BACH Project News
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16th-17th January 2015
June 16th 2014
BACH team member, Paul Wordsworth, talks about road networks and the city of Balkh at the Oriental Institute, Oxford.
March 21st 2014
Four papers by BACH team members will present aspects of our research at the forthcoming 9ICAANE conference 9-13th June, 2014. (More details here)
June 12th 2014
The 9th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ICAANE) is currently underway, at which five BACH members will be delivering papers. For more details please see here
March 19th 2014
On the 19th March 2014 Edmund Herzig presented "The Balkh Art and Cultural Heritage Project: New Research in the Urban History and Archaeology of Afghanistan and Central Asia" at the Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University.
May 23rd 2014
Project member Paul Wordsworth in an online interview for the Centre for Advance Spatial Analysis, UCL, talking about BACH work in Afghanistan and the use of GIS in Central Asian archaeology. Click here to listen to the podcast.
March 4th 2014
Professor Stefan Heidemann will present aspects of the BACH numismatic research, at ISAW, New York
May 21st 2014
BACH member presents at the Edgar Wind Society, Oxford
9ICAANE conference 9-13th June, 2014
Four papers by BACH team members will present aspects of our research at the forthcoming 9ICAANE conference 9-13th June, 2014:
Azad, Arezou: 'The Landscape of Early Islamic Balkh'
Bessard, Fanny and Kennedy, Hugh: 'Patterns of Urbanism in Early Islamic Iran and Central Asia I & II'
Heidemann, Stefan and Naue, Matthias: 'Balkh. Lessons on Urban Growth from the Coin Finds'
Siméon, Pierre: 'New Data on Islamic Material Culture from the Central-Asian margins: Dehistan and Balkh ceramic studies'
May 17th-18th 2014
BACH member chairs panel at conference on "Connecting the Silk Road. Trade, People & Social Networks (400-1300 AD)"
7 Feb 2014
Stuart Gillespie profiles the Balkh Art and Cultural Heritage Project in this week's Blueprint, the Oxford University staff magazine. Read the article here.
April 14th 2014
Forthcoming workshop on Bactria and the transition to Islam - a workshop on 'Bactria and the transition to Islam' will be held on the 10th-11th of May, organised by The Ancient India and Iran Trust, Cambridge, and the BACH Project. Please note that numbers are strictly limited so if you are interested in attending then please register as soon as possible. See this PDF for details
30 Jan 2014
Book launch for Sacred Landscape of Medieval Afghanistan - Revisiting the Fada'il-i Balkh by BACH member Arezou Azad at Blackwell's Bookshop Oxford