The 19th Conference of the International Association for Ladakh Studies



The 19thConference of the International Association for Ladakh Studies will be held in Leh at the Central Institute for Buddhist Studies, from the evening of 31 August to 4 September, 2019.

The main theme of the conference is “Negotiating Change in the Trans-Himalayas”. However, the Conference Organizing Committee has decided not to keep any sub-themes to encourage a wider participation from researchers.

We invite abstracts for papers for the conference. The abstracts should be between 250 to 350 words.
The last date for submission is 28 February, 2019. 
The final decision on the abstracts will be communicated by 31 March, 2019.
Please send your queries and abstracts to:

The conference is open only to members of IALS.
Please ensure that your membership is updated and if not, you can pay it on the spot at the conference.
For all membership related queries, please get in touch with our Membership Secretary Andrea Butcher:

Conference Registration Fees:
Participants (South Asian): INR 2000
Participants (Non-South Asian): USD 70
Students (South Asian) : INR 1000*   
Students (Non-South Asian) : USD 50*
*Fee waiver on first-come first-served basis for deserving students. 

Local transportation, lunch, refreshments, sightseeing and conference dinner is included in the conference fee.
Support for airfare and accommodation depends on funding raised for the conference.

More details will follow at a later date.