Uncovering the Story: Old Books, New Science, and the Silk Roads
Lecture by Alexandra Gillespie
Given at the Aga Khan Museum on October 28, 2021
Overview: Discover the back story behind Hidden Stories: Books Along the Silk Roads with an enthralling talk featuring the leader of the Toronto-based research team whose cutting-edge work made the exhibition possible. Dr. Alexandra Gillespie will delve into the deep explorations and important discoveries of the University of Toronto’s Books and the Silks Roads project. In her lecture, she will illuminate the art, science, and inspiration driving the initiative, which “maps connections between parts of the premodern world by describing the technology of the book.”
Alexandra Gillespie is Professor, Vice-President and Principal at the University of Toronto at Mississauga. Click here to view her university profile.
Top Image: 16th century Persian manuscript on display at the ‘Hidden Stories: Books along the Silk Road’ exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum.