Valerie Hansen, professor of history at Yale University and Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar, will present a lecture titled "The Silk Road: A New History," at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, at Williams College, Griffin Hall, room 3. The event is free and open to the public.
Hansen’s talk will aim to revise the image associated with the Silk Road of a single foreign merchant traveling via camel laden with goods. The discoveries of multiple artifacts and other excavated documents in Northwest China tell a different story.
The event is sponsored by the Williams College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.