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Call for Papers for the 2023 Nepal Study Days (hosted by the University of Huddersfield)

November 11, 2022

12 November, 2022

Call for Papers 

20th BNAC Nepal Study Days

Hosted by School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield, UK

24-25 April 2023


The Britain-Nepal Academic Council (BNAC) invites scholars and practitioners from all disciplines as well as the curious general public to participate in the 20th BNAC Nepal Study Days in Huddersfield. This event will be held in hybrid format (with option for both virtual and in-person participation). We welcome proposals for contributions that share research findings related to Nepali society or the broader Nepali cultural world. Research from all disciplines will be considered, including work relating to the Nepali diaspora. We particularly invite submissions that report on studies at an advanced stage or that have been recently completed. Details of previous study days can be accessed online here We would also be happy to receive proposals for posters to share project descriptions and research findings.

If you are interested in participating, please send a brief abstract (not exceeding 300 words) to ‘The Organisers’ at: bnacstudyday@gmail.com. The list of abstracts will be circulated in advance, with full papers presented on the day.

Registration Fees:

BNAC members:                        Free registration (There will be small charges for lunch, tea/coffee for those whose participating in person)

Non-members:                           £30.00 (including lunch, tea/coffee for those who will be present).

Participants from Nepal:          Free.

Small bursaries towards travel costs within the UK will be made available to students whose presentations are accepted. There will be case by case considerations for the registration fee wavier for students presenting online.


Abstract submission:                                        Wednesday, 1 March 2023

Notification of acceptance:                                Friday, 10 March 2023

Conference registration for presenters:         Monday3 April 2023


Participants who are not presenting papers can register by Monday 17 April 2023.

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

We encourage prospective participants to apply for or renew their membership for 2023 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/.

For more information and registration, please contact the Study Days organising team at: bnacstudyday@gmail.com.

Organising Committee:

Prof Padam Simkhada

Dr Jeevan Sharma

Dr Sara Parker

Dr Bibha Simkhada

Dr Vijay GC

Dr Ak Narayan Poudel

Dr Rajeeb Sah

Dr Tribi Budhathoki


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

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