Institute of Archaeology


Central Asia Seminar Group 2020

07 March 2020, 10:00 am–6:00 pm

Central Asia Seminar Group 2020

The 4th annual Central Asia Seminar Group will take place at the UCL Institute of Archaeology on 7 March.

This event is free.

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David Fallon


Room 612
Institute of Archaeology
31-34 Gordon Square
United Kingdom

The day of presentations will cover archaeological and heritage topics related to working in, and researching subjects relevant to, Central Asia. Having no subject or chronological limits, the event will express the diversity of Central Asia.

The event is designed to be an encouraging, though not casual, environment for people with a shared interest in Central Asia to meet, and listen to papers that are stimulating and innovative. Attendees will be members of the general public with an interest in Central Asia, university based and independent researchers, representatives of regional organisations, and professionals working in the region.

Speakers include: Loren Cowin University of Kiel speaking on Merv, Turkmenistan. Marco Nebbia database manager of the CAAL Project speaking on Digital technologies and the protection of archaeological landscapes. Carmen Ting University of Cambridge speaking on Central Asian Islamic glazes during the 9th to 13th centuries CE .Lauren Morris Freiburg University speaking on the Kushan traders. Katie Campbell Oxford University speaking on analysing archaeological data from urban sites in Central Asia. Aydogdy Kurbanov Lyon University speaking on the origin of the Hephthalites. Sara Peterson SOAS speaking on cultural connections of the Oxus around the 1st century CE. Simone Mantellini Bologna University speaking on Samarkand. Roland Lin, UNESCO speaking on Central Asia World Heritage Nomination.

The event is free but booking is essential via Eventbrite (link above). Any queries about the event may be directed to David Fallon.