Geocultural power: the revival of the Silk Roads in the 21st century
11 January 2021, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Tim Winter (University of Western Australia, Perth) will give the first seminar in the Term II UCL Institute of Archaeology thematic series on the Silk Roads on 11 January.
This event is free.
Tim Williams/Rui Pang
The Term II seminar series, organised by the International Centre for Silk Roads Archaeology & Heritage, the Central Asian Archaeological Landscape project (CAAL), and the International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology (ICCHA), and being held online via Zoom, will explore three inter-related themes: archaeology in Central Asia (broadly related to the Silk Roads), the Maritime Silk Routes, and the geopolitics of the Silk Roads today.
Mondays, from 4pm, via Zoom
- January 11: Prof Tim Winter (University of Western Australia, Perth) Geocultural power: the revival of the Silk Roads in the 21st century
- January 18: Dr Dmitry Voyakin (Director of the International Institute for Central Asian Studies, Samarkand) Recent Archaeological Discoveries in Kazakhstan, including an investigation of Aral Sea Region
- January 25: Prof Simon Kaner (Executive Director, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, & Director, Centre for Japanese Studies, University of East Anglia) Nara to Norwich: art and belief at the ends of the Silk Roads
- February 1: Dr Helen Persson Swain (Freelance) Curating the V&A Stein Collection
- February 8: Dr Marco Nebbia (UCL), with Dr Gai Jorayev (UCL) The Central Asian Archaeological Landscape project: remote sensing and landscape change
- February 22: Dr Veronica Walker-Vadillo (University of Helsinki) Ports and Harbours of Southeast Asia: human-environment entanglements in early modern maritime trade networks
- March 1: Dr Bérénice Bellina-Pryce (Maison Archéologie Ethnologie, CNRS & University of Paris-Nanterre) Recent work on riverine ports in Myanmar
- March 8: Dr Robert Spengler (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) Seed-dispersal mechanisms in plant domestication
- March 15: Dr June Wang (Associate Professor of Urban Geography, Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong) The Silk Roads and geopolitics in heritage
- March 22: Dr Anke Hein (Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford) Human Response to high altitude environmental change on the eastern rim of the Tibetan Plateau
Additional related seminars:
Fridays from 10am, via Zoom
- February 26: Prof Himanshu Prabha Ray (Center for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University & Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies) Maritime Networks in the Indian Ocean
- March 5: Prof Sarah Ward (Visiting Professor of Maritime Archaeology, Dalian Maritime University's Centre for Maritime History and Culture Research) Asian underwater cultural heritage
- March 12: Prof Ma Jian (Northwest University, Xi’an) Archaeology in the Eastern Tianshan Mountains
All welcome! Any enquiries about the series may be directed to Rui Pang who should be contacted for Zoom links.