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Elena Paskaleva

University Lecturer

Name
Dr. E.G. Paskaleva
Telephone
+31 71 527 1692
E-mail
e.g.paskaleva@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Elena Paskaleva (PhD 2010, Leiden) is a lecturer in Critical heritage studies at Leiden University. Her current research focuses on material culture of Central Asia and in particular on the history and socio-political importance of Timurid architecture in Uzbekistan. At present, she is also involved as a post-doctoral researcher in an initiative to strengthen the study and teaching of Central Asia in Leiden. Since September 2015, Dr. Paskaleva is the coordinator of the Asian Heritage Cluster at the International Institute for Asian Studies. In 2014 she was an associate at the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University. Her latest interests involve urban developments across Central Asia.

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Research

Elena Paskaleva (PhD 2010, Leiden) is a lecturer in Critical heritage studies at Leiden University. Her current research focuses on material culture of Central Asia and in particular on the history and socio-political importance of Timurid architecture in Uzbekistan. At present, she is also involved as a post-doctoral researcher in an initiative to strengthen the study and teaching of Central Asia in Leiden. Since September 2015, Dr. Paskaleva is the coordinator of the Asian Heritage Cluster at the International Institute for Asian Studies. In 2014 she was an associate at the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University. Her latest interests involve urban developments across Central Asia. 

Education

PhD, Islamic Architecture, Leiden University (2010)
MA (cum laude), Comparative World Architecture Studies, Leiden University (2004)

 

Teaching activities

  • MA thesis supervision 2016
  • 2015-2016 Critical Approaches to Heritage Studies (MA Asian Studies) with a special module taught by Professor Michael Herzfeld
  • 2015-2016 MA Asian Studies Thesis Class
  • 2015 Arts and Culture in Area Studies: Culture and Conquest: the impact of the Mongols and their descendants (ResMA)

 

Grants and fellowships

  • September 2014 – December 2014: Associate, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, Harvard University.
  • 2014 Research grant  Juynboll Foundation for the Study of Islamic Culture
  • September 2012 - September 2014: Fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) Research project: Reading the Architecture of Paradise: The Timurid Kosh
  • 2013 Post-doctoral research grant Cambridge University, UK  Dr. Catherine van Tussenbroek Fonds
  • 2013 Research grant Oosters Instituut, Leiden
  • 2013 Research grant  Juynboll Foundation for the Study of Islamic Culture
  • 2012 Post-doctoral grant Dr. Catherine van Tussenbroek Fonds

Service to the profession (recent selection)

Member academic committee LUCIS Conference 2016, Leiden
Member academic committee “Heritage as Aid and Diplomacy in Asia” Conference 26-28 May 2016, IIAS, Leiden
Member academic committee “Cultural Production and Exchange in the Timurid Period” Conference, Leiden
Member academic committee “Changing Patterns of Power in Historical and Modern Central and Inner Asia” Conference 7-9 August 2014, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Membership

The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS)
European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS)
The Eurasia Studies Society (TESS)
Societas Iranologica Europaea (SIA)

University Lecturer

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SMES APT

Work address

Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 4
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 0.16b

Contact

Researcher

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SAS China

Work address

Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 4
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 0.16b

Contact

Lecturer/ Researcher/ Project Assistant

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SAS China

Work address

Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 3
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 1.03a

Contact

  • Paskaleva E. (2015), Ideology in brick and tile: Timurid architecture of the 21st century, Central Asian Survey 34(4): 418-439.article in journal: refereed
  • Paskaleva E.G. (2013), Samarqand Refashioned: A Traveller’s Impressions (with a preface by Daniel C. Waugh), Silk Road Journal 11(2013): 139-153.article in journal: refereed
  • Paskaleva E.G. (2013), The cityscape of modern Central Asia. The politics of urban renewal in Tashkent., IIAS newsletter 66(Winter 2013): 48-49.article in journal: refereed
  • Paskaleva E.G. (2013), Epigraphic restorations of Timurid architectural heritage, IIAS newsletter 64(Summer 2013): 10-11.article in journal
  • Paskaleva E.G. (2012), Soviet Modernism 1955-1991: Unknown Stories, IIAS newsletter 62(Winter 2012): 47.article in journal: refereed
  • Paskaleva E.G. (2013), Hierophanic Influences on Timurid Architecture along the Silk Road. In: Archi-Cultural Translations through the Silk Road. Osaka: Mukogawa Women's University Press. 61-68.book chapter
  • Paskaleva E.G. (2012), Hierophanic influences on Timurid Architecture along the Silk Road (extended abstract). In: Proceedings of 2nd International Conference iaSU2012. Osaka: Mukogawa Women's University Press. 36-41.conference paper
  • Paskaleva E.G. (2012), The Archetype of the Four in the Architecture of the Four-īwān Building Tradition. In: Bakhysh S., Geybullayeva R., Horvath I. (Eds.) Archetypes in Literature and Culture. Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang. 285-296.book chapter
  • Paskaleva E.G. (2012), The Bibi Khanum Mosque in Samarqand: Its Mongol and Timurid Architecture, Silk Road Journal 10: 81-98.article in journal
  • Paskaleva E.G. (22 September 2010), The architecture of the four-īwān building tradition as a representation of paradise and dynastic power aspirations (PhD thesis). Supervisor(s) and Co-supervisor(s):Mekking A.J.J.PhD thesis
  • Paskaleva E.G. (2009), The Architectural Representation of Paradise: Sufi Cosmology and the Four-īwān Plan. In: Mekking A.J.J., Roose E.R. (Eds.) The Global Built Environment as a Representation of Realities. Why and How Architecture Should Be the Subject of Worldwide Comparison. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. 95-139.book chapter

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