CSET Professional Learning

The Silk Road, Old and New

Content Deepening Courses

Tentatively rescheduled for June 2022.

Networks of goods, peoples, cultures, and trade stretch from China to the Mediterranean Basin. These “silk roads”—overland across Eurasia and through maritime routes across the Indian Ocean—have shaped empires, spread religions, and fueled global economies for millennia. Today, new silk roads, like China's Belt and Road Initiative, build on old and extend beyond their traditional reach, to Africa and beyond. How has the Silk Road influenced the modern global economy, politics, and world religions? How can the transregional lens of the “silk road” help us understand globalization, borders, and migration? 


Speakers and Content Experts

Lisa Blaydes, PhD | Stanford University
Valerie Hansen, PhD | Yale University
Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, PhD | University of Wisconsin-Madison
Serkan Yolaçan, PhD | Stanford University

Date and time

June 2022


Remote Learning