South Asia Institute
South Asia Institute

Spring 2012

Archaeology poster

Symposium on Archaeology in South Asia: Recent Excavations and Re-interpretations

Fri, April 13, 2012 • 9:00am - 5:00pm • Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

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Archaeology has recently become something of a political football in South Asia.  The object of this one-day symposium is to bring together archaeologists, historians, and those with linguistic and textual knowledge to examine the archaeological record, past interpretations, current reinterpretations, and possible distortions of the data for political purposes. It will include a morning panel on excavations, and an afternoon panel on historical re-interpretations. More information to follow.

Presentations by:

Mark Kenoyer, Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Wisconsin, "New Perspectives on the Indus Civilization: Origins, Character, and Legacy"

Richard Eaton, Professor of History at the University of Arizona, "Mosque-to-Temple and Temple-to-Mosque Conversions in Medieval and Modern Deccan"

Carla Sinopoli, Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Michigan, "Materializing Difference: Social Change in the South Indian Iron Age"

Kaleem Ullah Lashari, Secretary, Inter Provincial Coordination Department, Govt. of Sindh, Pakistan, "The Pottery of Banbhore: New Evidence"

Sponsored by the South Asia Institute & the Consulate General of Pakistan, Houston

Texas South Asia

Texas South Asia Conference

Fri, April 20 - ACE 2.402 Sat, April 21- Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118) • 9:00am - 6:00pm

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The conference will cover a wide range of disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities and provide a forum of discussion and dialogue for scholars who work on the South Asia at Texas universities and colleges.  Panel decisions will be announced in early March. If you'd like to attend or for more information please contact Elizabeth Bolton at

Conference participants include:

  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Texas A&M
  • University of North Texas
  • Texas State University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora Brazil

The University of Texas at Austin
South Asia Institute
1 University Station, G9300
Austin, TX 78712
voice: (512) 471-3550
fax: (512) 471-3336