Sunday, 20 January 2013

Art and Archaeology of Central Asia

Art and Archaeology of Central Asia: Works in Progress is a Colloquium brings together leading specialists on early cultures of the heart of Eurasia. 

The nine talks will discuss most recent and yet unpublished work on early nomads and sedentary people along the Silk Road.

The event is organized and sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts/Art History, Department of Anthropology, Middle Eastern and Central Asian Program, and Hofstra Cultural Center.

The Colloquium will take place on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Breslin Hall Room 105 Hofstra University, Hempstead, Long Island, 25 miles east of NYC.

Session I (11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.):
Michael D. Frachetti, Washington University in St. Louis
Agriculture and Mining among Highland Mobile Pastoralists of Semirech’e (3000 - 1500 BCE)

Claudia Chang, Sweet Briar College, Virginia
Progress on the Archaeological Researches on Iron Age settlements on the Talgar Fan

Perry Tourtellott, Sweet Briar College, Virginia
Mortuary and Settlement Landscapes of the Iron Age: Talgar Fan and Beyond

Session II (1:30 p.m. -  4:15 p.m.):
 Pavel Lurje, Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia
Personal Names throughout the History of Chorasmia

Fiona Kid, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Some New Thoughts on the Procession Scene in the Paintings of Akchakhan-kala

Anna Feuerbach, Hofstra University
Recent Research on Industrial Remains at Ancient Merv

Session III (4:00 p.m. -  6:00 p.m.)
 Aleksandr Naymark, Hofstra University
Sogdian Palimpsest Towns

Soeren Stark, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University
Excavations of a Fort in the Kampirak Wall Surrounding the Bukharan Oasis

Zhanara Nauruzbayeva, Columbia University
Nomadism in Kazakhstan's Contemporary Art

For more information contact: Aleksandr Naymark at (516) 463-6305 or

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