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Academic Adventurers Presents “The Case of Turpan: How to Destroy a Culture”

September 20, 2019, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Don Hanlon, professor emeritus of the UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning, presents “The Case of Turpan: How to Destroy a Culture” Sept. 20 in the American Geographical Society Library, located on the third floor east wing of the UWM Golda Meir Library, 2311 E. Hartford Ave.

Hanlon recently donated his slide collection to the AGSL that documents the vernacular architecture of Turpan in northwestern China. Turpan was once the largest oasis-city along the Silk Road’s northern route and the seat of large empires that dominated sections of trade crossing from China into central Asia, spreading Buddhism into China and silk into Rome.

UWM’s Academic Adventurers is a continuing series of informal Friday afternoon programs that give members of the UWM community the opportunity to hear of their colleagues’ adventures abroad and afield.

UWM’s Academic Adventurers lecture series is sponsored by the American Geographical Society Library and co-sponsored by the Friends of the Golda Meir Library.

All programs are free and open to the public.

For information or to arrange for special needs, call (414) 229-6282.