Art and Archeology of the Silk Road
Sponsored by Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Portland State University
Smith Center
Portland, OR 97201
United States

CFP Deadline: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Call for Papers Deadline: 15 January 2017


The Art and Archaeology of the Silk Road

Conference date: October 12, 2017

Portland State University, Portland, Oregon


We invite papers that explore the portable arts and built environment of the Silk Road from its beginnings through the period of its fragmentation under the Mongol Empire. Papers may investigate case studies in specific visual and material culture topics, archeological sites, or take a broader, comparative approach. We are particularly interested in having a geographic range of topics represented in the material shared at the conference in order to explore possible themes such as diplomacy in art, hybridity, exoticism, regionalism, and globalization.


Call for Papers:

The language of the conference presentations will be English, and the presentations will be 20-minute papers grouped around themes for discussion panels following each set of talks. Please submit an approximately 300-word abstract and curriculum vitae to Professors Junghee Lee ( and Anne McClanan (


Key Dates:
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 15, 2017

Acceptance Notification: March 1, 2017

Early Registration Deadline:  August 15, 2017

Registration Deadline: September 29, 2017

Conference Date: October 12, 2017


Contact Information
Anne McClanan


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