Call for Paper




Dhaka, 17th – 19th December, 2011

Papers are invited for the 2nd International Congress of Bengal Studies scheduled to be held during 17th – 19th December, 2011. The 2nd Congress will be jointly hosted by the University of Dhaka and Bangla Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The theme of the 2011 Congress is ‘Contemporary Bengal Studies’. Papers on other areas of Bengal Studies, including, but not limited to, Literature and Criticism, Comparative Literature, Linguistics, Folklore, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, History, Economics, Sociology, Fine Arts, Philosophy, Anthropology, Archeology, Museulogy are also invited. Papers should be either in Bengali or in English.

Last date for submission of paper proposal/abstract (300-500 words) is 15th March, 2011. Proposals may be submitted to the Convener through post or email. Decision on the acceptance of the proposal will be communicated to the scholar within 15th July, 2011.

Participants must register by 30th July, 2011, by paying BDT 1500/- (for Bangladesh)/ USD 30 (for SAARC countries)/ USD 50 (for other countries)/ BDT 500 or USD 10 (for students). Registration will cover right to attend all sessions, lunch, snacks and one copy of the abstract-book.  Participants may arrange for their own accommodation. Information about some selected hotels and guest houses will be provided soon by the organizers. Organizers have also arranged for a limited number of accommodation package which covers stay during 16th – 20th December, 2011, and, breakfast and dinner. The package may be booked through payment of USD 70 (for SAARC countries) / USD 200 (for other countries) / USD 20 (for students). Mode of payment etc will be communicated to confirmed participants. Participants are expected to share room with other delegates. Students will be allotted dormitory type accommodation.

The organizers may arrange for a few scholarships for students and independent scholars covering the travel, registration and accommodation costs. Students and independent scholars interested to be considered for this scholarship must submit their full paper by 30th March, 2011.

Prof. Rafique Ullah Khan,


2nd International Congress of Bengal Studies, Dhaka