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  Journeys on the Silk Road  

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If you would like to meet Joyce and Conrad and share your love of history or simply learn more about the story behind the world's oldest printed book, please join one of our events for Journeys on the Silk Road.

Upcoming events

Sept 30 to Oct 22, 2014 — Silk Road tour
Writer Joyce Morgan will lead a three-week tour of the Silk Road for the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Learn about the tour

February 2014 — Secrets, Lies, Buddhism and Spies
Joyce Morgan will teach a six-hour course at the University of Sydney's Centre for Continuing Education. The lecture series covers an overview of the Silk Road, how Buddhism traversed the Silk Road, the famed pilgrim Xuanzang, the Great Game, Aurel Stein and the Silk Road today.
Enrol in the course

Past events

February 13, 2014 — Bamiyan and Beyond: Journey of a Silk Road pilgrim
A 7th-century monk made an epic 16-year journey through Central Asia. Join journalist Joyce Morgan as she traces Xuanzang's travels and his influence on artists, explorers and archaeologists.
Further info: Art Gallery of NSW

July 12-14, 2013 — Whitsunday Writers Festival
Joyce Morgan and Conrad Walters are among the authors speaking at the annual literary event in beautiful Airlie Beach, Queensland.
See festival website

June 5, 2013 — The Explorers Club (Australian chapter)
Joyce Morgan retraces the steps of intrepid adventurer Aurel Stein and his travels through some of the world's harshest terrain.
Watch on YouTube

Rubin Museum of Art, New York City
Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 7-9p.m.

Co-author Joyce Morgan will talk with the Rubin Museum's Tim McHenry about the Buddha's secret library, the hidden grotto at the Cave of the Thousand Buddhas where the world's oldest printed book was discovered in 1900.
Further info: Rubin Museum of Art

June 22, 2012 — National Museum of Australia (Canberra)
Joyce Morgan and Dr Ken Parry of Macquarie University discussed travels along the ancient Silk Road from the days of Genghis Khan to now.
Podcast and transcript

November 29, 2011 — University of New South Wales
Joyce Morgan delivered the opening address at a seminar about the Silk Road, held at the University of New South Wales.

November 18, 2011 — Vajrayana Institute
Joyce Morgan discussed the significance of world’s oldest printed book and its influences on Buddhism.

August 4, 2011 — Art Gallery of New South Wales
Joyce Morgan discussed the world's oldest printed book, from its discovery in the Gobi Desert and its spiritual impact along the Silk Road to its influence in present-day Buddhism.

July 25, 2011 — Public Library of Bundeena
Joyce Morgan spoke about Journeys on the Silk Road at the inaugural event for Bundeena Library's public literary program.

July 14, 2011 — Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
Journeys on the Silk Road was launched in Sydney, Australia, by Edmund Capon, Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.