Saturday, 2 October 2010

Great Adventures Along the Silk Road Lecture Series in Penn Museum, Philadelphia


Great Adventures Along the Silk Road
First Wednesday of every month from October 2010 to June 2011


From mummies to Marco Polo to military warfare to the Black Death... Explore the many adventures the Silk Road has to offer in this monthly lecture series in 2011 on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:00pm from October2010 to June 2011 in Penn Museum, Philadelphia.

October 6th: GREAT SITES ON THE SILK ROAD by Dr. Nancy S. Steinhardt

November 3rd: MUMMIES OF THE TARIM BASIN by Dr. Victor H. Mair

December 1st: FROM MACEDON TO AI KHANUM: ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND EARLY GREEK CONTACT WITH THE SILK ROUTE by Dr. Jeremy McInerney

January 5th: FROM BAGHDAD TO BUKHARA AND BACK by Dr. Renata Holod

February 2nd: THE PLAGUE: DEADLY TRAVEL COMPANION OF TRADE ROUTES by Dr. Lester Little

March 2nd: SAMARKAND IN THE AGE OF TAMERLANE (TIMUR LANG) by Dr. Renata Holod

April 6th: AFGHANISTAN by Dr. Fredrik Hiebert

May 4th: LOOKING EAST FROM CONSTANTINOPLE: BYZANTIUM AND THE SILK ROAD by Dr. Robert G. Ousterhout

June 1st: FROM VENICE TO XANADU: MARCO POLO'S SILK ROAD ADVENTURE by Dr. Paul M. Cobb

1 comment:

francis said...

My Dear friends at Penn Museum ,Silkroad lecture series -
It's clear you have a Great line up of speakers . It seems you have made one serious omission - Please consider including Francis O'Donnell and Dennis Belivae , Explores, authors , and filmakers of the Emmy nominated PBS film " In the footstep of Marco Polo " these two men have been speaking around the country promoting their book of the same name . It chronicals their two year twentyfive thousand mile journey retracing the entire route Of Marco Polo from Venice to Asia and back , overland with flying , the first and only expedition in history to do so ! Please go to wliw.org/marcopolo or contact Francis at franc.is.marcopolo@gmail.com Thank you kindly !