Why do we study the past? Why is it even relevant? How have people in the past navigated life? What can we learn from their mistakes and innovations? How can we make a sustainable future?

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DURATION: 7 DAYS | START DATE: 22/10/2021 | BATCH: October 2021

The present and the past both give feedback in providing solutions to present day problems such as social inequality, educational disparities, environmental degradation, uncontrolled urbanization, illegal immigration, health care, religious strife, warfare, and conflict amongst others. Through case studies set in the past students will understand the present in shaping a sustainable future. Topics will range from gender, urbanization, warfare, climate amongst others.

7 Day Course in August 2021 starting from 22/10/2021
Virtual Course using Zoom

Skills Gained:

  • Learn how living cultures are a repository of information that can be accessed and applied.
  • Foster an environment where theories and methods can be discussed, questioned, and debated through case studies.
  • Learn how the application of theories provides context to the past and present.

Recommended For:

Recommended for archaeologists, anthropologists, writers, policy makers, historians, environmentalists and just about anyone who loves the mountains and all those travelers who want to bring about change for the better


Sonali Gupta LL.B., Ph.D. (UCLA) specializes in Archaeology and has worked for nearly a decade in Egypt, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia. She is an anthropological archaeologist and has led the first international field school in India under her project “Myth and Reality in the Himalayas.” She has taught at UCLA, the National Museum, New Delhi, and her Institute of which she is the Founding Director, the Himalayan Institute of Cultural & Heritage Studies, situated in Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh. Her core area of research is cultural transmission of both tangible and intangible cultural heritage. She has various projects in collaboration with Flinders University, Institute of Field Research, University of Delhi and, the Archaeological Survey of India

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Is it a certificate course ?

Yes, you will get an e-certificate on completion of the course (during that month)

Will I be able to get a recording ?

Yes, you will get a recording link for a limited time only if you miss a class

Is this course good for me ? I am a beginner.

Yes, this course is tailored for everyone.

What are the general timings of the course ? Can we get recordings if enrolling from another time zone?

The timings are usually in the evening, Indian Standard Time, if you are in another time zone, we can record the sessions for you.

How do I pay ? Form of payment ?

You click on the "Enroll Now" button and transfer through Razor pay to the HICHS Foundation

Are you going to offer this course again?

Please keep checking the website. We may repeat it in due course.

Is this an online course ?

Yes, this is a virtual course with active engagement with students.
For the Middle Himalaya course, students get assignments and are graded as well.

In case of a technical glitch, will the lesson be rescheduled ?

Yes, the lesson will be rescheduled