Collaborative Research Projects in the Wake of the 2015 Earthquakes

Panel Presentation and Discussion

6 pm, 26 July 2018 (Thursday), Hotel Shanker, Lazimpat, Kathmandu

Collaborative Research Projects in
the Wake of the 2015 Earthquakes

Mukta Singh Lama (Department of Anthropology, Tribhuvan University)
Sara Shneiderman (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Michael Hutt (SOAS, University of London)

Jeevan Baniya (Social Science Baha)

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Several international scholarly collaborations are currently focusing on Nepal’s 2015 earthquakes and their aftermath, from a range of disciplinary and methodological approaches. Their concerns include the dynamics of relief, recovery and reconstruction and the cultural, sociological and political impacts of both recent and historical earthquakes.

This roundtable will bring together participants from three such projects to share information about their lines of inquiry. Projects represented include ‘After the Earth’s Violent Sway’ (based at SOAS, London with funding from the UK’s AHRC/Global Challenges Research Fund), ‘Expertise, Labour and Mobility in Nepal’s Post-Conflict Post-Disaster Reconstruction’ (based at University of British Columbia, Canada, with funding from the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council) and ‘Resilience Capacity of the Community’, which is part of ‘A Study on State of Social Inclusion in Nepal’ (based at the Department of Anthropology at Tribhuvan University, with funding from USAID).

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come-first-seated.