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What is Ethnographic Research?

We are surrounded by messages – glances, behaviours, sounds, texts, billboards, signs, structures… But how do we consciously (or unconsciously) navigate this space? Meaning lies just beneath our immediate gaze, and yet has everything to do with the way we…

The Diary of Connie Shakespear: The Naga Hills 1900-1902

Synopsis : Connie Shakespeare’s ‘Diary’ is a lively and entertaining account of her adventures in the Naga Hills, an area far removed from the familiar Anglicized spaces of colonial India. The juxtaposition of written narrative and amateur photographs vividly brings her unusual experiences to…

Intersubjective Ecology Laboratory

The Intersubjective Ecology Laboratory is dedicated to investigating ecological conditions from a phenomenological perspective. Founded on the premise that all living beings and systems are subjects – and that anthropogenic destabilization of the environment derives from the objectification of the…

MyClimate Project

The Highland Institute will be part of a research team that will conduct academic training and ethnographic research in areas along the Northeast India-Myanmar border centered on studying perceptions and impacts of climate change, linked to natural resource use and…

PROVERBIAL OBSERVATORIES

A Highland Institute Initiative Directed by Jonathon Keats In Collaboration with Anna Ziya Geerling and Michael Heneise, Ph.D. Since time immemorial, proverbs have guided people, enlisting nature as a metaphor. In the past, references to the natural world helped to…

Exhibition “Naga Ancestral Voices: Songs, Stories, Beliefs”

From 23 April to 7 May 2022, the Highland Institute hosted the exhibition “Naga Ancestral Voices: Songs, Stories, Beliefs”, thematising the changing soundscapes of Nagaland. Based on the research project “Recirculating J. H. Hutton’s Recordings in Nagaland”, the exhibition was…

British Academy Effective Writing Workshop 2021–22

The British Academy Effective Writing Workshop 2021–22 tackles the concerns faced by early career, post-doctoral, and Ph.D. scholars in India. From learning the basics of publishing in high-impact journals and writing successful research grant applications, to developing national and international professional networks…

Hutton Lectures 2021

We have decided to cancel this Saturday’s Hutton Lectures event. This is considering the political situation in Nagaland following the massacre of at least 13 villagers in Mon district. The atmosphere remains understandably tense, and the optics are not good…

Recirculating J. H. Hutton’s Cylinder Recordings in Nagaland

Angamis of Khonoma and Mozemi Recirculating J. H. Hutton’s Cylinder Recordings in Nagaland   The research project, funded by the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives and scheduled for January-March 2022, is a collaborative effort involving the Pitt Rivers Museum, the Archives and…

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