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 XXIX—Ravi Bhandari: ‘Epistemological, Methodological, and Theoretical Dependency: Postmodernism in Development Studies’ Mar 08, 2009
Lecture Series XXVIII—Konrad Ott: ‘Discourse Ethics as a Framework for Intercultural Environmental Philosophy’ Sep 24, 2008
Lecture Series XXVII—John Cameron: ‘Development in the Republic of Nepal: Some Thoughts and Reflections’ Sep 16, 2008
Lecture Series XXVI—Andrea Nightingale: ‘Emergent Forests: Networks, Subjectivity, and the Governance of Natural Resources’ Sep 04, 2008
Lecture Series XXV—Mahendra Lawoti: ‘Democracy, Accountability, and a New Nepal’ Aug 21, 2008
Lecture Series XXIV—Susan Hangen: ‘Racial Thinking in Nepal Origins and Contemporary Political Uses’ Jun 22, 2008
Lecture Series XXII—Pitamber Sharma: ‘Unravelling the Mosaic: Spatial Dimensions of Ethnicity in Nepal’ Jun 15, 2008
Lecture Series XXI—Sanjeev Uprety : ‘Nepali Masculinities: Ranas, Shahs, and Gurkhas’ Jun 01, 2008
Lecture Series XX—Marie Lecomte-Tilouine: ‘Oral History and its Social Context in Dullu, Western Nepal’ Oct 28, 2007
Lecture Series XIX—Bernardo A. Michael: ‘Nepali History as World History’ Jun 20, 2007
Lecture Series XVIII—Rajendra Pradhan: ‘A Preliminary Critique of the World Bank/DFID Summary Report Unequal Citizens: Gender, Caste, and Ethnic Exclusions in Nepal’ Dec 03, 2006
Lecture Series XVII—Anne de Sales: ‘The Maoists and the Shamans: A Tale of Bullets, Hail, and Prejudices’ Nov 19, 2006
Lecture Series XVI—Martin Gaenszle: ‘Script and Orality in the Kiranti Language Movement’ Apr 12, 2006
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