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.
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Thanks to the first international interdisciplinary conference on Edward W. Said (1935-2003) titled Saidism in the XXI century it has been established a new field of research based on thoughts, writings, political activities and academic work of the great Palestinian scholar.
As agreed by the International Association of Sanskrit Studies (IASS) at its 14th
World Sanskrit Conference held in Kyoto (Japan), in 2009, the 15th World Sanskrit
Conference will be held at Delhi (India) from the 5th to 10th January 2012. The
conference will be hosted jointly by the IASS and the RSKS [Rashtriya Sanskrit
Sansthan (Deemed to be University under Ministry of Human Resource Development,
Government of India), New Delhi.)
The 1st circular, including the sections and the conveners, can be downloaded here.
The first International Indology Graduate Research Symposium (IIGRS) will be held at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford University, 28th – 29th September 2009.
Please find the programme and contact me directly at nina.mirnig_at_univ.ox.ac.uk should you be interested in attending.
Nina Mirnig, on behalf of the Organizing Committee (University of Oxford)
Dr. Michael Witzel, Wales Professor of Sanskrit at Harvard University (USA), will deliver a set of three conferences in India. A very proper event in the year of the commemoration of Charles Darwin (1809-1882), the famous scientist who was opposed by the Christian church for so long time.
Prof. Witzel is a well-known scientist whose thesis on the script of the Indus Valley Civilization raised a lively debate among radical Hindus. This is the calendar of his lectures:
- 8 July 2009, The Madras Sanskrit College, Chennai (organized by Indus Research Centre, Roja Muthiah Research Library, Chennai) (Jubilee lectures)
- 9 July 2009, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, or Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Study, New Delhi
- 10 July 2009, India International Centre, New Delhi
Seymour Hersh on How Bush Administration Overran the American Constitution with the Aid of the American Press during the Vietnam War
I took part to the International Journalism Festival held in Perugia (1-5 April 2009), an Italian international meeting for whoever witnesses, chooses, collects, writes, and distributes news, and media professionals.
The keynote speech was given last Saturday, April 4 by the invetigative journalist Seymour Hersh, of the American weekly The New Yorker. The topic was how the Bush administration overran the American Constitution with the aid of the American press, therefore, the relationship bewtween media and politics. This is the full video of Hersh's speech.
The 14th World Sanskrit Conference will be held in Kyoto, Japan on September 1-5, 2009. The organizers would like to inform that the detailed information concerning registration, accommodation, and other practical matters is available at their revised web-site. (From Akihiko Akamatsu, Conference Secretary)
A win-win initiative at the South Asian Studies Association conference, Orlando (USA), April 3-5, 2009
Today I have received a clever invitation from the the 3rd annual conference of South Asian Studies Association, which will be hosted by the University of Central Florida, Orlando (USA), April 3-5, 2009.
They have thought of a nice way to make some money, advertising those publishers who cannot go to Orlando, and students, besides the usual way of selling a display advertisement in their conference program.They will display materials for publishers in return for the right to sell them at the end of the conference and keep the proceeds. Unsold materials will be donated to their graduate student volunteers.
As usual, the book exhibit will be set up in the same space where twice daily 30-minute coffee breaks will be held to ensure plenty of traffic and browsing time and they will acknowledge the donation in the program.
I will surely send them the Journal of Asia Women Studies book.