The Department of History, University of Hyderabad is organizing the Joint Annual Conference of (1) the Indian Archaeological Society, (2) the Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies and (3) the History and Culture Society, and also ICHR sponsored International Seminar on Culture and Cognition in Reconstructing the Past during 17-20 December, 2015 (4 days). These are the leading professional bodies of the Archaeologists, Anthropologists and Historians. About 300 participants from India and abroad are expected to participate in the conference. The conference is going to be inaugurated by Dr. C. Rangarajan, the Chancellor of University of Hyderabad and the former Governor and Andhra Pradesh and Former Governor of Reserve Bank of India, at 10 am on 17th December, 2015 in the DST Auditorium, University of Hyderabad.

Leading archaeologist, anthropologists and historians are expected to present their latest findings, including information on the explorations and excavations. It is customary to hold the annual conference of the three Societies together in some place in India. Prof. K.P.Rao, Department of History, University of Hyderabad is the convenor of the conference this year. The papers are planned to be presented in 18 Sessions thematically. The presented material is published by the three societies in their biannual journals like Puratattva, Man and Environment and History Today. Each Society has more than 500 life members.

On this occasion, Exhibitions are being put up by the Archaeological Survey of India and the Department of Archaeology and Museums.

For more details kindly contact Dr. K P Rao on