What we see now is a ‘convergence between what is happening in the 21st century in geopolitics and diplomacy and international affairs converging with the ways in which the Silk Road narrative is expanding and the money that goes into doing Silk Road research..
UCL institute of archaeology Silk Roads centre is hosting a lecture series on Mondays and select Fridays After 10 weeks of wonderful treats from twelve elite scholars in the field of archaeology and heritage along Silk Roads and Maritime Silk Routes, we have come to the end of the Silk Roads Seminar Series at the UCL Institute of Archaeology. If you missed any of the lectures you can read summaries (with links for further reading and reference). That post is being updated as the summaries become available so keep checking back. Enjoy… Read More
December musings on 2020 and January 2021 event dates … a shout out to Victoria Sluka for her ambitious quilting during the pandemic. As her fieldwork has been postponed, she has found alternative ways of engaging with her textile research by challenging herself: ‘I wanted to make a quilt with blocks more complicated than squares, triangles, and right angles. Since I find the math behind Islamic geometric patterns very interesting and love the blues used in traditional tilework, this seemed like a perfect and bold design to try. This design uses 62… Read More