BASAS Annual Conference 2017

Submit a Paper

We are now accepting panel and paper submissions for the conference.

Submission guidelines

  • Panels will last for 90 minutes, and it is advisable that proposals allow sufficient time for the presentation of papers as well as discussion. Panel proposals should be accompanied by individual paper abstracts (100-150 words) for each of the proposed panel members. A panel chair will also need to be identified. Please note, incomplete panel proposals will not be accepted.
  • Independent papers (100-150 word abstract).

Please submit your panel and paper proposals via email by Wednesday 30 November 2016.

Your email should include full contact details (ie mailing and email addresses) for your paper and/or each member of your panel.


There will be a limited number of bursaries to the value of £50 available for students and unwaged participants. Those who wish to be considered for these bursaries should include a covering note in support of their request, detailing any additional institutional support for conference participation for which they may be eligible. This must be submitted by the deadline of Wednesday 30 November 2016.

BASAS paper prize for graduate students

An award of £250 will be made for the best paper presented at the annual conference. Entries should be no longer than 7,000 words and submitted via email no later than Wednesday 15 March 2017. A panel of judges comprising the conference organisers and council members will make the final decision based on the paper and the presentation. The winning paper may be considered for publication in one of BASAS's associated journals, Contemporary South Asia or South Asian Studies.


BASAS Annual Conference 2017

The University of Nottingham
University Park

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 5151