Leiden University and the Hermitage Amsterdam
1 March - 5 September 2014
Saturday, May 17
Location: Leiden University, Lipsius Building, Hall 19, Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden.
9.30-10.00: Short welcome - Joanita Vroom (Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University).
Opening - Willem Vogelsang (International Institute for Asian Studies).
Chairperson: Hannah Stöger (Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University).
10.00-10.30: Johannes Preiser-Kapeller (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna): Connecting narratives of the Silk Road. Mapping and analyzing medieval networks of mobility and exchange.
10.30-11.00: Pavel Lurje (Hermitage St. Petersburg): Sogdians to the south of the Taklamakan.
Chairperson: Peter Bisschop (Leiden University Institute for Area studies (LIAS)).
11.30-12.00: Ellen Raven (LIAS): Innovation through inspiration: The adoption of the Horse-rider motif for Gupta gold coins.
12.00-12.30: Andrey Omel'chenko (Hermitage St. Petersburg): Early Paikend: Formation of a Sogdian City.
12.30-13.00: Bertille Lyonnet (CNRS Paris): Samarkand and its networks during the 1st millennium AD.
Chairperson: Hugh Kennedy (SOAS London).
14.00-14.30: Remco Breuker (LIAS): The last stop on the Silk Road? The Korean-Manchurian Parhae Empire (698-926) and trans regional trade.
14.30-15.00: Vyacheslav Kuleshov (Hermitage St. Petersburg): The system of trading connections of the 9th and 10th centuries in Eastern Europe and adjacent areas as reflected in silver coin hoards and Arabic literature.
Chairperson: Vincent Boele (Hermitage Amsterdam).
15.30-16.00: René Cappers (Universities of Leiden & Groningen): Exotic imports of the Roman Empire.
16.00-16.30: Maria Menshikova (Hermitage St. Petersburg): Treasures in silk and precious metals: Interexchange of cultures on the Silk Road in thousand years (Early Han – High Tang period).
16.30-17.00: Ursula Brosseder (University of Bonn): Interaction and exchange along the Early Silk Road.
17.00-18.30: Poster presentation & drinks.
Connecting the Silk Road. Trade, People & Social Networks (400-1300 AD).
Sunday, May 18
Location: Hermitage Amsterdam, Auditorium, Entrance Nieuwe Keizersgracht 1, Amsterdam.
9.30-10.00: Short welcome - Birgit Boelens (Hermitage Amsterdam).
Opening – Cathelijne Broers (Director Hermitage Amsterdam), followed by His Excellency Ambassador Vladimir Norov the Ambassador of Uzbekistan.
Chairperson: Jonathan Silk (LIAS).
10.00-10.30: Susan Whitfield (British Library London): Stupas and temples on the Silk Road: Understanding networks through material culture.
10.30-11.00: Evgeny Kiy & Asan Torgoev (Hermitage St. Petersburg): Main results of the excavation of the Buddhist temple found in 2010 in Northern Kyrgyzstan.
Chairperson: Julius Morche (LIAS).
11.30-12.00: Marie Favereau (Institute for History, Leiden University): Italian traders in the Golden Horde: Connecting Europe to Central Asia.
12.00-12.30: Anastasia Teplyakova (Hermitage St. Petersburg): Silk trade in the Northern Black Sea area in late 13th – early 14th centuries: Written sources and archaeological finds.
12.30-13.00: Peter Hoppenbrouwers (Department of Medieval History, Leiden University): Breaking adrift. Nomadic invasions from Inner Eurasia into Central Europe and the Middle-East, and their impact on populations and polities in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
Chairperson: Hilde De Weerdt (LIAS).
14.00-15.00: Synthesis and final discussion.
15.00-15.15: Closing by Gabrielle van den Berg (LIAS) and Pavel Lur’je (Hermitage St Petersburg).