British academy

After Alexander: Central Asia Before Islam
Themes in the history and Archaeology of Western Central Asia

The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1

23-25 June 2004

Organised jointly with the British Museum

This event is fully booked - registrations taken from now on will be placed on a waiting list.

Until Perestroika there was limited Western awareness of the rich and varied cultures of Central Asia, an essential Eurasian link zone. The break up of the Soviet Union and the resulting independence of the Central Asian republics led to a number of international initiatives, while current events have resulted in an increased awareness of the area's strategic and economic importance. This conference will bring together Russian, Central Asian and Iranian scholars with researchers from America and Europe to explore specific topics focussing on the oasis cities of Western Central Asian and their links with Iran.

Supported by the Iran Heritage Foundation