The Silk Road History Podcast

18
Feb

Episode 005 | The History of the Uyghurs Part III: Rising Nationalism, 1872-1934

In this episode, Nathan continues the story of the Uyghur people through the troubled early years of the 20th century, the crucible in which the Uyghur identity was forged. 

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31
Dec

New Year’s Announcement

The Silk Road History Podcast is returning this January!

2
Sep

Episode 004 | The History of the Uyghurs Part II: War & Conquest, 1600-1872

In this episode, Nathan continues the story of the Uyghur people, covering the Qing dynasty conquest of Xinjiang in the 1750s to the rise of Yaqub Beg in 1872.

2
Jul

Episode 003 | The History of the Uyghurs Part I: Origins

In this first of two parts, Nathan examines the fraught history of the Uyghurs, from their origins on the steppes of Mongolia, to the cosmopolitan Uyghur Kingdom of Qocho, to the 15th century, when the name "Uyghur" fades from history.

26
May

Episode 002 | The History of Silk

In this episode, Nathan explores the rich and tantalizing history of silk from the early years of sericulture in China to the lush brocades of Lyons.

5
May

Episode 001 | O Silk Roads, Where/What Art Thou? Notes on Geography

In this episode of the Silk Road History Podcast, Nathan gives a survey of the geography of the region and its critical importance to understanding the Silk Road. 

5
May

Episode 000 | Introduction to the Silk Road History Podcast

In this episode of the Silk Road History Podcast, Nathan introduces the cast and talks a bit about what the Silk Road means to him.