Interesting PhD projects presented at 11th EASAS workshop in Naples

Phu Doma Lama and Pär Fredborn Larsson

L’Orientale University of Naples will host the 11th European PhD workshop in South Asian Studies, to be held in Procida, Naples, Italy, from 22 to 24 September 2017. The EASAS doctoral workshops take place annually and aim at giving PhD students the opportunity to discuss their thesis with fellow PhD students and senior scholars who work on South Asia. The doctoral students who wish to attend the workshop must be in their 2nd or 3rd year.
Swedish participants to the 2017 workshop include Phu Doma Lama from the Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety, Lund University, who will present her project entitled ”Adaptation among communities: Case studies from Nepal and Maldives”; and Pär Fredborn Larsson, previously at Lund University, but now PhD candidate at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain. He will present his project on ”Accidental foreigners - Iranian migration to India and Malaysia”.
Another Scandinavian participant, Simon Rastén from Aarhus University, and the National Museum of Denmark, will present his project on ”Serampore. Social interaction and power relations in a colonial town in Bengal 1755-1845”.
The Scuola di Procida, Centro di Alta Formazione dell'Università degli studi di Napoli and EASAS will provide accommodation and board at Procida, the smallest island in the Bay of Naples measuring 4 km2 and thus walkable in its entirety. Hydrofoils take about 40 minutes from Naples (Molo Beverollo), ferries take one hour from Naples (Porta di Massa). At the workshop, the PhD researchers are to share rooms with another participant, as is usually the case at EASAS PhD workshops. Applicants must be members of EASAS at the time of submission of the application for funding. Full information.