46th Annual Conference on South Asia
October 26-28, 2017

The Annual Conference on South Asia invites scholars, students, professionals, and anyone interested in research on the region to Madison, Wisconsin, for a four-day event featuring research panels and roundtables, lectures and addresses, film screenings, booksellers, association receptions, and other special presentations. The conference grows year-by-year, welcoming over 800 registered attendees last year in 2016.

The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
1 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53703

This year's conference chair has invited an open-topic conference; there is no theme.




ATTN: Submission portal for Pre-Con/Conference is only available after you register and pay for the Conference!

Please see the "Policies" page of the website for detailed instructions on panel submissions.


NEW: Mac Laptops are provided in all conference rooms. To minimize AV delays and technical issues, please bring only a USB stick with your presentation.


New Attendee Welcome

 If this is your first year attending the Annual Conference on South Asia, please join our Conference Chair, Gudrun Buhnemann, who will host new attendees to the Annual Conference on South Asia to an informal reception on Friday morning before Session 1. Grab coffee and a scone from one of the break stands on the second floor and meet other new attendees as Dr. Buhnemann offers an overview of the conference with suggestions on what to check out while you are here. This is a great opportunity to meet other new attendees and to form professional relationships at the outset of this year’s Conference.


Annual Conference on South Asia Phone Application


We are excited to announce the 3rd year for which we have an Annual Conference on South Asia phone application! The app contains the schedule for the conference as well as all other pertinent conference information contained on the official website. The app can be found via the below link, or by searching “Annual Conference on South Asia” in your portable device’s App Store.






Please follow us on the official Annual Conference On South Asia Twitter account: @ACSAMadison

Please use the hashtag #ACSAMadison throughout your tweeting of the Conference!



All-Gender Bathroom


Each year, the Annual Conference on South Asia provides an All-Gender bathroom, the specific location of which will be made known closer to the event date. Please contact Conference staff if you have any questions.



Emergency Phone Contact: In the Case of an emergency during the Conference, you may contact the Conference Coordinators at +1 (608) 287-9918