Research Projects

The Highland Institute is a project-based research centre, and thus is primarily concerned with facilitating, supporting, and nurturing research projects within its various focus areas. Projects include supervised research work such as doctoral and post-doctoral projects, typically in coordination with other universities or centres of learning; large multi-year projects principally funded through public research funds; and independent research initiatives, typically funded through a combination of small and large private grants. Sometimes stand-alone events, such as workshops and seminars, are treated like projects, depending on their financial / budget structure, and duration.

The projects listed in these pages are a sampling of ongoing research work either directly coordinated by Highland Institute staff, or coordinated from the Highland Institute in Kohima, Nagaland.

Global Impact Accelerator

NAGA WOMEN’S HEALTH CHANNEL Funded by the Scottish Funding Council as part of their Global Challenges Research Fund, the University of Edinburgh for the Global Impact Accelerator 2020/2021, with the Highland Institute, worked by identifying rural women youth leaders on…

Changing the story

The Changing the Story (CTS) is an international, multi-disciplinary project which supports the building of inclusive civil societies with, and for, young people in post-conflict settings. The project is funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Global…

Anthropology of mission in North-East India

There are a handful of histories of mission or missionary activity in Northeast India, however, the purpose of this project is to approach the subject form a sociological point of view, taking into account the wider economic, historical and political…

Social History of the 1944 Battle of Kohima

Historians of the Battle of Kohima and events surrounding it have focused largely on military accounts, strategies, movements, decisions, and important moments that lead to larger outcomes of during the war. Communities affected directly or indirectly by the battle and…