Georgetown-International Dunhuang Project Lecture Series: Following the Silk Roads to North America

The Georgetown-IDP Lecture Series: Following the Silk Roads to North America was organised to celebrate the upcoming completion of the Georgetown-IDP Project, which has worked to incorporate images of Silk Road items in North American collections into the International Dunhuang Project’s public database, based at the British Library, and to expand the IDP’s partnership with North American institutions. Generously supported by the Henry Luce Foundation and the Dunhuang Foundation, the project began in 2016, and since then has brought together more than 30 North American institutions and over 1,300 objects. The lecture series is supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.

Co-organized by Georgetown Art and Art History faculty member Michelle C. Wang, five lectures are scheduled on consecutive Wednesdays beginning July 28 (most starting at 1:00pm EST, the first one starting at 2:00pm EST) and will be held over Zoom.

Please note each lecture’s event page is linked at the end of each entry. On these pages, you can register as well as find out more information regarding the lecture and speaker! All the lectures will be taking place over Zoom.

July 28 (11 am PDT/2 pm EDT/7 pm BST): Dr. Miki Morita, Georgetown-IDP Project for North American Silk Road Collections, and Dr. Michelle C. Wang, Georgetown University “The Georgetown-IDP Project: Prospects for Collaboration and Research”

August 4 (10 am PDT/1 pm EDT/6 pm BST): Dr. Amanda Goodman, University of Toronto
“The Many Lives of a Buddhist Devotional Print: A Dated Dunhuang Document in the Royal Ontario Museum Collection”

August 11 (10 am PDT/1 pm EDT/6 pm BST): Dr. Xin Wen, Princeton University
“A Traveler’s History of the Silk Road: Revelations from Dunhuang Materials”

August 18 (10 am PDT/1 pm EDT/6 pm BST): Dr. Ping Foong, Seattle Art Museum
“Dunhuang in Seattle”

August 25 (10 am PDT/1 pm EDT/6 pm BST): Dr. Fan Jeremy Zhang, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
“Exploring Eastern Silk Roads: A Journey Through the Collection at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco”

Please see the flyer’s pdf linked here for further details and the registration links.

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