Call for Papers – The Fourth Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya

The Fourth Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya
22-24 July, 2015, Kathmandu

Proposals are invited for stand-alone papers or three-paper panels.


Papers can deal with any aspect of life in Nepal and the Himalaya from a social science perspective. Papers can also be comparative so long as Nepal or the Himalaya is included in the comparison.

Length of presentation: 40 minutes per paper, including discussant, floor discussions and remarks from the chair.

Interested individuals are asked to submit an abstract of 400-500 words along with a two-page CV.


Individuals or institutions can propose three-paper panel covering the areas outlined above to provide a variety of perspectives on a particular theme.

Length of presentation: 2 hours per panel, including discussant(s), floor discussions and remarks from the chair.

Proposals for panels should consist of the topic and brief description of the panel; the three papers to be presented, including abstracts of 400-500 words for each paper and a two-page CV for each author; and the proposed chair and discussant(s).

Interested presenters are requested to send proposals to the Conference Secretariat at by Monday, 22 December, 2014.

The proposals will be screened and final selection made by a committee comprising representatives of all four host organisations.

The final papers are due on 1 July, 2015. All participants are requested to send their papers in time so that they can be distributed in advance to other participants.

The organisers will charge a nominal conference registration fee to all participants, including paper presenters, in order to partially cover the conference costs. Participants are expected to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation.

Dates to remember:

  1. Submission deadline for abstracts and panels: 22 December, 2014.
  2. Notification of paper and panel acceptance: 12 January, 2015.
  3. Final papers due: 1 July, 2015.
  4. Conference dates: 22-24 July, 2015.

Contact Info

Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies
c/o John Metz, Treasurer
1586 Rockhurst Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45255-2637

ANHS Kathmandu Research Center
54 Kantishree Marg, Baluwatar
Kathmandu, Nepal.