Born Lyme Regis,
Dorset, England 31.10.1936;
married to Mügül (Ataç) Andrews(†18.02.2017)
two sons born
in 1968 and 1973.
University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies,
Department of the Near and Middle East, Faculty of Arts.
Arch. Architects’ Registration Council of the United Kingdom.
Cambridge University, School of Architecture.
- Dipl. Arch. Regent Street Polytechnic, Department of
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Stowe School, Buckingham: Medical side: Science: 1st M.B.
School of Architecture, Cambridge University (St John's College):
Department of Architecture, Regent Street Polytechnic: Dipl.Arch.
Department of Tropical Architecture, Architectural Association,
Thesis on low cost housing in Ahmedabad, India: 80%.
Cambridge University: M.A.
Royal Institute of British Architects: Professional Practice
Royal Institute of British Architects: Charter.
Postgraduate study at Department of the Near and Middle East, School
of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, under Prof.
Mary Boyce, supervised by Dr. (now Prof.) A.D.H.Bivar. Studied
Turkish, Ottoman, Persian and Art History.
Central Polytechnic, London. Reading course in Russian.
Ph.D. thesis examined by Dr.R.L.Tapper, Dept. of Anthropology,
University of London, and Dr.R.Hillenbrand, Dept. of Fine arts,
University of Edinburgh: described by the latter as "Nothing
short of magisterial".26.6.1980.
Universität zu Köln: Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Kursus
I, II-III, IV-V to university entrance level.
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in order of fluency:
and read: French, Turkish, German, Persian.
Spanish, Italian, Russian, Swedish, Latin, Ottoman.
with: Türkmen, Azäri.
worked with: Chaghatay, Qazaq, Qirg|iz, Old Mongolian.
Qazaq and Mongolian (Xalxa)
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1970-1980 The Felt tent in Middle Asia. The Nomadic Tradition and its
Interpenetration with Princely Tentage. Two volumes, 1059 pages text
and 187 plates. Presented for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the
University of London, Faculty of Arts, School of Oriental and African
Studies, Department of the Near and Middle East: Art and Archaeology.
Accepted for publication in the series Kölner Ethnologische
Mitteilungen, by Prof. U.Johansen, series editor, in 1981. Publication
financed by J.Paul Getty Trust. Published 1999 by Fox Publications (Melisende),
London, as Felt tents and Pavilions. The Nomadic Tradition and its
Interpenetration with Princely Tentage.
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work and Museum work
reasons no diacritical marks and few special letters are used here
Extensive architectural tours of Europe and the USA.
India: architectural tour of traditional and modern buildings. 3
Sweden: first ethnographical work among Sami (Lapps). 1 week.
Morocco: pilot study of nomadic architecture and tour of Islamic
buildings. 6 weeks.
Turkey: study of Selçük and Ottoman buildings and tilework.
Developed special interest in wooden houses. 9 months.
Turkey: nomadic architecture of Central Anatolia and Western Toros.
Morocco: complete survey of nomadic architecture. 6 months.
Turkey: nomadic architecture of Eastern Anatolia: Kurds and Arabs. 6
South European museums: studied Turkish collections in Switzerland,
Austria and Germany.
Turkey: nomadic architecture of Central Anatolia, and work in
museums. 3 weeks.
Iran: general survey of nomadic architecture. 10 months. Visited
major Islamic monuments.
Turkey: nomadic architecture of Central Toros. 1 month.
North European museums: studied Central Asian collections at
Hamburg, Lübeck, Copenhagen and Stockholm. 6 weeks.
Iran: resumed general survey of nomadic architecture. 6 months.
Turkey: architectural tour with 50 students, Istanbul and Bursa. 10
Northern India: studied surviving court tents, Moghul and Rajput, on
invitation of Calico Museum, Ahmedabad, at Ahmedabad, Jaipur, and
Jodhpur, with reference to frescos at Udaipur and Burhanpur. Studied
fittings for tents on palace buildings. Studied Islamic buildings of
Malwa, Gujarat, Agra and Delhi; also Rajput buildings at Chitorgarh,
Gwalior, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, and Jodhpur. 3 months.
Turkey: library work for TAVO at Istanbul and Ankara. Studied
nomadic architecture and buildings in Western Anatolia. 3 months.
Turkey: nomadic architecture in Central Anatolia. 1 month.
Turkey: nomadic architecture in Western, Central, and Eastern
Anatolia: Yörük, Türkmen and Kurds. 6 weeks.
Pakistan: detailed survey of Sazîn Kot, Indus Kuhistan, and general
survey of village architecture in Pâlus, Sêo, Harban, Thor, Tangîr,
Darel, Ghor, Astor, Yasîn, Pûnyal, and Hûnza. 5 months. Visited
Islamic buildings in Lahore and Peshawar.
Mongolia: nomadic architecture and derivatives in Ulan Bator and
neighbourhood. Extensive interviews with Mongolian scholars. 3 weeks.
Turkey: survey of traditional guest rooms, lantern roof dwellings,
and also flatweaves in Sivas, Erzurum, Gümüşhane and Muş
provinces. Nomadic architecture of Kurds in Erzurum. 5 weeks.
Turkey: resumed survey of village architecture and flatweaves in
Zonguldak, Samsun, Cankırı, Kırıkkale and Kırşehır
provinces. 3 weeks.
Denmark: studied Central Asian collections at Moesgaard and
Copenhagen. 1 week
Russia: studied Central Asian collections in museums at St
Petersburg. 1 month.
Germany: Qırġız tents at Köln and Bochum.
European museums. Studied Central Asian and Middle Eastern
collections in Budapest, Karcsag, Vienna, Moesgaard, Copenhagen, and
Lübeck. 4 weeks.
German museums: studied Central Asian collections at Dresden and
Berlin: 1 week.
Germany: studied Ersârı Türkmen collection at Stuttgart. 1
Germany: studied Ottoman tent from Berlin at Helmstedt restoration workshops. 2
Turkey: studied carpets and flatweaves, Muğla and Tokat, 1 week.
Germany: Ottoman tent, Helmstedt restoration workshops. 2 days
- 2001 Germany:
Ottoman tent, Schloß Friedrichstein,
Bad-Wildungen, 2 days.
studied museum collections at Bishkek, and tent-making techniques in
province, 2 weeks.
Turkey: manufacture of reed-screens, Isparta and Bolvadin, Yörük
tents and flatweaves, 1 week.
Turkey: nomad tents
and weaving Kürtün Yaylası,
Pontic Mountains, Turkey, 3 days.
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experience as architect:
Architectural assistant with Robert Matthew, Johnson Marshall &
Ptners, London: work on National Library and National Museum,
Six month architectural tour of Scandinavia.
Architectural assistant at Thurfjells Arkitektkontor, Kiruna, Sweden:
work on Arctic housing.
Architectural assistant with Architects' Co-Partnership, London:
work on design of schools at Gafsa and Sfax in Tunisia. Work on
constructional details for Maudsley Hospital, London, and Hull
architect for Simpson, Piccadilly Ltd., and Child's Bank, London.
Own architectural practice: domestic extensions and conversions.
Architect at Ministry of Works: design of airport in Akrotiri,
Cyprus, and technical details for R.A.F. hostel at Brize Norton.
Domestic architectural work at Istanbul.
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Department of Architecture, Oxford Polytechnic (now Oxford Brookes
University). Studio supervisor and tutor in architectural design to
students of second and third years, with occasional duties and
assessments in fifth and sixth years. Usually responsible for 10-15
students. Particular responsibility for students specialising in the
Third World and Japan. Regular supervision of historical studies in
these subjects. Introductory lecture course on Islamic Architecture.
Occasional lectures each year on my own research. In 1976 took 50
students on architectural tour of Istanbul and Bursa for ten days.
- 1977 Made Deputy Director of Historical Studies: I
was offered full responsibility in this position, but refused it as
I wished to have time to complete my own thesis. Accepted
responsibility for measured drawing projects and history theses.
Leave taken for field work in Iran in 1970-71 and 1974.
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and lecture courses in Germany
University of Cologne, Institute of Ethnology
Invited to join the team working for the Tübingen Atlas of the
Middle East at the Institut für Völkerkunde (Institute of
Ethnology), Universität zu Köln.
Seminar "House Form in Comparative Cultures", Cologne.
Seminar "Camp and Settlement in Comparative Cultures, I-II".
Seminar: practical course on ethno-architecture and surveying.
Seminar "Settlement and dwelling: concepts and practice".
Seminar "Ethnic minorities in Turkey".
Seminar "Symbolism in ethno-architecture, I".
Seminar "Symbolism in ethno-architecture, II".
Seminar "Ethnic groups in Turkey".
Seminar "Material culture in the Middle East".
Seminar "Aspects of symbolism in the Middle East and Central
Seminar "Symbolism in ethno-architecture, III".
Seminar "Ethnological aspects of symbolism".
Seminar "Recent ethnological approaches to material culture".
Seminar "Recent ethnological approaches to material culture".
Seminar "Ethnicity in the Middle East".
Seminar "Ethnic groups in the Middle East".
Seminar "Symbolism in the Middle East and Central Asia".
Seminar "Nomads in the Middle East".
Seminar "Ethnological aspects of symbolism in the Islamic world".
Seminar "Symbolic aspects of architecture from an ethnological
Seminar "Aspects of nomadic life in the Middle East and North
Endowed Professorship for Islamic Art and Archaeology, grade C4:
Architecture in India
in the Islamic World
of the Nomads in the Islamic World: offered as block-seminar.
lecture on "The Context of Flatweaves in Anatolia".
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positions in German universities
Wissenschaftlicher Angestellter (Research fellow), grade BAT IIa at
the Institut für Völkerkunde, Universität zu Köln, to work on
the Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients (TAVO), SFB 19, compiling a
series of ethnic maps under contract to the University of Tübingen.
personal responsibility under the direction of Prof. U.Johansen for
a) Ethnic groups in Turkey, A.VIII 14a-b: draft completed Oct. 1985.
Accompanying book, Beiheft B 60 completed Nov. 1986.
b) Labour migration in the Persian Gulf countries, A.VIII 17: draft
completed Mar. 1985.
c) Distribution of nomad tent types in the Middle East: draft
completed Dec. 1986. Accompanying book, Beiheft B 74: vol.1 text
completed 1994; vol.2, drawings and photographs completed October
1995; vols. 3-4 in progress.
d) Contributions on Turkey and Saudi Arabia to the general ethnic
map, A.VIII 13: completed Dec. 1984.
Advisory member of SFB 230, "Natürliche Konstruktionen"
at Prof. Frei Otto’s Institut für Leichte Flächentragwerke (IL),
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Research Collaborator) to Prof. K.Jettmar,
Südasien-Institut, Universität Heidelberg, with sole
responsibility for a survey of village architecture in Indus-Kuhistan
and Northern Areas, Pakistan, focussed on a complete record of the
fortified village of Sazîn, but extending from Pâlus to Hûnza and
Yasîn. Five months field work in 1987, followed by drafting of
plans and collating notes into publishable form. Supervision of
draftsmen in completing further plans of individual buildings and
redrafting of wax rubbings of wood-carving. Contract renewed Feb.
1989 for nine months.
Renewal of contract with University of Tübingen, as recommended by
the Assessors of SFB 19, for a further six months to allow the
completion of the book on Nomad Tent Types.
Stiftungsprofessur für Islamische Kunst und Archäologie (Endowed
Guest Professorship in Islamic Art and Archaeology), grade C 4, at
the University of Bamberg for six months, until the end of March
Wissenschaftlicher Angestellter (research fellow) at the Seminar für
Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft Zentralasiens (Seminar for the
Languages and Culture of Central Asia), Universität Bonn, under
Prof. K.Sagaster, for book on the nomadic tent forms of Central Asia
in their cultural context.
Contract renewed for continuation of project with emphasis on the
reasons for variations within this clearly defined regional dwelling
type. In progress. Universität Bonn until 2.8.97, thereafter transferred to the
Lehrstuhl für Türkische Sprache und Kultur, Universität Bamberg,
under Prof. K.Kreiser. Upgraded to BAT Ib from 1.4.97 at Bonn,
confirmed Bamberg. Work in progress.
Project part II as comparative study of Central Asian tent
vocabularies, University of Bamberg, from 30.3.99 for two years.
- 1999 -2000 At the suggestion of the publisher prepared, with the assistance of R.Benninghaus, a revised edition of Ethnic Groups in the Republic of Turkey, which led to the reissue of the original book as vol.i, and the preparation of new material as vol.ii, with an index to both volumes, bringing the book up to date. Approved by TAVO but unpaid.
Operation and convalescence, 27.6. - 17.8.01. Studied Qazaq for
vocabulary work. Continued project while unemployed.
Renewal of project on Central Asian tents: typology, comparison and
formal relationships, for University of Bamberg, from 1.06.02 for 18
months under Prof. K.Kreiser (Turcology) and Prof. M.Schuller (Building
Researrch and Building History), with continuing support from Prof.
K.Sagaster, University of Bonn (Central Asia).
project on Central Asian tents: typology, comparison and formal
relationships, for University of Bamberg, from 1.09.04 for 6 months.
Continued work on this project unpaid. Resume work on Nomad tent
Types in the Middle East, part II, velum tents, with support from
the Barakat Trust, Oxford, from 01.04.05 for 1 year.
Continued specialisation in Islamic architecture with a series of
articles on India and Pakistan, with reference to influences from
Iran and central Asia; also with work on symbolism in seminars.
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positions in the United Kingdom
- 2006 Honorary Research Fellow, University of Bristol, advising on project on the Alevi community in Turkey for the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology (in progress 2016).
- 2016 Work for the Mehrangarh Museum Trust, Jodhpur, India, drawing on the material gathered in 1980-81, preparing a book on the Indian tentage outside the collection at Ahmedabad, with drawings based on tracings by Mrs M.Andrews (in progress 2016).
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Westdeutscher Rundfunk (3 times); ARD; Hessischer Rundfunk; Deutsche Welle (2 times); Arte TV, France (long interview).
and Public displays
Turcoman of Iran: travelling exhibition, collected by P.A.A. and Mrs
M.Andrews in Iran, 1970 and shown at Kendal, Manchester, Oxford,
Newcastle, Lewes, and London, 1971.
Tent, scale model 1 : 10 as centrepiece for National Museum, Qatar,
loom and heddles devised by P.A.A., woven by Mrs M.Andrews, 1975. Now apparently lost since transfer to new buikding.
- Horniman Museum, London: slide sequence; Architekturmuseum, Zurich: slide sequence with text; Nederlandstextielmuseum, Tilburg: photographs with text, poster, 1994; Deutsches Textilmuseum, Krefeld: glossary of Türkmen terms, placards, photographs 1994; Bristol Museum and Art Gallery.
Zurich: slide sequence with text.
Tilburg: photographs with text, poster, 1994
- Deutsches Textilmuseum, Krefeld: glossary of Türkmen
terms, placards, photographs 1994.
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London, on tribal jewellery.
and Albert Museum, London, on tent of Tipu Sahib.
London, on Arabian tents.
Stiftung für Internationale Entwicklung, Bad Honnef, on Pashtun.tent.
Nationalbank on Dr.Ebba Koch’s work on Moghul architecture.
Getty Trust on Prof. Labelle Prussin’s work on nomadic
architecture in North Africa.
Nomadeforskning on Central Asian tents.
on Turkish minorities.
on Kurds and Zazas.
testimonies for Landesverwaltungsgerichte (Provincial administrative
courts) on asylum applicants.
- 2008 Ergo Advisers, New York: summaries on Iranian tribes for health project.
2010 Armeria Real, Museo del Ejército, Toledo: advice on restoration and re-erection of 16th century Indian tent.
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British Museum: Morocco: Tekna tent and accessories.
British Museum: Turkey: Yörük tent from Aydın and accessories;
Ottoman costumes from Kütahya.
Own collection: Turkey: Türkmen trellis tent and accessories from
Own collection: Turkey: Ottoman costume from Kütahya and Istanbul,
embroidery, oya and kese.
British Museum: Morocco: Zaiane tent and accessories from the Middle
British Museum: Iran: Yomut Türkmen tent and accessories from Yolme
near Pahlavî Dež.
Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal: Iran: Yomut Türkmen collection for
travelling exhibition in 1971. Now dispersed to the British Museum
(Museum of Mankind), the Horniman Museum, and the City Art Gallery,
Horniman Museum: Iran: Geyiklü Şahsevän tent and accessories,
with costume from Miškinšahr and Ärdäbîl.
Own collection: Morocco, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Qırgızstan: tent bands and costume.
Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh: Iran: Kurdish costume from Mâhâbâd;
Härkî Kurdish flatweaves; Därreşuri Qaşqay costume.
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Academic Committee of IVth International Conference on Oriental
Carpets, (ICOC), London.
Academic Committee of VIIth ICOC, Hamburg.
Standing Publications Committee of ICOC.
Editorial Committee of Nomadic Peoples, with responsibility for
articles on material culture.
International Academic Committee of IXth ICOC, Turin.
2011. Bristol Society for the Arts of Asia.
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R.I.B.A. Research Award for fieldwork in Morocco.
S.S.R.C. Grant for fieldwork in Morocco.
R.I.B.A. Research Award for writing up fieldwork.
British Institute of Persian Studies (B.I.P.S.) Research Fellowship
(1) for fieldwork in Iran.
Central research Fund (C.R.F.), University of London, Research Grant
(1) for fieldwork in Iran.
B.I.P.S. Research fellowship (2) for fieldwork in Iran. Relinquished
for family reasons.
C.R.F. Research Grant (2) for work in European Museum collections.
B.I.P.S. Research Fellowship (3) for fieldwork in Iran.
C.R.F. Research Grant (3) for fieldwork in Iran.
C.R.F. Research Grant (4) for fieldwork in Iran.
B.I.P.S. Research Fellowship (4) for writing up fieldwork done in
Aga Khan Program grant towards preparing material on nomadic
architecture for publication.
Calico Museum, Ahmedabad, invitation to India to study princely
tents in Indian collections and write monograph.
British Academy Research Grant for Indian project.
J.Paul Getty Trust grant to cover publication costs of Ph.D.
dissertation at Cologne.
B.I.P.S. Grant towards costs of computerising text of dissertation.
British Council Specialist Tours Exchange Award for field work in
Mongolian People's Republic.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, academic exchange award for
research in Russian museum collections.
Barakat Trust, Oxford, grant for continued work on publication of
fieldwork on black tents.
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1977* "The Tents of Timur. an examination of the reports of the Qurıltay of 1404 at
Samarqand", in Arts of the European Steppelands, Percival David colloquy VII,
University of London, S.O.A.S., by invitation.
- 1978* "Nomadic Cultures", in Cultures in Transition, Oxford Polytechnic. By invitation.
- 1979* "The Felt Tents of Central Asia: the Turkish Contribution" at the VIth International Congress of Turkish Art, Universität München.
- 1980* "Conservation of Ideas in Nomadic Architecture", in Conservation of Building in Developing Countries, Oxford Polytechnic. By invitation.
- 1980* "The Turco-Mongol Context of Some Objects Shown in the Istanbul Album Paintings", in Between China and Iran: a Group of Paintings in Four Albums in Istanbul, Percival David Foundation Colloquy X, University of London. By
- 1980* "Some Aspects of Türkmen Costume", in Tribal Rugs and Costumes of Iran,
Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh. By invitation.
- 1980* "Türkmen Tents", at the IIId International Conference on Oriental Carpets,
Washington D.C. By invitation.
1981 "Turkic Rugs: Some Speculation on Origins", at the spring symposium of the Turkish
Areas Study Group, SOAS, University of London. By invitation.
1982 "The Anatolian Trellis Tent in the Wider Türkmen Context", at the IVth
International Conference of Turcology, Istanbul University. By invitation.
1983* "The Culmination of the Islamic Double Dome Form in Hindustan", in
Common Principles, Forms and Themes of Islamic art, symposium organised by
IRCICA and UNESCO, Istanbul. By invitation.
1983 "Kurdish Tribes and their Rugs in Eastern Turkey and Northwest Iran", at the
IVth International Conference on Oriental Carpets, London.
"Rugs and Tent Furniture of the Shahsevän of Azärbaijan" for the International
Symposium on the Art of Oriental Carpets, Baku. By invitation. Not delivered
through Soviet maladministration.
1984 "The Idea of Space in the Ottoman Home", at the spring symposium of the
Turkish Areas Study Group, SOAS,University of London. By invitation.
1984 "An Exotic Tent Type in the Reign of Shah Jahan" in Subjective Standpoints in
Architecture and Space, 20th Anniversary Colloquium at the Institut für Leichte
Flächentragwerke, Universität Stuttgart. By invitation.
1985 "Ak Öy, Topak Ev and Alaçıx", in Traditional Feltmaking in Eurasia, symposium
in memoriam Veronika Gervers, Kecskeme´t. By invitation.
- 1984* "Tent Furnishings and Rugs of the Şahsevän of Azerbaycan", at the Ist International Conference on Turkish Carpets, Istanbul. By invitation. (Revision of Baku paper).
1985* "Tent Structures and Bulbous Domes: the Possibilities of a Connection", in Die Geschichte des Konstruierens, colloquium for SFB 230 at the Institut für Leichte Flächentragwerke, Universität Stuttgart. By invitation.
1985* "The Shaping of Nomad Camps", in Prozesse der Entstehung und Veränderung ungeplanter Siedlungen, colloquium for SFB 230 at the Institut für Leichte Flächen-tragwerke, Universität Stuttgart. By invitation.
1986 "Tents and Tent Furnishings of the Shahsevän", at the Symposium on Shahsevän Weaving, Museum für Völkerkunde, Basel. By invitation.
1986* "From Khurasan to Anatolia: Continuity in the Türkmen Tradition of Flatweaves",
at the Vth International Conference on Oriental Carpets, Vienna. By invitation.
- 1988 "Embroidery from Shinaki", in Stickereien aus Indien und Pakistan, Museum für Völkerkunde, Basel. By invitation.
1988 "The Development of the Türkmen Tent", at the XXXIst Permanent International Altaistic Conference, Weimar.
1988 "The Ethnic Map of Turkey" at the XXIV. Deutscher Orientalistentag, Universität zu Köln.
1988 "Das Entstehen der ethnischen Karten am Beispiel Türkei", at the Berichts-kolloquium, SFB 19, Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients, Universität Tübingen. By invitation.
1989* "The Evolution of the Trellis Tent (‘yurt’): a Middle-Eastern Development?", at the IIId European Seminar on Central Asian Studies, Paris.
- 1990* "The Context of Kilims", in The Anatolian Kilim, symposium at the Museum für Völkerkunde, Basel. By invitation.
- 1990 "Felt Tents" at the Internationalt Filtsymposium, Aarhus. By invitation.
1990* "The Domestic Context of Kilims in Anatolia", at the VIth International Conference on Oriental Carpets, San Francisco. By invitation.
- 1991 Opening lecture on "Ethnic Groups in Turkey", for the symposium Vielvölkerstaat Türkei, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. By invitation.
1991 "Some neglected nomadic tent types", and display on architecture in Northern Areas, Pakistan, in the section for Ethno-Architecture, Tagung der Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde, Munich.
- 1992 "Schwarze Zelte und Textilien", for the symposium In Memoriam Altorientalische Teppiche 1891, Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Textil-Kunst-Forschung, Schloß Stainz. By invitation.
1992 "Central Asian Weaving" at the Annual Rug Convention, Textile Museum, Washington D.C., by invitation.
1993* "The Shrine Tents of Čiŋgiz Qan at Eĵen Qoroγ-a", at the International Symposium in Honour of Antoine Mostaert, Ferdinand Verbiest Stichting, Leuven.
- 1993* "The Türkmen Wedding Tent in Historical Context", at the VIIth International Conference on Oriental Carpets, Hamburg. By invitation.
- 1994* "From the Rashīdiyya to the Ordos", at Material Culture in Central Asia and the Middle East, conference at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. By invitation.
- 1996* "Early Turkish Rugs: the Written Evidence", the VIIIth International Conference on Oriental Carpets, Philadelphia.
1999 "Form and meaning of tents under the Early Turks, the Timurids, and the Moghuls" for the Volkmann Treffen, Munich, 9.10.99, by invitation.
2000 "Wedding textiles in the Türkmen context" with Mrs M.Andrews, for Cultures of Central Asia, study programme symposium at the British Museum, 15.4.00, by invitation.
2001 "The making of an Ottoman tent" for the XXVIII. Deutscher Orientalistentag, University of Bamberg, Ottoman Studies section, 29.3.01.
2001 "The precious and the numinous: tents as charged objects and princely gifts", for the conference on Precious Objects and Changing Values, Sheffield Hallam University, 23.5.01., by invitation.
2001 "Die Čomčoγ Čiŋgiz Qans im Ordos", for Das I. Internationale Symposium
zum Tschinggis-Khan-Altar, Köln-Frechen, 3.9.01, by invitation.
- 2002 "The Qırġız trellis tent and its textile furnishings" for the Conference on Qırġız material culture, Bishkek, by invitation.
- 2002 "Der Ring und die Tür" for the Deutsch-mongolische Gesellschaft, Bonn, by invitation.
- 2003** "Deve – Düye - Tüye"(partly parody), read for the 65th birthday of Professor Semih Tezcan, University of Bamberg, 08.01.2003, 3 pp. incl. table, by invitation.
2003 "Felt among the nomads of Turkey and Iran" for Topkapı Sarayı Museum seminar on the felt exhibition, Istanbul 28.6.03, by invitation: key-note lecture, by invitation.
2003 "Die Verwendung von Symbolik in der turkmenischen Tracht: schamanistische Züge und Übertragung" for the Turkmenen Treffen, Hamburg, 25.10.03, by invitation.
- 2004 "The transposed cat" (parody of P.Bourdieu) in Festschrift für Professor Kurt Tauchmann, 5 pp., issued privately in Institut für Völkerkunde, Universität zu Köln.#
2005 "Integration der Migranten: mögliche Schnittstellen" for Colloquium organised by Dialog, University of Cologne, 10.01.2005, by invitation.
2005 "A flight of fancy: Eine Vogelgeschichte" (allegorical satire), in programme of lectures for the 60th birthday of Prof. Klaus Kreiser, University of Bamberg, 12.03.2005, 4 pp. with drawing by Mrs M.Andrews (for Festschrift to be issued privately), in Universität Bamberg, Lehrstuhl für Türkische Sprache und Kultur. by invitation;
- 2005* "Görünen köy kılavuz istemez", for Kimlik ve Kültür, Istanbul 14-17.6.2005, organised by the Koç Üniversitesi Stratejik Araştırmaları Merkezi and the Kültür Araştırmaları Derneği, by invitation.
- 2009* "The trellis tent and its variations" for the First Yurt-Builders’ Conference, Canvas Chic, Barjac, Ardèche, 07-10.05.2009, by invitation. (Online version).
2009 "Türkmenische Zeltbänder und deren Anwendung" for the Turkmenen Treffen, Hamburg, 30.10.-1.11.2009, by invitation.
- 2009 "Türkmenische Zeltbänder und deren Anwendung" for the 30. Treffen der Internationalen Sammler Turkmenischer Teppiche, Hamburg, 30.10.-1.11.2009, by invitation.
- 2014 "Arbor Vitae, The Tree of Life, der Baum des Lebens” for the 35. Treffen der Internationalen Sammler Turkmenischer Teppiche, Hamburg, 01.11.2014, by invitation.
2014 “Historic Tentage in India: A Survey of Surviving Specimens/ Auf der Suche nach
Zelten in Indien – ein Überblick" for ZELTE - Vom Sinnbild der Macht zum Kulturgut/ TENTS – From Symbol of Power to Cultural Heritage in the Volkmann-Treffen, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin, 26.10.2014, by invitation.
* Now published.
** In press.
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Architects’ Registration Council of the United Kingdom: registered architect (voluntarily suspended)
Cambridge University, Mongolia and Inner Asian Studies Unit: associate.
British Institute of Persian Studies
Deutsch-Türkische Gesellschaft, Bonn
Freundeskreis orientalischer Teppiche und Textilien in Westfalen
Ethnological Society, American University, Bishkek, Qırġızstan (honorary)
Bristol Society for the Arts of Asia
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Numerous (uncounted) lectures in the UK from 1967-1980 by invitation at, for example:
The Horniman Museum, London; the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; the Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal; the Newcastle Art Gallery; the Lewes Art Gallery; the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh; the Farnham College of Art; the Goldsmiths’ College of Art, London; the Architectural Association, London; the Bartlett School of Architecture, London University; the Islamic Art Circle, S.O.A.S., London: and the Rug and Textile Society of Great Britain (on some six occasions).
Numerous lectures from 1981 by invitation at, for example:
>The School of Architecture, University of Maryland; Institut für Baugeschichte, Universität Karlsruhe; Institut für Leichte Flächentragwerke, Stuttgart (3 times); Universität Tübingen; Bundesakademie für Sicherheitspolitik, Bonn; the Textile Museum, Washington D.C.; Museum für Völkerkunde, Basel (3 times); the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Reiss-Museum für Völkerkunde, Mannheim; the Chamber of Architects, Ulan Bator; the Oriental Rug Society of Brussels (6 times); Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Textil-Kunst-Forschung, Wien (2 times); Freunde der Orientteppiche, Graz; Treffen der Turkmenen-Teppich-Freunde (Dr.Loges/ Dr.Sienknecht) (3 times); Volkmann-Treffen, München; Freunde des Orient Teppichs, Basel (3 times); Freundeskreis orientalischer Teppiche und Textilien in Westfalen (4 times); the Copenhagen Rug Club; Orientgalerie, Köln; Schloß-Galerie, Tübingen; Deutsch-Türkische Gesellschaft, Köln (2 times); Deutsch-Türkische Gesellschaft, Bonn; Volkmann-Treffen, Munich, main speaker at first Colloquium on Oriental tents; Alman Alevi Birlikleri Federasyonu, Köln; the British Museum; Bayrisches Orient-Kolloquium, Universities of Bamberg and Erlangen-Nürnberg (2 times); Nürnberger Teppichclub; American University, Bishkek; Deutsch-Mongolische Gesellschaft, Bonn; Topkapı Sarayı, Istanbul (keynote); Muğla Üniversitesi; Turkmenen-Treffen, Hamburg (twice); Universität Tübingen, Archäologie; Chinggiz Khan Symposium, Köln; Bristol Society for the Arts of Asia; tent group, Seattle; Yurt Builders’ Conference, at Canvas Chic near Barjac, Ardèche; Friends of the Bristol Art Gallery; Technische Universität Wien.
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