Today’s visiting scholar lecture: ‘The Atlantis of the Steppe’

Visiting scholar Wolfram von Scheliha of the University of Leipzig, Germany, will present “The Atlantis of the Steppe: Sarai as a Global City in the Middle Ages” at 4 p.m. today (Wednesday, March 26) in the Union’s Christie Theatre. He’ll discuss the rise and fall of the capital of the Mongol Empire, one of the medieval world’s grandest and most prosperous mega-cities, now mostly dismantled. His talk, organized by Humanistic Studies and free and open to the public, is made possible through the International Visiting Scholars Program.