March 2020

The Silk Road 2- Six Day Study Course

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Thursday, March 26, 2020 -
10:15 to 15:00
Market Lavington Community Hall
St Mary's Rd Devizes SN10 4DG

Six days of lectures exploring the people who travelled across Asia and the treasures and ideas they took with them. To be held in the Market Lavington Community Hall.


Thursday 26th March 2020

Susan Whitfield

1. Aurel Stein and imperial archaeology

2. Khotan: an oasis kingdom

3. Dunhuang and the Silk Road archaeology


Dr Susan Whitfield

Dr Susan Whitfield is a writer, scholar, lecturer and traveler of the Silk Roads. During 25 years curating the collections of over 50,000 medieval manuscripts from central Asia at the British Library, she also helped found and then developed an international collaboration working on the art and artefacts of the eastern Silk Roads.

She has lectured and written widely on the history and arts of the Silk Roads. Her latest book, Silk Roads: Peoples, Culture and Landscapes, was published by Thames & Hudson in October 2019 and translated into six languages. She has also curated several major exhibitions, with a forthcoming show at the Sainsbury Centre in Norwich, and has organized field trips to archaeological sites in the Taklamakan desert.