Conference agenda

Second Nordic Conference on South Asian Studies for Young Scholars

 
Conference agenda

Day 1, August 18, Wednesday

12.30 - 13.00

Registration and check-in at the reception desk of the Falsterbo Conference Retreat

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch

14.00 - 14.15

Welcome by Anna Lindberg, Director of SASNET, and Lars Eklund, Deputy Director of SASNET.

14.15 - 15.15

Keynote Lecture: Professor Graham Chapman, Department of Geography, Lancaster University. Title: Applied South Asian Studies

15.15 - 15.45

Tea and coffee break

15.45 - 17.45

Thematic sessions with presentations of individual research projects:

Group 1 – History, Religion & Culture
Group leaders: Pamela G. Price, Peter B. Andersen

Group 2 – Society, Development & Gender
Group leaders: Graham Chapman, Sirpa Tenhunen

Group 3 – Nature, Health & Environment
Group leaders: Anna Godhe, Pernille Gooch

Group 4 – Politics, Economics & International Relations
Group leaders: Catarina Kinnwall, Stig T. Madsen

18.00 - 18.45

Speaker: Maria Lantz, the Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm. Title: Documenting Informalities: Artistic research and grass-roots activism in collaboration

19.00

Dinner

After 20.00

Film screening
» Desi girls! (22 min) – Antropological documentary made and presented by Johanna Sommansson. Short description of the film can be seen here.

» Katunayake FTZ and The Kotmale Project – presented by Jesper Nordahl. Short description of the film can be seen here.

Day 2, August 19, Thursday

9.00 - 9.45

Speaker: Dr. Jan Vang, Department of Production, Aalborg University, Denmark. Title: Doing interdisciplinary innovation research in Asia: Insights from India.

9.45 – 10.15

Tea and coffee break

10.15 - 11.15

Panel: Interdisciplinary research
10.15 – 10.45 Presentations by challengers
10.45 – 11.15 Response from champions (Jan Vang, Pamela Price, Maria Lantz)

11.15 - 12.00

Interdisciplinary group debate. (Topic for discussion: Interdisciplinary Research, Moderator: Pamela Price)

12.00 - 13.00

Lunch

13.00 - 13.45

Speaker: Sirpa Tenhunen, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Helsinki, Finland. Provisional title: Fieldwork and Ethics in South Asia

13.45 - 14.45

Panel: Field work and Ethics
13:45 – 14:15 Introduction and Presentation by challengers
14:15 – 14:45 Response by champions (Bo Lindblad, Pernille Gooch)

14.45 - 15.15

Open debate (Moderator: Jan Magnusson)

15.15 - 15.45

Tea and coffee break

15.45 - 16.45

Thematic sessions: Continuation of individual research projects

Group 1 – History, Religion & Culture
Group leaders: Pamela G. Price, Peter B. Andersen

Group 2 – Society, Development & Gender
Group leaders: Graham Chapman, Sirpa Tenhunen

Group 3 – Nature, Health & Environment
Group leaders: Anna Godhe, Pernille Gooch

Group 4 – Politics, Economics & International Relations
Group leaders: Catarina Kinnwall, Stig T. Madsen

17.00 - 19.00

Sightseeing in the neighbourhood (Falsterbo and Skanör). Ornitological guide – Stig T. Madsen

19.30

Dinner and entertainment

Day 3, August 20, Friday

9.00 - 9.45

Speaker: Teddy Primack, Director of Academic Documents Associates, USA; Title: Essentials of Academic Writing and Speaking for Non-native Speakers of English

9.45 – 10.30

“Side effects: Portrait of a young artist in Lahore.” – film and discussion. The film is made and presented by Mashhood Ahmed Sheikh. Short description of the film can be seen here.

10.30 - 11.00

Tea and coffee break

11.00 - 11.45

Speaker: Anna Godhe, Department of Marine Ecology, University of Gothenburg. Topic: Academic Career: Publishing, Teaching, Networking

11.45 - 12.45

Panel: Academic Career
11.45 – 12.15 Introduction and presentation by challengers
12.15 – 12.45 Response by champions (Catarina Kinnwall, Devdatt Dubashi)

12.45 - 13.15

Open floor discussion (moderator. Stig T. Madsen)

13.15 - 13.30

Summary and Conclusion

13.30 - 14.30

Lunch

14.30

Bus departure to Malmö