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Dr. Mayanglambam ManiBabu

Designation: Professor & Head

Specialization: Prehistoric Archeology

Contact: 9856680065; 7005800300

Email: mmanibabu [AT] manipuruniv.ac.in, manibabu [AT] yahoo.co.in

Ph.D.

 

Details of Achievements:

I. Membership of different Academic & Professional Bodies:

  1. Life Member, Indian National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologists (INCAA), Kolkata

  2. Life Member, Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Kolkata

  3. Life member, Anthropological Society of Manipur (ASM), Imphal

  4. Life Member, Palaeo Research Society, Ghumarwin (Himachal Pradesh)

 

II. RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS -

 

II.A. BOOKS:

  1. Anthropology of Manipur: Archaeological, Biological and Cultural Dimensions. (First edition: 2006 Momothayai Books, Imphal; & Second edition: 2012 EDUCARE, Imphal, ISBN: 978-81-923219-4-3).

  2. Nong-ngan’dousibu Kayam Watliba (a collection of Manipuri Poems) 2007. Imphal: Momothayai Books

 

 

II.B. i. JOURNALS:

  1. 2018 a – ‘Correlational Study on Earthen Vessel Type and Function: A case of Oinam Pottery (Manipur, India)’. ECONSPEAK: A Journal of Advances in Management IT & Social Sciences, 8 (1): 4-14. ISSN: 2231-4571, (2018) (Co-author: Vidyani, K)

  2. 2018 b – ‘Operational Sequence Analysis of the Nongpok Sekmai Pottery of Manipur, India’. IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), 23(12:6): 01-07, (2018), e-ISSN: 2279-0837, p-ISSN: 2279-0845 (Co-author: K.I. Singh)

  3. 2017 a – ‘Archaeological Significances of the Potmaking Tradition of the Oinamee in Manipur (India)’. IOSR Journal of Humanities And Social Science, 22(5:8): 45-52. (2017), e-ISSN: 2279-0837, p-ISSN: 2279-0845. DOI: 10.9790/0837-2205084552 (Co-author: Vidyani, K)

  4. 2017 b – ‘Social Life of the Potters of Nongpok Sekmai in Manipur, India.’ World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET) International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 11(8): 2189-2195 (2017), (Co-authors: K.I. Singh, & L. M. Maheo)

  5. 2017 c – ‘Philosophy in Materializing Stone Monuments: Issues with Poumai Naga Megaliths in Manipur (India)’. IOSR Journal of Humanities And Social Science, 22(5:3): 29-34. (2017), e-ISSN: 2279-0837, p-ISSN: 2279-0845. DOI: 10.9790/0837-2205032934 (Co-author: Maringmei Philip)

  6. 2016 – ‘Making Sense of Pleistocene Lithic: Genetic Epistemology of Stone Tools from Manipur (India’). Journal of the Asiatic Society, LVIII (12): 95-106. (2016)

  7. 2013 a. – ‘Southeast Asian Pleistocene-Holocene cobble tools and Bamboo hypothesis: Toward a discourse on Archaeological Grammar’. Frontier Anthropology, 2: 1-17. (2013). (ISSN: 2319-5835).

  8. 2013 b. ‘Multiple Wives, Co-wives and Female Status: Example on Contemporary Change from Manipur (India)’. Researcher, 1: Jan-June, 2013. (ISSN: 2091-2374).

  9. 2012 a. ‘Primary Ceramic Resources, Procurement Strategies and Cultural Factors: An Ethnoarchaeological example from Manipur (India)’. Frontier Anthropology, 1:79-98. (2012). (ISSN: 2319-5835).

  10. 2012 b. ‘Art of Potmaking, Cultural Transmission and Archaeological Significances: A Case of a Potmaking Population in Manipur (India)’. Nrtattv-The Anthropology. 2(2):19-39. (2012) (ISSN: 2249-9830).

  11. 2012 – ‘Power Politics, Women and Food in Kabui Festival’. Frontier Anthropology, 1:131-143. (2012) (ISSN: 2319-5835). (Co-author: Rongmei, G. A)

  12. 2011-12. ‘Relating Andro Ceramic Vessel Form to Function: Implications for Prehistory’. Bulletin Dept. of Anthropology, Gauhati University, Assam, XIII: 13-37. (2011-12) (ISSN 2230-9527).

  13. 2011 a. ‘Making Mute Lithic Artifacts Speak: Genetic Epistemology and Reduction Strategies of the Pleistocene Stone Tools in Manipur’. The Oriental Anthropologist, 11 (1): 53-72. (2011) (ISSN 0972-558X; e-ISSN: 0976-3430)

  14. 2011b – ‘Patterns of the Subsistence-Adaptation: A Case Study in a Nepali village in Manipur’. The Oriental Anthropologist. 11 (1): 145-161. (2011) (ISSN 0972-558X; e-ISSN: 0976-3430). (Co-author: Shiwakoti, H.K)

  15. 2010 – ‘Ethnoarchaeology of Ceramic Reuse and Discard Behaviour of the Andro of Manipur’. The Oriental Anthropologist, 10(2): 155-167. (2010) (ISSN 0972-558X; e-ISSN: 0976-3430).

  16. 2009 – ‘Hoabinhian and Edge-Ground Tools of early post-Pleistocene times: Southeast Asia Lithic Technology’. South Asian Anthropologist (N.S.), 9 (1): 87-96 (2009) (ISSN: 0257-7348).

  17. 2008 – ‘Ethnoarchaeology of Distillation and Sex Role in Manipur: Toward the development of Archaeology of Gender’. Bulletin of the Department of Anthropology, Dibrugarh University, Assam, Vol. 36: 71-94. (2008)

  18. 2004 – ‘Exploitation Threshold Model and Distance to the Primary Ceramic Resources among the Pot Making Populations of Manipur (India)’. South Asian Anthropologist (N.S.), 4 (2): 203-209. (2004) (ISSN: 0257-7348).

  19. 2003 a – ‘Morphological Characterization of Prehistoric Stone Artifacts’. The Oriental Anthropologist, 3 (1): 9-17. (2003) (ISSN 0972-558X; e-ISSN: 0976-3430).

  20. 2003 b – ‘Red-green Colour Vision Deficiency among the Kabui Nagas of Manipu’r. The Oriental Anthropologist, 3 (2): 129-133. (2003) (ISSN 0972-558X; e-ISSN: 0976-3430). (Co-author: Mayanglambam Sunitibala)

  21. 2001 a – ‘A Cybernetic Study on the Andro Ceramic Ecology’. J. Hum. Ecol., 12(5): 329-336. (2001) (ISSN 0970-9272). (Co-author: W.N.Singh)

  22. 2001 b - Early Holocene Stone Artifacts of Manipur: a correlation analysis on some selected tools. South Asian Anthropologist (N.S.), 1(1): 71-75; (2001) (ISSN: 0257-7348).

  23. 1998 – ‘Colour Blindness among the Maring Nagas of Manipur’. J. Hum. Ecol., 9(2): 199-200. (1998) (ISSN 0970-9272).

  24. 1997 – ‘Marriage Type and Marital Distance among the Phayeng (Manipur)’. Man in India, 77(4): 387-390. (1997) (ISSN: 0025-1569).

  25. 1995 – ‘Early Hominids in Manipur: Characterization of Intelligence’. Journal of the Anthropological Society of Manipur, 2: 61-73. (1995)

  26. 1994 a – ‘Post-cremation Urn Burial of the Phayengs (Manipur): A Study on the Mortuary Behaviour’. The Eastern Anthropologist, 47(2): 157-171 . (1994) (ISSN: 0012-8686).

  27. 1994 b – ‘Treatment of Diseases among the Meetei Folk: a study on the Ethnomedical Synthesis’. South Asian Anthropologist, 1(1): 71-75. (1994) (ISSN: 0257-7348).

  28. 1994 c – ‘Earlobe Types among the Kabui Nagas of Manipur’. Journal of the Anthropological Society of Manipur, 1: 28-38. (1994)

  29. 1993 a – ‘Finger Dermatoglyphic Study of the Mao and Maram Nagas of Manipu’r. Bulletin of the Department of Anthropology, Dibrugarh University, Assam, Vol. 20-21: 131-136. (1993)

  30. 1993 b – ‘Polygyny, Status of Women and Social Change in Manipur’. Manipur Today (DIPR: Govt. of Manipur), XIII (3): 31-39. (1993)

  31. 1992 – ‘Meetei Women’s Khutlang Organization in Agriculture: a brief account’. Manipur Today (DIPR: Govt. of Manipur), XII (1): 47-50. (1992)

  32. 1991 a – ‘Red-green Colour Blindness among the Phayengs of Manipur (India)’. Indian Anthropologist, 21(2): 1-6. (1991) (ISSN: 0970-0927). (Co-authors: R.K.Narendra and Mayanglambam Sunitibala)

  33. 1991 b – ‘Meetei Women’s working team in Agriculture: a Non-nuclear approach on an Organization in Production’. Bulletin of the Department of Anthropology, Dibrugarh University, Assam, Vol. 16-17: 101-109. (1991)

  34. 1991 b – ‘Education and Social Change among the Tribes of Manipur’. Manipur Today (DIPR: Govt. of Manipur), XI (3): 37-39. (1991)

  35. 1991c – ‘Meetei Family and Status of Women’. Manipur Today (DIPR: Govt. of Manipur), XI (1): 47-52. (1991)

  36. 1990 a – ‘Social Perspectives of Shifting Cultivation: a brief reappraisal’. Manipur Today (DIPR: Govt. of Manipur), X (1): 67-71. (1990)

  37. 1990 b – ‘Jawaharlal Nehru and Tribal Development’. Manipur Today (DIPR: Govt. of Manipur), X (3): 73-76. (1990)

  38. 1989 a – ‘Patterns of Hand Clasping, Arm Folding and Handedness among the Phayengs of Manipur (India)’. Man in India, 69(1): 87-93. (1989) (ISSN: 0025-1569). (co-author - Mayanglambam Sunitibala)

  39. 1989b – ‘Earlobe Attachment and Dominant Eye among the Phayengs of Manipur’. Man in India, 69(3):285-291. (1989) ISSN: 0025-1569. (co-author - Mayanglambam Sunitibala)

  40. 1988-89 – ‘On the Scope of the Ethnoarchaeological studies in Manipur’. Regional Integration, XII & XIII (1): 37-42. (1988-89)

  41. 1987 – ‘Hand Clasping, Arm Folding, Handedness and Dominant Eye among the Kabui Nagas of Manipur’. Journal of the Physical Anthropology and Human Genetics, 13(1): 51-56. (1987) (ISSN: 0378-8156). (Co-authors: Ch. Sunitibala & K.S.Singh)

  42. 1983 – ‘Genetic Implications on Society: a brief review’. Bulletin of the Manipur Science Association, 1 (5): 3-5. (1983)

  43. 1980 a – ‘Important Rites among the Kabui of Manipur’. Vidya: Journal of the Viswa Jyotirvid Samgha (Calcutta), VI (9): 460-464 (1980)

  44. 1980 b – ‘Women: a short Polemical view on Status’. Leepun (a bulletin of the Manipuri Students’ in Gauhati University Campus, Assam), I (4): 3-4 (1980)

    II.B. ii. CHAPTERS IN EDITED VOLUME:

  45. 2020. “Archaeology through Ethnography: An Academic Treatment with the Study of Human Past”. In, Behera, M.C (ed.) Tribal Studies in India: Perspectives of History, Archaeology and Culture. Pp. 149-170 (2020) Singapore: Springer. (ISBN: 978-981-32-9025-9; 978-981-32-9026-6(e-Book); https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9026-6.

  46. 2019 a - “Prehistoric Stone Tools and Thunderstone – Issue with Semiotic and Agency”. In, Sengupta, S. and J. Borah (eds.) Dimensions of Anthropological Research in North East India. Pp. 227-245 (2019. New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House. (ISBN: 9788121214926).

  47. 2019 b - “Megaliths, Materiality and Meaning”. In, Marak, Q. (ed.) Megalithic Traditions of North East India. Pp. 91-120. (2019). New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company. (ISBN: 13:978-93-86682-70-3).

  48. 2018 - ‘Salvage Ethnoarchaeological Research in Northeast India. In, Sengupta, S. (ed.) Anthropology in North East India. Pp.61-88. (2018). New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House. (ISBN: 978-81-212-1424-7).

  49. 2017 a - ‘Ethnoarchaeological Perspective of Primary Ceramic Resources: a case Study of Poumai Nagas of Manipur’. In, Gachui, R. (ed.) Contemporary Social Issues - Social Anthropological Inquiries. Pp.120-136. (2017). New Delhi: Akansha Publishing House. (ISBN: 978-81-8370-482-3). (Co-author - Kh. Vidyani)

  50. 2017 b - ‘Ethnoarchaeological Perspective of Primary Ceramic Resources: a case Study of Poumai Nagas of Manipur’. In, Gachui, R. (ed.) Contemporary Social Issues -Social Anthropological Inquiries. Pp.120-136 (2017). (co-author- Kh. Vidyani) New Delhi: Akansha Publishing House. (ISBN: 978-81-8370-482-3).

  51. 2017 c -‘Structuring Prehistory and Identifying Research Priorities: Manipur in Perspective’. In, Jose, K. and B. Das (eds) Social Science Researchs in North East India. Pp.121-156. (2017). Guwahati: DVS Publishers. (ISBN: 978-93-85839-05-4).

  52. 2016 - ‘Traditional Health Care Practices in Nongpok Sekmai, Manipur’ In, Arun, M. C. et. al. (eds.) Health and Health Culture – North East Experience. Pp. 159-176 (2016). (co-author: K.I.Singh). New Delhi: Akansha Publishing House. (ISBN: 978-81-8370-473-1).

  53. 2015 a - “Traditional Etiology and Indigenous Treatment of Wind-related Disease (Pon) among the Kabuis of Manipur”. In, Arunkumar, M.C. et. al. (eds) Health and Health Culture – North East Experience. Pp.138- 153. New Delhi: Akansha Publishing House (co-author-M. Philip)

  54. 2015 b - “Gender and Food Taboo in Kabui Society” In. Thangjam, H. et. al. (eds) Human Security in the Northeast India: Challenges and Predicaments – Gender and Health. Pp. 51-68. (co-author: GA Akhuan) (2015). New Delhi: Essential Books. (ISBN – 978-93-81-8334-059-5)

  55. 2014 a - “Cultural Transmission and Social Contexts of Pottery Making among Andros of Manipur, India”. In, Sengupta, S. (ed) Explorations in Anthropology of North East India. Pp.52 -78. (2014). New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House. (ISBN No. 81-212-5524-087-4).

  56. 2014 b - “Making Sense of Stones: Wealth, Status and Indigenous Management Strategy”. In Jose, K. and G. K. Bera (eds.) Indigenous Resource Management in North East India. Pp. 192-217. (2014) Delhi: Omsons Publishers. (ISBN: 978-81981- 08-5).

  57. 2013 a - ‘Socio-cultural perspectives of ceramic production among the Andros of Manipur: looking for archaeological significances’. In Jose, K.; G. K. Bera and R. P. Athparia (eds.) Anthropology in North East India. Pages: 267-298. (2013). Delhi: Omsons Publishers. (ISBN: 978-93-81981-03-0).

  58. 2013 b - ‘Polygyny and Status of Tribal Women: Tradition and Change’. In, Sengupta, S. (ed.) Tribal Panorama of North-East India. Pp. 59-78. (2013). New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House. (ISBN: 978-81-212-1153-6).

  59. 1994 a - ‘The Mao and Maram Nagas of Manipur: a Morphogenetic study’. In, Sengupta, S. (ed.) Tribes of North-East India. Pp. 185 -195. (1994). New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House, (ISBN: 81-212-0519-0).

  60. 1994 b - ‘Women’s Life in Meetei Family’. In, Arunkumar, M.C. (Ed.) Family in Manipur. (1994). Imphal: Manipur Association for Science and Society.

 

II. Conferences/Workshops/Seminars Organized:

i) Organized one three-day National Seminar on ‘Bamboo and Cane Culture in Manipur’ ( in the capacity as Organizing Secretary) at the Department of Anthropology, Manipur University under the aegis of the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal during 12-14 September, 2013.

 

III. Lectures/Papers presented in Conferences/Workshops/Seminars Participated:

 

A. Memorial Lectures:

  1. 2016 (November 10) - Delivered Prof. Dharini Sen Memorial Lecture (‘Prehistory of Human Cognition: Extracting Mind from Artifacts’) at the 46th Annual Conference of Indian Anthropological Society and the International Seminar (November 08-10, 2016) on “Anthropological Research in North East India: Retrospect and Prospect” organized by the Department of Anthropology, Manipur University, Imphal, in association with the Indian Anthropological Society, Kolkatta, in association with the Anthropological Society of Manipur and Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal, at Manipur University, Imphal.

B. Invited Talks/Lectures Delivered:

  1. 2020 (February 27-29) - Delivered an invited lecture on: “Semiotic of Meitei Foodways: Issues with Symbolism” at the International Conference on ‘Anthropology of Food and Health’ held at the Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, New Delhi.

  2. 2019 (February 11-12) - Delivered a Plenary Lecture on: “Semiotics of Palaeolithic Artifacts: Issues with Prehistoric Cognition” at the National Seminar on “Anthropology in the 21st Century: Emerging Areas of Research and its Role in National Development” held at the Department of Anthropology, Assam University Diphu Campus, Karbi Anglong (Assam).

  3. 2018 a (November 01-03): Delivered an invited lecture on: “Palaeolithic Bifaces of Northeast India: Issues with Movius Line” at the National Seminar on “Contemporary Anthropology and North-East India” and Forty-eighth Annual Conference of the Indian Anthropological Society, Kolkata, the Department of Anthropology, Cotton University, Guwahati (Assam).

  4. 2018 b (March 16-20): Presented a paper entitled –“Archaeology of Thunderbolt: Agency and Symbolism” in the 105th Indian Science Congress, 2018 (Section- Anthropological and Behavioural Sciences) held at Manipur University, Imphal

  5. 2017 a (October 26-28): Presented a paper entitled –“Ethnography in Archaeological Practice - a critical appraisal” at the two-day National Seminar on “Ethnography, Historiography and NE India, organized jointly by the Department of History, Manipur University and Asiatic Society, Kolkata at Manipur University, Imphal

  6. 2017 b (September, 07-08): Presented a paper entitled –“Prehistoric Artefacts, Post-Prehistoric ‘Thunderbolts’ and Engagement of Mind with Materials - A Continuing Cultural Heritage of Materiality in Manipur” at the two-day National Seminar on “Cultural Heritage of Manipur” organized by the Department of Anthropology, Manipur University and Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal, held at the Department of Anthropology, Manipur University, Imphal

  7. 2017 c (April 20-22) – Delivered Lecture on: “Archaeological Semiotics and Palaeolithic Artifacts”. in the three-day National Seminar on “Archaeology, History, Art, Museums and Folklores of the North East India” held at the Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), Rono Hills, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh, jointly organized by the Indian Archaeological Society, New Delhi, National Museum, New Delhi and RGU, Arunachal Pradesh.

  8. 2017 d (March 27-28) - An Invited Lecture on “Cognitive Fluidity and Semiotic Behaviour: Archaeology of Symbolism” in the National Seminar on “Human Diversity and Development: Local to Global Perspectives” at the Department of Anthropology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata.

  9. 2016 a (November 18-20): Presented 2 (two) papers, namely – (i) ‘The Prehistory of Swidden Cultivation: Issues with Reconstructing the Past Subsistence Strategies’ and (2) ‘Towards a Philosophical Perspective of Traditional Custodianship: Examples of Megaliths from Manipur’ (with M. Philip) at the three-day First Decennial National Conference on “Re-Imagining Social Science Researches: Global Context, National Perspectives and Regional Priorities” organized by SANSKRITI – North Eastern Institute of Cultural Research, Guwahati.

  10. 2016 b (April 15) - Delivered an invited ‘Extension Lecture’ on the “Prehistoric Archaeology of Stone Tools” at the Department of Anthropology, Oriental College (Autonomous), Takyelpat, Imphal.

  11. 2016 c (November 08-10): Presented 4 (four) papers, namely: (i) ‘Conceiving the Socio-Cultural Significances of Stone Seat: a case of the Naga Megaliths’ (with P. Maringmei), (ii) ‘Primary Ceramic Resources – An Ethnoarchaeological Example of Poumai Nagas of Manipur’ (co-author: Kh. Vidyani), (iii) ‘Shifting Cultivation among the Thadou-Kuki Tribes of Manipur: An Ethnoarchaeological Discourse’ (co-author: H. Robinson), and (iv) ‘Ethnoarchaeology of Traditional Technology: The Rice-Husking Strategy among the Kukis of Manipur’ (co-author: L. Khongsai) – at the three-day International Seminar on “Anthropological Research in North East India: Retrospect and Prospect” organized by the Department of Anthropology, Manipur University, Imphal, in association with the Indian Anthropological Society, Kolkata, in association with the Anthropological Society of Manipur and Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal, at Manipur University, Imphal

  12. 2015 a (October 22-26) - Presented a paper entitled: “Earliest Human Use of Bamboo: Tracing evidences through Archaeology” in the First International Bamboo Conference cum Workshop (IBCCW-2015) organized jointly by the Oriental College (Autonomous), Salai Holdings Pvt. Ltd., in association with Bamboo Forum of India, Dev Bamboo Industry & CREDO, Manipur, held during October 22-26, 2015 at the Oriental College (Autonomous), Imphal.

  13. 2015 b (May 24) - Delivered an invited lecture entitled: “Theoretical Paradigms in Anthropological Archaeology and Issues with Northeastern India’s Prehistory” as LEAD SPEAKER in the symposium: ‘Archaeological Anthropology in Eastern and North Eastern India’ in the 45th Annual Conference of the Indian Anthropological Society, held at the University of Calcutta, Kolkata.

  14. 2014 a (August 28-29) - Delivered four Special invited talks at the Department of Anthropology, West Bengal State University, Kolkata during 28 and 29 August, 2014 on the topics: i) Lithic Study, ii) Hoabinhian Culture: Significances in Indian Prehistory, iii) Ethnoarchaeology as Archaeological Paradigm, and iv) Palaeolithic Art.

  15. 2014 b (March 25-26) - Presented a paper entitled ‘Potmaking Traditions among the Oinam People, Manipur: A Preliminary Account on Ceramic Ethnoarchaeological Significance’ (co-author -Kh. Vidyani), at the National Seminar on Anthropology in 21st Century organized by the Department of Anthropology, North Bengal University, Kolkata, during in collaboration with the Anthropological Survey of India, Government of India.

  16. 2014 c (February 21) – Delivered lecture on the: Significance of Mineralogical Analysis in the Study of Archaeological Ceramics, in the UGC/ASC Refresher Course on Earth Sciences at Manipur University, Imphal

  17. 2014 d (January 30-31) - Presented a paper entitled ‘Preparation of indigenous rice beer (Yu) among the Kabui Nagas of Manipur (with Philip Maringmei) at the National Seminar on Issues and Challenges of Ethnic Food Product Entrepreneurs and Cottage Industries in North East India, organized by Department of Anthropology, Kha Manipur College, Kakching, Manipur; under the aegis of Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi & Directorate of University & Hr. Education, Government of Manipur.

  18. 2014 e (January 16-17) – Delivered four Special lectures, namely – i) Processual and Post-processual Archaeology, ii) Lithic Systematic, iii) Ethnoarchaeology and iv) Cognitive Fluidity and Palaeolithic Art, at the Department of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University, Medinapur, West Bengal, under UGC Merged Schemes during XII Plan.

  19. 2013 a (December 09) - Gave lecture on: Human Mind and Cognitive Fluidity- a case of Palaeolithic Art, in the UGC-ASC sponsored Orientation Course on Man and Society at Manipur University, Imphal on 09 December, 2013.

  20. 2013b (March 19) - Delivered lecture on Lithic Artifacts: Identification Problems in the UGC/ASC Refresher Course in Anthropology, Manipur University, Imphal

  21. 2012 a (November 16-18) - Presented a paper –‘Making Sense of Stones: Wealth, Status and Indigenous Management Strategy’ at the three-day National Seminar on “Indigenous Resource Management in Tribal Cultures of North East India” organized by SANSKRITI- North Eastern Institute of Culture and Religion, Guwahati, Assam.

  22. 2012 b (October 11) - Delivered lecture on - Gender Archaeology. UGC-ASC Orientation Course, Manipur University, Canchipur, Imphal.

  23. 2012 c (July 20-21,) - Presented paper entitled: “Pottery Making, Ceramic Ecology and Systems Paradigm: An Example of Processual Archaeological Study from Manipur’ in the Regional Conference on ‘Archaeology of North-East India’, organized by the Archaeological Survey of India, Guwahati Circle, Assam.

  24. 2012 d (April 03-05) - presented a paper - ‘Archaeology, Gender and Pottery: A Case of Ceramic Ethnoarchaeological Significance from Manipur’ in the National Seminar on “Ethnography and Tribes in Colonial North East India” Organized by the Department of History, Manipur University, Imphal.

  25. 2012 e (April 01-03) - Presented one paper entitled: “An Ethnoarchaeological Study on the Monopoly of Pottery Production among the Andros of Manipur (India)’ in the International Symposium on “Anthropology of Global Issues”, Organized by the World Council of Anthropological Association, Association of Social Anthropologists of the U. K. and Commonwealth, Indian Anthropological Society, Indian Anthropological Association, and Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, New Delhi during at the Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, New Delhi.

  26. 2012 f (March 01-02) - Presented two papers: a) ‘Relevance and Validity of Movius line in the Prehistoric Archaeology of Northeast India’ and b) “Patterns of adaptation of the Nepali Population of the Kanglatongbi Village, Manipur” (jointly with HK Shiwakhoti) at National Seminar on the “Relevance of Anthropology in North East India” organized by the Department of Anthropology, D.M. College of Science, Imphal.

  27. 2012 g (February 21-22) - Presented a paper entitled: ‘Cybernetics and Pottery Production Monopoly: A Ceramic Ethnoarchaeological Perspective of a potmaking Population in Manipur’ presented at the INCAA Inter-Congress in Anthropology: 2012 held at the Department of Anthropology, University of Lucknow.

  28. 2011a (December 01-10) – Delivered three Lectures: a) Frontier Areas in Prehistoric Archaeological Research, b) Stone Tools: Characterizing the Character, and c) Processual and Post-processual paradigms in Archaeological Research, at the 10 Day ICSSR School for Doctoral Scholars in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Manipur University, Imphal held under the sponsorship of the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi

  29. 2011b (October 10) - Delivered lecture on - Archaeological Attributes, Artifacts and Lithic Characterization. UGC-ASC Refresher Course in History, Manipur University, Canchipur, Imphal (10/10/2011).

  30. 2011 c (July 25-26) - presented a paper: “Monopoly in Andro Ceramic Production: an Ethnographic Search for Archaeological Application” at the two-day State level Seminar on “Anthropology Today: Problems and Prospects” sponsored by the Directorate of University & Higher Education, Government of Manipur, and Organized by the Department of Anthropology, D. M. College of Science, Imphal).

  31. 2010 (October 26-27) - Presented a paper: “Ceramic Production, Craft Monopoly and Systems Paradigm: a case of the Andros of Manipur”. At the Pre-XXXVI Indian Social Science Congress Symposium on Post-India 1991: Manipur and Its People organized jointly by the Department of Anthropology and Centre for Myanmar Studies, Manipur University, Imphal.

  32. 2009 (November 27) - Delivered lecture on - Prehistory of N.E. India in the Indian Context. UGC-ASC Orientation Programme on North-East India: Nation-Building and Ethnicity. Manipur University, Imphal (27/11/2009).

  33. 2008 a (November 14) – Delivered an Invited Lecture on the ‘Prehistory of Manipur’ in the National Workshop on ‘Archaeological Ceramics & Stone Tools’ at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati - as Resource Person.

  34. 2008 b (October 01-21) - Delivered the following three lectures in the UGC-ASC Refresher Course in Anthropology, Manipur University, Canchipur, Imphal - i) Recent developments in Ethnoarchaeological Research. ii) Archaeological Theories and Paradigms. iii) Problems in identifying prehistoric stone artefacts.

  35. 2008 c (February 08-10) - Presented a paper entitled: “From Systemic to Archaeological Context: Ethnoarchaeology of Ceramic Reuse and Discard Behaviour of the Andros of Manipur” at the National Seminar on Pre- and Proto-History of North East India, organized by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi in collaboration with Manipur State Archaeology, Department of Arts and Culture, Government of Manipur and Manipur Film Development Corporation, Imphal.

 

Last Dated: 30/4/2020

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(Dr. Mayanglambam ManiBabu)

Professor, Department of Anthropology,

Manipur University, Canchipur,

Imphal - 795 003