Assistant Professor

Dr Sharmistha Chatterjee

Department of History


  1. Historical Archaeology and Landscape
  2. Art and Architecture
  3. Digital Humanities



Jogamaya Devi College
University of Calcutta, India


Department of Archaeology
University of Calcutta, India


Department of Archaeology
University of Calcutta, India


Indian Council of Historical Research
Post Doc


  • Feb 2021 - 2022 Amity Institute of Social Sciences, Kolkata- Teaching as Assistant Professor (History)
  • 2019 - 2020 Visva Bharati University, Guest Faculty in the Dept of Ancient Indian History, Culture, and Archaeology.
  • 2019 February to September- UG Research Fellow (India- Myanmar relations)
  • 2015 - 2019 Dept of Archaeology, University of Calcutta, Teaching as Guest Faculty.
  • 2018 - (May- June) - Research Assistant (Echelon T2) at the Social Sciences Department of the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP) within the framework of the Project ASIA “Beyond Boundaries: Religion, Region, Language and the State” funded by the European Union and hosted at the British Museum
  • 2017- August to December-Guest Faculty in the Department of History, Presidency University, Kolkata
  • 2017 - Feb to September-UG Research Fellow (India- Myanmar relations-)
  • 2017 - Visting Research fellow, Queen’s University, Belfast, UK
  • 2015 - CWIT and Nehru Trust Awardee (UK)
  • 2013 - 2015 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi.

Research Interests

  • Project Investigator of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Project titled ‘Nalanda and Bodhgaya: Understanding the past environment and transnational networks of the World Heritage Sites.
  • Study of past cultural landscapes with emphasis on the early medieval-medieval period of South Asian history. Interested in studying ancient and medieval architectural edifices of south and southeast Asia.
  • Interested in courses oriented to the study of Indian culture including Art and Aesthetics, Textual and Religious traditions.
  • Digital Humanities (DH) Studies
  • Forthcoming book on 'Landscape and Gender'.

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2017 - Visiting Research Fellowship – Belfast, Queens University.
  • 2015 - Nehru Trust Travel award (UK)
  • 2015 - Charles Wallace UK Grants to work in the British Museum, Ashmolean Museum and the Victoria-Albert Museum.
  • 2005 - Gold Medal – First class in Masters from the Dept of Archaeology, University of Calcutta.


  • Life Member of Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies (ISPQS)
  • Annual Member of World Archaeological Congress WAC
  • Annual Member of the International Association of Buddhist Studies IABS


  • Archaeology of a Recently Explored Site in the Suvarnarekha Delta: Significance for understanding networks in the Northern Bay of Bengal Region – Kaushik Gangopadhya and Sharmistha Chatterjee Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology 8.1 (2020): 890-903.
  • Evolving and Enduring landscapes: Insights into the Archaeological Record of the Bishnupur Region – Sharmistha Chatterjee Pratna Samiksha New Series, Vol – 8 (2017): 111-123
  • Vaishnavism in Bishnupur: Materiality and Practices, – Sharmistha Chatterjee and Tusar Sarkar, Journal of Bengal Art, vol 25 (2020): 323-338.
  • Cowries in Eastern India: Understanding their role as Ritual Objects and Money- Susmita Basu Maumdar and Sharmistha Chatterjee Journal of Bengal Art, vol 19 (2014): 39-56.
  • Re-evaluating Early Medieval Archaeology in Upland Bengal- Sharmistha Chatterjee History Today (UGC recommended Journal, New Delhi) No. 20 (2020): 63-74.
  • Ceramic Traditions in the Northern Bay of Bengal Region: New perspectives from the Excavations at Bahiri- Kaushik Gangopadhyay and Sharmistha Chattejee, Kenneth R. Hall ( ed.) Cross- Cultural Networking in the Eastern Indian Ocean Realm, C. 100- 1800 (2019): 62-84.

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