CURRICULUM VITAE (Abstract) Prof. Dr. Shahid Ahmad Rajput [email protected] EDUCATION Post Doctorate 2012/ '13 Dept. of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA Research Area: History and Archaeology of Muslim Cultures in al-Hind. Doctor of Philosophy [Ph.D.] History of Islamic Art & Archaeology/ Islamic Civilizations Mar '04 University of the PUNJAB, Lahore, Pakistan Thesis published in 2009 as: “History of Islamic Art based on al-Mansurah Evidence”. Master of Arts [M.A.] Islamic Art and Archaeology Jul '91 School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK Thesis “Funerary Architecture of Multan: the Tombs of Sufi Saints Baha’ud Din Zakariyya and Rukn-ud-Din Rukn-i-Alam”. (Published by TIAC, QAU) SCHOLARSHIPS / AWARDS Several scholarships and awards from Higher Education Commission; Fulbright Fellowship Award, USA; Hirayama Fellowship Award, UNESCO, Paris; Barakat Trust Scholarship, Oxford and Punjab Govt. Scholarship Award. TEACHING AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE I have been teaching history of Civilizations including History of Ancient Civilizations, Islamic Civilizations, Art and Architecture, Research methods and supervising/guiding in thesis writing of undergrad and Postgrad students for the past over fifteen years; Designing curriculum; Developing projects for funding agencies; Organizing international conferences on regular basis and management of the Departments as Chairman and HOD. Professor March ’14 to date Department of Architecture and Design, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Designed programs for two new Departments for MS and PhD programs: a). History of Art and Architecture and b). South Asian Art and Archaeology 2 International Conferences; Three Projects worth US$. 1000,000 Fulbright Post Doc Fellow/Visiting Professor Feb '12 - Feb ‘13 Dept. of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA Associate Professor & Chairman Mar '11 – Feb ‘12 Dept. of History and Pakistan Studies, Established and Chaired: Dept. of Islamic Art and Architecture at IIUI in 2011 The dept. offers BS, MS, and PhD in several disciplines of Islamic Arts & Architecture Assistant Professor University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan Assistant Professor & HOD International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan Supervised a large number of thesis of BS, MS Students Mar '07 – Feb. ‘11 Dec '04 - Mar '07 RESEARCH AND ADMININTRATIVE EXPERIENCE National Program Officer Culture (NPO/CLT) May '03 - Dec '04 UNESCO, Islamabad, Pakistan Secretary National Fund for Cultural Heritage (NFCH) Mar '94 - May '03 National Fund for Cultural Heritage (NFCH), Ministry of Culture, Govt. of Pakistan, Project Director Dec '92 - Mar '94 Completed the hydraulic and architectural studies and the conservation project of the 16th century Mughal Gardens. Dept. of Archaeology, Govt. of Pakistan Research Officer Jan '91 - Nov '92 Department of Oriental Antiquities, British Museum, London. PUBLICATIONS: Published Books = 4 Chapters contributed in National & Int’l books /Volumes = 12 Research Papers in the National and International Journals= 27 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES Personally Conceived and Organized International Conferences = 6 Conferences to which participated with sponsorship = 15+ INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC LECTURES By invitation several public lectures are delivered on the subject of History of Islamic Art & Archaeology at various Universities and museums of the UK, USA, Germany, Morocco, UAE, India, Iran and Sri-Lanka = 10 + POTENTIAL SKILLS Provide leadership & create linkages between academic institutions; Conceive innovative ideas and develop projects for funding agencies; Organize international conferences; Guide and Supervise the academic research works at all levels, Teach History of Civilizations, Art & Architecture and Research Method; Setup new departments and develop academic curriculum for new programs etc. Research in History, Art, Archaeology, Cultural, religious and mystic Studies and World’s Ancient Civilizations etc.