january 2023 musings

a few events and readings to begin the year with From all of us to all of you, a happy and healthy 2023!! If you don’t already follow the Silk Roads Programme from King’s College, Cambridge, here is a link to upcoming events – hybrid for those who can’t make to in-person events. Also, from Cambridge, Gandhara Connections, is hosting a hybrid international workshop: Their website states: ‘”Classical Art and Ancient India”, which will be hosted in person in Oxford and online via Zoom on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd March 2023…. Read More

october 2022 musings

ARCHAEOLOGY, CLIMATE ACTION, AFGHANISTAN, SILK ROAD THINGS TO READ ARCHAEOLOGY This little discovery in Kyrgyzstan: As reported in AKIPress: ‘A joint Uzbek-Italian archaeological expedition discovered the ruins of an ancient defensive structure in Pastdargom district of Samarkand region in Uzbekistan…’ Paleolithic occupation of arid Central Asia in the Middle Pleistocene by Emma M. Finestone et al. in PLOS One. We are so pleased to congratulate colleagues on the award of a Leverhulme Trust research grant for the project Rivers of the Silk Roads: how water shaped societies and empires in Central Asia…. Read More

september 2022 musings

hampstead heath july 2022

a short look at some climate related news and projects in Central Asia Editor’s note: photo was taken amid the drought, Hampstead Heath, London, July 2022. NEWS As always, CAREC continues to work for climate issues in Central Asia by participating in international fora. At the moment they are working with representatives on preparing for COP27. The Third Pole reported on the July glacier collapse filmed by British tourists. June article from Nature: Climate change is turning more of Central Asia into desert: The rapid expansion will have significant impacts on ecosystems… Read More