Saturday, 14 July 2012

Archaeology of the Southern Taklamakan

International Conference

Archaeology of the Southern Taklamakan: Hedin and Stein’s Legacy and New Explorations

IDPThe British Library and SOAS
8th-10th November, 2012

Organised with the Xinjiang Institute of Archaeology 新疆文物考古研究所
Supported by:
Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
Sino-British Fellowship Trust
Arts & Humanities Research Council
This conference will take place as part of Asian Art in London 2012

Participants and Papers

Abulkasim Anwar (Xinjiang Institute of Archaeology)
Recent Discoveries at Keriya Tombs
Idris Abdurusul (Xinjiang Institute of Archaeology)
New Multidisciplinary Research on Xiaohe Culture
Stefan Baums (University of Munich)
The Kharoṣṭhī Documents from Niya and Their Contribution to Gāndhārī Studies
Joe Cribb (British Museum)
Chinese and Indian influences on Khotanese money, 1st–2nd century AD
Corinne Debaine-Francfort (Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris)
Sino-French Excavations at Keriya
Philippe Forêt (University of St. Gallen)
'An Interesting Geographical Change': Hedin, Stein and Huntington's surveys of climate change
Michael Frachetti (Washington University in St. Louis)
Ancient Pastoralism High and Low: Mountain nomads and their link with desert economies of Inner Asia
Henri-Paul Francfort (Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris)
Some Aspects of Early Ornamental and Figurative Arts in Xinjiang: Ancient discoveries and new researches
Valerie Hansen (Yale University)
Kroraina and Khotan in Historic Records and Excavated Documents
Puay-Peng Ho (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Form and Meaning: Architecture of the Buddhist kingdoms around the Taklamakan Desert between the 4th–7th centuries AD
Leo Aoi Hosoya (Kyoto University)
Rise and Fall of Arid Area Life: A case study of Xiaohe Tomb site (1,600–1,000 BC), Xinjiang
Kojima Yasutaka (Chair, Academic Research Organisation for Niya, Bukkyo University)
Sino-Japanese Research at Dandan-Uliq and Niya: An overview
Li Jun (Xinjiang Bureau of Cultural Relics)
Overview of Archaeology in the Southern Taklamakan from 1949 and the Current Role of XJIA
Li Wenying (Xinjiang Institute of Archaeology)
Prehistoric Textiles Discoveries and Research
Lukas Nickel (SOAS, University of London)
Ceramic Building Materials in the Taklamakan
Jan Romgard (Stockholm University)
The Puzzles of the Taklamakan from a History of Science Perspective
Rozi Nijat (Xinjiang Institute of Archaeology)
The Removal and Conservation of Excavated Wall Paintings
Yo-Ichiro Sato (Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto)
DNA Testing of Plant and Animal Remains from Xiaohe
Armin Selbitschka (Stanford University)
From Western Asian Glass Beakers to Chinese Silk Robes: telling evidence retrieved from burials along the southern rim of the Taklamakan desert
Oktor Skjærvø (Harvard University)
The 7th/8th-century Khotanese Legal Documents
Matkasim Tomur (Khotan Institute for Cultural Relics and Archaeology)
Recent Archaeological Work at Khotan
Håkan Wahlquist (Museum of Ethnography, Stockholm )
Sven Hedin and Huang Wenbi: The Sino-Swedish expeditions and their legacy
Folke Bergman and the Discovery of Xiaohe
Helen Wang (British Museum)
Money in the Southern Taklamakan
Susan Whitfield (IDP, The British Library)
Following Stein at Niya
Tim Williams (Institute of Archaeology, University College, London)
Mapping the Southern Taklamakan


Programme to follow

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