CPF: BASAS Annual Conference ,1st-3rd of April 2020

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Call for Papers
October 1, 2019
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
South Asian History / Studies, Asian History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies

British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS) Annual Conference 2020


BASAS will hold its annual conference at University of Southampton between Wednesday, 1stof April and Friday, 3rdApril 2020. Panel and paper submissions for the 2020 conference are now accepted. 

This year there is no specific theme for the conference - we invite proposals from across humanities, arts and social sciences for both panels and independent papers within the broadest reach of South Asian studies, and including work on diasporas and the Indian Ocean world.


Submission Guidelines

Panel proposals (150-200 word abstract)

Panel proposals are to be accompanied by individual paper abstracts for each of the proposed panel members (100-150 words). The panel organiser(s) should also arrange for a chair (who can be a panellist). Panels will last for 90 minutes with no more than 3 papers of 20 minutes in each slot. It is advisable that proposals allow sufficient time for the presentation of papers as well as discussion.

Please provide full contact details (mailing and emailing addresses) for your paper and/or for each member of your panel.

If you have a panel idea for which you would like to recruit panellists then please email us at basas2020@soton.ac.uk with a panel abstract and your email address and we will advertise your call for panellists on the conference website for you.You will be responsible for constituting the panel.

Panel Proposals should include:

Title of session

Name, affiliation and contact details for session convenors as well as abstracts outlining scope of session (150-200 words) Please note: Incomplete panel proposals will not be accepted. Panel organisers are expected to have confirmed speakers and chair prior to submitting. 

The conference organisers may seek to add additional individual papers to accepted papers, in discussion with panel organisers.


Individual Paper Proposals

Paper Proposals should include:

Title of paper

Abstract (100-150 words)

Name, affiliation and contact details for presenter. 

Deadline for submission of abstracts

Please submit your panel and paper proposals to the conference organisers at basas2020@soton.ac.uk by October 1st2019.


Contact Info: 

Dr. Pritipuspa Mishra

Department of History

University of Southampton

Avenue Campus, 

Southampton SO17 1BJ

United Kingdom

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