Yale Himalaya Initiative

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Himalaya Initiative

  • Himalayan Connections

    The video proceedings and report from our 2013 Himalayan Connections workshop are now online.

  • Himalayan Studies Conference

    The 3rd Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS) Himalayan Studies Conference was held at Yale from 14 -16 March, 2014. It was a great success! Thank you to all the organizers, student volunteers, and conference participants.

  • Yale Himalaya Events in Spring 2014

    A wide range of activities, events and films on Himalayan topics at Yale from January to May 2014.

The Yale Himalaya Initiative brings together faculty, students, and professionals across Yale University whose work focuses on the Himalayan regions of Nepal, India, Bhutan, Pakistan, and China, as well as the Tibetan cultural areas that traverse the borders of all those states.

We engage with the Himalaya as a significant transnational space for research and practice. Its location at the edges of the traditional area studies units of South, East, and Southeast Asia demands creative academic approaches.

We aim to create the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary University-led initiative in North America that explores the Himalaya as a transregional whole, while recognizing its ecological, social, and political diversity. <more> …

Please click here to view our Spring 2014 flyer.


March 25, 2014
The third Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies Conference was held at Yale University on 14 –16 March, 2014. The conference explored a range of ecological, social and...
October 14, 2013
We are pleased to announce that the video proceedings and report from the workshop Himalayan Connections: Disciplines, Geographies, Trajectories held at Yale University in...