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Travelers Along the Silk Roads

Exhibit Talks will start on the Ground Floor Lobby of Hillman Library.
This series is free and open to the public.


Exhibit Talks

The ULS invites all interested individuals to please join us for an Exhibit Talk on the current Hillman Library exhibit, Travelers Along the Silk Roads: 10th Century to the Present.  The February 25 talk is the first event in our series of exhibit talks, faculty and guest speakers, and films highlighting the Silk Road exhibit, which is on view through May 2019. 

We will meet and begin in the Ground Floor Lobby of Hillman Library with presentations on the large GIS map of the Eurasian landmass which traces the route of the Silk Road from Constantinople in the west to Xian in the east, along with the Catalan Atlas map produced in 1375 and attributed to Abraham Cresques.  We will then move to the Second Floor where five display cases feature themed exhibits on Cartography and Painting in China, 10th-14th Centuries; Alexander the Great, Kublai Khan, and Marco Polo; Musical Encounters in Central Asia; Aurel Stein and Bamiyan; and the China Trade and New World Exploitation.

Meeting location:
Ground Floor Lobby of Hillman Library

  • Monday, February 25, 2019
    noon – 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 28, 2019
    noon – 1 p.m.

About the Ground Floor Exhibit

The ground floor cases in Hillman Library feature a map of the Silk Road from its Eastern terminus in the Chinese city of Xian to its western terminus in Constantinople. They also display the late-14thcentury Catalan Atlas, the most detailed world map of its time, showing key places along and major figures who traveled the overland route of the Silk Road.

About the Second Floor Exhibit

The exhibit continues on the second floor of Hillman Library in five thematic display cases: Horses and Dynasties: Cartography and Painting in China10th-14thCenturiesAlexander the Great, Kublai Khan, and Marco Polo: Confluences of Power and Exchange in AssiaMusical Encounters in the Deserts and Mountains of Central AsiaExplorations in Turkestan: Aurel Stein and Bamiyan; and New World Exploitation and the China Trade with Europe.

The exhibit is free & open to the public during Hillman Library hours.

Flyer for the Travelers Along the Silk Road