The International Institute for Central Asian Studies (IICAS) announces a series of open lectures dedicated to the 100-years anniversary of Prof. Vladimir A. LIVSHITS.
On October 6 2023 we shall celebrate the 100-years anniversary of Professor Vladimir Aronovich LIVSHITS (1923 – 2017), who made most significant contributions to the Middle Iranian epigraphic texts. With the support of the International Center for Documentary Heritage (ICDH) under the auspices of UNESCO in the framework of the UNESCO MoW joint research project IICAS arranges a series of online lectures. The lectures are devoted to the recent progress in reading and understanding of Sogdian epigraphic and secular texts, the field where LIVSHITS’ studies were so outstanding.
The lectures will be held on four Fridays, September 15th to October 6th, 2:00 PM Tashkent time. They will be delivered online in English with simultaneous Russian translation and will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
The lectures will be given by Prof. N. Sims-Williams (The Rediscovery of Sogdian), Prof. Frantz Grenet (Dewashtich’s postal system), Prof. Y. Yoshida (Three Sogdian Inscriptions from Mongolia), and Dr. Pavel Lurje (New data on Turko-Sogdian monumental inscriptions from Kyrgyzstan). Further information about the anticipated lectures will be provided in the coming days.