Social Science Baha

Call For Papers


The Second Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya

24-26 July, 2013, Kathmandu

Proposals are invited for stand-alone papers or three-paper panels.

Papers can deal with any aspect of life in Nepal and the Himalaya from a social science perspective (howsoever defined). Papers can also be comparative so long as Nepal or the Himalaya is included in the comparison.

Length of presentation: 40 minutes per paper, including discussant, floor discussions and remarks from the chair.

Interested individuals are asked to submit an abstract of 400-500 words along with a two-page CV.

Individuals or institutions can propose three-paper panel covering the areas outlined above to provide a variety of perspectives on a particular theme. 

Length of presentation: 2 hours per panel, including discussant(s), floor discussions and remarks from the chair.

Proposals for panels should consist of the topic and brief description of the panel; the three papers to be presented, including abstracts of 400-500 words for each paper along with two-page CVs for each paper presenter; and the names of the proposed chair and discussant(s).

Please send proposals to the Conference Secretariat at by Thursday, 31 January, 2013.
For telephonic enquiries, please call 4472807.

The organisers will charge a nominal conference registration fee to partially cover the cost of meals and venue. Participants will be required to make their own arrangements for travel and lodging.

Dates to remember
1. Submission deadline for abstracts and panels: 31 January, 2013
2. Notification of paper and panel acceptance will be made by 28 February, 2013.
3. Final papers due: 15 June, 2013.
4. Conference dates: 24-26 July, 2013.