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Public Lecture: Indus Urbanism and Trade

by eric — last modified April 20, 2010 10:29 AM
What Public Lecture
When April 23, 2010
from 04:00 pm to 05:30 pm
Where 352 Haines Hall
Contact Name Mona Ramezani, Center for Near Eastern Studies
Contact Email
Contact Phone (310) 825-1181
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Indus Urbanism and Trade: Recent Discoveries from Pakistan and India

A lecture by Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, University of Wisconsin Madison

 

Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, Professor in Anthropology, teaches archaeology and ancient technology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has taught at Madison since 1985 and is currently Director for the Center for South Asia, and also serves as President of the American Institute of Pakistan Studies.  His main focus is on the Indus Civilization and he has worked in Pakistan and India since 1974.  Dr. Kenoyer was born in India and lived there until he came to the United States for college. He has a BA in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley and completed his MA and PhD (1983) in South Asian Archaeology from the same university. He speaks several South Asian languages and is fluent in Urdu/Hindi, which is the major language used in Pakistan and northern India. He has conducted archaeological research and excavations at both Mohenjo-daro and Harappa, two of the most important early sites in Pakistan, and has also worked in western and central India. He has a special interest in ancient technologies and crafts, socio-economic and political organization as well as religion.  These interests have led him to study a broad range of cultural periods in South Asia as well as other regions of the world.

Since 1986 he has been the Co-director and Field Director of the Harappa Archaeological Research Project in Pakistan, a long term study of urban development in the Indus Valley. He was Guest Curator at the Elvehjem Museum of Art, Madison for the exhibition on the Ancient Cities of the Indus Valley Civilization, which toured the U.S. in 1998-1999, and was a consultant for the Indus section of the First Cities exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2003.

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Center for India and South Asia

 

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