Dr. Ritika Sahu

Dr. Ritika Sahu

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. : Jawaharlal Nehru University

Research Interests:

Archaeology of South Asia, Archaeology of North-Eastern India, Historical Archaeology, Heritage-making and Pubic Spaces.
Date of Joining : Dec 4, 2019

Phone: +91-9899563689
Email: ritika.sahu@cottonuniversity.ac.in

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About

Dr. Ritika Sahu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Archaeology, Cotton University, Assam. Prior to joining Cotton University, she taught at Miranda House, Ramanujan, Desbandhu and Maiteyi Colleges under University of Delhi.She was the ECR (Early Career Researcher), Re-writing World Archaeology Programme: Dialogues in the Global South, Department of Archaeology, Durham University, (funded by British Academy), South Asia division for the year 2021- 2022. She has completed her Ph.D., from Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Her work focusses on the intersection of material remain, its association with memory and identity creation in modern times. Her area of interest lies in Archaeology of South Asia- particularly North-Eastern region of India, Heritage-making and Pubic Spaces.

Teaching

Assistant Professor, Department of Archaeology, Cotton University, 4th December 2019- till present

Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc), Department of History, Miranda House, University of Delhi, 24th March 2017- 3rd December 2019

Assistant Professor (Guest), Department of History, Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi, 20th January 2017- 23rd March 2017

Assistant Professor (Guest), Department of History, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi, 3rd August 2016- 26th April 2017

Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc), Department of History, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi, 20th July 2013- 24th December 2013

Research Projects

2022-2023 Exploring the Urban Parks of Kamrup (Metro), completed- In house project funded by Cotton University

Research paper publications till 2021


1. “Places, Memory and Nostalgia: The abode of the royal Ahoms of Assam. Indian History
Congress”, in Proceeding of IHC 2012, New Delhi 2013, pp.1261-1267.
2. “Locating the ‘Neolithic’- A comparative study of ceramics of North East India and South East
Asia”, in Proceeding of IHC 2011, New Delhi 2012, pp.1179-1188.
 

Chapters/Articles publications in Books (Research Oriented)

1. “Memory, Power and Sacredness: Exploring the mortuary space of Charaideo”, in 50 years
after Daojali Hading- Emerging perspectives in the Archaeology of North-East India, essays
in honour of Tarun Chandra Sharma, edited by Tiatoshi Jamir and Manjil Hazarika, New
Delhi, 2014. pp. 283-291.

2. The excavated maidam: Towards an Archaeological Interpretation, in Archaeology in North -East India, Essays celebrating 150 years of research- Recent trends and Future Prospects, edited by Milan Kumar Chauley and Manjil Hazarika, Research India Press, 2020, pp.309-322

Awards

Awarded the UGC- NET JRF FELLOWSHIP in ARCHAEOLOGY held in June 2012

Other Informations

 

Workshop attended:

  • ECR Fellow,(June 2021-2022) Rewriting World Archaeology (South Asia division) mentoring programme under the mentorship of Professor Shahnaj Jahan of Jahangir University, Bangladesh and Professor Robin Coningham of Durham University
  • Attended 5 days Workshop on 3D Landscapes, on 21st to 25th March 2022, organized by NIAS, Bengaluru
  • Attended 2 days Rewriting World Archaeology Regional Workshop of South

Asia division on 13th -14 th January 2022, organized by Durham University, UK (online)

 

  • Attended a workshop on Archaeobotany, Holocene environments and climate change, held at  CHS, JNU, between 16th and 20th April 2018 by Professor Marco Madella, Department of Humanities, UniversitatPompeuFabra, Barcelona, as part of the European Commission Erasmus + KA107 International Credit Mobility Program
  • Attended a workshop on College Heritage Volunteer Workshop, Organised by INTACH, Delhi Chapter on 16thJanuary 2018 at INTACH New Delhi
  • Attended pottery and artefact drawing workshop held at Bhopal for 2 days in June –July 2010

 

Certificate courses:

  • Completed Refresher course on Computational Social Sciences organised by HRDC, HCU from 30th January to 11th February 2023,(awarded grade A only)

 

  • Completed Faculty Induction programme organised by HRDC, JNU from 6th September to 4th October 2021,(awarded grade A only)

 

Field Excavation/ Explorations:

  • Organised and participated in ‘Monument Matters’, a one day field workshop on art and architecture of Sivasagar district, jointly organised by Department of Archaeology and INTACH, Kamrup on 13th March 2023
  • Organised and participated in a two days departmental trip from Department of Archaeology to excavation sites at Charaideo conducted by Directorate of Archaeology, on 12th March 2023
  • Organised and participated  in a one day departmental field trip to Goalpara district, by Department of Archaeology, Cotton University on 7th December 2022
  • Organised and participated in a Geo-heritage Walk to Nilachal Hills, Guwahati as part of International Geo-diversity Day Celebrations, jointly organised by INTACH, Kamrup Chapter and Department of Archaeology, Cotton University on 30th October 2022
  • Organised and participated in a two days departmental trip from Department of Archaeology to excavation sites at Charaideo conducted by Directorate of Archaeology, on 30th-31st  March 2022
  • Organised and participated in a one day departmental field trip to Mayong, Morigaon district by Department of Archaeology, Cotton University on 30th October 2021
  • Designed and conducted a documentation of the burials (maidams) in the protected archaeological site of Sukapha Nagar, Charaideo complex (CSDP), Sivasagar Assam, for 2 weeks in February 2014
  • Participated in a field survey of Sarumaru complex, Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh for a week in April 2013
  • Worked as a Research Guide for International Rock Art Exhibition and Conference on Rock Art, conducted by IGNCA, New Delhi, from 6th December 2011 to 2nd January 2012
  • Participated in a field survey of Rohana Khud, Western Uttar Pradesh for 2 days in January 2011
  • Attended a group project on Ethno-Archaeology of potters in Indorkheda for a week in May 2010 under the supervision of Dr. Supriya Varma and Dr. Jaya Menon
  • Attended 2 excavation seasons in Indorkheda in Western Uttar Pradesh in December 2008 and December-January 2009-10 under the supervision of Dr. Supriya Varma and Dr. Jaya Menon