Third Nordic Conference on South Asian Studies for Young Scholars

Third Nordic Conference on South Asian Studies for Young Scholars

Falsterbo, Sweden, 16–18 August 2011

The Swedish South Asian Studies Network (SASNET) and the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) organised the Third Nordic Conference on South Asian Studies for Young Scholars which was held from 16–18 August in Falsterbo, Sweden. This interdisciplinary conference featured panels on:

• Gender
• Climate Change
• Mapping the Mental Landscape of Eurasia
• Alternative Careers

In addition to these panels, the young scholars participating in the conference had the possibility to present and discuss within thematic group sessions their current or prospective research projects and receive feedback.

The thematic groups were interdisciplinary and were aiming at giving a broader perspective and ideas to the participants from a variety of angles and relevant research fields.

There were also informal occasions on which to make contact with colleagues in other Nordic countries and talk about career planning and conducting research in South Asian Studies.
The conference provided also an opportunity to learn about ongoing Nordic activities related to South Asian Studies, as well as discuss vital issues related to gender, climate changes, mentality and local culture, ICT and development, and alternate career paths outside of academia.

Eligibility
Those studying for their masters, Ph.D. candidates, and postdoctoral researchers in all disciplines who are affiliated with Nordic Universities and have South-Asian focus were invited to apply. However, if space permits, young scholars from other European Universities were also welcome, and were thus encouraged to send in an application at that time.

Travel
All participants were responsible for their own travel expenses to and from Malmö, Sweden, but there was a free bus transportation between Malmö Central Station and the Conference venue in Falsterbo on August 16, 11.00 and August 18, 13.00.

Fee
For accepted scholars affiliated to Nordic Universities, the attendance also included at no cost a shared double-room, three generous buffet-style meals daily, coffee breaks, and an evening of entertainment provided that a registration fee of 300 SEK is paid by 15 June 2011.

For accepted scholars affiliated to European but non-Nordic Universities, attendance included at no cost a shared double-room, three generous buffet-style meals daily, coffee breaks, and an evening of entertainment provided that a registration fee of 150 EUR is paid by 15 June 2011.

Falsterbo is located in a lovely scenic area along the water and is adjacent to a renowned sanctuary for migrating birds.