Assistant Professor and Chairperson in the Dept. of Archaeology, Shah Abdul Latif University, Pakistan
Dr. Tasleem Alam Abro is an Assistant Professor and a Chairperson in Department of Archaeology, as well as Director Archaeology & Anthropology Museum, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Sindh-Pakistan. She obtained her Master’s from Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur in 1997-98 in the subject of Archaeology, she was awarded the degree of MPhil in the field of
Archaeology in 2009 by Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, under title “Continuity and Change in Indus Valley Civilization from 2000 to 1500 BC in Sindh”. Dr. Tasleem Alam Abro was awarded the degree of PhD in the field of Archaeology in 2019 by Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur under title “Archaeological Investigation/Survey on the Right Bank of River Indus & Khirthar Piedmont in Larkana & Kamber-Shahdad Kot Districts”. She has participated and worked as organizer in various conferences and seminars at National and International level and she worked as team member in Archaeological Explorations and Excavations in Sindh.
Affiliated Lecture in the Dept. of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge
Dr. Adam S. Green is an Affiliated Lecture in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge, where he investigates inequality (and its absence) and social sustainability over millennial timescales. He earned a doctorate in anthropology from New York University, and taught courses in anthropology at Georgia State University before joining the University of
Cambridge in 2016. He has engaged in collaborative research in South Asia for more than a decade, conducting fieldwork that investigates the environmental and economic arrangements that shaped interactions between ancient cities and villages and charts their transformations over the millennia. He also re-interprets a range of legacy datasets, including through GIS-based analyses of the massive Indus city of Mohenjo-daro. His research has appeared in the Journal of Archaeological Research and the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, and his collaborative work has appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Senior Doctoral Research Fellow at IISER, Pune
I graduated with a major in Geography and pursued MSc in GIS and Remote Sensing from the University of Greenwich, UK. After working in GIS and then in Software Quality Engineering domains for around twelve years, I got back to academics. I completed a master’s in Archaeology from Deccan College, Pune, India. At present, I am a senior doctoral research fellow at IISER, Pune. I am a member of an empanelled team of consultants (Tejaswini Aphale Associates – TAA) appointed by the Directorate of Archaeology & Museum, Maharashtra State, India. My interest lies in interdisciplinary studies in archaeology such as those involving spatial analysis, artefact typologies, and cultural interpretation.
Teaching in Pratt’s GIS and Design Certificate Program
Rachel Daniell is an interdisciplinary scholar with a focus on information architecture, information labor, and data-driven storytelling in contexts of human rights and historical memory. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from The Graduate Center, City University of New York, an MS in Data Analytics and Visualization from Pratt Institute, and is currently teaching in Pratt’s GIS and Design Certificate Program. Coming from a background that includes human rights advocacy work, publications in memory studies, projects in cartographic visualization and qualitative research, and over fifteen years of experience in the nonprofit sector, she is passionately interested in the ways we structure information and the impact of those choices on the visibility of underrepresented histories and imaginaries for potential futures.
Dr.Asma Ibrahim is a senior Archaeologist/ Museulogist and Conservationist. She is the founder, Director of State Bank Museum, Archives and Art Gallery department. Prior to this, she served in different capacities with the Department of Archaeology & Museums, Government of Pakistan and as Curator/Director for two decades. She has established several museums and conservation projects as Advisor. She is a pioneer member of an NGO, SEAS Pakistan, Centre for Archaeological & Environmental Research, Board member of Commonwealth Association of Museums, General Secretary for ICOMON, International council of money and Banking Museums as first south Asian, member FIREC (Finance and Resource Committee) ICOM.
Dr. Ibrahim’s groundbreaking work on Persian Mummy has been documented by BBC, Horizon, Discovery, ZDF, HBO, and BBC Channel 4. She is a Fulbright Scholar, did her post doctorate in “Analysis of Strontium, oxygen & nitrogen isotopes in ancient Human remains from Gandhara Grave site, Sarai Khola” & ancient Glass analysis with Prof. Robert Brill, Corning Museum of Glass. Her research work has been published internationally & nationally including two course books for class 4 & 5. She is presently involved in establishment of Archives of State Bank of Pakistan, and ancient DNA in human remains from Gandhara grave culture site, with the school of medicine, Harvard University, USA. Recently received the second US Ambassadors fund for the cultural heritage preservation, for the restoration of Indus Valley school of Art & Architecture.
Dr. Lashari is an expert of cultural heritage and scholar of Applied Archaeology. He has created Institutes, established Departments and dedicated Funds to serve the cause of culture in Sindh; his numerous projects include conservation of dozens of old buildings, and establishment of museums in various specialized fields. He is serving on high-level committees, which are directly influencing the physical heritage. His conservation projects have been an inspiration and guidance in the field, most remarkable are the Mukhi House, Hyderabad; Old Principal House, DJ College, Karachi; Edward House, Karachi; Varun Dev Mandir, Manora; Rumi Graveyard, Karachi; Baloch Tombs, Karachi; Pir Lakho Graveyard, Thatta; Free Masons’ Lodge, Karachi, Historical Remains at Gujo etc. He has written about tribal funerary practices in “Study of Stone Carved Graves,” as well as a piece on the same topic in Urdu “Chaukandi aur Qabaili Qabreen.” Another key text “The Study of Mural Ceramics of Sukkur” focuses on aspects of architectural ceramics. He has conducted research on the Islamic collections at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Metropolitan Museum, New York; University Museum, Philadelphia and Islamic Arts Museum, Berlin, where he also did Post Doctoral Fellowship in 2002. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Dr. Kaleemmullah Lashari serves as Chairman, Technical Consultative Committee for Mohenjodaro; Chairman, Management Board for Antiquities; Member of the Advisory Committee for Cultural Heritage, Government of Sindh, to mention a few. One of his recent initiatives is the Establishment of Central Record Office, in Government of Sindh, where he is the inspiration and architect behind the scheme; he is also Consultant for the establishment of the Archives in State Bank of Pakistan. He is the recipient of the Sitara-e-Imtiaz from the Government of Pakistan.
Muhammad Amin Chandio
Teaching Assistant in the Dept. of Archaeology,
Shah Abdul Latif University, Pakistan.
Mr. Muhammad Amin Chandio, is presently working as Assistant Curator, Archaeology & Anthropology Museum and Teaching Assistant in the Department of Archaeology, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Sindh-Pakistan. He obtained his BS (4-Year) from Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur in 2009 in the subject of Archaeology. He was awarded the degree of MS in the field of Archaeology in 2019 by Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur. Mr. Chandio participated and worked as organizer in various conferences and seminars at National and International level. He worked as team member in Archaeological Explorations and Excavations in Sindh and also member of Joint International Research Project “JASPAR: Japan Spain Pakistan Archaeological Research Initiative.
Other Collaborators: Helio Takai, Peter De Stabler, Department of Archeology, Shah Abdul Latif University
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