Learn what it takes to be a Numismatist, Marine Archaeologist,
Museologist, Curator, Archivist by exploring a career in History.
Class Dates: March 8th to March 15th (4 PM to 6 PM IST)
Program Fee: Rs. 3550/-
Unherd in association with Destination Heritage is offering a few students (13-20-year-olds) an opportunity to interact with profound historians to learn about a career in History. A certified Mentorship exclusively for pre-college students who have an interest in History and willing to explore a spectrum of careers that the subject has to offer.
What will I Learn?
This is a certified program for students who get to interact with experienced archaeologists, epigraphists, archivists, and other professional historians from Destination Heritage – a Mentorship that encourages participants to learn about the practise of History and the essential skills requied in the field.
Get introduced to the professional life of archaeologists, epigraphists, museum curators, and archivists. Ask the experts about a career in history, colleges/courses to apply to, salary with work expectations, and more. A class that helps you get an overview about History as a profession.
From Tolstoy’s short stories to the Partition of India, get insights using case studies that help to reflect on the association of history with various academic disciplines. Explore the non-traditional topics, popular culture history, biographies along with urban history.
Games, Food & History
History is much more than Kings, Dates and Wars!
Learn about the impact of games and food that had a strong influence on the cultural heritage of India. From games played since the third millennium to those in archaeological finds – learn the social, economic, and political impact of history.
Get to know how epigraphs as a primary source help to reconstruct ancient Indian history and its association with disciplines such as archaeology, paleography and numismatics. With an introduction to the Brahmi script and examples of inscriptions, learn about early Indian Epigraphy.
The Mentorship Process
and interview round
Know your Mentors
Dr. Githa U Badikillaya
Dr. Githa U Badikillaya is the Founder Trustee of Destination heritage, an organization that is into creating an informed awareness of India’s rich cultural heritage by way of talks, walks, curated cultural shows, exhibitions, seminars and webinars. She is a life member of the Indian Art History Congress and the chief editor of a commemorative volume that will be published soon. She taught Indian Art, Architecture, and Hinduism for students from the U.S as guest faculty at Christ University for 5 years till 2015. As a researcher, she has documented the socio-religious dynamics of 4 Kumbh Melas. She was Central Advisory Board Member for Child labor, 2008-2011, GOI. She is MSc, PGDip (Indology), PGDip (Journalism).
Dr. T. S Ravishankar
A retired Director (Epigraphy), ASI, Mysore, Dr. Ravishankar has a Doctorate in Sanskrit. His area of specialization is in Early Scripts of Northern India, Prakrit, and Sanskrit inscriptions. He teaches Epigraphy and Palaeography to the students of Institute of Archaeology, ASI New Delhi.
Ms. Riddhi Girish Joshi
Ms. Riddhi has a Masters in History where she has successfully completed Diploma courses in Archaeology, Food History, Epigraphy, and Archiving. She worked as a student exhibitor at the Exhibition on Archaeology and Ancient Indian Board Games at the University of Mumbai. She has been a part of ‘Project Kheliya: Mapping India’s Heritage Games’. She has also conducted culinary walks in Matunga, Mumbai as well as heritage walks to Kanheri Caves, Borivali.
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