna Lindberg (who co-organised a panel on ”Marriage in South Asia. Practices and Transformations”) and Lars Eklund.
Read Lars personal report from the conference.
The biannual ECSAS conference is the largest gathering of South Asia oriented researchers in Europe, covering all fields from the humanities and social sciences to technology, natural sciences and medicine. The conference is held biannually under the aegis of the European Association of South Asian Studies (EASAS), a professional, non-profit organisation of scholars engaged in research and teaching concerning South Asia with regard to all periods and fields of study. (SASNET organised the 18th ECMSAS conference in Lund in 2004.)
The 23rd ECSAS conference will take place at the University of Zürich (Switzerland) from 23 to 26 July 2014. More information will follow on EASAS’ web page.