Art and Archaeology of Central Asia: Works in Progress Colloquium

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 The nine talks will discuss most recent and yet unpublished work on early nomads and sedentary people along the Silk Road.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


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



Saturday, January 26, 2013


Free and open to the public



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