Public Lecture: The Pamir Archive: A World of Information

Date: 20 April 2017
20 April March 2017, 16:00 pm
Markus Hauser

Orell Füssli Kartographie AG
Zurich, Switzerland  

My love for the high mountain country Tajikistan, my interest in the history of Central Asia together with my profession as cartographer prompted me to start building up The Pamir Archive 25 years ago. The result is not only a very large book collection of over 7,000 books in many languages dealing with Central Asia, but - with special emphasis on Tajikistan and the Pamir Region (ethnography, culture, history, archaeology, cartography, geology, glaciers, mountains, flora, fauna) - also a collection of very important maps showing the progress of knowledge about Russian Turkestan and adjoining areas from the eighteenth century up to recent times. The presentation will give a more detailed overview of this activities as well a deeper insight in my cartographical work for Tajikistan.

Cartographer Markus Hauser works as a professional cartographer at Orell Füssli Kartographie AG in Zurich. Since 1989 he has travelled extensively in Tajikistan and the Pamirs. He is the founder of The Pamir Archive, the world's largest book and map archive dealing with the Pamirs and Central Asia that has been acquired by the University of Central Asia.

In 2004 he produced for the UNESCO project Cultural and Eco-tourism in the Mountainous Regions of Central Asia and in the Himalaya the first detailed, accurate map of the Pamirs, following the 2nd edition in 2011 and the 3rd in 2016. For SDC Switzerland he finished the mapping of Tajikistan with maps for Northern Tajikistan and Southern Tajikistan, as well out of these data the School Map of Tajikistan in Tajik language. Further mapping projects for Kyrgyzstan are planned for the near future.

University of Central Asia
138 Toktogul Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
2nd Floor Conference Room

The presentation will be conducted in English. 

Please RSVP to Elnura Omurbekova with your name and affiliation.  

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