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NEPAL AND THE HIMALAYAS, Kathmandu 27-29 July 2016

Researchers get together to help Nepal

Following the earthquakes and aftershocks that hit Nepal on 25 April and 12 May 2015, claiming thousands of victims and causing considerable damage, researchers who are members of French institutions and specialists of this region of the world wish to express their solidarity with all the Nepalese people.

The Nepal Research Network includes more than seventy researchers and students who are working on Nepal and are affiliated with French institutions. Though set up subsequent to the earthquake of 25 April 2015, it intends to remain in existence beyond this tragic event. Its members' areas of expertise fall within the social sciences (anthropology, archaeology, geography, history, history of art, linguistics, etc.) and the environmental sciences (geology, geomorphology, glaciology, hydrology, etc.).

please visit the Network's website


Séminaire du Centre d'Études Himalayennes
le 7 mai 2015 à 14h00
Salle de Conférences, Bat D, CNRS 7 rue Guy Môquet, 94800 Villejuif

Arik Moran (Université d'Haifa)
Disgruntled Publics and Abdicating Rulers between British and Divine Authorities

on Youtube

Dr Gérard Toffin: Comprehensive view about Nepal

Now online

The team's blog: The Himalayas and Beyond


The Centre's next seminar will be held on February 28, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., in the Rotonde room, building C, on the CNRS campus - Villejuif.

Aurélie Névot will present her recent work and forthcoming book on the topic: "La Couronne de l'Orient : herméneutique architecturale" (about the China pavilion at the 2010 World Expo).





Recent publications

DOLLFUS, Pascale, 2012, Les Bergers du Fort Noir. Nomades du Ladakh (Himalaya Occidental). Nanterre, Société d'ethnologie.

GROS, Stéphane, 2012, La Part manquante. Echanges et pouvoirs chez les Drung du Yunnan (Chine) . Nanterre, Société d'ethnologie.

BOUVIER, Hélène, et G. TOFFIN, Gérard (dir.), 2012, Théâtres d’Asie à l’oeuvre. Circulation, expression, politique. Paris, Editions de l’ÉFEO (Etudes thématiques, 26).

PFAFF-CZARNECKA Joanna & TOFFIN Gérard (ed.), 2011, The Politics of Belonging in the Himalayas Local Attachments and Boundary Dynamics, Delhi, Sage

BERTI Daniela & N. Jaoul, Pralay Kanungo (dir.), 2011,The Cultural Entrenchment of Hindutva. Local Mediations and Forms of Resistance. Delhi, Routledge.

TOFFIN Gérard, 2010, La fête-spectacle. Théâtre et rite au Népal. Paris, Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l'Homme.

LECOMTE-TILOUINE Marie, 2010, (ed.) : Nature, Culture, and Religion at the crossroads of Asia, New Delhi: Social Science Press.

BERTI Daniela et Gilles Tarabout, 2009, Territory, Soil and Society in South Asia, Delhi, Manoha, 379p.

LECOMTE-TILOUINE Marie, 2009, Hindu Kingship, Ethnic Revival And Maoist Rebellion in Nepal, New  Delhi, Oxford University Press, "Collected Essays", 2009, 294 p.

LECOMTE-TILOUINE, Marie (ed.), 2009, Bards and Mediums: History, Culture and Politics in the Central Himalayan Kingdoms, Almora: Almora Book Depot, 395 p., DVD Rom inclus

SMADJA Joëlle (dir), 2009, Reading Himalayan Landscapes over Time. Environmental Perception, Knowledge and Practice in Nepal and Ladakh, Pondicherry: Institut Français de Pondichéry, Collections Sciences Sociales No.14, 671 p.



Websites of some of the team's research programmes

The team's blog: The Himalayas and Beyond

Programme JUST-INDIA

Programme Brahmaputra

MIDAS research seminar



European Bulletin of Himalayan Research

European review published by the research unit "Centre for Himalayan Studies", the London "School of Oriental and African Studies" and the Heidelberg "Südasien Institut". Click to find out more and to subscribe.

Last issue contents "Revolutionary Nepal"

Online past issues






UPR 299 Centre d'Etudes Himalayennes, CNRS
7 rue Guy Môquet
94800 Villejuif CEDEX

Courriel  : himalaya@vjf.cnrs.fr ; Téléphone : 01 49 58 34 36 ; Fax : 01 49 58 34 37