CALL FOR PROPOSALS The 42nd Annual Conference on South Asia



Dear Past Conference Participants:
We are accepting proposal submissions for the 2013, 42nd Annual Conference on South Asia, to be held on October 17-20, 2013 at the Madison Concourse Hotel (1 West Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53703). This year a plenary session will be organized around the theme of “Work”. We especially welcome panels that similarly address questions of work – including waged labor, informal economies, new forms of entrepreneurship, and the work of social reproduction – from a variety of disciplinary and evidentiary perspectives. We also encourage proposal submissions which do not address the conference theme. For general submission guidelines, you may visit our FAQ page.
Please submit an online request to hold a pre-conference by April 1, 2013. All pre-conferences will be held on October 17, 2013. Pre-conference CFPs and panel calls can be found here, and include:

AIIS Dissertation into Book Workshop (application required)
Partition Narratives and South Asian Diasporas (Deadline: April 30, 2013)

Panel Calls:
If you would like to place a call for panel participants, please send us an email with an abstract of your call and contact information. We will post panel calls our website, but interested individuals should contact organizers directly. Calls for panels include:

Home and the world: labor, domesticity, and a South Asia in the making? (Deadline: March 15, 2013)

Affective Labor in Neoliberal India (Deadline: March 22, 2013)

Festivals, Holidays, Leisure and Work (Deadline: March 22, 2013)

Subaltern Archaeologies of Medieval and Early Modern South Asia: The Material Record of People in Historic Periods (Deadline for working title and abstract March 20, final title and abstract March 28, 2013)

Democracy and Development in Bangladesh (Deadline for working title and abstract March 24, final title and abstract March 29, 2013)

Proposal Submissions:
The deadline for single paper, panel, and roundtable proposal submissions is Monday April 1, 2013. All presenters, chairs, and discussants listed on a proposal will be required to register online by April 1, 2013 in order for the proposal to be considered for review.

The registration fee is $85 for students and $160 for non-students. The registration deadline for all individuals listed on proposal submissions is April 1, 2013. For general conference attendees, early bird registration will be available through October 1, 2013.

For more information, email us at or visit our website:

Contact Info

Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies
c/o John Metz, Treasurer
1586 Rockhurst Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45255-2637

ANHS Kathmandu Research Center
54 Kantishree Marg, Baluwatar
Kathmandu, Nepal.