Conference Schedule

Activities/Sessions Speakers
Day 1: 18 May 2022 (Wednesday) 10 AM to 5:30 PM
Arrival of Dignitaries at Mahatma Mandir ,Gandhinagar
Lighting of the Lamp
Felicitation of dignitaries on the dais
Remarks by UNESCO Representative to Bhutan, India, Maldives and Sri Lanka Mr. Eric Falt (UNESCO)
Welcome Address by Hon’ble Secretary (Culture), Govt. of India
Speech by Hon’ble Minister (Culture), Govt. of India
Inaugural Speech by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat
Keynote address by VIP/VVIP Guest 1
Keynote address by VIP/VVIP Guest 2
Keynote Address by
Dr. Amareswar Galla
UNESCO Chair on Inclusive Museums and Sustainable Heritage Development, Anant National University, Ahmedabad; former Vice President of International Council of Museums, Paris
Conference Moderator by Prof. Michel Danino Visiting Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
Archaeological excavations at Vadnagar: A Saga of 2500 years of uniterrupted Civilization Shri Y. S. Rawat
Archaeological Excavations at Vadnagar – recent findings Dr. Abhijeet Ambekar
Observations on the Faunal Remains excavated from the site of Vadnagar, Gujarat Dr. Pankaj Goyal
Subsistence, Climate-culture relationships and cultural veracity of various ruling regimes since the last ~2500 years at Vadnagar, Gujarat Dr. Rajesh Agnihotri
First archaeoseismic evidence of a palaeo-earthquake from Vadnagar, Mainland Gujarat Dr.Siddharth Prizomwala
Vadnagar- A Strategically Located Site on Trade Networks Dr. Susan Verma Mishra
Vadnagar in Ancient texts and literature Dr. Ramesh Atmaram Ojha
Nagar community of Vadnagar and their contribution Prof. Margi Hathi
Reconnecting Jain History: A Case Study of Vadnagar Ms. Mana Shah
Day 2: 19 May 2022 (Thursday) 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Hydroligical characteristics of the northerb alluvial plain rivers in gujarat Dr. R. D. Shah
Investigating archaeological site of Vadnagar and its environs: A remote sensing and GIS based approach Dr. Ekta Gupta
Visualising Water Heritage – Living Water Museum Prof. Sara Ahmed
Buddhist remains at Vadnagar, Taranga Hill and Interpretation of travel records of Xuanzang Shri Y. S. Rawat
The Emergence and Development of Buddhism in Gujarat: Textual and Archaeological Sources Prof. Shrikant Ganvir
The formation of vernacular material cultures of Indic religions in North Gujarat during the First Millennium CE with special reference to Vadnagar Mr. Ken Ishikawa
Archaeology of Rock Paintings Depicting Stupas in Gujarat in the backdrop of Buddhist remains at Devnimori and Vadnagar Prof. V.H. Sonawane
Buddhist Hertiage in Vadnagar and Gujarat Shri. Ojas Hirani
Vadnagar and its Sailing Networks: Maritime links and Communities Prof. Himanshu Prabha Ray
Early Historic to Ethnography Beads from Gujarat: A case study at Vadnagar Prof. Alok Kumar Kanungo
An International Overview of Archaeological Site and Museum Interpretation Dr. Nick Merriman
Creating Value: Heritage Conservation and Archaeological Interpretation Mr. Ratish Nanda
Narrowing the gap between heritage and business: Museums as a customer experience Prof. loannis Poulios
Day 3: 20 May 2022 (Friday) 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Role of Technology in the investigation, interpretation, presentation of artifacts Ms. Anusha Kasthuri Arachchilage
Conservation Approaches to excavated brick Structures and Architecture in Archaeological Contexts Shri Tapan Bhattacharya
Archaeology, Geophysics and Cultural Heritage Management of Sites of Buddhist Pilgrimage within South Asia Prof. Robin Coningham
Prof. K Krishnan
Conference Rapporteur by
Prof. Vasant Shinde
Former Professor and Vice-Chancellor at the Deccan College, Post Graduate and Research Institute