Thu, Jun 08|
5-Week SASA Reading Group: Beyond the Silk Roads
5-Week Text-In-Translation Reading Group Thursdays at 9 am Eastern Time Led by Mariana Castro.
Time & Location
Jun 08, 2023, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
About the Event
Considering the ancient and modern development of the so-called” Silk Roads," this reading group proposes an alternative view of global history with a particular focus on Central Asia. This region, despite being frequently overlooked in history textbooks, has played a significant role for thousands of years in the interactions and cultural exchanges between Europe, the Middle East, China, and India. During our sessions, participants will be invited to look beyond the caravans of traders normally associated with the “Silk Roads” and explore different forms of connectivity in ancient Central Asia. To this end, we will consider a variety of primary sources in translation that best illustrate the diverse human experiences involved in processes of globalization in the pre-modern world, from personal letters written by Sogdian merchants to the extraordinary interfaith texts of Dunhuang.
5-Week Text-In-Translation Reading Group
Thursdays at 9:00 am Eastern Time
Start date: June 8th
End date: July 6th
MUST RSVP TO GET THE ZOOM LINK. The same link will be used for all sessions.