Project and people

The Kollam plates formed the centerpiece of an international research network on Routes, Networks and Communities in the Medieval Indian Ocean funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) over the period 2011 – 2013.

The network was led by Elizabeth LAMBOURN who is a Reader (Associate Professor) in South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies at De Montfort University (UK) and by Roberta TOMBER, Visiting Fellow in the Department of Conservation and Scientific Research at The British Museum in London.

The contents of this website is based on collaborative research by the project leaders and network members:

Daud ALI, Associate Professor, South Asia Studies, University of Pennsylvania (USA).

Robert CARTER, Senior Lecturer in Arab Archaeology, University College London – Qatar (Qatar).

Carlo CERETI, Chair of Iranian Studies, University of Rome (Italy).

John CHAFFEE, Distinguished Service Professor of History and Asian and Asian American Studies, Binghamton University (USA).

Whitney COX, Associate Professor, University of Chicago (USA).

Leah COMEAU, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, University of the Sciences – Philadelphia (USA).

Donald R. DAVIS Jr., Associate Professor of Sanskrit, The University of Texas at Austin (USA).

Jean-Charles DUCENE, Directeur d’Études, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris (France).

Kenneth HALL, Professor of History, Ball State University, Indiana (USA).

Julian HENDERSON, Professor of Archaeological Science, University of Nottingham (UK).

Mark HORTON, Professor in Archaeology, University of Bristol (UK).

Erica HUNTER, Lecturer in Eastern Christianity, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (UK).

Noboru KARASHIMA, Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo (Japan).

Derek KENNET, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Durham (UK).

Geoffrey KHAN, Regius Professor of Hebrew, University of Cambridge (UK).

Sarah LONGAIR, Education Manager, The British Museum (UK).

Pierre-Yves MANGUIN, Directeur d’Études, École Française d’Éxtrême Orient, (France).

Ludwig PAUL, Professor of Iranian Studies, Asia-Africa Institute, University of Hamburg (Germany).

Timothy POWER, Assistant Professor in Archaeology, Zayed University, (Abu Dhabi).

Naomi STANDEN, Professor of Medieval History, Birmingham University (UK).

Eric STAPLES, Director of Maritime Heritage Projects, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sultanate of Oman.

Y. SUBBARAYALU, Head, Department of Indology, French Institute in Pondicherry (India).

Eric VALLET, Maître de Conferences, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France).

M. R. Raghava VARIER, Emeritus Professor, M. G. University, Kottayam, (India).

Kesavan VELUTHAT, Professor of History, University of Delhi (India).

Blake WENTWORTH, Assistant Professor of Tamil Studies, University of California – Berkeley (USA).

Philip WOOD, Assistant Professor, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations, Aga Khan University, London (UK).

Stephanie WYNNE-JONES, Lecturer in Archaeology, University of York (UK).