London: Britain- Nepal Academic Council (BNAC)’s annual general meeting held on April 17 elected a new team of officers for four years.
The newly elected officers are Dr. Krishna Adhikari (Oxford University/Centre for Nepal Studies UK) as the Chair, Dr Punam Yadav (London School of Economics) as the General Secretary and Dr Fraser Sugden (University of Birmingham) as the Treasurer.
The meeting, chaired by David Gellner, was held as part of the BNAC Nepal Study Days (Nepal Conference), in Dawson Building, Durham (Department of Anthropology, Durham), BNAC said in a press release.
Krishna Adhikari served the committee as the General Secretary before taking over from David Gellner as the Chair.
In the meeting it was reported that the 2018 Annual Lecture would be given by Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka on 1 November 2018 at SOAS.
It was agreed to hold the 17th Nepal Study Days (Nepal Conference) in Edinburgh to be jointly organised by the University of Edinburgh and Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh in 2019. 2020 Nepal Study Days (Nepal Conference) will take place in IoE, UCL, London.
The meeting also agreed to continue the PhD Dissertation Prize for 2019. This year the prize went to Dr Marina Korzenevica’s paper ‘Young People Navigating Political Engagement through Post-war Instability and Mobility: A Case from Rural Nepal.’
BNAC was established on 23 May 2000 at a large meeting at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London of British academics and researchers interested in various aspects of Nepal.
The objective of the Council is to promote academic and scholarly links between Britain and Nepal through, inter alia, collaborative research, exchange programmes and organisation of annual lectures, and seminars on areas of mutual interest to both British and Nepali academics and researchers.