UCL, RESEARCH ASSISTANT I am just starting an MA in the archaeology and heritage of Asia, with a focus on Central Asia and am excited to study past peoples’ use of plants in food, rituals, and medicine, and the ways in which this often folkloric knowledge is shared. Having been interested in archaeology since the age of 13, I became drawn to the study of food because it is one of the most quintessential aspects of culture. The nuances of food culture reflect our social ties, customs, individual tastes, and accumulated history… Read More

Review of the 6th Islamic Archaeology Day

On 1 February, organised by Corisande Fenwick (UCL), Rahil Alipour (UCL), Hugh Kennedy (SOAS), Scott Redford (SOAS), and Tim Williams (UCL) an international group of established scholars and early career researchers gathered together to hear new discoveries and ongoing investigations into the archaeology of a geographically and culturally diverse region. The day began with Michelina Di Cesare (La Sapienza-Rome) on the Great Mosque of Kufa at Qasr al-Imara (Iraq) where the 7th century mosque is getting new attention. Recorded in texts from the period as well having its foundations described by Ibn… Read More