Annual Allchin Symposium on South Asian Archaeology, Cambridge, 5-6 December

The second Allchin Symposium on South Asian Archaeology, established to commemorate the contribution of Raymond and Bridget Allchin to the development of South Asian studies in the UK,  will take place in Cambridge on 5-6 December 2014. The Symposium provides an opportunity to bring together UK-based scholars working in South Asian archaeology and those researching South Asian history, history of art and architecture, including established lecturers as well as post-doctoral researchers and PhD students.

Following a keynote address  South Asia: Central or Peripheral to the Out of Africa Story by Professor Michael Petraglia (University of Oxford), on Friday 5th December at 17.30 at the McDonald Institute for Archeological Research, Downing Street, Cambridge, the symposium will take place on Saturday 6th December at the Ancient India and Iran Trust, 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge.

The cost of registration will be £15 and includes a light lunch.  To register, please e-mail Brendan Griggs, Administrator, Ancient India and Iran Trust at  or telephone 01223 356841 (Mon-Fri 9.00-13.00).  It will also be possible to register on arrival on Saturday 6th December.

Further details on venues, accommodation and travel can be found on the Symposium website:

All other enquiries should be addressed to the organisers at








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