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OCAAAC Lecture Series
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OCAAAC Occasional Lecture Series

Upcoming Lectures
Urban archaeology at the edge of the Islamic world: unpicking the structure of medieval frontier towns in the Caucasus and Central Asia
Urban archaeology at the edge of the Islamic world: unpicking the structure of medieval frontier towns in the Caucasus and Central Asia

Dr Paul Wordsworth

Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford

Monday 20 February 2017, 16.30–17.30

Institute of Archaeology, Lecture Room


Rus on the Upper Volga: Archaeological Perspectives on Settlement, Identity and Power in the Viking and Post-Viking Age
Rus on the Upper Volga: Archaeological Perspectives on Settlement, Identity and Power in the Viking and Post-Viking Age

Prof. Nikolai Makarov

Institute of Archaeology, Russian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 22 February 2017, 16.00–17.00

Institute of Archaeology, Lecture Room


Tectonic Archaeology in Japan: disaster archaeology based in geological processes
Tectonic Archaeology in Japan: disaster archaeology based in geological processes

Professor Gina Barnes

Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts, SOAS

Monday 27 February 2017, 16.30–17.30

Institute of Archaeology, Lecture Room


Technological innovation and conservatism in Iron Age ceramics from southern Europe
Technological innovation and conservatism in Iron Age ceramics from southern Europe

Dr Michela Spataro,

British Museum

Sunday 05 March 2017, 16.30–17.30

Institute of Archaeology, Lecture Room


Previous Lectures
Transporting the Fragile: Chinese Han Dynasty Lacquer Boxes on the Crimean Peninsula
Transporting the Fragile: Chinese Han Dynasty Lacquer Boxes on the Crimean Peninsula

Dr Margarete Prüch

Institute of East Asian Art History, University of Heidelberg

Monday 16 January 2017, 16.30–17.30

Institute of Archaeology, Lecture Room


The Emergence of Empires in the Steppe—Local Politics and the Adoption of Empire in the Gobi Region—Noble Nomads: The Role of Peripheral Pastoral Polities in the Making of the Xiongnu Empire
The Emergence of Empires in the Steppe—Local Politics and the Adoption of Empire in the Gobi Region—Noble Nomads: The Role of Peripheral Pastoral Polities in the Making of the Xiongnu Empire

Drs Joshua Wright and Bryan Miller

University of Aberdeen and Rothmere American Institute (Oxford)

Monday 14 November 2016, 16.30–18.30

Institute of Archaeology, Lecture Room


Social Practice and the Exchange of Metals and Metallurgical Knowledge in Central Asia during the 2nd Millennium BC
Social Practice and the Exchange of Metals and Metallurgical Knowledge in Central Asia during the 2nd Millennium BC

Prof. Dr Thomas Stöllner

Institute of Archaeological Studies, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Friday 24 June 2016


Transhimalayan migrations in the High Himalayas, 3000-1500 BP
Transhimalayan migrations in the High Himalayas, 3000-1500 BP

Prof. Mark Aldenderfer

University of California, Merced

Wednesday 15 June 2016


Approaching Eurasia: The Dynamics of Connectivity
Approaching Eurasia: The Dynamics of Connectivity

Prof. Sir Barry Cunliffe

Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford

Wednesday 08 June 2016


Organic Residue Analysis of Pottery in East Asia: Recent Debates and New Challenges
Organic Residue Analysis of Pottery in East Asia: Recent Debates and New Challenges

Shinya Shoda

Marie Curie Research Fellow in University of York
Researcher in Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Japan

Friday 03 June 2016


Art in the Eastern Steppe: The Okunev Culture (2500–1800 BC)
Art in the Eastern Steppe: The Okunev Culture (2500–1800 BC)

Dr. Yury Esin

Khakassian Research Institute for Language, Literature, and History

Monday 09 May 2016


The Golden Horde
The Golden Horde

Dr. Leonard Nedashkovsky

Department of Archaeology and Ethnology, Kazan University (Russian Federation)

Wednesday 16 March 2016


The Rise of the Pre-Silk Roads: Migration and Interaction in the Eurasian Steppe and Northwestern China (from the 4th Millennium BC)
The Rise of the Pre-Silk Roads: Migration and Interaction in the Eurasian Steppe and Northwestern China (from the 4th Millennium BC)

Prof. Li Shuicheng

Peking University

Friday 04 March 2016


Mongolia's Archaeological Heritage: Old and New Approaches to Understanding
Mongolia's Archaeological Heritage: Old and New Approaches to Understanding "Nomadic" Empires

Prof. Daniel Waugh

University of Washington

Wednesday 15 February 2012


The Evolution of the technology of jade carving in China
The Evolution of the technology of jade carving in China

Margaret Sax

British Museum

Wednesday 29 February 2012


William Gowland and the art of the great mounded tombs in Japan
William Gowland and the art of the great mounded tombs in Japan

Dr Simon Kaner

Sainsbury Institute, Norwich

  7 Mar 2012


The Sintashta-culture and the metallurgy of Eurasian steppe
The Sintashta-culture and the metallurgy of Eurasian steppe

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Krause

Goethe-University

  2 May 2012

Chinese Export Ceramics in Southeast Asia and the Philippines: How it looked fifty years ago
Chinese Export Ceramics in Southeast Asia and the Philippines: How it looked fifty years ago

Prof. Michael Sullivan

University of Oxford

Wednesday 23 May 2012


Burial Mounds and sense of place in contemporary Japan
Burial Mounds and sense of place in contemporary Japan

Dr Akira Matsuda

University of East Anglia, School of World Art Studies and Museology

Wednesday 30 May 2012


In Search of Ancient Cultivated Soils in North and South China: A Geoarchaeological Approach
In Search of Ancient Cultivated Soils in North and South China: A Geoarchaeological Approach

Dr Yijie.Zhuang

University of Oxford

  6 Nov 2012


The Karlbeck Syndicate 1930-1934 and covers an interesting collector's consortium of Chinese archaeological objects dating from China's Bronze Age period
The Karlbeck Syndicate 1930-1934 and covers an interesting collector's consortium of Chinese archaeological objects dating from China's Bronze Age period

Dr Valerie Jurgens

SOAS

Tuesday 13 November 2012


Why did pottery use begin in Pleistocene Far East?
Why did pottery use begin in Pleistocene Far East?

Prof. Yasuhiro Taniguchi

Kokugakuin University, Tokyo

Tuesday 20 November 2012


Special Lecture: New excavations on Rebun Island as part of the new Baikal-Hokkaido Archaeological Project
Special Lecture: New excavations on Rebun Island as part of the new Baikal-Hokkaido Archaeological Project

Prof. Hirofumi Kato

Hokkaido University

Monday 28 November 2011


China for Japan, Chinese ceramics in medieval Japan and the foundation of the Japanese porcelain industry
China for Japan, Chinese ceramics in medieval Japan and the foundation of the Japanese porcelain industry

Dr Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere

Sainsbury Institute, Norwich

Wednesday 23 November 2011


Xia Nai and his London Years: New evidence from his diary
Xia Nai and his London Years: New evidence from his diary

Dr Wang Tao

SOAS

Wednesday 16 November 2011


Locating Tibetan Art': The ethics and aesthetics of the Young husband Mission to Tibet 1903-4
Locating Tibetan Art': The ethics and aesthetics of the Young husband Mission to Tibet 1903-4

Dr Clare Harris

University of Oxford

  2 Nov 2011


The 'Chinese Bronze Age' and the Historical Turn in Archaeology
The 'Chinese Bronze Age' and the Historical Turn in Archaeology

Dr Rod Campbell

Oriental Institute, University of Oxford

 8 June 2011


Between Text and the Object: Coins in the Periplus - Detail, Context and Historical Utility
Between Text and the Object: Coins in the Periplus - Detail, Context and Historical Utility

Dr Shailendra Bhandare

Ashmolean Museum

 1 June 2011


New Engagements with Heritage - the results of a recent Oxford workshop
New Engagements with Heritage - the results of a recent Oxford workshop

Dr Ian Lilley

University of Queensland

Wednesday 25 May 2011


Towards Archaeology of Buddhism
Towards Archaeology of Buddhism

Dr Robin Coningham

Durham University

Wednesday 18 May 2011


A General View of Bronze Age Steppe Pastoralism
A General View of Bronze Age Steppe Pastoralism

Dr Natasha Shishlina

State History Museum, Moscow

Tuesday 10 May 2011


Sticky rice and chapatis? An archaeological exploration of the selective movement of crops along the culinary frontiers of Asia
Sticky rice and chapatis? An archaeological exploration of the selective movement of crops along the culinary frontiers of Asia

Dr Dorian Fuller

University College London

Wednesday 23 February 2011


Castration and Power Systems: An approach to understanding the persistence and prevalence of castration
Castration and Power Systems: An approach to understanding the persistence and prevalence of castration

Kathryn Reusch

University of Oxford

 9 Feb 2011


Characteristics and Identity of Jomon
Characteristics and Identity of Jomon

Prof. Tatsuo Kobayashi

Kokugakuin University, Tokyo

Wednesday 26 January 2011


Dogu and the international significance of Japanese Archaeology
Dogu and the international significance of Japanese Archaeology

Dr Simon Kaner

Sainsbury Institute, Norwich

Wednesday 24 November 2010


The Southeast Asian Lead Isotope Project: Towards geochemical proxies for social interaction and the recontruction of the regional economy, 1500 BCE to 500 CE
The Southeast Asian Lead Isotope Project: Towards geochemical proxies for social interaction and the recontruction of the regional economy, 1500 BCE to 500 CE

Dr Oli Pryce

University of Oxford

Wednesday 10 November 2010


The Northeast Indo-China Corridor is the Cradle for Asian Human Origins
The Northeast Indo-China Corridor is the Cradle for Asian Human Origins

Prof. M. Palanichamy

Yunnan University

 1 Nov 2010


Gender and hybridity in the Kingly Ming Tomb
Gender and hybridity in the Kingly Ming Tomb

Prof. Craig Clunas

University of Oxford

Wednesday 27 October 2010


From Steppe Road to Silk Road: Inner Asia’s Interaction with and Impact on China, 2000 BC-AD 1000.
From Steppe Road to Silk Road: Inner Asia’s Interaction with and Impact on China, 2000 BC-AD 1000.

Prof. Jessica Rawson

Rawson

 1 Oct 2010


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