Sogdians in Late Antiquity

Panellists for this upcoming webinar are:

  • Dr Judith Lerner (New York University)
  • Professor Aleksandr Naymark (Hofstra University)
  • Dr Khodadad Rezakhani (Princeton University)

If you would like to attend this event, which is free, please register by emailing director@vcla.org.uk

Following the appearance of an outstanding website on the Sogdians, hosted by the Smithsonian Institution, we will discuss current research problems concerning Sogdian society in Late Antiquity. Questions will include:

  • To what extent was this a merchant society?
  • What can the relative prominence of secular art tell us about Sogdian society?
  • How typical was Panjikent?