CfP 15.11: the Winter Workshop entitled ‘“Indigeneity”, Orality, and Liminal Ontologies: Methodological Pluralisms and Approaches to Culture’

Please find attached the concept note for the Winter Workshop entitled ‘“Indigeneity”, Orality, and Liminal Ontologies: Methodological Pluralisms and Approaches to Culture’. Dates: 15-20 January, 2020

The Workshop will be held in Diphu, Karbi Anglong, East Assam, Northeast India, organized by the University of Tartu in collaboration with the Centre for Karbi Studies, the Nordic Centre in India, the Marginalised and Endangered Worldviews Study Centre, and the University of Tartu Asian Centre, with support from the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council.

Local hospitality anticipates hosting about 40 participants. The last date to apply is 15th November 2019. Accepted participants will be notified by 25th of November 2019.

Interested applicants are kindly requested to submit a 300-word motivation letter, a 250-word abstract, and a CV or brief biography to by 15 November 2019. Please also feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have.

At the heart of this endeavour is an attempt to shift focus from the centre to the peripheries, examining communities on the margins of the Indian political state. These peripheries include 222 different indigenous groups who inhabit the 8 states that make up Northeast India. The Workshop will focus primarily on indigenous ontologies.

MA students, PhD students, and other researchers who have interest in indigenous issues are welcome. We expect that participants will cover their own travel costs, but all expenses will be borne by the organisers (food, accommodation, fieldwork, etc).

Please feel free to distribute this information to anyone you think you might be interested. Do not hesitate to write with any questions.

Thank you and we hope that you will join us!

With kind regards,

Margaret Lyngdoh (organiser)
Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore
University of Tartu,

Dharamsing Teron (convenor)
Director, Centre for Karbi Studies
Diphu, Karbi Anglong,