They are all working on South Asia-related issues, and have been invited to discuss ways to expand collaboration on education and researchs. The meeting will address the question: How we can strengthen a South Asian perspective across all faculties at Nordic universities?
The objectives could include a commitment to hold collaborative workshops and other joint events; circulate information about visiting scholars for the benefit of Nordic partner institutions who may wish to invite them; and creating a common Nordic newsletter on South Asian Studies and a joint website focusing on South Asia.
The Networking Day is organised in collaboration with researchers at University of Copenhagen, and it will open with an introductory address by David Ludden (photo), Professor of History at New York University and former President of the Association for Asian Studies. Professor Ludden is well-known for his extensive writings on South Asia. His talk will be followed by short presentations by representatives of Nordic universities on their current South Asian activities. The afternoon will then be devoted to formal and informal discussions.
The planning committee for this event consists of Lars Eklund and Anna Lindberg of SASNET at Lund University, and Ravinder Kaur and Peter B. Andersen at the University of Copenhagen. .