|Conference Sikhs in Europe 2010|
SIKHS IN EUROPE
MIGRATION, IDENTITY AND TRANSLOCAL PRACTICES
16 - 18 June 2010
Lund University, Sweden
The Centre for Theology and Religious Studies at Lund University organized a conference on the Sikhs in Europe. The aim was to gather leading scholars in the multi-disciplinary field of Sikh studies and discuss current research projects focusing on patterns of migration, identity formations, self-representations, transmission of traditions and translocal practices among Sikhs in different parts of Europe. While two conference days were dedicated to presentation and peer-review of papers by the members of the academic network Sikhs-in-Europe, the third conference day was a workshop for Ph.D. students affiliated to European universities. Altogether 35 junior and senior scholars from 15 countries participated in the conference.
Conference reports are available at:
The Tribune (by Shinder S. Thandi)
Swedish South Asian Studies Network (by Lars Eklund)
The Sikh Foundation (by Laura Hirvi and Kristina Myrvold)
Lund University Magazine (by Ingela Björck)
The documentary film "Musafer - Sikhi is travelling" by Michael Nijhawan and Khushwant Singh had its premiere screening in Sweden on the second conference day. Recorded feed-back from conference participants is available on the Musafer blogg.
The conference was made possible by generous support from The Crafoord Foundation, The Swedish Research Council, The Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research and The Wenner-Gren Foundations.