Welcome to the website for the 4th annual White Rose South Asia Network postgraduate conference, to take place online. 

The event has been hugely successful in previous years, with increasing numbers of PGRs and ECRs attending and much collaboration and networking taking place year on year. In 2017, the theme was ‘Futures Past: South Asia Then and Now’. In 2018 it took place at the University of Sheffield with a focus on ‘Voices through History’. In May 2019, it took place at the University of York under the title ‘South Asia: Exclusion, Dialogue, Exchange’, featuring multiple parallel panels, contributions from academic partners, and a fascinating keynote presentation from Professor Sarah Ansari.

This year, the theme will be Space, Place and Temporalities, with a keynote presentation by Professor Sujit Sivasundaram (Centre for South Asian Studies, Cambridge). The PGR organisers for the event – Benjamin Holt, Meena Menon, Dr Radha Kapuria, Zaynab Seedat, Tom Shillam, Arunima Theraja – are deeply engrossed in planning the event and looking forward to hosting the conference in April 2021. See the call for papers here.

For regular updates, please follow @SouthAsiaConf20 on Twitter!


A picture, courtesy of @ArnabChakrborty, of one of our academic partner’s presentations (Wellcome Collection) at last year’s event in the Berrick Saul Building, York