As of Wednesday, 12 March 2014: a finalized program, panel schedule and abstract book for the forthcoming Himalayan Studies Conference at Yale have been posted online.

Please click on the icons below to view the PDF files. Please refer back to the Panels and Roundtables pages to find the session number as shown in the program.

3-day overview
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schedule of all panels & roundtables
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abstract book
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The conference will start promptly at 9am on Friday, 14 March and will end after lunch on Sunday 16 March, 2014. Registration is open from 8am every day. All of the rooms that have been reserved for the presentations have built-in AV support that allow presenters to connect a laptop to an LCD projector for PowerPoint / slide presentations. If you are an Apple Mac user, please remember to bring an adaptor.

The conference venue will be Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT.

A photo exhibit will open in New Haven in tandem with the conference with a free reception open to all conference participants from 5-7 pm on Thursday, 13 March. Entitled Himalayan Journeys, the exhibit features work by Kenneth Hanson, including black-and-white photographs of the Kangchenjunga, Dhaulagiri, Inner Dolpo and Karakoram regions, as well as color photographs of the Pamirs and the Tajik-Afghan border. The reception and exhibit are at the New Haven Lawn Club, every day from 9 am-5 pm. 1/3 mile (10 minutes’ walk) from the conference venue. The driveway to the Lawn Club is opposite the Peabody Museum dinosaur statue. Click here for more information.

As you make your travel plans, please consider attending a new exhibition at the Rubin Museum of Art opening March 15, 2014, entitled Bodies in Balance: The Art of Tibetan Medicine with a special complimentary tour for conference participants on Sunday, March 16, at 4 pm.

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