Emory Conference on Hindi 2022

Conference Dates: April 23-24, 2022

It is with distinct pleasure that the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies at Emory University invites paper submissions for the inaugural Emory Conference on Hindi Language and Culture. We are delighted to announce that the conference is dedicated to late Dr. Vijay Gambhir which is a testament to the dedication of Vijay ji who encouraged and supported teachers and scholars in conducting advanced scholarly inquiry and creative work in language teaching and pedagogy and helped thousands of students in learning Hindi language efficiently.

This conference will adopt a hybrid format—on Zoom and in person on the Emory University campus —and will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 23–24, 2022. A comprehensive schedule will be provided prior to the conference.

Dr. Surendra Gambhir will be the Keynote Speaker (in-person) for the conference at the Emory campus.

In this inaugural conference on Hindi language, we hope to address the state of the art in Hindi pedagogy at all levels, to develop differentiated instruction materials which can accommodate heritage and non-heritage students in one class, and to address practical, pedagogical, cultural, and political issues that are related to the enterprise of Hindi and Urdu language instruction. This conference aims to provide a platform for academics, researchers, and teachers to share their thoughts, ideas, and research findings, and potentially to work together on joint projects and programs.

The theme of this year’s Emory Conference on Hindi 2022 will be New Directions in Hindi Language Instruction.

Potential topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Instructional materials for Hindi pedagogy
  • Innovative methods in Hindi pedagogy
  • Heritage learners in the classroom
  • Joint approaches to the teaching of Hindi and Urdu
  • Differentiated Hindi-Urdu Teaching and Learning
  • Hindi language use in literature, print media, music, and film.
  • Hindi linguistics, socio-linguistics
  • Hindi language use in history and politics
  • Hindi language and popular culture

Guidelines for authors:

  • The deadline abstract submission is March 21st, 2022
  • The abstract should be no longer than 300 words
  • The abstract should present a brief characterization of 1) the problem or issue addressed; 2) relevant research to date; 3) the sources or methods used; and 4) the probable conclusion or main results
  • To submit your abstract, please contact Brajesh Samarth: <brajesh.samarth@emory.edu>.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for Abstract Submission: March 21st, 2022
  • Notification of Acceptance: April 5, 2022
  • Deadline for Submission of Draft paper: April 15th, 2022

If you have any enquiries regarding the conference, please contact Brajesh Samarth at brajesh.samarth@emory.edu

We look forward to seeing you at the Emory Conference on Hindi-Urdu 2022!

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