may 2022 musings

A LITERATURE FESTIVAL, two new books on herat, a database of sites in xinjiang, dunhuang forgeries conference now online and so much more – enjoy!! SILK ROAD LITERARY FESTIVAL: 17-21 sEPTEMBER 2022, TASHKENT & bUKHARA, uZBEKISTAN ‘The Silk Road Literary Festival raises the profile of literature from and about Central Asia and the Silk Road, and supports the creative and commercial development of the region’s publishing sector. In 2022 the festival will be hosted in Uzbekistan and online, with 50 events including talks, talking walks, children’s activities, and workshops.’ ‘Литературный фестиваль «Шелковый… Read More

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

LIU Yunxiao

ucl, research assistant Yunxiao is currently pursuing a PhD focusing on the management of under researched archaeological sites along the Oases Routes in Xinjiang. This work will contribute to the GIS mapping and analysis of sites in this region as they relate to those of Central Asia, thus creating a larger and more inclusive inventory of what is extant and how cross-border knowledge and collaboration contributes to documentation and protection of sites. Her previous work has included internships at the Dunhuang Research Academy where she examined conservation efforts against destructive disease in… Read More