‘Punjab: Past, Present, Future’ : Punjab Research Group Conference, 2016

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The Punjab Research Group has been hosting conferences at least twice a year since 1984, and was established as an inclusive and all- embracing forum for discussion and debate on issues pertaining to the East and West Punjab as well as the Punjabi diaspora. During the past 32 years, the PRG has provided space for academics to interact with each other regardless of territorial or disciplinary boundaries. This is especially important given the strained relationship between India and Pakistan, which has prevented discussion and dialogue between scholars of East and West Punjab.

Our second conference for 2016 will be held as a one-day event on 29 October in Oxford. We welcome submissions from academics, young researchers, journalists, artists and activists for an inter-disciplinary discussion focusing on the theme of ‘Punjab: Past, Present and Future’.

Speakers are invited to present papers that can cover a broad range of content, including,but not limited to: history, philosophy, politics, gender, religion, environmental studies, economics, diaspora issues, linguistics, literature, arts and culture.

We particularly welcome proposals exploring the intersections between the ‘3 Punjabs’, goingbeyond the 1947 borders: to deepen our perspective on the ‘connected histories’, and toenvision interrelated futures, of the region.

Please send 200-word abstracts and expressions of interest to punjabresearchgroup@gmail.com by 23rd September 2016.

Notification of Acceptance: 30th September 2016