Peter Frankopan and Sushma Jansari
This event will take place at the British Library. It will be simultaneously live streamed on the British Library platform. Tickets may be booked either to attend in person (physical), or to watch on our platform (online) either live or within 48 hours on catch up. Viewing links will be sent out shortly before the event.
Professor of Global History Peter Frankopan presents a world view of the power and resonance of gold throughout history and across cultures. In conversation with Dr Sushma Jansari of the British Museum, he considers gold at the centre of many cultures, some of our greatest art and as a standard of money and wealth; as well as the obsession behind devastating wars, conquest and exploitation.
This event accompanies our summer exhibition Gold: 50 Spectacular Manuscripts from around the World (20 May – 2 October).
Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at Oxford University and author of The Silk Roads: A New History of the World and The New Silk Roads: The Future and Present of the World.
Dr Sushma Jansari is Tabor Foundation Curator: South Asia at the British Museum and presenter of the podcast, The Wonder House.
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