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** "Corneille Jest" fieldwork/travel grant **

CEH is offering a fieldwork/travel grant to Master’s students in anthropology

As a host team for the doctoral school Milieu, cultures et sociétés du passé et du présent in Paris-Ouest, the Centre d’études himalayennes welcomes each year a Master’s student in ethnology/anthropology, and introduces them to research in the Himalayan cultural area (Nepal, India, China). CEH provides methodological, financial and logistical support for the ethnographic study which marks the end of year M1.

After discussions with CEH researchers, the student chooses a specific theme, focusing on the unit’s current fields of research (see below). Reception into the research unit and fieldwork is done within the framework of an internship agreement. After writing their dissertation, the student writes a brief report on their fieldwork and is asked to present their work to CEH members.
Suggested themes

- Standards and practices in the choice of matrimonial partners (in rural and / or urban areas)
- Territories and networks in a Himalayan locality : perceptions and practices
- "Missionary ethnographies", missionary archives in the Himalayas and on its margins
- Shamanism, orality, and modes of figuration
- Role of courts in natural resource management or animal welfare litigation in South Asia
- Questions of ritual anthropology related to Himalayan or Tibetan fieldwork
- Anthropology of Buddhism : (optional) religious specialists ; specialists, laity and their relations ; institutions ; ritual life
- Museology, museography and patrimonialisation
- Anthropology of the city (Kathmandu, Leh)
- Involvement of Khumbu Buddhist monasteries in resource management, local governance and tourism
- Life stories of Tamang and Rai porters from Solu : working in the Gulf countries or in tourism in Khumbu ?
- Ethnography of the peoples of the Sino-Tibetan margins
- The return of elected officials : Current changes in local governance in Nepal.
- North-East India : (choose) clearing, fairs and markets.
Students interested should contact the Centre for Himalayan Studies before the end of April 2019.
Contacts :
Nicolas Sihlé :
Philippe Ramirez :