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.
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.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
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)...
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.....
Call for papers
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.
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.
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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