Bloomsbury Summer School
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Forthcoming Study Days
17th January 2019
Of Caravans and Crossroads: Cultures of Central Asia and the Silk Road in Antiquity
Saturday 8th June 2019
A study day with Dr Paul Wordsworth and Dr Gai Jorayev.
- 10.00 am - 5.30 pm
- Cruciform Lecture Theatre, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
- Tickets: £40 (includes morning and afternoon refreshments but not lunch)
Map of the Silk Road
Dr Paul Wordsworth (left) and Dr Gai Jorayev (right)
The first three lectures will be given by Dr Paul Wordsworth, Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. Paul’s research focuses on the archaeology of the medieval Caucasus and Central Asia. He is currently directing a new archaeological project exploring the remains of a frontier city of the early Islamic Caliphate in Azerbaijan, and has carried out extensive archaeological fieldwork in Central Asia (Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan). The fourth lecture will be given by Dr Gai Jorayev, Research Associate at UCL’s Institute of Archaeology. Gai specialises in the archaeology and heritage of Central Asia, and is Deputy Director of the Ancient Merv Project.
The four lectures will be:
- The Origins of the Silk Road and the Genesis of Trans-Asian Connections
- Whither the Sogdians? Central Asian Traders and their Culture in the Classical and Late Antique Periods
- Islam on the High-Roads of Asia: travel in the Medieval period through the lands of Bukhara and Samarkand
- The Heritage of the Great Silk Roads
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