Covid-19 and Creativity

a list of websites, articles, projects displaying adaptation and resilience in response to the pandemic Herewith a bevy of links for your work and spare time. Many of these websites are rabbit holes of wonderfulness and you can easily click on just one link and find yourself, hours later, somewhere entirely new. This spring and summer have been well, not unlike a rabbit hole of pandemic related adaptations and resilience and news too often horrid. Among all this however, have been some pretty tremendous conversations; some not new but being broadcast in… Read More

august listicle

LINK LISTICLE ON CENTRAL ASIA/SILK ROADS, BUDDHISM, CHINA, AND CLIMATE/ENVIRONMENt for your transition from summer to autumn Despite August being a month of holiday for many UK and European residents and many people elsewhere in the world either in various phases of lockdown or out on archaeological fieldwork (lucky dogs!), it has been busy online with webinars and tweets and oh, so many new publications. So, I’m publishing another listicle for your reading pleasure. This time I’ve limited the topics to Central Asia/Silk Roads, Buddhism, China, and climate/environment. First I wish to… Read More

Untying the knots of Central Asian carpets

‘Because I am primarily interested in technological systems, innovation, and the evolution thereof, my fieldwork tends to focus on documenting the processes involved in pile textile production.’