20 Apr 2011 - 21 Apr 2011 All day CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge



Dr Mark Turin (CRASSH/ MAA, University of Cambridge)

Dr Sara Shneiderman (St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge)


Conference Summary


With support from the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities and the Centre of South Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge, the Britain-Nepal Academic Council (BNAC) will hold its 9th Nepal Study Day to be held at the University of Cambridge, 20 April – 21 April 2011.

The 2010 Study Day, held at Durham, was popular and well attended. BNAC encourages participants to make short presentations that share research findings or discuss ongoing projects that focus on Nepal or the Nepali cultural world. Programmes from previous years can be found online here. Research from all disciplines will be considered, including work relating to the Nepalese Diaspora. We encourage presentations on all stages of research, and particularly welcome abstracts by masters and doctoral students.

If you are interested in participating please send a brief abstract of 250 words to Dr Mark Turin by 5pm on Monday, 28 February 2011. In keeping with previous study days, only abstracts will be circulated in advance, with full papers presented on the day.

Lecture on Preserving and Protecting a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal
5.30pm, Tuesday 19 April 2011
Location: Ancient India and Iran Trust, 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge CB2 8BG


In association with BNAC and the Centre for South Asian Studies in Cambridge, we are delighted to announce that the Ancient India and Iran Trust has organised a lecture by Professor Robin Coningham to coincide with the Nepal Study Day. Professor Coningham is an archaeologist and Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Durham University. His lecture is entitled 'Lumbini: preserving and protecting a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal'. The lecture is free and open to all, no registration required, and will be followed by a reception.
Download a poster of the lecture.


Attendance of Nepal Study Day

Members of BNAC: £10 (including lunch and refreshments for both days)


Non-members: £30 (including lunch and refreshments for both days)

This should be paid in cash at registration on arrival. Small bursaries towards travel costs and registration fees will be made available to students whose presentations are accepted.

For more information please contact one of the conveners by email at the links at the top of this page. 


Presenters and participants are expected to organize their own travel to Cambridge and their accommodation while here. Please refer to these helpful websites for more information:




NB CRASSH is not able to help with the booking of accommodation. 

Conference sponsors

The organisers are particularly grateful to the Kosciuszko Trust for its generous financial support of travel bursaries for this year’s Nepal Study Day and also to the Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge.







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