Welcome to the website for the 4th annual White Rose South Asia Network postgraduate conference, to take place online on 30 April 2021.

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). See the call for papers here.

The organisers of this year’s event are: Benjamin Holt (Leeds), Meena Menon (Leeds), Dr Radha Kapuria (Sheffield), Zaynab Seedat (York), Tom Shillam (York), Arunima Theraja (York)

For regular updates, please follow @SouthAsiaConf21 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