The Georgetown-IDP Lecture Series: Following the Silk Roads to North America

The Georgetown-IDP Lecture Series: Following the Silk Roads to North America

Time: July 28 – August 25, 2021

Venue: Online via Zoom – registration links below


July 28th, 11am PST
Dr. Miki Morita and Dr. Michelle C. Wang
‘The Georgetown-IDP Project: Prospects for Collaboration and Research’ – register here

August 4th, 10am PST
Dr. Amanda Goodman
‘The Many Lives of a Buddhist Devotional Print: A Dated Dunhuang Document in the Royal Ontario Museum Collection’ – register here

August 11th, 10am PST
Dr. Xin Wen
‘A Traveler’s History of the Silk Road: Revelations from Dunhuang Materials’ – register here

August 18th, 10am PST
Dr. Ping Foong
‘Dunhuang in Seattle’ – register here

August 25th, 10am PST
Dr. Fan Jeremy Zhang
‘Exploring Eastern Silk Roads: A Journey Through the Collection at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco’ – register here


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 and will be held over Zoom.


See original event poster here.