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. As of July 2014, the project is in the process of relocating to the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.


  • 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.
  • Isilim (September 2013) Published by the Dumi Kirat Rai Funsikim, Isilim is a biannual Dumi magazine which we now host with support from the editors.
  • Spotlight (August 2013) We have started hosting the back archive of Spotlight, an important news magazine from Nepal, with support from the editors.
  • European Bulletin of Himalayan Research (June 2013) We are delighted to host a full back archive of segmented, indexed and fully searchable PDFs of the EBHR through our journals portal.

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