Press & Awards



  • NTICVA Awards – Nehru Trust for the Indian Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Project: short research project and professional collaboration in India (April 2018 – April 2019).
  • Division of Archaeology Student-Staff Fund, Cambridge. Conference funding (CPG, Tübingen, Germany)


  • Fitch Laboratory Awards, British School at Athens, Greece. Project: Comparative study of Indus and Minoan social mechanisms for the adoption of new ceramic technologies. List of BSA Fitch Awards holders.
  • McDonald Institute Awards, Cambridge. Conference funding.
  • Division of Archaeology Student-Staff Fund, Cambridge. Conference funding.


  • ERC- European Research Council, PhD Scholarship, Cambridge. Horizon 2020 – Two Rains Project: Climate Change, Resilience and the Indus Civilisation.
  • McDonald Institute Awards, Cambridge. Conference funding.
  • Division of Archaeology Award, Cambridge. Conference funding.


  • UCL Institute of Archaeology Awards. Project: Indus and PGW Ceramic Analysis at BHU, Varanasi, India. 2010-2011


  • Erasmus Programme Scholarship, European Commission (EU). BA exchange (Italy, Rome – Spain, Madrid).


White, C. 2020. ‘Existing institutions and structures have failed’: report on postgraduate student experiences during Covid-19 pandemic. Available at:

Hall, R. 2020. Postgraduatestudents urge funders to extend grants over… Published by The Guardian on 26 Mar 2020. Available at:

GenomeWeb, 2020. Extension Call, Graduate students in the UK have sent a letter to funding groups to ask for their grants to be extended. Published on 27 March 2020. Available at.

Varsity News Team. Live: Coronavirus latest. Published by Varsity Online on 13 Mar 2020. Availabe at:

Louis Mian, 2020. Postgraduate application fee criticised as a ‘significant barrier’ to improving access Concerns have been raised that the £65 charge may stop talented students from applying. Published by Varsity. Available at:

Dorrell and Shtyrov, 2020. GU President says settled status feels “un-British” as Brexit day arrives. Published by Varsity on 31 January 2020. Available at:

EU Settlement Scheme: The Italian Cambridge student who … Published by Cambridgeshire Live on 29 Sep 2019. Available at:

Cambridge’s LGBTQ+ community explains why inclusive … Published by Cambridgeshire Live on 4 Nov 2019. Available at:
Alessandro Ceccarelli is Cambridge Uni’s first gay Graduate Union President. Alessandro was last years Cambs Uni LGBTQ+ Graduate Officer

Lally, C. 2019. ‘New-Su’ proposals for joint students’ union passed by referendum. In Varsity. Cambridge, UK. Available at: (21 November 2019)

Luxon, D., 2019. The blood, sweat and tears behind Cambridge Pride. Cambridge News, 7 August 2019 . [Accessed 15 Aug 2019].

Luxon, D. 2019. Cambridge academics have joined a fight against a ‘transphobic’ letter. Cambridge News.

Ceccarelli, A (2019). Interview with Chris Mann for BBC Radio, 29 January 2019. Available at: (Accessed: 31 January 2019).

Oliver Rhodes, 2019. Meet the candidates running for Graduate Union President. Available at: (07 March 2019)

Elizabeth Haigh, 2019. Briefing Week 7 – CUSU Elections and AI excitement. Available at: (04 March 2019)

Katy Bennett, et al. 2019. Sabbatical officer elections see narrow margins and unexpected victories. Available at: (08 March 2019)

Kiran Khanom, et al., 2019. Despite a number of highly-contested races, CUSU/GU election hustings see little conflict. Available at: (02 March 2019)

Katy Bennett, et al., 2019. CUSU/GU election hustings 2019 – As it happened. Available at: (01 March 2019)

“Archaiologia kai Technes” (Archaeology & Arts, 2018)  – The potter’s wheel and the Indus Civilisation.

HARN, Histories of Archaeology Research Network (2017). Personal Histories – new location. (2017) . The British Museum’s New Ancient Indus Exhibit. 

Ancient India and Iran Trust, Cambridge (2016). Action-packed 4th Allchin Symposium on South Asian Archaeology. 

DOWZR, Art and Culture (2015). India beyond time and distance.