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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…

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

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 Research Center for Ethnomusicology (ARCE), and…