Symposium on Contemporary Issues in Nepal – application due July 1, 2016
The University of Washington Nepal Studies Initiative (UW-NSI) and the Association of Nepal
and Himalayan Studies (ANHS) are pleased to announce the first jointly sponsored Student-
Focused Research Symposium on Contemporary Issues in Nepal, to be held at the Yalamaya
Kendra in Patan, Kathmandu on September 12 – 13, 2016.
The Student-Focused Research Symposium seeks to bring together a consortium of universities
and institutions to promote academic engagements for emerging young scholars of Nepal and
the Himalayan region to present on current research. There are several annual conferences,
panels, and speaking events in Nepal each year for faculty and advanced scholars, but there are
few opportunities for students to showcase their work, gain experience engaging critically with
their peers, and feature their own voice as emergent scholars of Nepal and South Asia.
Prospective presenters should submit an abstract of no more than 300 words along with brief
CV by no later than July 1, 2016. All materials must be submitted through an online Google
form at: http://southasia.washington.edu/nepal/programs/nepalsymposium/
Emailed abstracts will not be reviewed. We will accept two categories of abstracts, only 1
abstract per person:
1. Research: research abstracts must detail original research conducted by the student.
Abstract sub-headings will include: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and
2. Perspectives: perspective abstracts are non-research based and are shaped by a critical
appraisal of the literature. Abstract sub-headings will include: Introduction, Discussion,
Presenters will be notified by July 21, 2016 of their acceptance, and will then be required to
submit a final 250 words abstract by August 1, 2016 to be printed in the event program.