12th Annual Meeting of the AK Südasien – Call for Papers

The 12th Annual Meeting of the Arbeitskreis Südasien of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geographie (DGfG) will take place on January 21st and 22nd 2022 at the Department of Geography of the University of Bonn.

The annual meeting provides a space to exchange about ongoing projects, research results and methodological challenges of geographers and scientists from neighbouring disciplines working on South Asia. It will serve as a platform for intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary exchange about current developments in the diverse and rapidly changing South Asian region. The event aims to address scholars as well as practitioners and teachers, whose focus of work and interest lies in South Asia. Contributions from Physical Geography and Human Geography are equally welcome, so are contributions from neighbouring disciplines. Due to the current restrictions in fieldwork abroad, conceptual papers, papers discussing developments in South Asia based on secondary data and contributions regarding the future of geographical work in the region are explicitly welcome.

Please send abstracts with a maximum of 400 words to Ms. Annika Heck (Annika.Heck@uni-bonn.de) by October 25th 2021. The annual meeting’s lingua franca is English, however, papers can presented in German, too.

The meeting is being planned as a hybrid meeting, allowing for in-person participation as well as online participation. Nevertheless, we reserve the right to conduct the meeting completely online if the rules and regulations related to the pandemic make it necessary. A final decision will be communicated two weeks prior to the event.

It is possible for paper contents to be published in the form of an extended abstract in the conference proceedings. This will be published in the series of papers of the Arbeitskreis. The meeting’s programme will be published on the website as well as in the Rundbrief Geographie that will be published on November 26th.

For the preparation team

Carsten Butsch and Sneha Sharma