The relevance of Archaeology for 21st century India

July 24-25, 2018

National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore

Archaeology in India today is both exciting and challenging. We must have all pondered on its relevance as archaeologists, whether triggered by questions in applications for grants or existential reasons such as future career options. Many concerns of Archaeology in India include the academic status of the discipline, sources of funding, the level of public interest, specifically the flagging congregation of students opting for Archaeology, as highlighted recently.

The invited speakers include Prof Lynn Meskell, (Stanford University, USA), Dr Prabhakar Nandagopal, (Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi), Prof Supriya Varma (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi), Dr. Shanthi Pappu (Sharma Centre for Heritage Education), Prof Jaya Menon (Shiv Nadar University, NCR), Dr.Tiatoshi Jamir ( Nagaland University), Dr. S.K. Aruni (ICHR) and Prof Sharada Srinivasan (National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore).

This conference, in addition to the working academics, researchers and students, also encourages participation of individuals who work outside the traditional academic institutions/circles but are interested in these topics and can submit abstract of her/his work.

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