29 Jan 2014

Conference on sustainable development in Leh, 9-10 June

The Initiative for Social Change and Action (ISCA) in collaboration with Government Degree College, Leh, is organizing a seminar on "Ladakh: challenges and opportunities for sustainable socio-economic development" from 9-10  June, 2014.

The organisers have issued a call for papers on the following topics:

·        Opportunities for Jammu & Kashmir, particularly in Ladakh, in the new global and national geo-political context
·        Social, Cultural and Economic dimensions
·        Resources and their management for Sustainable Regional Development
·        Inter and Intra regional disparities and inequalities and their ameliorating   strategies
·        Use of new technological tools and Innovation ( GIS and RS ) towards reducing regional disparities
·        Infrastructure Development for Conflict resolution and geography of peace

For more details see www.isca.org.in/ and http://ladakhconference.wordpress.com/

28 Jan 2014


The President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee warmly interacted with Jammu & Kashmir State Tableaux Artists today at his residence Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.
The President appreciated the performance and Tableaux design of the J&K State which depicted the Nomadic Culture of the Jammu and Kashmir State showing Changpa of Ladakh, Gujjar-Bakkarwal of Kashmir and Gaddi of Jammu region.
The State Tableaux was presented by J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages and designed by eminent Artist Veer Munshi.

25 Jan 2014

Recent Research on Ladakh volume (1983) now online

The original Recent Research on Ladakh volume, edited by Detlef Kantowsky and Reinhard Sander, is now available online on the IALS website: www.ladakhstudies.org/resources/styled-2/rrol.html.
This is the proceedings of the first of what has become a series of international conferences on Ladakh, held in Konstanz, West Germany, in 1981. The book contains 19 papers on a range of topics from history and anthropology to the natural environment and contemporary social developments such as tourism. Many of the papers broke new ground in their fields, and they remain of value to contemporary researchers.
Many thanks to Gareth Wall for scanning the book and to Seb Mankelow, the IALS webmaster, for posting it.

John Bray

10 Jan 2014

Conference: Geohazards, Resource Sustainability and Mountain Response to Global Change

Notification of the forthcoming International Conference on "Geohazards, Resource Sustainability and Mountain Response to Global Change" (see: http://www.homeofgeography.org/uk/events_2013/Srinagar-2014.pdf). The conference is being held on the 4th and 5th of June 2014, at the University of Kashmir, India. It is co-organized by the International Geographical Union (IGU) and the department of Geography of the University of Kashmir. The abstract deadline has been fixed for the 15th of March 2014.