The India China Institute (ICI) of The New School would like to invite you to join us for a conference in New York City from March 7-8, 2013. The conference, entitled Everyday Religion and Sustainable Environments in the Himalaya (ERSEH), features the works-in progress of ongoing research in the Indian, Nepali, and Chinese Himalayas that ICI has coordinated in conjunction with the Henry Luce Foundation. The event additionally hosts a double panel of original papers to be presented by independent researchers whose work engages ERSEH themes.
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, and collaborations.
This event is co-sponsored by Henry Luce Foundation and the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS).