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THE Association for nepal
and himalayan studies

Celebrating 50 Years of Scholarship and Networking


  • There has never been a better time to be a member of ANHS - so please join the organization, renew your membership, and participate with the community. The benefits of ANHS Membership include:

    • Community. Join a network of interested and engaged scholars, teachers, activists, artists and institutions;
    • HIMALAYA journal. Read and contribute to an open access, peer-reviewed journal at the cutting edge of social science and humanities research. Publishing both original scholarship and creative works, the journal is also an exceptional resource for conference and book reviews, news reports, and information relevant to the region;
    • Funding Opportunities. Apply for Senior Research Fellowships, the Dor Bahadur Bista prize for best graduate student paper, travel grants, and book award competitions;
    • ANHS-Kathmandu Research Center Services. Receive assistance with identifying research assistants, navigating research approval and visa strategies, locating housing, participating in lecture and seminar series, and accessing language training;
    • Conferences. Participate in North America–based Himalayan Studies Conferences and the annual Nepal Studies Conference in Kathmandu co-hosted by ANHS and Social Science Baha. Co-sponsor or contribute to and access resources for these organizational conferences and receive support for facilitating panels at other events, including the Annual Conference on South Asia (‘Madison Conference’) as well as the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, the American Association of Geographers, the American Academy of Religion, the Association for Asian Studies, and others;
    • ANHS Website. Keep informed about news updates, recent publications, relevant resources, and critical conversations via the ANHS community.

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