CfP: Displacements in South Asia Workshop in Kolkata, India

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Displacements in South Asia – Call for Proposals

April 20-21, 2018

Kolkata, West Bengal, India 

We invite paper proposals for a workshop exploring displacements in South Asia, to be held in Kolkata, West Bengal on April 20-21, 2018. The workshop is a node of the Society for Cultural Anthropology’s virtual meeting, Displacements, which will be held online from April 19-21. The Kolkata workshop aims to bring researchers in anthropology and related disciplines (e.g., cultural geography, history, sociology, cultural studies) together to engage in substantive theoretical and methodological conversations around displacements in South Asia. In addition to providing close readings and feedback on participants’ papers, the workshop also aims to stimulate wider discussions of the conference theme through engagement with the online meeting.

The two-day workshop will include an SCA conference viewing session, paper presentations, and a plenary panel with community leaders working on issues of displacement followed by a keynote address. We are delighted to share that Professor Manas Ray of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta will deliver the keynote address.

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Submission Guidelines

Individuals interested in presenting a paper are requested to send an abstract of up to 300 words and a 100-word bio to the workshop organizers, Calynn Dowler (Boston University) and Aditi Mukherjee (Leiden University), at The deadline for abstracts is 12 March 2018. Applicants will be notified about decisions by 19 March 2018. We particularly welcome the participation of advanced doctoral students and early career scholars.