The Department of History and Archaeology maintains a strong emphasis on research. The faculty believes that a focus on research will translate into more creative pedagogies and allow students to engage more in an innovative manner with the past. Our research spans a wide-range of themes concerning south Asia and beyond.
The research interests of the department faculty straddle fields as diverse as History of Medicine, History of Crime, Social History, Museum Studies, History of Childhoods, Economic History, Visual Histories, Traditions of Historiography, Cultural Heritage and Ethics, Social Archaeology, and Ancient Technology.
We seek to build upon these interests through teaching, supervising research, collaborating with national and international partners, publishing and outreach. The interdisciplinary approach of the Department is reflected in its teaching and research agendas.