Everyday Religion and Sustainable Environments in the Himalaya (ERSEH) is a two-day international conference that will take place at The New School March 7-8. All members of The New School Community are welcome to attend.
The ERSEH conference highlights the works-in-progress of ongoing research in the Himalaya conducted by over 40 international scholars and experts. 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, collaborations, and policy applications.
Please find a draft agenda here
Please find a list of participating scholars here
Thursday, March 7
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street
Session 1: ERSEH Research Papers
Session 2: Concepts and Debates
Session 3: Identity, Materiality, and Health
Friday, March 8
9:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
Session 4: Practice in Sacred Landscapes
Session 5: Connections, Provocations, and Policy Implications
Refreshments will be provided.
If you are unable to attend, we encourage you to follow the event online via a live webinar, the details of which are noted below. Students and teachers are encouraged to log on and follow the event online. There will be venues for posting questions and comments that the panelists can respond to.
This event is generously supported by the Henry Luce Foundation. It is co-sponsored by Religious Studies at Lang, Tishman Environment and Design Center, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management, and the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS). The conference is also organized in conjunction with programming at Yale University.
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Live Stream ERSEH Webinar
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