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 LIII—Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka: ‘Ethnicity in the University: Heterogeneity and Inequality’ Mar 19, 2012
Lecture Series LII—Todd Lewis and Subarna Man Tuladhar: ‘Chittadhar Hridaya’s Sugata Saurabha: The Known and Unknown in the Composition of the Epic’ Mar 06, 2012
Lecture Series LI—Ulrike Muller-Boker: ‘The Multi-local Livehihoods of Bajhangis’ Feb 23, 2012
Lecture Series L— Chiara Letizia: ‘Shaping Secularism in Nepal’ Jan 09, 2012
Lecture Series XLIX—Michael Hutt: ‘The Iconisation of Yogmaya Neupane’ May 04, 2011
Lecture Series XLVIII—Paul Joseph: ‘A More Social Military? Or a More Militarized Sociology? Human Terrain Teams and the ‘new’ Army’ Apr 22, 2011
Lecture Series XLVII—Michael Thompson: ‘Cultural Theory and Clumsiness: Some Lessons from Nepal’ Mar 28, 2011
Lecture Series XLVI—Pratyoush Onta: ‘The Structural Landscape of Social Science Journals Published from Nepal’ Mar 14, 2011
Lecture Series XLV—Kurt Luger: ‘World Heritage in the Global Tourism Market: Consumption versus Cosmic Order’ Feb 24, 2011
Lecture Series XLIV—Rajendra Pradhan: ‘Legal Pluralism in the Supreme Court: Law, Religion, and Culture Concerning Women’s Rights in Nepal’ Feb 15, 2011
Lecture Series XLIII—Amy Pienta: ‘Growing Old in Nepal: The Impact of Social and Economic Changes in the Chitwan Valley’ Nov 14, 2010
Lecture Series XLII—John Dryzek: ‘Deliberative Governance: Reframing Democracy’ Oct 09, 2010
Lecture Series XLI—Ramawatar Yadav: ‘Mediaeval Maithili Stagecraft in the Nepalamandala The Bhaktapur School’ Aug 02, 2010
Lecture Series XV—Dilli Ram Dahal: ‘Doing Field Work in the United States of America and Nepal: Some Cross-Cultural Experiences’ Mar 17, 2006
Lecture Series XIV—Jagannath Adhikari: ‘Globalization and the Securitization of Migration: The Context of Nepali Foreign Labour Migrants and Sustainable Livelihood’ Dec 16, 2005
Lecture Series XIII—Elvira Graner: ‘Mapping Actors in Carpet Production in the Kathmandu Valley: A Relational Economic Geography’ Oct 27, 2005
Lecture Series XII—Ian Harper: ‘Missions and Medicine in Nepal: Some Anthropological Reflections’ Aug 09, 2004
Lecture Series XI—John Whelpton: ‘The State, Ethnic Diversity and the Development of National Identity: Comparisons between Nepal and the British Isles’ Jul 26, 2004
Lecture Series X—Mahendra Lawoti: ‘Exclusionary Democratization in Nepal: Political Institutions and Elite Attitudes in Comparative Perspective’ Jul 01, 2004
Lecture Series IX—David Gellner: ‘Rebuilding Buddhism: Transnational Theravada Revivalism in Nepal’ May 27, 2004