Newsletter 112 - 17 August 2010


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Conferences and workshops

• Delhi Universty conference on South Asian Migration
Formation Research Society
The Indian Formation Research Society organises a conference on ”Culture, Politics and Economics of South Asian Migration”, 24–26 Novermber 2010 at the University of Delhi, India. The conference focuses on the fact that South Asia is the world's largest and, perhaps, most significant region for migration studies. With a documented history of more than 4,000 years, migration from and within South Asia remains today at the heart of many contemporary global relationships and processes. Yet despite its multi-faceted origins and latter-day importance, South Asian migration has hitherto not received the type of theoretical-empirical study that its contradictory nature demands. This conference posits that South Asian migration has unique characteristics that necessitate a complimentary interdisciplinary and international approach to both conceptualisation and fieldwork. The conference is organised as an interdisciplinary and politically independent gathering. The organisers are of the opinion that an open and democratic debate is necessary of the serious challenges faced by South Asian populations. Deadline for abstracts is 20th September 2010. Full information about the 2010 conference.
The Indian Formation Research Society organizes similar conferences every year in the last week of November at the University of Delhi. The themes are chosen 18 months in advance by the steering committee, on a topic that is of seminal importance for a range of people's struggles. The gathering represents a spectrum of pro-people perspectives, and in years past has attracted a considerable degree of interest from both university-based research scholars and full-time social activists alike. The 2010 gathering builds upon the conference on 'The Character & Trajectory of the Indian Economic Formation in an Era of Globalisation' (2008) and the conference 'Region Formation in Contemporary South Asia' (2009).

Important lectures and seminars in Scandinavia

Business and Politics

South Asia related culture in Scandinavia

New and updated items on SASNET web site

Best regards, and a nice summer 2010

Lars Eklund

deputy director/webmaster

SASNET/Swedish South Asian Studies Network

SASNET is a national network for research, education, and information about South Asia based at Lund University. Its aim is to promote a dynamic networking process in which Swedish researchers co-operate with researchers in South Asia and globally.
The SASNET network is open to all the sciences. Priority is given to interdisciplinary cooperation across faculties, and more particularly to institutions in the Nordic countries and South Asia. SASNET believes that South Asian studies will be most fruitfully pursued as a cooperative endeavour between researchers in different institutions who have a solid base in their mother disciplines.
The network is financed by Lund University.

Postal address: SASNET – Swedish South Asian Studies Network, Scheelevägen 15 D, SE-223 70 Lund, Sweden
Visiting address: Ideon Research Park, House Alpha 1 (first floor, room no. 2040), in the premises of the Centre for East and South East Asian Studies at Lund University (ACE).
Phone: + 46 46 222 73 40
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