The Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS) is pleased to announce that its 4rd annual conference will be held at the University of Texas at Austin, February 26 – 28, 2016. The conference is hosted by the South Asia Institute and convened by Dr. Heather Hindman.
Panel, Roundtable & Paper Proposals
Participation in the conference is restricted to members of the ANHS. Please refer to the section entitled ‘Registration & Costs’ below for details on how to become a member. The Organizing Committee invites proposals for panels, roundtables and individual papers. Interdisciplinary panels that allow discussion are particularly encouraged. If you wish to propose an alternative format, the Committee is open to that, please contact the Convener.
Proposals may be submitted for panels themed around a topic, region, film or significant publication. Click here to view a list of panels that are open to expressions of interest. A single panel will typically have 3-4 slots (to be divided between presenters and discussant – if appropriate), while a double panel would have 7-8 slots (including a discussant). Prospective panel organizers should send a 300-word panel abstract to hsc4@ with the names and affiliations of the proposed panelists to the Organizing Committee by September 21, 2015
August 31, 2015.Panel organizers will be notified by October 1, 2015 whether their proposal has been accepted. If accepted, each individual presenter who has committed to the panel is required to submit a 200-word abstract of his or her paper by October 31, 2015.
Roundtable sessions on a topic of broad interest involving a number of participants and a moderator are welcome. A roundtable is designed as a forum for intensive discussion, usually based on a set of pre-circulated readings or shared interests. Prospective roundtable organizers should send a 300-word abstract to hsc4@ with the names and affiliations of the proposed participants to the Organizing Committee by September 21, 2015
August 31, 2015. Roundtable organizers will be notified by October 1, 2015 whether their proposal has been accepted. If accepted, each participant in the roundtable session will be required to register and pay the conference fee.
Proposals for individual papers are also welcome and will be clustered into panels based on topic by the Organizing Committee. Participants wishing to present an individual paper should send a 200-word abstract to hsc4@ , including a paper title, their affiliation and a brief CV to the Organizing Committee bySeptember 21, 2015
August 31, 2015. Applicants will be notified by October 1 whether her or his abstract has been accepted and of the likely theme of the panel in which the paper has been accommodated.
Registration & Costs
Only members of the ANHS may participate in the conference. Please ensure that your membership is up to date. Details of the membership rates are available on the ANHS website and payment can be made online.
Conference registration rates will soon be finalized. The rates are expected to be in the range of $120, with discounts for currently enrolled students and participants who register early.
Thanks to generous funding provided by South Asia Institute, it is expected the registration fee will cover most meals for the duration of the conference.
Registration details and rates will be sent to all participants whose proposals / abstracts are accepted. Payment should be made online at least once month in advance of the conference. No onsite registration will be available.
|Deadline for panel & roundtable proposals, and individual paper abstracts||September 21, 2015
|Notification of panel, roundtable & individual paper acceptance||October 1, 2015|
|Deadline for abstracts by panel participants & roundtable presenters||October 31, 2015|
|Conference registration opens||November 1, 2015|
|Early Bird registration ends||December 15, 2015|
|Registration closes||January 31, 2016|
Namaste Y’all and we look forward to seeing you in Austin in February 2016.