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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…

PluriMed

PluriMed envisions a world where the rich diversity of medical knowledge and practices is embraced, promoting a holistic understanding of health that transcends conventional boundaries and nurtures global health equity. We are committed to advancing this vision by fostering groundbreaking…

11th Annual Highland Gathering, 2023

11th Annual Highland Gathering 14th-19th December, 2023 EKOLOGOS DEEP COLLABORATION IN THE ANTHROPOCENE New Methodologies for Intersubjective, Interrelational & Interdependent Worlds. Visit the event site here

Restudying Thomas Kaiser’s Naga recordings

With the support of the Firebird Foundation for Anthropological Research (USA), ethnomusicologist Dr Christian Poske conducted a research project on the Naga recordings of the German ethnologist Thomas Kaiser in collaboration with the Ethnographic Museum Zurich and the Highland Institute…

The Palm Oil Dilemma: It’s a Catch-22

Description: Oil palm plantation (15 km from town; en route to the Athirappilly waterfalls) Image: Irvin Calicut Licensed under- Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported Introduction to Oil Palm – A Versatile and Controversial Crop: Oil palm, scientifically known as…

World Environment Day Celebration

The Highland Institute successfully observes World Environment Day To read the ‘Press release’, click here Some images from the event The Highland Institute (THI) is observing World Environment Day on 5th June on the theme, ‘Think Before You Throw.’ During…

Bothered by the Border

In the remote highlands of the North-Eastern region of India and the North-Western part of Myanmar, indigenous Naga communities have been compelled to live in an unimaginable predicament, oscillating between self-determination and a sense of belonging. This blog post is…