We are a community of Myanmar-focused researchers based primarily in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. To foster academic exchange we founded the Myanmar-Institut e.V. in December 2016.

Many of our members live in Berlin, so that monthly meetings are one of our central activities here. We meet other institutional actors like foundations and NGOs active in Myanmar or come together to discuss the latest research progress of one of our members.  To foster exchange and the advancement of Myanmar Studies we also organize an annual conference since three years, which draws a constantly increasing number of participants.

At the moment, our association counts 44 active members from a wide array of scientific disciplines, such as geography, area studies, linguistics, political science and cultural anthropology. Feel free to browse the list of members to learn more about individual expertise and field of research.

This website is still work in progress but be assured that we will continuously add up-to-date information.

We also welcome your input, so don’t hesitate to contact us!

Conference 2018 “Migratory Models in Myanmar” 18- 20. October in Konstanz, Germany

On 18.-20. October, we will held our Myanmar Conference 2018 titled “Migratory Models in Myanmar” at University Konstanz in Germany. It is organized by Dr. Felix Girke and financed by the Center of Excellence 16: Cultural Foundations of Social Integration, University of Konstanz.

Program: http://myanmar-institut.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Konferenzprogramm-Überblick.pdf

If you are interested in participating, please write an e-mail to info@myanmar-institut.org with your full name and the information, if you need a reservation at the youth hostel. Unfortunately, travel costs and accomodation cannot be subsidized.

There will be a poster presentation. Presenters receive a travel allowance of 100€.

More infos: https://tinyurl.com/migratorymodelsmyanmar



Our Blog MyanmarMemo is online: www.myanmarmemo.com! We publish scholarly work, reports from Myanmar (e.g. from your fieldwork), portraits, reports on Myanmar related events, opinion pieces, essays, book reviews in English and German. Send in your notes, analyses and reports to blog@myanmar-institut.org!