Submitted by Filiz Çakır Phillip:
We are pleased to share an invitation and announcement for an upcoming Silk Roads symposium you may be interested in. The symposium - Hidden Stories: Global History, Local Networks - will both celebrate and close out the Aga Khan Museum exhibition Hidden Stories: Books Along the Silk Roads which we discussed at the Textiles in Manuscripts workshop last June. Please share widely among colleagues, friends, and communities of interest. The digital exhibit (linked below) is a companion to the exhibition which will grow and continue to be a resource for research and teaching book and Silk Roads history through 2024.
Best wishes - we hope you are all staying well!
Filiz Çakir Phillip (Aga Khan Museum), and Suzanne Conklin Akbari (Institute for Advanced Study), Melissa Moreton (Institute for Advanced Study)
An invitation to join the virtual symposium:
Hidden Stories: Global History, Local Networks
February 24 and 25, 2022
Join the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, on February 24 and 25 for an online symposium celebrating the current exhibition Hidden Stories: Books Along the Silk Roads - which features books, scrolls, manuscript paintings, textiles, and objects spanning a 1,000-year history from the 10th to the 20th centuries. The exhibition is both global — examining a vast network of trade routes spanning Asia, Europe, and Africa — and local, bringing together historical artifacts from collections across Ontario, Canada.
About the Hidden Stories Symposium
Marking the closing of the Hidden Stories exhibition, this 2-day virtual symposium showcases the ground-breaking collaborative research behind this historic exhibition. The event brings together an international group of researchers, museum, and library professionals in four roundtable sessions (Judaica, South and Southeast Asia, Ethiopia, and the Americas). Each session explores a Silk Roads cultural tradition and related Hidden Stories objects through presentations by panelists and an open discussion period with the virtual audience. Click here to view the full SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM
Hidden Stories: Global History, Local Networks, hosted by the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, NJ), will be held on Zoom and is free to attend but registration is required.
Can't visit the Aga Khan Museum in person?
Walk through the HIDDEN STORIES MUSEUM EXHIBITION virtually here
Explore the HIDDEN STORIES DIGITAL EXHIBIT with videos and extended content - active through 2024