Department of History

Head of the Department

Kamat Pratima P.

Year of establishment : 1965 (CPIR)
Office Phone : 0832-6519267
Email : hodhis@unigoa.ac.in

About Us

In collabration with the Directorate of Archives and Archaeology, Government of Goa, the Department organises an annual seminar on a specific theme of History of Goa usually covering the period from ancient to modern. This has resulted in several publications containing the proceedings of these seminars.

One of the best practices of the Department is that in collaboration with the Directorate of Archives and Archaeology, Government of Goa, it organises annual seminar on a specific theme of History of Goa usually covering the period from ancient to modern. This has resulted in several publications containing the proceedings of these seminars.

 

Thrust areas

Indo-Portuguese History, Maritime Studies and Indian History with a special focus on the History of Goa.

Academic programmes leading to a Degree / Diploma / Certificate :

Programme Intake
M.A. HistorySyllabus 55
M. Phil. HistorySyllabus -
Ph.D History-

Faculty

Name Designation Areas of Interest
Bhat N. ShyamProfessorModern Indian History, History of South Kanara, Indo-Portuguese History and Environmental History of Western India.
Kamat Pratima P.Professor.
Parobo Parag D.Assistant ProfessorDiscourse on Nationalism in Goa, Caste Movements and Political Economy of Post-Colonial Goa.
Rao NagendraAssociate ProfessorAncient India and Medieval India: Economic and Social History of Western Coastal India. Economic and Social History of Ancient India, Trade in Medieval India.
Risbud Seema S.Assistant ProfessorIndo-Portuguese History, Decolonisation Movements, Social movements, Gender Studies and Studies in Indian Culture and Heritage.

Other information

Presently three faculty members are eligible to guide Ph.D. students in the Department. Besides, Dr.A.S.Gaur, and Dr.Sila Tripathi serving at the Marine Archaeology Centre, National Institute of Oceanography are two archaeologists who are recognised by Goa University for guiding Ph.D. students in History at the Department

The Department, under the guidance and leadership of the first Vice-Chancellor of Goa University and a reputed Historian Prof. B. Sheik Ali, has organised the Golden Jubilee Year Session (1987) of Indian History Congress. Then Prof.B.S.Shastry was heading the Department. The Department has hosted the XI Annual Conference of Place Names Society of India (1990). It has also organised an International Seminar on Maritime Activities in India with special reference to the Portuguese 1500-1800 (2001) and a National Seminar on History of Goa (2003).