Wednesdays, Apr 10 - May 15, 2019 - 06:30PM - 08:30PM
Price: $210, $180 Friends, $150 students and seniors Half-price parking available during the course.
Join scholar Sudharshan Durayappah for an introduction to the fabled Silk Routes. Drawing from the art in the Museum’s Collection, this course will explore the ideas, technology, and products that were traded from East Asia across to Europe from 4700 BCE to 2000 BCE. Students will delve into the far-reaching impact of this ancient cultural exchange.
Sudharshan Durayappah teaches in the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Toronto. He offers courses in Iconography, Ancient History, Arts of 6–9th Century Silk Routes, and Hinduism in the Diaspora. His publications include contributions to Ritual Innovation: Strategic Interventions in South Asian Religion (2018); World Without Walls: Being Human, Being Tamil (2011); and Sacred Play: Ritual Levity and Humor in South Asian Religions (2010). He is also a history teacher in the Education Department of the Royal Ontario Museum.