Punjab Research Group

cfp: ‘Punjab: Past, Present, Future’ Punjab Research Group Conference, March 31, 2018 (Oxford)

Posted in News/Information by rsmaan on February 1, 2018

The Punjab Research Group has been hosting conferences at least twice a year since 1984, and was established as an inclusive and all-embracing forum to provide a platform for discussion and debate on issues pertaining to East and West Punjab as well as the Punjabi diaspora. During the past 34 years, the PRG has provided space for academics to interact with each other regardless of territorial or disciplinary boundaries. This is especially important given the often-strained relationship between India and Pakistan, which has prevented discussion and dialogue between scholars of East and West Punjab.

Our first conference for 2018 will be held as a one-day event on 31st March in Oxford. We welcome submissions from scholars, academics, young researchers, journalists, artists, and activists for an inter-disciplinary discussion focusing on the theme of ‘Punjab: Past, Present and Future’.

Speakers are invited to give paper-presentations/performances that can cover a broad range of content, including, but not limited to: history, philosophy, politics, gender, religion, environmental studies, economics, diaspora issues, linguistics, literature, poetry, arts, and culture.

We particularly welcome proposals exploring the genesis of Punjab, intersections between the ‘3 Punjabs’, going beyond the 1947 borders: to deepen our perspective on the ‘connected histories’, and to envision interrelated futures, of the region.

Please submit abstracts (200 words) and CV to Raj (RS Mann) at punjabresearchgroup@gmail.com by 15th February 2018. Submissions from grad/postgraduate students are encouraged.

If you would like to register as a guest for this event, please book a ticket using our online form at (https://tinyurl.com/y93n4ncd). The registration fee is £10 per person. There is no registration fee for kids under 16 when accompanied with fee paying elders.

We look forward to seeing you in Oxford soon!

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