Editorial board and programme committee
The ISRC was jointly set up and is chaired by Harjinder Singh Lallie and Gurinder Singh Mann. Both are actively researching Sikh studies and have produced a number of publications in recognised and esteemed journals and conferences.
Harjinder Singh Lallie is a lecturer at the University of Warwick and a module leader at the University of Oxford. Harjinder has acted as committee member for numerous international committees and is a recognised academic and research in the field of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics. Harjinder has published numerous journal and conference papers on the subject of Digital Forensics and Cyber Security, a book entitled The Gursikh Legacy (Singh Brothers, 1997) and a number of journal articles/chapters on Sikh History and Musicology. He is a recognised English speaking Sikh Preacher and has been appearing on a very popular TV show since April 2009.
Gurinder Singh Mann is Director of the Sikh Museum Initiative which looks at the relationship between the British and the Sikhs. He holds an MA in South Asian Religions from De Montfort University (Leicester, UK, 2001). He is co-author of the books entitled: Sri Dasam Granth: Questions and Answers, (Archimedes Press, 2011) and the Oxford University Press published: The Granth of Guru Gobind Singh: Essays, Lectures and Translations 2015.
Gurinder has researched and discovered many Sikh manuscripts and artefacts as well as delivering lectures across the world for over 17 years. He has lectured on different themes of the Sikh faith ranging from heritage issues to theological matters. Mann also discovered a rare English translation by Dr Leyden of the Prem Sumarag Granth in 2006. This was presented in the project titled the ‘Anglo-Panjabi Literature and Publishing Initiative’ in 2011. His present project and exhibition is Anglo Sikh Wars Battles, Treaties and Relics Full information on his work can be seen at www.sikhscholar.co.uk
Programme Committee 2017
The following figures from academia form the programme committee for ISRC 2017.
Dr Opinderjit Kaur-Senior Lecturer/Course Leader Religious Studies-University of Wolverhampton
Dr Gurnam Singh-Principal Lecturer-Coventry University
Dr Jasjit Singh-Research fellow-University of Leeds
Harbir Bal-Doctoral Student-University of Warwick