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International Sikh research Conference 2020


The Conference 2020
13th June 2020
University of Warwick

The ISRC has been successful in arranging five conferences in Sikh studies in the UK. We aim to encourage the global Sikh diaspora to engage with academic scholars and researchers to make this another important global event.

For the first time this year, the conference is introducing a TedX style track (SikhX) which will offer an opportunity for Sikhs who take Sikhi into the community to showcase the wonderful work they do.The conference aims to explore research and academic inquiry into various aspects of Sikh studies by providing an environment where academics, researchers and scholars can come together to pursue critical debate, discussion and inquiry into the many aspects of Sikh research in an open, constructive and collegial manner. The event provides a forum for collaborative dialogue and knowledge exchange as well as to raise awareness of academic enquiry and lines of research amongst the UK population.

Researcher track: Researchers and academics are invited to submit a 300-500 word abstract which highlights research on themes such as: Musicology, History, Philosophy, Scripture, Diaspora, Identity, Politics.  Other relevant related topics are also welcome.  Abstracts may reflect completed research projects as well as work in progress. Other relevant related topics are also welcome.
Please note the following submission rules:

Submissions must represent a significant element of original research and must not have previously been submitted elsewhere
All authors of a paper must have made a recognisable contribution to the paper. ‘Honorary’ authorships will result in the entire paper being rejected
Presenters are expected to consider their own travel expenses to the conference
Presenters are expected to register for the conference
In the interests of openness, fairness and transparency, submissions will be blind peer reviewed.

SikhX track: For the first time, the conference will accept short 15 minute presentations from colleagues who take Sikhi into the community. This includes those involved in teaching, volunteering, organising events such as retreats, camps, seva. If you wish to submit to this track, please send a short description of the work that you do and the focus of your presentation.

International Travel Assistance

The conference is selectively able to make a small financial donation to help cover subsistence/travel/registration for presenters amounting to: £100 (EU citizens), £180 (non-EU citizens).

This information is final. Payment will be made after the conference. For further details of this, please email gurinder72@hotmail.com. The travel assistance fee will be paid to presenters after attendance, presentation and submission of a chapter.


Call for abstracts: 10th January 2020

Submission of abstracts: 11th March 2020

Notification of acceptance: 25th March 2020

Abstracts must be submitted to the following email address: HL@warwick.ac.uk

Presenters presenting in the research track will be expected to present their paper using PowerPoint.

Further Information

For further information contact Harjinder Singh Lallie : HL@warwick.ac.uk  or  Gurinder Singh Mann: gurinder72@hotmail.com


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