EMERGING TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN
SIKH & PUNJABI STUDIES
2nd Max Arthur Macauliffe Conference,
University College Cork, Ireland
Saturday 22 March, 2014
CALL FOR PAPERS
*** TRAVEL GRANTS AVAILABLE ***
PLEASE NOTE EARLY DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS Monday 10th FEBRUARY 2014
Following on from last year’s successful ‘Representing Sikhism’ conference held to mark the centenary of Max Arthur Macauliffe’s death, this year’s Macauliffe conference at UCC aims to highlight the most recent and emerging trends and developments in Sikh & Punjabi Studies, seeking contributions in particular from early-career academics, postdocs and advanced PhD students, but also from any scholar whose work promises to break new ground in Sikh & Punjabi studies.
Thanks to the continuing generosity of the Sikh community in Ireland, we intend to offer up to EIGHT TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION GRANTS of max. €uro300 / GPB£250 to facilitate attendance at the conference. Grants will be awarded to up to eight scholars whose papers have been accepted by the organising committee. Please indicate on the registration and abstract submission form at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dElBeVFHeXlEWFJUOS1JWmVxTmU5TkE6MA whether you wish to be considered for a grant. Further details will be provided to the successful applicants.
The annual Macauliffe Conference in Sikh and Punjabi studies is hosted by UCC’s Study of Religions Department, which fosters the critical, analytical and non-confessional academic study of religions (http://www.ucc.ie/en/religion/). Academic papers relating to religion in any area of Sikh and Punjabi studies are invited, including reports of work in progress.
Abstracts (max 150 words) should be submitted only via the on-line registration system at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dElBeVFHeXlEWFJUOS1JWmVxTmU5TkE6MA. All abstracts received by 23.59hrs GMT on Monday 10th February 2014 will be considered. Those submitting abstracts by this date will be notified by 14 February 2014 whether their abstract has been accepted.
Registration: If you wish to attend the conference and are not offering a paper, please also register at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dElBeVFHeXlEWFJUOS1JWmVxTmU5TkE6MA once you have made your travel arrangements, to help us plan catering.
There is no charge for registration, nor for attending the conference which, as last year, will be open to the public. However, contributions large or small to the Macauliffe Fund to promote the development of Sikh and Punjabi Studies in Macauliffe’s homeland of Ireland are most welcome – please see http://www.ucc.ie/en/alumni/cuf/opportunities/ or contact Prof Brian Bocking b.bocking[at]ucc.ie .
There are direct flights to Cork from many cities in UK and Europe (see http://www.corkairport.com/gns/flight-information/destinations-airlines/scheduled-flights.aspx for the full list) and plenty of accommodation right by the university, from youth hostel to 5-star hotels – see http://www.uccconferencing.ie/walking-distance/ . You are advised to book your flights now to secure the best prices.
See the conference website: http://www.ucc.ie/en/religion/research/macauliffe2014 for further details as they become available. The conference will run from mid-morning until evening on Saturday 22 March at University College Cork.
Abstracts deadline: 23.59hrs GMT Monday 10th February 2014
Note: The decision of the organising committee on both abstract acceptance and award of travel grants is final and no correspondence will be entered into.