Tuesday, 24 May 2016

95th SAALG conference at SOAS, 30 June 2016

I do hope you will be able to join the SAALG community at our next summer conference in London on Thursday 30 June.  Please note it is on a Thursday this year rather than the normal Friday. 

We are delighted to be at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) to celebrate their centennial with a programme in honour of Sir Edward Denison Ross, Orientalist, linguist and their first Director from 1916 to 1937.

Please circulate details of the conference among South Asianists but note that there will only be 38 places, so it is advisable to book early!    For the full programme of speakers and how to book,  please read on.  I look forward to seeing you there.

Thursday, 30 JUNE 2016
School of Oriental and African Studies, Philips (main) building, 1st floor, Room 116
10 Thornhaugh St., Russell Sq., London WC1H 0XG


1030-1100                   Arrival, networking and coffee

1100-1110                   SAALG chair’s welcome

1115-1150                   Christine van Ruymbeke, University of Cambridge
Sir William Jones and the Anvar‐e Sohayli: Containing a fortuitous but nevertheless essential note on the Orient Pearls.

1200-1235                   Ursula Sims-Williams, The British Library
Everlasting Flame’ at SOAS and in New Delhi: an exhibition case study

1250-1400                   Lunch and networking

1400-1430                   Tour of Brunei Gallery’s Treasures of SOAS permanent exhibits

1440-1515                   Nilanjan Sarkar, The London School of Economics and Pol. Science
                                    Ordering the Archive: Examining a ‘fatwa’ from medieval India

1525-1600                   Saqib Baburi, The British Library
Histories of Shāh Jahān: Reconstructing the Corpus of Royal Manuscripts

1610-1620                   Coffee

1625-1700                   SAALG business meeting

Note: The venue accommodates only 38 seated individuals. Standing room capacity is not permitted in consonance with School-wide policies on health and safety. Your forbearance is sought. Bookings in advance are possible. Kindly e-mail both SOAS staff members to reserve your place, as it would be appreciated for organizing catering and conference packages (£30 to be paid on the day of the conference to the SAALG treasurer; claimants will subsequently receive electronic receipts for reimbursement from their institutions).

e-mail:            bw3@soas.ac.uk (Burzine Waghmar) and
                        fq@soas.ac.uk (Farzana Whitfield)

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