Newsletter 113 - 7 September 2010


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Balkrishna Shetty and Per Eriksson.
Dr. Atma Ram Shukla welcomed by Ms. Gunilla Carlecrantz, Acting Head of Lund University’s International Relations Department.

• SASNET/LUCSUS seminar on Devastating Floods in Pakistan: A story of Pain, Grief and Suffering
ShahanaProfessor Shahana Urooj Kazmi, Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of Karachi, Pakistan will give a presentation entitled ”Devastating Floods in Pakistan: A story of Pain, Grief and Suffering – Can We Help?” at Lund University on Wednesday 22 September 2010, at 18.00. Prof. Kazmi, on a short visit to Lund to participate in a consortium meeting of the Erasmus Mundus Asia Regional mobility programme (more information), will give a brief overview regarding the flood relief activities carried out by teachers and students at her university in the Northern part of Sindh province, through the Karachi University Disaster Management Volunteer Corps. Students and faculty at Lund University are cordially invited to attend this seminar also to discuss future relief efforts. The seminar is jointly organised by SASNET and Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS). Venue: Lecture Hall Världen, Geocentrum 1, Sölvegatan 10, Lund. More information.

Camilla Orjuela and Peter Schalk.

Research Community News

Gunilla Lindmark and Kumudu Wijewardena.

Educational News

Conferences and workshops

• Heidelberg conference on The Flow of Concepts and Institutions
Asia and EuropeThe Research Cluster of Excellence 'Asia and Europe in a Global Context' at Heidelberg University, Germany, organises its 2010 Annual Conference on 6–8 October 2010. The theme for the 2010 conference, to which scholars from all over the world has been invited, will be ”The Flow of Concepts and Institutions”. Podium discussions will examine the global flows between Asia and Europe focusing on governance and religiosity, and a range of panels bring together senior and young scholars from outside and within the Cluster. The keynote presentation will be given by Quentin Skinner, Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities at Queen Mary, University of London, who will talk about ”European visions of liberty: a genealogy”. During the conference, Mette Halskov Hansen, Ute Huesken and Mark Teeuwe from the University of Oslo will also be given time to present their new research initiative on ”Asian Cultures of Learning”. More information about the conference.

• Other conferences connected to South Asian studies arranged all over the World
See SASNET’s page,

Important lectures and seminars in Scandinavia

Stig Toft Madsen and Uwe Skoda.
Bharath Gopalaswamy and Subrata Ghoshroy

Business and Politics

South Asia related culture in Scandinavia

New and updated items on SASNET web site

Best regards,

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.

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