2017 Conference Highlight Photos
We want to thank everyone again who came out for the 2017 Mountains and Sacred Landscapes Conference at The New School in New York City. Overall the conference was a great success, with 225 attendees from over 25 countries (every continent but Antarctica was represented), 39 sessions of panels, papers, roundtables, and alternative formats, six keynote or plenary sessions, and other special events.
For those of you who were unable to join us, some of the conference highlights included our banquet, during which we celebrated Bron Taylor’s Lifetime Achievement Award, with a moving talk by Taylor about his career and the early roots of the ISSRNC, and launched our first student paper award, which went to Lily Zeng for her paper, Problematizing Ideas of “Purity” and “Timelessness” in the Conservation Narratives of Sacred Groves; a field trip to the Rubin Museum for presentations by curators on “Sacred Landscapes in the Himalayas”; a book launch featuring three new books (monographs by James Miller and Georgina Drew and an edited volume by ICI Fellows Jayanta Bandyopadhyay, Sanjay Chaturvedi, and Dong Shikui); and six keynotes, performances, or plenary sessions featuring Karenna Gore, Edwin Bernbaum, David Rothenberg, Gregory Cajete, and Steve Paulson, as well as the India China Institute’s Sacred Himalaya Initiative.
Below you can see a few highlight photos from the conference.
Special thanks to Sarah Pike and Rob Boschman for the photos. You can read more about the conference and related news in the latest message from ISSRNC President Sarah Pike in this post.