Seventh Annual South Asia Graduate Student Conference
April 16-17 2010
The Committee on Southern Asian Studies at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the seventh annual South Asia Graduate Student Conference, to be held at the university on April 16th and 17th 2010.
We welcome contributions from graduate students of South Asia in the humanities and social sciences. The aim of the conference is to provide an interdisciplinary venue for students to present original research. There is no overarching theme, but participants will be placed in panels organized thematically.
The following list, though not exhaustive, indicates fields in which we seek to form panels: material and textual approaches to the study of ancient and medieval India; religious discourses and communities; early-modern and colonial political cultures; the formation of modern literary sensibilities and writing practices; the practice of democracy in South Asia; histories of law and bureaucracy; medicine and healing practices; gender; and theatrical and cinematic traditions.
We are pleased to announce that the keynote address will be delivered by David Hardiman, Professor of History at the University of Warwick. The inaugural Alumni Address will be delivered by Antoinette Burton, Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1990.
We invite abstracts from graduate students at any stage of their career. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15th 2010. We will inform students whether their papers have been selected by January 22nd and require that complete papers be submitted by participants for pre-circulation by March 15th. Participants will be given 20 minutes in which to present their papers. We will not consider proposals for panels.
For announcements, please visit the conference website, http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/sagsc/sagsc-vii/. We will help find accommodation for participants who require it, and may be able to reimburse some expenses.
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