Social Science Baha
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CALL FOR PAPERS

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Fourth Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya
22-24 July, 2015, Kathmandu

organised by

Social Science Baha, Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, Britain-Nepal Academic Council & Centre for Himalayan Studies-CNRS 

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

Papers
Papers can deal with any aspect of life in Nepal and the Himalaya from a social science perspective. 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.

Panels
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 and a two-page CV for each author; and the proposed chair and discussant(s).

Interested presenters are requested to send proposals to the Conference Secretariat at conference@soscbaha.org by Monday, 22 December, 2014.
The proposals will be screened and final selection made by a committee comprising representatives of all four host organisations.

The final papers are due on 1 July, 2015. All participants are requested to send their papers in time so that they can be distributed in advance to other participants.
The organisers will charge a nominal conference registration fee to all participants, including paper presenters, in order to partially cover the conference costs. Participants are expected to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation.

Interested participants who require a letter of support to seek travel grants to attend the conference can write to the Conference Secretariat or to any of the co-hosts of the conference at the following addresses:

Social Science Baha: Nirmal Man Tuladhar, info@soscbaha.org
Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies: Mary Cameron, president@anhs-himalaya.org
Britain-Nepal Academic Council: Michael Hutt, mh8@soas.ac.uk
Centre for Himalayan Studies-CNRS: Philippe Ramirez, pramirez@vjf.cnrs.fr 

Dates to remember:

  1. Submission deadline for abstracts and panels: 22 December, 2014.
  2. Notification of paper and panel acceptance: 12 January, 2015.
  3. Final papers due: 1 July, 2015.
  4. Conference dates: 22-24 July, 2015.