Institute of Archaeology


Susan Whitfield - Honorary Associate Professor

Susan Whitfield

Name: Dr Susan Whitfield

Honorary Title: Honorary Associate Professor

Email: s.whitfield@ucl.ac.uk 

IoA staff nominator’s name and email address:  

Tim Williams tim.d.williams@ucl.ac.uk 


Susan collaborates with Tim Williams, Pang Rui, Gai Joryaev and others at the UCL Institute of Archaeology including teaching on the Silk Road MA and consultation on CAAL and Shaanxi Wall Paintings projects. 


Selected publications (2014-)

  • ‘Alfalfa, Pasture and the Horse in China: A Review’ Quaderni di Studi Indo-Mediterranei (Bologna) 12 (2019 [2020]): 227–245. Ephraim  Nissan (ed.), Sino-Iranica’s Centennial. Between East and West, Exchanges of Material and Ideational Culture. 
  • with Michelle Wang and Xin Wen, ‘Buddhism and Silk: Reassessing a Painted Banner from Medieval Central Asia in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.’ Metropolitan Museum Journal 55 (2020): 8-25.  
  • ‘The Expanding Silk Road: UNESCO and BRI.’  In Eva Myrdal (ed.). Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities. 81 (2020): 23–42.  
  • Silk Roads: Peoples, Cultures, Landscapes (editor and contributor). London: Thames and Hudson 2019. 
  • Silk, Slaves and Stupas: Material Culture of the Silk Road. Oakland: University of California Press 2018.