january 2022 musings

some terrific reading here – enjoy!! First, we wish to congratulate project Principal Investigator and Professor Tim Williams on being awarded The Sir Richard Burton Medal, 2022 by the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Nominated by Professor Susan Whitfield who writes ‘Tim is known in particular for his long-running exploration, archaeological and documentation projects in Beirut and Central Asia, for his collaborations with local partners on the Silk Road and for UNESCO and ICOMOS Silk Roads mapping. He has worked in circumstances and regions which are extremely challenging, both… Read More

December 2021 year-end roundup

Here’s to 2022, but before we get there, we are pleased to take a look back at 2021. кликните сюда, читать по-русски Впереди 2022 год, но прежде чем мы войдем в Новый год давайте с удовольствием оглянемся на 2021 год. 请点击此处阅读中文版: 2022年即将到来,我们值此辞旧迎新之际共同回顾中亚考古景观(CAAL)项目组2021年的主要科研活动及学术成果。 Silk Road Seminar Series Beginning in January, Tim Williams, Pang Rui, and Dorian Fuller (jointly representing CAAL, the International Centre for Silk Roads Archaeology & Heritage, and the International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology) hosted a seminar series focusing on the larger Silk Roads. These Zoominars, well attended by… Read More

november 2021 musings

plov with yellow carrots and raisins, bukhara, uzbekistan 2019

links to post COP26 reflections from CAREC and UCL and sooo much more CLIMATE NEWS AND RESEARCH If you haven’t been able to keep up with all the activities that CAREC have organised at COP26, they have very helpfully posted regular news updates on their website in addition to what else they are working on…catch up HERE. Last month we drew your attention to CAREC attending COP26 as well as a group of UCL researchers. The UCL group have written up some of their reflections and started a podcast: Read their comments… Read More