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The 24th ECSAS (European Conference on South Asian Studies) will take place at the University of Warsaw (Poland) from 27 to 30 July 2016.

The ECSAS has met regularly since 1968, and has provided an important opportunity to discuss current research and scholarship on topics relating to South Asia within the humanities and social sciences. The ECSAS conferences now operate under the auspices of the European Association for South Asian Studies (EASAS), a charitable, academic association engaged in the support of research and teaching concerning South Asia with regard to all periods and fields of study.

Over 450 scholars and students from fields of research related to South Asia attended. Our hosts this time were the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Warsaw.

Keynote lecture


The conference film panel (P11 Resisting images, political aesthetics, and documentary film, convened by Max Kramer and Jürgen Schaflechner, start time 09:00 on July 29th) will include 5 films that will be shown in the following order over 4 sessions: THRUST INTO HEAVEN (Jürgen Schaflechner and Sarah Ewald, 80 min) - NUCLEAR HALLUCINATIONS (Dir. Fathima Nizaruddin, 2015, 60 min) - KHOON DIY BARAV (Dir. Iffat Fatima, 2015, 90 min) - TILL THEN THE ROADS CARRY HER… (Dir. Uzma Falak, 2015, 30 min) - 7000 MILES (Nausheen Ishtiaq-Chen, 10 min.). Read more about the films here.

Research Student Awards
Awards are to be made for the most outstanding papers by currently registered research students presenting at the conference. Deadline 30th June. Read more here.

Organising committee
Prof. Danuta Stasik (convenor, University of Warsaw, Poland)
Dr Aleksandra Turek (co-convenor, University of Warsaw, Poland)
Dr Jakub Wilanowski-Hilchen (co-convenor, University of Warsaw, Poland)

Academic committee
Dr hab. Krzysztof Dębnicki (Colegium Civitas/University of Warsaw, Poland)
Dr Margret Frenz (University of Oxford, UK)
Prof. Roger Jeffery (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Prof. Joanna Jurewicz (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Dr Dorota Kamińska-Jones (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland)
Dr hab. Bożena Śliwczyńska (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Prof. Ravi Srivastava (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)

To learn more about the European Association for South Asian Studies visit www.easas.eu

Conference administrators
The conference is administered by the team at NomadIT