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Call for Papers for 2018 Nepal Study Days (Nepal Conference) at Durham University

December 04, 2017

 16-17 April 2018, hosted by Durham University, UK

The Britain Nepal Academic Council (BNAC) invites scholars and practitioners from all disciplines as well as the curious general public to participate in the 16th BNAC Nepal Study Days (Nepal Conference). All presentations should focus on Nepal, its diaspora and/or the Nepali cultural world. 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 300-word abstract of your proposed presentation to bnacstudyday@gmail.com by 28th February 2018. The Study Days organizing committee will review the proposals received on time and make a selection.  Selected abstracts will be circulated to registered participants in advance and posted to the BNAC website.

Members of BNAC may attend the Nepal Study Days for free, though we will ask for a contribution towards the costs of the lunches. For non-members there will be a registration fee of £25, which will include lunch on both days.

We would like to encourage prospective participants to apply for or renew their membership for 2018 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 hope to be in a position to offer small bursaries towards the travel costs of students from outside Durham whose abstracts are accepted.

Deadline to submit abstracts: 28th February 2018.

Deadline to register for those who are not presenting a paper but who wish to attend:  9th April 2017.

Special Events:

  1. Keynote speaker: Dr. Seira Tamang (thanks to support from Durham Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience)
  2. Wine reception at Durham Oriental Museum, and talk on Reconstructing the Kasthamandap and its past after the 2015 Nepal Earthquake
  3. Action on Natural Disasters – Durham programme dissemination
  4. Lynnette Borradaile who led the Durham University Himalayan Expedition in 1976-77 to research and write the Langtang National Park Management Plan will donate her photographic archive to the Oriental Museum
  5. Conference dinner in the main hall of Durham Castle Monday 16th April 19.30

Study Days Conference venue: Department of Anthropology, Dawson Building, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE.

For more information and registration, please contact the Nepal Study Days (Nepal Conference) organizing team (Ben Campbell, Hanna Ruszczyk and Institute of Hazard Risk and Resilience) at bnacstudyday@gmail.com.

The application form can be found here!

We suggest you book your accommodation in Durham well in advance. To download the list of hotels close to the programme venue, Department of Anthropology DH1 3LE https://www.thisisdurham.com/accommodation/b-and-bs.

For details about new membership application (and to download forms) or renewal, click here.


Ben Campbell

Hanna Ruszczyk,

Ramji Bhandari

& Robin Coningham



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

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