August 2022 musings
end of summer lists of new articles on #Archaeology in #CentralAsia, new projects and books to enjoy
may 2022 musings
A LITERATURE FESTIVAL, two new books on herat, a database of sites in xinjiang, dunhuang forgeries conference now online and so much more – enjoy!! SILK ROAD LITERARY FESTIVAL: 17-21 sEPTEMBER 2022, TASHKENT & bUKHARA, uZBEKISTAN ‘The Silk Road Literary Festival raises the profile of literature from and about Central Asia and the Silk Road, and supports the creative and commercial development of the region’s publishing sector. In 2022 the festival will be hosted in Uzbekistan and online, with 50 events including talks, talking walks, children’s activities, and workshops.’ ‘Литературный фестиваль «Шелковый… Read More
what’s new with you?
As archaeologists accustomed to encountering new situations we are, on a basic level, adept at adaptation, problem solving, quick fix-its to boots and tires, communicating across languages and cultures, working with strangers and extended field seasons with minimal home comforts – how many of us have been weeks without running water, never mind toilet paper? You may live similarly. You retain for decades friendships formed over a few shared meals. Your families are both nuclear and extended and you adopt each other’s concerns as your own. You are a tribe of action… Read More