Young Researchers’ 2nd Indo-Persian Workshop: Marseille, May 23-24th, 2024

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Young Researchers’ 2nd Indo-Persian Workshop: Writing in the Indo-Persian World

Marseille, May 23-24th, 2024
Campus La Vielle Charité, 2 Rue de la Charité, 13002 Marseille, France


Organised by Victor Baptiste (EPHE-PSL) and Raffaello De Leon-Jones Diani (EHESS)

With collaboration by Inayatullah Din (EHESS) and Lingli Li (Göttingen-EHESS)


General Presentation

Indo-Persian studies have recently received renewed attention in the field of History, Religious studies, Sociology, Gender studies, Art History and or Philology. Many pioneering books have been published in South Asia India, North America and Europe by scholars such as Muzaffar Alam, Sunil Sharma, Corinne Lefèvre, Dalpat Rajpurohit, Pankaj Jha, Francesca Orsini and many others, inspiring new works by PhD and postdoctoral students. In Europe itself, the efforts of scholars such as Françoise “Nalini” Delvoye at the EPHE in Paris, Fabrizio Speziale at the EHESS in Paris and Marseille, Eva Orthmann at the Georg-August-Universität of Göttingen or Stefano Pellò at the University Ca’ Foscari in Venice, have accompanied a new generation of young scholars exploring different themes in Indo-Persian culture and history. The first edition of this workshop, held at the EHESS Marseille in May 2023, was meant to be a first step taken to gather some of these young scholars who, unfortunately, are still very scattered across the continent and struggle with the classical partition of areal disciplines separating “South Asian studies” (études indiennes) and “Iranian studies” (études iraniennes). The workshop was held at the Vieille Charité campus of the EHESS in Marseille, in a port city open on the Mediterranean Sea, rich in multicultura history, that is currently turning into a new centre for Indo-Persian studies in France thanks to the efforts of Fabrizio Speziale, an endeavour to which we wish to humbly contribute. The goal of this first informal edition of the workshop was to assess the situation, allow the students and young scholars gathered to exchange on their subjects, difficulties and future perspectives and set up a program for the coming years. The scope of this workshop is international: it will be held in hybrid format, both on site and online in order for students and young scholars, located in South Asia or elsewhere, to be able to attend and participate.

Key Dates 

  • Abstracts are to be submitted to the following email address : They
    should not exceed 500 words and are to be submitted by March, 17th.
  • Once approved, we kindly ask participants to write and submit a 5000 to 7000 words long paper by April, 30th.

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