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September 5-6, 2018

International Workshop and Lecture Series on Recent Advances in Indian History and Archaeology and Sri Lanka- South India Relations

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Organizer cum Coordinator and Editor

Dr. W. Bohingamuwa

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September 5-6, 2018

Register early before its too late

Only a small number of slots available and they will be distributed among as many institutions as possible on first come first serve basis.

Deadline for registration: August 30, 2018
Confirm your participation on or before August 30, 2018

Department of History and Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna is pleased to organize an International Workshop and Lecture Series on Recent Advances in Indian History and Archaeology and Sri Lanka- South India Relations on 5th and 6th September 2018

Introduction

India is the nearest neighbour of Sri Lanka and the greatest cultural inspiration of the Island nation. Historical and Archaeological evidence amply supports this assertion. Indian History and Archaeology is taught across universities in Sri Lanka to mark these obvious historical relations between the two countries. Great strides have been made in both disciplines in India and Sri Lanka in the recent past, which need to be reflected in the university curriculum and introduced to students and early career academics. Historically, academics across the Palk Strait have collaborated in training students and conducting research, which were impacted lately due to political sensitivity. Restoration of peace in Sri Lanka has once again created an excellent opportunity to revive these age-old academic relations.

Therefore, the aims of the International Workshop and Lecture Series are to provide a platform for Indian and Sri Lankan historians and archaeologist as well as students in the Special Degree Programmes in History and Archaeology and Early Career Academics and Professionals in Archaeology to meet and discuss recent advances in the said disciplines. It also aims to revive academic interaction between academic institutions and colleagues across Palk Strait and reread Sri Lanka- India relations in general and South India- Sri Lanka in particular. This meeting will also provide an opportunity for students and early career academics to establish contacts with Indian scholars for possible postgraduate opportunities.

Lecture Series and the Workshop

The lecture series and hands-on training in stone knapping (stone tool production) will be conducted by reputed academics and researchers from India and Sri Lanka.

Registration and Applications

Applications are called from students in the Special Degree Programmes in History and Archaeology and Early Career Academics and Professionals in Archaeology.

Registration, attendance to lectures and workshop and conference material, lodging and food are totally free. Early career academics and professionals may need to find accommodation for a night.

Please use the online registration form.


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Programme schedule

 

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Day 01 full schedule

September 5, 2018 @ 09:00 am to 06:00 pm

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Inaugural Session

Lighting of the traditional Oil Lamp
Welcome speech
Speeches: The Dean, Faculty of H&SS, Vice Chancellor, University of Ruhuna

Tea break

Connections between Sri Lanka and India during the Pre-historic Period

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Dr. Siran Deraniyagala

Former Director- General of Archaeology, Sri Lanka

Lunch break

Social archaeology beyond borders: redefining early iron age south India - Sri Lanka connectivity

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Prof. Sudharshan Seneviratne

Emeritus Professor of Archaeology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Recent advances in Pre-historic studies in India Contributor to the workshop on lithic technology and hands-on training programme of stone tool technology I

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Dr. Shanti Pappu

Founder/Secretary, Sharma Centre for Heritage, Culture and Education in India

Tea break

Recent advances in Pre-historic studies in India Contributor to the workshop on lithic technology and hands-on training programme of stone tool technology II

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Dr. Shanti Pappu

Founder/Secretary, Sharma Centre for Heritage, Culture and Education in India
No lectures scheduled in the University Guest House Hall for the first day.

Day 02 full schedule

September 6, 2018 @ 09:00 am to 03:00 pm

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Recent advances on Proto-historic studies in India and Sri Lanka South India relations

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Prof. K. Rajan

Department of History, School of Social Sciences and International relations, Pondicherry, India

Tea break

Recent advances on Early historic studies in India and Sri Lanka South India relations

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Dr. V. Selvakumar

Head, Department of Maritime history and Marine Archaeology, Tamil University, Thanjavur, India

Lunch break

Please select the University Guest House Hall for afternoon shcedule

Workshop on Lithic Knapping - I

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Dr. Kumar Akhilesh

Director, Sharma Centre for Heritage, Culture and Education in India
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Dr. Shanti Pappu

Founder/Secretary, Sharma Centre for Heritage, Culture and Education in India

Tea break

Workshop on Lithic Knapping - II

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Dr. Kumar Akhilesh

Director, Sharma Centre for Heritage, Culture and Education in India
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Dr. Shanti Pappu

Founder/Secretary, Sharma Centre for Heritage, Culture and Education in India

Vote of Thanks and Certificate awarding

Tea break

Speakers from Sri Lanka and India

Eminent Resource Persons

This lecture series and the workshop on LIthic Knapping will be carried out by eminent panel of acdemics from Sri Lanka and India.

Workshop Additional Resource Persons

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Dr. Nimal Perera,
Former Assistant Commissioner, Department of Archaeology

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Dr. Padmakumara Jayasinghe,
Senior Scientist, NBRO, Colombo

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Dr. W. Bohingamuwa,
Senior Lecturer, Dept. of History and Archaeology, University of Ruhuna

Organizing Committees

Advisory Committee

Senior Prof. Gamini Senanayake, Vice Chancellor, University of Ruhuna
Dr. Upali Pannilage, Dean/ Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Mrs. J.K.A. Kanthi/ Head Department of History and Archaeology

Organizer cum Coordinator and Editor

Dr. Wijerathne Bohingamuwa (Organizer/Coordinator)
0714176869
wbohingamuwa@yahoo.com

Session Committee

Mr. Seevali Bandara Manatunga (Chair)
0718118484
seevali.manatunge@yahoo.com

Mr. D.C. Chitrananda
Mrs. M.J.K. De Silva

Food, Logistics and Ceremonial Committee

Mrs. M.J.K. De Silva (Chair)
0718152253
desilvajaneeka@yahoo.com

Mr. Amila Bandaranayaka
Ms. Indu Paranavithana
Ms. Thushari Thilakerathne
Ms. Sonali Bandara Dassanayake
Mr. Kasun Pathirana

Technical Assistance

Mr. Taranga Anurudda
Sanju Ushan Randombage

Conference Contact Person

Mr. Amila Bandaranayake (Conference Contact Person)
0719642890
anurandy09@gmail.com

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Event venue & registration

This lecture serios and workshop will be held at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Matara Sri Lanka.
If you have any queries, please contact the conference contact person on his mobile/email (details are given below).

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