Call for Papers 5th Annual SASA Conference April 8-10, 2010 Virginia Communwealth University, Richmond. SASA is dedicated to "Understanding South Asia's Cultures, Histories, Issues, and Opportunities." SASA encourages multi-disciplinary exchange and dialogue within the unifying arc of South Asian studies. Submissions from all disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, diaspora studies and world of commerce are encouraged. For those in film, we anticipate screening a full day of documentaries plus Q&A with the film makers.
SASA conferences are remarkable for encouraging networking in a warm, friendly environment. Conference registration includes four coffee breaks, two luncheons, the awards banquet and an extraordinary wine and cheese reception at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. VMFA houses an extraordinary collection of both ancient and modern South Asian art, including an extensive Himalayan collection.
Richmond is an extraordinary destination venue. Capitol of Virginia and capitol of the old Confederacy, the city and environs are steeped in American Revolution and Civil War history. The city has an extraordinary number of visitor sites. The Williamsburg-Jamestown-Yorktown historic triangle is only a 45-minute drive away (southeast). Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello is just over an hour away (northwest). Washington, DC is only 90 miles away (north) along I-95 passing by Mechanicsville, Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg and Manassas. Richmond enjoys outstanding road and air connections, making it very easy to get to.
Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be submitted online at http://www.sasia.org no later than February 15, 2011. Full panel proposals should be no more than 1,000 words. Successful proposals will be notified in a timely manner so that those needing to secure a visa can begin the process as soon as possible.
Final papers must be submitted by March 1, 2011 in order to be included in the review process for inclusion in the conference proceedings.
Presenters must pay the registration fee by March 1, 2011 to be included in the printed program.
Questions should be addressed to the 2011 program chair, Dr. Vandana Asthana, at firstname.lastname@example.org.