october musings

a brief list of a couple of events in november, websites, readings to inspire and inform Happy Autumn (or Spring as the case may be)!! This month’s listicle is a bit shorter than usual which can be a good thing given how busy everyone is. Despite the pandemic it seems the world is on the move! As always, please get in touch with any suggestions or comments. Big thanks to LIU Yunxiao for the photo of sunrise at Mo’er Temple, Kashgar, Xinjiang, July 2019. events in november Max Planck Institute for the… Read More

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