Number of Sessions: 10
Dates: 20th September to 1st October, 2021 (Mondays to Fridays)
Timings: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. I.S.T.
Fees: Rs. 2500/-
Resource Person: Dr. Kurush Dalal.
Topics to be covered:
1. Eritrea and Ethiopia
8. Great Zimbabwe and Mutapa
10. Djibouti and Dar es Salaam
About the Resource Person
Kurush F Dalal has a BA in Ancient Indian History and History from the University of Mumbai, an MA in Archaeology as well as a PhD on the Early Iron Age in Rajasthan, both from Deccan College, Pune University. Subsequently he shifted focus to the Early Medieval Period predominantly on the West Coast of India and excavated the sites of Sanjan, Chandore and Mandad. These excavations and the data recovered have had a strong impact on scholarship in the region. The recent Mandad excavations have revealed a brand new hitherto unknown Indo-Roman Port site with antecedents going back even further. Dr. Dalal also actively works on Memorial Stones and Ass-curse Stones in India and dabbles in Numismatics, Defence Archaeology, Architecture, Ethnoarchaeology and allied disciplines.
He is the Co-Director of the Salsette Explorations Project, a massive Urban Archaeology Project documenting the Archaeology of Mumbai since 2015, thus extending his interest from the Medieval into the Colonial Period. He has published over 35 papers and has read many more at National and International Seminars. He is a visiting lecturer at various Universities, Colleges, Schools and Government Institutions. He taught archaeology and allied subjects at the University of Mumbai for 10 years. He has recently blended his passion for food and archaeology into a research in Culinary Anthropology and Food Archaeology. He runs a very successful course called The Studying Food Workshop teaching food beyond the usual topics. He has made the most of the lockdown teaching via Instagram Lives and by teaching at various online platforms like Mythopia and INSTUCEN.
1. Once you register you will recieve an email with the whatsapp group link.
2. The Zoom link for the lectures will be shared on the group between 7:15 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. I.S.T. If you are attending through laptop or desktop, you do not need the Zoom app as you can attend through the web browser.
3. Please note that the lecture will start sharp at 7:30 p.m. After 7:35 p.m. no one will be allowed to enter in the lecture. So be present in the lecture room at least 5 minutes earlier.
4. We follow all the precautionary measures prescribed by the Ministry of Home Affairs for the security of the class. Therefore, when you click on the Zoom link, you will first come into the waiting room. Our moderators will admit you to the classroom after checking your name.
5. Please enter your name in the Zoom class exactly as you have entered it on the registration form. This will ensure you are admitted without a problem.
6. Upon entering the virtual classroom, please switch off your video and microphone. This saves distraction in the classroom and also saves your valuable bandwidth.
7. Please type all your questions in the chat box only, and the speaker will answer them.
8. Lecture recordings will be given after the lecture for 48 hours.
9. A detailed bibliography will be made available.
10. Courses purchased on the website (www.instucen.org) will give you access to the WhatsApp Group, Live sessions and 48Hrs recordings.
11. Students attending the Live session will be eligible to access the course recordings for a period of one year on a 50% discount of the original course cost. Write to us after the completion of the course at instucen.org to receive your course discount coupon.