Due to a late cancellation, there is now place for an additional two papers in the ‘Technology and Development’ panel at the forthcoming British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS) conference to be held in Edinburgh from 30 March – 1 April 2009. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PAPERS MUST BE CONFIRMED BY FRIDAY, 6 MARCH 2009.
The panel on “Technology and Development’ may include a number of areas, such as development studies, computer science, HCI, networks, mobile systems, satellite and/or telecommunications, and multimedia. Topics might include:
- new and emerging technologies (both hardware and/or software),
- ICTs for development (including those used in education, governance, health or livelihood systems), or
- web-based gadgets or applications that can be used by communities.
The paper/presentation should demonstrate the actual or potential application of technology/technologies for development scenarios within the South Asian context. Presentations must last no longer than 20 minutes. Both established academics and/or research students are encouraged to apply.
The panel will include the paper “Technological innovation and development: the case of Fair Tracing in India” by A Chopra (University Bradford).
Full details on the BASAS conference are available at http://www.csas.ed.ac.uk/BASAS2009.php?menu=3. Early registration is £95 (by 9 March 2009), and there are few bursaries available for postgraduate students – see website.
To discuss your papers/presentations, please contact Ashima Chopra (Fair Tracing project research student) me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org