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CALL FOR PAPERS: Annual South Asia Conference

The Center for South Asia at the University of Wisconsin – Madison is excited to announce that the second competition for panels, roundtables, and single papers for the 49th Annual Conference on South Asia will open on Monday, February 22nd, 2021. Due to anticipated UW-Madison restrictions on large gatherings, the Conference will be held virtually this year, with more details to follow.

Consider submitting new or revised papers by Monday, April 5, 2021 to be considered. Please note conference policy barring multiple submissions, as well as the limitations on the number of panels within which each individual may appear.

Click here for submission guidelines. 

Feel free to contact our Conference Coordinator Andrea Fowler or our Conference Assistant Anubhav Kumaria at with any questions or comments.


SASLI 2021 to be offered remotely

To maintain the safety and health of our faculty, staff, and students, we have decided to offer SASLI 2021 remotely. The exact breakdown of how classes will look (i.e. synchronous versus asynchronous hours) will come at a later date. All synchronous class time, however, will be held via blackboard or zoom, at the discretion of the instructor.

We understand this is not how we all hoped the Summer 2021 program would look, but we have every intention to bring us all back together for in-person language learning the Summer of 2022.

Yale "InterAsia Water(s) Conference" now accepting submissions!

InterAsia Water(s) Conference 2021, A Yale InterAsia Initiative Graduate Conference
Waters, flowing, falling or contained as rain, river, tides and wells, have long shaped connections and disconnections across Asia. As they continue to make and remake lives in a world of climate change and economic development, the ‘InterAsia Water(s) Graduate Conference’ at Yale University brings together qualitative and humanistic approaches to the study of water in Asia. Submission deadline March 5, 2021.

Fulbright-Hays--Group Projects Abroad Program Accepting Applications

The Group Projects Abroad Program is now accepting applications for FY 2021 short-term (short-term seminars, curriculum development teams, and group research or study projects) and long-term projects (advanced overseas intensive language projects). Applicants may apply between January 14, 2021 and March 15, 2021.

For more information and links to the application, click here.

Summer Language & Funding Info Session

On January 21, 2021, the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and staff from the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes held a virtual info session on summer language institutes at UW-Madison as well as other opportunities that support language study, like: Project GO, flagship initiatives, and Boren Awards.

Check out the video here.

New WISLI Summer Program

In addition to its five summer language institutes, WISLI is proud to be hosting a new FLAS-eligible online program in Summer 2021: the Intensive Summer Multilanguage Seminar.  The Intensive Summer Multilanguage Seminar, developed by Professor Katrina Daly Thompson and led by Dr. Adeola Agoke, allows students engage in supported, self-directed language study. Please visit the WISLI website for additional information.

SASLI 2021 to offer Advanced Sanskrit

For the first time ever, SASLI will offer Advanced Sanskrit for the Summer 2021 Program. More information on our language offerings can be found under our “Courses” tab.

UW-Madison Awarded Grant to Study Proficiency in Virtual and In-Person Learning Environments

We are incredibly honored and excited to share that the University of Wisconsin – Madison has been awarded a grant through the Department of Education’s Title VI International Research and Studies Program to investigate students achievements in virtual and in-person learning environments. To learn more about this grant and our goals, check out this article.

Applications open: NALRC Annual Summer Institute

The Summer Institute is a two-week NALRC intensive program (running from May 17 – May 28, 2021) that allows you to participate in a professional development workshop which focuses on the following themes:

  1. Using Standards-Based and Thematically Organized Backward Curriculum Design with Performance Assessment in the three Modes of Communication;
  2. Integrating Language, Culture, and Content in LCTL classrooms;
  3. Creating a Learner-Centered Classroom

Apply by February 26, 2021 to be considered. For more information and to apply, click here.

Call for Papers for the Twenty-first International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations

We are pleased share with you the Call for Papers for the Twenty-first International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations, University of Curaçao, Willemstad, Curaçao, 2–4 June 2021.

The Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations Research Network is brought together by a shared interest in human differences and diversity, and their varied manifestations in organizations, communities, and nations. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

The Twenty-first International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations features research addressing the following annual themes and special focus:

2021 Special Focus—Economic Resilience and Sustainable Development in Times of Crisis: Pathways to Education, Inclusion, Action

Apply by March 2, 2021 to be considered. Applications can be submitted here.

Presentation Applications for Innovative Practices and Pedagogies in Teaching International Development Studies

Presented by the Tobias Center for Innovation in International Development, Hamilton Lugar School at Indiana University

Date of workshop: June 7-8, 2021 from 10am-3pm

Deadline to apply: March 31, 2021

Applications can be submitted here.

Questions? Contact Elisheva Cohen at

About: To strengthen the educational practices of international development studies faculty, the Tobias Center for Innovation in International Development at the School for Global and International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington will hold a two-day, virtual workshop on June 7-8 from 10am-3pm ET. This workshop will include interactive and engaging presentations that share new and innovative approaches to teaching development studies to undergraduate students. Potential topics could include:
– Best practices for online learning
– Decolonizing your pedagogy
– The possibilities of virtual exchanges
– Bringing reflexive practices into the classroom
– Bridging theory and practice in the field of IDS
– Employing partnerships with development organizations in the classroom
– Case studies of different approaches to teaching development studies