The Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies
(ANHS) was founded in 1971 as the Nepal Studies Association with
support from the Ford Foundation. In 1999, to reflect a widening
member base and area of interest, the association broadened its mandate
to cover the entire Himalayan region and adjacent mountain areas
(High Asia), and adopted its current name. ANHS is a non-profit 501(C)3
educational organization governed by its Constitution and By-laws.
ANHS is the oldest academic organization devoted to the study of
the Himalaya in the United States. Members include universities,
major libraries, scholars, students, resource and development professionals,
and other Himalayan-region residents and enthusiasts. ANHS members
work or live in or are experts on Bhutan, Nepal, the Indian Himalaya,
Pakistan, Tibet, Afghanistan and Central Asia.
The ANHS peer-reviewed journal, HIMALAYA, publishes original research
and serves as a clearinghouse of information about regional publications,
conferences, grant and study opportunities and research in progress.
ANHS organizes conferences and symposia, sponsors photography exhibits
and other outreach efforts, and issues an annual prize for the best
graduate student paper and an annual senior fellowship to support
research in the region.
Image of Kanchenjunga used with permission of Aron