Sikholars 2012: Call For Research Papers


1947-2014 (Archived)
Jun 17, 2004
For the past two years, the Jakara Movement has created a forum for budding scholars and researchers, working on various projects Sikh, to come together, share, and challenge each one another.

Over this period, it has become an extremely popular venue for community members, activists, and researchers to come together to engage on relevant issues. From Khalistan to Unix Coding, from sex-selective abortion to diasporic literature, from Nihangs in the court of Ranjit Singh to the historiography of Sikh studies, from Sikh sculpture and architecture to representations of masculinity in Punjabi films, from ecology of pre-Green Revolution Punjab to excerpts from a new book on Sikhs in Surrey to an amazing thabla-jazz infusion display, to even previews of newly-released movies with Sikh themes – there will be something that captivates and challenges you over the weekend. Please see previous abstracts from conferences 2010 and 2011 for more details.

The “call for papers” for Sikholars 2012 has now begun. From now until December 1, 2011 please send your resume/cv and abstract to info @ sikholars [dot] org. The conference will be held over the President’s Day weekend from February 17-19, 2012 at CSU East Bay. It is being sponsored by CSU East Bay’s Ethnic Studies Department, Sabherwal Chair of Sikh and Punjabi Studies, and the Jakara Movement.

Last year, 100+ community members came to participate and converse. It was partially from these conversations that the spark to begin a Sikh feminist conference – SAFAR – was conceived. We expect an even greater attendance this year with more amazing papers. Be part of the conversation and mark your calendars for this unique experience.

More information for submission of your paper at this link