LAHORE: The Pakistan Study Centre History Department and Pakistan Research Society will organise a three-day international conference on ‘History, Politics and Society: The Punjab’ on December 29, 2008.
A press statement issued by the Punjab University History and Pakistan Studies Department said that 39 delegates from United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Germany, France, Russia and India have agreed to attend the conference. All public sector universities and the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) will send their delegates to attend the conference.
The organisers have urged the scholars to write articles related to Punjabi history, culture and society under the British rule. The topics issued to the scholars for writing include: preparation of reports and gazetteers, economic upliftment under British rule, British impact on Punjabi culture and education, British roots of Punjab’s administrative machinery, working and comparison of Punjab’s civil service, feudal classes under British rule, Pirs and Sufism, Punjabi political climate to make Jinnah an icon, the change of wind in Punjab, Punjabi leadership, and pre-independence and post-independence Punjab. The Higher Education Commission and the Punjab University will fund the conference.