Category: Nepal

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Philippe Sagant (1936-2015), by Stéphane Gros and Grégoire Schlemmer

Gros, Stéphane and Schlemmer, Grégoire (2016) “Obituary: Philippe Sagant (1936-2015),” Himalaya, the Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies: Vol. 35: No. 2, Article 23. Full version at http://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2253&context=himalaya The ethnologist Philippe...

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Cultural Flows across the Western Himalaya

A look at Western Himalayan cultural flows from the perspective of several disciplines: This collection of essays is the outcome of a symposium hosted by the International Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla (15th–18th April...

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A network of researchers for Nepal

Following the terrible earthquake that hit Nepal in April and May of this year, a large number of researchers, academics and students based in French institutions and specializing in the study of Nepalese societies...

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Conference: Property in Tibetan Societies

Property in Tibetan Societies: Ownership, Transfer, Confiscation 15 and 16 December 2014 Paris     The French-German (ANR/DFG) research programme “Social History of Tibetan Societies, 17th to 20th Centuries” announces a 2-day conference at...

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Comparative anthropology of Buddhism workshop: Buddhism and spirit cults

Organized as a collaboration between the Centre for Himalayan Studies and the Southeast Asia Centre units of the French CNRS, a series of day-long thematic workshops in the comparative anthropology of Buddhism is held...

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New Book: Masquerades in the Himalayas

Masquerades in the Himalayas : the virtues of laughter An original and beautifully illustrated book by Pascale Dollfus and Gisèle Krauskopff is out: With its lively skeletons and walking dead, ancient bawdy characters and...

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Conference: Nepal & the Himalaya

organised by Social Science Baha, Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, Britain-Nepal Academic Council & Centre for Himalayan Studies-CNRS CALL FOR PAPERS The Fourth Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya 22-24 July,...

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New book: Buddhist Rituals of Power and Violence

Sihlé, Nicolas. 2013. Rituels bouddhiques de pouvoir et de violence : La figure du tantriste tibétain (Buddhist Rituals of Power and Violence: The Figure of the Tibetan Tantrist). Bibliothèque de l’École des Hautes Études – Sciences religieuses 152. Turnhout: Brepols. (405 pp.)

Available from Brepols Publishers, Turnhout (Belgium):
http://www.brepols.net/Pages/ShowProduct.aspx?prod_id=IS-9782503544700-1

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Conference: When the Taxman Cometh

When the Taxman Cometh: Tax, Corvée and Community Obligations in Tibetan Societies 6 and 7 December 2013 Fontainebleau   The French-German (ANR/DFG) research programme “Social History of Tibetan Societies, 17th to 20th Centuries” announces...

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“Himalayan Connections” workshop report

The interdisciplinary workshop “Himalayan Connections: Disciplines, Geographies, Trajectories”, convened by Andrew Quintman (Religious Studies) and Sara Shneiderman (Anthropology), both Yale faculty members as well as core members of the Yale Himalaya Initiative, was held...

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Sacred Topography and Cultural Transfers in the Himalayas

Symposium University of Vienna, Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, Seminar Room 1 24-25 May 2013 (Organization: Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Mathes) This symposium is part of the larger research project (or “doctoral...