Projects since 2018

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Since 2010 IICAS has successfully implemented a number of research and applied science projects. The focus of projects ranged from documenting archaeological sites, developing free access to historic manuscripts, supporting inventory of artwork and studying intangible cultural heritage of Central Asia to performing Heritage Impact (HIA) and Condition Assessments and supporting international cultural initiatives. Geographically, the projects embraced not only Central Asia, but also Iran, Azerbaijan and a number of other states. IICAS actively continues to expand its network of partners and explores a number of new strategic research areas. In particular, the Institute in cooperation with the University College London, UK and with financial support from the Arcadia Fund is creating a comprehensive geo-referenced database of heritage sites. Heritage Impact Assessments of a number of World Heritage properties and preparation of a dossier to nominate a number of cultural heritage properties to the World Heritage List are among other activities carried out by IICAS. The projects have become IICAS’s success stories largely due to the professionalism of experts, incredibly well coordinated teamwork and the pursuit of excellence.

INCLUSION IN THE LIST OF WORLD HERITAGE OF OBJECTS ZARAFSHAN - KARAKUM CORRIDOR. BUKHARA REGION

INCLUSION IN THE LIST OF WORLD HERITAGE OF OBJECTS ZARAFSHAN - KARAKUM CORRIDOR. BUKHARA REGION

Creation of a package of scientific documentation for the conservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage, included in the World Heritage List.

Purpose: Creation of a package of scientific documentation for the conservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage, included in the World Heritage List.

Expected result: documentation on historical and cultural sites for the further preparation of nomination dossiers for inclusion of the studied sites in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Project Duration: 2019

Grantor: Bukhara Regional Department of Cultural Heritage of the Department of Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Implementers of the project: IICAS

ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION ON THE NECROPOLIS OF THE CITY ILIBALYK

ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION ON THE NECROPOLIS OF THE CITY ILIBALYK

Excavation

Purpose: Excavation

Expected Result:

Project Duration: September 2-9, 2019

Grantor: Christoph Baumer, Society for the Exploration of EurAsia, Switzerland, Institute of Archeology named after OH. Margulana

Implementers of the project: IICAS, Archaeological Expertise LLP, Tandy Archaeological Institute, USA

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCHOOL OF  BULGARS

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCHOOL OF BULGARS

to attract international listeners

Purpose: to attract international listeners

Expected Result: participation in an international archaeological school.

Duration of the project: August 19 - September 01, 2019

Grantor: IICAS

Implementers of the project: IICAS

Fulfillment: Grants were given to four participants (Bangladesh, Egypt and 2 participants from Uzbekistan)

ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION TO ASHUTASTA SETTLEMENT

ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION TO ASHUTASTA SETTLEMENT

excavation. Search for connections of the settlement with previously known Turgai geoglyphs.

Purpose: excavation. Search for connections of the settlement with previously known Turgai geoglyphs.

Expected Result: A Comprehensive Scientific Study of the Geoglyphic Phenomenon

Project Duration: Fall-Winter 2019

Grantor: Vilnius University, IICAI, Archaeological Expertise LLP

Implementers of the project: MITSA, Archaeological Expertise LLP, Vilnius University

VITICULTURE

VITICULTURE

To reflect the history of viticulture in Central Asia.

Purpose: to reflect the history of viticulture in Central Asia.

Expected Result: Central Asian Viticulture Collection

Project Duration: 2019

Grantor: individual, Kazakhstan

Implementers of the project: V. Kolchenko (Kyrgyzstan), G. Karimova (Tajikistan), R. Muradov (Turkmenistan), A. Gritsin (Uzbekistan)

ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION TO KESKEN-KUYUK KALA CITY

ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION TO KESKEN-KUYUK KALA CITY

Excavation

Purpose: excavation

Expected Result:

Project Duration: October 2019

Grantor: Christoph Baumer, Society for the Exploration of EurAsia (Switzerland)

Implementers of the project: IICAS, Archaeological Expertise LLP

MEMORIAL BOARD (MICHAEL NEVESSKI)

MEMORIAL BOARD (MICHAEL NEVESSKI)

To conduct research on the life and work of M. Nevesky.

Purpose: to conduct research on the life and work of M. Nevesky.

Expected Result: The appearance of a plaque at ICAI Headquarters in

Samarkand

Project Duration: 2019-2020

Grantor: IICAS

6th MEETING OF THE SERIAL CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE TRANSNATIONAL NOMINATION

6th MEETING OF THE SERIAL CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE TRANSNATIONAL NOMINATION

Organization of the International Coordinating Committee for the preparation of the serial transnational nomination Silk Road

Purpose: Organization of the International Coordinating Committee for the preparation of the serial transnational nomination Silk Road

Expected Result: Conference in Hamadan, Iran.

Project Duration: September 22-26, 2019

Grantor: UNESCO

Implementers of the project: on behalf of IICAS: assistance in the acquisition, resolution of financial issues and logistics

DIGITIZING UNPUBLISHED SCIENTIFIC ARCHIVES AND CREATING A UNIFIED CENTRAL ASIAN DATABASE WITH THE OPPORTUNITY OF WIDE ACCESS

DIGITIZING UNPUBLISHED SCIENTIFIC ARCHIVES AND CREATING A UNIFIED CENTRAL ASIAN DATABASE WITH THE OPPORTUNITY OF WIDE ACCESS

Digitization of archival materials, creating a database of unpublished scientific materials in the field of humanities.

Purpose: Digitization of archival materials, creating a database of unpublished scientific materials in the field of humanities.

Expected Result: Software Development

Project Duration: 2018-2019

Grantor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Implementers of the project: IICAS, scientific institutions of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan