National Conference on Archaeology, Heritage and Religion in South Asia

National Conference on Archaeology, Heritage and Religion in South Asia

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Department of History, Presidency University, Kolkata

Paper Proposals on Archaeology, Heritage and Religion in South Asia are invited from advanced postgraduate students & research scholars for a one-day national conference at the Department of History, Presidency University, Kolkata. While each of these fields are discrete entities in their own right, they are still interwoven in significant ways. Archaeology has become a highly sophisticated discipline in recent years catering to the knowledge of the past. We are interested in its various subfields, like prehistory, proto-history, excavation and exploration programmes, art and architecture, epigraphy, numismatics, besides preservation and conservation of cultural heritage, ranging from ancient to pre-modern period. Papers on a wide range of themes related to religion would also be of interest to us, from the intersection of religions, ethics, and politics and governance through religious experience and spirituality. Paper proposals on history of micro-minorities (like Jews, Parsis, Bahais, etc.), religious nationalism, state-minority relations, interfaith and cross-cultural relations, and auto-ethnographic literature are also welcome.

Registration is free of charge. Participants are expected to make their arrangements for accommodation.

Key Dates:

· Deadline for the Submission of Abstract as a Word file (300 words maximum) with a biographical profile (200 words maximum): Tuesday 20th February, 2018

· Date of the Notification of Acceptance: Monday 26th February, 2018

Email your paper proposal with author bio to:

Professor Rupendra Kumar Chattopadhyay, Holder of the Paresh Chandra Chatterjee Chair in History

How to Find Us

Presidency University
86/1 College Street
Kolkata 700073
Contact details Presidency University Students Corner