Pakistan Workshop 2020

12-14 June 2020

Consumption and Change

The Pakistan Workshop will be open for registration in the autumn 2019. We welcome the submission of abstracts for papers to be presented and discussed at the meeting in 12-14 June 2020. The Workshop is now a well established annual event in the Lake District that attracts scholars and practitioners from a variety of disciplines who all share an interest in Pakistan, Pakistani Diaspora and Muslims of South Asia. The Workshop was founded in 1986 by a group of anthropologists, but over the years has welcomed political scientists, theologians, historians, literary scholars, economists, linguists, diplomats, psychologists, medical researchers, missionaries and others. It is a small, residential Workshop in which participants have an opportunity to really get to know one another and exchange ideas in a relaxed and constructive environment. Every year, we select a theme for the Workshop and we advertise that theme as a way of attracting a new audience. We expect that the theme will account for two or three dedicated thematic panels during the Workshop (8-12 papers). The rest of the Workshop is normally devoted to participants discussing current research that might benefit from careful scrutiny from a group of people who share a passion for understanding Pakistan and its people better. All participants are asked to provide the full text of their papers (maximum 10K words) for pre-circulation to all registered participants by 29 May 2020.

This year, the theme is Consumption and Change. The tradition at the Pakistan Workshop is to use the theme to stimulate focussed discussion in select panels, but not to exclude other topics. We welcome papers on any topic relevant to Pakistan or Pakistani Diaspora.