Sikholars London 2013
Guest blogged by Mewa Singh Earlier this year the Center for South Asia at Stanford University along with the Jakara Movement hosted its 4th annual Sikholars Conference (see the recap here).  This successful endeavor bringing the latest academic research with an engaged community audience allows for...
Sikholars 2013 ReCap
Guest blogged: Mewa Singh From February 16-17, 2013, researchers from throughout the world, focusing on Sikh-related topics, came together at Stanford University for the 4th annual Sikholars Conference, hosted by the Jakara Movement. From Europe to Pakistan, from India to Canada, and throughout the United...
Sikholars 2013 – Call For Papers
Guestblogged byMewa Singh Few events are as anticipated as the annual Sikholars conference, held annually in the Bay Area. Now returning for the fourth year, the event continues to grow, generate new interest, and excite Sikh sangats from the Bay Area and beyond. A showcase for young Sikh scholars...
Top 5 Reasons You Should Use Sikhiya: Grad App Service
Guestblogged byMewa Singh Applications are out and will soon be due. Need some assistance? Then here is a service for you! Here are the Top 5 Reasons You should Use the Jakara Movement’s Sikhiya Service: Save money – there are a number of professional services on the market that provide...
Jakara Movement starts Sikhiya: Graduate Application Service
Co-blogged by Sanehwal and Mewa Singh In an easily missed bit of North American Sikh intellectual bloodsport, IJ Singhand a graduate of UC Berkeleydebated ideals about graduate education, the panth, and the academy. It is worth reading through for their different orientations towards the discussion,...
Sikholars Canada 2012 – Call for Papers
Following the success of the third Sikholars conference in February, the Jakara Movement is allying with the Canadian Sikh Coalition to bring the conference to British Columbia. This unique forum brings together researchers, budding scholars, and community members in conversations about some of the most...
Reflections on Sikholars: Day 2
In a previous post, I reflected on attending the Sikholars Sikh Graduate Student Conference at CSU East Bay in Hayward, California a few weeks ago. I commented on the first day’s presentations and panel discussions and now offer the same for the second day. As before, I will refer to Jodha’s...
Reflections on Sikholars: Day 1
(photo: Twitter user @ksalag) I would like to follow up on Jodha’srecap of thethird annual Sikholar’s conference that took place this past weekend at California State University, East Bay (in Hayward, California).I had attended the previous conferences in 2010 and 2011and was happy to...
Another Sikholarly Success in 2012
This past weekend, CSU East Bays Ethnic Studies Department and Sikh Studies Chair along with the Jakara Movement held its third annual Sikholars Conference. Along with the 11 graduate students from all over North America, nearly 100 community members came together to share and engage in their research...
Sikholars 2012 Abstracts Announced
Since the inception of Sikholars: Graduate Sikh Conference, we have featured it here on The Langar Hall. The past two years have been huge successes and the third year will prove no different. A terrific agenda of evidence and research-based topics, as well as current thinking and new ideas will be...
Sikholars 2012 Call For Papers
For the past two years, the Jakara Movement has created a forum for budding scholars and researchers, working on various projects Sikh, to come together, share, and challenge each one another. Over this period, it has become an extremely popular venue for community members, activists, and researchers...
A 2011 Sikholarly Success
My apologies for a post that is far overdue. So Sikholars 2011 came and went. This year was an even greater success than last year with attendance of over 110+ and a growing number of presenters. This year’s Sikholars 2011 class – Kamal Arora, Amneet Singh Bali, Sonia Dhami, Amandeep...
Democratizing Academic Research
Guest blogged by Pataka As a student interested in Sikhism, visiting the library can be a somewhat dismal affair. Searching for academic works on Sikhism leads to few results. Searching for specific topics within Sikhism for example, gender and Sikhism, lead to even fewer results. The elitist institutionalization...
Sikholars 2011 Agenda Announced
Visit the Sikholars website and choose to register for the entire weekend or just for the conference. There are a number of exciting presentations by leading scholars in the community. Mark down your calendars from February 25-27, 2011 as Sikh professionals, academics, and activists come together in...
Sikholars 2011 Presenters and Abstracts Announced
Book your flight, complete your registration, and plan on attending Sikholars 2011 now. This wonderful event will be held at CSU East Bay (Hayward, CA) from February 25-27, 2011. Having attended last year, I can say that this is one of the few forums in the community to engage in critical thought,...
SIKHOLARS 2011 – Submission Deadline Extended
After the massively successful Sikholars 2010 conference in February of this year, graduate students will be congregating again next February for Sikholars 2011. After speaking to organizers, I have been informed that the deadline for proposal submissions (due to massive requests as many students were...
Sikholars Papers are Now Available!
The young researchers that presented at last week’s Sikholars conference have made their papers available. Until March 15, 2010 they will be available at this link. If you read the papers, we would love to hear your comments.
Sikholars Conference a HUGE SUCCESS!
Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. This past weekend was the first annual Sikholars: Sikh Graduate Student Conference. From Toronto and Vancouver, from New York and Boston, some leading young researchers converged upon Stanford University. Beginning with the topic of the scholar in Sikhi, Harinder...
Sikholars Conference – this weekend!
As previously announced, the Sikholars: Sikh Graduate Student Conference is OPEN to the general public. All members of the public are cordially welcome and invited to attend the conference. The conference will be held at the Cypress Lounge in the Tressider Union on the Stanford University Campus. Directions...
Confirmed Participants Announced – Sikholars Graduate Student Conference
Months ago we announced the first Sikh graduate student conference – SIKHOLARS, being hosted by the Jakara Movement and Sikh Spirit Foundation. Today, the confirmed participants have been announced: Ajeet Singh Matharu, Columbia University, History, N/A Arvinder Singh Kang and Amanpreet Singh...
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