Dr. Shakirdjan Pidaev

Shakirdjan Pidaev is currently the director of Fine Arts Institute of the Academy of Science of Uzbekistan. He is also a member of the Academic Council of International Institute for Central Asian Studies in Samarkand.

Dr. Pidaev holds a master’s degree in History and continued on PhD study in archaeology in Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan.

Dr. Pidaev has significant experience in archaeological research as well as teaching, within and outside Uzbekistan. Previously he was serving as the leading researcher/director of the Institute of Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan in Samarkand.  Currently Dr. Pidaev holds a professor position in Soka University, Japan, and has been lecturing as a visiting scholar in numerous universities overseas.