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Penn Humanities Forum 2006–2007: Travel
September 26, 2006, Volume 53, No. 5

Penn Humanities Forum

In keeping with this year’s theme of Travel, the Penn Humanities Forum launches its yearlong series on October 4 with a lecture by distinguished journalist, travel writer and novelist Colin Thubron. In his lecture, Shadow of the Silk Road, he will describe the journey he took along the ancient trade route from China through Central Asia, Afghanistan, and Iran to the Mediterranean, which led to his newest book, Shadow of the Silk Road.

This event will be held in Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4. It is free and open to the public but attendees must register at (215) 573- 8280 or http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/06-07/register.shtml.

Prior to the lecture, held in conjunction with Penn Museum, see archival images from expeditions to the Silk Road on special display at the Museum. Specially priced tickets for the Women’s Committee sponsored Show and Sale, Treasures...from the Silk Road to the Santa Fe Trail (October 27-29), can be purchased at the lecture. Information about this event is on Penn Museum’s web site at www.museum.upenn.edu/new/events/treasures/index.shtml.

The Penn Humanities Forum, which began in 1999, explores a new theme each year with a program of public lectures, performances, seminars and exhibitions featuring world-renowned policy makers, scholars, authors, artists and performers, joining the public and the academy in civic dialogue.

For more information about the 2006-2007 schedule of events by Penn Humanities Forum, see http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu.

Almanac - September 26, 2006, Volume 53, No. 5