Fieldnotes from Home: Reflecting on Doing Anthropological Fieldwork in Kathmandu- Dipti Sherchan
14 May 2023/३१ वैशाख २०८० (आइतबार, दिउँसो ३ बजे)
Research Seminar Series
Fieldnotes from Home: Reflecting on Doing Anthropological Fieldwork in Kathmandu
Dipti Sherchan, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Chicago
In this sharing session, I will be reflecting on my fieldwork based in Kathmandu while engaging with the questions of theory, methods, and practice in the discipline of anthropology. In my dissertation, I explore the emergent cultural politics of a durable institutional space as well as individual artistic experimentations that have become central to defining the contours of modern and contemporary Nepali art.
Dipti Sherchan is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests lie at the intersection of anthropology, art history and museum studies. She is examining the cultural politics of art institutions and nation building in twentieth and twenty-first century Nepal.