The 22nd Pakistan workshop will take place at Rook How in the Lake District, UK from 9th to 11th May 2008. The theme is meant as a guide to help participants select aspects of their research for presentation but has never been intended to exclude people whose primary interest may not happen to be that year’s theme. This year’s theme is Spaces of Dialogue and it is hoped that papers will deal with various forms of dialogue among Pakistanis, between Pakistanis and other groups, and dialogue about Pakistanis, both in the past and in the present, at home and abroad, and the global and local contexts in which these dialogues take place. This workshop was founded to bring together anthropologists and sociologists whose research involved Pakistan, Pakistani diaspora and South Asian Islam. However, this workshop has also attracted scholars and researchers from a broad range of disciplines including historians, political scientists, economists and applied social scientists. In the recent years, the themes have also included Gender studies, Health studies, History, Literature, Religious studies and Management studies. We particularly welcome postgraduates from UK and abroad who are working in similar subject areas and wish to receive a friendly feedback from our group of academics and participants. This workshop has also emerged as a joint platform for new (including postgraduate students) and established scholars. It provides them the opportunity to get acquainted with each other in order to motivate and inspire people working in common fields of interest. Each year a theme is chosen for the Workshop. This workshop is therefore normally kept small and intimate with a group of 25 or less people.
The venue, Rook How, is one of the oldest Quaker Meeting Houses in Britain and is an important location in the Quaker world. The Rook How offers dormitory style sleeping arrangements which are comfortable and affordable. For those who prefer B&B accommodation, there are several nice places around the area which can only be accessed if they have their own car. The total cost of the Workshop will be £65-70 approximately for those staying at the Rook How (this includes Workshop registration, reception, breakfasts, Pakistani lunches, teas and coffees).
You can register by emailing the convenors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to limited places, we highly recommend an early registration.
A registration fee £30 for the Pakistan Workshop 2008 should be paid either by cheque (payable to ‘The Pakistan Workshop’) posted to: Stephen Lyon, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, 43 Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HN or through Paypal. These details are also available at the Pakistan Workshop 2008 website:
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