Silk Road Journeys of the Eurasian Lute

12 Jan 2017


Georgetown University professor, Dr. James Millward, discusses the ancestors of the guitar, viola, mandolin and other members of the stringed instrument family that hail from Central Eurasia and traveled both east and west along what we call the “Silk Road.” Silk Road interactions involved more than the conveyance of a thing from point A to point B; these conversations laid the shared substratum of old world civilization and continue to resonate today.

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Sponsored By: 
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center along with Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS)
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium Rm. 125, University of Pittsburgh