To enhance research activities in the region of Gandhara, several national and international academic institutions are busy in survey, excavations and preservations of the culture heritage of the area. One of the most important academic institutions in Pakistan is the Department of Archaeology, now the Institute of Archaeology and Social Anthropology, University of Peshawar, which in collaboration with other national and international organisations and institutions has been actively involved in field activities in the region of Gandhara. The important activities currently in progress are The Kashmir Smast Archaeological Research Project and The Aziz Dheri Research Project.
The establishment of the journal Gandhāran Studies is an effort to give a proper platform to archaeologists, numismatists, epigraphists and art historians, who are at various stages of their careers and whose research focuses on this key region of modern Pakistan, to share their knowledge.
The journal, edited by Prof. Dr. M. Nasim Khan, was established in 2007 is published annually. It is an internationally refereed journal and deals with the archaeology, architecture, art, epigraphy, history, linguistics and numismatics of ancient Gandhara and its surrounding regions and has been established as a response to the intensive interest in the history of ancient Gandhara.
Prof. Dr. M. Nasim Khan
Institute of Archaeology and Social AnthropologyUniversity of Peshwar – Pakistan Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Taj ALI (Peshawar University, Pakistan)
Michael ALRAM (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria)
Joe CRIBB (British Museum, UK)
Ute FRANKE-VOGT ( Islamic Art Musuem – Berlin, Germany)
Judith A. LERNER, Editor Journal of Inner Asian Art and Archaeology
Michael MEISTER (Philadelphia University, USA)
MOHD MOKHTAR SAIDIN (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia)
Cameron PETRIE (Cambridge University, UK)
Abdur RAHMAN (Peshawar University, Pakistan)
Muhammad Farooq SWATI (Peshawar University, Pakistan)
Katsumi TANABE (Chuo University-Tokyo, Japan)
Rita WRIGHT (New York University, USA)
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Manuscripts and Correspondence should be sent to:
Prof. Dr. M. Nasim Khan Institute of Archaeology and Social Anthropology,
University of Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – Pakistan