Silk Roads seminar series

UCL institute of archaeology Silk Roads centre is hosting a lecture series on Mondays and select Fridays The Silk Roads Seminar Series is a joint series organised by the International Centre for Silk Roads Archaeology & Heritage, the Central Asian Archaeological Landscape project (CAAL), and the International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology (ICCHA), at the UCL Institute of Archaeology.   The series will explore three inter-related themes: archaeology in Central Asia (broadly related to the Silk Roads), the Maritime Silk Routes, and the geopolitics of the Silk Roads today.  Leading scholars in… Read More

Looking forward to 2021, but first… С нетерпением жду 2021 года, но сначала…

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

october musings

a brief list of a couple of events in november, websites, readings to inspire and inform Happy Autumn (or Spring as the case may be)!! This month’s listicle is a bit shorter than usual which can be a good thing given how busy everyone is. Despite the pandemic it seems the world is on the move! As always, please get in touch with any suggestions or comments. Big thanks to LIU Yunxiao for the photo of sunrise at Mo’er Temple, Kashgar, Xinjiang, July 2019. events in november Max Planck Institute for the… Read More