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Tappeh Sialk and Ancient Kashan Revisited - 02-03/07/2018, London (England)

Following on from last year’s highly successful conference about Tappeh Sialk, IHF is organising another seminar which will feature talks by international experts, as well as looking at how this significant Iranian site can be more widely recognised and promoted in the future. There will also be presentations by a few participants in the Endangered Archaeology of the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA)programme, which is an important short-term course in culturalheritage preservation being run by Oxford University in order to trainspecialists so that they can use these skills in Iran.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 02-03/07/2018

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Asia House, London (London, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Iran Heritage Foundation, in association with BIPS

INFO: web -


-Estándar/standard/standard: £25

-Amigos del IHF y estudiantes/Friends of IHF and students/Amici di IHF e studenti: Gratis/free/gratuito


The programme will be available shortly. In the meantime please see a list of papers and speakers here:

Fereidoun Biglari (National Museum of Iran) – ‘Paleolithic hunter-gatherers at the edge of the central desert: archaeological evidence from the Kashan region’ Julien Cuny and François Bridey (Louvre) - ‘Tappeh Sialk in the Louvre: material and archives from the Ghirshman excavations’ Michael Danti (American Schools of Oriental Research, Boston) – ‘The connections between Tappeh Sialk and Hasanlu’ Hamid Fahimi (Freie Universität Berlin) - ‘Iron Age Studies at Sialk: eight decades after Ghirshman’ Hassan Fazeli Nashli (Tehran University) and Jebrael Nokandeh (National Museum of Iran) – ‘The chronology of Sialk North and Sialk South’ Barbara Helwing (University of Sydney) – ‘Proto-Elamite sites in highland Iran: the state of research in Tappeh Sialk and Arisman’ Armineh Kaspari-Marghussian (University of Durham) – ‘Sialk North: Continuity and change in pottery manufacture’ Stephan Kroll (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich) – ‘A note on the late Iron Age double-handled tankards from Sialk’ Hossein Mahlouji (Bonyad-e Farhang-e Kashan) – title tbc Sadegh Malek Shahmirzadi (formerly University of Tehran) – ‘A brief history of archaeological research at Sialk’ Mehrdad Malekzadeh (Iranian Centre for Archaeological Research) – ‘A Median prototype for Persian style architecture: a proposed identification of “la grande construction” in Tappeh Sialk’ Roger Matthews (University of Reading) - ‘The Significance of Tappeh Sialk within the Neolithic of Iran’ Hamid-Reza Momenian (Governor of Kashan) – title tbc Reza Naseri (Zabol University) – ‘Decorative Bricks of the Late Iron Age in Eastern Media: some pieces from Sialk’ Nima Nezafati (Islamic Azad University) – ‘Ancient Mining and Archaeometallurgical Studies at Sialk: a comparison with Arisman’ Jebrael Nokandeh (National Museum of Iran) and Hassan Fazeli Nashli (Tehran University) –‘A strategy for future excavation at Tappeh Sialk’. ​ Oliver Watson (University of Oxford) – ‘The early Islamic period at Kashan’ Toby Wilkinson and Cameron Petrie (University of Cambridge) – ‘Tappeh Sialk in time and space: ecology and connectivity’ Sima Yadollahi (independent scholar) - 'Symbols and styles on Sialk III Pottery and their roles in understanding cognitive systems'

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