Silk Road Seattle is an ongoing public education project using the "Silk Road" theme to explore cultural interaction across Eurasia from the beginning of the Common Era (A. D.) to the Seventeenth Century. Our principal goal is to provide via the Internet materials for learning and teaching about the Silk Road. Much is available here already: historical texts, well illustrated web pages on historic cities and architecture and on traditional culture of the Central Asian nomads, extensive annotated bibliographies of resources, an electronic atlas, and a stunning virtual art exhibit drawing on museum collections from around the world. Our ability to expand the offerings will in part depend on the degree to which those who have appropriate expertise and materials may be willing to contribute to building the site. Please contact us with suggestions, and let us know in what ways you may have found our materials to be of value.

While we are not currently sponsoring a series of public events in the Seattle area as we did during 2001-2002, we have archived information on those programs. We will be happy to post information about relevant forthcoming events on our "Upcoming Events" page.

Silk Road Seattle is sponsored primarily by the Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington and has received additional financial support from the Silkroad Foundation of Saratoga, California.

Project Director: Professor Daniel C. Waugh, University of Washington.
Design by Lance Jenott