Monday, December 31, 2007

Royal Asiatic Society 2nd Research Conference - Call for Papers

Sri Lanka's oldest academic body, the 164 year old Royal Asiatic Society Sri
Lanka will be holding its second research conference on March 28th and 29th 2008. It has now called for abstracts of papers to be presented on topics relating to the history, culture and society of Sri Lanka.

Since its inception as the first "modern" academic body in this country, the
RAS had concentrated on the history of this country. Its initiatives among others gave rise to the National Museum, Department of Archaeology and National Archives. As part of a series of fresh initiatives taken over the last few years such as an extended study of the Portuguese Encounter, the RAS initiated these research conferences. History of Sri Lanka will be a major focus. The closing date for abstracts is January 15, 2008 and the final papers will be due on February 29, 2008.

Researchers are requested to send their abstracts to

Secretary, Royal Asiatic Society,
Mahaveli Center,
96 Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha,
Colombo 7.