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Leiden conference focusing on South Asia during the 1930s
September 24, 2017 - 06:44
The Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS) in the Netherlands and its South Asian Studies programme organise a conference on the theme of “South Asia and the Long 1930s: Appropriations and Afterlives”, to be held during 6-7 December 2013. Placing a particular focus on the political, social, cultural and ideological currents of 1930s, the organisers wish to bring together South Asianists across disciplines, to both contextualise the international flow of ideas, commodities and affinities that marked this interwar period, and rethink the afterlives of the 1930s in the unfolding dialectics of decolonisation in South Asia. Abstracts are welcomed that will comment on the layers, dimensions and fluidities of the period, focussing on three key themes: The Market and the Ordinary; International Affinities; and Aesthetics and Politics.
Abstracts of approximately 300 words and a short biographical note are welcomed before 15th April 2013. The organisers aim to provide accommodation and meals for all selected speakers and a limited budget for travel will also be available, for which graduate students will receive priority. More information.