News and Events

Urbanization and Settlement Network as Nodes of Connectivity in Afro-Eurasian Frontier Zones (300 BCE – 300 CE)

We are happy to announce the second International Conference of the BaSaR project to take place in Freiburg, Germany from 23th – 24st September 2021.

See further information here 

Chinese Geographical Knowledge of the West from the Han to the Tang: a View from West & Central Asia


11th June, 2021, 2 pm

Silk Road Trade & Power Politics at the Crossroad

Speaker: ,

15. April 2021, 19:00 (Berlin), 10:00 (Los Angeles), 21:30 (Teheran)

The seminar will take place digitally via Zoom.

Meeting-ID: 673 9296 0999
Meeting Code: SilkRoad21

Resources of resilience: reflections on long-term human-landscape-interaction in Graeco-Roman antiquity


18 December, 2020

The convergence of ancient Greco-Roman, early historic Indian, and medieval Chinese associations


8 December, 2020

The ports of Barbarikon and Barygaza: Tracing their Local and Global Connectivity


27 November, 2020

Rural Landscape through Figures: Quantitative Analysis of Environmental and Social Geography in the Upper Rhine Valley

Speaker: ,

Virtual talk at the 2020 EAA conference, 26 August, 2020

Entangled Pasts and Presents: Temporal Interactions and Knowledge Production in the Study of Hellenistic Central Asia. Fourth Conference of the Hellenistic Central Asia Research Network.

University of Freiburg, 28-30 May, 2020 (Postponed)

Стеклянные сосуды из памятников Восточного Кавказа 1 в. до н.э. – 4 в. н.э. [Glass vessels from the eastern Caucasus, 1st c. BCE–4th c. CE]


31st Meeting of Krupnov’s Circle for the Study of the North Caucasus, Makhachkala, Republic of Dagestan, Russia. 20-26th April, 2020 (Postponed).

Torbulok. In search of the rituals at a Hellenistic sanctuary in ancient Bactria


FrACAS: Freiburg Ancient Central Asia Seminar, organised in cooperation with the BaSaR Project and the Department of Ancient History, University of Freiburg. 10 February, 2020, KG I, Walser-Bibliothek 1187, 18:00 c.t. See:

Speaker: Dr. Gunvor Lindström (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut)