Event Home

01/28/2019 05:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

Opening of the Digital Exhibition: “The Sogdians: Influencers on the Silk Roads”

Organized by Judith A. Lerner (ISAW) and Thomas Wide (Freer|Sackler)

This “born-digital” event celebrates the going “live” of the first exhibition, digital or otherwise, devoted to the Sogdians, a Central Asian Iranian people who served as “middlemen” in the circulation of people and commodities as well as religious and artistic ideas, along the Silk Roads, during the 5th to 8th centuries CE. The exhibition combines the latest academic research with a variety of digital media– from interactive maps to 3D photogrammetry, drone footage of archaeological sites to video interviews with leading scholars. It is a case study of how the digital humanities can bring scholarship on the ancient world to new audiences.
Search Events: