Lecture Series


As part of the Social Science Baha Lecture Series, the Baha has been providing a forum to local and visiting scholars to present their work and interact with the larger public in an open lecture format. The Lecture Series is a not a periodic event but rather is held whenever there is someone ready to make a presentation. The following are the lectures hosted by the Baha so far.

Note: Audio versions of lectures are available online from Lecture Series XXI onwards, and also available are abstracts from Lecture Series XI and later.



Lecture Series XCIX — Bishnu Pandey: ‘Disasters, Development and Building Codes’ Aug 02, 2018
Lecture Series XCVIII — Mark Turin: ‘Indigenous Resurgence in Canada: Implications for Nepal?’ Jul 30, 2018
Lecture Series XCVII — Trevor Birkenholtz: ‘Surplus and Security’ Jun 25, 2018
Lecture Series XCVI — Megan Adamson Sijapati: ‘Situating Muslim Nepal in Islamic South Asia’ Jun 20, 2018
Lecture Series XCV — Mart Stewart: ‘Mart Stewart on The History and Future of Food’ May 03, 2018
Lecture Series XCIV — Karl-Heinz Krämer: ‘Elections, Parties and Alliances ​Observations from Abroad’ Nov 27, 2017
Lecture Series XCIII — Rishikesh Pandey: ‘Climate Change in the Himalaya Implications, Adaptation Responses and Social-Ecological Vulnerability’ Nov 20, 2017
Lecture Series XCII — Alan Macfarlane: ‘Reflections on Working with Gurungs in the Last 50 Years’ Oct 27, 2017
Lecture Series XCI — Heather Hindman: ‘Waves of Alterity: Korea-Nepal Engagement and the Challenge of Area Studies’ Aug 01, 2017
Lecture Series XC—Walter Winkler: ‘Everybody Has a Story: New Approaches to Story Analysis in Far Western Nepal’ Apr 10, 2017
Lecture Series LXXXIX—Dipesh Risal: ‘Nepali Heritage and You’ Sep 26, 2016
Lecture Series LXXXVIII—Edward Simpson:’Reconstruction in Gujarat: Possible Lessons for Nepal ‘ Jun 22, 2016
Lecture Series LXXXVII—Alton C. Byers: ‘Conservation and Restoration of Alpine Ecosystems in the Himalaya and the Andes: New Challenges for the 21st Century’ Apr 07, 2016
Lecture Series LXXXVI—Noah Coburn:’Contracting and the Repercussions of Neo-Liberal Warfare in Nepal and Beyond’ Feb 22, 2016
Lecture Series LXXXV—Vivek Dhareshwar:’Decolonizing the Social Sciences: Problems and Prospects’ Nov 03, 2015
Lecture Series LXXXIV—Kenneth D. Crews: ‘International Copyright and Domestic Exceptions: WIPO, Treaties, and the Politics of Libraries’ Sep 03, 2015
Lecture Series LXXXIII—Edwin van Teijlingen: ‘PARI: Strengthening Health Research in Nepal’ Apr 06, 2015
Lecture Series LXXXII—Damien Francois: ‘The Holy Mountains of Nepal’ Mar 23, 2015
Lecture Series LXXXI—Sarah Paoletti: ‘Redefining Human Rights through the Lens of Critical Theory’ Jan 05, 2015
Lecture Series LXXX—Eiko Ikegami: ‘Gods, Power and Common Folks: City and Religion in Kyoto, Japan’ Dec 22, 2014