Institute of History and Cultural Heritage, Kyrgyz Republic

Институт истории и культурного наследия Bakyt AMANBAEVA‘s team has been working with the Manuscript Archive of the Institute of Language and Literature of the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic (the former archive of the Department of Social Sciences of the Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz SSR) which contains 4300 items. A significant portion of this collection are documents from archaeological expeditions (work programmes, instructions, plans, diaries, route maps, photographs and reports) dating from the 1920s to the 1950s. Simultaneously, they have been working with materials from the Department… Read More


Institute of History and Cultural Heritage, KYRGYZSTAN, HEAD OF DEPARTMENT AND CAAL TEAM LEADER Bakyt, a descendent of nomads, is primarily attracted to the constant movement and search for the unknown inherent in the archaeology discipline. Following completion of a graduate degree from the Leningrad Department of the Institute of Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (now the Institute of the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences) she worked her way up from a lab technician to her current position as lead researcher, being awarded… Read More

link listicle!!

Ta da…a listicle!!! Not as nice as a popsicle but who says you can’t enjoy them together?! Herewith a list – somewhat random but I’m sure you can find a thread of logic somewhere – of readings, news clippings, videos, websites, and other miscellaneous stuff I’ve collected over the past several months. Much of this was bookmarked on ye olde commute and I’ve only just looked over it again. There are no recommendations, no endorsements here, it’s just a list in no particular order and only loosely categorised. Some of the pieces… Read More