Greetings from the Organising and Academic Committees of the 20th European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies, to be held in Manchester from 8th to 11th July 2008.
We are looking forward to welcoming colleagues from around the world to the conference, which is hosting a collection of some 40 stimulating panels examining everything from 'Art History after Independence' to 'Vegetarianisms: the communicative power of meat'. Our programme includes a keynote address by Professor Sanjay Subrahmanyam and plenaries by Professors Tariq Modood and Christopher Minkowski. We also have a range of cultural events including an illustrated lecture on the textiles trade between Manchester and South Asia held at the Whitworth Art Gallery, a reception at Manchester's spectacular town hall, built during the 1880s, and a club night featuring British Asian sounds, referencing Manchester's more recent status as a centre for musical innovation. An exhibition entitled 'From Kashmir to Kandy', showcasing some of the book and manuscript holdings of the John Rylands University Library on the theme of South Asia, will also be open over the time of the conference.
For further details, please visit the conference website at
The deadline for conference registration is 10th June 2008. We very much hope to see you in Manchester, and look forward to a vibrant and enjoyable conference.
The Organising Committee of the 20th ECMSAS:
John Zavos, Nile Green, Alexandra Toye, Hazel Collinson
The Academic Committee of the 20th ECMSAS:
Katherine Adeney, Burjor Avari, Roger Ballard, Rajinder Dudrah, Tilman Frasch, Anindita Ghosh, Julia Hegewald, Sean McLoughlin, Navtej Purewal, Ravi Raman, Atreyee Sen, Kunal Sen, Jacqueline Suthren Hirst, James Thompson, Soumhya Venkatesan
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