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Central-Eurasia-L Announcement Archive
2. Conferences and Lecture Series
Page 1

LECTURE SERIES- Inner Asia/SilkRoad Study Group, Stanford

Posted by: Adela C. Y. Lee <alee(a)silk-road.com>
Posted: 27 Jan 1997


LECTURE- Muslims in Mongolia, IASSG Series

IASSG 1997 LECTURE SERIES

Center for Russian and East European Studies at Stanford University
and Inner Asia/Silkroad Study Group (IASSG)
present

"Muslims in Mongolia: The Nomadic Kazakhs of the Altai Mountains"
Dr. Jeannine Davis-Kimball
Executive Director
Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads
(Kazakh/American Research Center, Inc.)
with an Introduction by Dr. Albert Dien, Stanford University

Wednesday, January 29, 1997 8:00 p.m.
Red Room, Second Floor Encina Hall, Stanford University

For more information, call 408-867-1364 or e-mail info(a)silk-road.com


One of the great Medieval nomadic tribes occupying the Eurasian
steppes were the Kazakhs.  Kazakh ancestors were Turkic and Mongol, yet
evidence of Indo-European ancestry is apparent.  Russian Imperial
expansionism during the 17th-19th centuries displaced many Kazakhs.
Moving ever eastward some Kazakh tribes pushed into the high pastures
of Tien Shan Mountains and into Xinjiang Province, China.  Here they
maintained their nomadic lifestyle until the Manchus again brought
pressure on their precious gazing lands.  Beginning in the 1860s
extended families of Kazakhs crossed the high Altai Mountain passes to
enter Bayan Ulgii province in western Mongolia.  There, under the
auspices of the Mongolian government, 90,000 Kazakhs today still
maintain a nomadic lifestyle similar to that of the ancient nomads of
Eurasia.

During five weeks in 1996, Dr. Davis-Kimball traveled 2,400
kilometers by jeep in Bayan Ulgii recording the lifestyle of these
fascinating people.  Interviews with professionals, retirees, and young
nomadic families, all found in the <jailou> (summer pasture) touched on
such diverse subjects as education, medical care, nutrition, animal
husbandry, politics, and religion.  Extensive photography recorded
their lifeways based upon ancient traditions.  The resurgence of Islam
in the post-Communist years, particularly among the young men and the
<aksakals> (wise old men), places these Kazakhs in a special category
within the political structure of Mongolia.

CONFERENCE- Central Asia and Caucasus, Manchester

Posted by: Cigdem Balim <Cigdem.Balim(a)nessie.mcc.ac.uk>
Posted: 15 Jan 1997


THIRD MANCHESTER CONFERENCE ON CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CAUCASUS
   3-4 February 1997
   Muriel Stott Conference Room, John Rylands Library
   University of Manchester, Oxford Road

Organized by the Research Group on Central Asia and the Caucasus (RGCAC)
3 February 1997, Monday

09:15 Opening remarks by Professor J Elsworth, Dean of Faculty of Arts
HISTORY
Chair:   Dr Paul Luft
   Research Group on Central Asia and the Caucasus
   University of Manchester

09:30-09:50
Alexei D. Voskressenski
Russian Academy of Sciences
"Russian-British-Chinese rivalry in Cental Asia (1840-1880)"

10:00-10:20
Olga Aslanov
University of Manchester
"Russian imperial policy in Central Asia and the revolt of 1916"

10:30-10:50
Kaya Tuncer Caglayan
University of Edinburgh
"The end of the First World War, Britain, Transcaucasus"

11:00-11:30      COFFEE

ECONOMY
Chair:   Prof Peter Gatrell
   Department of History
   University of Manchester

11:30-11:50
Rosamund Shreeves
University of Wolverhampton
"The two meanings of privatisation: gender and rural development in Kazakstan"

12:00-12:20
Kirsten Westhues
University of Wolverhampton
"Small and medium-sized firms (SME's) and technology in a Central Asian
transition economy: results of a firm-level survey in Kazakstan"

12:30-12:50
Mustafa Sen
Middle East Technical University, Turkey "Turkish entrepreneurship in Central
Asia: Kirgizstan"

13:00-14:00      LUNCH

Chair:   Peter Roland
   Royal Institute of International Affairs
14:00-14:30
Guest speaker

STATE and SOCIETY

14:30-14:50
Eric W. Sievers
Yale Law School and MIT
"Civil society in Central Asia"

15:00-15:20
Iva Kratchanova
American University, Bulgaria
"Russian peacekeeping and the case of Tajikistan"

15:30-16:00      TEA

Chair:   Dr Edmund Herzig
   Research Group on Central Asia and the Caucasus,
   University of Manchester
   and Royal Institute of International Affairs

16:00-16:20
Ayca Ergun
Middle East Technical University, Turkey "Political elites in Azerbaijan"

16:30-16:50
Nick Tucker
University of Reading
"Achieving autonomy: the task for Kazakstan since 1991"

4 February 1997, Tuesday

STATE and SOCIETY

Chair:   Dr Jonathan Aves
   Foreign and Commonwealth Office

09:30-09:50
Aysegul Baydar Aydingun
Middle East Technical University, Turkey "Being a Turk in a Turkic country:
the case of the Meskhetian Turks"

10:00-10:20
Ayla Gul
London School of Economics and Political Science "The construction or
deconstruction of national identities in the Transcaucasus: the case of
Azerbaijan"

10:30-10:50
Razmik Parnossian
London School of Economics and Political Science "Presidential elections in
Armenia: stability vs democracy?"

11:00-11:30      COFFEE

Chair:   Dr Bhavna Dave
   Department of Politics, SOAS

11:30-11:50
Timothy Edmunds
University of Sheffield
"Power and powerlessness in Kazakstani society: ethnic problems in
perspective"

12:00-12:20
Asli Ozatas
Middle East Technical University, Turkey "The role of Uzbek women in the
formation of national identity"

12:30-12:50
Stephanie J. Bunn
University of Manchester
"A change in the fabric of society: Kyrgyzstan"
13:00-14:00      LUNCH

Chair:   Dr Neil Melvin
   Department of Politics, University of Leeds

14:00-14:20
Kristina Tau Strand Vestbo
University of Bergen, Norway
"Gender relations in Uzbekistan"

14:30-14:50
Erlend Hvoslef
University of Oslo, Norway
"The social use of personal names among Kirgizians"

15:00-15:20
Farideh Heyat
School of Oriental and African Studies, London "Sovietisation and everyday
rituals: ceremonials of commensality in Azerbaijan"
15:30-16:00   TEA

16:00-17:00   GENERAL DISCUSSION


Contact:

Cigdem Balim-Harding
RGCAC, Coordinator
Dept of Middle Eastern Studies
Manchester University
Manchester M13 9PL, UK
Tel: +44-161-275-3069/ OR 225 5880
Fax: +44-161-275-3264
email: Cigdem.Balim(a)nessie.mcc.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS- Central and Inner Asia Seminar, Toronto

Posted by: Dennis McConnell - Maine Business School <mac(a)maine.maine.edu>
Posted: 10 Jan 1997


Call for Papers, and Profile Central and Inner Asia Seminar
   University of Toronto


The Central and Inner Asia Seminar (CIAS) is dedicated to studying the
cultures and activities of ancient and modern nomadic peoples that occupy the
region from the China Sea to Eastern Europe, and the relationship they have
to the surrounding sedentary cultures.

The CIAS grew out of the Canada-Mongolia Association in 1990 and from that
time has sponsored a regular series of three to five lectures each year.  In
1993 the individual lectures were replaced by an annual seminar and the
material from these has been printed in two volumes of working papers, a
practice we hope to continue in the future.

The next CIAS seminar will take place at the University of Toronto on 25-26
April 1997.  Proposals for presentations may be sent to the organizers (see
below).

Financial support for the activities of the CIAS comes from several
departments in the University of Toronto, but mainly from the York/Toronto
Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies, which also bears much of the expense
of publishing the working papers.

At a time when the work of the CIAS could be expanded, it is becoming
increasingly difficult to find funds for even the present level of
activities.  It is no longer possible to cover travel expenses for speakers
and it is uncertain how much longer the Joint Centre will be able to help
publish the working papers.

Suggestions regarding additional sources of funding would be welcomed.

The CIAS produces an annual newsletter which is mailed out free to anyone
requesting to be on the mailing list.  Members come from the university,
government, business and education communities and represent a variety of
interests which include anthropology, art, folklore, history, language,
literature, politics, and religion.

For further information, please feel free to send e-mail inquiries to:

Professor Michael Gervers:  102063.2152(a)compuserve.com
Professor Wayne Schlepp:    schlepp(a)epas.utoronto.ca
Otherwise write to:

Central and Inner Asia Seminar
East Asian Studies
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada M5S 3H1

CALL FOR PAPERS- Bukhara & Khiva, Oct. 1997

Posted by: John O'Farrell <Ilhom(a)aol.com>
Posted: 6 Jan 1997


CALL FOR PAPERS- Conference: On Bukhara and Khiva and Their Place in
   World Civilization, October 1997
   Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences

In accordance with the 28th session of the General UNESCO Conference and in
agreement with the decree of Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of
Uzbekistan (No. 5, Jan. 3, 96), the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences of
the Republic of Uzbekistan is planning to hold an international scientific
conference in commemoration of the 2500th anniversary of Bukhara and Khiva in
October, 1997, in the respective cities of Bukhara and Khiva.  The conference
will consist of the following 4 sessions:

I.   BUKHARA AND KHIVA AND THE STAGES OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF CITY CULTURE
II.  THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT OF BUKHARA AND KHIVA
III. BUKHARA AND KHIVA'S CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD CIVILIZATION
IV.  BUKHARA AND KHIVA - PROMINENT ORIENTAL CENTERS OF THE MIDDLE AGES

In conjunction with the preparation and publishing of conference materials
all specialists and scholars are asked to send abstracts of their papers in
the Uzbek, Russian, English, German, or French by March 1, 1997.

Abstracts should be no more than 2 pages in length, typed with 1.5 line
spacing, and submitted in duplicate copies, showing the full name, degree,
current position, country of origin, country of domicile and the return
address of the person submitting the abstract.

Abstracts should be sent to the following address:

Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences
Organizing Committee, Room 304
70 Gogol Street
Tashkent, Uzbekistan 700047

Tel:    7 (3712) 33-72-81
Fax:    7 (3712) 33-49-01

T. J. Juraev, President
A. R. Muhamedjanov, Vice President
UZBEKISTAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

[Note: These scholars are apparently "president" and "vice-president" of the
conference organizing committee, not of the Academy of Sciences.  --JSSE]

Source: John O'Farrell, Director
   CAFE Center for Academic Research
   Tashkent, Uzbekistan
   e-mail: <Ilhom(a)aol.com>

LECTURE- Ancient & Modern Connections in Central Asia, UC Berkeley

Posted by: Jeannine Davis-Kimball <jkimball(a)megamed.com>
Posted: 7 Dec 1996


LECTURE- Ancient & Modern Connections in Central Asia, UC Berkeley

The Archeological Institute of America, San Francisco Society
The UC Berkeley Central Asia/Silk Road Working Group, and
The Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads

present

Three UC Berkeley Scholars
Jorjan Sarich, Mark Hall, Jeannine Davis-Kimball


"Ancient and Modern Connections in Central Asia:
Reports from the Field"

3:00 PM
Sunday, December 8, 1996
160 Kroeber Hall
UC Berkeley Campus

The slide-illustrated lecture is free and open to the public.

CALL FOR PAPERS- MELCOM International Conference

Posted by: Peter Colvin <pc7(a)soas.ac.uk>
Posted: 4 Dec 1996


Melcom International
The European Association of Middle East Librarians

19th International Conference, London, 14th-16th April 1997

First Circular and Call for papers.

Convener: Peter Colvin
S.O.A.S. Library, University of London, Thornhaugh Street,
Russell Square, London WC1H, OXG.
Telephone: + 0171-323.6099 - fax 0171.636.2834- e-mail PC7(a)soas.ac.uk

Secretary: Sarah Stewart
Centre for Near and Middle East Studies, S.O.A.S., University of London,
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H, OXG.
Telephone: + 0171-323.6239- fax 0171 637.4248- email: CNMES(a)soas.ac.uk

President and acting secretary of MELCOM International: Dr Jan Just Witkam,
c/o Leiden University Library P.O.Box 9501,
NL-2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands.
Telephone: +31 71 527 2868 fax: +31 71 527 2836-
e-mail: witkam(a)rulub.leidenuniv.nl

The next MELCOM International Conference will take place at S.O.A.S.  All
the morning sessions will take place in the Main Lecture Theatre, and the
afternoons will be devoted to visits, including the British Library, the
Wellcome Institute Library, the Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation and
the British Museum.

N.B. "The Middle East for the purposes of MELCOM means the Arab World,
Turkey, Cyprus, Israel (excluding Hebraica and Judaica), Iran, Afghanistan
and the Muslim and Turkic peoples of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (in all
cases since the rise of Islam."

It is intended to devote one session to the development of London as a
centre for Arabic printing and the book trade, Arabic Journalism and the
Arab Literary scene, and it is hoped that several bookshops will be
exhibiting in S.O.A.S. during the Conference.

Other subjects for which papers are invited are: library automation, the
academic library and the internet, manuscript collections, rare materials
collections, acquisition policies and coordination between libraries, price
developments for Middle East books and periodicals.

Following the tradition established in former years there will be no
registration fee as such, but there will regrettably probably be a #5 charge
for incidental costs, and a collection will be made for the communal dinner.

Fuller details will be circulated soon, but only to those who have confirmed
that they wish to receive them. Please confirm to any of the addresses above
before 15 December 1996.

All participants travel by their own arrangements, and will need to make
their own bookings for accommodation. The following are a selection of three
hotels in three price bands. They are all very close to S.O.A.S., and they
can all be booked from the same address.

Imperial London Hotels Ltd. Reservations 0171 278 7871, fax: 0171 837 4653
Tariff from 1 March 1997 (all prices include English breakfasts and VAT.)

Imperial Hotel, Russell Square, WC1B5BB, 0171 837 3655 Overlooks Russell
Square, short walk from British Museum.  447 rooms, ensuite bathrooms, TV,
direct dial telephone, radio, tea/ coffee making facilities.
Restaurant, cafe, bar/lounge.
#67.00 single,#86.00 double.

President Hotel, Russell Square, WC1N 1DB, 0171 837 8844 ensuite bathrooms,
TV, direct dial telephone, radio.
#59.00 single, #76.00 double

County Hotel, Upper Woburn Place, WC1H OJW, 0171 387 5544 Easy walking
distance from Euston and Kings Cross stations, also Covent Garden,
Oxford St, and the British Museum.
Without private bath. All 175 rooms have wash basins, one bathroom to
every 4 bedrooms, radio, TV, telephone. Bar which serves reasonably
priced lunches and dinners.
#33.00 single,#45.00 double

CALL FOR PAPERS- ASN Convention "Europe or Eurasia"

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 4 Dec 1996


CALL FOR PAPERS- Association for the Study of Nationalities
   2nd Annual Convention,  April 24-27, 1997, New York City
   "Towards Europe or Eurasia?  The Future of The Post-Communist States"

Keynote Speaker: Ambassador Jack Matlock

Registration Information:

A panel should include the presentation of three formal papers, one or two
discussants and a chair.  Roundtables should have four or five participants
and a chair.  All panel and round table organizers must be current ASN
members.

The deadline for submitting proposals for panels, roundtables and individual
papers is December 15.

All submissions must be made by mail or fax.  E-mail submissions will not be
accepted.

All panelists and individual presenters must submit 5-line abstracts of
their papers.  Panelists are encouraged to provide the Convention organizers
with 20 copies of their papers no later than two weeks prior to the
Convention.

Please direct submissions and all related correspondence to:

Alexander J. Motyl, Associate Director, The Harriman Institute,
1215 IAB, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212-824-4119
Fax: 212-666-3418

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Reviews for Central Asian Survey

Posted by: Stephen Blank <blanks(a)carlisle-emh2.army.mil>
Posted: 3 Dec 1996


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Reviews for Central Asian Survey

Dr. Stephen Blank, Book Review Editor for Central Asian Survey, is
interested to hear from people who would be interested in serving as
reviewers for the journal.  If you would like to volunteer your
experience/expertise, contact Dr. Blank at the address below.  If there is
a particular new publication you would like to review for the journal, it
should be possible to obtain it for you for review purposes.

To express an interest, or to request additional information, please contact:
   Dr. Stephen Blank
   National Security Affairs Analyst
   Strategic Studies Institute
   U.S. Army War College
   Carlisle Barracks, PA 17013-5050
   Tel: [717] 245-4085
   Fax: [717] 245-3820
   EMail: blanks(a)carlisle-emh2.army.mil

CALL FOR PAPERS- Middle East Studies Association Meetings Nov. 22-25, 1997

Posted by: John Schoeberlein <schoeber(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 3 Dec 1996


CALL FOR PAPERS- Middle East Studies Association
   31st Annual Meeting
   November 22-25, 1997
   San Francisco, California

The deadline for proposals to arrive at the MESA Secretariat is Feb. 14,
1997.  For proposal forms, contact MESA.  Full information proposal
submission is available at the MESA web site:
http://www.mesa.arizona.edu/cfpinst.htm/

MESA meetings contact information:

   MESA '97
   The University of Arizona
   P.O. Box 210410
   Tucson, AZ 85721-0410

   tel. 520-621-5850
   fax  520-626-9095
   e-mail:  MESA(a)ccit.arizona.edu
   WWW:  http://www.mesa.arizona.edu/

CALL FOR PAPERS- State & Society in Stalin Era Conference

Posted by: Janet Hyer <jhyer(a)chass.utoronto.ca>
Posted: 2 Dec 1996


CALL FOR PAPERS- State and Society in the Stalin Era through the
   Prism of Regional Archives
   15-22 June 1997

The Stalin-Era Research and Archives Project of the Centre for Russian and
East European Studies, University of Toronto, announces a symposium on State
and Society in the Stalin Era through the Prism of Regional Archives, to be
held in Toronto, 15-22 June 1997, subject to the availability of funding.
The symposium will bring together junior faculty and advanced graduate
students who have recently undertaken major research projects in the regional
archives of the Former Soviet Union.  The objectives of the symposium are to
disseminate the most current research in the field; to share archival
information, experiences and methods; to work toward a new synthesis of
research findings; and to publish a volume based on the conference
proceedings.

The Stalin-Era Research and Archives Project invites applications from
doctoral students and junior faculty interested in presenting papers at the
symposium; successful applicants will have their transportation and
accommodation expenses covered.  Applications will be adjudicated on a
competitive basis, and the invited papers are expected to be prepared and
circulated in advance of the symposium.  To obtain further information
concerning the symposium, please contact the Project at the address given
below.  To be considered for participation, please submit to the same address
an application consisting of: (1) a one-page curriculum vitae; (2) a five-
page statement describing your project in full detail (subject of research;
methodology; substantive issues addressed; specific problems of archival
research); and (3) two letters of reference.  Applications will be accepted
up to January 15, 1997


The Stalin-Era Research and Archives Project Centre for Russian and East
European Studies University of Toronto
Robarts Library
130 St. George Street, Suite 14341
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5 Canada
Tel.: (416) 978-8192/Fax: (416) 978-3817 E-mail: stalin(a)chass.utoronto.ca

CONFERENCES- Non-Slavic Lang. & Caucasus Cultures, May 8-10 & 10-11, Univ. of Chicago

Posted by: Howard I. Aronson <hia5(a)midway.uchicago.edu>
Posted: 27 Nov 1996


CONFERENCE- Non-Slavic Languages

Abstracts for papers to be presented at the May 8-10 Non-Slavic Languages
Conference, to be held at the University of Chicago, are available at:
   http://humanities.uchicago.edu/humanities/slavic/nsl.html

CONFERENCE- Cultures of Caucasia

Abstracts for papers to be presented at the May 10-11 Conference on the
Cultures of Caucasia, to be held at the University of Chicago, are available
at:
   http://humanities.uchicago.edu/humanities/slavic/ccpg.html

For further information: hia5(a)midway.uchicago.edu (Howard I. Aronson)

Source:
   Howard I. Aronson
   Slavic Langs & Lits, Univ of Chicago
   1130 East 59th St.
   Chicago, IL 60637

   Office: 773-702-7734  Slavic: 773-702-8033  Fax: 773-702-7030

CONFERENCE- Post-Soviet World; Reading, England; 29 Nov. 1996

Posted by: Yelena Kalyuzhnova <Y.Kaluyzhnova(a)reading.ac.uk>
Posted: 17 Nov 1996 17:05:32 +0000


CONFERENCE- The Post-Soviet World: A Period of Transition
   The University of Reading
   The Centre for Post-Soviet Studies
   GSEIS
   29th November 1996

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

Chair: Prof. Christoph Bluth

10.00 am   Welcome: opening remarks
   Prof. Roger Williams, Vice-Chancellor of the Univ. of Reading

10.15 am   Prof. Christoph Bluth & Dr. Yelena
   Kalyuzhnova
   The Centre for Post-Soviet Studies:
   Yesterday - Today - Tomorrow.

10.30 am   Dr. Roy Allison Head of the Russian and
   CIS programme, Royal Institute of
   International Affairs.
   Post-Soviet Foreign Policy and Security
   Dilemmas.

10:50 am   Coffee Break

11.15 am   Panel discussions
   Two Panels:
   Panel 1 - Economics
   Panel 2 - Politics/Security

1.00 pm    Lunch

2.00 pm    Continuation of Panel Discussions

3.30 pm    Tea Break

3.45 pm    Continuation of Panel Discussions

5.15 pm    Plenary Discussion

6.30 pm    Reception

8.00 pm    Dinner -  Chronicles Restaraunt


Panel 1
Economics

Section A: Chair - Laza Kekic

11.20 am   Dr. Ludek Rychetnik
   Modernisation, neo-modernisation and the
   transformation strategy

11.35 am   Prof. Paul Mosely
   Financial reform in transitional
   economics: a preliminary assesment of
   impact

11.50 am   Dr. Kanat Berentayev
   The Economic challenge of the period of
   Transition

12.05 pm   Dr. Yelena Kalyuzhnova and Nicholas Tucker
   Geopolitical Factors in the Development of
   Economic Transition: Kazakstan and
   Uzbekistan

12.20 pm   Discussion

1.00 pm    Lunch

Section B: Chair - Timothy Ash

2.00 pm    Klaus E. Meyer
   Acquisition, Greenfield or Joint-Venture: Foreign Investors Entry
   Mode and Economic Transition

2.15 pm    Olga and Andrei Kuznetsov
   From a Socialist Enterprise to a Capitalist Firm: the hazards of
   the managerial learning curve

2.30 pm    Dr. Leonid Yanovskiy
   The Analysis of Large-Scale Enterprise
   survival under Rent-Seeking Management

2.45 pm    Dr. Peter Kenway
   The Role of the State Revisited

3.00 pm    Discussion

3.30 pm    Tea Break


Section C: Chair - Prof. Michael Kaser

3.45 pm.   Wolfgang Potratz
   Central and Eastern European Economies on
   their way to the European Internal Market:
   Access and Competitiveness through
   Re-organisation of the Knowledge-Base

4.00 pm    Dr. Simon Booth
   Economic misconduct in Eastern Europe

4.15 pm    Kevin Rosner
   Endogenous Determinants of Russian
   Petroleum Policy

4.30 pm    Yuri Shokamanov
   Kazakstan: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

4.45 pm    Dr. Saken Amanzholov
   The Current Banking System of Kazakstan

5.00 pm    Discussion


Panel 2
Politics/Security

Section A: Chair - Prof. Christoph Bluth

11.20 am   Dr. Christopher Wyatt
   The Post-Soviet World: Definitions and
   Dilemmas

11.35 am   Dr. Kasenov
   National Security in Central Asia

11.50 am   Mustafa Aydin
   Identities in Transition: nationality,
   religion and regional security in
   former Soviet Central Asia

12.05 pm   Habibollah Abolhassan Shirazi
   Iran, Afghanistan and Central Asia: The
   political expansion of
   fundamentalism or economic interest
12.20 pm   Discussion

1.00 pm    Lunch

Section B: Chair - Prof. Neil Malcolm

2.00 pm    Prof. Alexei Vassiliev
    Is Russia ready for democracy?

2.15 pm    Igor Galin
   Changes in Yeltsins electorate over a
   year: 1995-96

2.30 pm    Dr.Tatiana Shakleina and Vladimir Batyuk
   The Russian Intelligentsia and Russian
   Foreign Policy

2.45 pm    Dr. Alexei Voskressenski
   The Perception of China by Russian
   Political Elite and its Foreign Policy
   Implications

3.00 pm    Discussion

3.30 pm    Tea Break

Section C: Chair - to be advised

3.45 pm    Prof. Macfarlane
   The Role of International Actors in the
   development of Regional Security in the
   Transcaucasus

4.00 pm    Andrea Ellner
   Emerging Security Regimes in Central and
   South Asia - Towards a Nuclear Weapons Free
   Zone

4.15 pm    Dr. Murat Laumulin
   Kazakstans national security

4:30 pm    Gulnara Mendiculova
   Refugees problem and how it is solved in
   Post-Soviet Kazakstan

4.45 pm     Discussion

Dr Yelena Kalyuzhnova
Co-ordinator
The Centre for Post-Soviet-Studies
GSEIS, The University of Reading
Whiteknights, PO Box 218,
Reading, RG6 6AA
UK
tel: 44 1118 9316637
fax: 44 1118 9755442

CONFERENCE- Tajikistan: Prospects of Future Developments; Tehran, Jan. 6-8, 1997

Posted by: IPIS(a)neda.net (Institute for Political & Intl. Studies)
Posted: 15 Nov 1996


Conference Announcement/Call for Papers
   Seminar on "Tajikistan: Prospects of Future Developments"
   Tehran, Jan. 6-8, 1997

The Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) of the Foreign
Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran invites politicians, researchers
and individuals interested in Central Asian affairs and in Tajikistan to
respond to questions regarding the prospects of future developments in
Tajikistan in the annual seminar of the IPIS from 6 to 8 January 1997 in
Tehran. The following topics will be examined:

1. Social and economic problems of Tajikistan;
2. Currnet developments in Tajikistan;
3. Tajikistan, regional and intra-regional;
4. Possible scenarios of power combinations in Tajikistan.

The abstracts of papers could be sent to the following address by
November 25, 1996:

Tehran, Shahid Bahonar, Shahid Aghai, Institute for Political and
International Studies, Foreign Ministry, Center for Central Asian and
Caucasian Studies.

For further information,
   tel. (98-21) 8019863
   fax  (98-21) 270964
   e-mail: <IPIS(a)neda.net>

LECTURE- Religion of the Qipchaqs

Posted by: Alison Feldman <feldmana(a)is.nyu.edu>
Posted: 14 Nov, 1996


PUBLIC LECTURE- The Religions of the Qipchaqs and the Question of
   Conversions in Medieval Eurasia

BY:     PETER B. GOLDEN
   PROFESSOR OF HISTORY, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

WHEN:   FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 6:30 PM

WHERE:  STEPHEN CHAN AUDITORIUM
   KEVORKIAN CENTER FOR NEAR EASTERN STUDIES
   50 WASHINGTON SQUARE SOUTH (a) SULLIVAN STREET
   NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE KEVORKIAN CENTER AT 212-998-8877.

CALL FOR PAPERS- Central Asia and the Caucasus

Posted by: Cigdem.Balim(a)nessie.mcc.ac.uk (Cigdem Balim)
Posted: 5 Nov 1996


CALL FOR PAPERS

"Third Manchester Conference on Central Asia and the Caucasus" will be held
on February 3-4 1997. The Conference is organized jointly by the Research
Group on Central Asia and the Caucasus of Manchester University and the Royal
Institute of International Affairs.

Papers are invited from ALL GRADUATE STUDENTS who are working on different
aspects of the region. Annual Manchester Conferences aim to promote the work
of graduate students and enable them to discuss their research with
colleagues and other researchers. Papers of the conference will be published
among the "Occasional Papers on Central Asia and the Caucasus" series.

Papers will be 20 minutes long with 15 minute discussion time. Abstracts
should be 150 words long with appropriate references.

Deadline for abstracts: 31 December 1996.

Address for correspondance:

Dr Cigdem Balim-Harding
Coordinator, Research Group on Central Asia and the Caucasus
Dept of Middle Eastern Studies
University of Manchester
Manchester, M13 9PL
UK
Tel: +44 (0)161 275 3073
Fax: +44 (0)161 275 3264
e-mail: cigdem.balim(a)nessie.mcc.ac.uk

CONFERENCE- Bukhara: Sources, Myth, Architecture

Posted by: minas(a)mit.edu
Posted: 2 Nov 1996


The Aga Khan Program has organized a conference titled, "Bukhara: the
Sources, the Myth, the Architecture and the Urban Fabric" to be held at MIT
on the 9th and 10th of November, 1996.

For further information, contact the
AKP office at 10-390, 253-1400
or Minakshi Mani (minas(a)mit.edu).

Conference Program:

SATURDAY, November 9, 1996

Session 1 "Sources of the Myth"

Introductory remarks: Stanford Anderson, Attilio Petruccioli

"Bukhara:1955-1995" a visual presentation by Richard Frye

Maria Subtelny
"The Making of Bukhara-i-Sharif:
Scholars, Books and Learning in Medieval Bukhara" Michele Bernardini
"Bukhara in the Memories of Khonji"

Richard Frye
"Ancient Bukhara"

Session 2 "The Matrix of the City"

Heinz Gaube
"The Topography of Medieval Bukhara"

Firouz Ashrafi
"Between Innovation and Conservation:
the Central Plan of Bukhara"

Annette Gangler
"Bukhara Between the Russian Occupation and Today"

Iosif Notkin
"The Traditional House and the Urban Fabric of Bukhara"

SUNDAY, November 10, 1996

Session 1 "Architecture and the Genius Loci"

Nasim Sharipov
"Memorial Complexes of Bukhara - Bogoutdin, Chor Bahr"

Edvard Rtveladze
"Trade Relations in Pre-Muslim Bukhara"

Florian Schwarz
"Bukhara and its Hinterland in the 16th Century in the Light of the Juybari
Archive and Related Sources"

Robert McChesney
"The Morphology of an Urban Village:
Juzmandun in 16th Century Documents"

Discussants

Stanford Anderson
Stefano Bianca
John de Monchaux
Lisa Golombek
Renata Holod
Hasan-ud-din Khan
Ronald Lewcock
Mina Marefat
Roya Marefat
Gulru Necipoglu
Attilio Petruccioli
Nasser Rabbat
John Schoeberlein
Alexandr Naymark
Batir Usmanov

The conference is free and open to the public.
Location: MIT room 6-120
Saturday November 9: 9:30am to 6pm and Sunday November 10: 9:30am to 2pm
For further information, contact the
AKP office at 10-390, 253-1400
or Minakshi Mani (minas(a)mit.edu).

LECTURES- Inner Asia at University of California, Berkeley

Posted by: Jeannine Davis-Kimball <jkimball(a)megamed.com>
Posted: 30 Oct 1996


LECTURES- Inner Asia at U. of California, Berkeley

The following three lectures will be presented at University of California,
Berkeley.  Date, time and location are given following each title. The
lectures are free and open to the public.

1. Prof. Rael Kuseev
Director of Ufa (Bashkortostan) History and Ethnographic Museum
    President of the Association of Ethnographic and Anthropological Sciences
    of Russia
"Turkic Peoples of Russia: the Past, Modern Life and Perspectives of
    Development"

271 Barrows
Tuesday November 5, 1996
2:00-4:00 pm

2. Prof. Rael Kuseev
Director of Ufa (Bashkortostan) History and Ethnographic Museum
    President of the Association of Ethnographic and Anthropological Sciences
    of Russia
"Polyethnic Wold fo Central Asia: Turkic, Finno-Ugric, and East Slavonic
    Peoples of the Middle Volga Area and the South Urals"

270 Stephens
Wednesday, November 6, 1996
12:00-1:00 noon  (bag lunch)

3. Shamila Karimov
President of the Union of Artistic Performers, Republic of Bashkortostan
"Bashkort and Tatar Women in the Present Social Life in the Republic of
   Bashkortostan"

271 Barrows
Wednesday, November 6, 1996
2:00-4:00 pm

CALL FOR SPEAKERS- Conference in Tashkent, Nov. 22

Posted by: clarke(a)actr.org
Posted: 24 Oct 1996


CALL FOR SPEAKERS

"The Images of Media and their Impact on National Culture and Identity"
    in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on 22 and 23 November, 1996

Sponsored by the United States Information Agency and organized by
ACTR/ACCELS (The American Council of Teachers of Russian/The American
Council for Collaboration of Education and Language Study.)

Speakers are currently being sought for the November, 1996 Central Asian
Regional Conference for alumni of the Edmund S. Muskie and Freedom Support
Act Graduate Fellowship Programs.  Media practitioners and scholars with a
demonstrated interest in the Central Asian region from the fields of
journalism and mass communication, sociology, anthropology, law, marketing,
advertising and other appropriate disciplines are invited to participate in
this important event.

The conference agenda will include panel presentations by experts from
several professional and scholarly fields addressing the effects of the
various media on the respective Central Asian cultures.  Participants and
speakers will also convene in discussion groups according to their areas of
interest.  These session topics will explore issues within the fields of
study which Muskie and FSA alumni pursued in the U.S. prior to returning to
their countries of origin:

  * Business administration and economics: the impact of advertising, the
role of national culture on marketing strategies and the responsibility that
the private sector carries toward preserving national identity and preventing
its erosion;

   * Public policy and public administration: issues on government-media
relations, effects of mass media on national and international policy-making;

   * Journalism, educational administration and library & information
sciences: the media's role and responsibility to inform and educate vs. its
preservation or alteration of national identity;

   * Law:  the relationship between media and national legislation;
international law and media's role in supporting human rights.

This conference, sponsored by USIA, is designed to address the interests and
needs of alumni of the Edmund S. Muskie and Freedom Support Act Graduate
Fellowship Programs who completed their graduate training in the United
States and have returned to their countries to implement their knowledge and
promote activism within their professional fields.  Alumni of other
prestigious academic exchange programs will be included among the
participants, as well.

Invited speakers will be paid an honorarium in addition to transportation,
lodging and per diem expenses.  Travel will be arranged by ACTR/ACCELS so
that US specialists depart for Tashkent on November 19 and return on November
24 or 25, depending upon availability of flights.  Please indicate your
interest in participating by responding to the address below, either by
e-mail, fax or telephone.  Send a written statement of interest, describing
your area of specialization, and a current curriculum vitae.

Contact: Lauren Clarke, Senior Program Manager ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
phone: (202) 833-7522, ext. 119
fax: (202) 833-7523
e-mail: <clarke(a)actr.org>

LECTURE- Nava'i Lecture, 1996

Posted by: David Nalle <DavidN5512(a)aol.com>
Posted: 24 Oct 1996


The Seventh Annual Nava'i Lecture in Central Asian Studies is to be
delivered by Peter J. Sinnott on Tuesday, December 3 at 5:30 p.m. in
Georgetown University's Intercultural Center in Washington, DC.  The topic
is "Central Asia's Geographic Moment: the Movement of Resources and People."
Peter Sinnott received his Ph.D. in Geography from Columbia University in
June.

The series is jointly sponsored by Georgetown's Center for Eurasian,
Russian and East European Studies and the
Alfred Friendly Foundation.
Admission is open; for more information call 202-687-6080.

CALL FOR PAPERS- Central Eurasian Conference, Indiana University

Posted by: Aleksandr Naymark <anaymark(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 14 Oct 1996


CALL FOR PAPERS - The Fourth Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference
	Indiana University, Bloomington, February 8, 1997

Graduate students, faculty and independent scholars are invited to submit
abstracts of papers on Central Asian topics in all fields.  Suggested
sections include Pre-Islamic, Islamic, Modern and Contemporary Central
Asia.  A separate section will be devoted to Anthropological research in
the former Soviet Republics of Central Asia.

Abstracts up to two double-spaced pages are due November 10, 1996.
Abstracts are expected to be comprehensive and publishable - a collection
of abstracts of papers selected will be published by the date of the
conference.  Please indicate institutional affiliation (if any), street
address, e-mail address and telephone/fax number.

Notifications of acceptance and other materials will be sent to the
authors of accepted papers by November 15.  There is a $20 fee for
participants who are not currently affiliated with the Bloomington campus.
The fee is payable after receiving the notification of acceptance and should
be sent together with a letter of intention to attend by January 1, 1997.


Please send abstracts to:
   The Fourth Annual Central Eurasian Conference
   Goodbody Hall 157
   Indiana University
   Bloomington, IN 47405

   fax: (812) 855-7500
   tel.: (812) 855-9510
   E-mail: magilber(a)indiana.edu

SEMINAR SERIES- Central Asia Workshop, Harvard

Posted by: John Schoeberlein <schoeber(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 12 Oct 1996


SEMINAR SERIES- Central Asia Workshop, Harvard University

The following events are coming up in the Central Asia Workshop series.
All lectures are open to the all.

October 16      4:15pm  Coolidge Hall Room 4
   Prof. Yuri Bregel, Director of the Research Institute for
   Inner Asian Studies at Indiana University,
   "Neglected Questions in Post-Mongol History of Central Asia"

October 23      4:15pm  Coolidge Hall Room 3
   Prof. Peter Golden, Department of History, Rutgers University
   "The Religion of the Qipchaqs"

October 30      4:15pm  Coolidge Hall Room 2
   Prof. Hamid Algar, Department of Near Eastern Studies, University
   of California
   "Pre-Soviet Antecedents of Tajik Literary Language"

November 6      4:15 pm  Coolidge Hall
   Prof. Robert McChesney, Acting Director, Kevorkian Center and
   Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, NYU
   "Architecture and Rememberance: The Northern Afghanistan Shrine of
   Abu-Nasr Parsa"

Coolidge Hall address:  1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

For more information, contact:
   Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
   Tel.: (617) 495-4338

CALL FOR PAPERS- Central Eurasian Conference, Indiana Univ.

Posted by: Aleksandr Naymark <anaymark(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 30 Sep 1996

CALL FOR PAPERS- The Fourth Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference at
   Indiana University, Bloomington, February 8, 1997

Graduate students, faculty and independent scholars are invited to submit
abstracts of papers on Central Asian topics
in all fields.

Abstracts up to two double-spaced pages are due November 1, 1996.
Abstracts are expected to be comprehensive and publishable - a collection
of abstracts of papers selected will be published by the date of the
conference.  Please, indicate institutional affiliation (if any), street
address, e-mail address and telephone/fax number.

Notifications of acceptance and other materials will be sent to the authors
of accepted papers by November 15. There is a $ 20 fee for participants who
are not currently affiliated with the Bloomington campus.  The fee is
payable after receiving the notification of acceptance and should be sent
together with a letter of intention to attend by January 1, 1997.

Please send abstracts to:
   The Third Annual Central Eurasian Conference
   Goodbody Hall 157
   Indiana University
   Bloomington, IN 47405
   fax: (812) 855-7500
   Telephone: (812) 855-9510
   E-mail: magilber(a)indiana.edu

CONFERENCE- Bukhara; MIT, Aga Khan Program

Posted by: Dina Freedman <olive(a)mit.edu>
Posted: 30 Sep 96


CONFERENCE- Bukhara: the Sources, the Myth, the Architecture and the
   Urban Fabric

The Aga Khan Program has organized a conference to be held at MIT on the 9th
and 10th of November, 1996.

Conference Program:

SATURDAY, November 9, 1996

Session 1 "Sources of the Myth"

Introductory remarks: Stanford Anderson, Attilio Petruccioli

"Bukhara: 1955-1995" a visual presentation by Richard Frye

Maria Subtelny
"The Making of Bukhara-i-Sharif: Scholars, Books and Learning in Medieval
Bukhara"

Michele Bernardini
"Bukhara in the Memories of Khonji"

Richard Frye
"Ancient Bukhara"

Session 2 "The Matrix of the City"

Heinz Gaube
"The Topography of Medieval Bukhara"

Firouz Ashrafi
"Between Innovation and Conservation: the Central Plan of Bukhara"

Annette Gangler
"Bukhara Between the Russian Occupation and Today"

Iosif Notkin
"The Traditional House and the Urban Fabric of Bukhara"

SUNDAY, November 10, 1996

Session 1 "Architecture and the Genius Loci"

Nasim Sharipov
"Memorial Complexes of Bukhara - Bogoutdin, Chor Bahr"

Edvard Rtveladze
"Trade Relations in Pre-Muslim Bukhara"

Florian Schwarz
"Bukhara and its Hinterland in the 16th Century in the Light of the Juybari
Archive and Related Sources"

Robert McChesney
"The Morphology of an Urban Village: Juzmandun in 16th Century Documents"

Discussants:
   Stanford Anderson
   Stefano Bianca
   John de Monchaux
   Lisa Golombek
   Renata Holod
   Hasan-ud-din Khan
   Ronald Lewcock
   Mina Marefat
   Roya Marefat
   Gulru Necipoglu
   Attilio Petruccioli
   Nasser Rabbat
   John Schoeberlein

The conference is free and open to the public.
Location: MIT room 6-120
Saturday November 9: 9:30 am to 6 pm and Sunday November 10: 9:30 am to 2 pm

For further information, contact the AKP office at MIT room 10-390,
tel.: (617) 253-1400
   or Minakshi Mani <minas(a)mit.edu>

CONFERENCE- Indiana Univ. Colloquium on Pre-Islamic Central Asia

Posted by: Aleksandr Naymark <anaymark(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 30 Sep 1996


CONFERENCE- The Colloquium on Pre-Islamic Central Asia at Indiana
   University, Bloomington

The Colloquium was initiated in the spring of 1994 by Professor Jan Nattier
and graduate student Aleksander Naymark under the auspices of the Research
Institute for Inner Asian Studies.  This year, the colloquium is being
organized by Aleksandr Naymark and Johan Elverskog.  It serves as a forum for
the exchange of ideas between scholars who are working on issues related to
the history, art, and languages of non-Islamic cultures of Central and Inner
Asia prior to the emergence of the Mongol empire.

We still have two openings in the fall schedule and are in the process of
our spring schedule formation.  If you are interested in participation, or
have any other questions, please contact Aleksandr Naymark or Johan
Elverskog.

E-mail:  anaymark(a)indiana.edu
   johan(a)indiana.edu
Fax:  (812) 855 7500
Telephone:  (812) 855 9510 (812) 855 6598

Mail:   Aleksandr Naymark
   or
   Johan Elverskog
   Central Eurasian Studies
   Goodbody Hall 157
   Bloomington, IN 47405, USA

SEMINAR SERIES- Safavid History at NYU

Posted by: Alison Feldman <feldmana(a)is.nyu.edu>
Posted: 19 Sep 1996


SEMINAR SERIES- Safavid History at New York University

[NOTE: Due to delay in this announcement, the first events have already been
held.]

"Contesting Ideologies in Early Modern Iran: New Perspectives in Safavid
History"
(A series sponsored by th Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern
Studies and the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at New York
University.)

Tuesday, Sept.24       Shi'ite Conceptions of Authority and Public Law
during the Transition from Sectarian to National Religion"
Said Amir Arjoman, SUNY-Stony Brook

Wednesday, Oct. 9       "Was Shah 'Abbas a Mercantilist?"
Rudi Matthee, University of Delaware

Tuesday, Oct. 22        "Manufacturing the Enemy: The Role of
the Tabarra' in 16th Century Iran"
Rosemary Stanfield-Johnson, NYU

Tuesday, Nov. 12        "Architecture and olity: Palacs and
Pavilions of Safavid Iran"
Sussan abaie, NYU

Tueday, Dec. 3         "Beween Jews and Shi'ites: An Eighteenth
Century Polemic"
Vera B. Moreen, Haverford College

Convenor: R. D. McChesney, Acting Director, Kevorkian Center and Professor
of Middle Eastern Studies

All talks will be held at 6:00 pm in the Stephen Chan Auditorium of the
Kevorkian Center (NYU), 50 Washington Square South at Sullivan Street.
For more information, please call 212-998-8877.

SEMINARS- Central Asia at University of Washington

Posted by: Talgat Askhat Imangaliev <atyrau(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 19 Sep 1996


SEMINARS- Central Asia at University of Washington

Below are schedules of events at the Department of Near Eastern Languages
and Civilization, University of Washington -- Uzbek Circle and Kazakh and
Kirghiz Studies Group:


Uzbek Circle

Program for Autumn Quarter 1996

President: to be elected
Faculty Advisor: Ilse Cirtautas, tel.: 685-3800

October 4
Friday  Discussion of Program for 1996 - 1997.
Election of new president and officers.
Denny Hall 215A, 12:30 1:20 pm.

Oct. 11

Friday  Viewing of videotape: Performance of Students Participating in the
Summer 1996 Program in Central Asian Languages and Culture.
Denny Hall 123, 12:30 1:20 pm.

Oct. 18
Friday  "Developments in Uzbekistan's Economy"
Dr. Dilnara Isamiddinova, IREX Scholar from Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Denny Hall 215, 12:30 1:30 pm.

Oct. 25
Friday  "Teaching English as a Second Language in Tashkent"
Richard Hawkins, English as a Second Language Program, University
of Washington
Denny Hall 215, 12:30 1:30 pm.

November 1
Friday  "News from Uzbekistan"
Students report on their readings of Uzbek newspapers.
Denny Hall 215, 12:30 1:20 pm.

November 8
Friday  "Developing Uzbek Advanced Writng Skils"
Communiations through e-mail with Muhammad Ali, Tashkent,
Distinguished Writr of Uzbekistan.
Denny Hall 215, 12:30 1:20 pm.

November 15
Friday  Teaching and Research in Samarkand as a Fulbright Scholar
Dr. Haideh Salehi-Esfahani, Department of Economics, UW
Denny Hall 215, 12:30 1:20 pm.

December 6
Friday  "Review of New Publications in Uzbek"
Professor Ilse D. Cirtautas, Near Eastern Languages and
Civilization, University of Washington.
Denny Hall 215, 12:301:20 pm.


Kazakh and Kirghiz Studies Goup
Program for Autumn Quarter 1996

President: to be elected
(Faculty Advisor: lse Cirtautas, 543-6033 or 685-3800, e-mail:
icirt(a)u.washington.edu)

Oct.3  Election of president and officers for 1996-1997; Thurs. Discussion
of program for 1996-1997
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:20 PM

Oct. 10  "A View on Kirghizstan: Current Situation and Prospects"

Thurs.  Panel discussion: Dr. Aygul Musakojoeva, Economist, ACCELS Scholar,
Bishkek; Dr. Akinay Starova, Fulbright Scholar, Bishkek, Elmira Kochumkulova,
Graduate student, NELC.

Oct. 13 "News from Kazkhstan"
Thurs.  Panel discussion:  Dr. Alma Kunanbaeva,  Kazakhstan
Gulmira Akhmadieva, IREX Scholar, Kazakhstan
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30 PM

Oct. 24 "Kirghizstan's Economy"
Thurs.  Dr. Aygul Musakojoeva, ACCELS Scholar, Bishkek;
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30 PM

Oct. 31 Program to be announced
Thurs.  Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30 PM

Nov. 7  The Kazakh Epic Tradition"
Thurs.  Professor Alma Kunanbaeva, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30 PM

Nov. 14 "Kirghizstan's Syste of State and Private Universities" Thurs.
Dr. Akinay Satarova, Fulbright Scholar,
Bishkek, Kirghizstan
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30 PM

Nov. 21 "Review of New Publications in Kirghiz" Thurs.
Ilse Cirtautas and Elmira Kochumkulova,
Graduate student, NELC, UW
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30 PM

Dec. 5  "Review of New Publications in Kazakh".
Thurs.  Ilse Cirtautas and Kagan Arik, Ph.D.C., Interdisciplinary Ph.D.
Program in Near and Middle Eastern Studies, UW
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30 PM

Source: Talgat Askhat Imangaliev <atyrau(a)u.washington.edu>

CONFERENCES- Celebrations of Timur in Tashkent

Posted by: John Schoeberlein <schoeber(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 15 Sep 1996


CONFERENCES- Celebrations of Timur in Tashkent

This fall, three conferences will be held in Tashkent in celebration of
Timur.  These will include:

24-26 September:  "Les Timourides et leurs heritiers, Chaybanides et
Djanides d'Asie centrale, Safavides d'Iran, Babourides de l'Inde,
Ottomans, XVe-XVIIIe siecles" sponsored by the French Institute for the
Study of Central Asia.

27-29 September:  a conference on Timur & State Building, sponsored by
several German organizations.

24-25 October:  a conference on Timur and his role in history, sponsored by
the Government of Uzbekistan and the Academy of Sciences of the Republic
of Uzbekistan.

LECTURE SERIES- The Oasis Towns of Central Asia

Posted by: The Textile Museum <textilemus(a)aol.com>
Posted: 12 Sep 1996


LECTURE SERIES- The Oasis Towns of Central Asia

This fall The Textile Museum will co-sponsor a lecture series with The
Smithsonian Resident Associates in conjunction with the exhibition Suzani:
Embroideries from the Oases of Central Asia.  This slide-illustrated
lecture series presents a picture of urban life in the khanates (kingdoms)
of Bukhara and Kokand, before and after 19th century Russian intervention
in the region.  All lectures will take place on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm
during October and November at The Textile Museum.  The series will include
the following lectures:

Oct. 16 Behind Fortress Walls:  Khans and Emirs
   Morris Rossabi, Professor, East Asian languages, Columbia University

Oct. 23 A Walking Tour through Districts and Neighborhoods
   David Tyson, Central Asian linguist,
   Foreign Broadcasting Information Service

Oct. 30 Courtyards, Families and Generations
   Marianne Kamp, Lecturer in history, University of Chicago

Nov. 6  Daring and Dazzling Fabrics and Furnishings
   Lorna Carmel, Associate Curator, Eastern Hemisphere Collections,
   The Textile Museum

Nov. 13 Celebrations and Ceremonies
   Makhsuma Niyazova, Research Director, Museum of Bukhara Region

Nov. 20 The Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan with music by Maqom


This lecture series was made possible by a grant from the Marshall and
Marilyn R. Wolf Foundation.

Cost is $72 for Textile Museum and Smithsonian Resident Members; Cost is $96
for non members: $96.  To register call the Smithsonian Resident Associates
at (202)357-3030.

For more information contact:
Maury Sullivan
The Textile Museum
2320 "S" Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016

fax:202-483-0994
email: TextileMus(a)aol.com

WORKSHOPS- Columbia University, Conflict in Central Asia

Posted by: John S Micgiel <jsm6(a)columbia.edu>
Posted: 12 Sep 1996


WORKSHOPS- Columbia University, Conflict in Central Asia

Friday, Sept. 20, Central Asian Workshop, "Resolution of Armed Conflict in
   Tajikistan and Afganistan." 1-5 pm, 1219 IAB.

Friday, Oct. 18, Central Asian Workshop, "Preventing Conflict in Kazakstan
   and the Ferghana Valley." 1-5 pm, 1219 IAB.

The Workshops are co-sponsored by the East Europan, Russian, and Euasian
National Resource Center (EERENRC) and by the University Seminar on Post-
Communist States, Societies, and Economies.  They are organized and led
by Barnett Rubin (Council on Foreign Relations).  The sessions are free of
charge, but due to limited seating, reservations are required.
Call the Center at (212) 854-4008 to reseve a place.

Source: John S Micgiel <jsm6(a)columbia.edu>

CALL FOR PAPERS- U. Wisconsin-Madison Workshop

Posted: 9 Sep 96


FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

Workshop on the Proficiency-based Teaching of Central Asian Languages
(October 3-6, 1996) &
Workshop on Central Asian Studies
(October 4-6, 1996)

Sponsored by the
CENTRAL ASIAN STUDIES PROGRAM
and the
CENTER FOR RUSSIA, EAST EUROPE, AND CENTRAL ASIA
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON

Co-sponsored by the
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF TURKIC LANGUAGES
ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF NATIONALITIES
ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF CENTRAL ASIAN RESEARCH
ASSOCIATION FOR CENTRAL ASIAN STUDIES
JOHN D. SOPER CENTRAL ASIAN LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (UCLA)

The Central Asian Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
(in conjunction with the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia)
is pleased to announce the establishment of a new annual Workshop in
Central Asian Studies. The first meeting is scheduled for October 4-6,
1996. (This year's meeting of the Workshop will meet in conjunction with a
special meeting of the Workshop on the Proficiency-Based Teaching of
Central Asian Languages scheduled for October 3-6, 1996.)

The goal of this new annual workshop is to offer an opportunity for
scholars, institutions, and organizations interested in the Central Asian
field to meet annually to discuss how we research, teach, and coordinate
efforts in the Central Asian field. There will be several important
features of this annual conference:

1.  Each annual meeting of the Workshop on Central Asian Studies will have
a special theme around which there will be one or more panels with an
emphasis on expanded discussion. The theme for the plenary session of the
first meeting of the workshop is "The Legacy Of Russian Colonialism In
Central Asia". The tentative themes for the next two meetings of the
Workshop are "The Formation of National Identities in Central Asia" and
"Rewriting Central Asian History".

2.  The Workshop will host a reception marking the launching of the new
Journal of Central Asian Studies. The Journal of Central Asian Studies
will publish selected papers from each year's meeting of the Workshop in a
special issue.

3.  There will be a regular focus on undergraduate education. During the
first annual meeting there will be a forum on "Central Asia in the
Undergraduate Curriculum".

4.  Business meetings of scholarly organizations and other activities are
encouraged in the interest of better coordination of activities in the
Central Asian field in the United States.

5. There will be a public concert of Central Asian music by visiting
performers
from Central Asia.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:  (PLEASE NOTE: All events scheduled at the J.F.
Friedrick
Center except where specified!)

Thursday, October 3, 1996

afternoon- Arrival for participants in the Workshop on the
Proficiency-based
   Teaching of Central Asian Languages (everyone welcome!)
5:00 pm-7:00 pm- cash bar
7:00 pm-9:00 pm- dinner (not organized)

Friday, October 4, 1996

afternoon- Arrival for participants in the Workshop on Central Asian
Studies
8:00 am-9:00 am- breakfast (complimentary for hotel guests)
9:00 am-12:00 noon- Morning Session, Proficiency-based Teaching of Central Asian
   Languages
12:00 noon-1:00 pm- lunch (organized for workshop participants)
1:00 pm-4:00 pm- Afternoon Session, Proficiency-based Teaching of Central Asian
   Languages
4:00 pm-5:00 pm- Keynote Address: "The Legacy of Russian Colonialism in Central
   Asia",  [Prof. Atabaki has had to cancel his trip to Madison; a substitute
   speaker will be announced] LOCATION: TBA
5:00 pm-6:00 pm- cash bar
6:00 pm-8:00 pm- dinner (not organized)
6:00 pm-8:00 pm- editorial board meeting, Journal of Central Asian Studies
8:00 pm-11:00 pm- Concert of Central Asian music  LOCATION: Great Hall,
   Memorial Union

Saturday, October 5, 1996

8:00 am-9:00 am- breakfast (complimentary for hotel guests)
9:00 am-12:00 noon- Plenary Session, "The Legacy of Russian Colonialism"
12:00 noon-1:00 pm- lunch (organized for registered workshop participants)
1:00 pm-3:00 pm- Afternoon Session I (concurrent sessions)
3:00 pm-5:00 pm- Afternoon Session II (concurrent sessions)
6:00 pm-8:00 pm- Reception honoring guests and the new Journal of
   Central Asian Studies
   LOCATION: Alumni Lounge, Wisconsin Center, Langdon Street
8:00 pm-10:00 pm- association business meeting(s)

Sunday, October 6, 1996

8:00 am-9:00 am- breakfast (complimentary for hotel guests)
9:00 am-10:30 am- Forum: Central Asia in the Undergraduate Curriculum
   (History,  Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Social Science)
10:30 am-12:00 noon- Roundtable Discussion: Charting the Future of Central
Asian Studies in North America
afternoon- Departure for all workshop participants

PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

Workshop on the Proficiency-based Teaching of Central Asian Languages
(October 3-6, 1996) & Workshop on Central Asian Studies (October 4-6, 1996)

Please make reservations at:
J.F. Friedrick Center
1950 Willow Drive
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
tel. 608/231-1341
Rooms: $42/night single; $48/night double (complimentary breakfast)

Conference registration: $20 (including Saturday lunch)

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS
[proposals for papers can still be considered after the deadline, please
contact the organizers AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!]


Uli Schamiloglu
Associate Professor of Central Asian Studies, and
Coordinator, Workshop on Central Asian Studies &
Workshop on the Proficiency-Based Teaching of Central Asian Languages
Department of Slavic Languages
University of Wisconsin
1452 Van Hise Hall--1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI  53706  USA
tel. 608/262-7141 (office), 608/262-3498 (dept.), 608/265-2814 (fax)
E-mail: uschamil(a)macc.wisc.edu

OR

Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia
University of Wisconsin
210 Ingraham Hall
tel. 608/262-3379; fax 608/265-2919
E-mail: creeca(a)macc.wisc.edu

CONFERENCE- The 1996 IMDA Annual National Conference

Posted: 24 Aug 96


The International Management Development Association (IMDA) invites
international business scholars and practitioners to submit competitive
panels and papers for presentation and publication in its proceedings at
the 1996 national meetings to be held at the New Orleans Hilton, Louisiana
from November 6-8, 1996. The conference is held in association with Allied
Southern Business Association (ASBA) annual meetings. The submission
deadline is September 15, 1996. This year's conference will feature some
25 tracks and a series of special sessions. The tracks revolve around
themes that include multiple disciplinary or functional perspectives.

The title of the meeting is FORGING ALLIANCES IN GLOBAL MARKETS consists
of main sessions, competitive paper presentations, and panels that deal
with the topic of managing change in global markets from the perspective
of regional development. For further information and a copy of 'call for
papers' please contact the following two Conference Co-Chairs:


SPECIAL SESSIONS AND PANEL PROPOSALS:


Dr. Zafar U. Ahmed
Institute for International Business
College of Business
Minot State University
Minot, North Dakota 58707

Tel: 1-800-777-0750 Ext. 3826
Fax: (701) 858--3127
E-Mail: ahmed(a)warp6.cs.misu.nodak.edu


CONFERENCE TRACKS:


Dr. Dana-Nicoleta Lascu
Department of Marketing
E. Claiborne Robins School of Business
University of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia 23173

Tel: (804) 289-8586
Fax: (804) 289-8878
E-Mail: lascu(a)urvax.urich.edu

SYMPOSIUM- Turkish Publications in Europe

Posted: 12 Aug 1996


SYMPOSIUM- Turkish Publications in Europe

In Western and Eastern Europe lives millions of people of Turkish (With
Turkish we have in mind Turkic speaking people) origin. These people
ranging from migrant-workers in Germany / Netherlands to indigeneous
people of Crimean-Tatars speak Turkish languages and dialects. This people
are struggling to preserve their mother-tongues. One of the most important
things to do this is publications of journals and dailys.

Our centre is planning to organize a two days symposium / meeting of
Turkish language journal publishers/editors in Europe. This symposium will
be held in the Netherlands and will alst 3 days, between 11-13 October.

Editors or publishers of Turkish journals from Netherlands, Germany,
United Kingdom, Norway, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Kosova,
Crimea (Ukraine), Azerbaijan, Dagestan (Russia) and Turkey will
participate to this meeting.

We expect that some famous authors from Central Asia now living in the
West (e.g. Kirghiz writer Aitmatov, Uzbek poet and Erk leader Muhammed
Salih, and Kazakh witer Olzhas Suleymano)  also shall participate in the
sessions of the conference.

We want also to invite some researchers and scholars.

Total limit of participants will be 70. Limit of scholars will be 15.

I want to ask to the Cenasia-listers whether they have suggestions for
journals or publications to invite.

If you also like to participate please inform me so that we can consider.


Mehmet Tutuncu
S.O.T.A.
Research centre for Turkestan, Azerbaijan, Crimea, Caucasus and Siberia
P.o. box 9642
2003 LP Haarlem
The Netherlands
email: sota(a)euronet.nl
WWW Home Page: http://www.euronet.nl/users/sota

CONFERENCE- The Post-Soviet World: A Period of Transition

Posted: 30 Jul 1996


CONFERENCE- The Post-Soviet World: A Period of Transition

The Conference "The Post-Soviet World: A Period of Transition" will take
place on the 29th November 1996. This conference will inaugurate the
new Centre for post-Soviet Studies at the University of Reading.

The Centre for Post-Soviet studies was established to promote
interdisciplinary teaching and research in various aspects of Post-Soviet
Studies, including relations among the Newly Independent States,
International Security and the Economics of transition after central
planning. At this conference, various international invited experts and
researchers here at the Centre will give presentations on their research.

More information can be obtained from Administrative Secretary, JOAN
BATCHELOR, The Centre for Post-Soviet Studies, GSEIS, The University of
Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 218, Reading, RG6 6AA, tel: 44 (0118)
9318378, fax: 44 (0118) 9755442, e-mail: J.M.Batchelor(a)reading.ac.uk

We would be pleased if you could join us for our conference.

Professor Christoph Bluth,
Director of the Centre for Post-Soviet Studies,

Dr Yelena Kalyuzhnova,
Research Fellow,
The Centre for Post-Soviet Studies.

CALL FOR PAPERS- Workshop on Central Asian Studies, Oct. 3-6, 1996

Posted: 11 Jul 96


CALL FOR PAPERS

Workshop on the Proficiency-based Teaching of Central Asian Languages
(October 3-6, 1996) &

Workshop on Central Asian Studies
(October 4-6, 1996)

Sponsored by the

CENTRAL ASIAN STUDIES PROGRAM and the
CENTER FOR RUSSIA, EAST EUROPE, AND CENTRAL ASIA

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON

Co-sponsored by the
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF TURKIC LANGUAGES
ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF NATIONALITIES
ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF CENTRAL ASIAN RESEARCH
ASSOCIATION FOR CENTRAL ASIAN STUDIES
JOHN D. SOPER CENTRAL ASIAN LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (UCLA)

The Central Asian Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
(in conjunction with the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia)
is pleased to announce the establishment of a new annual Workshop in
Central Asian Studies. The first meeting is scheduled for October 4-6,
1996. (This year's meeting of the Workshop will meet in conjunction with a
special meeting of the Workshop on the Proficiency-Based Teaching of
Central Asian Languages scheduled for October 3-6, 1996.)

The goal of this new annual workshop is to offer an opportunity for
scholars, institutions, and organizations interested in the Central Asian
field to meet annually to discuss how we research, teach, and coordinate
efforts in the Central Asian field. There will be several important
features of this annual conference:

1.  Each annual meeting of the Workshop on Central Asian Studies will have
a special theme around which there will be one or more panels with an
emphasis on expanded discussion. The theme for the plenary session of the
first meeting of the workshop is "The Legacy Of Russian Colonialism In
Central Asia". The tentative themes for the next two meetings of the
Workshop are "The Formation of National Identities in Central Asia" and
"Rewriting Central Asian History".

2.  The Workshop will host a reception marking the launching of the new
Journal of Central Asian Studies. The Journal of Central Asian Studies
will publish selected papers from each year's meeting of the Workshop in a
special issue.

3.  There will be a regular focus on undergraduate education. During the
first annual meeting there will be a forum on "Central Asia in the
Undergraduate Curriculum".

4.  Business meetings of scholarly organizations and other activities are
encouraged in the interest of better coordination of activities in the
Central Asian field in the United States.

5. There will be a public concert of Central Asian music by visiting
performers performers from Central Asia.


Uli Schamiloglu
Associate Professor of Central Asian Studies, and
Coordinator, Workshop on Central Asian Studies &
Workshop on the Proficiency-Based Teaching of Central Asian Languages
Dept. of Slavic Languages
1432 Van Hise Hall--1220 Linden Drive
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI  53706  USA
tel. 608/262-6222 (office), 608/262-3498 (dept.), 608/265-2814 (fax)
E-mail: uschamil(a)macc.wisc.edu

OR

Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia
301 Ingraham Hall
University of Wisconsin
tel. 608/262-3379; fax 608/265-2919
E-mail: creeca(a)macc.wisc.edu


PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

Workshop on the Proficiency-based Teaching of Central Asian Languages
(October 3-6, 1996) &

Workshop on Central Asian Studies
(October 4-6, 1996)

Please make reservations at:

J.F. Friedrick Center
1950 Willow Drive
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
tel. 608/231-1341

Rooms: $42/night single; $48/night double (complimentary breakfast)

Conference registration: $20 (including Saturday lunch)


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

Thursday, October 3, 1996

afternoon- Arrival for participants in the Workshop on the
Proficiency-based
Teaching of Central Asian Languages (everyone welcome!)

 5:00 pm-7:00 pm- cash bar
 7:00 pm-9:00 pm- dinner (not organized)

Friday, October 4, 1996

afternoon- Arrival for participants in the Workshop on Central Asian
Studies

 8:00 am-9:00 am- breakfast (complimentary for hotel guests)
 9:00 am-12:00 noon- Morning Session, Proficiency-based Teaching of
   Central Asian Languages
 12:00 noon-1:00 pm- lunch (organized for workshop participants)
 1:00 pm-4:00 pm- Afternoon Session, Proficiency-based Teaching of Central
   Asian Languages
 4:00 pm-5:00 pm- Keynote Address: "The Legacy of Russian Colonialism in
   Central Asia"
 5:00 pm-6:00 pm- cash bar
 6:00 pm-8:00 pm- dinner (not organized)
 6:00 pm-8:00 pm- editorial board meeting, Journal of Central Asian Studies
 8:00 pm-11:00 pm- Concert of Central Asian music

Saturday, October 5, 1996

 8:00 am-9:00 am- breakfast (complimentary for hotel guests)
 9:00 am-12:00 noon- Plenary Session, "The Legacy of Russian Colonialism"
 12:00 noon-1:00 pm- lunch (organized for registered workshop participants)
 1:00 pm-3:00 pm- Afternoon Session I (concurrent sessions)
 3:00 pm-5:00 pm- Afternoon Session II (concurrent sessions)
 6:00 pm-8:00 pm- Reception honoring guests and the new Journal of Central
   Asian Studies
 8:00 pm-10:00 pm- association business meeting(s)

Sunday, October 6, 1996

 8:00 am-9:00 am- breakfast (complimentary for hotel guests)
 9:00 am-10:30 am- Forum: Central Asia in the Undergraduate Curriculum
   (History, Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Social Science)
 10:30 am-12:00 noon- Roundtable Discussion: Charting the Future of
   Central Asian Studies in North America

afternoon- Departure for all workshop participants

CONFERENCE- Development Studies Association

Posted: 10 Jul 1996


DEVELOPMENT STUDIES ASSOCIATION- Annual Conference

The 1996 DSA annual conference is to be held at University of Reading,
18-20 Sept inclusive.

Plenary Sessions

 * Assessing the Transition

Seven years on from the economic and political upheavals which shook
the whole of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, Alan Gelb,
the coordinator of the 1996 World Development Report, on the theme of
transition, addresses the Conference on the lessons learned since then.

 * Rethinking Overseas Aid

Sir William Ryrie, formerly Permanent Secretary of Overseas
Development Administration and Chief Executive of the World Bank's
International Finance Corporation, has claimed in a recent book that
"aid needs to be reinvented" and discusses how in the Conference's
opening plenary.

 * Science and Scientists in Development

Dennis Greenland, a distinguished scientist and former researcher at
IITA and IRRI, discusses the performance of the CG institutions in an
address which hopefully will set the tone for a broader discussion of
The Role of Science and Scientists in Development. This will enable
scientist and technologist members of the DSA to help shape its
agenda, in collaboration with social scientists, for the coming years.

Papers

Offers of papers and symposia are warmly welcomed both inside and outside
the plenary themes. All of the study groups are to be asked to organise
symposia (90 minute sessions, usually involving three people each
presenting for 20 minutes), but we would like to encourage individuals, in
addition, to organise symposia on any theme of their choice within the
development studies area.

It is hoped that some of these symposia can be published as Policy Arenas
in the subsequent Conference Edition of the JID, to appear in July 1997.

Authors of all papers should send a 100 word abstract to the conference
organiser by 31 July 1996, and the complete paper by 8 September 1996.

Anyone wishing to have their paper, or symposium, considered for this JID
Conference Edition should say so when submitting the paper and should use
the standard Journal style; this is described in full on the inside back
cover of any JID issue but the essentials are: double spaced, not
exceeding 5,000 words (or 1,500 words for Field Reports focused mainly on
innovations in policy or project design), 100 word abstract, author's name
and affiliation on a separate sheet. It is intended to start the
refereeing process before the Conference.


More information can be obtained from the 1996 Conference Administrator,
Helen Stutley, Administrative Director, International Development Centre,
Dept of Economics, University of Reading, Reading, Berks., RG6 6AA. Tel.
0118 9318158/9 or Fax 0118 9750236 or email e.h.stutley(a)reading.ac.uk

Source:

Dr Yelena Kalyuzhnova
Centre for Post-Soviet Studies
The University of Reading
GSEIS,
Tel: +44 0118 9316637         P.O. Box 218
Fax: +44 0118 9755442         Reading RG6 6AA
e-mail: Y.Kaluyzhnova(a)reading.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS- Dunhuang-Turfan Symposium

Posted: 3 Jul 1996


CALL FOR PAPERS- DUNHUANG-TURFAN SYMPOSIUM

A Dunhuang-Turfan Symposium will be held as part of the 35th ICANAS
(International Congress of Asian and North African Studies) in Budapest,
Hungary, 7-12 July, 1997. The symposium will be divided into the following
sessions and papers of 20-30 mins are invited on suitable topics.

A. Silk Road Archaeology in the Twentieth Century

1. 1900-1930: Sir Aurel Stein and the great discoveries at the start of
the century. Papers on Sir Aurel Stein and any of the other archaeologists
of the Silk Road at this time & their finds.

2. 1930-1997: Chinese archaeology on the Silk Road. Papers on any aspect
of archaeology on the Silk Road starting from the joint expeditions in
1930s to now.


B. International Scholarship on the Discoveries

1. Conservation and Co-operation.
Papers on conservation of the discoveries after their removal from the
sites and collaborative projects such as the UNESCO Silk Road Project, IDP
etc.

2. The Textual Tradition
Papers on the manuscript finds from Dunhuang/Turfan, particularly on
problems of terminology and translation


Please send a title and abstract of your intended paper to one of the
organisers (details below) or contact them for more information.


Dr Simone-Christiane Raschmann
Katalogisierung der Orientalischen Handschriften in Deutschland
(KOHD), Arbeitsstelle Berlin II: Turfanfoirschung, Unter den Linden 8,
D-10109, BERLIN, Germany
fax: +49 30 20370 467

Dr Susan Whitfield
The International Dunhuang Project, OIOC, The British Library,
197 Blackfriars Road, LONDON SE1 8NG, UK
fax: +44 171 412 7858
email: susan.whitfield(a)bl.uk

LECTURE- Archaeological Artifacts of Afghanistan

Posted: Thursday 13 June 1996


LECTURE/SLIDE SHOW- Archaeological Artifacts of Afghanistan.

Ms. Nancy Dupree, an expert on Afghanistan, will discuss the piracy of
Afghan cultural treasures and the looting of the Kabul Museum.  Ms. Dupree
is the author of many books on Afghanistan including one historical guide
to Kabul.

MUSICAL CONCERT *** Afghan traditional and classical music will follow the
discussion. Musicians: Mr. Quraishy (Rabab) and Mr. Siar (Tabla). Also
performing will be the group Tanin, with Chetram Sahni (Dohol player),
Karim Jan (Tambour player), Zalmai Rahmani (Sitar player) and vocalist
Mukhtar Majeed.

Time and Place:

Saturday, June 15, 2 PM.
Queen Central Library
Jamaica , NY
(718) 990-0883

Sponsors:

The event is co-sponsored by the Queen's Council on the Arts
in cooperation with The Afghan Heritage Society in NY.

Submitted By:

Fareda Ahmadi

DISCUSSION- Treasures of Afghanistan

Posted: 11 Jun 1996


DISCUSSION- Treasures of Afghanistan

The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, NYU and the
Indo-Mongolian Society invite you to a panel discussion with slides.

   LOST AND STOLEN TREASURES OF AFGHANISTAN

Panelists:

 - Antonio Donini, UN Department of Humanitarian Affairs
 - Anna Kisluk, Director, NY Office, Art Loss Register
 - Mehria Mustamandy, Founding President, International Committee
   for the Salvation of the Cultural Heritages of Afghanistan

Date and Location:

Friday, June 21, 6:30 pm
Stephan Chan Auditorium
Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
50 Washington Square South (at Sullivan Street)
New York, NY

Sponsor and Contact:

This event is presented with the support of ARCHAEOLOGY Magazine and the
Afghan Heritage Society.  For more information, please call the Kevorkian
Center at (212) 989-8877.

Submitted By:

Karen.S.Rubinson
karensr(a)nyc.pipeline.com

CALL FOR PAPERS- Islamic Research Institute Conference

Posted: 6 Jun 1996


CALL FOR PAPERS- Islamic Research Institute Conference

Dr. Zafar Ishaq Ansari, the Director General of the Islamic Research
Institute, would like to announce the following:

International Conference on the Life, Thought, and Contribution of
   Imam Abu Hanifah

Date:      11-16 November, 1996

Place:     International Islamic University
   Islamabad, Pakistan

Auspices:  Islamic Research Institute
   International Islamic University
   Islamabad
     -and-
   Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
   (ISESCO)
   Rabat, Morocco

Contact: Please address all queries, correspondence, abstracts and
   papers to:

   Dr. M. Khalid Masud
   Islamic Research Institute
   International Islamic University,
   Faisal Masjid Campus, P.O. Box No. 1035
   Islamabad, Pakistan

   telephone: (51)854560
   FAX: (51)853360 or (51)280489
   E-mail: ZIANSARI%IIT.pak(a)SDNPK.UNDP.ORG
   -or-  UUNET!NAHE!IIUI!ROOT

Conference Objectives, Themes and Topics, Other Details:
(quoting from the announcement brochure)

Today when Muslim societies are striving to revive their heritage,
including their legal tradition which is an important part of that
heritage, and are trying to apply Islamic norms and values to the changed
context of modern life, the significance of the Hanafi legal tradition has
considerably increased.  Many modern scholars, lawyers, political
scientists, economists and social scientists are presently turning to this
legal tradition and discovering it to be a rich source of guidance for
reconstructing their societies.

One way to highlight the significance of this Islamic heritage is to
commemorate the services of the jurists and other intellectual luminaries
who significantly enriched the Islamic civilization....

Objectives:

The general objective of the conference is to highlight the significance
of Islamic heritage and its relevance to modern times. The present
conference aims to focus on Imam Abu Hanifah with the following specific
objectives:

1. highlight his thought as a jurist, intellectual, and as an
   exemplar of Islamic scholarship and piety;
2. overview the development of Hanafi doctrines into a school of law;
3. analyze Hanafi legal theory in a comparative perspective;
4. study Hanafi contribution to Islamic thought and overview its
   continued relevance to contemporary challenges.

Themes and Topics:

Scholars are invited to contribute papers on the following themes....The
topics are not restrictive, but suggestive only to illustrate the scope of
the theme.  However, since a selection of these papers will be later
published as a commemorative volume, the scholars are requested to present
well-documented original research papers.

1. Imam Abu Hanifah: His Life and Times
   Under this theme, papers are expected to highlight the hitherto
   unexplored  aspects of Abu Hanifah's life and times, e.g. Abu
   Hanifah and his contemporary schools of law, theology, etc., Abu
   Hanifah and the political problems of his time and his attitude to
   them.

2. Abu Hanifah's School of Law and Theology
   A large number of topics such as the following may be studied and
   analyzed, preferably from a comparative perspective.

   a) Usul al-Fiqh: (i)development of Hanafi Usul al-Fiqh; (ii)Usul
   terms like Istihsan, ijtihad, etc; (iii)Nass and the principles
   of its interpretation; (iv)the question of sources; (v)the
   Hanafi attitude to Hadith.

   b) Fiqh: e.g. Hanafi definition of dar al-harb and its legal
   implication; the role of custom in Hanafi fiqh.

   c) Kalam: (i)Hanafi school and Kalam (theology) in the early
   period, e.g. Abu Hanifah's theological doctrines; (ii)Hanafi
   school and theology  period, e.g. Abu Hanifah's theological doctrines;
   (ii)Hanafi school and theology in the later period, e.g. Nasafi, etc.

3. Hanafi Contribution to Legal Literature
   ...explore the growth of Hanafi literature, particularly with
   reference to such areas as international law, juridical procedure,
   etc.  Papers may attempt to highlight the contribution of major
   Hanafi jurists (e.g. Sarakhsi) or Hanafi texts of major
   significance...

4. Hanafi Interaction with Other Schools of Law
   ...overview how the Hanafi school is different from other schools and in
   which areas; on what basis the Hanafi school has been criticized by other
   schools; and a review of various attempts to reconcile Hanafi doctrines
   and principles with other schools.

5. Impact of Hanafi Scholars on Muslim Polity and Society
   ...explore the general impact of Hanafi thought in addition to its legal
   contribution:  what has been the role of Hanafi scholars in the
   development of Muslim society in various fields like literature,
   politics, statecraft, etc; how they played this role and what was its
   impact.


6. Hanafi School and Modern Challenges
   ...assess the contribution of the Hanafi school of law to challenges of
   modernity from the seventeenth century onward (e.g., codification, law
   reforms, etc).  The Hanafi responses, e.g. Majalla, Fatawa, and
   Islamization of laws in Pakistan and elsewhere may be reviewed.

Other Details:

Papers may be written in Arabic or English.  Abstracts are requested
to be in both languages.

Formal invitations to the conference will be issued after receiving
the abstracts.

Abstracts and papers will be reviewed by the conference Academic
Committee, who will finalize the conference programme.

number of travel grants would be available.  Participants wishing to avail
themselves of these grants may indicate so while confirming their
participation....Participants are urged to make their own travel
arrangements.  Local hospitality and accomodations will of course be
arranged by the Institute.

Professor Ansari asks that those interested in participating contact Dr.
Masud directly for the current schedule of target dates and deadlines for
submission of abstracts, papers, and notifications of acceptances.

Both may be reached via e-mail at: ziansari(a)iiitpak.sdnpk.undp.org

CONFERENCE -Uzbekistan, Five Years of Independence

Posted: June 5, 1996


CONFERENCE- Uzbekistan, Five Years of Independence
   Boston College
   June 13, 1996
   McGuinn Hall 521

Sponsored by The Office of The Academic Vice President and The Department
of Political Science

Panelists:

Leonid Levitin  (Advisor to the President of Kyrgyzstan)

Sadyk Safaev    (formerly Uzbekistan's Foreign Minister and Ambassador to
   Germany, currently Advisor to the President of Uzbekistan)

M. Rakhmankulov (National Strategic Studies Institute, Tashkent,
   Uzbekistan)

Boris Rumer     (Davis Center for Russian Studies, Harvard University)

John Schoeberlein (Director, Harvard Central Asia Forum)

James Critchlow (Davis Center for Russian Studies, Harvard)

Teresa Rakowksa-Harmstone (Professor Emeritus, Carleton University, and
   Davis Center)

Donald S. Carlisle (Boston College and Davis Center)

Robert Ross     (Boston College and East Asia Institute, Harvard)

Tom Barfield    (Boston University, Chairman, Dept. of Anthropology)

Eden Naby       (Middle East Center, Harvard)


Information:    (617) 552-4170

Contact:        Dr. Donald Carlisle
   (518) 376-4921

OPEN FORUM- Ambassador Escudero on Uzbekistan

Posted: 30 May 1996


Uzbekistan Open Forum

Guest Speaker:

Honorable Stanley Escudero
US Ambassador to Uzbekistan

Ambassador Escudero, a career foreign service officer, has been
serving as US Ambassador to Uzbekistan since June 1995.  Prior to
that
he served as Special Envoy of the Secretary of State for Humanitarian
Assistance to Tajikistan and Ambassador to Tajikistan.  In his
capacity as foreign service officer, Ambassador Escudero served in
Pakistan, Niger, India and Iran.  He also held assignments as
Congressional Fellow, and as Political Advisor to the Central Command
Commander-in-Chief in Tampa, Florida.  Ambassador Escudero speaks
three foreign languages and holds two superior honor awards, the
Department of Defense meritorious service award and five senior
performance wards.


Ambassador Escudero will speak on

The State of US-Uzbek Relations

June 6, 1996
12:00  noon - 2:00 pm


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
2400 N Street, NW, Washington, DC

Please note: Attendance is limited. You must RSVP in order to attend.
RSVP to Tomila Lankina at (212) 887-0612 or by fax (212) 489-8455

CONFERENCE- Women in Central Asia

Posted: 27 May 1996

Center For Black Sea and Central Asia and Gender and Women Studies
Program in Middle East Technical University will organize a conference
entitled:

Women in Central Asia, Turkey and Eastern Europe: Changing Identities and
Redistribution of Roles in the Course of Socio economic and Cultural
Transitions in October 23-25, 1996 in Ankara.

The conference aims to create a medium of discussion on the comparative
analysis of the experiences of Central Asian, Turkish and Eastern Europe
women and a medium of engendering and sharing knowledge about the relevant
topic.

In the last decade as the markets expanded and the boundaries of nation
states changed, the terms transitional economy and cultural transition
became the master terms of both public and academic agendas to describe
the transformations that the societies in the aforementioned regions.  The
conference aims to create a medium of discussion on the comparative
analysis of the experiences of Central Asian, Turkish and Eastern Europe
women and a medium of engendering and sharing knowledge about the relevant
topic. experienced. Women were influenced by these new socio economic and
cultural experiences in so far as these bring into their lives new
opportunities and freedoms as well as new problems intermingled with the
old ones.  In this context, changes are not always beneficial to women nor
do the traditional obstacles women face in their struggle to obtain equal
social status with men disappear for once and all due to socio economic
and political changes.

The major problem women have to come to grips with is whether they should
adopt already available gender roles and identities created for women in
the developed Western societies or try to create their own gender
definitions tailored for their own needs, without undermining the
principles of universal human rights and the ideals of gender equality.
The ways in which women can reshape the conditions of political
participation, economic development, individual freedom and thus pluralist
democracy not only for themselves but also for restructuring their
societies as a whole are all questions which directly affect the process of
social change. On the other hand women also have to deal with certain
problems, peculiar to both their gender identities and social roles which
influence their lives on a day to day basis. Often this situation
necessitates the development of new theoretical perspectives and
analytical tools to correctly assess the predicaments of women in general,
and women in Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Caucuses and Turkey in particular.
We plan this conference as a gathering of academics, policy makers and
women s studies experts. Its aim is to analyze past and present
experiences of women of the regions stated above in comparative manner in
order to develop strategies and suggestions for the promotion of women's
human rights and improvement of women's overall status in these societies.
To this end aspects of Western European women's experience will be referred
to as a basis of comparison. A further aim of the undertaking is to
clarify possible differences and similarities among the experiences of
individual countries in these regions conventionally lumped together in
general but often almost totally homogenized so far as gender issues are
concerned. Possible session headings are as follows:

1. economy (Global restructuring and the question of transitional economy)
2. state, politics and citizenship
3. reflections of modernity and women in cultural imagination
4. Private sphere, family and everyday life
5. religion (Power basis of Patriarchal ethics and Religious Discourses)

Address: ODTU KORA
Inonu Bulvari 06531 Ankara  Turkey
Tel: 312-2102046
Fax: 312-2102046

Ayca Ergun
research assistant

CONFERENCE- Rule of Law, Foreign Investment, Economic Development

Posted: 14 May 1996


SYMPOSIUM- The Rule of Law, Foreign Investment, and Sustainable Economic
Development in Central Asia.

NYU School of Law, March 1997

We are currently planning a symposium on The Rule of Law, Foreign
Investment, and Sustainable Economic Development in Central Asia.  The
symposium will take place in March 1997 at NYU School of Law.

Topics to be addressed include:

*  Soviet, Islamic, and Western influences on legal development in Central
   Asia;

*  The role of foreign investment and the rule of law in addressing the
   region's environmental problems;

*  An evaluation of foreign investment in the region.

If you are interested in participating, please contact:

Sara Rakita -- ser8086(a)is4.nyu.edu
   or
Mara Trager -- mqt4598(a)is4.nyu.edu

CONFERENCE- 14C and Archaeology

Posted: 10 May 1996


3RD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

*****  14C AND ARCHAEOLOGY  *****

Lyon, France, 6-1O April 1998

The 3rd International Symposium "14C and Archaeology" will be held in
Lyon, France, at Claude-Bernard University, from Monday 6 to Friday 10 of
April 1998.

This conference intends to allow archaeologists and 14C specialists to
meet together. It especially means to draw up chronological syntheses
based upon 14C dates but also to review recent advances in radiocarbon
technology.

The broad themes of the symposium are:

 * 14C date series, archaeological sites and cultures.

 * Chronology of transitional periods: Middle/Late Paleolithic,
   Neolithisation.

 * Use of the 14C method in the study of historical times: from Ancient
   Egypt to the 15th cent. AD.

 * Recent methodological advances: new dating materials, improvement in
   calibration, 14C dates and paleoenvironmental studies.

 * 14C dating contribution to specific archaeological problems: early human
   settlements in America and Oceania, preliminary chronological
   syntheses in Asia, dating of the early metallurgy in Africa, "new"
   ANE fields: Gulf/Arabia, Central Asia.

There will be both posters and oral sessions, without parallel sessions.

The symposium will be conducted in English and French with simultaneous
translation.

Post-congress field trips to archaeological sites will be organized in the
Rhone-Alpes area.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (Lyon, France):

Jacques EVIN and Christine OBERLIN
(Centre de Datation par le RadioCarbone)

Olivier AURENCHE and Jean-Francois SALLES
(Maison de l'Orient mediterraneen)

Jean-Pierre DAUGAS and Michel PRESTREAU
(Service Regional de l'Archeologie)

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE:
A. BROGLIO (Italy), J. FORTEA-PEREZ (Spain), A. GALLAY (Switzerland), A.N.
GARRARD, R. HEDGES (UK), J. KLAPSTE (Czech Republic), W.G. MOOK (The
Netherlands), J. SIMEK (USA), C. STRAHM (Germany), O.TUNCA (Belgium), M.
VAN STRYDONCK (Belgium), H.T. Waterbolk (The Netherlands).

For further information to be given in the first circular in June 1996,
contact:

Secretariat of the 14C and Archaeology Symposium,
Centre de Datation par le RadioCarbone - Batiment 217,
43, Bld du 11 Novembre 1918
69622 VILLEURBANNE CEDEX (France)

FAX (33) 72 43 13 17
e-mail: cdrc14(a)cismsun.univ-lyon1.fr

CONFERENCE- 7 May 1996, Princeton, NJ

Posted: 6 May 1996


CONFERENCE- "Central Asia Between Russia and the Outside World"
   7 May 1996
   Princeton University
   Sponsored by the International Studies Program
   George Mirsky, organizer

9:45-10:00      WELCOMING REMARKS

10:00-12:00     CENTRAL ASIA: A TRANSITION TO WHAT?
-George Mirsky, Visiting Professor, Princeton University, Chair
-Muriel Atkin, George Washington University, "Ethnicity and Islam"
-Patricia Carley, U.S. Institute of Peace, "Political Culture and
 New Statehood"
-Nancy Lubin, JNA Associates, "Economic and Social Trends"
-Anthony Richter, Soros Foundation, and Sanobar Shermatova, Moscow
 News Weekly, "Prospects for a Settlement in Tajikistan"

12:00-1:00      LUNCH

1:30-3:30       INSIDE THE NEW REPUBLICS
-Nancy Lubin, JNA Associates, Chair
-Abdumannob Pulat, Central Asia Human Rights Institute & Monitoring
 Network, "Uzbekistan: The Karimov Regime and Political Trends"
-Paul Shultz, Princeton Univeristy, "Kazakhstan: The Evolution of
 the Nazarbayev Regime"
-Bahar Atayeva, Visiting Scholar, Georgetown University,
 "Turkmenistan: What Has Happened to the 'Second Kuwait' Idea"
-Sanobar Shermatova, Moscow News Weekely, "Kyrgyzstan Between
 Democracy and Authoritarianism"

3:30-3:35       COFFEE BREAK

3:34-5:45       CENTRAL ASIA AND THE OUTSIDE POWERS
-Heath Lowry, Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University, Chair
-George Mirsky, Institute for World Economy & International
 Relations, Moscow, and Visiting Professor, Princeton University,
 "Russia and Central Asia"
-Patricia Carley, U.S. Institute of Peace, "Turkey and Central Asia"
-Paul Shultz, Princeton University, "Iran and Central Asia"
-Carol Saivetz, Harvard University, "Central Asia, the Middle East,
 and American Interests"

6:00-6:45       ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION AND SUMMARY

7:00            DINNER
Prospect House (faculty club)
Princeton University
From nathan(a)nebula.netTue Jun  4 12:02:25 1996

CALL FOR PAPERS- Critical Legal Conference: Minorities

Posted: 7 May 1996


CRITICAL LEGAL CONFERENCE 1996
"OTHER JUSTICES: OTHERS' JUSTICE"

UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON
FRIDAY 6th - SUNDAY 8th SEPTEMBER 1996

SECTION ON "CITIZENS AND OTHERS:
EXCLUSION, ASSIMILATION AND THE FATE OF MINORITIES"

CALL FOR PAPERS

This year's CLC focuses on a number of themes connected with the
question of the Other and its relation to Law.

Minorities, whether "national", ethnic, linguistic, religious or, for
example, defined by sexual orientation, constitute a significant but
often indeterminate other in every nation-state.

During recent years, international organisations such as the UN,
Council of Europe and OSCE have been responsible for a growing
number of normative instruments and mechanisms for the protection of
minority rights. At the same time, forced assimilation, mutual
intolerance, and bloody conflict have manifested themselves in all
parts of the world. The law seeks to intervene, but is often
ineffective.

One problem is that in every one of the new instruments to date, not
only are minorities, national or otherwise, left undefined, but
minority claims are reduced to individual complaints. For minorities,
however, their fate, their survival as a group are at stake, while
states fear for their own sovereignty and unity. What roles can theory
and critique play in this bleak scenario?

Proposals for papers will be welcomed on any topic concerning
citizenship, the rights of minorities, assimilation and exclusion,
from anthropological, sociological, philosophical or other relevant
approaches.

Please send a title and short abstract to:

Bill Bowring
School of Law
University of East London
Longbridge Road
Essex RM8 2AS

Tel: 0181-590-7722 x.2194 (answerphone)
Fax: 0181-599-5122
E-mail: w.s.b.bowring(a)uel.ac.uk

CONFERENCE- Bronze Age/Iron Age Conference Report

Posted: 6 May 1996


CONFERENCE- Summary of UPenn Conference Proceedings

The international conference "The Bronze Age and Iron Age People of
Eastern Central Asia" was held at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of
Anthropology and Archaeology, Philadelphia, PA, April 19-21, 1996. The
conference was organized by Professor Victor Mair, Department of Asian and
Middle Eastern Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

The focus of the conference was the Caucasian Mummies excavated from the
Taklimakan Desert in Xinjiang over the past 25 years, and who were
desiccated by the hot desert climatic conditions. As a result the corpses
have been perfectly preserved revealing tatoos relating to the Early
Nomads' animal style art on their faces and arms. In addition, their
clothing reveal a high level of textile weaving including diagonal twills
of a type found in Europe before 500 BC.

More than 40 scholars from the United States, China, Italy, Russia,
Finland, Germany, France, England, Ireland, Russia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong
presented papers. Two general topics were considered. The first focused on
archaeology of the Bronze Age and Early Iron Age from the Eurasian steppes
as it relates to the archaeology of Xinjiang, China during the same
periods. The second topic was linguistics for it is presumed that the
"Taklimakanians" spoke an Indo-Iranian language, possibly Tocharian, an
Indo-Europeans language, which is attested in the Chinese Turkistan from
manuscripts dating from the 6th-8th centuries AD.

The conference was particularly valid as it brought together scholars from
a wide geographic region who have been working in various regions/time
periods in the Eurasian steppes and who for the first time were able to
bring about a cohesive exchange of research.

Conference papers will be published.
From dwaugh(a)u.washington.eduTue Jun  4 12:02:25 1996

CONFERENCE- Investment Kazakstan

Posted: 3 May 1996


CONFERENCE- Investment Kazakstan: 2nd Annual Conference

Wednesday, June 26 - Friday, June 28, 1996

Location: Kazakstan Institute for Management, Economics and Strategic
   Research Under the President of Kazakstan (KIMEP)
Almaty, Republic of Kazakstan

Organized by the Central Asian American Enterprise Fund,
Global Kazkommerts Securities and KIMEP

The 1996 three day conference on investment in Kazakstan seeks to bring
together corporate investors and qualified enterprises seeking funding.
The conference will showcase several enterprises through intermediary
brokers with technical expertise provided by consulting organizations
representing donor agency initiatives in Kazakstan. The main objective of
the conference is to facilitate meetings between promising enterprises and
international investors and to establish lines of communication which may
potentially lead to investment.  The conference will also provide:
 - targeted information sessions for investors
 - training workshops for local companies
 - trade exhibition for showcased companies and sponsors

REGISTRATION:  There is no fee for investors to attend the conference.
You may register by contacting Jim Burke or Irina Popova in the office of
conference planning or by returning the attached form to:

Conference Coordination Office
65 Kazbek Bi, Room 219
Almaty, Kazakstan
Phone: 7 (3272) 62-68-24,  Fax: 7 (3272) 62-16-18,
Email: <caaefkaz(a)sovam.com>

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:  Please contact the conference coordination office
   for information on reduced rates provided by hotels.
AIRLINES:  The following international airlines fly into Almaty:  KLM,
   Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Aeroflot,
   TransAero and Uzbekistan Airlines.
SPONSORSHIPS:  A limited number of sponsorships are available.  For
   additional information, please contact the Conference Coordination
   office.

CONFERENCE- Nicholas Poppe Symposium at the Univ. of Washington

Posted: 3 May 1996


CONFERENCE- The Seventh Nicholas Poppe Student Symposium, May 4, 1996

Program:

8:45-9:00   MORNING TEA (provided by the host committee)

9:00-9:45   Professor  Ilse D. Cirtautas: "Nicholas Poppe Remembered"

9:45-10:30  Professor Tom Dubois: "Finno-Ugrian Studies: Contemporary
            Approaches"

10:30-11:15 Elmira Kochumkulova: "New Sources on Russia's Brutal
            Repression of the 1916 Kirghiz Uprising"

11:15-12:00 Kagan Arik: "Ethnohistory of the Kazakhs of Xinjiang"

12:00-1:00  LUNCH  (provided by the host committee)

1:00-1:45   Almaz Han: "Wrestling with Identities: the Cultural Politics
            of Boke (Mongolian Wrestling) in the People's Republic of China

1:45-2:30   Ken Petersen: "Jadidist Thought in Post-Soviet Central Asia"

2:30-3:45   Maynur Misekeeva: "Customary Law of the Kazakhs"

3:45-4:15   TEATIME  (provided by the host committee)

4:15-5:00   Ildar Khalitov: "Developing a Strategy Program for Companies in
            Kazakhstan"

5:00-5:45   Ali Igmen: "Cotton-Picking in Osh"

DENNY HALL ROOM 215
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

CONFERENCE- 1st Annual ASN Convention

Posted: 26 April 1996


CONFERENCE- First Annual Association for the Study of Nationalities
   Convention
   April 26-28, 1996
   Cosponsored by the Harriman Institute, Columbia University

The conference features many panels on Central Asia.  Registration Fees:
Students - $15; ASN Members - $30; Non-Members - $45

The Harriman Institute
International Affairs Building (IAB)
420 West 118th St., 12th Floor
New York

For additional information, visit the ASN Web site:
http://www-leland.stanford.edu/group/ASN/

Or contact:  Ms. Leah Pishnov <lp58(a)columbia.edu>

CONFERENCE- Georgian Studies Day, London

Posted: 25 April 1996


CONFERENCE- Georgian Studies Day, London, 10 May 1996

The ninth in the series of annual Georgian Studies Days will be held on
Friday, 10th May, 1996, from 10.00 to 17.00 in The Sugar Rooms, The
Brewery Conference Centre, Chiswell Street, London EC1 (next to the
Barbican Centre).  It is open to all with an interest in Georgian studies
and related fields.  It is under the aegis of the Centre for Caucasian and
Central Asian Studies, London.

The following is a provisional, unordered list of programme items:

Dr Tamara Dragadze
Centre for Caucasian and Central Asian Studies
Opening Remarks / Conference Convener

His Excellency Teimuraz Mamatsashvili
Georgian Ambassador to the Court of St James
Opening Address

Lord Nicholas Fairfax
Sedgwick Marine & Energy Ltd
[to be announced]

Dr Nick Shavishvili
Consolidated Georgian Enterprises Ltd
'Business Opportunities in Georgia: A Turning Point?'

Trevor Petch
F.T. Insurance Newsletters
'The Georgian Insurance Market'*

Howard Franks
Cargo Underwriter, Lloyd's
[to be announced]

Dr Jonathan Aves
University of Sussex
'Georgia: from Chaos to Stability?'

Dr Vivian Law
University of Cambridge
'The Georgian Language: Cornerstone of Georgian Identity'

Derek Pickup / Alix Hughes
Bristol City Council / Bristol International Twinning Association
'The Benefits of Twinning'

Anthony Mahony
Christain Aid
'The Role of Humanitarian Agencies'

Reports on work in progress
Any other business

* to be confirmed

A charge of UK pounds 20 (concessions UK pounds 5) will be made to help
defray costs.  Payment may be made to the address below or to:

National Westminster Bank
Launceston Branch
Sort Code 53-61-44
A/C Georgian Studies Day
A/C Number 14050404

Contact for further information:

Georgian Studies Day
36 Howard Place
Edinburgh EH3 5JY
United Kingdom

Tel.: (+44) (0)131 557 6681
E-mail: gsd(a)armazi.demon.co.uk
WWW URL: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/armazi/gsd.htm

Source: P J Hillery

CONFERENCE- Mongolian Round Table

Posted: 3 April 1996


CONFERENCE- Mongolian Round Table

The following organizations are sponsoring a Mongolian Round Table in
Washington, D.C. on April 21-23:  Program for International Studies in
Asia (PISA), the U.S.-Mongolia Business Council (USMBC), International
Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), The Mongolia Society, and the Mongol-
American Cultural Association (MACA).  The Round Table coincides with The
National Geographic Society's exhibit on Mongolian culture, which will run
from April 3 to July 7.

The scheduled events are as follows:

Sunday, April 21
The Mongolia Society Annual Membership Meeting and Panels

9:30-10:00 a.m.:  The Mongolia Society Annual Membership Meeting, at One
Washington Circle Hotel, 23rd and New Hampshire, Washington, D.C. 20037,
in the Conference Room, lower lobby.

10:00 a.m.:  Mongolian Ambassador Choinhor gives opening remarks of the
three-day Round Table on Mongolia.

10:15 a.m.:  Religion Panel.  Moderator:  Dr. Thomas Allsen, Trenton State
University, President of the Mongolia Society.  Panelists:

Dr. Gyorgy Kara, Indiana University, "Recent Mongolian Translation of the
   New Testament."
Dr. Christopher Atwood, Indiana University, "Buddhism and Shamanism in
   Mongolian Historical Memory."
Dr. Thomas Oller, Harvard University, "Efforts to Restore Shamanism in
   Mongolia."
Ms. Buyandelgerin Manduhai, Harvard University, "Syncretism in Fireworship
   Sutras."
Dr. Sanj Altan, Mongol-American Cultural Association, "An Oirat Version of
   'The White Old Man' Sutra."

12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.:  Lunch Break.
Mongolia Society Board of Directors Meeting.

1:30 p.m.:  Chinggis Khan Ceremony of the Mongol-American Cultural
Association (MACA).

2:00 p.m.:  Culture and History Panel.
Moderator:  Dr. Alicia Campi, Washington, D.C.
Panelists:

Dr. Elizabeth Endicott-West, Middlebury College, "Mongolian-Russian-
   Chinese Trade Relations Past and Present."
Mr. Peter Marsh, Indiana University, "Ancient Cosmologies in Modern
   Mongolia:  Use of the Morin Khuur (Horse-Headed Fiddle) in
   Mongolian Cultural Politics."
Dr. Esther Jacobson, University of Oregon, "Surface Archaeology: Culture
   and the Land in Altai Mongolia."
Dr. Carole Pegg, Cambridge, England, "Ritual and Religion in Musical
   Performance among Mongolian Nomads."

4:00-6:00 p.m.:  (Open by invitation to those who attend a Mongolia
Society panel.) Reception at the Mongolian Embassy, 29th and M Streets,
Washington, D.C.  Entertainment by MACA and reading by Novelist Diane
Wolff.

Monday, 22 April
IREX Panels, 1616 H Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, Education and Social Issues.  Panelists:
Namsrai Mira, Fulbright Scholar from Mongolia.
Sherylyn Briller, Case Western Reserve University, "The Situation of the
   Elderly in Mongolia Today."

12:15-2:00 p.m.:  Lunch Presentation:
Tony Bryne, IREX, "The Internet in Mongolia."
Dr. Paul Kahn, Brown University, "A Computer-Simulated Ger."

Please RSVP to Mrs. Kristen Morris, IREX, if you plan to attend the lunch
presentation.  Tel. (202) 628-8188, Fax: (202) 628-8189.

Tuesday, April 23
U.S.-Mongolia Business Council

9:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.:  (Not open to the public.)  Meeting and Lunch with
Mongolian and American Officials.  Hosted by Ambassador Choinhor at the
Embassy of Mongolia.

PISA, George Washington University, The Hillel Center, 2300 H Street,
N.W., Washington, D.C.

2:00 p.m.:  Introduction:  Ambassador Choinhor.

2:15 p.m.:  Mongolia's Options in the International Arena.
Dean Harry Harding.  Elliott School of International Affairs.

2:45 p.m.:  Political Change.  Panelists:
Kirsten Edmonson, International Republican Institute, "Mobilizing for the
   June 1996 Elections."
Nancy Yuan, The Asia Foundation, "Work in Politics."
   Ambassador Joseph Lake, "The Political Transition."

3:00 p.m.:  Mongolia's Economic Reforms.  Panelists:
Hong Joo Hahm, The World Bank, "Growth Sectors of the Mongolian Economy."
Chuluun, Colorado State, "Sustainable Development."
Paul Neuriter, Department of State, "U.S. Development Assistance."
Dr. Alicia Campi, GMS, "Privatization 1991-1996."

4:15 p.m.:  Trade and Investment Potential.  Panel:  Members of the USMBC.

7:00-9:00 p.m.:  (Open by invitation to those who attend one of the day's
prior panels.)  Reception at the National Geographic Society.

LECTURE SERIES- Circle for Inner Asian Studies, U. of Washington

Posted: 3 April 1996


LECTURE SERIES- Circle for Inner Asian Studies, U. of Washington

Schedule for Spring Quarter 1996 President:

Kagan Arik, Tel.: 527-7249
e-mail: kagana(a)u.washington, edu (Faculty Advisor:
Ilse Cirtautas, Tel.: 685-3800, e-mail: icirt(a)u.washington.edu)

April 10        "Environmental Issues of Turkmenistan"
   Jean Schmidt, Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30pm

April 17        "Report on the Conference on "Modernization and
   Democratization: The Case of the Former Soviet
   Central Asian Republics" University of Minnesota, April
   11-13, 1996 Professor Ilse Cirtautas and Elmira
   Kochumkulova, Exchange Student from Kirghizstan.
   Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30pm.

April 20        2nd Annual Regional Russian, East European and Central Asian
   Studies  (REECAS) Conference. Student Union Building,
   UW.  For information and program contact : Kurt Engelman,
   Assistant Director, REECAS Center, tel.: 543-6938 e-mail:
   kengel(a)u.washington.edu

April 24        Panel Discussion with Scholars and Students from Central Asia:
   "How to Create an Open Society in the Newly Independent
   Republics of Central Asia" Discussants: Muhammad Ali
   Axmedov (Uzbekistan); Ozod Shamatov (Uzbekistan);
   Tatiana Abdushukurova (Tajikistan); Sadyrbek Jighitekov,
   Kirghizstan); Saule Saagandykova (Kazakhstan); Nartach
   (Turkmenistan), and others. Coordinator: Ilse Cirtautas,
   Denny Hall 215, 11:30-12:30pm.

May 4           7th Annual Nicholas Poppe Symposium on Inner Asian Studies.
   For information and program contact: Kagan Arik, e-mail:
   kagana (a) u.washington. edu. Denny Hall 215 and 215A,
   9:00am-6:00pm.

May 8           "The Central Asian Programs at Radio Free Europe and Radio
   Liberty" Dr. Kiyameddin Barlas, Munich, former Professor at
   Istanbul University and Senior Analyst of the Uzbek Program at
   Radio Free Europe/Liberty  Denny Hall 215, 11:30-12:30pm.

May 15  Program to be announced.

May 22  Report on the 11th Annual Middle East History and Theory
   Conference, University of Chicago, April 26, 1996, and on the
   Workshop:  "Resources for Central Asian Studies", Ohio State
   University, May 19, 1996" Kagan Arik, Graduate Student,
   Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Near and Middle Eastern
   Studies, UW Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30pm.

May 29  "Turkmen-English/English-Turkmen Dictionary Project at Turkmen
   State University, Ashgabat" Nartach
   Denny Hall 215, 11:30-12:30pm

May 31  Joint meeting with Uzbek Circle and Kazakh & Kirghiz Studies
   Group: Reports of Presidents: "Accomplishments and Perspectives
   Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30pm.

Ken Petersen
Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
University of Washington  Seattle, WA
email: kpeter(a)u.washington.edu  phone: (206)633-1948

LECTURE SERIES- Kazakh-Kirghiz Circle, U. Washington

Posted: 3 April 1996


LECTURE SERIES- Kazakh-Kirghiz Circle, U. Washington

Schedule for Spring Quarter 1996
President:  Talgat Imangaliyev, tel.: 634-3575 (Faculty Advisor:  Ilse D.
Cirtautas, tel.: 685-3800, e-mail: icirt(a)u.washington edu)

April 4         "The Economy of Kirghizstan: Problems and Solutions" Baktybek
   Urmanbetov, ACCELS Scholar from Kirghiz State National
   University, Bishkek, Kirghizstan. Denny Hall 215, 11:30-12:30pm.

April 11        "Environmental Problems in Kirghizstan" Sadyrbek Jighitekov,
   IREX Scholar from Bishkek, Kirghizstan
   Denny Hall 215, 11:30-12:30pm.

April 18        "Foreign Economical Policy of Kazakhstan" Saule Saagandykova,
   IREX Scholar from the Kazakh Academy of Sciences
   Denny Hall, 215, 11:30-12:30pm.

April 20        Second Annual Regional Russian, East European, and Central
   Asian Studies (REECAS) Conference. Student Union Building, UW.
   For information and program
   contact: Kurt Engelman, Assistant Director, REECAS Center,
   tel.: 543-6938 e-mail: kengel (a)u.washington.edu

April 25        "Chevron and its Commitment to the Region of Atyrau, Kazakhstan"
   Talgat Imangaliyev, Bolashak Student from Atyrau, Kazakhstan
   Denny Hall 215, 11:30-12:30pm.

May 4           7th Annual Nicholas Poppe Symposium on Inner Asian Studies.
   For information and program contact Kagan Arik,
   e-mail: kagana(a)u.washington. edu.
   Denny Hall 215 and 215A, 9:00am-6:00pm.

May 9           "North and South: Regional Differences in Kazakhstan" Saule
   Saagandykova, IREX Scholar from the Kazakh Academy of Sciences
   and Ildar Khalitov, Bolashak Student from Shimkent, Kazakhstan
   Denny Hall 215, 11:30-12:30pm.

May 16  "North and South: Regional Differences in Kirghizstan"
   Sadyrbek Jighitekov, IREX Scholar from Kirghizstan; Elmira
   Kochumkulova, Exchange Student from Kirghizstan, and Ilse D.
   Cirtautas.  Denny Hall 215, 11:30-12:30pm.

May 23  "The Soviet Practice of Forced Child Labor: Personal
   Experiences in the Cotton and Tobacco Fields of Southern
   Kirghizstan" Elmira Kochumkulova, Exchange Student from
   Kirghizstan.  Denny Hall 215, 11:30-12:30pm.

May 31  Joint Meeting with Uzbek Circle and Student Association for
   Inner Asian Studies.  Reports of Presidents: "Accomplishments
   and Perspectives".  Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30pm.

Contact Info:
Ken Petersen
Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
University of Washington  Seattle, WA
email: kpeter(a)u.washington.edu  phone: (206)633-1948

LECTURE SERIES- Uzbek Circle, U. Washington

Posted: 3 April 1996


LECTURE SERIES- Uzbek Circle, U. Washington

Schedule for Spring Quarter 1996

President:  Kenley Butler, tel.: 789-6388, e-mail: kbutler(a)u.washington.edu
(Faculty Advisor:  Ilse Cirtautas, tel.: 685-3800; e-mail:
icirt(a)u.washington.edu)

April 5         Celebrating the Year of Timur: "Timur in Central Asian History
   and Literature" Muhammad Ali Axmedov, Distinguished Writer of
   Uzbekistan, Professor, Tashkent State University
   Denny Hall 215, 11:30:12:30pm.

April 12        Celebrating The Year of Timur: "The Timurids in India and
   Indian Studies in Uzbekistan" Dr. Ozad Shamatov Denny Hall 215,
   11:30-12:30pm.

April 19        Celebrating the Year of Timur: "Timur and His Time In Western
   Scholarship: A Bibliographical Discourse" Professor Ilse
   Cirtautas, Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, UW
   Denny Hall 215, 11:30-12:30pm.

April 20        Second Annual Regional Russian European, and Central Asian
   Studies (REECAS) Conference. Student Union Building, UW For
   information and program contact Dr. Kurt Engelmann, Assistant
   Director, REECAS Center, UW, e-mail: kengel(a)u.washington.edu,
   tel.: 543-6938

April 26        Celebrating the Year of Timur:Dr. Kiyameddin Barlas, Munich,
   former Senior Editor and Analyst, Radio Free Europe/Radio
   Liberty and from Professor at Istanbul University Turkey.

May 4           7th Annual Nicholas Poppe Symposium on Inner Asian Studies.
   For information and program contact Kagan Arik,
   e-mail: kagana(a)u.washington. edu. Denny Hall 215 and 215A,
   9:00am-6:00pm.  Each meeting will begin with a discussion in
   Uzbek of recent events in Central Asia gathered from on-line
   sources (OMRI Daily Digest and Reuters News Agency).
   Presentations will be conducted in Uzbek and English.
   Translations will be provided.

May 10          Celebrating the Year of Timur: "Samarkand, the Residence of
   Timur, in the Description of Ruy Gonzalez de Clavijo
   (1403-1406) and Later Travelers" Kenley Butler, Graduate
   Student, School of Public Affairs, UW
   Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30pm.

May 17          "How Uzbekistan Celebrates Its Independence": Videotape of
   Independence Celebration, September 1, 1995. Introduction and
   Comments:  Muhammad Ali Axmedov, Distinguished Writer of
   Uzbekistan, Professor,  Tashkent State University
   Denny Hall 123, 12:30-1:30pm.

May 24          Program to be announced

May 31          Joint Meeting with Student Association for Inner Asian Studies
   and Kazakh & Kirghiz Studies Group.  Reports of Presidents:
   "Accomplishments and Perspectives"
   Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30pm.

Ken Petersen
Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
University of Washington  Seattle, WA
email: kpeter(a)u.washington.edu  phone: (206)633-1948

CONFERENCE- Drugs in Central Asia

Posted: 2 April 1996


CONFERENCE- Drugs and Crime:  New Challenges
   Bishkek, 10 - 12 June 1996

The OSCE/Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights is going to
have a seminar for participating states of OSCE on the issue of drugs in
Central Asia.  The seminar is organised by the OSCE/ODIHR, the UN
International Drug Control Programme and Crime Prevention & Crminal
Justice Division - UN Office at Vienna in cooperation with the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan;

I. Questions to be covered:

1. National reports on drugs and organised crime, including a
   review of existing legislative and institutional frameworks for
   prevention and control.

2. Impact of drugs and organised crime on security, democracy and
   economic reform.

3. Prevention and control of corruption.

4. Money laundering.

5. Legal and institutional reform.

6. Regional and international cooperation: conclusions and
   recommendations.

II. Participation:

 - delegates from each of the participating States from Central Asia,
   representing the following national institutions: Ministry of
   Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Interior (including police and
   national security organ), Ministry of Justice, Procurator General
   and drug coordinating body;

 - delegates of other interested participating States;

 - experts invited by the ODIHR, UNDCP and CPCJD/UNOV;

 - representatives of invited international organisations (European
   Commission, CoE - Pompidou Group, OECD, EBRD, World Bank, UNDP, UN
   Economic Commission for Europe, UN DDSMS, Interpol, World Customs
   Organisation);

III. After seminar is finished, consolidated summery will be developed and
   can be obtained from the Office for Democratic Institutions and
   Human Rights.  The person to contact is Mr. Belkin, I.
   (NGO/Information Assistant)

Source:  Elmira Ibraeva <odihrosc(a)warman.com.pl>

CONFERENCE- Program Update for Central Asian Republics Conference

Posted: 2 April 1996


CONFERENCE- Program Update for Central Asian Republics Conference
   The Struggle for Modernization and Democratization:
   THE CASE OF THE FORMER SOVIET CENTRAL ASIAN REPUBLICS

   April 11-13, 1996
   University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Almas CHUKIN, Kyrgyz Charges d'Affaires to the U.S.is scheduled to make a
presentation at the conference.  William Fierman will not be able to
attend.  James Critchlow of the Russian Research Center at Harvard
University will deliver a paper.

Uzbek ambassador to the U.S. and the U.N., F. G. TESHABAEV, will open the
conference, and Chingiz AITMATOV will deliver the keynote address,
'National Problems in the Development of Literature and Art in the
Post-Totalitarian Epoch.'

The conference deals with the newly independent states of Central Asia,
who are experiencing problems of modernization common to many developing
agricultural countries as well as the added pressures of liberalization
associated with post-Soviet regimes.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON PAPER TITLES, THE SCHEDULED SPEAKERS, ETC.,
PLEASE SEE THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM ON THE WEB PAGE AT:
http://www.cee.umn.edu/pdcs/cfscar.html

or contact Shirley Muffelman:
PDCS, University of Minnesota, 315 Pillsbury Drive S.E.,
Minneapolis, MN  55455-0139  USA
612/625-3850 (phone), 612/ 626-1632 (fax)
smueffel(a)mail.cee.umn.edu (e-mail)

CONFERENCE- Conflict Prevention, Bishkek

Posted: 29 March 1996


CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS- UNESCO Conference:  Ideas of Tolerance in Central
   Asia and Problems of Early Prevention of Conflicts
   Bishkek, 4 - 6 June 1996

The National Commission of the Kyrgyz Republic for UNESCO informs that the
International Conference "Ideas of Tolerance in Central Asia and Problems
of Early Prevention of Conflicts" will take place in Bishkek, 4 - 6 June
1996, with participation of the UNESCO experts, Western scientists,
specialists, in the field of conflictology and representatives of
international organizations.

Within the framework of the conference it is supposed to discuss the
following problems:
 - ideas of tolerance and maintaining of political and social stability
   in Central Asian countries,
 - tolerance as the factor of keeping interethnic and interconfessional
   consert,
 - social-cultural aspects of tolerance,
 - migration processes in the countries of Central Asia,
 - tolerance in the context of observing human rights,
 - phenomenon of tolerance and mechanisms on prevention of sosial
   conflicts, and to try to work out some recomendations and plan of
   counteractions against different forms of intolerance in the
   Central Asian region.

If you are interested in participation in this conference, please contact:
   Mr. Askar Aitmatov
   Permanent Representative of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United Nations
   New-York, USA

   fax: (212) 486-5259 or (212) 486-4214

Or contact:
   The Secretariat of the National Commission of the Kyrgyz Republic
   for UNESCO

   fax: [7](3312) 22-69-22 or (3312) 28-72-89

The deadline for making contact is 30 April 1996.

The Conference will take place in the office of the National Commission of
the Kyrgyz Republic for UNESCO.  The address is:
   Sovetskaya St. 208
   National Library

From the UNESCO funds for holding the conference, the National Commission
of the Kyrgyz Republic for UNESCO will provide participants with local
hospitality (accomodation, meals, local transportation).

Asyl Imanalieva; Kyrgyz Embassy to the USA; <Kyrgyz(a)aol.com>

CONFERENCE- Timur and the Timurids

Posted: 21 March 1996


CONFERENCE- Timur and the Timurids
   Tashkent, Sept. 15-20, 1996

An international jublilee/conference is scheduled to take place in
Tashkent in September 1996 on "Timur and the Timurides," under the
auspices of the Uzbek Academy of Sciences and UNESCO.  A number of
scholars are being invited from throughout the world.

More information may be obtained from:
   Diloram Yunusovna Yusupova
   Institute of Oriental Studies
   prospekt Akad. Khabiba  Abdullaeva, 81
   700170 Tashkent
   UZBEKISTAN
   tel.: +7 3712/62-54-61

CONFERENCE- Workshop on Central Asian Studies, Oct. 3-6, 1996

Posted: 21 March 1996


CONFERENCE- Workshop on Central Asian Studies
   October 3-6, 1996
   Preliminary Announcement

Sponsored by the CENTRAL ASIAN STUDIES PROGRAM and the CENTER FOR RUSSIA,
EAST EUROPE, AND CENTRAL ASIA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Co-sponsored by:
*AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF TURKIC LANGUAGES,
*ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF NATIONALITIES,
*ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF CENTRAL ASIAN RESEARCH, *ASSOCIATION
FOR CENTRAL ASIAN STUDIES,
*JOHN D. SOPER CENTRAL ASIAN LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (UCLA)

In consultation with colleagues and organizations in the Central Asian
field throughout the United States, the Central Asian Studies Program at
the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in conjunction with the Center for
Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, is pleased to announce the
establishment of a new annual workshop in Central Asian Studies
(coordinator: Prof. Uli Schamiloglu).  The first meeting is scheduled for
October 3-6, 1996.

The goal of this new annual workshop is to offer an opportunity for
scholars, institutions, and organizations interested in the Central Asian
field to meet annually to discuss in depth problems related to how we
research, teach, and coordinate efforts in the Central Asian field. There
will be several important features of this annual conference in addition
to the opportunity for Central Asianists to meet with colleagues studying
the same area.

1.  Many colleagues have suggested the need for an opportunity to discuss
papers and issues in greater detail. Each annual meeting of the Workshop
will have a special theme around which there will be one or more panels
with an emphasis on expanded discussion of papers related to this theme.
In consultation with colleagues, we have sketched out themes for the first
three years, with additional topics already under consideration for future
years.  We have selected "THE LEGACY OF RUSSIAN COLONIALISM IN
CENTRAL ASIA" as the theme for the first meeting of the conference.
(The tentative topics for the next two meetings of the Workshop are "The
Formation of National Identities in Central Asia" and "Rewriting Central
Asian History".)

2.  There will be a regular focus on undergraduate education.  During the
first annual meeting there will be a roundtable discussion on "Central
Asia in the Undergraduate Curriculum".  If successful, this could be
continued each year.  It would also be possible to organize an
undergraduate panel if and when it becomes feasible.

3.  As coordinator for the Workshop on the Proficiency-Based Teaching of
Central Asian Languages (now jointly sponsored by CREECA and AATT), I will

schedule a separate day-long mini-conference for teachers of Central Asian
languages devoted to the proficiency-based teaching of these languages
(tentatively scheduled for October 3 arrival/October 4 special session).
This mini-conference is intended to complement the full Workshop on the
Proficiency-Based Teaching of Central Asian Languages, which last met in
Madison in May 1995. (The alternative is to schedule special sessions for
teachers of Central Asian languages during the course of the Workshop on
Central Asian Studies.)

4.  Scholarly organizations will be allowed the opportunity to conduct
business meetings in the interest of better coordination of activities in
the Central Asian field in the United States.

5.  Other special activities are currently in the planning stage.

We hope that a formal call for papers can be issued in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, we would welcome any comments on the final form of the
program. Although the dates for 1996 are fixed, if there is sufficient
interest future meetings of the Workshop can be scheduled for another time
in the academic year (though I would rather that visitors see Madison
early in the fall semester or as late in the spring semester as
possible!).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
   Uli Schamiloglu
   Associate Professor of Central Asian Studies, and
   Coordinator, Workshop on Central Asian Studies &
   Workshop on the Proficiency-Based Teaching of Central Asian Languages
   Dept. of Slavic Languages
   1432 Van Hise Hall--1220 Linden Drive
   University of Wisconsin
   Madison, WI  53706  USA
   tel. 608/262-6222 (office), 608/262-3498 (dept.), 608/265-2814 (fax)
   E-mail: uschamil(a)macc.wisc.edu
 OR:
   Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia
   301 Ingraham Hall
   University of Wisconsin
   tel. 608/262-3379; fax 608/265-2919
   E-mail: creeca(a)macc.wisc.edu

CONFERENCE- 3rd Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference

Posted: 19 March 1996


CONFERENCE PROGRAM- Third Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference
   March 30, 1996
   Indiana University, Bloomington

SESSION ONE: 9:30-11:30, Ballantine Hall

Modern Central Asia, room 005

1. Constructing Central Asia:
   National Identity, Modernization and the State
   Anthony R. Bichel, University of Hawaii

2. The Domestic and Geopolitical Implications of Ethnicity in
   Kazakstan
   Nick Tucker, University of Auckland, New Zealand

3. The Role of Parliament in Foreign Policy Decision Making in
   a Transition Economy (on the example of Kazakhstan)
   Bayan Adilbekova, Columbia University

4. The Legislatures of the Central Asian States in Comparative
   Perspective
   Bryan Schmiedler, Ohio State University

Traditions and Religion in Mongolia, Room 006

1. Ancient Cosmologies in Modern Mongolia:
   The Use of the Morin Khuur (Horse-Headed Fiddle) in
   Mongolian Cultural Politics
   Peter K. Marsh, Indiana University

2. Mainstreaming the Fire-Cult: Merger Gegen's
   Revision of Mongolian Buddhist Ritual Practice
   Christopher Atwood, Indiana University

3. On the Trail of Shamanism:
   Ethnographic Memory or Reality?
   Eva Jane N. Fridman, Brown University, Providence

4. The Literary Appeal of Baron Ungern
   Sternberg's Mongolian Reign
   Brian Baumann,
   Indiana University

Medieval Central Asia, Room 018

1. Central Asia's Continuing Role in the World Economy to 1800
   Andre Gunder Frank, University of Amsterdam

2. "In a Language They Understand": Turks and Islam in the
   Yarkand Documents (11th - 12th Centuries)
   Larry Clark, Indiana University

3. Se-paya road: A Note on Timur's Campaign Against Khorezm
   Aleksandr Naymark, Indiana University

4. Sayyida-yi Nasafi Reads Sa'ib: A Case Study in late Medieval Persian
   Poetic Influence and Reception
   Paul Losensky, Indiana University

LUNCH BREAK: 11:30-1:00, Ballantine Hall, Room 007

SESSION TWO: 1:00-3:00, Ballantine Hall

The Nomads in Medieval Eurasia, Room 018

1. An Examination of the Mongol Method of War and Conquest
   Timothy May, Indiana University

2. The Golden Horde and the Ethnic Kazakh's Formation
   Jigar Janabel, Harvard University

3. Some Remarks on "The Tale of the Death of Batu"
   and its Significance for Interpreting and
   Understanding Russian History
   Greg S. Rogers, Indiana University

4. A Reconciliation Between Nomadic Lifestyle and Sedentary Existence:
   The Case of the Timurid City
   Manu P. Sobti, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Anthropology and Sociology of Central Asia, Room 005

1. Conceiving the New Soviet Family: the Study of Kazak Family
   and Marriage in Soviet Ethnography
   Cynthia Ann Werner, Indiana University

2. Household Strategies and Civil War in Tajikistan
   Patrick Farris, Indiana University

3. Toward Improving the Quality of Teachers' Training in
   Tajikistan
   Sulaymon N. Aliev, State Teachers' University, Dushambe, Tajikistan

4. Socio-Economic Problems of Families in Tajikistan
   Ascarsho G. Kalonov, Institute of Philosophy and Law, Academy of
   Sciences of Tajikistan, Dushambe

History of Central Asia in the 20th Century, Room 006

1. Pan-Turkism and Ethnicity in Central Asia
   Marshall Gilbert, Indiana University

2. State and Sovereignty: The Pre-Soviet Constitutions of the Turks
   in Russia and Central Asia (1917-1922)
   Timur Kocaoglu, Koc University, Istanbul

3. The Schools of the Bukeev Horde
   Eli Weinerman, Indiana University

4. Workers' Settlements and the Development of
   Central Asia's Urban Paradigm
   Peter Sinnot, Columbia University

SESSION THREE: 3:30-5:30, Ballantine Hall

Buddhism in Inner Asia and Tibet, room 005

1. Some Notes on the Khotanese Vajracchedika
   Johan Elverskog, Indiana University

2. Rol-pa`i Rdo-rje's Role in the Production of
   Tibetan Buddhist Art in the Qing Court
   and Its Function in Manchu Rule
   Karl Debreczeny, Indiana University

3. Ris-med Views of Alliance and Authority in the Tibetan
   Principality of Sde-dge (Khams) in the Late 19th Century
   Lauran R. Hartley, Indiana University

Community, Islam and Language in Contemporary Turkic World, room 006

1. The Soviet Legacy in the Private Life of Modern Uzbeks
   Victoria Koroteyeva, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology,
   Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

2. The Mahalla Movement in Contemporary Uzbekistan
   David M. Abramson, Indiana University

3. Shrine and Pilgrimage in Turkmenistan
   David Tyson, Indiana University

4. Politics of Self-Representation
   in a Transnational Neo-mystic Islamic Movement
   Esra Ozyurek, University of Michigan

5. "Kulup," "klup," "clup," or "club;"
   Whose Rule do we Follow? Orthographical Problems in
   the Turkish-English Language Contact
   Suzan Ozel, Indiana University

Finno-Ugric Languages and Literature

1. Child as Mirror of History, Time, and Change in Magaret Atwood's Cat's
   Eye and Viivi Luik's Seitsmes Rahukevad (The Seventh Spring of Peace)
   Leena Kurvet-Kaosaar, Indiana University

2. Tourism, Tradition, Modernization, and Music: The Decline of
   ciganyzene in the Restaurants of Hajduszoboszlo, Hungary, 1979 to 1995
   Eva Kiss, Indiana University

3. The Hungarian Looks East: Promoting the Concept of Hungary's Heroic
   Eastern Origins in its Literature
   Lesley Davis, Indiana University

4. Reflexives and Reciprocals in Northern Sami
   Steven Berbeco, Indiana University

CONFERENCE- Middle East Economic Association Conference

Posted: 18 March 1996


CALL FOR PAPERS- The Sixteenth Annual Meeting of

The Middle East Economic Association (MEEA)

to be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the
Allied Social Science Associations
New Orleans, Louisiana, January 3-5, 1997

Please send a one-page abstract with a $25 program submission fee (U.S.
check or money order) by April 10, 1995 to:

E. Mine Cinar,  Executive Secretary
Middle East Economic Association
Department of Economics
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611 U.S.A.

For inquiries, please use the above address, or:
telephone: 312-916-6066.
e-mail: E Mine Cinar <#w40mec(a)luccpua.it.luc.edu>

CONFERENCE- Nordic Central Asian Studies Symposium

Posted: 18 March 1996


CALL FOR PAPERS- Nordic Central Asian Studies Symposium:
   Language - Culture - Society
   Stockholm, 27-29 September 1996

The Institute of Oriental Languages, Stockholm University, will host the
Nordic symposium on Central Asia.  This notice is in Swedish, and the
conference too will "preferably" employ the "Nordic" languages.  The
contact information of the organizers is listed below. [J.S. Schoeberlein].


Centralasien är idag en värld i förvandling.  I det västra före detta
sovjetiska Centralasien byggs nya stater upp, och i öster öppnar sig det
tidigare så slutna Xinjiang.  Gamla kulturdrag vitaliseras och integreras
i det moderna samhällets mekanismer.  Nordisk forskning, liksom för övrigt
hela det internationella forskarsamfundet, står i början av en ny,
spännande epok.  Möjligheterna till kunskapsinhämtning har ökat, och
infallsvinklarna är måndubbelt fler än någonsin förut.

Det symposium som vi planerar att hålla den 27 - 29 september vid
Institutionen för orientaliska språk i Stockholm har till syfte att
förstärka kontakterna mellan pågående svensk forskning och liknande
forskning i andra nordiska länder, inte minst med tanke på möjligheterna
att vidga och förbättra utbildningen av nya forskare.  I Sverige finns för
närvarande ett språkvetenskapligt projekt med fokus på Uzbekistan samt två
Xinjiangprojekt med arkeologisk och sociolingvistisk inriktning, samtliga
finansierade av det statliga Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga
forskningsrådet, där nu också ett omfattande vetenskapligt Väst- och
Centralasienprogram håller på att utformas.

Vid Stockholmssymposiet hoppas vi på ett deltagande av både etablerade och
nya "oprövade" forskare och en belysning av Centralasien ur såväl
historisk som aktuell samhällsvetenskaplig och kulturpolitisk synvinkel.
Föredrag - c:a 20 minuter långa och helst på något nordiskt språk -
välkomnas till följande avdelningar i symposieprogrammet:

1. Forntida folk och språk i Centralasien
2. Nya arkeologiska landvinningar i Centralasien
3. Centralasien i ett konst- och religionshistoriskt perspektiv
4. Folk och språk i dagens Centralasien
5. Politik och ekonomi i dagens Centralasien

Intresseanmälan skickas till "Centralasiensymposium 96", Inst. för
orientaliska språk, Kräftriket 4, S-106 91 Stockholm före den 15 april
1996. Med förslag till föredrag skall en kort resumé bifogas.
Deltagaravgiften är 500 SEK och betalas före den 30 juni enligt
anvisningar i nästa utskick.  Föredragshållare får bidrag till resa, kost
och logi av medel från Stiftelsen Wenner-Gren Center och Nordisk
Forskerutdanningsakademi.

Ett tredje och sista utskick med preliminärt program kommer i
månadsskiftet augusti-september. För frågor och synpunkter angående
symposiet, kontakta Sekretariatet för Centralasienstudier, Stockholms
uni., tel.: +46-8-16 31 19, fax: +46-8-15 54 64, e-mail:
Birgit.Schlyter(a)orient.su.se

Väl mött i Stockholm!

Birgit N. Schlyter     Staffan Rosén     Mirja Juntunen      Joakim Enwall


Anmälan till

Nordisk Centralasienforskning: språk - kultur - samhälle
27 - 29 september 1996, Inst. för orientaliska språk, Stockholm

Titel och namn:
Institution:
Adress:
Intresseområde(n):
Tel.:
Förslag till föredrag (ej oblig.):
Fax:
E-mail:

For more information, contact:
   Dr. Birgit N. Schlyter
   Institute of Oriental Languages, Dept. of Central Asian Studies
   Kraftriket 4
   S-106 91 Stockholm  SWEDEN
   Tel: +46-8-163119. Fax: +46-8-155464.
   E-mail: Birgit.Schlyter(a)orient.su.se.

CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION- Mongolian Culture - Mongolia Society

Posted: 13 March 1996


CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION on Mongolian Culture
   by the Mongolia Society, National Geographic Society, & c.

Here is some preliminary information on the Mongolia Society Conference
and National Geographic Society Exhibition.

The National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. is preparing an
exhibit on Mongolian culture, which will run from April 3-July 7.  In
conjunction with this exhibit, the following organizations are sponsoring
a roundtable on Mongolia on April 21-23:  IREX, the Mongolian Embassy, the
Mongolia Society, the Mongol-American Cultural Association, PISA, and
USMBC.

Events already scheduled include the following:
 * April 21:  Roundtable on the Culture and Religion of Mongolia;
   address by a Mongolian VIP (perhaps the Ambassador); Chinggis Khan
   Memorial Service
 * April 22:  Roundtable on Education Reform and Social Issues
 * April 23:  USMBC Board Meeting; Roundtable on Political and Market
   Reform; Reception at the National Geographic Society to view the
   exhibit

Other events include an exhibit of contemporary art at the Perry House
Galleries (April 12-June 1); the Annual Dinner of the Asia Society (April
18); Lectures on the exhibit (April 30); the Costume Society of America
tour of the exhibit (June 15); and a possible visit by Jasrai, the
Mongolian Prime Minister.  An official schedule will be released shortly.

For further information, contact:
   Tom Oller
   Tel. (617) 864-0737; e-mail:  oller(a)fas.harvard.edu

CONFERENCE- Geography & Identity in Former Soviet Republics

Posted: 11 March 1996


CALL FOR PAPERS -- TRANSFORMATION, GEOGRAPHY, AND IDENTITIES
   11 JUNE 1996, THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM, UK

A seminar sponsored by the Post-Socialist Areas Research Network of the
IBG and the University of Birmingham's Russian Regional Research Group.
The seminar seeks to bring together all those with an interest in changing
identities in the former Soviet republics.  The seminar will comprise 5-6
papers by researchers on the former Soviet Union, and will focus on the
theme of geography and national, regional and gender identities in the
post-Soviet countries.

This seminar seeks to promote the exchange of ideas between geographers
and other social scientists.  The emphasis will be on fieldwork that has
recently been undertaken or is still in progress.  The aim is to promote
the discussion of the methodological and theoretical issues that have been
encountered by researchers and the implications of their findings.

For more information contact:
   Nick Lynn or Louise Jackson
   School of Geography
   University of Birmingham
   Edgbaston
   Birmingham B15 2TT
   United Kingdom

   tel: 0121 414 6869/7538
   e-mail: n.j.lynn(a)bham.ac.uk
   jacksonl(a)css.bham.ac.uk

CONFERENCE- Central Asian Republics - Reminder & WWW info

Posted: 8 March 1996


CONFERENCE

The Struggle for Modernization and Democratization:
THE CASE OF THE FORMER SOVIET CENTRAL ASIAN REPUBLICS

April 11-13, 1996
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

The newly independent states of Central Asia are experiencing problems of
modernization common to many developing agricultural countries, but they
also face the added pressures of liberalization associated with post-Soviet
regimes.  This conference is designed to increase knowledge about the
region for those in business, academia, education, economic development,
government, and for anyone interested in the area.

 * Uzbek ambassador to the U.S. and the U.N., F. G. Teshabaev, will open
   the conference.
 * Chingiz Aitmatov will deliver the keynote address, "National
   Problems in the Development of Literature and Art in the
   Post-Totalitarian Epoch."

For further information on session titles, speaker schedule, etc., please
see the Web page at:http://www.cee.umn.edu/pdcs/cfscar.html

or contact Shirley Mueffelman:
PDCS, University of Minnesota, 315 Pillsbury Drive S.E.
Minneapolis, MN  55455-0139  USA
612/625-3850 (phone), 612/ 626-1632 (fax),
smueffel(a)mail.cee.umn.edu (e-mail)

CONFERENCE- 35th ICANAS in Budapest, 1997

Posted: 7 March 1996


CALL FOR PAPERS- 35th International Congress of Asian and North African
   Studies (ICANAS), Budapest, Hungary, 7-12 July 1997
   Organized by The Korosi Csoma Society & The Eotvos Lorand University

FIRST CIRCULAR

General Subject:  "Oriental Studies in the 20th Century: The State of the
Art" (Great personalities, discoveries and new developments in the last
hundred years)

Papers devoted to the general subject and to any other topic may be read
in sections or panels.

The Sections:
I    Orient & Asia in Antiquity
     1. Ancient Near East
     2. Ancient Far East
II   Near and Middle East & North Africa
     1. Judaic and Hebrew Studies
     2. Islamic Studies
     3. Arabic Studies
     4. Iranian Studies (incl. Central Asian areas)
     5. Urdu Studies
     6. Ottoman and Turkish Studies
III  The Caucasus
     1. Armenian Studies
     2. Georgian Studies
IV   Central Asia & related areas
     1. Turkic Studies and related areas
     2. Mongolian Studies
     3. Manchu-Tunguz Studies
     4. Tibetan Studies
V    South Asia
     1. Sanskrit Studies
     2. Indian and Hindi Studies
     3. Tamil and Dravidian Studies
     4. Buddhist Studies
VI   South East Asia
     1. Thai
     2. Burmese
     3. Vietnamese
     4. Khmer Studies
VII  East Asia
     1. Japanese Studies
     2. Chinese Studies
     3. Korean Studies
VIII Recent History and Present of Asia and North Africa

Panels may be presented by three or more participants.  Ideas and projects
for panels are welcome.

The Korosi Csoma Society and the Eotvos Lorand University, being the
organizers of the 35th ICANAS, are therefore inviting all institutions and
scholars working in the field of Oriental studies to attend the Congress
in Budapest and to contribute to its programme.

If you wish to attend the Congress, please fill in the enclosed form and
return it by the 1st of June 1996 to the following address:
   Tamas Ivanyi (ICANAS)
   ELTE - Korosi Csoma Tarsasag
   H-1088 Budapest, Muzeum krt. 4/B
   Hungary
   email: ivanyi(a)osiris.elte.hu
   fax: (361) 266-5699

On behalf of the Organizing Committee:
   Gyorgy Hazai, President
   Tamas Ivanyi, Secretary-General

   Budapest, 15 January 1996

Tamas Ivanyi (ICANAS)
ELTE - Korosi Csoma Tarsasag
H-1088 Budapest, Muzeum krt. 4/B
Hungary
email: ivanyi(a)osiris.elte.hu
fax: (361) 266-5699

LECTURE SERIES- Kevorkian Lectures at NYU

Posted: 6 March 1996


LECTURE SERIES- The 1996 Hagop Kevorkian Lectures
   in Near Eastern Art and Civilization

Lecturer:       Dr. Boris Marshak
   Curator of Central Asian Materials
   The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Series Title:   "Sagdiana: A New Chapter in Art History"

Lecture Dates:  Tuesday, March 19:   "City Planning and Architecture"
   Thursday, March 21:  "Sculpture and Painting"
   Monday, March 25:    "Metalwork and Other Minor Arts"
   Wednesday, March 27: "The Formation of Sagdian Art"

All lectures begin at 6:15 pm in the Stephen Chan Auditorium of the
Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, New York University, 50
Washington Square South at Sullivan Street.  For more information, please
call the Center at:  212-998-8877.


ALSO, Dr. Sheila S. Blair of Harvard University will speak on "Rashid
al-Din's History of the World" at 6:30 pm on Friday, March 15, same
location as above.  This event is sponsored by the Kevorkian Center and
the Indo-Mongolian Society of New York.  Dr. Blair is an independent scholar
in Richmond, N.H.  She is also the author of:  A Compendium of Chronicles:
Rashid al-Din's Illustrated History of the World (Oxford University Press
& Azimuth Editions, 1995).

Source:
   Alison Feldman, Associate Director
   Center for Near Eastern Studies, New York University
   212-998-8872 phone; 212-995-4155 fax; e-mail: feldmana(a)is.nyu.edu

CONFERENCE- Private Life in Russia (and Central Asia, too...)

Posted: 4 March 1996


CALL FOR PAPERS- PRIVATE LIFE IN RUSSIA:  MEDIEVAL TIMES TO THE PRESENT
   University of Michigan -- Ann Arbor
   October 4-6, 1996

[NOTE: Central Asia is also included.  --J.S.-E.]

The Organizing Committee for the conference "Private Life in Russia:
Medieval Times to the Present" invites proposals for the presentation of
papers.  The conference will bring together scholarship from a range of
disciplines and covering all historical periods to examine the nature and
scope of the private sphere in Russia.  The goal of the conference is to
generate a processual understanding of the continuities and ruptures in
the meanings of private life in Russia.  Simultaneously, the goal is to
prompt a reconsideration of the public and the private based on the
Russian context, where these analytical categories have overlapped and
intertwined in complex ways.

For the purposes of the conference, Russia will be defined broadly as any
territory that has -- voluntarily or forcibly -- been part of Muscovite
Russia, Imperial Russia, or the Soviet Union.  Projected panel topics
include, but are not limited to:

 - culture and politics of private spaces
 - material culture of everyday life
 - poetics of privacy and aesthetics of emotion
 - public representations of private life
 - private economies
h - privacy in transition:  the view from post-Soviet Russia

We welcome submissions from scholars at all levels and from all
disciplines.  In order to foster meaningful exchange, the conference will
feature a pre-read format with discussants and extended time for debate
and response.  The conference will conclude with a discussion of agendas
for future research and possible collaborations.  "Private Life in Russia"
will defray some of the costs of participation.

Since space is limited, please send a two-page abstract and a
brief CV by April 12,1996 to both of the following people, and
inquiries to either.

Margaret Foley                  Naomi Galtz
Department of History           Center for Research on Social Organization
3609 Haven Hall                 4501 LS&A Building
University of Michigan          University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109             Ann Arbor, MI 48109
phone:  313-663-1391            phone:  313-994-4130
FAX:  313-747-4881              FAX:  313-747-0636
email:  mef(a)umich.edu           email:  ngaltz(a)umich.edu

This conference is sponsored by the International Institute, the
Institute for Research on Women and Gender, The Horace H. Rackham School
of Graduate Studies, the Department of Sociology, the Center for Russian
and East European Studies, the Department of History, and the Department
of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

CONFERENCE- Nicholas Poppe Symposium

Posted: 3 March 1996


CALL FOR PAPERS- Nicholas Poppe Symposium

The Seventh Annual Nicholas Poppe Symposium will take place on May 4th
1996, 10am-5pm, at the University of Washington.  Papers, presentations
and other contributions (film, video, slides...) are being solicited by
the Symposium Organizational Commitee.  Topics must pertain to Central or
Inner Asia, South Siberia, or to Turkic and other peoples of Eurasia.  The
symposium is open to all disciplines.  Graduate Students are especially
encouraged to participate.  Please send abstract (250 words max.) or other
communications by April 4th 1996 to:
   Kagan Arik,
   Student Association for Inner Asian Studies
   Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
   University of Washington
   Denny Hall, DH-20,
   Seattle, WA 98195
   (206)543-6033
   e-mail: kagana(a)u.washington.edu

The Symposium is sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Languages and
Civilization, the Student Association for Inner Asian Studies at the U.W.,
the Kazakh and Kirghiz Study Group at the U.W., the Uzbek Circle at the
U.W. and the Turkish Circle at the U.W.
 

CONFERENCE- Middle East History & Theory Conference

Posted: 2 March 1996


CONFERENCE- 11th Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference
   University of Chicago

Papers treating the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia between
the 7th century and the present are welcome.  Graduate students are
particularly urged to participate.  Abstracts of no more than 250 words
must be received by Friday, 1 March 1996.  Working papers must be received
by Friday, 5 April 1995.  If audio/visual facilities are needed, please
specify when submitting papers.

Send abstracts and papers to:
   David Peters
   MEHTW Coordinator
   Center for Middle Eastern Studies
   5828 S. University Avenue
   Chicago, IL 60637
   Tel. (312) 363-4739
   email: dapeters(a)midway.uchicago.edu

CONFERENCE- Nuclear Testing in Eastern Turkestan

Posted: 28 February 1996


CONFERENCE- Nuclear Testing in Eastern Turkestan
   to be held in Haarlem, the Netherlands, March 14, 1996

China's nuclear tests in Eastern Turkestan have continued for the last
three decades.  The forty-three tests have had serious consequences for the
local people and environment. Drinking water is polluted, food is
contaminated and millions of people throughout the region are affected.
The programme in Lop Nor, began in 1964 and has attracted little
international condemnation in spite of the world-wide against the recents
tests in South Pacific.  A conference to be held on March 14, in Haarlem,
The Netherlands will bring together experts from the region to explain the
current situation and detail the detrimental effects of the continued
testing on the people of Eastern Turkestan.

Mr. Erkin Alptekin, chairman of East Turkestan Union in Europe who is one
of the gust speakers to this conference spoke out against the testing he
says "The people of Eastern Turkestan continue to suffer. It has been
reported that over 200,000 people have died through radio active fall-out
and babies continue to be born with horrible deformities."  Mr. Alptekin
went on to speak of the wide-spread protects against French testing: "We
appreciate international action on the pacific tests and believe that the
same kind of sensitivity must be shown toward the Chinese testing in east
Turkestan."

The Lop Nor test site is in the Southern part of Eastern Turkestan, a
formerly independent nation annexed by China in 1949, and inhabited mainly
by Uighurs, a Turkic people of Central Asia. Also newly independent
neighbour states of Kazakstan and Kirgizstan are protesting against the
going Chinese nuclear tests.

Guest speakers to this conference are:
Erkin Alptekin, Chairman of Eastern Turkestani Union in Europe,
Mrs. Urkyz Ilieva, Chairperson of the International Environmental
Association Women of Orient from Kazakstan
Xiahalai Xiaraheman, a journalist who has extensively researched the effects
of the local population
Prof. Dr. Johan Niezing from Tibet Support group Netherlands
Jaap Rodenburgh of Greenpeace Netherlands

The conference has been organized by Research Centre for Turkestan and
Azerbaijan (SOTA).  SOTA is an independent organization who gives
information about and promotes the rights of Turkic peoples and states of
Central Asia and Caucasus.

The conference will take place in the City of Haarlem in
Netherlands (20 kilometers from Amsterdam) on 14th of March at 19:00.
Address: Hotel Haarlem Zuid, Toekanweg 2, Haarlem

Also, closed meetings with invited experts and journalists is possible.

Those who are interested or needs more information or are intending to
participate are kindly requested to send us their mail or e-mail.

Mehmet Tutuncu
S.O.T.A.
Research Centre for Turkestan, Azerbaijan, Crimea, Caucasus and Siberia
P.O. Box 9642
2003 LP Haarlem
The Netherlands
e-mail: sota(a)euronet.nl
WWW Home Page: http://www.euronet.nl/users/sota

LECTURE SERIES- SDI Seminars on the Caucasus and the Caspian

Posted: 28 February 1996


UP-COMING LECTURES- SDI Seminar Series on The Caucasus and the Caspian

"Azerbaijan: Oil, Domestic Stability and Geopolitics in the Caucasus"
        on: Monday, March 4, 12-2pm, by: Dr. Michael Ochs CSCE Commission,
        US Congress
    at: CSIA Library
        John F. Kennedy School of Government
        Littauer Building, Third Floor

"The Great Game: The Struggle for Caspian Oil"
    on: Wednesday, March 13, 12-2pm, by: Jack Carter, Senior Adviser for
        International Affairs, US Department of Energy
    at: CSIA Library
        John F. Kennedy School of Government
        Littauer Building, Third Floor

CONFERENCE- Economics of Development in Mongolia

Posted: 27 February 1996


INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM- PROBLEMS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
   July 2, 3, 4, 5, 1996
   Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The Economics Institute of the Mongolian National University will hold an
international symposium on "Problems of Economic Development."  The
Conference will be held from July 2-5 at the Mongolian National University
in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Since 1990, Mongolia has undertaken the transition from a centrally
planned economy to a market-oriented economy.  Various economic policies
to promote market mechanisms have been implemented during the last five
years including: privatization, price liberalization, decentralization of
resource allocation, transformation of large state enterprises to private
ownership, reform of financial institutions, etc.

For more information on the conference, please contact Dr. Andres Inn at
e-mail address: andres(a)magicnet.mn

As a developing country Mongolia faces many problems.  We suffer from the
difficulties of structural adjustments, socio-demographic inequalities,
educational inadequacies, and out-dated technologies.  While these
difficulties affect Mongolia's transition to a market economy, the
symposium is intended to explore general issues of economic development in
any environment.  In this regard, we invite participants to contribute
their insights regarding economic development in other countries with
varying circumstances.

With the exception of airfare, expenses associated with your stay in
Mongolia will be borne by the National University of Mongolia.  We will
host participants with meals and accommodations, and arrange visits to
interesting places in the countryside.

The registration fee per participant is US $445.  Participant are
requested to complete the enclosed application form and post it to the
address below before 15 April 1996.  Accompanying guests may register for
only $325.

Persons who plan to be in Mongolia at the time of the conference, or who
wish to arrange their own accomodation, are welcome to attend. Fees for
such individuals have not been set, but interested persons should contact
Dr. Andres Inn at e-mail: andres(a)magicnet.mn

Presentations (paper or its abstract) must reach the Organizing Committee
by April 30, 1996 to be included in the agenda.  Each paper should be
accompanied by a typed abstract on the application form.  After
applications and abstracts are received, detailed information on sectional
meetings and the symposium programme will be mailed to you.  We expect
details of the symposium organization to be mailed before the end of May,
1996.  To be included in the Proceedings, we request the full text of your
paper by May 31, 1996, through email to andres(a)magicnet.mn.  Format
instructions may be requested through our email address.

Working languages of the symposium are English, Mongolian, and Russian.

Members of the Organizing Committee:

Prof. Dr. Sci. A. Mekei         Prof. Dr. Sci. T. Dorj
Chairman, Organizing Committee  Assoc. Prof. Kh. Erdenechuluun, Ph.D.
Vice-president,                 Learned Secretaries,
National University of Mongolia Organizing Committee
P.O. Box 46 / 627
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Assoc. Prof. D. Dagvadorj, Ph.D.
Fax:  976 - 1 - 324 385
   Executive secretary,
   Organizing Committee
   P.O. Box 20 / 192
   Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Topics expected to be covered include:

PROBLEMS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
I.   Development models and strategy
a.   Economic development models and the experiences of Asian countries;
b.   Theoretical issues in development;
c.   "Catch-up" development strategy and policy;
d.   Economic development models of developed countries;
f.   Problems associated with the economic development model of Mongolia;
     Northeastern Asia regional development and cooperation;

II.  Factors affecting the development process
a.   Technological progress, education, and human capital investment;
b.   Human resource factors (in the case of small nations);
c.   Development management.  The role of original culture and
     tradition in development;
d.   Marketing issues in development;

III. Mechanisms for managing the economic development process
a.   International aid and development;
b.   Development project management and implementation;
c.   Regulation in the economic development process;

IV.  The role of monetary and credit policy in economic development

For more information or registration materials,
please contact Dr. Andres Inn.

CONFERENCE- Caucasus Cultures Conference

Posted: 16 February 1996


CALL FOR PAPERS- THE EIGHTH CONFERENCE ON THE CULTURES OF CAUCASIA

Saturday-Sunday, 10-11 May 1997

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures of the University of
Chicago and the Society for the Study of Caucasia announce the Eighth
Conference on the Cultures of Caucasia, to be held Saturday-Sunday, May
10-11, 1997. The conference will immediately follow the Tenth Biennial
Non-Slavic Language Conference, scheduled for May 8-10, 1993.

The conference will cover all areas of folklore, literature, art, music,
ethnography, history, political science, economics, and sociology of the
peoples of the North and South Caucasus. (Papers on linguistics will be
presented at the NSL Conference.) Each paper will have thirty minutes
allotted for presentation and discussion. Papers must be presented in
English. We invite you to submit an abstract of no more than one page for
consideration for inclusion in the program to the above address by October
1, 1996. Please also send a copy of your abstract on a floppy disk
(preferably 3.5" (90 mm.)) or submit your abstract by e-mail. You will be
notified if your paper has been accepted for presentation by 1 November
1996. Advanced graduate students are particularly encouraged to submit
abstracts.

To submit abstracts or for further information, please contact conference
organizer:
   Howard I. Aronson c/o
   Dept. of Slavic Languages & Literatures
   University of Chicago
   1130 E. 59th St
   Chicago, IL 60637

   or, preferably, reply by e-mail to: hia5(a)midway.uchicgo.edu

In replying, please indicate:
 * your name
 * address
 * affiliation
 * whether you are submitting/will submit an abstract
 * title of propsed paper
 * discipline(s) and cultures dealt with
 * if not sumitting an abstract, do you want to be included in our
   mailing list?

Source:
   Howard I. Aronson                         Office: 312-702-7734
   Slavic Langs & Lits, Univ of Chicago  Home:   312-935-7535
   1130 East 59th St                         Slavic: 312-702-8033
   Chicago, IL 60637                         e-mail: hia5(a)midway.uchicago.edu

CONFERENCE- Non-Slavic Languages Conference

Posted: 16 February 1996


CALL FOR PAPERS- 10th International Non-Slavic Languages Conference

May 8-10, 1997

The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures and the Department of
Linguistics of the University of Chicago announce the Tenth International
NSL Conference (Non-Slavic Languages Conference, formerly the Conference
on the Non-Slavic Languages of the USSR), which will take place at the
University of Chicago, Thursday-Saturday, 8-10 May 1997.  We solicit
papers dealing with any linguistic aspects of non-Slavic languages
presently or historically spoken on the territories of the successor
states to USSR, i.e., the Baltic republics and the member republics of the
Commonwealth of Independent States. 30 minutes will be allotted for
presentation and discussion of each paper.  Papers must be presented in
English.  Funding permitting, we hope to publish papers presented at the
Conference.

Those interested in participating should sent a one-page abstract of their
proposed paper to one of the addresses below.  Faculty members are
particularly requested to encourage graduate students to submit abstracts.
Please send a copy of your abstract on a floppy disk (preferably 3.5" (90

mm.)) or, ideally, submit your abstract by e-mail. The deadline for
receipt of abstracts is 1 October 1996.  You will be notified if your
paper has been accepted for presentation by 1 November 1996.  As in past
years, the Conference will be followed by the Conference on the Cultures
of Caucasia on Saturday and Sunday, 10-11 May 1997.

Howard I. Aronson / Bill J. Darden / Victor A. Friedman, Conference
Organizers

In replying, please indicate:
 * your name
 * address and affiliation
 * whether you are submitting/will submit an abstract
 * title of propsed paper *languages and linguistic families dealt with
 * if not sumitting an abstract, do you want to be included in our
   mailing list?

For further information, contact:

E-mail:hia5(a)midway.uchicago.edu
Fax: 312 702-9861
US Mail: NSL-10, Dept. of Slavic Langs & Lits Univ. of Chicago
1130 E. 59th St. Chicago, IL 60637

Phone: 312-702-8033

Source:

Howard I. Aronson                         Office: 312-702-7734
Slavic Langs & Lits, Univ of Chicago      Home:   312-935-7535
1130 East 59th St                         Slavic: 312-702-8033
Chicago, IL 60637                         e-mail: hia5(a)midway.uchicago.edu

CONFERENCE- Central Asian Republics

Posted: 15 February 1996


CONFERENCE

The Struggle for Modernization and Democratization:
   The Case of the Former Soviet Central Asian Republics

   April 11-13, 1996
   University of Minnesota
   Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

The newly independent states of Central Asia are experiencing problems of
modernization common to many developing agricultural countries, but they
also face the added pressures of liberalization associated with
post-Soviet regimes.  This conference is designed to increase knowledge
about the region for those in business, academia, government, and for
anyone interested in the area.

Uzbek ambassador to the U.S. and the U.N., F. G. Teshabaev, will open the
conference.

Chingiz Aitmatov will deliver the keynote address, "National Problems in
the Development of Literature and Art in the Post-Totalitarian Epoch."

Conference session areas:
 * History and Religion
 * The Politics of Emerging Institutions
 * The Emerging Business Environment
 * Language, Literature, Culture
 * Economic Development
 * Critical Issues in Educational Reform

For further information, contact Shirley Mueffelman:
PDCS, University of Minnesota, 315 Pillsbury Drive S.E.,
Minneapolis, MN  55455-0139  USA
tel.: 612/625-3850, fax:612/626-1632
e-mail: smueffel(a)mail.cee.umn.edu

CONFERENCE- Central Eurasian Studies Student Conference

Posted: 12 February 1996


CALL FOR PAPERS

THE THIRD ANNUAL CENTRAL EURASIAN STUDIES CONFERENCE
AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOMINGTON
MARCH 30, 1996

Graduate students, faculty and independent scholars are invited to submit
abstracts of papers on Central Eurasian issues in all fields. Abstracts up
to two double spaced pages are due February 23, 1996.  Please indicate
affiliation, mail address and E-mail address.  Authors of accepted papers
will be notified by March 8.

Please send abstracts to:

The Third Annual Central Eurasian Conference
Goodbody Hall 157
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405

fax: (812) 855-7500
Telephone: (812) 855-9510
E-mail: Johan(a)ucs.indiana.edu

CONFERENCE- Archaeological Symposium in Iran

Posted: 7 February 1996


ARCHAEOLOGICAL SYMPOSIUM IN IRAN

The First Archaeological Symposium in Iran after the
Islamic Revolution, Susa, 14-17 April 1994

Fifteen years after the Revolution of 1979, time seemed to be appropriate
for a national symposium to evaluate the archaeological activities of the
post-revolutionary era, and to investigate a series of suggested guidlines
for the future of Iranian archaeology.

The Symposium, held from 14 to 17 of April of 1994 at the former French
delegation headquarters at Susa, was attended by nearly 250 archaeologists,
historians, philologists, students, and government officials.

A special issue of Mirath-e Farhangi (No.12, Spring-Summer 1994), the ICHO
periodical is devoted to this event, and the proceedings of this symposium
is forthcoming by ICHO publications.

More information about the significance of this symposium and the full
program are available from:

Kamyar Abdi
The Oriental Institute
The University of Chicago
E-mail: <kabdi(a)midway.uchicago.edu>

CONFERENCE- Bishkek Conference on Mountain Research

Posted: 6 February 1996

Note: This is an annoucement originally circulated in November.

CONFERENCE- Bishkek Conference on Mountain Research

MOUNTAIN RESEARCH - CHALLENGES AND DIRECTIONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY:
A Scientific Conference Sponsored by the American Association for
the Advancement of Science and the International University of
Kyrgyzstan     October 14-18, 1996     Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

First circular - November 1995

Nearly thirty percent of the land mass which once formed the Soviet Union
consists of highlands and mountains. Mountain ranges over 1500 meters in
altitude make up twelve percent of that. Of the fifteen former Soviet
Republics, five - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, and
Tadjikistan - are predominantly mountainous, and Russia, Kazakhstan, and
Ukraine have a high proportion of mountainous areas. The region
encompasses nineteen mountain ranges, including the Carpathians, Caucasus,
Urals, Hindu Kush, Pamir, Tien Shan, and Altai. A vast natural diversity
of landscapes, flora, and fauna lies within these ranges. But this
diversity is put at risk by a number of natural hazards such as
earthquakes and landslides and by anthropogenic threats, including
industrial and agricultural contamination, global warming, and ecosystem
deterioration and alteration.

In the Soviet era, researchers in these mountainous regions were cut off
from their colleagues in other disciplines and from nearly all possibility
of collaboration with foreign researchers. Now, botanists, archeologists,
geologists, seismologists, and other specialists in high altitude science
are beginning to make inroads toward cooperation with each other within
the countries of the former Soviet Union. And they are ready to begin
developing international cooperative arrangements with scientists and
scientific institutions from all parts of the world.

This conference will serve as a forum to enhance scientific cooperation
among professionals in many subdisciplines of mountain science. It is
being coordinated by the American Association for the Advancement of
Science and the International University of Kyrgyzstan.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:

Submit your abstract in English or Russian in the following format:
1. TITLE OF ABSTRACT
   Name of author
   Author's affiliation and mailing address
   Telephone, FAX, and E-mail.

2. Body of Abstract (no more than 350 words).

3. Indicate paper or poster preference.  Posters are strongly
   encouraged as there are limited opportunities for oral presentations.
   Final decision will be made by Organizing Committee.

4. Indicate topic for which you are applying (see list of conference
   themes below).

5. Indicate proficiency level in Russian & English (e.g. read only,
   conversation, fluent, or native).

6. Indicate need for partial travel assistance (see note below).

***   SUBMIT ABSTRACTS BY MAY 1, 1996   ***

Conference Themes:
1. EARTH SCIENCES
2. NATURAL SCIENCES
3. MEDICAL, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
4. COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION EXCHANGE

Applicants from countries of the Newly Independent States, send abstracts
to:

Dr. Asylbek Aidaraliev, President
International University of Kyrgyzstan
255 Chui Prospekt
Bishkek  720001
Kyrgyz Republic

E-Mail: root(a)juk.bishkek.su
FAX: 3312/21-77-47; 21-96-15  Tel.: 3312/21-83-35

Applicants from all other countries, send abstracts to:

Dr. Elizabeth J. Kirk, Director
Europe & Countries of the Former Soviet Union
American Association for the Advancement of Science
1333 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
U.S.A.

E-Mail: ekirk(a)aaas.org
FAX:202/289-4958  Tel.:202/326-6493

If you wish to receive further information concerning the conference,
please return this form to:

Sanoma Lee Kellogg
Project on Europe & the Countries of the Former Soviet Union
AAAS
1333 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
U.S.A.

FAX: 202/289-4958; E-mail: skellogg(a)aaas.org

I am interested in attending ______ /presenting my work at ______ the
conference.

Please provide your full name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone
and fax numbers.

Source: Sanoma Lee Kellogg <skellogg(a)aaas.org> (via Daniel Waugh)

CONFERENCE- Seattle-Tashkent Sister City Annual Meeting

Posted: 29 January 1996


CONFERENCE

The Seattle-Tashkent Sister City Association will hold it's annual meeting
on February 6, 1996 7:00PM at the Northwest Puppet Center 9123 15th Ave.
NE.  Seattle, Washington. Everyone is invited to attend.

Program:

 * Evgeni Koshkarev, PhD, Biogeography, Senior Researcher, Institute of
   Biology Urkutsk University/Siberia will speak on "Problems in
   Maintaining Biodiversity in Central Asia"
   Mr. Koshkarev is currently in Seattle at the invitation of the
   International Snow Leopard Trust.

 * Jim Anderson will report on his recent month in Tashkent helping a bank
   set up a small business loan program.

Directions to the NW Puppet Center:  from I-5 North, take the Lake City
Way exit, turn left at 15th Ave. NE and go to the corner of 92nd and 15th.
From I-5 South, take Northgate Way east to 15th Ave. NE, turn right and
proceed south to 92nd.  Free parking is available at the Lakeview Free
Methodist Church on the corner of 94th and 15th Ave. NE.

CONFERENCE- Cultural Studies Symposium

Posted: 23 January 1996


Call for Papers- Symposium on Cultural Studies of Eastern Europe and Eurasia

April 19-20, 1996
University of Michigan

Soyuz, the post-Soviet Studies Group of the American Anthropological
Association, and the Cultural Studies Group at the Center for Russian and
East European Studies at the University of Michigan, announces the sixth
annual symposium for students and scholars planning or conducting research
on Eastern Europe or Eurasia.  This symposium is designed to encourage
cross-disciplinary cultural studies in the region and to offer junior and
senior scholars the opportunity to come together to present work, share
ideas, and develop areas of future cooperation.

The Symposium will consist of presentations in panel format with
discussants.  Authors might have any disciplinary home -- including
anthropology, architecture, art history, economics, geography, gender
studies, history, linguistics, literature, media studies, musicology,
political science or sociology -- but we are especially interested in
papers that reach out across disciplinary boundaries and can address
identity formation, cultural production, societies in transformation or
political culture.

Space in this symposium is limited.  So that we may consider your paper
for this symposium, please send a 1 page abstract of your paper and your
curriculum vitae by February 7, 1996 to both of the following people, and
inquiries to either:

Michael Kennedy
Director, CREES
206 Lane Hall
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1290

Phone: 313-764-0351
Fax:   313-763-4765
E-mail: jula(a)umich.edu


Cathy Wanner
Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology
1800 Lincoln Avenue
University of Evansville
Evansville, IN  47722

Phone: 812-476-4219
Fax: 812-479-2320
E-mail: cw9(a)evansville.edu

CONFERENCE- Australasian Middle East Studies Association

Posted: 21 January 1996


CONFERENCE
The annual conference of the Australasian Middle East Studies Association
(AMESA) will be held in Melbourne at Deakin University's Toorak Campus,
336 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Victoria, 3144, Australia.  The theme of the
conference will be "The Middle East in the World Today".  The date of the
conference is Sat-Sun. 21-22 September 1996.  Expressions of interest may
be sent to:

Dr. Ray Jureidini, School of Social Inquiry, at the above address,
or emailed to rayj(a)deakin.edu.au

CONFERENCE- Central Eurasian Conference

Posted: 16 January 1996


CALL FOR PAPERS

THE THIRD ANNUAL CENTRAL EURASIAN CONFERENCE
AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOMINGTON
MARCH 30, 1996

SPONSORED BY:

THE DEPARTMENT OF CENTRAL EURASIAN STUDIES,
ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL EURASIAN STUDENTS,
AND INNER ASIAN AND URALIC NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER

Graduate students, faculty and independent scholars are invited to submit
abstracts of papers on Central Eurasian issues in all fields.  Abstracts
up to two double spaced pages are due February 23, 1996.  Please indicate
affilaiation, mail address and E-mail address.  Authors of accepted papers
will be notified by March 8.

Please, send abstracts to:

The Third Annual Central Eurasian Conference
Goodbody Hall 157
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
fax: (812) 855-7500
Telephone: (812) 855-9510
E-mail: Johan(a)ucs.indiana.edu

CONFERENCE- Pre-Islamic Central Asia - Indiana University

Posted: 16 January 1996


Colloquium on Pre-Islamic Central Asia at Indiana University

The Colloquium was initiated two years ago by Professor Jan Nattier and
graduate student Aleksander Naymark under the auspices of the Research
Institute for Inner Asian Studies. It serves as a forum for the exchange
of ideas between scholars who are working on issues related to the
history, art and languages of non-Islamic cultures of Central and Inner
Asia prior to the emergence of the Mongol empire.

During the spring semesters of 1994 and 1995 the colloquium hosted sholars
from different areas of the world and USA: Dr.Akhmadali Askarov (Tashkent,
Uzbekistan), Dr.Alois Van Tangerloo (Louven, Belgium), Dr.Boris Staviskii
(Moscow, Russia), Dr.Valentin Shkoda (St.Peterburg, Russia), Dr.Igor
Kormushin (Moscow, Russia), Dr.Gyorgy Kara (Budapest, Hungary-Bloomington,
USA), Dr.David Utz (Philadelphia, USA), Dr.Fredric Hiebert (Boston, USA),
Dr.Steven Collins (Chicago, USA), and invited the lectures of faculty and
graduate students of Indiana University: Dr. Larry Clark, Dr. Michael
Walter, Dr. Jason BeDuhn, Zsuzsanna Gulacsi, Aleksandr Naymark. The
colloquium found a broad audience among the faculty and students of the
Departments of Central Eurasian Studies, Near Eastern Languages and
Cultures, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Anthropology, Religious
Studies, Classical Studies and the History of Art Program. The Research
Institute for Inner Asian Studies together with the Departments of Central
Eurasian Studies, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and Religious
Studies generously provided funds to offset travel expenses of the
non-resident scholars.

In spring of the 1996, the Colloquium on Pre-Islamic Central
Asia meets every Friday, at four p.m. in the RIFIAS Library,
Goodbody Hall, 144. The Schedule of coming talks is to be found
below. If you are interested in participation (several lecture
dates are still availiable in March and April) or have any other
questions, please contact Aleksandr Naymark on E-mail:
anaymark(a)indiana.edu

Friday, January 19
New Discoveries of Manichaean Art and Architecture in Turfan
by Professor Chao Huashan,
Department of Archaeology,
Beijing University,
People's Republic of China

Prof. Chao has spent more than ten years researching the caves
at Bezeklik, Tuyok and Sengim in the Turfan area (Xinjiang,
People's Republic of China). In this lecture he will report on his
finding of Manichaean art and architectural complexes in what had
been regarded as exclusively Buddhist caves. These discoveries
force a reconsideration of the history of these two religions among
the Uygurs.


Friday, January 26
The Extent of Greek Rule in Sogdiana.
by Aleksandr Naymark, doctoral student,
Department of Central Eurasian Studies
and Art History Program
Indiana University, Bloomington

The extant information of Greek authors on the events which
took place in the 3rd century A.D. at the Eastern sphere of
Hellenistic ecumene is sparse and does not permit us to define the
political status of Sogdiana. During the last thirty years quite a
few scholars tried to solve this problem using the numismatic
material: both the Hellenistic coins found in Sogdiana and
imitations produced on local mints. However, due to their different
methodological approaches, scholars have come to absolutely
different conclusions.

Aleksandr Naymark prepared a new extensive list of
Hellenisitic coins found in Sogdiana beginning with the 1820s which
allows a new perspective on this old problem. This talk also will
thouch upon the validity of the information of 19th century travel
accounts regarding coin findings, issue of the coin market in
Russian Colonial Turkestan and methods of reconstructing ancient
political borders on the basis of numismatic materials.

Friday, February 2
Recent Archaeological Discoveries
in Ancient Merv: the Sasanian Period
by Aleksandr Nikitin,
Curator in Oriental Division,
State Hermitage, St.Peterburg, Russia

Aleksandr Nikitin is one of the world's best specialists on
Sasanian numismatics and Pahlavi epigraphics and author of over 50
major scholarly publications. His talk will concentrate on the
results of the recent explorations in Margiana conducted by a
British, Russian and Turkmen archaeological team within the
framework of the international Merv project.


Friday, February 9
Was There an Uygur Buddhist Canon?
Johan Elverskog,
doctoral student,
Department of Central Eurasian Studies,
Indiana University, Bloomington

Johan Elverskog has recently prepared for publication a
complete survey of the identified Uygur Buddhist texts from Turfan
and Dunhuang areas, including a full bibliography of their
scholarly publications. On the basis of this research he will
outline the history of the Uygur conversion to Buddhism, and the
translation of Buddhist texts into Uygur from the 8th to 14th
centuries.

CONFERENCE- Ethnic Diversity in China

Posted: 13 January 1996


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

NEH FUNDED SUMMER SEMINAR IN HAWAII, SUMMER 1996

"ETHNIC DIVERSITY IN CHINA: THE POLITICS OF CULTURAL IDENTITY"

Dru C. Gladney (East-West Center and the University of Hawai'i)
and Prasenjit Duara (University of Chicago) announce their National
Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) funded Summer Seminar for College
Teachers on "Ethnic Diversity in China: The Politics of Cultural
Identity," July 8 - August 8, 1995, in Honolulu.  While China will be the
subject matter, various approaches to ethnicity and nationalism will be
examined as to their relevance to the Asian experience of nation-building.
Stipends of $2825 for the five-week seminar are provided by NEH.

For complete information and application forms, contact:

Wendy Nohara
Tel: 808-944-7639; Fax: 808-944-7070;
Email: noharaw%ewc.bitnet(a)cmsa.berkeley.edu

Application Deadline is March 1, 1996.

Source:
Dru C. Gladney, Research Fellow, Program for Cultural Studies,
East-West Center, 1777 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848
Tel: 808-944-7367  Fax: 808-944-7333  Home Tel/Fax: 808-922-2890
Email: dru(a)uhunix.uhcc.hawaii.edu


CALL FOR PAPERS- THE EIGHTH CONFERENCE ON THE CULTURES OF CAUCASIA

Saturday-Sunday, 10-11 May 1997

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures of the University of
Chicago and the Society for the Study of Caucasia announce the Eighth
Conference on the Cultures of Caucasia, to be held Saturday-Sunday, May
10-11, 1997. The conference will immediately follow the Tenth Biennial
Non-Slavic Language Conference, scheduled for May 8-10, 1993.

The conference will cover all areas of folklore, literature, art, music,
ethnography, history, political science, economics, and sociology of the
peoples of the North and South Caucasus. (Papers on linguistics will be
presented at the NSL Conference.) Each paper will have thirty minutes
allotted for presentation and discussion. Papers must be presented in
English. We invite you to submit an abstract of no more than one page for
consideration for inclusion in the program to the above address by October
1, 1996. Please also send a copy of your abstract on a floppy disk
(preferably 3.5" (90 mm.)) or submit your abstract by e-mail. You will be
notified if your paper has been accepted for presentation by 1 November
1996. Advanced graduate students are particularly encouraged to submit
abstracts.

To submit abstracts or for further information, please contact conference
organizer:

Howard I. Aronson c/o
Dept. of Slavic Languages & Literatures
University of Chicago
1130 E. 59th St
Chicago, IL 60637

or, preferably, reply by e-mail to: hia5(a)midway.uchicgo.edu

In replying, please indicate:
 * your name
 * address
 * affiliation
 * whether you are submitting/will submit an abstract
 * title of proposed paper
 * discipline(s) and cultures dealt with
 * if not submitting an abstract, do you want to be included in our
   mailing list?

Source:
Howard I. Aronson
Slavic Langs & Lits, Univ of Chicago
1130 East 59th St
Chicago, IL 60637
Office: 312-702-7734
Home:   312-935-7535
Slavic: 312-702-8033
e-mail: hia5(a)midway.uchicago.edu

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