25th European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS) Paris, France

24-27 July 2018

EHESS, 54 and 105 Blvd Raspail, 75006

Paris, France

The ECSAS has met regularly since 1968, and has provided an important opportunity to discuss current research and scholarship on topics relating to South Asia within the humanities and social sciences. The ECSAS conferences now operate under the auspices of the European Association for South Asian Studies (EASAS), a charitable, academic association engaged in the support of research and teaching concerning South Asia with regard to all periods and fields of study.

ECSAS will celebrate its 25th edition in Paris, hosted at the EHESS (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales—School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences). The main institutional organizer is the CEIAS (Centre d’Études de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud—Center for South Asian Studies, UMR 8564 CNRS/EHESS), which is the largest French research institute in the social sciences dealing with the Indian subcontinent. Created in the mid-1950s by Louis Dumont, the Center’s original aim was to renew the study of South Asia by combining social science-based methods and findings with those of classical Indology.


Important Dates

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Call for papers  1 Sept 2017

 20 Nov 2017

Early registration 5 Feb 2018 

4 May 2018 

Standard registration 5 May 2018  3 July 2018 
Late registration 4 July 2018  27 July 2018 

Starting on the 5th of July, cancellations fees are 50% of the amount you have payed.


Participants can present only one paper during the 25th ECSAS conference. Each participant can chair one panel, or be a discussant in one panel.


All the panels accepted for the ECSAS2018 are open to paper proposals through the website. EASAS encourages young researchers to submit paper proposals.


Timing of presentations


Each panel slot will be 90 minutes long, accommodating optimally three and a maximum of four presenters; each panel may only extend over a maximum of 4 slots, i.e. at most 16 presenters.



Letter of Acceptance

You must download the file, fill it in and sent it back to ecsas2018@ehess.fr.

Certificate of Attendance

Please download the template, fill it in and sent it back to ecsas2018@ehess.fr


Please note that all participants at the 25th ECSAS (panel convenors, paper presenters and chairs/discussants) must be members of EASAS.
No paper proposal can be officially accepted if the paper proposer is not a member. Non-members cannot attend the conference.

ECSAS Locations

ECSAS 2018 takes place on three different sites in the same street. The 54 boulevard Raspail is located 500 meters away from the 96 and the 105 which are across from one another as you can see in the map below. 

Site 1 | 54 boulevard Raspail

  • Registration Desk
  • Exhibit Portrait Dravida. A Century of Studio Photography
  • Welcome Cocktail

Site 2 | 96 boulevard Raspail

  • Panels take place in the Room Lombard (ground floor) and Room IISMM (1st floor)
  • Lunch Salle des Artistes

Site 3 | 105 boulevard Raspail

  • Amphitheater | Welcome Ceremony & Keynotes
  • Panels take place in rooms 1 to 11
  • Book Sales Events - Room 13
  • Coffee break - Room 13



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