Friday, September 21, 2012

CfPs International Conference on Revisiting the Silk Road, at JNU, 5-7 Nov

International Conference on Revisiting the Silk Road: India and the Silk Road Regions - Cultural Connections, Current Challenges

5-7 November 2012

Organized by Centre of Russian Studies, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, JNU

Venue: Convention Centre, JNU, New Delhi, India

In its heyday, the Silk Road was the world's greatest overland trade route that linked the historic destinies of not just the people of the regions of the Silk Road but also of its neighbours. In today's changed global scenario, with resurgent economies of Central Asia and the South Caucasus, this region with its strategic location and rich treasure of natural resources is once again in focus. While world powers play out a new Great Game, there is an urgent need of greater cultural and people to people interaction, trade and economic treaties, political and strategic alliances, and enhanced cooperation amongst the Silk Road countries and neighbouring regions.

This interdisciplinary International Conference is being organised to facilitate contemporary dialogue on this region. It promises to be an exciting event with lectures, symposiums, oral and multimedia presentations, focus group and interactive discussions covering the five Sections of the Conference which are:
  • History and Civilisation
  • Culture and Language
  • Contemporary Social Concerns
  • Economic and Trade Cooperation
  • Geo-Political and Strategic Relations
In addition to the academic presentations, the culture of the Silk Road Regions shall be showcased through an exhibition, cultural performances, films, food festival and informal interactions.

Please send your participation proposals for the academic events as well as cultural festival latest by 30 September 2012 to the Conference Secretariat. Guidelines for submission of abstracts of your proposals are enclosed.

We request you to register early as you can avail discounted registration fee by registering before 30 September 2012. Moreover, the complimentary accommodation at the JNU Guest House is limited and available on first-come first-served basis.

We look forward to meeting you at this confluence of academics and culture, with which, the Silk Road Conference at Delhi awaits you.

Call for Papers & Presentations, Submission of Abstracts & Proposals

Participation is invited for the academic as well as the cultural events.
  • Abstracts of proposals for lectures/ panels/ papers/ symposiums/ presentations in the academic and cultural events must be submitted by 30 September 2012.
  • Abstracts / Proposals must be in English, Russian or Hindi.
  • An abstract / Proposal should not exceed 350 words. It should be typed in single line spacing using 12 point Arial font.
  • Use capitals for the Abstract/ Proposal title to be placed at the top. Then provide authors/ presenters surnames preceded by initials, followed by name and address of the institution to which the author/ presenter is attached.
  • In case of more than one author/ presenter, underline the name of the presenting author/ lead presenter.
  • Abstracts/ Proposals must be sent by e-mail (preferred)

Further Details

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