Online sales for this program have closed.Browse other programs we offer Lost Civilizations: The Goths Afternoon Lecture/Seminar Monday, May 23, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET Add to calendar iCalendar Gmail Yahoo Mail Outlook Outlook.com Code: 1J0174 Select Your Tickets $20 - Member $25 - Non-Member Resize text Materials for this program Suggested Reading Timeline Votive crown of the Visigoth King Recceswinth, 7th century The Goths are truly a “lost civilization.” After migrating from their ancient homeland of Scandza to settle north of the Black Sea, the original Goths were driven westward by the Huns, and in the years that followed, Gothic tribes sacked the imperial city of Rome and set in motion the decline and fall of the western Roman empire. After the last Gothic kingdom fell more than a thousand years ago to the forces of Islam, the Goths disappeared as an independent people. Yet their contradictory legacy, as both barbaric destroyers and heroic champions of liberty, still influences our modern world. David Gwynn, associate professor in Ancient and Late Antique History at Royal Holloway, University of London, brings together the interwoven stories of the original Goths and the diverse Gothic heritage, providing new insight into the complicated history of this great lost civilization. Gwynn’s book The Goths: Lost Civilizations (Reaktion Books) is available for purchase. Book Sale Information Purchase your copy of The Goths: Lost Civilizations by David Gwynn here. SPECIAL NOTE: Politics and Prose is offering a 10% discount to Smithsonian Associates ticket-holders. To claim your discount, enter the code SPECIAL10 (no space between letters and numbers) in the “Coupon discount” section on Politics and Prose's check-out page. Additional Lost Civilizations Programs April 25: The Etruscans May 9: The Greeks June 6: The Phoenicians Patron Information If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom. This online program is presented on Zoom.