The International Institute for Central Asian Studies (IICAS) is pleased to inform that an agreement of cooperation has been signed with the International Center for Documentary Heritage (ICDH) under the auspices of UNESCO. The agreement became the first practical step toward the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the heads of the ICDH and IICAS in April 2022.
One of the key areas of cooperation between the institutions is the study of the documentary heritage of Central Asia. In 2022, the focus was made on creating the inventory of surviving Sogdian scripts. The geographic range of the initiative will cover the Central Asian states and Mongolia. The study is expected to be supported by a number of experts and practitioners specializing in Sogdian scripts.
A number of events aimed at raising awareness of the documentary heritage of Central Asia and the Sogdian scripts will be held in the course of this cooperation. They will also help to bring the experts, authorities and other relevant stakeholders around the table.
More about the ICDH is available at: http://www.unescoicdh.org/