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Call for Papers for 21st BNAC Nepal Study Days, 13-14 May 2024, Edinburgh

November 30, 2023

Call for Papers 

21st BNAC Nepal Study Days

13-14th May 2024


Hosted by Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh (RBGE) and the University of Edinburgh


The Britain-Nepal Academic Council (BNAC) invites scholars and practitioners from all disciplines and all career-stages, as well as the curious general public, to participate in the 21st BNAC Nepal Study Days in Edinburgh on 13-14th May 2024. We welcome proposals for contributions that share research findings related to Nepali society, the broader Nepali cultural world, or relating to the Nepali diaspora. BNAC is well known for its interdisciplinary focus, and as such, research from all disciplines is welcomed. We also welcome transdisciplinary and action-research that engages with non-academic partners across Nepal, as well as work related to academic teaching in relation to Nepal.


This year we are looking to combine traditional paper presentations with other formats of sharing and discussion, thus we invite participation under the following themes:

  1. Paper presentations (each of 15 minutes + 5 minute Q&A)
  2. Panel discussion (chaired discussions involving invited 3-4 panellists, lasting 1 hour)
  3. Pitch your work (‘speed talks’ sharing your ideas for work/work-in-progress, followed by facilitated feedback from the audience)
  4. Posters


Participation is in-person only.


If you are interested in participating, please complete this form and send your abstract (not exceeding 300 words) to ‘The Organisers’ at: bnacstudyday@gmail.com


We will select participants to represent a balance of the formats above, as well as a balance of disciplines, topics and career-stages. Accepted papers, panels, pitches and posters will be advertised in advance of the conference.


Registration Fees:

BNAC members:            Free registration

Non-members:                £30.00


We encourage prospective participants to apply for or renew their membership for 2024 in time to be eligible for free conference registration. To download the membership application form and for other details about BNAC membership, please visit www.bnac.ac.uk/membership/



Abstract submission:                                                                    1st March 2024

Notification of acceptance:                                                             1st April 2024

Conference registration (presenters and participants)            1st May 2024


If you have any questions, please contact the Study Days organizing team at: bnacstudyday@gmail.com


Details of previous study days can be accessed online here.


Organising Committee:

Bhaskar Adhikari, Colin Pendry & Mark Watson (RBGE)

Jeevan Sharma, Ian Harper, Ashrika Sharma, Omar Saif & Sam Staddon (University of Edinburgh)

Fraser Sugden (Univ of Birmingham)



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

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