Juliane Schmidt, Germany
“The Tangible Heritage of Karakorum- an analysis of multicultural influences in art and style” (working title)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Voigt
This research will examine the multicultural influences in art and style in Karakorum during the early 13th century. Karakorum is located in the Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape, which is designated World Heritage site since 2004. The study will discuss on one example the tangible heritage of a multicultural horse based society. The style of clay roofing tiles, eaves tiles and crown tiles will play a major role, as it gives significant information about the influences in art. Therefore, excavated objects will be categorized. The safeguarding of archaeological remains within this World Heritage site will be examined.
Juliane SCHMIDT (M.A.) studied Art History, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leipzig and graduated with a Master degree in 2000. After her Master she worked as research assistant at the Institute of Art History in Leipzig. From 2001 until 2005 she worked and lived in Mongolia where she participated in several excavations in Karakorum. In 2011, she graduated with a Master of Arts in World Heritage Studies at the BTU Cottbus. Her Master thesis was entitled “The Water Distribution System of Baalbek during Roman times and its significance for the development of its sanctuary and city”. After the completion of her Master, she worked for the city of Leipzig on the “Leipzig and its Musical Heritage” application for the UNESCO tentative list.