The vast region stretching from Iran and Afghanistan to Central Asia is often described as the cradle of terrorism, violence, and war. However, in medieval times, this region witnessed a mixing of cultures and religions that was both unique and extraordinarily influential upon neighbouring societies.
As part of its efforts to share the knowledge about the rich past of this fascinating and often overlooked region, the Invisible East Team offers school outreach sessions for secondary school pupils of all key stages completely free of charge.
In each 90 minute session, pupils will encounter and work closely with a primary source, puzzle through the ethics of working with primary sources, explore the day-to-day working of historians, and curate a museum exhibition. This is an exciting opportunity for students to learn about a region and its history that is not part of the core curriculum but relates directly and significantly to the realities of British society, where Islam and migrants from the region make up large segments of the population
The sessions are led by the Invisible East Education Advisor, Zaiba Patel.