Oxford historian Peter Frankopan talks about the history of the Silk Roads and about how we need to look at the past in a different way. The world is changing – but the way we understand the world around is not.
Asia House is delighted to invite you to our upcoming event with Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, the No. 1 Sunday Times and international bestseller. Peter will discuss the history of the Silk Roads and how we need to look at the past in a different way. The world is changing – but the way we understand the world around us is not. In this timely and thought-provoking event, Peter will offer a fresh perspective on world history, which will explore the forces that have shaped the global economy and the political renaissance in the re-emerging Middle East. The discussion will be moderated by Sameer Rahim.
This event is hosted in partnership with First Story. Profits from the event will go towards First Story’s creative writing programme in secondary schools across England.
About Peter Frankopan
Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at Oxford University, where he has been Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College Oxford since 2000. His book, The Silk Roads: A New History of the world has been described as ‘magnificent’ (Sunday Times) ‘ dazzling’ (Guardian), ‘a rare book that makes you question your assumptions about the world’ (Wall St Journal) and ‘not just the most important history book in years, but the most important in decades’ (Berliner Zeitung). It has topped the Bestseller lists all around the world, including in the UK, India, UAE and China.
About Sameer Rahim
Sameer Rahim is Managing Editor of Prospect Magazine. He won a 2013 William Hazlitt Award for an essay on Islam’s historical origins.
About First Story
First Story changes lives through writing.
We believe that writing can transform lives, and that there is dignity and power in every young person’s story.
First Story brings talented, professional writers into secondary schools serving low-income communities to work with teachers and students to foster creativity and communication skills.
By helping students find their voices through intensive, fun programmes, First Story raises aspirations and gives students the skills and confidence to achieve them.
You can find out more about our work at firststory.org.uk