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Digital Himalaya Project

The Digital Himalaya project was designed by Alan Macfarlane and UBC’s Mark Turin as a strategy for archiving and making available ethnographic materials from the Himalayan region.  This online digital archive for multimedia anthropological information from the Himalayan region, from the early 1990s to the present, includes maps, journals, films, photographs, census data and audio recordings. 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.  For more information, visit