- Special Offer – Extended membership (~18 months) for new members
until 31st December 2018. Each membership (standard AUD $95 & concession AUD $60) comes with hard copies of ‘South Asia‘ journal (1 or 2 issues in 2017 & 4 issues in 2018) and free on-line access to all current and back issues.
Hugh Owen Prize – Entries are now open for 2017 Academic Year
The prize (value AUD $250) is awarded to the best Undergraduate essay on South Asia. Closing date: 1st February 2018.
- SOUTH ASIA: Journal of South Asian Studies
2017, Vol 40, Issue 2 NEW
Governing Landscapes: Territorialisation and Exchange at South Asia’s Himalayan Frontier
2017, Vol 40, Issue 1
2016, Vol 39, Issue 4
2016, Vol 39, Issue 3
2016, Vol 39, Issue 2
2016, Vol 39, Issue 1
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Message from SASAA President
Dear SASAA Member,
The South Asian Studies Association of Australia (SASAA) appreciates your support as a member and your personal contribution to South Asian studies. As an association we continue to provide active representation as the professional body for South Asianists in Australian Research Council policy development processes and by working with other Asian studies associations. As an association we have also sought to give voice to the need to build a vibrant culture of South Asia scholarship and when required we have made representations on behalf of our members – as was the case in 2016 at the Australian National University – that are affected by the unfortunate trend for restructuring in Australian Universities.
Some highlights of 2016 include:
- SASAA again played a very active role in the Biennial Asian Studies Association of Australia Conference where there was a strong representation of South Asia panels and papers. Most especially, SASAA was delighted to be able to support two distinguished keynotes – Professor Ruby Lal and Professor Gyanendra Pandey- to present at the conference.
- A SASAA event funding scheme (to fund an event scheduled for 2017 with only members eligible to apply) was launched and the award in this round will support the forthcoming event Encounters within and across South Asia.
- The SASAA committee prepared a detailed submission to the Australian Research Council’s consultation process for developing a mechanism for assessing research quality and impact. SASAA will continue to monitor the process and ensure that South Asianists (and the various disciplines that comprise our membership) are not diminished or disadvantaged by these changes.
- The quality and international recognition for our flagship journal South Asia is a source of great pride for the Association. In 2016 a social media editor has been appointed to maintain the very interesting and unique content and links on the Facebook page for the journal. Please visit the page at: https://www.facebook.com/SouthAsiaJournalofSouthAsianStudies
We will also contact you over the next year with regular news email updates and information about our initiatives and events. It is vital for the future of South Asian studies that we continue to retain and renew our membership. I do hope, therefore, that you will renew your membership for the forthcoming year. Please also encourage your colleagues to join and become part of our community of South Asian scholarship.
With best wishes for the New Year,
Dr Michael Gillan
President, South Asian Studies Association of Australia
1 December 2016
- We are now offering an extended membership for new members. For applications received from today (1 June 2017), the membership will be active from now ... Read more
- Thank you for your abstract/interest in our upcoming 2-day workshop ‘Encounters Within and Across South Asia’ to be held at University of New South Wales, ... Read more