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Internship Position at BNAC: Survey of Nepali Studies in Europe and the Americas

April 13, 2021

The Britain-Nepal Academic Council is concerned that from 2020 onward students in UK colleges and universities will no longer have the opportunity to study Nepali language and culture, following the discontinuation of courses in these subjects at SOAS.  Its Executive Committee recently discussed a number of ways in which the BNAC might act to fill this lacuna.  It was agreed that before any decisions were taken regarding actions that might be taken, some research should be done to map current provision in other countries, with a view to possible sharing and collaboration.

The BNAC therefore seeks to employ a graduate student or early career researcher based in the UK on a short-term internship to produce a report, based mainly on web-based research, which contains the following information:

  • A list of colleges and universities in Europe, the USA and Canada which currently offer courses and modules on Nepali language, culture, society etc.   In the case of non-language courses, these need not be limited to courses/modules with the words ‘Nepal’ or ‘Nepali’ in their content, but can also include other courses (eg., ‘Himalayan Studies’) in which there is significant Nepal-related content.
  • A brief summary of each of these courses/modules and of the degree or other programme within which each is taught, and links to the relevant web pages.
  • The names and contact details of the convenors of each course/module.

Professor Michael Hutt will supervise the intern, who will be paid an honorarium of £200 on the submission of the final report.  We would expect to receive the final report by the end of May.

This is an excellent opportunity for a graduate student/ early career researcher to enhance their academic development under the mentorship of a scholar with longstanding experience of research and teaching about Nepali history and culture.  Their contribution will be formally recognised by the BNAC.

To apply for this internship, please send your current CV and a statement of interest (maximum of 200 words) to Professor Michael Hutt [mh8@soas.ac.uk] by the end of Friday 23 April.



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

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