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As part of the Social Science Baha Lecture Series, the Baha has been providing a forum to local and visiting scholars to present their work and interact with the larger public in an open lecture format. The Lecture Series is a not a periodic event but rather is held whenever there is someone ready to make a presentation. The following are the lectures hosted by the Baha so far.
Note: Audio versions of lectures are available online from Lecture Series XXI onwards, and also available are abstracts from Lecture Series XI and later.
MC Regmi Lecture
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The annual Mahesh Chandra Regmi Lecture was instituted by Social Science Baha to honour the seminal contribution of historian Mahesh Chandra Regmi to Nepali scholarship. The lecture series invites eminent scholars of the social sciences to present their work before a Kathmandu audience, and has now become a much-anticipated event in Nepal's academic calendar.
The inaugural Mahesh Chandra Regmi Lecture was delivered by Harka Gurung on 24 April, 2003, at the opening of the conference 'The Agenda of Transformation: Inclusion in Nepali Democracy'. Dr Gurung’s lecture entitled 'Trident and Thunderbolt: Cultural Dynamics in Nepali Politics' was given in the presence of the late Mahesh Chandra Regmi himself who was the chief guest on the occasion. Unfortunately, that proved to be Regmi’s last public appearance. (Click here to read obituary.)
Conferences and Workshops
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Social Science Baha has organised a number of academic conferences, workshops and seminars over the years on topical issues to encourage the study of pressing issues of concern to Nepali society. The Baha hopes that such events will also allow scholars to test their theories among peers, gauge the public reaction to their work, and further refine their work. Publications that resulted from these meetings have served to make academic research accessible to the general public.
Given below are the events organised by the Baha so far.
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In collaboration with various organisations, the Social Science Baha has been hosting research fellows as well as awarding fellowships to Nepali scholars who wish to develop their academic and research skills in the social sciences.
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The Baha works with various organisations (both local and international) to carry out projects—some research-based, others not—that are especially relevant to Nepal’s politics, economy and society. Most of these projects seek to either popularise ideas generated within the academia or to create outreach programmes through which lay people can gain access to areas of governance or through which they are empowered to engage with political, social, and economic issues that affect their lives.
- Past Fellowships ( 1 Article )
- Completed Projects ( 10 Articles )
- Moderators ( 2 Articles )