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11/30/2022 01:00 PM Online
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Trans-Eurasian Exchange:

Fresh from Sogdiana

Alisher Begmatov

This lecture will take place online. Registration is required; click through for the registration link. Zoom information will be provided via confirmation email to registered participants. Sogdiana, in what is now mainly central and eastern Uzbekistan and north-western Tajikistan, found itself in between China, India, Iran, and Byzantium during late antiquity and early medieval period. A large of number of artistic and textual materials from Eurasia have shown that the inhabitants of Sogdiana took great advantage of this strategic position and acted as international traders.
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12/07/2022 05:00 PM Online
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Expanding the Ancient World Workshop

Diverse Perspectives on the Silk Roads: The Sogdians

Organized by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (NYU)

This workshop will take place online. Registration is required; click through for the registration link. Zoom information will be provided via confirmation email to registered participants. Expanding the Ancient World is a series of professional development workshops and online resources for teachers. The Sogdians were a diverse community of merchant families occupying the oases regions of Central Asia between the 4th-8th centuries CE. This workshop will present texts and materials for discussing the interconnected and multicultural society of the Sogdians along the so-called "Silk Roads," with an emphasis on personal experiences at home and abroad.
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12/14/2022 01:00 PM Online
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An Illyrian Sanctuary’s Surprise: Europe’s Oldest Zodiac

Exhibition Lecture

Timothy Kaiser

This lecture will take place online; a Zoom link will be provided via email to registered participants. Registration is required; click through for the registration link.
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