Call for Papers

Panel proposals (150-200 word abstract)

Panel proposals are to be accompanied by individual paper abstracts for each of the proposed panel members (100-150 words). The panel organiser(s) should also arrange for a chair (who can be a panellist). Panels will last for 90 minutes with no more than 3 papers of 20 minutes in each slot. It is advisable that proposals allow sufficient time for the presentation of papers as well as discussion.

Please provide full contact details (mailing and emailing addresses) for your paper and/or for each member of your panel.

If you have a panel idea for which you would like to recruit panellists then please send it to us via our Abstract Submisson page with a panel abstract and your email address and we will advertise your call for panellists on the conference website for you. You will be responsible for constituting the panel.

Panel Proposals should include:

Title of session

Name, affiliation and contact details for session convenors as well as abstracts outlining scope of session (150-200 words) Please note: Incomplete panel proposals will not be accepted. Panel organisers are expected to have confirmed speakers and chair prior to submitting.

The conference organisers may seek to add additional individual papers to accepted papers, in discussion with panel organisers.

BASAS will hold its annual conference at University of Southampton between Wednesday, 1st of April and Friday, 3rd April 2020. Panel and paper submissions for the 2020 conference are now accepted.

This year there is no specific theme for the conference – we invite proposals from across humanities, arts and social sciences for both panels and independent papers within the broadest reach of South Asian studies, and including work on diasporas and the Indian Ocean world.

Submission Guidelines

Individual Paper Proposals

Paper Proposals should include:

Title of paper

Abstract (100-150 words)

Name, affiliation and contact details for presenter.

Deadline for submission of abstracts

Please submit your panel and paper proposals via the Abstract Submission page on this website by 15th September 2019.