Julia Shaw - Lecturer in South Asian Archaeology
- BA, MPhil, PhD
- Lecturer in South Asian Archaeology
- Academic Writing Tutor
- Deputy Chair of Departmental Ethics Committee
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCL0050 Archaeology of Early South Asia
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCL0052 Archaeology and Art of Early Historic Asia
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCLG276 Cities, States and Religions in Ancient India
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCLG277 Archaeology of Buddhism
- Contributor to Degree Programme: MA Archaeology and Heritage of Asia
- Member of Editorial Board, World Archaeology (Routledge Journal)
- Member of Editorial Board, South Asian Studies (Taylor and Francis Journal)
- Member of Editorial Board, Studies in Asian Art and Culture Series (University of Bonn/EB-Verlag Berlin)
- Member of Editorial Team, Archaeology and Religion Series (Routledge India)
- Member of Editorial Board, Bloomsbury Studies in Religion, Space and Place
- Member, UCL Centre for the Study of South Asia and the Indian Ocean World
- Fellow, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge
- Archaeology of South Asia
- Archaeology of early Indian religions
- South Asian art and architecture
- Archaeology of medicine and healing
- Archaeology and Environmental Humanities
- Historical ecology
- Climate change
- Historical water studies
- Sectarianism, politics and archaeology
- Landscape and survey archaeology
- Archaeology of 'Natural Places'
- Rock art studies
Research Directory Records
- Buddhist monasteries and monasticism in ancient India
- Religion, 'Nature' and Environmental Ethics in Ancient India
- Landscape, Water and Religion in Ancient India
- Ramtek Survey
- Sanchi Survey Project
Current and Previous Projects and Grants
- Religion and 'Nature' in Ancient India: The Ecological Motif in Buddhist and Brahmanical Traditions. British Academy / Leverhulme Small Grant 2016-17.
- Archaeologies of Well-being: Environmental Ethics and Buddhist Economics in Ancient India. British Academy Mid-Career Fellow 2014-15.
- Landscape, Water and Religion in Ancient India. British Association for South Asian Studies Grant 2006-2008. Included fieldwork for Sanchi Survey Project and Ramtek Survey.
- Buddhist Monasteries in the Archaeological Landscape: The Social, Religious and Economic Background of Buddhist Propagation in Ancient India, between c.3rd Century BC and 10th Century AD. British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship 2002-2005.
- Sanchi Dams Project. Society for South Asian Studies Grant; Merton College Travel Fund 2003-2004.
- Mapping Settlements, Dams, and Monasteries in Central India. British Academy Board for Academy-Sponsored Institutes and Societies (BASIS) Grant 2003-2005.
- Sanchi Survey Project. Funded by: British Academy; British Association for South Asian Studies; INTACH UK; Merton College; Nehru Trust; Scottish Education Board; Society for South Asian Studies 1998-2008.
Current and Previous Research Groups
- Religion and Nature in Ancient India: Animals, Plants, Land and Water-Use in Buddhist and Hindu contexts – Relevance for Environmental Ethics Discourse? PIs: Julia Shaw (UCL), Angelika Malinar (Zurich), and Jens Schlieter (Bern) (from 2014).
- Tracking the Tiger: From Colonialism to Conservation. PI: Aleks Pluskowski (Reading) (from 2015).
- Atman and Psyche: Cosmology and the Self in Ancient India and Ancient Greece. PIs: Richard Fynes (De Montford) and Richard Seaford (Exeter) (from 2011)
- Ritual, Community and Conflict, a sub-project of the SESHAT Global History Databank Initiative (Expert Contributor). PIs: Pieter Francois (Oxford), Edward Slingerland (UBC), Peter Turchin (UConn), Harvey Whitehouse (Oxford) (from 2013).
- Relics and Relic Worship in the Early Buddhism of India and Burma (from 2003). PI: Janice Stargardt (Cambridge).
- Vidisha Research Group (2000-2007). PI: Michael Willis (British Museum)
- 2005-Current. Lecturer in South Asian Archaeology, UCL Institute of Archaeology.
- 2002-2005. British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Archaeology, Oxford University; Junior Research Fellow, Merton College, Oxford University.
- 2002. Visiting Research Fellow and Lecturer, Archaeology Center and Center of Buddhist Studies, Stanford University, California.
- 1998-2001. PhD Archaeology, University of Cambridge. Thesis: The Sacred Geography of Sanchi hill: The Archaeological Setting of Buddhist Monasteries in Central India.
- 1996-1997. Mphil World Archaeology, University of Cambridge. Dissertation: India’s Sacred Landscape: The Elements of Archaeological Continuity, Ritual Contestation, and the Invention of Antiquity at Ayodhya, North India.
- 1990-1993. BA Hindi and Religious Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Dissertation: The Tree and the Axial pillar in Indian Mythology, Art, and Architecture.
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- Research students
- From 2018 – Bratatee Barman (external: Freie Universität Berlin), Archaeological Landscape of Brahmaputra River Valley, India: AD 600-1000 (Joint First Supervisor: Elke Kaiser, Freie Universität Berlin)
- From 2016- Ken Ishikawa (external: Oxford
University), Geographical and Chronological
Contextualisation of Buddhist Rock-Cut Caves in Gujarat during the Western
Ksatrapa Period (mid' first-to-early fifth century AD) (Joint
First Supervisor: Anke Hein, Oxford University)
- 2015-2016. Alessandro Ceccarelli, From Harappa to Aryavarta: the Painted Grey Ware and the link between the Late Harappan and Proto-Historic cultures in North-Western India (Second Supervisor: Patrick Quinn)
- Completed. Ellie Kingwell Banham Early rice agricultural systems in India (First Supervisor: Dorian Fuller)