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In Fall 2012, the Havighurst Center co-sponsored a semester long focus on Eurasian nomads. A musuem exhibit, featuring ancient bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, a semester-long lecture series, and undergraduate coursework culminated in a symposium, The Steppes: Crucible of Asia, a multidisciplinary conversation on the history, archaeology, art, languages, and folklore of the Eurasian grassland belt that for millennia served as an important link between civilizations from Europe to China.

Grass Roots: Pathway to Eurasian Cultures