Baisakhi 2020: International Conference

Institute for Art & Culture

The Future of Punjab Culture: Awaken or Perish!

The Institute for Art and Culture (IAC) will be holding a conference on Punjab culture on April 10-11, 2020 and Baisakhi Mela on April 12, 2020. Please review the attached conference brochure in order to acquaint yourself with the motive, philosophy, and goals of the conference. The conference seeks high quality papers on Punjab’s history, culture, arts, politics, and heritage which could be part of the following sessions of our conference program:

Contemporary Topics in Punjab’s Art & Culture

Punjab’s Cultural Heritage: Politics & Politicians

Punjab: Historical Perspectives/Narratives 2500 B.C.E—Present

Punjab Culture & Art: Future Prospects & Strategies

Keynote Speaker: Mushtaq Soofi

The conference is open to academics, artists, writers, activists, intellectuals, politicians, students and media and legal professionals—anyone interested in contributing towards the dialogue on Punjab’s culture and art. Please note that no paper will be considered without the submission of a paper abstract (300-350 words).

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15, 2020

Full Paper Submission Deadline: March 15, 2020

Please email the abstract to We shall inform you about the selection of your abstract by March 1, 2020. The paper can be read in English or Punjabi.

Conference Patron:   Prof. Sajida Haider Vandal

Vice Chancellor

Institute for Art & Culture

Conference Convener: Prof. Pervaiz Vandal

Pro Vice Chancellor

Institute for Art & Culture

Conference Secretary: Prof. Naveed Alam

School of Culture & Languages (SCL)

Institute for Art & Culture

Contact Us:

Naveed Alam
Bilal Mushtaq

Information is also available in other languages:

Details in English and Punjabi

Details in English and Gurmukhi

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