anthropological project started in 1968 when Alan Macfarlane and his
then wife Gill spent 15 months in Nepal, most of the time was spent
in the Gurung village of Thak, north of Pokhara. Since then a number
of others have been involved in the project, in particular his wife,
Sarah Harrison, who has visited Thak on some 15 occasions with him since
1986. Over the years the project has been funded by the London-Cornell
Project, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Renaissance Trust,
and the University of Cambridge.
materials collected include notes, diaries, censuses, genealogies, inventories,
land surveys, over 3000 field photographs, approximately 120 hours of
moving film (to 2001).
far the work has led to
a book, a translation and edition of another book on the Gurungs and
a number of articles.
and overviews of the fieldwork - see under "Lectures"
minute video on doing fieldwork'
'Reflections on fieldwork among the Gurungs of Nepal'
'Reflections on using film in fieldwork'
in Nepal in 1999 with David Dugan and Windfall Films, background materials
to 'The Day the World Took Off' - see "Global
History", program 5
Test - Milking
taken by Alan Macfarlane and Sarah Harrison 1968-2001