This event is a one day workshop for postgraduate students from the arts, humanities and social sciences across the White Rose Consortium and beyond whose work is focused upon South Asia or its diaspora. Twelve students will present papers in an innovative and unconventional format (see below) with discussion from faculty members. It will bring together students and academics to discuss papers in a supportive and engaging environment. Each institution has a number of faculty and students working on South Asia and bringing them together for such an event offers the opportunity for specialist discussion of postgraduate work which is unrivalled in the UK, even perhaps by the concentration of scholars at SOAS.
– To provide feedback for postgraduate students at varying stages of their degrees from specialist staff and students on their written and presented work.
– To encourage collaboration and dialogue between postgraduate students across the three institutions and beyond.
– The opportunity to present in front of a receptive and engaged audience but in a more informal setting than other South Asian Studies specific events in the UK, e.g. British Association of South Asian Studies.
– To raise the profile of South Asian Studies at the White Rose Consortium within the UK.
Sarah Gandee, Leeds
Other student organisers
Sam Ellis, University of Leeds Apurba Chatterjee, University of Sheffield