Partnership members met in Kathmandu on July 23-24, 2018, to formally kick off the second year of the partnership grant with a two-day workshop. Participants read and responded to the first preliminary research report prepared by the research team at Social Science Baha based on their fieldwork in three diverse earthquake-affected districts: Bhaktapur, Sindhupalchok, and Dhading. Discussions around this original empirical research enabled participants to identify several emerging themes and make significant progress towards planning the second round of field research, to take place in late 2018 and early 2019.
In addition, a half-day workshop was held with the related project “After the Earth’s Violent Sway: tangible and intangible legacies of a natural disaster” led by Professor Michael Hutt from SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) at the University of London. Members of both teams presented research and findings as well as discussed areas of future potential collaboration including sharing research materials in a combined database hosted by the SOAS library.