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Workshop on Cultural Heritage, Migration and the Indian Diaspora

The AHRC is pleased to announce a call for UK researchers to attend a workshop on ‘Cultural Heritage, Migration and Indian Diaspora’. Organised in partnership with the Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR), the event will bring together academic experts from both countries to explore how the experiences of the Indian diaspora and migratory movements have shaped Indian cultural heritage, and the importance of this heritage to the sustainable development of India.

A key aim of the workshop is to enable researchers from the UK and India to reflect on the achievements of the AHRC/ICHR programme so far as well as network and develop partnerships with a view to submitting proposals to a research networking call thereafter. It will build on two joint AHRC-ICHR workshops and small networking call held in 2015 and 2017 which gave researchers from the UK and India the opportunity to build partnerships and networks addressing challenges related to cultural heritage in India.

Expressions of interest to participate in the workshop are invited from UK-based researchers meeting the AHRC’s standard eligibility requirements from all disciplines within the arts and humanities. Applicants should have a particular research interest in the topics noted above and be able to articulate this in their expression of interest.

The AHRC expects to support the attendance of around 20 UK-based researchers, with the ICHR identifying a similar number of Indian academics.

The workshop will take place in Ahmedabad, India on the 30-31st January 2019 and will be funded through the Newton Fund.  The Newton-Bhabha Fund is the partnership through which the UK and India work together jointly to address global issues which are important to both countries. The Newton-Bhabha Fund is jointly supported by the UK and India. India’s contribution towards the Newton-Bhabha partnership is through the Ministries’/organisations’ existing budgets whereas the UK’s contribution is through the Newton Fund which is an ODA funded initiative managed by BEIS and which strengthens research partnerships between the UK and in-country researchers.