ZHAO Zhehao

ucl, research assistant Zhehao’s (Steven) doctoral research focuses on the management of Maritime Silk Roads sites under the influence of globalisation. He is exploring different approaches in terms of conceptualisation, conservation, interpretation, and World Heritage nomination processes at sites in China and Saudi Arabia as well as others in between. His position at the National Center of Underwater Cultural Heritage allows his work building a GIS data platform for underwater sites. As the overland and maritime routes are closely intertwined Zhehao’s sea-based research provides the CAAL project with a unique perspective. He… 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