We use cookies on this site. By browsing our site you agree to our use of cookies. Close this message Find out more

Home > History home > News and events > BASAS 2014 Annual Conference at Royal Holloway
More in this section News articles

BASAS 2014 Annual Conference at Royal Holloway

Posted on 04/10/2013

BASAS Annual Conference 2014: Call for Papers

Wednesday 2 - Friday 4 April 2014 @ Royal Holloway, University of London

The British Association of South Asian Studies (BASAS) is now accepting panel and paper submissions for its Annual Conference 2014 which due to take place on 2-4 April 2014 at Royal Holloway, University of London (@ Royal Holloway’s campus in Egham, Surrey).

Themed ‘South Asia and its wider worlds’, the conference aims to address the diverse ways in which trends and developments in South Asia interact with the wider context in which the region is located, whether in the past, present or even the future. We invite proposals for panels as well as independent papers that address the conference theme—whether at personal, local, regional, state and inter-state levels—within South Asia and across its diaspora. Panels and papers might be focussed around issues of community, class, caste, ethnicity, gender, nation, governance, law, geography, development, culture, material culture, environment, history, religion, language, art, linguistics and representation, to name but a few possible options. We welcome bold, innovative and interdisciplinary approaches. 

Please note that the organisers will also consider panel proposals/papers that may not connect directly with the conference theme, but which can contribute to the scope of discussion and debate taking place among conference participants.

Submission Guidelines

Panel Proposals (150-200 word panel abstract; participant information; 100-150 word paper abstracts and titles)

* Submission of panel abstracts:  30 November 2013

* Notification of acceptance of panels:  15 December 2013

* Final confirmation of panels:  31 January 2014

Independent Papers (100-150 word abstract plus title)

* Submission of paper abstracts:   15 January 2014

* Final confirmation of panels:  31 January 2014

Registration Deadline: 15 March 2014


Registration Deadline: 15 March 2014.  Advanced registration is strongly encouraged. You must be a BASAS member in order to register for the conference. Online registration via the Royal Holloway website will be possible from January 2014. 

Please note that the ‘all-inclusive delegate‘ rate includes two nights en suite B&B accommodation at Royal Holloway, lunch on 3 and 4 April, evening meal on 2 April, and light refreshments such as tea and coffee. (The cost of the conference dinner [tba] on 3 April is not included in either the all-inclusive or day delegate rates.)

All-inclusive delegate rate    

Graduate & early career/retired  £195    Full  £235   

Day delegate rate

Graduate & early career/retired  £155    Full  £195   

Late registration and refund policy

Any registration after 15 March 2014 will incur a late booking fee of £50 in addition to the standard registration fee. There can be no refunds for cancellations made after 20 March 2014

BASAS paper prize for graduate students

An award of £250 will be made for the best paper presented at the Annual Conference. Entries should be no longer than 7000 words and submitted no later than 15 March 2014 to the conference organisers at BASAS2014@rhul.ac.uk. A panel of judges comprising the conference organisers and council members will make the final decision based on the paper and the presentation. The winning paper may be considered for publication in one of BASAS' associated journals, Contemporary South Asia or South Asian Studies.

Conference information

Delegates requiring visas must register to attend the conference before a visa letter can be issued from the conference organisers. If you require a visa please contact BASAS2014@rhul.ac.uk including a copy of your registration receipt, which should feature your name and address. Please also note your Nationality and your Passport Number. A personalised PDF Visa letter will be emailed to you promptly.

Conference organizers

Prof Sarah Ansari, Dr Daniel Haines, Dr Elisabeth Leake

Contact e-mail:  BASAS2014@rhul.ac.uk

Contact person:  Sarah Ansari



Comment on this page

Did you find the information you were looking for? Is there a broken link or content that needs updating? Let us know so we can improve the page.

Note: If you need further information or have a question that cannot be satisfied by this page, please call our switchboard on +44 (0)1784 434455.

This window will close when you submit your comment.

Add Your Feedback