Social Science Baha
Official

24 July: Panel Presentations

 Day 1: 24 July (Wednesday)

Opening remarks: Nirmal Man Tuladhar, Chair, Social Science Baha


Panel 1
9 – 11 am

Chair: David Holmberg, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University

Sudhindra Sharma
Executive Director, Interdisciplinary Analysts

Sujan Ghimire
Research Officer, Interdisciplinary Analysts
Bandana Gyawali Gautam
PhD Candidate, Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki
Modernity Prior to the Era of Development: Forestry Management, Domestic Water Supply, and ‘Pragati’ during the Rana Period
 
Lok Ranjan Parajuli
Visiting Research Scholar, University of Illinois at Chicago
From Controlling Access to Crafting Minds: Experiments in Basic Education in Late Rana Nepal
Thomas Robertson
Associate Professor, Humanities Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
A Lowland Plague in a Himalayan Country: A Historical Political Ecology of Disease in Nepal Before 1950

Discussant: Sambriddhi Kharel, Senior Research Scholar, Nepā School of Social Sciences and Humanities
 

BREAK: 11 am – 11:30 am

Panel 2
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Chair: Gérard Toffin, Senior Researcher, National Centre for Scientific Research
Andrea Kölbel
PhD Candidate, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford
Nepal’s Change Agents: Educated Youth and their Involvements in the Local Labour Market
Shrochis Karki
PhD Candidate, International Development, University of Oxford
Positive Deviance: ‘Success’ in Unexpected Places
Amanda Snellinger
Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford
Mobilising for What?: A Discursive History of Nepal’s Youth Policy

Discussant: Bandita Sijapati, Research Director, Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility

LUNCH: 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Panel 3
2:30 – 4 pm

Chair: Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka, Professor of Social Anthropology, Bielefeld University


Christie Lai Ming Lam
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University
Park, Hill Migration, and the Changes of Gender Relations of Rana Tharus in Far-western Nepal
Sanjay Sharma
Research Associate, Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility
The Political Economy of Migration Process: A ‘Distorted’ Rational Choice of Nepali Labour Migrants

Discussant: Thomas Robertson, Associate Professor, Humanities Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute


BREAK: 4 – 5 pm

Moderator: Abhi Subedi, Professor, Department of English, Tribhuvan University

Keynote
5 – 6:30 pm

Michael Hutt
Professor, Nepali and Himalayan Studies; and Chair, Centre of South Asian Studies, SOAS
Five Nepali Novels