35th Annual South Asia Conference
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison Concourse Hotel
October 19-22, 2006
The Annual Conference on South Asia attracts over 500 scholars and other interested parties annually, who travel from a dozen countries around the world and much of the United States including Hawaii and Alaska. The conference features over 70 academic panels and roundtables as well as association meetings and special events ranging from performances to film screenings. Included each year are a noted Keynote Speaker and a Plenary Session Speaker.
Scholars, professionals and practitioners with interest in any field related to South Asia scholarship, are invited to propose panel or single paper presentations on research or practice. Examples of research can be in any of the following disciplines such as: anthropology, architecture, art, history, literature, politics, women's studies, religious studies, or film studies to name a few. Non-presenters are also invited to attend.
Contested Spaces, Competing Narratives: Towards Human Rights and Democracy in Pakistan
April 6-7, 2007, Tufts & Harvard Universities
Current events in Pakistan make the focus of this seminar, the struggle for human rights and democracy in Pakistan even more relevant. The seminar brings together diverse perspectives on the struggle for democratic spaces in the face of increasing militarization and militancy. What is the role of the media in supporting the democratic struggle and in countering 'disappearances', air-strikes, and attacks on journalists, gender violence and increase in 'religious' extremism? What are the broader implications of these trends for Pakistan, South Asia and beyond? What is the role and impact of US foreign policy? What are the positive trends and how can they be strengthened?
Download the conference flyer and the full program.