Lecture Series:
Art of the Silk Road: Past and Present
with Mariachiara Gasparini

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.


This two-hour event is dedicated to the history of archeological sites along the Silk Road (from China to Europe). We will discuss their creation over 2,000 years ago and their current vulnerability to campaigns of cultural heritage destruction waged by militant groups. Newspapers, videos, and academic texts will be included to foster the discussion of some main case studies, such as sites at Palmyra, Bamiyan, and Turfan. This lecture aims to discover the reasons behind acts of “inappropriation” and the politics around the preservation of artistic treasures.

Presenter Mariachiara Gasparini holds degrees in Transcultural Studies, Global Art History, and East Asian Art from the University of Heidelberg in Germany and the University of Manchester in England. She was most recently an adjunct lecturer at Santa Clara University.

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