External Members | Center for Archaeology, Heritage & Museum Studies

External Members

The Center for Archaeology, Heritage and Museum Studies has affiliations with other universities and institutes in India and outside. The following External Members will guide the Center in its vision and its future plans.

Supriya Varma teaches archaeology at the Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her research interests include settlements, landscapes, households, childhood as well as public and community archaeology She has been the Co-Director of several archaeological projects in India including the Indor Khera Archaeological Project (IKAP) and the Rohana Khurd Archaeological Project (ROKAP). She is currently co-directing an international and interdisciplinary project called MANDU (Landscapes and... read more

Lynn Meskell is Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the Richard D. Green University Professor with joint appointments in the Department of Anthropology in the School of Arts and Sciences and in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation and Department of City and Regional Planning in the Weitzman School of Design. At the Penn Museum she is curator in the Asian and Near East sections. She is also AD White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University (2019-2025). Lynn holds the position of Honorary... read more

Marco Madella is the ICREA Research Professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He graduated from the University of Milan in Botany and obtained a PhD in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. He has been research fellow at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, affiliated lecturer in the Department of Archaeology and director of studies in archaeology and anthropology at St. Edmund's College in the University of Cambridge. He has also been visiting professor at the University of Sheffield and the Research Institute for... read more

Claire Wintle is Principal Lecturer in Museum Studies at the University of Brighton (UK). She is a historian of exhibitions, museums and collections. Her work explores the relationship between museums and processes of nationalism, imperialism and decolonisation, often with a focus on South Asia. Her books include Colonial Collecting and Display: Encounters with Material Culture from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Berghahn, 2013) and Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational Productions and Practices, 1945-1970 (Manchester UP, 2016, edited with Ruth... read more

Anne Casile obtained her PhD from Sorbonne University (2009) and is now a researcher at the IRD (French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development), affiliated to the Research Unit of PALOC in Paris (IRD and National Museum of Natural History). She is the coordinator of the MANDU project (2019-2024), laureate of the ANR (French National Agency) Young Researchers Grant, and co-directress with Dr Supriya Varma of the Indo-French Archaeological Mission supported by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (2020-2024). From early... read more