The study of ceramics, involves ethnography, history, archaeology and scientific investigations, a combination of which has not evolved fully in south Asia even though ceramics predominates this area. Further, the need of standardization of ceramic studies in terms of nomenclature, chronology, typology and technology among various researchers, is envisaged.

Keeping in view of the above objectives, a five-day Conference on ‘History, Science and Technology of South Asian Ceramics’ from 05-09 January 2024 is being organized in collaboration with  IIT Gandhinagar, Tamil Nadu State Department of Archaeology and IIT Madras. Eminent scholars from around the world, and ceramic craftsmen from India will share their work and deliver lectures and carryout hands-on experiments for the participants. With pre-designed requested paper from the experts a book on Ancient Ceramics of South Asia: Archaeology, Ethnography and Global Connections will be published. For more information, click here.