DC event: Ethno-linguistic research with Himalayan communities

The Smithsonian Institution’s Recovering voices series presents at talk on Shamans, Activists, and Word Hunters: Ethno-linguistic Research Collaborations with Himalayan Communities by Sara Shneiderman, Yale University, and  Mark Turin, University of Cambridge and Yale University.

When: Friday, February 14th, 3:30 pm

Where: Rose Room, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC

This presentation addresses the dynamics of long-term research partnerships with historically marginalized communities. The presenters will discuss the ethnographic, linguistic, and political dimensions of their collaborations with members of the Thangmi community in the eastern Himalayas over almost 20 years, as an anthropologist and linguist respectively. Thangmi is an endangered indigenous Tibeto-Burman language spoken by a community of the same name in India and Nepal.


Note: attendees without Smithsonian credentials will need to be escorted to the seminar room, which we are happy to do. If you need an escort please email rouvierr@si.edu at least 24 hours before the lecture.

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