Punjab Research Group

cfp: ‘Punjab: Past, Present, Future’ Punjab Research Group Conference, October 29, 2022 (Oxford*)

Posted in Conferences, News/Information by rsmaan on June 10, 2022

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 37 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 second conference for 2022 will be held as a one-day event 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, music, 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 an abstract in word document (200 words) and a brief CV to Raj (RS Mann) at punjabresearchgroup@gmail.com by 27th June 2022. Please put ‘ABSTRACT’ in your email subject line. In your word document state your study/abstract title, word count, give details of your name, email address and institutional affiliation (departmental and university/organisation). For any queries contact punjabresearchgroup@gmail.com.

Submissions from grad/postgraduate students are encouraged. Best Presenter Award will be presented to a doctoral student whose presentation is judged to be the best from amongst all the full-time doctoral student presentations. The Award includes cash and a certificate.

If you would like to register as a guestfor this event, please book a ticket using our online form at (https://tinyurl.com/2xshrdzp). The registration fee is £10 per person.

We look forward to seeing you in Oxford* soon!


* The organisers reserve the right to change the venue without giving any reason/s.

17 PhD positions at Umeå University, Sweden

Posted in PhD Studentship, Vacancies by santhyb on February 17, 2012

The Faculty of Arts at Umeå University is looking to explore new topics in the arts and humanities and we are building strong research areas for the future. We are now employing 17 PhD students as part of the strategic work to make research in the arts and humanities in Umeå even stronger.

PhD students are embedded in the Graduate School of Humanities<http://www.humfak.umu.se/utbildning/utbildning-pa-forskarniva/humanistisk-forskarskola/>. All PhD students have a fixed annual sum to cover expenses such as conference traveling, data collection, and to attend international summer and winter schools, etc. In addition to thorough research training, the graduate school offers a variety of courses aimed at improving professional, general, and personal skills. The programmes start on September 3, 2012. PhD students with a profile in educational science (Educational Work, Language Teaching and Learning, and Educational History and History Didactics) will also have access to courses and seminars in The research school in educational science<http://www.use.umu.se/forskning/forskarskola/>.

See: http://www8.umu.se/umu/aktuellt/arkiv/lediga_tjanster/313-23-35-12b.html#eng

Arts and Aesthetics in a Globalising World’ at JNU, Delhi, April 3-6th 2012

Posted in Conferences by Pippa on November 27, 2011
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Sikh Art and Film Festival – November 13-15, 2009

Posted in Art, Events, Film by Pippa on November 7, 2009

Sikh Lens is proud to offer its inaugural—and independent—Sikh Arts & Film Festival.  The Festival celebrates Sikh culture and heritage, and will offer a variety of avenues for contributors to share their talent.

Get ready for a sumptuous treat that will light up all senses with a diverse assortment of films, books, art, performance pieces, and music that is “Sikh-centric.”  To mark the 25th anniversary of the anti-Sikh riots of 1984, we will have a special dedication with rare photographs and independent documentaries on 1984 riots; and lectures and a panel discussion by esteemed speakers from around the world.  The festival premieres stirring documentaries, book signings by notable authors, creations from world-renowned artists, and a special event showcasing youth performing music, poetry, rap, and everything else their creative imagination can conjure.  We want to prove that “Sikhs’ Got Talent.”  You will also get a chance to take a piece of our culture home through a silent auction.

Further details: http://www.sikhlens.com/

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