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  • Dr Didier Bouakaze-Khan
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer
  • d.bouakaze-khan@ucl.ac.uk
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

Didier Bouakaze-Khan

Since 2010 Didier has worked as a Heritage Management Consultant for Archaeology South-East and the Centre for Applied Archaeology at UCL. He is course co-ordinator for two courses at the IoA: ARCLG228 Rock Art Studies: Theories, Methods and Management and ARCLG229 World Rock Art: from Palaeolithic to Present.

Having gained his PhD in Archaeology and Anthropology at the Sorbonne University Paris in 2002 he went on to work as a lecturer in Istanbul. He has also worked as Principal World Heritage Curator at the National Museum of Botswana and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Rock Art Research Institute in Johannesburg. He is currently a member of: the International Union of Anthropological & Ethnological Sciences, Commission on Nomadic Population; the Australian Rock Art Association; the Societe des Africanistes, France; the Pan-African Association of Archaeologists; South African Professional Archaeologists (ASAPA); and the Society of Africanist Archaeologists (SAfA).

Didier's research interests include:

  • Rock Art Studies worldwide
  • Conservation & Management of Rock Art Sites
  • Archaeology of Art
  • Modelization for Rock Art Interpretation of nomadic people
  • Anthropological approach to African Rock Art
  • History of Rock Art archaeology

He is also a member of the Archaeology and Development Research Network at UCL.

  • Bouakaze-Khan, D. (ed.) (Forthcoming 2013). “World perspectives on Rock Art Sites Management”, Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites.
  • Bouakaze-Khan, D. (Forthcoming). “Rock Art of the Horn of Africa”, BAR International Series, Archaeopress.
  • Bouakaze-Khan, D. (Forthcoming). “The Rock Art at Tsodilo Hills (Botswana): participatory conservation planning”. INORA
  • Bouakaze-Khan, D. (2012). Review: Blundell, G. et al. (eds.), Seeing and Knowing. Understanding rock art with and without ethnography, Wits University Press. In Azania: Archaeological research in Africa, vol. 47, No. 4, 535-37
  • Bouakaze-Khan, D. (2011). “Introduction: Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites in Sub-Saharan Africa”, co-authored with Ceri Ashley. In Ashley, C. & D. Bouakaze-Khan (eds.), Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites, vol.13, No.2-3, 95-102
  • Bouakaze-Khan, D. (2011). “Review: Cultural Heritage and the Law. Protecting Immovable Heritage in English-Speaking Countries of Sub-Saharan Africa.” W. Ndoro et al. (eds.) ,ICCROM Conservation Studies; and “Review: Protection juridique du patrimoine culturel immobilier: orientations pour les pays francophones de l’Afrique subsaharienne. B. Rakotomamonjy. In Ashley, C. & D. Bouakaze-Khan (eds.). Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites, vol.13, no.2-3, 283-5
  • Bouakaze-Khan, D. (2011). Pastoralist’s ways of making culture in the Horn of Africa. African Archaeology Seminar series, Institute of Archaeology, March 2011, UCL
  • Bouakaze-Khan, D. (2010). Voir Ça, Savoir. Echanges sur l’Art Contemporain et l’Art Préhistorique. French Ministry of Culture/DRAC Aquitaine/Pôle International de la Préhistoire.
  • Bouakaze-Khan, D. (2010). World Heritage Conservation as development opportunity in Southern Africa. Centre for Applied Archaeology Seminar, 23 May 2010, UCL
  • Bouakaze-Khan, D. (2010). Perspectives for the development of World Heritage. African Archaeology Research Day, Cambridge University, November 2010

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