Dr. Rusievan Shangpliang

Name – Dr. Rusievan Shangpliang
Contact Information 6909645197 [email protected]
Department – History
Designation  – Assistant Professor
Qualifications – M.A., Ph. D.
Date of Joining – 24.3.2017

 

Area of Interest –                                                                                                                                     Religion, Christianity, Culture, Identity, Historiography, Performances &Material Culture.

Awards/Achievements –                                                                                                                    Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) granted by Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), New Delhi (2012-14).

Ph. D. awarded by North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong (2016).

Research Projects  –                                                                                                                              Ongoing Minor Research Project entitled “Origin and Development of the Lyngdohship in Khasi-Jaintia Society” sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research – North Eastern Regional Centre (ICSSR-NERC), Shillong.

Publications:                                                                                                               

Books:

  1. History of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Northeast India, DVS Publication, New Delhi-Guwahati, 2018. ISBN: 978-93-85839-28-3.

Articles:

  1. “Symbols of Material Culture in Khasi-Jaintia Society”, in Tilok Thakuria (ed.), Perspectives on Material Cultures of Northeast India, (In Press).*
  2. “Preservation of Cultural Heritage in Khasi Hills: A Historical Perspective”, in Akumla (ed.), Historical Development in North-East India: Trends and Perspectives. (in Press).*
  3. “Origin, Development and Changing Position of the Lyngdoh in Khasi-Jaintia Society”, in Tilok Thakuria (ed.), History and Culture in Northeast India, Laxmi Publisher, 2019. (In Press).*
  4. “History Writing and Identity of the Khasi-Jaintia of Northeast India”, in Rosy Yumnam and I. Amenla Changkija (eds.), Language and Discourse: Culture, Literature and Pedagogy in North East India, Magnolia Publication, Bhubaneshwar, pp. 150-166, 2018. ISBN: 9-789388-397049.
  5. “Reconstructing Identity in Northeast India: A Social History of the Khasi of Meghalaya”, Proceedings of North East India History Association, 38th Session, Dakshin Kamrup Girls’ College, Mirza, Assam, 2017, pp.470-484. Published Shillong, 2018. ISSN 2349-753X.
  6. “Colonial Construction of Identity and Response of the Khasi-Jaintia: Examining the Role of Education”, Spectrum – An International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 6, Issue 1, Jan-Jun 2018, pp.134-139. ISSN: 2319-6076.
  7. “History and History Writing: Some Relevant Approaches”, Proceedings of North East India History Association, 37th Session, Sikkim Government College, Gangtok, 2016, pp.24-32. Published Shillong, 2017. ISSN 2349-753X.
  8. “Who to be blamed? Studying Cultural Change in Khasi-Jaintia Society”, Man and Society – A Journal of North-East Studies, Vol. XIII, Winter 2016, pp. 175-187.
  9. “Identity and Cultural Formation of the Khasi: Role of the Seventh-day Adventist Church”, in Sudhir Singh (ed.), Ethnography in Northeast India & Its Surrounding, DVS Publishers, 2016, pp.111-122. ISBN 978-93-85839-02-3.
  10. “Church History or Social History: Debating in the Historiography of Northeast India”, Proceedings of North East India History Association, 36th Session, Mizoram University, Aizawl, 2015, pp.44-49. Published Shillong, 2016. ISSN 2349-753X.
  11. “Role of Traditional Priest and Church in Khasi Society: Beyond Rites and Rituals”, Proceedings of North East India History Association, 34th Session, Manipur University, Imphal, 2013. Published Shillong, 2014, pp.541-552. ISSN 2349-753X.
  12. “Khasi Society: A Relook at its Traditional Religion”, in L. Hmar (ed.), Religion, Beliefs and Practices in North East India, Mittal Publication, New Delhi, 2013, pp.239-258. ISBN- 8183244246.
  13. “The Seventh-day Adventist Church and Spread of Education in Khasi-Jaintia Hills”, Proceedings of North East India History Association, 33rd Session, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, 2012. Published Shillong, 2013, pp.633-642. ISSN 2349-753X.
  14. “Christian Mission History in Khasi-Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya: Seventh-day Adventist Church in Perspective”, Proceedings of North East India History Association, 32nd Session, Tripura University, Agartala, 2011. Published Shillong, 2012. pp. 421-421. ISSN 2349-753X.

Presentation (National/International Seminars and Conferences)

  • International (Abroad):
  1. “Khasi Matrilineal System: the Backbone of Khasi Culture”, paper presented at the International Conference on “Negotiating Ethnicity: Politics and Display of Cultural Identities in Northeast India”, 4-6 July, 2013, Vienna, Austria.
  • International (in India):
  1. “Socio-Cultural Significance of Water in Khasi Society”, paper presented at the International Seminar on ‘Understanding Water Crisis: The Way Forward”, 6-7 June 2019, Synod College, Shillong.
  2. “A Relook at Education and Social Change in Khasi-Jaintia Society”, paper presented at the International Seminar on Understanding the Tribes of Asia, Dept. of Education and Dept. of History, Synod College, 3- 4 Nov, 2016, Synod College, Shillong.
  3. “Identity and Cultural Formation of the Khasi-Jaintia of Northeast India: Role of Seventh-day Adventist Church”, paper presented at the Sixth Biennial International Conference of IAAPS, University of Calcutta, December 17-19, 2012.
  • National:
  1. “Visualising and Understanding the Past: Museums in Northeast India”, paper presented at the National Seminar on Contesting the Site of Sights: The Discourse of Visual Media Cultures with reference to Northeast India, EFL University, Shillong Campus, 10-11th June, 2019.
  2. “Cultural and Environmental Heritage in Northeast India: a Glimpse”, paper presented at Two Days National Seminar on Historical Development in North-East India: Trends and Perspectives Department of History, Don Bosco College, Kohima, 16 & 17 November 2018.
  3. “Symbols of Material Culture in Khasi-Jaintia Society”, paper presented at the ICHR Sponsored National Conference on “Perspectives on Material Cultures in Northeast India, organized by the Department of History and Archaeology, North- Eastern Hill University, Tura Campus, Meghalaya, 22-23 March 2018.
  4. “Cultural Performances and Social Identity of the Khasi-Jaintia of Meghalaya”, paper presented at the 78th Session of the Indian History Congress, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 28-30 December 2017.
  5. “Oral History: A Dialogue in Social History”, paper presented at the Third Biennial Conference of Oral History Association of India (OHAI), On Public Memory and Oral History organized by Oral History Association of India in collaboration with Department of History, Gauhati University, Guwahati, 13-14 November 2017.
  6. “Autonomy Issues in Meghalaya in the Context of Khasi-Garo Relations”, paper presented at the National Seminar on “Autonomy, Self-Determination and Sovereignty as Tools for Peace”, North Eastern Social Research Centre, Guwahati, 17-18 Dec, 2016.
  7. “History Writings on Identity in Northeast India: Reflections on the Khasi Society”, paper presented at the National Seminar on Tribals in the Contemporary Context: Myriad Perspectives from North-East IndiaDepartment of Anthropology, SCC, Ziro. ICSSR, IGRMS, & AnSI, 9-10 April, 2016, SCC, Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh.
  8. “Performances in Khasi-Jaintia Society in Changing Times”, paper presented at the National Seminar “Re-interpretations of the Past: The Discourse of Cultural Identity in South Asia”, Dept. of English, N.E.H.U., Shillong, 17-18 March, 2016.
  9. “Religious and Social Life of the Khasi and the Role of the Lyngdoh”, paper presented at the National Seminar on Changing Relationship between Religion and Society in North East India, Department of History, Dibrugarh University, 9 Nov, 2012.
  10. “Culture and Conversion: A Debate on the Impact of Christianity on Khasi Society”, paper presented at the National Seminar on “Understanding Religion and Society of North East India”, Department of History, Dibrugarh University, 28-29, September, 2012.
  • Regional:
  1. “Abused and Misused: Situating ‘Historical Negationism’ in Northeast India”, paper presented at the 39th Annual Conference of North East India History Association (NEIHA), Synod College, Shillong, 1-3 November 2018.
  2. “Reconstructing Identity in Northeast India: A Social History of the Khasi of Meghalaya”, paper presented at the 38th Annual Conference of North East India History Association (NEIHA), Dakshin Kamrup Girls’ College, Mirza, Assam, 2-4 October 2017.
  3. “History and History Writing: Some Relevant Thoughts”, paper presented at the 37th Annual Conference of North East India History Association (NEIHA),  Sikkim University, Gangtok,  10-12 Nov, 2016.
  4. “Church History or Social History: Debating in the Historiography of northeast India”, paper presented at the Thirty Sixth Annual Conference of North East India History Association (NEIHA), Mizoram University, Aizawl, 18-20 Nov, 2015.
  5. “Who should We Blame? Cultural Change in Khasi-Jaintia Society”, paper presented at the 1st Triennial Conference “Christianity and Culture in North East India”, 7-9 May, 2014, at Aizawl Theological College, Durtlang, Aizawl.
  6. “Role of Traditional Priest and Church in Khasi Society: Beyond Rites and Rituals”, paper presented at the 33rd Annual Conference of North East India History Association (NEIHA), Manipur University, Imphal, 11-13 Nov, 2013.
  7. “The Seventh-day Adventist Church and Spread of Education in Khasi-Jaintia Hills”, paper presentation at the Annual Conference of North East India History Association, Thirty Third Session, Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh, 1-3 Nov, 2012.
  8. “Christian Mission History in Khasi-Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya: Seventh-day Adventist Church in Perspective”, paper presented for 32nd Annual Conference of NEIHA, Tripura University, Agartala, 17-19 Nov. 2011.