Climat change in Nepal

Pasang Yangjee Sherpa to speak on Climate Change in the Himalaya, September 12 at 12pm

Sept. 10, 2017

Pasang Yangjee Sherpa is an anthropologist from the Everest region in Nepal. She was a Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the Pennsylvania State University (2013-2015), and the postdoctoral fellow for the Sacred Himalaya Initiative at the India China Institute of The New School (2015-2016). She currently serves as...

Kailash landscape

Charles Ramble to deliver Trungpa Lecture on "Tibetan Sacred Landscape" at 7pm on Thursday, August 31st

Aug. 18, 2017

Charles Ramble (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris) will visit CU Boulder to deliver a lecture on "Tibetan Sacred Landscape: Its Magical Creatures and Where to Find Them." The lecture will take place at 7pm on Thursday, August 31st in the British Studies Room of Norlin Library. This will be...

Kevin Bubriski, Peabody Museum Press

Mustang in Black and White - Photo Exhibit by Kevin Bubriski at Norlin Library

Aug. 10, 2017

In conjunction with Himalayan Studies Conference V, taking place at CU Boulder September 1-4th, Norlin Library will host an exhibit, Mustang in Black and White, featuring photographs by Kevin Bubriski from the Mustang region of Nepal. The photographs come from his book, Mustang in Black and White. The exhibit will...


Film Screening of Kesang Tseten's Castaway Man on April 20 at 6:30pm, followed by Director Q&A

April 17, 2017

Please join us for a film screening of Castaway Man , a film by the acclaimed filmmaker Kesang Tseten. The screening will take place at 6:30pm on Thursday, April 20 th in Hellems 201. A Director Q&A with Kesang Tseten, through Skype, will follow immediately after the screening. The film...

Vajrasattva Couple, courtesy of the Rubin Museum

Jacob Dalton to speak on "Evoking Enlightenment: The Rise of Poetic Language in Early Tantric Ritual," 5:30pm on April 17th

April 14, 2017

Please join us for a lecture by Jacob Dalton , Khyentse Foundation Distinguished University Professor in Tibetan Buddhism at UC Berkeley, for a lecture on "Evoking Enlightenment: The Rise of Poetic Language in Early Tantric Ritual." Co-hosted by the Tibet Himalaya Initiative and the CU Libraries, the lecture will take...


Dinesh Paudel to speak on "Politics of post-earthquake reconstruction and the early forms of disaster capitalism in Nepal", March 24 at 3:30pm

March 19, 2017

Tibet Himalaya Initiative and CU Boulder Department of Geography are co-hosting Geographer Dinesh Paudel on Friday, March 24 at 3:30pm in Guggenheim 205. Dinesh Paudel is an Assistant Professor in the Sustainable Development Department at Appalachian State University. Before coming to Appalachian, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department...


Alessandro Rippa to speak on "Curation and the pedagogical state in China’s borderlands", March 21, 11am

March 13, 2017

Alessandro Rippa completed his doctorate in Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen with a thesis on the Karakoram Highway and China-Pakistan cross-border interactions. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at LMU Munich, part of the ERC funded project “Remoteness and Connectivity: Highland Asia in the World” ( ),...


Sienna Craig to speak on "At the Threshold of this Life: Marriage, Family, and Migration between Nepal and New York," Nov 4

Oct. 14, 2016

Sienna Craig is a cultural anthropologist, whose major focus in research, writing, and teaching is the social study of medicine. Her work is invested in understanding the multiple ways that so-called ‘traditional’ medical systems interact with biomedicine: from patient-healer relationships and the cultural meanings people ascribe to suffering and affliction;...

Rituals of Ethnicity

Sara Shneiderman to speak on "Restructuring Life: Citizenship, Territory and Religiosity in Nepal’s State of Transformation," Oct 7

Sept. 22, 2016

Tibet Himalaya Initiative, Center for Asian Studies , and the CU Boulder Department of Anthropology are co-hosting Socio-cultural Anthropologist, Sara Shneiderman , on Friday, October 7 at 4pm in HALE 230 . The title of her talk is: Restructuring Life: Citizenship, Territory and Religiosity in Nepal’s State of Transformation ...

Bat Girl (Karma Phuntsok, 2016)

"Unexpected Buddha," Artist Talk and Slideshow with Karma Phuntsok on Thursday, Sept. 1st

Aug. 26, 2016

UNEXPECTED BUDDHA: THE ILLUSORY VISIONS OF CONTEMPORARY TIBETAN ARTIST, KARMA PHUNTSOK Artist Talk and Slideshow with Karma Phuntsok Free and Open to the Public The Tibet Himalaya Initiative is pleased to welcome Karma Phuntsok to CU Boulder on Thursday, September 1. His lecture, "Unexpected Buddha" will take place at 6:30pm...