‘Spying’ on the Amu Darya

After georeferencing a number of CORONA images dating from June-July 1970 it is possible to appreciate how the riverine area has been drastically transformed through processes of soil deposition to the upstream and soil erosion towards the downstream…


UCL, research fellow Rui’s background in managing archaeological sites in China has provided her with an in-depth knowledge of policy and collaboration between diverse groups of administrative and private individuals. Her current work with the International Centre for Chinese Heritage & Archaeology and the Arcadia-funded project Survey and Digital Documentation of Endangered Temple Wall Paintings in Shanxi has further given her the opportunity to work with prominent researchers and conservators as well as the institutional bodies critical to such endeavours. Additionally, she is working with colleagues from Northwest University (Xi’an, China) on… Read More

WANG Shaohan

ucl, research assistant 2020-2021 Shaohan completed her thesis at UCL where she investigated the serial transboundary protection and coordinated management of nominated sites along the Silk Roads. She is most passionate about visiting the sites and getting familiar with the local cultural scene. Experiencing the relationship between a site and its surroundings and looking into the impact of political and socioeconomic pressures are what drives her curiosity. Interestingly, as a swimmer and theatre goer her life is full of the correspondence between environment and human and between humans in relation to their… Read More