Call for Papers and Workshops

The 2015 FSAS conference provides an opportunity for senior researchers and Ph.D students to share their current and planned research on South Asia. Although the conference keynote presentations this year will focus on recent development in India and Pakistan, FSAS invites South Asia researchers active in the fields of social sciences and humanities to make paper presentations in workshops that fit the broad scope of South Asia studies.

Possible Themes:

  • Environmental Challenges
  • Development and Economy
  • Peace, Justice and Democracy
  • Identity and Culture
  • Gender
  • Language
  • Religion

Proposal types:

Individual Papers - Papers can be submitted individually with or without a suggestion for a workshop theme. We accept a variety of contributions: article manuscripts, Ph.D. proposals, research proposals, etc. Papers need a title, abstract, name(s) of the author(s), and institutional affiliation. The abstract should be no longer than 200 words.

Workshop – We invite you to suggest a workshop theme for the conference. Workshop theme proposals must have a title and an abstract. You should also be able to suggest possible participants who may be ready to submit papers for the workshop. The abstract should be no longer than 200 words.

Important Dates:

25 March        Registration deadline

10 April          Program announcement (on this web page)

21 April          Paper deadline.

4 May             Conference in Uppsala

Registration deadline for the conference, and submission of paper abstract and/or workshop proposal, is 25 March 2015.

All conference papers must be submitted no later than 21 April. The details of the conference program will be announced by 10 April 2015.

Travel Grants:

In particular, FSAS wants to encourage PhD candidates to participate in the conference. A limited amount of travel support grants is available for that purpose. Please indicate when registering if you apply for travel support. In case you are granted travel support, FSAS will make your ticket reservations.

Conference Dinner:

All participants who present a paper and/or convene a workshop are welcome to join for a conference dinner in the evening. The dinner will be sponsored by FSAS, but you will need to pay part of the dinner fee yourself.