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International Symposium on "The Steppes: Crucible of Eurasia" Nov. 30-Dec. 1 Culmination of "Grass Routes" Exhibition

11/28/2012

A symposium on "The Steppes: Crucible of Eurasia" will be held Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at the Miami University Art Museum. The event, a culmination of the semester-long exhibition “Grass Routes: Pathways to Eurasian Cultures” will bring an international group of scholars to Miami including archaeologists, historians, and linguists.

"They will discuss the Eurasian Steppes as contact zone between cultures in different regions and time periods, from the Bronze Age through the Mongol era," explained Dan Prior, assistant professor of history and organizer of the symposium.

View the schedule of talks and events, which are free and open to all.

“The symposium will take place adjacent to the exhibition, “Grass Routes: Pathways to Eurasian Cultures,” which will provide a stimulating backdrop and resource for discussions,” added Prior.

Speaker highlights include:
Ritual implement (V-3088), Northwestern China, 13th-11th century BCE; bronze; 12 1/4 x 5 1/8 inches. From the collection of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation
Ritual implement (V-3088), Northwestern China, 13th-11th century BCE; bronze; 12 1/4 x 5 1/8 inches. From the collection of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation

• Lois Hale of Hale! ART on “A Recreation of a Pazyryk Pouch” at 11:40 a.m. Friday;
• Trudi Kawami, director of research for the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, on “The Image of the Coiled Feline in the Eurasian Steppes” at 4:10 p.m. Friday; and
• Sergey Minyaev of the Russian Academy of Sciences on “Ordos Style bronzes in Russia: New Discoveries” at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Sessions run from 9:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Miami University undergraduates will also present their current course research in poster sessions on the Eurasian nomads and on the horse in human history, said Prior. Poster sessions will be 1-2:30 p.m. both days in Gallery II.

Everyone in the Miami and Oxford communities is welcome to attend any of the sessions.

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