ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dr. Peter Frankopan is a historian at Oxford University, where he is Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford and Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research. He works on the history of the Mediterranean, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Russia and on relations between Christianity and Islam. Peter has published many articles in academic journals and edited volumes. The First Crusade is one of his most known academic works. In this groundbreaking book, countering nearly a millennium of scholarship, Peter Frankopan reveals the untold history of the First Crusade. Peter’s next book, The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, is a major new book about ideas, trade, communication and exchange between Europe and Asia from antiquity to the present day. It will be published in 2015.