This panel situates instances of knowledge activities in the historical interstices of change in Nepal.   From the initiative in the late Rana period to establish a university, to the circulation of research in the immediate post-Rana period to the creation of the “sikkimization” concept during the political turmoil of the mid-1970s, these papers seek to expand upon common-held assumptions of specific historical activities.  Through historically based analyses with analytically divergent lenses, these papers reengage with history in the interstices of change to bring to the fore a fresh re-examination of their implications.