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Event Series: South Asian Urban Studies (summer term 2024)

Launch of BERSAS - a new academic forum for South Asian Studies in Berlin

We will be celebrating the launch of the new BERSAS forum with six short inputs on 3 May. There will be an opportunity to network and exchange ideas afterwards.


Fri., May 3, 2024
2:00pm - 5:30pm


Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften


Einladung Launch BERSAS
Figure:Nadja-Christina Schneider

We warmly invite you to join us on May 3 to celebrate the launch of
BERSAS - our newly created academic forum for South Asian Studies in
Berlin. Please join us at 2pm in room 315 (third floor) at IAAW for this
happy occasion.

Starting in May this year, BERSAS will be organized as a joint forum of the
Seminar for South Asian Studies, the Department of Gender and Media Studies
for the South Asian Region (GAMS) and the ERC Synergy Grant project DHARMA
at the Institute of Asian and African Studies. BERSAS merges the
well-established formats of the Humboldt India Project (HIP), which have
been held very successfully for more than ten years, as well as the GAMS
research colloquia which have been organized every semester since 2021.

We see BERSAS as a platform that can be shaped by all interested
researchers and institutions in Berlin (and beyond) and we look forward to
close cooperation and exchange with you! Together with you, we would like to create more visibility and public
interest for the dynamic field of interdisciplinary research on South Asia
and its diasporas.

Another new feature will be a thematic focus for each semester. In
the summer term 2024, we will start by focusing on South Asian Urban Studies. Four
exciting BERSAS events await you, starting with our BERSAS Launch on May

We are very much looking forward to celebrating this occasion together with
you and invite you on the 3rd of May to six short presentations by young
and experienced researchers with a focus on South Asian Urban Studies. This
will be followed by a reception with snacks and drinks that will offer us
the opportunity to learn more about our common research interests.

To register for the event, kindly contact:

Please find further program information on all BERSAS events in the summer
semester 2024 in our booklet which will give you an overview of our South
Asian Urban Studies activities at IAAW.

Link to the flip version of our booklet:

Link to the PDF version of our booklet:

Further information

Organizer: IAAW
Speakers: u.a. Prof. Michael Mann, Prof. Annette Schmiedchen, Prof. Nadja-Christina Schneider, Dhanya Kirchhof und andere
Director: Michael Mann, Annette Schmiedchen, Nadja-Christina Schneider

Further information on the event's website


Johannes Heymann
Phone: 030 2093 - 66040


invalidenstr. 118, 10115 berlin
Room: 315, dritte Etage