Janice Stargardt and colleagues secure European Research Council synergy grant.

Janice Stargardt is Research Collaborator in a group comprising members of the British Museum, the British Library, SOAS and the University of Cambridge, which has been awarded Euros 8m by the European Research Council for work on the archaeology and inscriptions of the Gupta Period (4th-6th centuries) in India, Central Asia and Burma. Long considered an Asian 'Golden Age' the Gupta Period has never been studied in comparative, regional perspective.

Professor Stargardt will be responsible specifically for further archaeological research on the Pyu sites in Burma and collaborating in studies of their inscriptions, but also for contributing to comparative synergies among research on the three geographical areas of study.

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