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Trade, Heritage and Landscape along the Silk Roads
Wednesday 16 June 2020 | 12pm – 1pm BST
Part of 'The Silk Road: A Living History' series of talks

During this webinar chaired by Professor Stéphane Pradines, Professor Roland Lin and Professor Michael Jansen will discuss the Silk Roads and networks between Asia, Africa and Europe.

The experts will focus particularly on the land and maritime routes in Central Asia and the Indian Ocean. With some historical and archaeological examples, the discussants will show how Emporiums, city-States and thalassocracies were created around commercial networks. Along the Silk Roads, not only products were exchanged but people circulated bringing with them new ideas, cultures, and religions such as Buddhism and Islam.

The panel will develop the idea of intangible heritage along the Silk Roads, and they will share their long-time experience on how to preserve and promote heritage along the Silk Roads. The main questions our speakers will try to answer are how to identify heritage, preserve, and promote sites and monuments? What are the challenges for archaeologists, heritage architects for conservation, creation of infrastructures and sustainable development? What are the NGO and international organisations, such as UNESCO, doing to support nations, cultures, identities, territories through the World Heritage list and what kind of opportunities are created and developed along the Silk Roads heritage?

For full speaker bios, see below registration.

'The Silk Road: A Living History' talks are a collaboration between Aga Khan Foundation UK, Aga Khan University – Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations and The Institute of Ismaili Studies.

Jun 16, 2021 12:00 PM in London

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