We apologize for the late notice but Prof. Hutt's talk has been postponed to Spring 2022 due to the ill health of one of the speakers. We will let you know the new date as soon as it is finalized.
A talk by Michael Hutt, Emeritus Professor of Nepali and Himalayan Studies, SOAS, University of London, on the lasting impact of the Nepal earthquake of 2015 in the political and public spheres.
DATE: Thursday, October 21, 2021
TIME: 9 am (Berkeley) | 9:30 pm (Delhi) | 10 pm (Dhaka) | Calculate Your Local Time
REGISTER: Online Here
LIVESTREAM: at ISASatUCBerkeley
Michael Hutt is Emeritus Professor of Nepali and Himalayan Studies, SOAS, University of London. He completed a BA in South Asian Studies, majoring in Hindi literature, in 1980 and a Ph.D on the history of the Nepali language and its literature in 1984, both at SOAS. In 1987 he returned to SOAS as a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, and has been engaged in teaching and research relating to Nepal and the Himalayan region here ever since. At SOAS he has served as a Head of Department (1995-9), Associate Dean (2002-4) and Faculty Dean (2004-10) and most recently as the founding Director of the SOAS South Asia Institute (2014-17).
The study of modern and contemporary Nepali literature is Hutt's home ground, and he is well known as a translator. He has also published on Nepali and Bhutanese politics, the Nepali diaspora in India, the Nepali media, Nepali art and architecture, and the Bhutanese refugee issue. He has been a member of the executive committee of the Britain-Nepal Academic Council ever since its foundation in 2000, and was its Chair from 2010-13; he has also served two terms as editor of the European Bulletin of Himalayan Research. In the past he has supervised doctoral students working on topics as diverse as the emergence of the Nepali public sphere; the 1990 Constitution of Nepal; vulnerability during the Maoist civil war; and ethnic politics in the eastern Himalaya.
From 2017-20 Michael Hutt was the Principal Investigator for the project After the Earths Violent Sway: the tangible and intangible legacies of a natural disaster, funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund through the Arts and Humanities Research Council. For this he led a team of six researchers investigating the cultural and political impacts of the April 2015 Nepal earthquake and of earlier earthquakes in Nepal
Event made possible with the support of the Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies
The event is FREE and OPEN to the public.