Conferences and Workshops

2020 Craft and Sustainability in South Asia, Shiv Nadar University, Great Noida, Uttar Pradesh. 05-06 March
Paper: Glass Crafts of South India: Passing Air through Glass

2019 Borneo International Beads Conference, Kuching, Malaysia. 03-07 October
Paper: Chevron and Millefiorie in India

2019 International Congress on Glass (ICG 2019), Boston. 09-14 June
Paper: Mapping Kapadwanj Glass: Holding Mirror to the Last Surviving Traditional Tank Furnace in India

2019 Conference-cum-workshop on History, Science and Technology of Ancient Indian Glass, IIT Gandhinagar. 21-25 January
Papers: 1. Glass in Ancient Indian Texts vis-à-vis Archaeology
           2. Glass Crafts in Northern India

2019 Winter School “Beads and Seals: Technologies” – Padua University. 14-18 January
Papers: 1. Beads: Naga Society and culture
           2. Agate Beads Industries of Khambat (Gujarat, India): Tradition and Change (with J.M. Kenoyer, K.K. Bhan and M. Vidale)

2018 Society of American Archaeology 83rd Annual Meeting, Washington DC. 11-15 April
Paper: Pushing Boundaries in the Scientific Investigation of Glass: A New Project to Source Ancient Indian Glass (with L. Dussubieux, T. Fenn and S. Abraham)

2018 Maritime Archaeology with Special Reference to Indian Ocean countries & 10th Biannual Conference of Society for Marine Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. 06-09 February
Paper: Ocean and the Nagas

2017 U Thong: The Ancient Transcontinental Entrepot?, Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (Public Organization) - DASTA and Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand. 09-13 March
Paper: Production and Use of Indo-Pacific Beads

2017 Field Archaeology, Kerala University, Thiruvanthapuram. 16-19 January
Paper: Glass in Ancient India: An archaeological, Literature and Ethnographic Evaluation

2016 Oral Traditions: Continuity and Transformations Northeast India and South East Asia, Shillong, Meghalaya, INTACH, Ambedkar University (New Delhi) and Lady Keane College (Shillong). 01-04 February
Paper: Contextualizing the Museum Collections and Oral Tradition: The Nagas

2015 Short term course-cum-workshop on History, Science and Technology of Stone Beads, IIT Gandhinagar. 10-14 August
Paper: Transitions in the Stone Bead-making at Khambat: An Ethnohistorical Survey

2014 International Seminar on Archaeology and Languages and Joint Annual Conferences of Indian Archaeological Society (IAS), Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies (ISPQS) & Indian History and Culture Society (IHCS), Deccan College Post Graduate & Research Institute (Deemed University), Pune. 06-09 October
Paper: Mapping Indo-Pacific Beads vis-à-vis Papanaidupet

2013 Workshop on ‘Indian Ocean Exchange and the Archaeology of Technology: Personal Adornment Assemblages from Pattanam Excavations’, British Museum and Kerala Council for Historical Research. 15-19 August
Papers: 1. Glass and Glass Bead producers and users of India,
           2. History of Glass in India and Excavations at Kopia, and
           3. The Naga Grave Adornments

2012 Anneliese Maier Research Award / Awards Ceremony and Colloquium at Heidelberg University. 12-15 September
Paper: An Enquiry into the History and Culture of the Nagas through the Objects in Museums in Germany

2011 Borneo International Beads Conference, Kuching, Malaysia. 07-10 October
Paper: Ornaments of the Dead among the Nagas

2010 39th Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. 14-17 October
Paper: Burial Practices among the Nagas in Transition

2007 21st International Congress on Glass, Strasbourg, France. 01-07 July
Paper: Antiquity of Glass in India: Excavations at Kopia

2007 5th EUROSEAS Conference, Naples, Italy. 12-14 September
Paper: Representation of Ethnographic Reality through Line Drawings and Sketches of the Nagas

2007 International Bead and Beadwork Conference, Istanbul, Turkey. 22-25 November
Paper: Impact of Social and Political Change on the Use of Beads among the Konyaks

2005 World Archaeological Inter-Congress on Use and Abuse of Archaeology for Indigenous People, Auckland University, Auckland. 08-12 November
Paper: Collection of Naga Cultural Objects in Colonial Period: Was it Looting?

2003 5th World Archaeological Congress, Washington, D.C., USA. 21-26 June
Paper: Indian Ocean and Tribal Ornaments

2002 17th Congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. 09–15 September
Paper: Indian Ocean and the Naga Ornaments

2020 National Seminar on Maritime Trade and Technology, IGNCA-Pondicherry University, Pondicherry. 02-03 March
Paper: Indo-Pacific Bead Technology at Papanaidupet: The Last Nucleus of Indian Maritime Trade and Heritage Crafts Centre

2016 Panel Discussion on Critical Role of Pattanam Site in the First Trans-Oceanic Exchanges of the Old World (3rd c BCE to 5th c CE). Kerala Council for Historical Research during 77th session of Indian History Congress. 29-30 December
Presentation: Defining Stages of Glass Bead Production: Pattanam

2016 The Nagas. Organised by IIT Gandhinagar. 15 September
Paper: Ornaments of the Dead among the Nagas

2016 INTACH-IIC Research Colloquium, India International Centre, New Delhi. 30 April
Paper: Mapping Purdalpur: The Final Stage of one of the most Predominant Glass Bead Industry of the World

2015 National Seminar on Cultural Heritage of Nagaland, Kohima Science College, Kohima, Nagaland. 29-30 September
Paper: The German Anthropologists on the Naga Hills

2015 Workshop on Maritime Gujarat and Western Indian Ocean, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar. 19 January
Paper: Indo-Pacific Beads: The Signature of Maritime Trade

2014 National Conference on Quaternary Climate Change: New Approaches and Emerging Challenges. 15-16 December
Paper: Glass in Ancient India: An Archaeological and Literature Investigations (Excavations at Kopia)

2014 Workshop on Archaeometallurgy and Archaeology, Indian Institute of Technology - Gandhinagar. 08-09 December

2013 Seminar Celebrating the Discovery of a Handaxe at Pallavaram on May 30 1863 by Robert Bruce Foote, Deccan College, Pune. 30 May

2013 8th National Conference on Marine Archaeology of Indian Ocean Countries, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa. 01-02 July
Paper: Oceanic Elements among the Nagas

2011 Participated in the Mini Workshop on ‘Future of the Past’ organized by the Mangalore by International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS) and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). 22-26 November

2009 Bhabha Fellowship Conclave at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. 20-22 November
Paper: Burial Practices among the Nagas

2009 National Seminar on ‘Cultures of the North East India: Ethnic & Archaeological Background’, Centre for Archaeological Studies and Training, Eastern India, Kolkata. 05-07 November
Paper: Collection of Naga Cultural Objects in Colonial Period: Was it Looting?

2008 Joint Annual Conferences of Indian Archaeological Society (IAS), Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies (ISPQS) & Indian History and Culture Society (IHCS), and, National Seminar on Buddhism in Orissa; Orissa State Museum, Bhubaneswar. 29-31 December
Paper: Kopia India’s first Glass Making Site: Dating and Chemical Analysis

2007 Joint Annual Conference of IAS, ISPQS & IHCS, and, Seminar on Art and Architecture of Chhattisgarh; Directorate of Culture & Archaeology, Govt. of Chhattisgarh, Raipur. 01-04 December
Paper: Excavations at Kopia 2004-06

2006 Joint Annual Conference of IAS, ISPQS & IHCS; School of Studies in Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology, Jiwaji University, Gwalior & State Archaeology, Museums and Archives, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. 02-05 December
Paper: Excavation at Kopia: 2006

2006 National Seminar on ‘Globalization, State, Civil Society and Indian People with Special Focus on tribals, Weaker and poor Sections’; the Indian Social Science Association, Agra. 16-19 September
Paper: Repatriation of Naga Cultural Artefacts to Naga Hills

2006 National Seminar on ‘Studies on the Ganges Civilization: the Shifting Paradigms’; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. 10-12 February
Paper: Antiquity of Glass in India: Excavations at Kopia

2005 Joint Conference of Place Names Society of India, Epigraphical Society of India, and, IAS, ISPQS & IHCS; M.H. Krishna Institute of Indology, Bangalore. 15-18 Dec.
Paper: Antiquity Trafficking of the Naga Cultural Materials

2004 Joint Annual Conference of IAS, ISPQS & IHCS, and, National Seminar on the Archaeology of the Ganga Plain; Directorate of Archaeology, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh & Folk and Tribal Arts and Culture Society, Lucknow. 28-31 December
Paper: Excavation at Kopia: Preliminary Report

2002 Joint Annual Conference of IAS, ISPQS & IHCS, and, National Seminar on Maritime Heritage of India; State Institute of Archaeology, Art History, Conservation and Museology, Hill Palace Thripunithura, Ernakuklam. 19-22 December

2002 National Seminar on ‘Ethnoarchaeology in India – Methodology, Problems and Prospects’; Centre for Archaeological Studies & Training, Eastern India, Kolkata. 23-25 November
Paper: Furnace Wound Beads: An Ethnoarchaeological Approach

2002 Participated in the National Workshop on ‘Computer Application in Archaeology: New Opportunities’; HNB Garhwal University. 18-19 October

2001 Joint Annual Conference of IAS, ISPQS & IHCS, and, National Seminar on Ancient Technology; Dept. of Ancient Indian History & Archaeology, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadadora. 22-24 November
Paper: Glass Beads in India: Lamp Winding & Moulding Techniques

2000 National Seminar on 'Tribal Culture in Transition'; Utkal University of Culture, and Centre of Language Study, Mysore, held at Bhubaneswar. 25-26 March
Paper: Ornaments of the Bondos in Transition

2000 Joint Annual Conference of IAS, ISPQS & IHCS, and, National Seminar on the ‘Indus Valley Civilization’; National Museum, New Delhi. 01-03 December

1999 Joint Annual Conference of IAS, ISPQS & IHCS, and, National Seminar on the ‘Significance of Site Formation Processes Research in Indian Archaeology’; Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute, Pune. 27-30 December
Paper: Glass Beads in Indian Archaeology: An Ethnoarchaeological Approach 

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