"Save the date! Thursday March 9, 6pm. Join us for a film screening and Q&A with film-maker and anthropologist Donagh Coleman."

Jan. 23, 2023

Tukdam: Between Worlds, is a brand new feature documentary that explores the phenomenon of tukdam, where deceased mediators show no signs of death for days and weeks. Synopsis We tend to think of death as something clear-cut, and that medical science has it neatly figured out. This feature documentary explodes...


Photo Essay on Ladakh’s Artificial Glaciers by Sierra Gladfelter and Eben Yonnetti

March 11, 2018

This photo essay captures the dreams and realities surrounding artificial glaciers in Ladakh. Informed by three months of preliminary research, it presents some visual evidence to accompany the authors’ reflections while on Fulbright-Nehru Student Research grants in India. The authors, Sierra Gladfelter and Eben Yonnetti, are alumni of the Tibet...


Photo Essay on Tibetan Folk Music in Nepal by Mason Brown

Jan. 21, 2018

Doctoral student in ethnomusicology, Mason Brown , shares vignettes of his dissertaton fieldwork on Tibetan folk music in Nepal. Visit the full photo essay, "Folk Songs in Nubri" here .


Photo Essay on the Tibetan festival of Lurol by Andrew Grant

Dec. 5, 2017

THI Visiting Scholar, Andrew Grant , shares his experiences between 2010-2017 at the Tibetan festival of Lurol in the village of Sadjye ( Sa dkyel ས་དཀྱིལ) near to the heart of Rebgong (རེབ་ཀོང་།) in Qinghai Province / Amdo Tibet. Visit the full photo essay here .


Rupak Shrestha, PhD student in Geography, awarded NSF-DDRI grant

Sept. 5, 2017

Rupak Shrestha , PhD student in Geography, was awarded a National Science Foundation - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) grant by the Geography and Spatial Sciences Program. The award will support his dissertation research project titled "Extra-Territorial Sovereignty, Nationalism, and the Politics of Development". His doctoral dissertation project will explore...

Eben Yonnetti (L) and Mason Brown (R)

THI Students Awarded Summer Language Funding

March 16, 2016

Mason Brown (R), PhD candidate in Ethnomusicology, and Eben Yonnetti (L), MA student in Religious Studies, have both been awarded Summer Langauge Fellowships from the University of Colorado's Center for Asian Studies (CAS). CAS, a regional center whose mission it is to advance knowledge of Asia through undergraduate and graduate...