A project to develop digital collection, storage and distribution strategies for multimedia anthropological information from the Himalayan region

The Digital Himalaya project was designed by Alan Macfarlane and Mark Turin as a strategy for archiving and making available ethnographic materials from the Himalayan region. Based at the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, the project was established in December 2000. From 2002 to 2005, the project moved to the Department of Anthropology at Cornell University and began its collaboration with the University of Virginia. From July 2014, the project has relocated to the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and is engaged in a long term collaboration with Sichuan University.


  • Hot Nepal (October 2015) is a Nepali-language monthly magazine devoted to contemporary issues such as lifestyle, culture, fashion, cars and cinema in Nepal and neighbouring countries. Digital Himalaya is supporting the publisher to provide the magazine with an online archive of back issues.
  • The Journal of the International Association for Bon Research (January 2014) is a new yearly publication devoted to the study and promotion of research on the Tibetan Bön religion. Digital Himalaya is delighted to have been chosen be the journal's online home.
  • The Raven (October 2013) is Bhutan's premier socio-political and current affairs magazine. Digital Himalaya is delighted to have been chosen to host The Raven archive online.

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