THE SILK ROADS SYMPOSIUM AT WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY

28-30 March 2019

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

OPEN TO ALL FACULTY & STAFF

 

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Proposals are welcome from all academic disciplines, including African Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Asian Studies, Classics, Economics, Environmental Sciences, History, Linguistics, Medieval Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Museum Studies, Music, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Theater.

The Symposium looks broadly at the Silk Roads from Antiquity to the 18th century CE as well as its legacy in modern discourse. Throughout its history, the Silk Roads (formal and informal, maritime and terrestrial) brought people together in a phenomenon we might now recognize as globalization. While trade and commerce stand as evident manifestations of this complex system, there was also a diffusion of ideas, aesthetics, technologies, and social forms. Instead of adhering to a geographic or temporal focus, the theme of the Symposium emphasizes exchange and transformation along the Silk Roads—moments of acculturation or hybridization that contributed to novel syncretic forms.

 

Submissions: due no later than 31 March 2018. Please submit all proposals through the online portal above.

 

Research papers: please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words.

Performance Arts: Dance, Musical and Vocal Performance, Theater, and others: please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words explaining what you intend to perform, and length. Please include as an addendum any special equipment needed.

Studio Art & Exhibits: Please submit a statement of no more than 300 words about your art/exhibit: describe the content, intent, and the historical and/or contemporary foundations of your ideas. Please include as an addendum any special equipment needed.