News & Updates

Seed Guardians Of The Hills

The dusty winds of February 2023 not only brought about spring to Kohima but also heralded the start of a new project, Earthkeepers, at The Highland Institute Kohima (THI). This environmental humanities project is funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada.…

Earthkeepers

Canada-IDRC Myanmar Research Fellowships With funding from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada, a research team will document traditional ecological knowledge and perceptions of climate change along the Myanmar-Nagaland border to facilitate the opening of channels for dialogue…

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…

MyCClimate Project

The Highland Institute is part of a research team conducting academic training and ethnographic research in areas along the Northeast India-Myanmar border centred on studying perceptions and impacts of climate change linked to natural resource use and environmental concerns within…