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Travelling and Filming in Gandhara with Michael Wood

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Prof. Michael Wood

Historian and broadcaster Michael Wood will be giving the first public lecture of the multidisciplinary project Gandhara Connections.

Prof. Wood will be speaking about Gandhara (an area roughly corresponding to northern Pakistan). He will discuss his experiences of travelling and filming in the region over thirty years, accompanied by a selection of his film clips. This is a unique opportunity to hear from Michael Wood, who has been responsible for some of the most celebrated historical documentary series in recent decades, including The Story of India (2007) and The Story of China (2016).

The Gandhara Connections project is a three-year initiative by the University of Oxford’s Classical Art Research Centre (CARC), supported by the Bagri Foundation and the Neil Kreitman Foundation, to aid the study of the artistic production from the ancient region of Gandhara. It aims to stimulate new insights into Gandharan art and its links to the classical world of Greece and Rome, thousands of kilometres to the west.

The Classical Art Research Centre, University of Oxford plans to record the lecture and make it available online as a podcast. Attendance is free and all are welcome, but please book a place by emailing us at carc@classics.ox.ac.uk

Prof. Michael Wood

Filmmaker and historian Michael Wood is the author of numerous highly praised non-fiction books and well over a hundred documentaries on BBC and PBS. He has made many films about the classical world including In Search of the Trojan War and In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great, which were accompanied by best-selling books. His academic interests include Anglo-Saxon England and he has written many articles and books on the subject, such as In Search of the Dark Ages. In 2013 Michael joined the University of Manchester as Professor of Public History and in 2015 he received the British Academy President’s medal for outreach in history.

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