Call for papers

The Conference 2018

The ISRC has been successful in arranging four  conferences in Sikh studies in the UK. We aim to encourage the global Sikh diaspora to engage with academic scholars and researchers to make this another important global event.

The conference aims to explore research and academic inquiry into various aspects of Sikh studies by providing an environment where academics, researchers and scholars can come together to pursue critical debate, discussion and inquiry into the many aspects of Sikh research in an open, constructive and collegial manner. The event provides a forum for collaborative dialogue and knowledge exchange as well as to raise awareness of academic enquiry and lines of research amongst the UK population.

Topics for the Conference
The conference will bring together presentations from leading researchers in the field of Sikh Studies and associated scholars in other fields. Scholars, researchers and academics are encouraged to submit an abstract of between 300- 500 words which highlights research on any of the following themes: Musicology, History, Philosophy, Scripture, Diaspora, Identity, Politics. Abstracts may reflect completed research projects as well as work in progress. Other relevant related topics are also welcome.

Submissions must represent a significant element of original research and must not have previously been submitted elsewhere. In the interests of openness, fairness and transparency, submissions will be blind peer reviewed.


Once the abstracts have been considered, authors will be notified if their paper has been accepted.Abstracts/papers must be original work which has not been submitted or presented elsewhere. All authors of a paper must have made a recognizable contribution to the paper and  honorary’ authorships will result in the entire paper being rejected. All Presenters are expected to consider their own travel expenses to the Conference.

Proceedings from the conference will be published for delegates and selected papers will be published in a forthcoming journal.

Abstracts must be submitted to the following email address:

International Travel Assistance

The conference is selectively able to make a small financial donation to help cover subsistence/travel/registration for presenters amounting to: £100 (EU citizens), £150 (non-EU citizens).

This information is final. Payment will be made after the conference.


Call for Abstracts announced: 8th October 2017
Registration: TBC
Submission of Abstracts: 11th March 2018
Notification of acceptance: 25th March 2018
Date of Conference: 10th June 2018

Submission of chapters: TBC

Further Information

For further information contact Harjinder Singh Lallie :  or  Gurinder Singh Mann: