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International Conference on Recent Archaeological discoveries in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and their impact on history of the Region, May 2016
    17 - 03 - 2016


Recent Archaeological discoveries in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and their impact on history of the Region

13th to 15th May, 2016



The Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan intends to organize a 3-Day international conference on the topic titled “REcent Archaeological discoveries in khyber pakhtunkhwa and their impact on history of the REGION” from 13th to 15th May 2016. In order to give a greater recognition to the conference and ensure effective participation of scholars from all over the country and abroad, we are having partners, LUMS , University of Peshawar, Hazara University Mansehra, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, , Quaid e Azam University Islamabad, Shaheed Benazir Women University Peshawar, ACT 2, ISMEO (Italian Archaeological Mission in Pakistan) and British Council, Islamabad.


This conference will provide an excellent opportunity to this Directorate to share and promote excellent achievements in the field of archaeology at international level with archaeologists and scholars of international repute and experts of different disciplines. This will also facilitate and encourage universities and institutions across the country and international scholars to share their researches with the national and foreign archaeologists and scholars.


Several successive sessions will be planned, including some 25–30 speakers, both established and emergent researchers. One day shall be reserved for visit to Peshawar Museum and important archaeological sites of Takht-i-Bahi, Julian and Bhamala World Heritage Sites. The conference will have the following four major themes:


 1.       New discoveries in the field of archaeology in Pakistan in general and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in particular and at large in South   Asia, Afghanistan and Iran and their relations or connection to Pakistan archaeology;


 2.        New researches in different disciplines of archaeology such as epigraphy, art including rock art, architecture, ethnology, museology, etc.;

 3.        Conservation (Preservation, restoration, rehabilitation and promotion) of cultural heritage.


 4.        Fresh information /knowledge and new developments as a result of research undertaken by Pakistani universities, institutions and international scholars on different aspects of Pakistan archaeology.


Guidelines for submission and deadlines:

Please send a title and abstract (no more than 250 words) via email &

Muhammad Habib Ullah Khan Khattak who is the conference secretary no later than Monday, 4th April, 2016.

Conference will be held in Islamabad where boarding and lodging shall be provided to the delegates. Detail of the programmes, registration and exact venue in Islamabad will be communicated through next circular.


Dr. Abdul Samad

Conference Convener/Director