Aydogdy Kurbanov

Invited Researcher of DEA Programme
Stay in France: from June1st to July 31, 2018

Aydogdy Kurbanov is a historian and archaeologist who specialize in the study of the Prehistoric (Neolithic and Eneolithic periods) and the Late Antique Central Asia. He holds a PhD from the Free University Berlin, Germany. His PhD work was about the history of the Hephthalites, a nomadic people of Central Asia in the 5th – 6th centuries AD. He is currently an associated research fellow at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan.

The project

The Eastern frontiers of the Sasanian empire: case study in Southern Turkmenistan

Keywords: Late Antique Central Asia, Sasanids, Hephthalites, Iranian Huns.

Selected Bibliography

Books:

  • Kurbanov, A. (2013): The History and Archaeology of the Hephthalites. Bonn: Habelt Verlag. 306 pp. (in English)
  • Hojaniyazov, T., Kurbanov, A. and Ovlyagulyev, M. (2011): Great Silk Road and Turkmenistan. Ashgabat. 160 pp. (in Turkmen, English, Russian)
  • Gundogdiyev, O., Hojaniyazov, T. and Kurbanov, A. (2010): Akdepe – the ancient archaeological site of Turkmenistan. Ashgabat. 72 pp. (in Turkmen, English, Russian)
  • Kurbanov, A. (2006): The Hephthalites. St. Petersburg. 166 pp. (in Russian)
  • Gundogdiyev, O. and Kurbanov, A. (2005): The History of the Turkmen’s in the main archives of Moscow. Ashgabat. 208 pp. (in Russian)

Book chapters (selected):

  • Kurbanov, A. (2016): Xinxiang in the time of the Hephthalites (some facts about the Central Asia history in 5th – 6th centuries AD).  In: T. Tiyip (ed.). The proceedings of the 4th International Conference on “Human Being and Ecological Environment of Central Asia”, Urumqi, China, pp. 1-7 (in English).
  • Kurbanov, A. (2014): Written Sources on the Hephthalites. In: B. Cerasetti, K. Lamberg-Karlovsky, B. Genito (eds). My life is like the Summer Rose. Maurizio Tosi e l’archeologia come modo di vivere. Papers in honour of Maurizio Tosi for his 70th birthday. British Archaeological Reports. International Series 2690. Oxford, UK, pp. 379-384 (in English).
  • Kurbanov, A. (2013): Cranial deformation among the Hephthalites. In: A.A. Sinitsyn, M. M. Kholod (eds.). ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΔΩΡΟΝ. Studies and Essays in Honour of Valery P. Nikonorov on the Occasion of His Sixtieth Birthday. St. Petersburg (in English).
  • Kurbanov, A. (2013): Археологическое изучение западного Туркменистана эпохи камня. Papers in honour of Z. Taimagambetov for his 60th birthday; Kazakh National University named after Al Farabi, Almaty, Kazakhstan, pp. 53-61 (in Russian)
  • Kurbanov, A. (2012): О взаимоотношениях Пероза с эфталитами. Türkmen ylmy halkara gatnaşyklar ýolunda. Ylmy makalalar ýygyndysy - 3, Ashgabat. pp. 234-245 (in Russian)
  • Kurbanov, A. (2012): The Hephthalites on the images of funeral couches and sarcophaguses from North-Western China. Türkmen ylmy Galkynyş we halkara gatnaşyklar ýolunda. Ylmy makalalar ýygyndysy - 1, Ashgabat. pp. 268-274 (in English)
  • Kurbanov, A. (2011): About connections of the Hephthalites with ancient Khorezm. Türkmen ylmy Galkynyş we halkara gatnaşyklar ýolunda. Ylmy makalalar ýygyndysy - 3, Ashgabat. pp. 226-234 (in Russian)
  • Hojaniyazov, T. and Kurbanov, A. (2011): Turkmenistan. K. Baipakov, Sh. Pidayev (eds.), Prominent Archaeological Sites of Central Asia on the Great Silk Road. Samarkand. pp. 70-85 (in English)

Articles (selected):

  • Kurbanov, A. and G. Yagshymyradov (2015): New finds on archeological site Dashlydepe. Science and technology in Turkmenistan. Scientific-theoretical journal of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan – 1, Ashgabat. pp. 40-43 (in Turkmen).
  • Boroffka, N. and A. Kurbanov (2015): New data on the Neolithic and Eneolithic of Central Asia: Dashly depe (Turkmenistan). Miras 1, pp. 38-55 (in Turkmen, English, Russian)
  • Kurbanov, A. (2014): The Hephthalites: Iconographical Materials. Tyragetia. Journal of the National museum of Moldova. VIII [XXIII], nr. 1, pp.317-334 (in English)
  • Kurbanov, A. (2013): The Hephthalites disappeared or not? Studia et documenta Turciologica. Journal of the Institute of Turkology and Central-Asian Studies. Babes-Bolyai University, Clij-Napoca, Romania, pp. 87-94 (in English)
  • Kurbanov, A. (2013): Some information related to the art history of the Hephthalite time (4th-6th Centuries AD) in Central Asia and neighbouring countries. ISIMU. Revista sobre Oriente Próximo y Egipto en la antigüedad. Journal of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. 16, pp. 99-111 (in English)
  • Kurbanov, A. (2013): The Hephthalite numismatics. Tyragetia. Journal of the National museum of Moldova. VII [XXII], pp. 369-380 (in English)
  • Kurbanov, A. (2011): Origin and history of the Hephthalites. Miras 3, pp. 93-110 (in Turkmen, English, Russian)
  • Kurbanov, A. (2008): Medieval sources about the Hephthalites. Shygys. Journal of the Institute of Oriental studies of Kazakhstan. 1 (9), pp. 120-126 (in English, Russian)
  • Gundogdiyev, O., Hojaniyazov, T. and Kurbanov, A. (2006): Preliminary Report on Archaeological Work at Akdepe in Chandybil etrab of Ashgabat (17.04.2006-15.06.2006). Miras 3, pp. 58-60, 116-118, 168-170 (in Turkmen, English, Russian)
  • Hiebert, F., Gundogdiyev, O. and Kurbanov, A. (2005): Plenary Report on Excavations in Anau, Miras 3, pp. 75-77, 132-133, 176-177 (in Turkmen, English, Russian)
  • Kurbanov, A. (2004): Genesis of the Hephthalites. Historiography of the problem. Cultural Values. International annual. pp. 45-55 (in Russian)
  • Kurbanov, A. (2003): The Political History of the Hephthalites. Swiatowit. Journal of the Institute of Archaeology, Vol. V (XLVI), pp. 43-68 (in Russian)
  • Alvey, B., Kurbanov, A. and Keily, J. (2002): Survey of modern agriculture within the archaeological park and surrounding area. In. The Ancient Merv project, Turkmenistan. Preliminary report on the first season (2001), by Tim Williams, Kakamurad Kurbansakhatov, et al.  Iran. The British Institute of Persian studies. Vol. XL, 33-35 (in English)
  • Kurbanov, A. (1999): The Military Art of the Hephthalites, Vozrojdeniye 1, pp. 22-23 (in Russian)