ECSAS 2023 – Turin 26-29 July

The ECSAS (European Conference for South Asian Studies) has met regularly since 1968, and has provided an important opportunity to discuss current research and scholarship on topics relating to South Asia within the humanities and social sciences. The ECSAS conferences now operate under the auspices of the European Association for South Asian Studies (EASAS), a charitable, academic association engaged in the support of research and teaching concerning South Asia with regard to all periods and fields of study.

The 27th ECSAS will take place in Turin, Italy, from 26 to 29 July 2023.

The conference will be held at Campus Luigi Einaudi.

The conference is organized and hosted by the University of Turin – Dept of Humanities, Dept of Cultures, Politics and Societies, Dept of Law, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Interdipartimental Centre “Istituto di Studi sull’Asia” ISA. Turin is the cradle of the Italian Indological Studies, that had a beginning in 1852 when a chair in Sanskrit Studies was established at the University, where a fertile ground had already been created by the tradition of near East teachings, established at the University the year after its foundation in 1405. In the second part of the 20th century the study of South Asia was renewed, combining social science-based methods and findings with those of classical Indology. South Asian Studies in Italy covers today a wide range of disciplines and interests, and extends across several institutions. Thinking of future, the motto of the Turin ECSAS conference will be “Building sustainable research networks,” aiming to build creative and productive research communities. Such communities can encourage connectedness between people, deepen the capacity for supportive collegiality, and foster a holistic social learning milieu to support researchers of all levels.

Convenor Alessandra Consolaro (University of Turin, Dept of Humanities)
Co-Convenor Tommaso Bobbio (University of Turin, Dept of Cultures, Politics and Societies)

Important Dates

Call for Papers15 Nov 202222 Jan 2023
Early registration5 Feb 202320 May 2023
Standard registration21 May 20233 July 2023
Late registration4 July 202327 July 2023

Starting on the 5th of July, cancellations fees are 50% of the amount you have paid.

Participants can present only one paper during the 27th ECSAS conference. Each participant can chair one panel, or be a discussant in one panel.

All the panels accepted for the ECSAS2023 are open to paper proposals through the website. EASAS encourages young researchers to submit paper proposals.