The 40th Annual Conference on South Asia will be held on October 20 – 23, 2011 at the Madison Concourse Hotel, 1 West Dayton St., Madison, WI 53703. The Conference is hosted by the Center for South Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The Annual Conference on South Asia attracts over 650 scholars and other interested parties annually, who travel from countries all over the world and much of the United States. The conference features nearly 100 academic panels and roundtables, as well as association meetings and special events ranging from performances to film screenings. Several pre-conferences are held in conjunction with the Annual Conference on the Thursday prior to the event and are open to all attendees. Another important component of the conference is our exhibit space which allows University presses and independent publishers to provide conference participants with high quality resources and the best publications on South Asian topics.
With the dramatic growth and economic transformation of South Asia in recent years, there has been a deepening sense that its major cities are in crisis. For the 2011 conference, we encourage the submission of panels and papers that address modern and historical perspectives on the social, economic, and cultural contours of the South Asian city. For individuals interested in forming a panel, the conference staff is able to solicit calls for papers on the conference listserv and website.
Registration and proposal submission can be found at our web site: http://southasiaconference.wisc.edu