Himalaya: Journal of the ANHS

We are pleased to share that HIMALAYA 39.2 is now live. All content is open-access, and can be read and downloaded here: https://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/himalaya/


The Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeevan Sharma and Dr. Michael Heneise will be the next Co-Editors of Himalaya.

Dr. Sharma is a Senior Lecturer in South Asia and International Development at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. He is as an executive committee member of the Britain Nepal Academic Council and the British Association of South Asian Studies. He is also sub-editor of South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies. Trained in Nepal, India and the UK, and having worked and collaborated with academic institutions in Nepal, India, the U.S. and the UK, Dr. Sharma brings deep networks and grounded experience of working in different institutional cultures and contexts.



Dr. Heneise is Associate Professor in the Department of Archaeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, and Director of the Kohima Institute, where he coordinates research teams working in health, ecology, and indigenous knowledge in the Eastern Himalayas. Inspired by Open Access publishing while a doctoral student at Edinburgh University, he founded The South Asianist (journal and blog) published by the Centre for South Asian Studies, and co-founded The Highlander: Journal of Highland Asia. He has focused his editing and publishing efforts on developing student editorial teams, and on expanding networks and collaborations, most notably with the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Kyoto University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and the British Association of South Asian Studies.

Under their editorship, Drs. Sharma and Heneise will invite explorations of contemporary and historical challenges facing the Himalayan region, spanning migration, borders and citizenship, populist politics, gender studies, urbanization, transnational networks, citizen protests, climate change, medical pluralism, ethno-linguistics, among other topics. They are deeply committed to ensuring that the journal’s readership, contributors, and editorial board continues to reflect and embrace the geographic and disciplinary diversity now increasingly constitutive of Himalayan studies.

The ANHS is thrilled that Drs. Sharma and Heneise bring such experience and vision to the Association’s flagship journal, and looks forward to their tenure as Co-Editors, set to begin in the fall of 2020. Please feel free to connect with them and congratulate them on their new positions, or to begin discussing a potential special thematic issue for an upcoming issue of Himalaya at michael.heneise@uit.no and jeevan.sharma@ed.ac.uk.


HIMALAYA is a biannual, peer-reviewed journal published by the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS), formerly known as the Nepal Studies Association (1972-2000). Now 40 years old, HIMALAYA is the continuation of the Himalayan Research Bulletin (1981-2003) and the Nepal Studies Association Newsletter (1972-1980).

Truly interdisciplinary and transregional in scope, HIMALAYA is committed to covering all aspects of Himalayan Studies, including the natural and social sciences, humanities, and creative arts.

HIMALAYA promotes scholarly understanding of, engagement with, and appreciation for this understudied and diverse world region. We are committed to collaborating with other regional associations devoted to Himalayan issues, and supportive of work that encourages intellectual and cultural exchange.

To that end, HIMALAYA publishes original research articles, short field reports, book and film reviews, reports on meetings and conferences, alongside literature and photo essays from the region. All original research articles are submitted to a rigorous peer review process.

HIMALAYA serves the needs of a diverse constituency of scholars, students, professionals, and institutions in the United States and around the world. The journal is included in the collections of fifty major libraries in the United States, Asia, and Europe.

Our international Editorial Board is comprised of leading scholars from around the world who represent a range of disciplines and perspectives on Himalayan studies—from historians, geographers, and anthropologists to ethnomusicologists, specialists in Himalayan languages and literatures, and conservation-development professionals.

We are committed to the open access publishing movement, and are pleased to make the HIMALAYA archive available through the Digital Commons platform hosted by Macalester College. As of Volume 33, HIMALAYA is published electronically online.

Print issues of HIMALAYA are also available for members of ANHS and Institutional subscribers. ANHS membership and subscription rates and additional information can be found here. Back issues of Himalaya are available online from the Digital Commons site.

There are many ways to support the ANHS Journal. Please consider sending your manuscript to HIMALAYA for your next publication, or  recommend the Journal to colleagues and students, or offer to edit a themed issue.

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.