privacy policy
>> paper submission open now <<

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.

The 26th ECSAS will take place in the beautiful historical surroundings of the University of Vienna Campus in the heart of Vienna, Austria from 29 July to 1 August 2020. The conference will be hosted by the Center of Interdisciplinary Research and Documentation of Inner and South Asian Cultural History (CIRDIS), the Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies (ISTB) and the Institute for Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia (IKGA) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Information on the panel and abstract submission procedure and the registration will be made available here shortly.

Convenor Martin Gaenszle, University of Vienna
Co-Convenor Birgit Kellner, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Organising Committee

Borayin Larios (ISTB, University of Vienna)
Petra Latschenberger (CIRDIS, University of Vienna)
Alexandra Scheuba (ISTB, University of Vienna)
Jürgen Schörflinger (CIRDIS, University of Vienna)
Jan Seifert (CIRDIS, University of Vienna)
Judith Starecek (ISTB, University of Vienna)
Verena Widorn (CIRDIS, University of Vienna)

Academic Committee

Karl Baier (Religionswissenschaften, University of Vienna)
Johanna Buß (CIRDIS, University of Vienna)
Alaka Chudal (ISTB, University of Vienna)
Elisa Freschi (ISTB, University of Vienna; IKGA, Austrian Academy of Sciences)
Eva Knoll (ISA, Austrian Academy of Sciences)
Antje Linkenbach-Fuchs (Max-Weber-Kolleg, University of Erfurt)
Klaus-Dieter Mathes (ISTB, University of Vienna)
Karin Preisendanz (ISTB, University of Vienna)
Florian Schwarz (Institute of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences)
Danuta Stasik (EASAS President, University of Warsaw)
Mélanie Vandenhelsken (CIRDIS, University of Vienna)


Check our new FAQ-section. We will keep updating it as is needed.

Paper submission open now (closes 17 November). Please make sure to have a look at the corresponding submission guidelines.

The panel abstracts are now available online.

Guidelines for our Panel Convenors can be found here.

Important Dates

Call for panels

Call for papers
2 September – 17 November 2019


(starting February 2020)
Early bird registration
until 30 April 2020
Standard registration
until 6 July 2020
Late registration
after 7 July 2020

Please note that all participants at the 26th ECSAS (panel convenors, paper presenters and chairs/discussants) must be members of the EASAS.
Join EASAS here