News & Updates

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…

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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The Highland Institute Internship Programme

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The Highland Institute Internship Programme

Hutton Lectures 2019

The 2019 Hutton Lectures saw another cohort of local and international speakers visit Kohima. The keynote was delivered by our long time friend and collaborator Dharam Singh Teron. He spoke about his work with Michael Heneise as they recorded and…

Blind Spots and Blank Spaces

Pictogram drawn by American Diplomat in wartime China on behalf of his crew to communicate with local inhabitants after their plane crashed in the ‘unadministered’ areas of Naga Hills overlapping India and Burma in 1943 (image provided to author by…

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…

Expedition to Old Rephyim

The Highland Institute, in coordination with the Government of Nagaland and Zeliangrong communities in Assam, Manipur and Nagaland went on a seven-day tour, from 8th to 15th December, for the purpose of sharing old photographs recently unearthed at the Cambridge…

Expedition to Khezhakeno

The Highland Institute, in coordination with the Government of Nagaland and Zeliangrong communities in Assam, Manipur and Nagaland went on a seven-day tour, from 8th to 15th December, for the purpose of sharing old photographs recently unearthed at the Cambridge…