Geir Heierstad new NoFSA-net mailing list manager
From 1 May 2012, NoFSA-NET – the Nordic Forum for South Asia mailing list – has got a new list manager, Dr. Geir Heierstad (photo), Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), University of Oslo. Ram Gupta, who has been in charge of the NoFSA website and the NoFSA mailinglist ever since it was launched in 1996, is about to leave the University of Oslo for greener pastures elsewhere. Ram will, however, retain his seat on the NoFSA board.
NoFSA’s goal is to inform members about current events of potential interest to people who deal with South Asia in some capacity (e g students, volunteer organizations, journalists, etc.) in the Nordic region. NoFSA-NET works in close collaboration with SASNET. The mailing list has around 250 members, and the facebook group has almost the same number of members. Today, most of the activities are taking place via the facebook group.
The network is coordinated by PhD Candidate Kenneth Bo Nielsen at the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), Oslo. He is assisted by a board with representatives from Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. The ambition is to encourage South Asianists from all the Nordic countries to contribute more actively to the networking activities. NoFSA also has a board, consisting of Kenneth Bo Nielsen and Ram Gupta from Oslo; Uwe Skoda, Aarhus University, Denmark; Lars Eklund, SASNET/Lund University, Sweden; and Sirpa Tenhunen, University of Helsinki, Finland.
More information about NoFSA.