Fourth Conference on South Asia

22rd -24th April 2020

All Hallows Campus, Dublin City University


In light of the current situation, we have cancelled the Fourth Conference on South Asia, which had been scheduled for the 22-24 April 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. We do not believe that given the gravity of the situation, we will be able to reorganise the conference later in the year. All registered participants will have their registration fees fully refunded.

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The Ireland India Institute, Dublin City University is pleased to announce its Fourth Conference on South Asia, which will be held on the 22-24 April 2020 in Dublin, Ireland.  We welcome proposal for papers and panels from academics, doctoral researchers and activists addressing one of the thematic sections listed below:

Nationalisms & Populism in South Asia

Protest, Power and Participation

Religion, Secularism and Politics

‘New’ Media and Cyberspace

Climate Change and Environmental Politics

De-colonisation and New Imperialisms

Reflections on the World: Literature and Film in South Asia

Borders and Borderlands in South Asia

Geopolitics and Security in South Asia

Questioning gender paradigms in South Asia

Queer and Sexuality Studies

Refugees and Statelessness in South Asia

Paper Proposals: Proposals for papers should include a title and abstract (300 words) and the thematic section that the paper addresses. Proposals should be submitted by registering on the Ireland India Institute website here, deadline 4 November 2019. We especially encourage papers from underrepresented groups including Dalit and minority perspectives. Proposals that do not specify a thematic section will not be included.

Panel proposals: We also invite panels. The Panel proposal should be submitted by one of the four panelists, and should not be more than 300 words in addition to this each individual paper proposals (title, Author(s) and 300 word abstract) should be uploaded as an attachment. If any of the presenters wish to apply for a bursary, then the individual bursary applications should be made separately following the guidelines below

Travel Bursaries: The organisers hope to be able to offer a number of bursaries to support the participation of doctoral students from South Asia. To apply for a travel bursary, please attach a 300-word justification statement, explaining why you believe you are a suitable candidate for a bursary. The bursary will only be awarded as reimbursements after the conference. Participants have to arrange for their own travel and accommodation.

Registration Fee (Student): €30

Registration Fee (All Others): €50

Previous Conferences

2019 Conference

24-26 April, 2019

2018 Conference

26-27 April, 2018

2017 Conference

26 May, 2017