Yale Himalaya Initiative

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International Conference on Everyday Religion and Sustainable Environments in the Himalaya (ERSEH) March 7-8, 2013 at The New School

February 21, 2013

The India China Institute (ICI) invites you to three related events organized from March 6-10. The first is a symposium on at The New School on March 6 that is entitled India-China Conversations and is designed to highlight the work of emerging scholars from India and China. The symposium will be followed by a documentary screening of Himalayan Meltdown. The featured event from March 7-8 is a two-day international conference on Everyday Religion and Sustainable Environments in the Himalaya (ERSEH) that will also take place at The New School. A final event is an overlapping registration-required workshop from March 9-10 at Yale University on Himalayan Connections: Disciplines, Geographies, Trajectories.

The featured ERSEH conference highlights the works-in-progress of ongoing research in the Himalaya conducted by over 40 international scholars and experts. The conference takes an open approach to the understanding of geographic boundaries and demarcations of the Himalaya and it centers instead on linkages between everyday religion and environmental sustainability in rapidly developing Himalayan urban centers, which are loci of increasing importance and scholarly attention. In engaging these themes, the conference will also seek to promote cross-disciplinary approaches, conversations, collaborations, and policy applications.

We hope that you will join in the ERSEH program by attending in person and participating in the conversations that the presentations by our esteemed panelists will promote. If you are unable to attend, we encourage you to follow the event online via a live webinar, the details of which are noted below. It would be greatly appreciated if you could promote the conference by passing this invitation on to friends and colleagues. We would be especially grateful if you could encourage students and teachers to log on and follow the event online. There will be venues for posting questions and comments that the panelists can respond to.

This event is generously supported by the Henry Luce Foundation. It is co-sponsored by Religious Studies at Lang, Tishman Environment and Design Center, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management, and the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS). The conference is also organized in conjunction with programming at Yale University.

RSVP for Attendance: http://www.indiachinainstitute.org/attending

Live Stream ERSEH Webinar: http://new.livestream.com/TheNewSchool/ici-erseh-2013

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Yale Himalayan Connections Registration: http://himalayanconnections2013.commons.yale.edu/

Himalayan Meltdown:

http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/articles/2011/06/13/-revealed-the-himalayan-meltdown-/

Please click here to download a low resolution (1.25 MB) flyer advertising the conference.