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Call for Papers for 2019 Nepal Study Days (Nepal Conference) at Edinburgh

December 31, 2018

Call for Abstracts

17th BNAC Nepal Study Days (Nepal Conference)

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and University of Edinburgh

15-16 April 2019

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The Britain Nepal Academic Council (BNAC) invites scholars and practitioners from all disciplines as well as the curious general public to participate in the 17th BNAC Nepal Study Days in Edinburgh. BNAC encourages participants to make short presentations that share research findings related to Nepal or the Nepali cultural world. Research from all disciplines will be considered, including work relating to the Nepali Diaspora. We invite presentations that share research findings, preferably of work that has reached an advanced stage or has been completed.  Details of previous study days can be accessed online here!   We also invite proposals for research posters, for project descriptions and disseminations.

If you are interested in participating please send a brief abstract (not exceeding 300 words) to ‘The Organisers’ at: bnacstudyday@gmail.com by 5 pm on Thursday, 28 February 2019. In keeping with previous study days, only abstracts will be circulated in advance, with full papers presented on the day.

Members of BNAC may attend the Nepal Study Day for free, while for non-members the attendance fee is £25. Lunch will cost around £10 (each day), to be paid in cash on the day. Small bursaries towards travel costs will be made available to students whose presentations are accepted.

Deadline to submit abstracts: Thursday, 28 February 2019.

Deadline to register for accepted paper/poster presenters: 31 March 2019

Deadline to register for those who are not presenting paper but wanting to participate: 8 April 2019.

The application (abstract submission) form can be found here !

The organizing committee will notify its decision on all abstracts by 15 March 2019.

We would like to encourage prospective participants to apply for or renew their membership for 2019 in time to be eligible for free registration. To download the membership application form and for other details about BNAC membership, please visit www.bnac.ac.uk/membership/.

We suggest you book your accommodation in Edinburgh well in advance. The conference venue will be ‘Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh’ (Inverleith Row, Edinburgh) and the University of Edinburgh (15a George Square, Edinburgh).


Keynote speech: Professor Stacey L Pigg (Simon Fraser University) will deliver keynote during this year’s BNAC Nepal Study Day in Edinburgh (15-16 April 2018). Prof. Pigg has carried out in-depth research in Nepal on the creation of public knowledge about AIDS, on the cultural impact of national ideologies of modernization, on how  “development” schemes look and feel to the people who are their targets, and on the relation between western medicine and traditional healing – projects  that all emerged from her long-standing interest in the negotiation of differing frameworks of meaning as this occurs under conditions of social inequality. For details of her profile and publications, please visit: https://www.sfu.ca/sociology-anthropology/People/faculty/stacy-pigg.html 

For more information and registration, please contact study day organizing team at: bnacstudyday@gmail.com

Jeevan Sharma, Ian Harper, Monalisa Adhikari, Pia Noel, Radha Adhikari

University of Edinburgh


 Mark Watson, Colin Pendry, Bhaskar Adhikari, Heleen Plaisier

Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh


For more information and enquiries please contact Dr Krishna Adhikari by
email: krishna.adhikari@anthro.ox.ac.uk

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