2md International South Asian Studies Summer School (Vilnius, Lithuania, August 2022)

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2nd International South Asian Studies Summer School: Conflict, Peace and Reconciliation in South Asia

22 – 28 August, 2022

Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies, Vilnius University, Lithuania

The South Asian subcontinent is often celebrated for its cultural, religious, ethnic, linguistic diversity and the resultant synergies and hybrid formulations. However, the subcontinent also shares violent histories and traumatic legacies (e.g. colonization, civil wars, 1947 Partition, insurgent terrorism, etc.). These instances of political conflicts and violence not only manifest in contemporary South Asia, but more often than not permeate and shape various aspects of cultural and social life (e.g. gender, sexuality, caste, etc.) of the subcontinent.

The summer school seeks to provide a platform for South Asia researchers and students to exchange knowledge on contemporary South Asia. It will have a double focus – on Hindi language, the most widespread language in the region, and on the contemporary social, cultural and political dynamics in South Asia. The school will be interdisciplinary, merging Hindi studies, history, anthropology, cultural studies, performative and film studies in the analysis of various forms of conflict in South Asia. Students will be guided by scholars from Vilnius University (Lithuania), Aarhus University (Denmark), Adam Mickiewicz University (Poland), Uppsala University (Sweden) and Sapienza University (Italy).

We expect Bachelor and Master (or early PhD) level students who have good English skills to apply. Hindi is preferable but not required.

Here you will:

  • Develop critical approaches to various forms of conflict in South Asia;
  • Discuss the position of South Asia and its responses to globalization by the different countries;
  • Comprehend issues of gender, sexuality, caste, ethnicity, communalism and nationalism in the South Asian context;
  • Deepen and improve your knowledge of Hindi language and basic translation skills via literary, political and social media texts;
  • Improve communication skills through academic discussions and group work;
  • Have an opportunity to share your research and get the feedback from experts in South Asian studies.

Applicants are requested to fill in the Registration Form:


Application deadline is 16 July 2022.

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us: southasiansummerschool@fsf.vu.lt

For more information on lecturers and programme: https://sasummerschool.wordpress.com/


Regular fee with accommodation included : 250 Eur (Foreign students will be provided accommodation at the University hostel)
Regular fee without accommodation : 150 Eur
Online participation : 100 Eur
Fee for the students in partners’ institutions (Adam Mickiewicz Universiy Poznan, Aarhus University, Uppsala University, Sapienza Universita di Roma):
With accommodation included: 200 Eur (Foreign students will be provided accommodation at the University hostel. More info here )
Without accommodation: 100 Eur