Newsletter 29 - 11 July 2003


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Community News:

Working papers and conference reports on South Asia available on the Internet

News on courses and education

• Course on Islam in South Asia at the section of Islamology, Lund University
The section for Islamology at the Dept of History of Religions, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University, in the Spring 2004 arranges a 5-credit course on Islam in South and South East Asia.
In the Spring 2004 the section arranges a 5 credits course on Introduction to Islamic Law.

• Course on Psychology of Meditation at Lund University
The Dept of Psychology of Religion at the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University, arranges a 5 credits part time course on The Psychology of Meditation, starting from descriptive studies on Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity, in the Fall 2003.

• Master of Science programme in Urban Housing Management at Lund University
The Dept of Housing Development and Management at Lund University runs a 16 months Master of Science programme in Urban Housing Management in cooperation with the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, IHS, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The next course will start in September 2003.
The department also regularly arranges Sida-sponsored short courses directed to planners, architects, civil engineers, administrators and others working with construction, housing and human settlements. A course on Architecture, Energy & Environment – Tools for Climatic design (AEE) is held 22 September – 24 October 2003.

Information, news, library resources

New and updated items on SASNET web site

Cultural Events connected to South Asia in Scandinavia

       Best regards

               Staffan Lindberg           Lars Eklund
    SASNET/ Swedish South Asian Studies Network

SASNET is a national network for research, education, and information about South Asia, based at Lund University. The aim is to encourage and promote an open and dynamic networking process, in which Swedish researchers co-operate with researchers in South Asia and globally.
The network is open to all sciences. Priority is given to co-operation between disciplines and across faculties, as well as institutions in the Nordic countries and in South Asia. The basic idea is that South Asian studies will be most fruitfully pursued in co-operation between researchers, working in different institutions with a solid base in their mother disciplines.
The network is financed by Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) and by
Lund University.

Postal address: SASNET – Swedish South Asian Studies Network, c/o International Office, Lund University, P O Box 117, S-221 00 Lund
Visiting address: Gamla Kirurgen, Sandgatan 3, first floor,
room no. 230
Phone: + 46 46 222 73 40
Fax: + 46 46 222 41 11 (Note: Changed number!)
Web site:

Staff: Staffan Lindberg, director/co-ordinator &
           Lars Eklund, webmaster/deputy director