april 2022 musings

ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS FROM CENTRAL ASIA AND CHINA + SOME THINGS JUST FOR FUN ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS & PUBLICATIONS & A NEW GRANT REEXAMINING INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN MEDIEVAL CHINA A post on archaeology highlights in Tajikistan from 2021: CAAL partner, Tatyana Filiminova ‘spoke about the latest findings of scientists from the Asia-Plus Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography of the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan’. Каждый год 15 августа отмечается День археолога. О последних находках ученых Института истории, археологии и этнографии Академии наук Таджикистана «Азия-Плюс» рассказали ведущий научный сотрудник отдела археологии, кандидат исторических наук… Read More

march 2022 musings

CENTRAL ASIA & UKRAINE + THE Qarakhanids + SHRIMP IN THE ARAL SEA Steppe Sisters: early career conference, tashkent september 2022 ‘The Steppe Sisters Network supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will hold a conference for early career researchers at the National Center of Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan in Tashkent from September 5-7, 2022. The training workshop is designed to enhance the capacity of women researchers in history, archaeology, ecology and anthropology and create a community of scholars interested in Central and Inner Asian Research. The conference… Read More

archaeology and the world, february 2022

A SHORT REFLECTION ON HOW OUR WORK INTERSECTS WITH OUR WORLD FOLLOWED BY good news LINKS TO CURRENT RESEARCH As archaeologists who surround ourselves, often internalising, the vestiges of past lives—conflicts, daily ephemera, societal shifts manifested in material culture— we cannot separate our intellectual interests from the world we live in. We jump between the long view and checking social media or email feeds. We find grand narratives in the tiniest of grains—evidence of long-distance migration and trade only visible through a microscope. We recognise that these days, indeed in our connected… Read More