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Didier Bouakaze-Khan
  • 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 October 2015 Didier has been Assistant Professor at the Middle Eastern Technical University (METU) in Ankara Turkey. Within the Settlement Archaeology Program: he is working on Rock Art Archaeology and Management of Rock Art Sites. In 2010/2011 Didier 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).

Research Interests

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

Whilst Didier is currently on a visiting Professorship at METU in Ankara, he is still associated with the Heritage Studies Section at the Institute. He was also until recently a member of the Archaeology and Development Research Network at UCL. Both of his postgraduate courses are on the optional list of courses at the Institute. He is also supervising PhD students from his new post at METU on scholarship at UCL.

  • Bouakaze-Khan, D. et al. (Forthcoming 2017). "New approaches to Legacy Data in Archaeology", Settlement Archaeology Series 6, Ege Yayinlari
  • Bouakaze-Khan, D. & Erciyas, B. (ed.) (Forthcoming). "Management of Archaeological sites in Turkey. Perspectives from the field." Proceedings of the EAA Session on management of Archaeological Sites in Turkey
  • Bouakaze-Khan, D. (ed.) (Forthcoming). “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. (2016). "Tsodilo Management: prospect and future", SAfA Seminar, Toulouse
  • 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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