Carleton’s Lefler History Lecture focuses on the Silk Road

Ohio State University professor Scott Levi will speak about the intersection of trade, state, and society in early modern central Asia.

18 January 2018 Posted In:

Carleton College’s Winter Herbert P. Lefler History Lecture will be delivered by Scott Levi, Ohio State University professor of History, on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. in Leighton Hall room 305. The talk, titled “Silk Roads, Real and Imagined” will focus on the intersection of trade, state, and society in early modern central Asia.

Levi earned his Pd.D. in History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000. He joined the OSU History department in 2008, specializing in the history of Islamic Central Asia. His interests include Islamic, Russian, and East European, and Global Early Modern History, Comparative Empires, and Religion in History.

He is the author of three books: The Rise and Fall of Khoqand, 1709–1876: Central Asia in the Global Age, Caravans: Indian Merchants on the Silk Road, and The Indian Diaspora in Central Asia and its Trade, 1550-1900. His current work-in-progress is “Early Modern Connections: Global Integration and the 18th-Century Bukharan Crisis,” examining a number of ways that historical processes unfolded across the early modern world and contributed to the collapse of the Bukharan Khanate. Levi is a recipient of the 2011 OSU Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching.

This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Carleton College Department of History, with support from the Herbert P. Lefler Lectureship Fund. For more information, including disability accommodations, call (507) 222-4217. Leighton Hall is located off College Street on the Carleton campus and is also accessible via Highway 19 in Northfield.