Sukhrob BABAYEV

IICAS, DIRECTOR FOR STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT Sukhrob was born to study historiography and open new avenues of discovery on the pages of human history for the purpose of preserving cultural heritage for future generations. From teaching archaeology at the University of Bukhara to becoming a specialist and later head of the Department of Cultural Heritage of Bukhara Region he has persistently led efforts to educate and spread knowledge about this area. His experience in Bukhara and on numerous international projects, including for UNESCO, as well as studying 8 languages he now brings to… Read More

Nurbol BAIMUKHANOV

Shejire DNA project, independent researcher Nurbol’s education focused on law and economics but more importantly he is inspired by the latest discoveries in the field of paleogenetic research. ‘We now have the opportunity to take a new look at the evolutionary processes of development and the stages of formation of human history. Thanks to modern technologies, we are able to verify history and show how it really happened.’ Over the past 10 years, he has been engaged in research in the fields of genetics, history, and archaeology, resulting in the documentary trilogy… Read More

Stella BICKELMANN

UCL, RESEARCH ASSISTANT Stella has a background in field archaeology. After completing her MA History of Art and/or Archaeology at SOAS in 2001, she worked on and supervised excavations in London for archaeological companies, including MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology). Her interest in South Asian and Himalayan archaeology has led to her involvement in excavations in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India. Her doctoral research studies the impact of climate change on the cultural heritage landscape of the Himalayan region of Ladakh, where she has collaborated with various heritage organisations since 2011. At CAAL… Read More