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Himalayan Studies Conference 6 will be held at the University of Toronto, on the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca and the Mississaugas of the Credit, from October 13–16, 2022. We are looking forward to welcoming virtual and in-person participants to Toronto! 

The central theme of the conference is “Himalayan Futures”. The conference will attend to everyday lives, memories and future imaginaries in the Anthropocene across wide ranging themes, from ethnic politics and insurgencies, to literature, arts and religion. We strive, in particular, to foreground how Indigenous, Dalit and other historically marginalized communities bear witness, sustain hope and take action in the present. Envisioning alternative understandings and trajectories of environmental, social and political change, the conference will engage multidisciplinary perspectives of struggle and solidarity in the making of shared Himalayan futures.

We are pleased to announce that our keynote speakers will be Mona Bhan, Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies and Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Syracuse University, and Karine Gagn√©, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph. 

A pdf of the updated conference program is now available here (updated October 7, 2022). 

All in-person conference sessions and the majority of events will take place in three buildings—Victoria College (VC), Emmanuel College (EM), and Northrop Frye Hall (NF)—on the University of Toronto St. George campus.

Visit our Travel and Accommodation page for more information about traveling to Canada and staying in Toronto.  

The conference is organized and hosted by the University of Toronto HSC conference organizing committee on behalf of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS). If you are not already a member, you will need to join ANHS before registering for the conference.

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