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The Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS) is the oldest academic organization devoted to the study of the Himalaya in the United States. ANHS was founded in 1971 as the Nepal Studies Association with support from the Ford Foundation. In 1999, to reflect a widening member base and area of interest, the association broadened its mandate to cover the entire Himalaya-Karakoram-Hindukush region and adjacent mountain areas of High Asia, and adopted its current name.

In 2010, ANHS became a Center in Developing Status with the Council of American Overseas Research Centers to reflect its growing focus on supporting research. In 2013, ANHS successfully was granted full CAORC status to become the newest American Overseas Research Center. ANHS - Kathmandu is directed by Manohari Upadhyaya. Information on ANHS - Kathmandu will be forthcoming on this website.

ANHS members include universities and colleges, faculty, scholars, resource and development professionals, students and other Himalayan-region residents and enthusiasts. ANHS members work or live in or are experts on Bhutan, Nepal, the Indian Himalaya, Pakistan, Tibet, Afghanistan and Central Asia.

ANHS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by its Constitution.

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Welcome to the 2014 Himalayan Studies Conference

Welcome to the website for the 3rd Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS) Himalayan Studies Conference that will be held at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, Friday 14 – Sunday 16 March, 2014.

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42nd Annual Conference on South Asia, to be held on October 17-20, 2013 at the Madison Concourse Hotel (1 West Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53703)...

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Past Conferences

Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya, July 24-26, 2013

Social Science Baha, the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies & Britain-Nepal Academic Council presents annual conference in Kathmandu.....


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Call for papers

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The Second ANHS Himalayan Studies Conference
ANHS's Second Himalayan Studies Conference starts from September 21-23, 2012 at the Fetzer Center on the campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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The Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya.
Social Science Baha announces the first Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya being organised in partnership with the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies and the Britain-Nepal Academic Council. The inaugural edition of the conference is being held at Hotel Shanker in Kathmandu from 18 to 22 July, 2012.

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Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Nepal: Identities and Mobilization after 1990
Social Science Baha would like to organize a panel discussion on the book Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Nepal: Identities and Mobilization after 1990, Mahendra Lawoti and Susan Hangen (editors), on 2 pm, 31 December, 2012 (Monday), Yala Maya Kendra, Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur, Nepal…

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Current Issue of HIMALAYA

Volume 31, Numbers 1 and 2
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World News.


A Message from ANHS President Mary Cameron

It was great to see so many of you at the HSC3 conference at Yale University last weekend. The new friends and collaborators you met will help in your research and creative activities, and are vital to the future of our association ......

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ANHS Kathmandu Research Center

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Online Visa system to Nepal

The Department of Immigration (DoI), Nepal has formally launched online visa application system. According to DoI, persons interested to visit Nepal can fill up application form online to get visa.

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Dor Bahadur Bista Prize

The Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS) invites applications for the Dor Bahadur Bista award from qualified and interested graduate students for 2013….

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University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge is looking for suitable candidates for research positions.

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Travel Grant

The Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies announces new travel grant policy.

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Radio Program: Inequility and Affirmative Action in Nepal

Starting from June 23 through December 2013, Radio Sagarmatha and various community radio stations will broadcast a radio talk series on the above topic....

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The Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies is pleased to anounce the 2013 Senior Fellowship award winner....

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CAORC WELCOMES A NEW AMERICAN OVERSEAS RESEARCH CENTER: As a member of its international federation (eKantipur highlights)...

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Letter from ANHS President Mary Cameron

I would like to take this opportunity to extend to you all a warm greeting. As your new President, I am honored to work with...

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Member's News

Dr. David Zurick's forthcoming Sacred Geography book
ANHS member David Zurick is heading to Tibet this summer to make a photograph of Mount Kailash.  Its a long way to go for one picture, but it finished a 10-year Himalaya-Tibet photography project called Sacred Geography that will be published as a book in Spring 2014 by the University Press of Kentucky.  One of the expedition members is managing an expedition blog called Picture Pilgrims.

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Dr. Mark Turin took the lead to digitalize all the Newsletters of ANHS. The assistance with scanning and hosting offered by the Yale University Library is highly appreciated.

The Nepal Studies Association Newsletter dates to March 1972, when the first issue was mailed to 111 members. In 1975, it was renamed the Nepal Studies Association Bulletin and ran until issue 21, in 1980, after which the publication became known as the Himalayan Research Bulletin. A full archive of the Nepal Studies Association Newsletter is now freely available in searchable format online.

Professor Emeritus James Fisher, a founding father of ANHS and twice its President, gave the prestigious Mahesh Chandra Regmi Lecture last year. His talk was titled "Globalization in Nepal: Theory and Practice." This lecture series is organzied by the Social Science Baha....

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Dor Bahadur Bista Prize Winner
ANHS announces the award of its 2012 and 2013 Dor Bahadur Bista Prize

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