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Central-Eurasia-L Announcement Archive
2. Conferences and Lecture Series
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LECTURE- Ambassador Eileen Malloy, Fletcher School, Tufts University

Posted by: Mark Hannafin <mhannafi(a)emerald.tufts.edu>
Posted: 8 Nov 1997


LECTURE- Ambassador Eileen Malloy, Fletcher School, Tufts Univ.

November 18, 1997 5:00PM
Cabot Hall Packard Avenue
The Fletcher School Of Law And Diplomacy, Tufts University
Medford, Mass.

The Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization Program at Fletcher presents
Ambassador Eileen A. Malloy, United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of
State for European and Canadian Affairs who will speak on "The Silk Road
Revival: US Policy towards Trade between Eastern Europe and Central Asia"
on November 18 at 5:00PM in Cabot 702. Ambassador Malloy is former US
Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic from 1994 to 1997. Currently, her duties
include policy oversight of relations with 19 countries of Central and
Eastern European countries, plus liason with special representatives
working on the Bosnia Peace Process and the Southeastern European
Cooperative Initiative. She has served in the US Embassy in Moscow, most
recently as Chief, Arms Control Implementation Unit. The Ambassador's talk
will be followed by question and answer. Wine and cheese to follow.

CALL FOR PAPERS- Central and Inner Asia Seminar, Toronto

Posted by: Michael Gervers <102063.2152(a)compuserve.com>
Posted: 5 Nov 1997


CALL FOR PAPERS, & PROFILE- Central and Inner Asia Seminar, University
of Toronto, "The Social and Cultural Context of Nomadic Technology, Ancient
and Modern"

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 at that time began sponsoring a
regular series of annual lectures.  In 1993 the individual lectures were
replaced by an annual seminar and the proceedings from these have been
printed in two volumes of working papers. A third volume is scheduled for
publication in the spring of 1998.

The next CIAS seminar is scheduled to take place at the University of
Toronto on Friday and Saturday, 1-2 May 1998.  The subject of discussion is
"THE SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT OF NOMADIC TECHNOLOGY, ANCIENT AND
MODERN".  The organizers would welcome proposals for presentations on this
subject, which may be interpreted broadly. By focussing on the cultural
context of technology, we hope to throw some light not only on how nomads
do things, but also what they think about what they're doing. We would also
like to touch on such questions as how technological needs are met and will
the contemporary world accommodate this lifestyle.  There is also room for
terminological studies and for the evaluation of the evidence of past
material culture.  Proposals for presentations may be sent to Professor
Michael Gervers (102063.2152(a)compuserve.com).

While participants will be responsible for their travel and living
expenses, the organizers will make every effort to facilitate the stay in
Toronto and, upon request, to advise about the availability of modestly
priced accommodation.

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. 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 and especially for the publication of
the annual proceedings. Suggestions regarding additional sources of funding
would be welcomed.

Further information may be obtained:

1) from the CIAS website: http://www.utoronto.ca/deeds/cias/

2) from the organizers of the Seminar:

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

3) by writing to:

Central and Inner Asia Seminar
c/o The DEEDS Project
Rm. 14290 Robarts Library
130 St. George St.
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada  M5S 3H1

CONFERENCE- Barnaul Conference on Russia, Siberia and Central Asia

Posted by: Vladimir S Boyko <boyko(a)history.bspu.altai.su>
Posted: 5 Nov 1997


CONFERENCE- Barnaul Conference on Russia, Siberia and Central Asia

The Regional conference "Russia, Siberia, and Central Asia: The
Interrelation of Peoples and Cultures" was held October 14, 1997 at Barnaul
State Pedagogical University (Barnaul, Russia).  The conference was
organized by the non-profit research laboratory "Russia and East",
functioning about two years under Department of History of the
above-mentioned University.  The program of the conference listed the
following papers and reports:

A. P. Umansky (Barnaul State Pedagogical University -BSPU).  Vassili
Litasov's legation to Jungharia in 1664-1665.

O. V. Boronin (Altai State University-ASU).  On the problem of the role of
"tshuya" twofold tributes in border trade with Tsin empire in XVIII-the
middle of XIX centuries.

E. A. Zakharov (ASU).  The Character and the peculiarities of Tsin
religious politics in Mongolia and Tibet during XVII-XVIII centuries.

S. B. Kozhirova (Almati State University).  Russian trade in Xinjiang after
concluding Kulja agreement of 1851.

V. P. Zinivyiev (Tomsk State University).  Kazakhs of the Chuy Valley (the
end of XIX-the beginning of XX).

G. M. Tokhmetova (Kazakh University Semey).  Russian democratic culture and
great Kazakh scholar Chokan Valikhanov.

S. A. Yugova (ASU).  Russian-West Mongolian trade (on the source collection
of P. E. Semyanov, the end of XIX-the beginning of XX)

V. A. Moiseev (ASU).  Xinjiang on the meeting-point of XIX-XX centuries
(Kazakhs of Ili district).

V. S. Boyko (BSPU).  "Ibragimovshshina": military-political activities of
Central Asian emigres in Afghanistan during 1920s-1930s.

V. A. Barmin (BSPU).  Some issues of interrelation of Soviet Union and
China province Xinjiang in 1921-1931.

L. M. Zhampeisova (Kazakh University Semey).  The trade unites the nations
and the countries.

M. A. Demin (BSPU).  Some historiographical problems of Siberian colonization.

V. G. Datsishen (Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University).  Turkestan
sector of Russian-Chinese border during conflict of 1900.

Z. S. Ionina (BSPU).  Dj. Neru on spiritual culture of ancient India.

T. A. Shemetova (BSPU).  German politics towards Turkey in the last third
of XIX century.

N. A. Levotshkina (Omsk State University).  The expression of
ethno-cultural processes in traditional choreographic art of Siberian Tartars.

The abstracts of the most part of above-mentioned reports were published as
a brochure on the eve of the conference under common title "Russia,
Siberia, and the States of Central Asia (The interrelation of nations and
the peoples)".

CALL FOR PAPERS- International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS)

Posted by: NVAPS- Helga Lasschuijt <nvaps(a)RULLET.LeidenUniv.NL>
Posted: 3 Nov 1997


CALL FOR PAPERS & PANELS- International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS)
Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, 25-28 June 1998

All Asia scholars around the world are invited to participate in the first
International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS), to be held in
Noordwijkerhout (near Leiden) in the Netherlands from 25-28 June 1998.

The Formal Programme of the ICAS will be devoted to sessions, which will be
selected from proposals from the field.  Proposals can be of two basic types:

Organised Sessions

Each session will last two hours. A variety of formats are possible: the
classic panel of 3-4 scholarly papers and 1-2 discussants, and the
roundtable of up to six scholars talking informally about a topic. However,
we encourage innovative formats that will stimulate discussion including
the audience. Regardless of format, to the extent possible all sessions
will try to establish dialogue across borders of nationality, discipline,
region studied, or conceptual approach. The majority of sessions should
have a good mix of presenters from Europe, the United States, and
elsewhere, and many sessions will compare a topic (perhaps a very specific
one) across regions of Asia (and the rest of the world) or treat a problem
from several disciplinary angles. Organisers are also asked to consider
gender, ethnic, and institutional balance.

Individual Presentations

Individual presentations may be in one of two formats. The preferred format
is a poster, which normally combines the outline of a paper with
photographs or graphic materials. Posters will be displayed for two hours,
during which time the presenter will be there for discussion. Experience at
many meetings has proven that posters are the best medium for intense
discussion of a specific project by a few people. The other format is an
individual paper to be read. We will do our best to group these into
reasonably coherent sessions, but experience indicates that such sessions
often do not attract much of an audience and tend to be rather fragmented.
Therefore, individual paper proposals will be given lower priority, or in
some cases a poster may be suggested. A single form is provided for both
types of Individual Presentation proposals. All requested information must
be provided and it must be submitted with a 250 word abstract.

The proposals for the Informal Programme can be of any kind: meetings in
conjunction, book presentations, film or video screenings, receptions,
parties, and so forth. All proposals must be at ICAS secretariat by 1
October 1997.

DEADLINES:

Submissions: All proposals must arrive at ICAS secretariat by 1 October 1997
[SPECIAL NOTE: A special exception has been granted to those who find out
about this Convention via CentralAsia-L, to allow for the delay in this
posting.  Proposal submissions in response to this notice will be accepted
if received VIA E-MAIL BEFORE NOVEMBER 12.  CA-L]

Presenters: pre-registration for participants in Formal Programme until 15
January 1998
Pre-registration: general pre-registration at reduced fee until 1 April 1998

For full information about the conference, including Registration Fees,
Hotel and Conference Location, Bulletin Board, and Electronic Forms, see
the conference web site at:
http://iias.leidenuniv.nl/conferences/icas

A list of all selected panels, roundtables, papers and poster will be
available through the ICAS website as of December.

If you have any questions, please contact Helga Lasschuijt, ICAS Co-ordinator


Dr. Helga Lasschuijt
ICAS Co-ordinator
ICAS Secretariat
c/o IIAS
P.O. Box 9515
2300 RA  Leiden
The Netherlands
Tel +31 71 527 2227
Fax +31 71 527 4162
Email nvaps(a)rullet.leidenuniv.nl

VISIT THE ICAS WEBSITE AT
http://iias.leidenuniv.nl/conferences/icas

CALL FOR PAPERS- Iran and the Region, 16th Annual CIRA Conference

Posted by: Nader Entessar <entessar(a)azalea.shc.edu>
Posted: 31 Oct 1997


CALL FOR PAPERS- Iran and the Region, 16th Annual CIRA Conference

Iran and the Region: Past, Present and Future Relations with Its Neighbors
Sixteenth Annual Conference of the
Center for Iranian Research and Analysis (CIRA)

Middle East Studies Center, Portland State University
April 24-25, 1998

In addition to proposals dealing directly with the main theme of the
conference, the Program Committee welcomes submission of paper abstracts
and panel proposals on all social, political, historical, economic,
literary and artistic issues related to Iran, the Middle East, and Central
Asia.

The Program Committee welcomes proposals for preorganized panels and
workshops, as well as for individual papers.  Please submit an abstract
(300-400 words), paper title, and your name and complete address (including
e-mail address, if available) no later than JANUARY 12, 1998 to:

Dr. Nader Entessar
Professor & Chair
Dept. of Political Science & Law
Spring Hill College
4000 Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL 36608-1791   USA
Tel: (334) 380-3051
Fax: (334) 460-2184
E-mail: entessar(a)azalea.shc.edu

For further information, please visit the conference's web site located at:
http://www-adm.pdx.edu/user/mesc/cira/

LECTURE- Stefano Carboni, Islamic Art, NYU, November 6

Posted by: Alison Feldman <feldmana(a)is.nyu.edu>
Posted: 30 Oct 1997


LECTURE- Stefano Carboni, 14th Century Islamic Art, Kevorkian Center NYU

Thursday, November 6, 6:30 pm, Ettinghausen Library, Kevorkian Center
"A Time of Change: The Arts of Iran in the 14th Century and their Impact on
Egypt"

Stefano Carboni, Islamic Art Dept., Metropolitan Museum of Art
*Sponsored by the Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, NYU
and the Indo-Mongolian Society of New York*

The Kevorkian Center is located at 50 Washington Square South (a) Sullivan
Street.
For more information, call the Center at 212-998-8877.


Alison Feldman
Associate Director/Outreach Coordinator
Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
New York University
50 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012-1073
212-998-8872 phone
212-995-4144 fax
feldmana(a)is.nyu.edu

SEMINAR- Dunhuang Art and Society, Dunhuang, China, June-July 1998

Posted by: Adela C. Y. Lee <alee(a)silk-road.com>
Posted: 29 Oct 1997


SEMINAR- Dunhuang Art and Society
   Dunhuang, China
   June 22 - July 17, 1998 (4 weeks)

THE INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR

Silkroad Foundation and the Dunhuang Research Academy will sponsor and
conduct a special seminar next year at Dunhuang, China. It will bring
together scholars from the US and China to lecture and discuss the Dunhuang
Buddhist art, history and cultures. The program will include the lectures,
visits to the caves, museums and galleries, and the field research updates.
A detailed program and schedule will be available later.


INVITED SPEAKERS AND PARTICIPANTS

Invited speakers and participants will include Dr. Albert Dien, Dr. Wu Hung,
Dr. Ning Qiang, Dr. Marylin Rhie, and Dr. Marsha Weidner from the US and
Duan Wenjie, Fan Jinshi, Shi Weixiang, Peng Jinzhang, Ma De, Yang Xiong, and
Li Zuixiong, etc. from China.

LOCATION

The Seminar will be held at Dunhuang, China

ACCOMMODATION

The Guest House at the Dunhuang Research Academy - $15 per day
(double occupancy). Additional $10 for 3 meals per day

SEMINAR FEE

The total fee is US$1000. The fee covers all seminar events over the four
weeks. The weekend trips to visit the neighboring caves ( ex. Yulin) are
optinal and the cost is not included.

CALL FOR PANELS- AAASS Convention, Boca Raton, Fla., Sept. 24-27 1998

Posted by: Carol Saivetz <saivetz(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 29 Oct 1997


CALL FOR PANELS & ROUNDTABLES- AAASS 30th National Convention
Boca Raton, Florida, September 24-27, 1998

The American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS)
announces a call for panels and roundtables for its 30th annual convention
to be held in Boca Raton, Florida from September 24-27, 1998.  Proposals
will be accepted only for completed panels and roundtables.  Panels should
include a chair, three papers, and one or two discussants.  Roundtables
should include a chair and up to five participants.

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ALL PROPOSALS IS DECEMBER 9, 1997.  Proposals
should be sent on the appropriate forms to Wendy Walker, Convention
Coordinator, AAASS, 8 Story St., Cambridge, MA 02138.

For more information and for forms see our website at:
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~aaass or call or e-mail the Association:
phone 617-495-0677; aaass(a)hcs.harvard.edu

CONFERENCE- AAASS 29th National Convention, 20-23 November 1997, Seattle

Posted by: American Assoc for the Advancement of Slavic Studies <aaass(a)hcs.harvard.edu>
Posted: 29 Oct 1997


CONFERENCE- AAASS 29th National Convention, 20-23 Nov. 1997, Seattle

The following is a list of panels and papers that may be of interest to
those focusing on Central Asia and the Caucasus.  Of course, there are
other panels which cover the themes of this region in a broader way.

For further information about the convention, contact:

American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies
8 Story Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

Tel.: 617-495-0677
Fax:  617-495-0680
E-mail: aaass(a)hcs.harvard.edu
WWW:  http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~aaass/


Session 1 - Nov 20th - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

1-01 Mass Media and the Transformations: Can There be a Better Transition?
     - Metropolitan Ballroom
Maureen J. Nemecek, Oklahoma State U
     "Central Asia: Is There a Future?"

1-12 Defying Classification: Charting and Challenging the Boundaries of
     Social Categories in Imperial and Soviet Russia - Suite 416
Paul Werth, U of Nevada, Las Vegas
     "Apostasy, Schism, and Heresy: Baptized Tatars, Islam, and Challenges
     to Russian Categories of Religious Affiliation and Deviance, 1840s-
     1870s"


Session 2 - Nov 20th - 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

2-14 Rus' and the Tatar World: Problems of Coexistence and Cultural
     Identity - Suite 424
Chair: David Goldfrank, Georgetown U
Papers: Beatrice Forbes Manz, Tufts U
     "Development of New Mongol Identities in the 15th Century"
Lawrence Langer, U of Connecticut
     "Warfare in Medieval Rus' and Tatar-Rus' Relations, 1240-1500"
Don Ostrowski, Harvard U
     "Recreating Identity: Kaidakul/Peter, Tsarevich"
Discussant(s): Uli Schamiloglu, U of Wisconsin, Madison


Session 3 - Nov 20th - 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

3-21 Orientalism in Russian Music and Art - Suite 430
Chair: Elizabeth Kridl Valkenier, Columbia U
Papers: Pamela Kachurin, Indiana U
     "Off With Their Heads!: Decapitation and Display in the Art of V.V.
     Vereshchagin"
David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Yale U
     "Prince Igor and General Skobelev: Opera as Metaphor for Conquest in
     Late Imperial Russia"
Anne Swartz, Baruch College, CUNY
     "Russian Music and the Conquest of Central Asia"
Discussant(s): Daniel Brower, U of Calif, Davis

3-23 Integration and Disintegration in the Former Soviet Space - Guest Suite
Papers: Dominique Arel, Brown U
     "Does Culture Matter? Russian Linguistics and Civilizational Ties vs.
     Disintegrative Trends in the Near Abroad"
Peter Rutland, Wesleyan U
     "Russian Economic Ties with the Near Abroad: Neoimperialism or Healthy
     Partnership?"
Stephen D. Shenfield, Brown U
     "Prospects of Integration: Perception of Political Elites"
Discussant(s): Bruce Bassett Parrott, Johns Hopkins U


Session 4 - Nov 21st - 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

4-17 Orientalism and Empire - Poplar
Chair: Eric Naiman, UC Berkeley
Papers: Kenneth Church, U of Michigan
     "Genus or Species? Conceptualizing Cultural Essence in Late 19th
     Century Enthographies of Georgia"
Nathaniel Knight, U of New Hampshire
     "Grigor'ev in Orenburg: A Case Study in Orientalism and Empire"
Harsha Ram, U of Calif, Berkeley
     "Griboedov in Transcaucasia: The Ambiguities of a Career"
Discussant(s): Austin Jersild, Old Dominion U

4-21 Chingiz Aitmatov in the Central Asian Context - Suite 430
Chair: Ilse Laude-Cirtautas, U of Washington
Papers: Paul Alan Goble, Potomac Foundation
     "The Recovery of Memory: Chingiz Aitmatov and the Development of
     Post-Soviet Central Asia"
Alma Kunanbayeva, U of Washington
     "Chingiz Aitmatov and Central Asian Oral Traditions"
Dana Sherry, Central European University
     "Tradition and Technology in the Works of Chingiz Aitmatov"
Discussant(s): Anthony James Qualin, Texas Tech U


Session 5 - Nov 21st - 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

5-04 The Dynamics of Russian Policy in Asia - (Roundtable) - West Ballroom B
Chair: Stephen Blank, US Army War College
Participants: Sherman Garnett, Carnegie Endowment for Intl Peace
Jacob Walter Kipp, US Army
Sonia Ben Oaghram, Ecole des Hautes Etudes, Maison des Sciences de L'Homme
     (France)
Jacque Sapir, Ecole Des Hautes Etudes, Maison des Sciences de L'Homme (France)


Session 6 - Nov 21st - 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Meeting: American Association of Central Asian Research - Guest Suite

6-21 Orientalism and Russian Literature - Suite 430
Chair: Monika Frenkel Greenleaf, Stanford U
Papers: Walter Comins-Richmond, Occidental College
     "Cultural Effacement in Lermontov's 'Geroi Nashego Vremeni'"
Katya Hokanson, U of Oregon
     "Orientalism as a Career: Senkovsky and Uvarov"
Halimur Khan, Wayne State U
     "Dreaming of Islam: Dostoevsky's Vision of a New Russia in 'Crime and
     Punishment'"
Discussant(s): Byron Lindsey, U of New Mexico


Session 9 - Nov 22nd - 8:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

9-01 Ethnicity and Security: The Impact of NATO Expansion - Metropolitan
     Ballroom
Elkhan Nuriyev, Western U (Azerbaijan)
     "Regional Conflicts and the Geopolitics of NATO Expansion: The Cases
     of the Caucasus"

9-12 Administration and Empire: The Case of Central Asia at the End of the
     Tsarist Regime - Suite 416
Chair: Daniel Brower, U of Calif, Davis
Papers: Catherine B. Clay, Shippensburg University
     "Ethnography & Administration in the Imperial South East: Links
     Between Naval Ministry Ethnographers & Officialdom in the Frontier
     Provinces, 1855-62"
Muriel Joffe, George Washington U/CIES
     "Diamond in the Rough: The State, Entrepreneurs and Turkestan's Hidden
     Resources"
Peter R. Weisensel, Macalester College
     "Diverse Views of Empire: Discord in the Imperial Ministries Over the
Administration of Turkestan, 1867-1914"
Discussant(s): Don Karl Rowney, Bowling Green State U


Session 10 - Nov 22nd - 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

10-15 Focus on the Volga-Urals: Identity Formation and the Building of
     National Communities Among Non-Russians in Historical Perspective -
Suite 428
Chair: Edward J. Lazzerini, U of New Orleans
Papers: Allen Frank
     "The Tariki-Astrakhan of Jihanshah Hajjitarkhani: A Shrine Guide and
     History of the City of Astrakhan"
Katherine Graney, U Wisconsin, Madison
     "State and Nation Building in Post-Soviet Russia: The Politics of
     Culture and Education in Tatarstan and Bashkortostan"
Dawn E. Nowacki, Linfield College
     "Continuities in Pre-and Post-Soviet Tatar and Bashkir National
     Identities and Political Orientation"
Discussant(s): Steven Duke, Indiana U
     Daniel Schafer, Belmont U


Session 11 - Nov 22nd - 1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

11-12 Sergei Bodrov's 'Prisoner of the Caucasus': Three Contexts of a
     Future Classic - Suite 416
Chair: Louis Menashe, Polytechnic U, NY
Papers: Tony Anemone, College of William and Mary
     "Prisoners of the Caucasus, Then and Now: Literary Antecedents,
     Cinematic Descendants"
Ludmila A. Z. Pruner, US Naval Academy
     "The Power of One: 'The Prisoner of the Caucasus' and the Russian Film
     Industry"
Peter Scotto, Mt. Holyoke College
     "Bodrov's 'Prisoner of the Caucasus' and the Theater of War"
Discussant(s): Dragan Kujundzic, U of Memphis


Session 12 - Nov 22nd - 3:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

12-04 After the Empire: Challenges for Sustainable Sovereignity in Central
     Asia - West Ballroom B
Chair: Martha Brill Olcott, Colgate University
Papers: Ariel Cohen, Heritage Foundation
     "Theory of Post-Imperial Space and the Case of Central Asia"
Nancy Lubin, JNA Associates, Inc.
     "Ethnic Conflict in Central Asia"
S. Frederick Starr, Center for Central Asian Studies
     "Breaking Out: Communications, Transportation and Central Asian
     Sovereignity"
Discussant(s): Charles Herron Fairbanks, Jr.


Session 14 - Nov 23rd - 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

14-09 Center-Periphery Relations in Russia II - Douglas
Chair: Daniel R. Kempton, Northern Illinois U
Papers: Ann Robertson, George Washington U
     "Center-Periphery Relations: A Comparison of Chechnya and Tatarstan"
John W. Slocum, U of Oklahoma
     "Russian Neo-Federalism: The Case of Tatarstan"
Discussant(s): David Woodruff, MIT

14-17 Through Russian Eyes: Representations of Asia at the Turn of the 20th
     Century - Poplar
Chair: Birgitta Ingemanson, Washington State U
Papers: David Koester, Columbia U
     "Kamchatka in the Early 20th Century: Perspectives from Indigenous
     Writings"
M. Louise Loe, James Madison U
     "Asian Portraits in the Diary of N.G. Garin-Mikhailovskii"
Lynda Y. Park, U of Michigan
     "A Sibiriak in Inner Asia: G.N. Potanin's Expeditions in Mongolia"
Discussant(s): David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Yale U


Session 15 - Nov 23rd - 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

15-05 Travel and Discovery in Russian Literature - Aspen
Byron Lindsey, U of New Mexico
     "Fatal Attractions: Aspects of Orientalism in Makanin's 'Prisoner From
     the Caucasus'"

15-09 State, Society and Identity Construction in Post-Communist Politics -
     Douglas
Chair: Rasma Karklins, U of Illinois, Chicago
Papers: William Fierman, Indiana U
     "Identity Construction in Kazakstan"
Azade-Ayse Rorlich, U of Southern Calif
     "Identity Construction in Tatarstan"
Discussant(s): Teresa Rakowska-Harmstone, Harvard U


Session 16 - Nov 23rd - 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

16-06 Issues of State-Building in Central Asia - (Roundtable) - East
     Ballroom A
Chair: Roger David Kangas, John Hopkins U
Participants: Henry E. Hale, Harvard U
Pauline Jones Luong, Harvard U
Eric L. Taylor, U of Mississippi
Erika Weinthal, Columbia U

CONFERENCE- Middle Eastern Natural Environments, Yale University, Oct. 30-Nov. 1

Posted by: Magnus Thorkell Bernhardsson <magnus.bernhardsson(a)yale.edu>
Posted: 28 Oct 1997


CONFERENCE- Transformations of Middle Eastern Natural Environments:
        Legacies and Lessons
        Yale University, Center for International and Area Studies
        October 30 - November 1, 1997

The Council on Middle East Studies at Yale University is pleased to
announce its intention to hold a conference on Middle Eastern environmental
issues from October 30 through November 1, 1997.  Entitled "Transformations
of Middle Eastern Natural Environments: Legacies and Lessons," the
conference aims to bring together a broad range of scholars and specialists
from the Middle East, Europe, and North America with the goal of assessing
contemporary understandings of the complex relationship between humanity
and nature in this important region of the world.

More information on the conference may be found on the WWW:
http://www.yale.edu/ycias/cmes/environment/index.html

The conference will be held at the Yale Center for International and Area
Studies, at Henry Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut.

For more information contact the Council (203)432-6252.  You can also email
the conference organizers Magnus Thorkell Bernhardsson
<magnus.bernhardsson(a)yale.edu> or Roger Kenna <roger.kenna(a)yale.edu>.

CONFERENCE- 1st Int'l Avesta Conf., Zoroastrian Educ. & Res. Society

Posted by: John Schoeberlein <schoeber(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 28 Oct 1997


CONFERENCE- First International Avesta Conference
        Zoroastrian Education and Research Society

The First International Avesta Conference "Perceptions and Reflections into
Avestan Literature and Practices" will take place Saturday, November 15 -
Monday, November 17, 1997 at the Sheraton Tara Hotel, Framingham,
Massachusetts.

For registration and further information, please call:
(610) 589-5419, (508) 443-6858, (713) 870-9317.

CONFERENCE- 2nd Biennial Conf. on Iranian Studies (AIIS & SIS), May 1998

Posted by: Kambiz Eslami <keslami(a)phoenix.princeton.edu>
Date: 27 Oct 1997


CONFERENCE- Second Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies
        May 22-24, 1998, Bethesda Hyatt Regency, Bethesda, MD, USA

Sponsored by
The American Institute of Iranian Studies (AIIS)
The Society for Iranian Studies (SIS)

In order to promote scholarly investigations of all areas of Iranian
studies broadly conceived, the American Institute of Iranian Studies (AIIS)
and the Society for Iranian Studies (SIS) are jointly organizing the Second
Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies, to be held in Bethesda, Maryland,
May 22-24, 1998.  It is hoped that the proposed conference will result in
the widest possible gathering yet of scholars working on all areas of
Iranian Studies, in all academic disciplines covering all historical
periods.  The Washington, D. C. area has been selected as the site of the
Conference because of its centrality and in order to emphasize the
continuity of this conference with the previous one held in May 1993.

Panels will cover all aspects of Iranian studies, including established
academic disciplines such as art and art history, architecture,
contemporary arts and crafts, history, politics and diplomacy, philosophy
and religion, languages and literatures, anthropology and folklore studies,
economics and economic history, and women's studies.  However, panels will
not be limited to these, and new areas of investigation and novel
approaches to the more traditional fields will receive particular
attention.  Colleagues are therefore encouraged to submit proposals in all
areas of their interest, especially those which they feel have not received
deserved attention in past conferences.

The Society for Iranian Studies urges all its members and other scholars
interested in presenting papers at the Conference to send the abstracts of
their papers to the Chair of the Program Committee by November 15, 1997:

     Professor Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak
     University of Washington, Box 353120
     Seattle, WA  98195
     Phone: (206) 543-7145  Fax: (206) 685-7936
     E-mail: karimi(a)u.washington.edu

The Society encourages all individuals interested in attending the
conference to register for the conference and make their reservation as
soon as possible.  To register, please fill in the Registration Form at the
SIS web site:
        http://www.iranian-studies.org/Conference.html

To make hotel reservations, contact Hyatt Regency Hotels directly at
1-800-233-1234 or the official conference site at the following address:

Bethesda Hyatt Regency
One Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD  20814
U.S.A.
Phone: (301) 657-1234
Fax: (301) 657-6478

For all other questions or inquiries, contact Kambiz Eslami
<keslami(a)phoenix.princeton.edu>, SIS Executive Secretary.

LECTURE- MONDAY: Relations between India & Mongolia, Sh. Bira, NYU

Posted by: Alison Feldman <feldmana(a)is.nyu.edu>
Posted: 26 Oct 1997


Monday, October 27, 6:30 pm, Stephen Chan Auditorium
"Historical and Religious Relationships between India and Mongolia"
Shagdaryn Bira, Secretary-General, Int'l. Association for Mongol Studies


**The Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies is located at 50 Washington
Square South (a) Sullivan Street. Call the Center at 212-998-8877 for more
information.**


Alison Feldman
Associate Director/Outreach Coordinator
Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
New York University
50 Washington Square South
New York, N.Y.  10012-1073
212-998-8872 phone
212-995-4144 fax
feldmana(a)is.nyu.edu

LECTURES- Central Asia History/Islamic Art at NYU

Posted by: Alison Feldman <feldmana(a)is.nyu.edu>
Posted: 26 Oct 1997


LECTURES- Central Asia History/Islamic Art at NYU

Thursday, November 6, 6:30 pm, Stephen Chan Auditorium
"A Time of Change: The Arts of Iran in the 14th Century and Their Impact on
Egypt"
Stefano Carboni, Islamic Art Dept., Metropolitan Museum
**Co-sponsored with the Indo-Mongolian Society of New York**

Friday, December 5, 6:30 p.m., Stephen Chan Auditorium
"Akbar's Search for History in the Copies of the Chengiz-name (book of
Genghis Khan)"
Sheila Blair, Independent scholar & co-author, Islamic Arts
**Co-sponsored with the Indo-Mongolian Society of New York**

All events are held at the Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, 50
Washington Square South (a) Sullivan Street. For more information, call
212-998-8877.


Alison Feldman
Associate Director/Outreach Coordinator
Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
New York University
50 Washington Square South
New York, N.Y.  10012-1073
212-998-8872 phone
212-995-4144 fax
feldmana(a)is.nyu.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS- ASN Convention, Reassessing the Transition, Apr 1998

Posted by: Dominique Arel <Dominique_Arel(a)Brown.edu>
Posted: 23 Oct 1997


CALL FOR PAPERS- ASN Convention, Reassessing the Transition, April 1998

"Reassessing the Transition: Democracy, Market, and the Nation"
ASN 3rd Annual Convention
International Affairs Building,
Columbia University, NY
Sponsored by the Harriman Institute
16-19 April 1997

The ASN Annual Convention has become the essential meeting point and "talk
shop" for the academic and policymaking communities interested in issues of
national identity, ethnic conflict and state-building in the post-Communist
world. The Convention has been steadily growing since its inception in
1996, boasting over 350 participants and 45 panels in 1997. Convention
participants come from a broad array of professional backgrounds: political
scientists, economists, historians, sociologists, linguists, journalists,
policy makers, and diplomats among others. The Convention is also
attracting an ever larger group of participants from outside North America,
particularly from Europe and Eurasia.

As before, the Convention will be hosted by the Harriman Institute at
Columbia University. The Harriman and ASN share a long history of close
cooperation, going back to the successful series of joint annual seminars
in the late 1980s/early 1990s discussing the rise of nationalities and the
unraveling of the Soviet Empire.

Although ASN as an organisation focuses, as its area of expertise, on East
Central Europe and Eurasia, papers and panels engaging in cross-area
comparisons are most welcome. Proposals for panels whose participants come
from different disciplines are also encouraged.

Application Procedures:

Proposals can be either for complete panels, roundtables or for individual
papers. The proposals for panels must include a chair, no more than three
paper givers, and one discussant. Proposals for roundtables must include a
chair and no more than four participants. Please note that participants can
only deliver one paper, and can only appear, in various capacities, on a
maximum of two panels.

Applicants must include the following information on their registration forms:

     For a panel:
     * The title of the panel
     * The name, affiliation, phone, fax, and email of the organizer

     (applicant), of all paper-givers (along with the title of their
       papers), of the chair, and of the discussant(s)
     * Whether audiovisual equipment (projector and screen) will be required

     For a roundtable:
     * The title of the roundtable
     * The name, affiliation, phone, fax, and email of the organizer, the
       chair, and all participants

     For an individual paper:
     * The title of the paper and the name, affiliation, phone, fax and
       email of its author

In order to accept individual submissions, the Program Committee may add
individual papers to existing panels. This is why full contact coordinates,
particularly email, are critical in the submissions.

The proposals must be sent, by email, fax or regular mail, to the Program
Chairs:

North America:
Dominique Arel
Watson Institute
Brown University, Box 1970
Two Stimson Ave.
Providence, RI 02912   USA
(401) 863 9296 tel
(401) 863 1270 fax
email: darel(a)brown.edu

Europe:
Sophia Clement
Union de l'Europe Occidentale
Institut d'Etudes de Securite
75775 Paris Cedex 16
France
(33 1) 53 67 22 00 tel
(33 1) 53 67 81 78 fax
email: weu_iss(a)compuserve.com
     (c/o Clement)

The deadline for the receipt of all proposals is 12 December 1997.

To obtain registration forms, or for any question regarding the convention
program, please feel free to contact the Program Chairs.

LECTURE- David Anthony, Steppe Horseback Riders, UC Berkeley

Posted by: Jeannine Davis-Kimball <jkimball(a)megamed.com>
Posted: 20 Oct 1997


LECTURE- David Anthony, Steppe Horseback Riders, UC Berkeley

Prof. David Anthony will speak at 7:30 pm, Nov. 2, 160 Kroeber Hall, U.C.
Berkeley Campus, on " The Earliest Horseback Riders and Chaioteers: Evidence
from the Steppes."  Sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America.
The lecture is free and open to the public.

CONFERENCE- Turkmenistan Oil & Gas, Houston, Texas, Nov. 4, 1997

Posted by: Joan Morgan <morganj(a)usita.gov>
Posted: 20 Oct 1997


CONFERENCE- Turkmenistan Oil & Gas, Houston, Texas, Nov. 4, 1997

Greater Houston Partnership in cooperation with the U.S. Trade and
Development Agency cordially invites you to attend
Turkmenistan: Oil and Gas Opportunities

Tuesday, November 4, 1997
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Doubletree Hotel, Allen Center, Houston
(713) 759-0202
Cost: $25 member / $50 non-member

A delegation of oil and gas officials from Turkmenistan, including the
Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Oil and Gas, and the Minister of
Foreign Economic Affairs will present a tender for rights to develop
hydrocarbon resources located in the Turkmen section of the Caspian Sea.

Panels led by the Turkmen officials will discuss the following topics:
- Regional policy
- Legal and Investment environment
- Development Strategy of the Oil and Gas Industry
- International Licensing Round of the Turkmen Shelf of the Caspian Sea
- Possible Export Routes of the Turkmen Hydrocarbon Resources to the
  World Market

Any company wishing to hold private, bilateral meetings with the
Turkmen officials should call Susan Hall at the Embassy of Turkmenistan,
Washington, DC no later than October 28 to set an appointment
(202-588-1500).  Companies are requested to bring an interpreter with
them to the meeting.

To register by fax, send name, company, address, telephone and credit
card information to 713-844-0236.  To register by mail, send the above
information with check payable to the Greater Houston Partnership to
Deneise Slaydon, Greater Houston Partnership, 1200 Smith St., Suite 700,
Houston, TX 77002.  Payment by check or credit card must be received
with your registration.  Deadline for registration is Friday October 31,
1997.

For more information, please call Deneise Slaydon at 713-844-3636.

SEMINAR- American Business & Strategic Priorities in Caspian Region

Posted by: US Azerbaijan Council <75403.2004(a)compuserve.com>
Posted: 18 Oct 1997


SEMINAR- American Business & Strategic Priorities in the Caspian Region
        US Azerbaijan Council, Nov. 5

The Caspian Crossroads Magazine and the University Club of Washington D.C.
request your presence at a seminar on the vital issues of:

"American Business and Strategic Priorities in the Caspian Region:
Oil, Security and Democracy"

Speakers:  Jayhun Mollazade, Editor-in-Chief , Caspian Crossroads Magazine
        Graham Fuller, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation
        Paul Henze, Research Consultant, RAND Corporation
Moderator: Frank Akhmed, Chairman of International Center, University Club

The Seminar will be held on November 5, 1997 from 4.30 PM to 6.00 PM.
At the University Club
1800 K Street Second Floor
Washington, D.C.
Tel.: (202) 862-1400

To be followed by a reception.

About the Speakers:

Jayhun Mollazade is the Editor-in-Chief of the Caspian Crossroads Magazine.
Dr. Mollazade was first assigned to Washington D.C. in 1992, as the Charge
d'Affairs for the Embassy of Azerbaijan. During this time he also served as
the Deputy Chief of Mission and as a political counselor to the Embassy.
Dr. Mollazade has also worked as a consultant for Cambridge Energy Research
Associates, a prominent international research organization. He has
previously worked as an advisor to the Speaker of the Azerbaijan Parliament
on Foreign Affairs and also as a Senior Researcher at the Institute of
Philosophy and Law in Baku.

Paul Henze is a Research Consultant in the Washington Office of RAND
Corporation. He headed the Nationalities Working Group in the National
Security Council, 1977-1980. He spent 30 years in the U.S. government and
related positions including Radio Free Europe, and American Embassies in
Turkey and Ethiopia.

Graham Fuller is a Senior Politica1 Scientist at the RAND Corporation in
Washington DC. He has some twenty year of experience in the Foreign
Service, seventeen of which was overseas. In 1982, Mr. Fuller was
appointed, National Intelligence Officer for the Near East and South Asia
at CIA. While working for the CIA he was responsible for long-range
Intelligence Forecasting. In l986, Mr. Fuller was named Vice-Chairman of
the National Intelligence Council, with overall responsibility for all
national level strategic forecasting. In early 1988, Mr. Fuller joined the
RAND Corporation his primary work is on the Middle East, Central Asia,
ex-Soviet nationality affairs, Russian-Middle East relations, Islam and
problems of democracy in the Middle East.

CONFERENCE- Caspian Basin Oil Politics, Houston, ASN

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 17 Oct 1997


CONFERENCE- Caspian Basin Oil Politics, Houston, Nov. 5
        Association for the Study of Nationalities

November 5, 1997, Houston:  Round Table on Caspian Basin Oil Politics -
Focus on Russia.  This round table is the first of a series of off the
record informal business discussion for the international investment
community, each session with a different regional focus.  It will bring
together America's top experts on Russian energy, politics, domestic
politics, and foreign affairs.  The first round table will focus on
Russia's national interests, policies, and influence on Caspian oil
politics, and the consequent political and economic risks attendant to
conducting business in the region.  Future round tables will include Iran,
Turkey, Azerbaijan and Chechnya.  Sponsor is ASN, Association for the Study
of Nationalities.

Round Table participants:

Stephan Blank, Professor, U.S. Army War College
Robert Ebel, Director, Energy and National Security, CSIS
John Dunlop, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Sergei Markov, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment Moscow
Steve Sestanovich, U.S. Department
Judith Robinson, U.S. Commerce Dept. (Intro Briefing)


[NOTE: Two additional conferences on Caspian Oil will be held in November:
U.S.  Kazakhstan Council, Washington, D.C., Nov. 5th (202-416-1624); and
Caspian Pipelines Conference, CERA, Washington, D.C., Nov. 19-20
(617-497-6446).]

Source: Aigul Berdygulova <aberdygu(a)indiana.edu> via KazakList

CALL FOR PAPERS- Archaeology of Weaponry: Middle East & Eurasia

Posted by: Alexander Matveev <imeams(a)srv0.arts.ed.ac.uk>
Posted: 15 Oct 1997


CALL FOR PAPERS- Archaeology of Weaponry: Middle East and Eurasia

In April 1998 a conference on The Archaeology of Weaponry ["Military
Archaeology: Weaponry and Warfare in a Historical Perspective"] will be
held at the Institute of the History of Material Culture (the Institute of
Archaeology) in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The conference will cover a large number of research topics concerned with
the history of pre-modern warfare, arms, armour, and related subjects.
The major goal of the conference will be to promote the history of
pre-modern weaponry as a separate branch of historical knowledge. The
importance of this issue reflects the fact that, despite a relatively large
number of publications on this topic, the Archaeology of Weaponry does not
exist as a distinct branch of historical research.

This particular field of study has tended to be neglected by scholars,
resulting in it being a marginal aspect of several historical disciplines.
Archaeology has been the first to face this problem as one of the most
important forms of archaeological finds are the remains of arms and armour.
Yet even here the subject has yet to develop into a specialized field of
research. More surprising still is the fact that weaponry remains a
marginal though important field within Military History.

The problem lies in the very nature of the subject itself. Archaeological
finds include many different sorts of object, from the sort of things found
in museums such as medieval and oriental arms and armour, to essentially
Ethnographic objects. Consequently disciplines as diverse as Archaeology,
Ethnography as well as different branches of Medieval and Oriental Studies
are all involved. Written sources are not less important than
Archaeological ones. These range from the occasional references to the
weapons used in a battle to thorough treatises on warfare, arms and armour.
There are, in fact, plenty of such specialized treatises stemming from
Medieval Europe, Mamluk Egypt, Ancient and Medieval China, and elsewhere.
Thirdly, and of at least equal importance, is the pictorial record on such
sources as ceramics, metalwork, sculpture, manuscript miniatures. Finally,
there is the question of arms manufacturing technology. The study of this
requires participation by scientific specialists such as metallurgists.
Experimental Archaeology, involving the making and testing of replicated
ancient weaponry, can also be useful.

The conference will be held at St. Petersburg, a city which is worth seeing
in its own right. The conference will include several sections, including
one dedicated to the Middle East, and the proceedings of the conference
will be published.

Anyone who is interested should contact me at the following e-mail address,
imeams(a)srv0.arts.ed.ac.uk
Messages should be marked "Archaeology of Weaponry."

Participants are asked to provide a 1500 word abbreviation of their
contribution (3 pages plus one page of B & W illustrations, if necessary)
by 1 January 1998, which will be published before the opening of the
conference.

Alexander Matveev

CONFERENCE- Fourth Annual Conference on Doing Business in Uzbekistan

Posted by: John Crosson <crosson(a)usita.gov;
Posted: 13 Oct 1997


CONFERENCE- Fourth Annual Conference on Doing Business in Uzbekistan
        London, November 6-7, 1997

The Fourth Annual Conference on Doing Business in Uzbekistan will be held
in London November 6-7, 1997.  A special pre-conference workshop on
understanding financial information of Uzbekistani companies will be held
in association with Arthur Andersen on November 5, 1997.  As in past years,
this conference will attract high level participation from the government
of Uzbekistan and from foreign companies already operating in the republic.
 [A tentative program is available.]

Conference Fees:

The following fees include 17.5 percent VAT:
Conference only - 1166.25 British pounds;
workshop only - 587 British pounds;
Conference plus workshop - 1645 British pounds.

To register and for more information, contact:

Joanne Chapman or Sarah Richie
IBC Financial Focus Ltd.
57-61 Mortimer Street
London, England W1N 8JX
Tel: +44-171-453-2703
Fax: +44-171-323-4298
E-mail: joanne.chapman(a)ibcuk.co.uk
Information can also be obtained at IBC's Home Page at:
http://www.ibc-uk.com


Source:
John Crosson (via BISNIS Uzbekistan list server)
BISNIS Trade Specialist for Uzbekistan
U.S. Department of Commerce
(202) 482-4655 x24, fax (202) 482-2293

WORKSHOP SERIES- Where is Central Asia Going in the 21st Century?

Posted by: Adela C Y Lee <alee(a)silk-road.com>
Posted: 9 Oct 1997


WORKSHOP SERIES- From Silkroads to Pipelines: Where is Central Asia Going
        in the 21st Century?

1997-98 Teacher Workshop Series
presented by
The Center for Russian and East European Studies,
The Word Affairs Council of Northern California,
and Bay Area Global Education Project


Opening Session Saturday, October 25, 1997
Room 204 CERAS, Stanford University

10:00 - 11:00
"Oil in Central Asia: Geology, Geography, and Emerging International
Conflict"
Amos M. Nur, Wayne Loel Professor and Chair,
Department of Geophysics, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford

11:15 - 12:15
"Central Asia and U.S. Foreign Policy"
Coit D. Blacker, Senior Fellow Institute for
International Studies; Associate Professor by courtesy of Political
Science.  Senior Director for Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian Affairs,
National Security Council 1995-96

2:00 - 3:00
"Islam in Central Asia"
Ebrahim Moosa, Visiting Faculty, Department of Religion, Stanford.
Director, Centre for Contemporary Islam, University of Cape Town.


Future Sessions: Thursday Evenings - December 4, January 8, February
5, March 5, 1998.  Topics to be covered include archaeology, history, and
ethnic conflict.


Limited space available to Stanford affiliates and the public.
For enrollment or more information, please call:
Sandra Wulff, World Affairs Council of Northern California, School Program
(415) 982-3263 or Center for Russian and East European Studies,Stanford
(650) 725-6852


Information provided by the Center for Russian and East European Studies,
via Adela Lee (silk-road)

SEMINARS- Central Asian Studies Group- Univ. of Washington

Posted by: Ken Petersen <kpeter(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 9 Oct 1997


SEMINARS- Central Asian Studies Group- Univ. of Washington

Below is the Autumn program for the Central Asian Studies Group at the
University of Washington.

Ken Petersen
Graduate Student
Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
University of Washington  Seattle, WA
email: kpeter(a)u.washington.edu  phone: (206) 789-1779


University of Washington
Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization
CENTRAL ASIAN STUDIES GROUP

(SUBGROUPS: KAZAKH & KIRGHIZ STUDIES, UZBEK CIRCLE)

Program for Autumn Quarter 1997

President: Elmira Kochumkulkz, e-mail: elmira(a)u.washington.edu
(Faculty Advisor: Ilse D. Cirtautas, 543-9963 or 543-6033;
e-mail: icirt(a)u.washington.edu)

October 3
Friday  Reception for students and faculty interested in Central Asia.
Welcoming Central Asian students and visiting scholars as well as our own
students returning from Central Asia.
(Host: Ilse D. Cirtautas)
Denny Hall 215A, 12:30-3:00pm

October 9
Thursday        "News from Kirghizstan"
Cholpon Naimanova and Rsbb Beybutova,
Fulbright Scholars from Kirghizstan
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:20pm

October 10
Friday          "One Year of Study and Research in Uzbekistan" (I)
Ken Peterson, Graduate Student, Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, UW
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:20pm

October 16
Thursday        "Privatization in Kazakhstan"
Kenley Butler, Graduate Student, School of Public Affairs, University of
Washington
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:20pm

October 17
Friday  "One Year of Study and Research in Uzbekistan" (II)
Ken Peterson, Graduate Student, Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, UW
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:20pm

October 23
Thursday        "Needs for Changes in Kirghizstan's Higher Education"
Rsbb Beybutova, Head, Department of International Relations, Institute for
Integration of International Educational Programs at the Kirghiz National
State University, Bishkek, Kirghizstan
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30pm

October 24
Friday         "Uzbek Short Stories. Report on a Translation Project Summer 1997"
Erdag Gknar, Graduate Student, Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, UW
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:20pm

October 30
Thursday        "Kirghiz Songs of Mourning (Koshok)"
Elmira Kochumkulkizi, Graduate Student, Near Eastern Languages &
Civilization, University of Washington
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:20pm

October 31
Friday  Program to be announced

November 6
Thursday        "The Kazakh Writer and scholar Muxtar Auezov: (1897-1961)"
Ilse D. Cirtautas, Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, UW
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:20pm

November 7
Friday          "The Issyk Kul Forum, Bishkek, July 14-18, 1997"
Ilse D. Cirtautas, Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, UW
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:20pm

November 13
Thursday        "Research on the Epic Manas in Kirghizstan"
Rsbb Beybutova, Fulbright Scholar, Head, Department of International
Relations, Institute for Integration of International Educational Programs
at the Kirghiz National State University, Bishkek, Kirghizstan
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30pm

November 14
Friday          "Research on Kazakh Oral Traditions"
Kagan Ark, Ph.D. Candidate, Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Near and
Middle Eastern Studies, University of Washington
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:20pm

November 19
Wednesday       Tentative:
"Ismail Bey Gasprinskiy-Gaspirali (1851-1914) and the Turko-Muslim Reform
(Jadid) Movement in the Russian Empire"
Edward Lazzerini, Department of History,
Center for Asian Studies, University of New Orleans
Place and time to be announced

November 19
Wednesday       Tentative:
"Aspects of Kazakh History"
Dr. Toktomuhamed S. Sadykov, President, Almaty State University, Almaty,
Kazakhstan
Place and time to be announced

November 20-23
Thursday-Sunday
29th National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement
of Slavic Studies (AAASS) -- Sheraton Hotel, Seattle.
Among the Panels of interest are the following:

"Chingiz Aitmatov in the Central Asian Context"

"Issues of State-Building in Central Asia"

"After the Empire: Challenges for Sustainable Sovereignty in Central Asia"

"Russia and Northeast Siberia: Industrial Development and Environmental
Problems"

"Administration and Empire: The Case of Central Asia at the End of the
Tsarist Regime"

"Focus on the Volga-Urals: Identity Formation and the Building of National
Communities Among Non-Russians in Historical Perspective"

For further information on the Convention Program contact Ilse D.
Cirtautas, icirt(a)u.washington.edu

November 27-28  Thanksgiving

December 4
Thursday        "Planning a Curriculum for an American Studies Program at
Arabayev Kirghiz State Pedagogical University"
Cholpon Naimanova, Fulbright Scholar, Arabayev Kirghiz State Pedagogical
University, Bishkek, Kirghizstan
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:20pm

December 5
Friday  Program to be announced


Source: Ken Petersen <kpeter(a)u.washington.edu> via CENASIA

CALL FOR PAPERS- 5th Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conf.,

Posted by: Marshall K Gilbert <magilber(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 8 Oct 1997


CALL FOR PAPERS- Fifth Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference
        Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
        February 21, 1998

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 December 1, 1997.
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 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 on December 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 which is due on January 1, 1998.

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: aces(a)indiana.edu

LECTURE- Annual Nava'i Lecture in DC: Cynthia Ann Werner

Posted by: David Nalle <davidn5512(a)aol.com>
Posted: 8 Oct 1997


LECTURE-Annual Nava'i Lecture in DC: Cynthia Ann Werner

The Eighth Annual Nava'i Lecture in Central Asian Studies will be presented
by Dr. Cynthia Ann Werner, University of Iowa, on December 1 at Georgetown
University in Washington, DC.  Dr. Werner's topic is "Marketing Gifts:
Economic Change in a Kazak Village" and is based on almost two years of
recent residence and research in rural southern Kazakstan.

The lecture series is jointly sponsored by Georgetown's Center for
Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies and a local foundation.

Time and place:
5:30 p.m., Monday, December 1, 1997
Intercultural Center
More information at CERES, 202-687-6080.

CONFERENCE- Central Asia & Caucasus: Crises, Prospects & Solutions, IPIS, Tehran

Posted by: Institute for Political & Intl. Studies <ipis(a)neda.net>
Posted: 4 Oct 1997


CONFERENCE- 
Central Asia and the Caucasus: Regional Crises, Prospects and Solutions
4-5 May 1997
The Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS)
Tehran, I. R. of Iran

[NOTE: This announcement provides a date correction to previously announced
information.]

With the end of the Cold War and subsequent to the Soviet meltdown, the
Central Asian republics were confronted with new sets of challenges and
opportunities.  The region's newly found independence is beset by a
plethora of crises.  Against this background, this seminar will attempt to
explore the following topics:

* Prospects of Peace in Tajikistan
* Developments in Afghanistan: Impacts on Central Asia
* Qarabakh and Probable Scenarios
* The Future of Chechnya
* Role of Extra-regional Powers in Regional Crises

To send abstracts or ask questions on this specific conference send email
to: <ipis(a)neda.net>

The deadline for accepting abstracts is February 1, 1998.

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CONFERENCE- Silk Roads in Central Asia, UC Berkeley

Posted by: Sanjyot Mehendale <sanjyotm(a)uclink4.berkeley.edu>
Posted: 4 Oct 1997


CONFERENCE- Silk Roads in Central Asia, UC Berkeley

International Conference:
        The Silk Roads in Central Asia: Recent Research
        University of California at Berkeley
        6 & 7 December, 1997

The Central Asia/Silk Road  Working Group was founded in 1995, under the
auspices of the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, University of
California at Berkeley, to promote the interdisciplinary study of Central
Asia and the Silk Roads. In its effort to "bring the Silk Road to
Berkeley", the Central Asia/Silk Road Working Group, in cooperation with
the Silkroad Foundation and the Department of Near Eastern Studies, is
extremely pleased to announce its forthcoming international conference.

The conference "The Silk Roads in Central Asia: Recent Research" will take
place at:

December 6-7, 1997
9.00 am - 5.30 pm
155 Dwinelle Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720

The Conference will include the following speakers and titles:

Dr. Paul Bernard (Centre d'Archeologie, CNRS, Paris)
        "Ai Khanum, Afrasiab: Certainties and uncertainties in the
        chronology of the Hellenistic period in Central Asia"

Dr. Osmund Bopearachchi (Centre d'Archeologie, CNRS, Paris)
        "Central Asia and Maritime Trade: Archaeological evidence from Sri
        Lanka"

Dr. Jorinde Ebert (Lindelbach, Germany)
        "Who were the Donors of the Kizil Cave Paintings?"

Dr. Frantz Grenet (Centre d'Archeologie, CNRS, Paris)
        "The first century of Islamic rule at Samarkand, as shown by the
        excavations of the French-Uzbek Archaeological Mission (1989-1996)"

Dr. Han Baoquan (Xi'an Cultural Relics Administration)
        "A discussion of the influence of the Western Region's civilization
        on the life of the nobility in the Tang Dynasty from the
        perspective of the pottery figures from Princess Jinxing's Tomb"

Dr. Boris Litvinsky (Institute of Oriental Studies, Moscow)
        "Buddhism and Buddhistic Culture in Central Asia and the Silk Road"

Dr. Tigran Mkrtychev (State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow)
        "Buddhism in Sogdiana"

Prof. Katsumi Tanabe (Kanazawa University, Kanazawa)
        "A Kushano-Sasanian silver plate and tigers of the Oxus"

Prof. Haruko Tsuchiya (Dept. of Art History, Sophia University, Tokyo)
        "Preliminary report of field research in Northern Pakistan"

Dr. Wang Binghua (Director, Xinjiang Institute of Archaeology, Urumchi)
        "The realities of the Silk Roads: the past and the present"

Also presenting at the Conference will be:

Dr. Henri-Paul Francfort (CNRS, Paris)
Dr. Corinne Debaine-Francfort (CNRS, Paris)
Prof. Roderick Whitfield (School of Oriental and African Studies, London)
Dr. Susan Whitfield (International Dunhuang Project, The British Library,
        London)
Prof. Fredrik Hiebert (Dept. of Anthropology, Univ. of Pennsylvania,
        Philadelphia)
Dr. Marianne Yaldiz (Museum fur Indische Kunst, Berlin)

Panel discussants will include:

Dr. Prudence Harper (Curator, Ancient Near East, Metropolitan Museum of
        Art, New York)
Dr. Martha Carter (Editor, Bulletin of the Asia Institute)
Dr. Audrey Spiro (La Jolla, CA)
Dr. Al Dien, Prof. Emer. (Stanford University, Palo Alto)

If you wish to attend the conference, please register in advance with the
Central Asia/Silk Road Working Group by returning the attached registration
form to its directors Sanjyot Mehendale or Bruce Williams at the email
numbers noted below. Programs for the conference will be available at the
door.

Central Asia/Silk Road Working Group
c/o Department of Near Eastern Studies
294 Barrows Hall
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
Tel: (510) 643-5265, (510) 642-3757
Fax: (510) 643-8430
email: sanjyotm(a)uclink4.berkeley.edu; or bwilliam(a)library.berkeley.edu


Sanjyot Mehendale
Dept. of Near Eastern Studies
University of California
250 Barrows Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720

CONFERENCE- Program: Workshop on Central Asian Studies, U. Wisconsin

Posted by: Uli Schamiloglu <uschamil(a)vms2.macc.wisc.edu>
Posted: 7 Oct 1997


CONFERENCE- Program: Second Annual Workshop on Central Asian Studies
        University of Wisconsin-Madison
        October 9-12, 1997

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)

Conference registration: $35 (including Friday lunch, Saturday lunch, and
reception)

Meetings are held except where specified at the:

J.F. Friedrick Center
1950 Willow Drive
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
tel. 608/231-1341, fax 608/263-9183


The Workshop on Technology & Teaching the Languages of the Turks meeting in
conjunction with the Second Annual Workshop on Central Asian Studies is
sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages
(AATT), co-sponsored by the Central Asian Studies Program and the Center
for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, and is made possible through the generous support of the
Institute of Turkish Studies, Inc.

Thursday, October 9, 1997
Arrival & Registration, J.W. Friederick Center

Friday, October 10, 1997
Registration, J.W. Friederick Center
7:00 - 8:00    Breakfast, J.W. Friederick Center
(complimentary for hotel guests)

8:00 - 9:00    Registration, J.W. Friederick Center

9:00 - 10:30    SESSION 1 Technology & Teaching Central Asian Studies in the
Undergraduate Classroom (Room 16)
Moderator: Uli Schamiloglu (U. Wisconsin-Madison)

10:30 - 12:00 noon    SESSION 2A (Room 16)
Chair: Andras Bodrogligeti (UCLA)
Kagan Arik (U. Washington), Aspects of Traditional Healing among the
Xinjiang Kazaks: a Native Narrative
David Koubek (U. Wisconsin-Madison), A Report on Field Research on Kazak
Music (Summer 1997)
Alma Kunanbay (U. California-Berkeley), The Kazaks: 'Sound Ideal' and
Ethnic Identity


SESSION 2B (Room 453)
Chair: Joel Jenswold (Oklahoma State U.)
Alla Aslitdinova (U. Illinois-Urbana), Access to Information and Conception
of Information Providing in the Republic of Tajikistan
Curtis Cooper (U. Wisconsin-Madison), A Soviet Program in an Independent
Reality: Pensions and Their Reform in the Republic of Kazakstan

12:00 noon - 1:00    Lunch, J.W. Friederick Center (included in registration
fee for participants in the Workshop on Central Asian Studies)

1:00 - 2:45    SESSION 3A (Room 16)
Chair: Timur Kocaoglu (Koc U.)
Madina V. Goldberg (U. Wisconsin-Madison), Ayaz Ishaki: The Emergence of
Tatar Drama as a Social Force
Victoria Clement (Ohio State U.), Rejection of the Arabic Script: Cultural
Assertion or Soviet Manipulation?
Bulent Aras (Indiana U.), The Life and Thought of a Soviet Muslim Emigre:
Sadri Maksudi Arsal


SESSION  3B (Room 453)
Chair: Kurtulus Oztopcu (UCLA)
Kamron Khakimov (UCLA), Uzbek Language and Culture in the Post-Soviet Period
Talant Mawkanuli (Indiana U.),  Language and Ethnicity in Altay Tuva Region
Svetlana Zhanabayeva (Indiana U.), Language Policy and the Future of
Kazakhstan

3:00 - 4:30    SESSION 4: Keynote  Address (Memorial Union, check TITU for
location)
Nazif M. Shahrani (Wilson Center & Indiana U.), The Formation of National
Identities in Central Asia

4:30 - 5:30    Preliminary Organizational Meeting Consortium on Central Asian
Studies (Memorial Union, check TITU for location)
Moderator: Uli Schamiloglu (U. Wisconsin-Madison)

6:30 - 9:00    Reception in Honor of Keynote Speaker and Guests (1418 Van Hise
Hall)


Saturday, October 11, 1997
Registration, J.W. Friederick Center
8:00 - 9:00    Breakfast, J.W. Friederick Center (complimentary for hotel
guests)

9:00 - 12:00 noon    SESSION 5: PLENARY SESSION The Formation of National
Identities in Central Asia (Room 16)
Chair: Reuel Hanks (Oklahoma State U.)
Discussant:  M. Hakan Yavuz (U. Wisconsin-Madison/School of Islamic &
     Social Sciences)
Timur Kocaoglu (Koc U.), Abdurrauf Fitrat: A Central Asian Intellectual
     with the Changing Stages of National Identity
Adrienne Edgar (U. California-Berkeley), National Conflict and National
     Identity among Communist Elites in Turkmenistan in the 1920s
Andrew Segars (SOAS, U. London), Nation-Building in Turkey and Uzbekistan:
     The Use of History and Language in the Creation of Official National
     Identity
(break)
David C. Moore (Macalaster College), Central Asia in a World of Color
Brian Williams (U. Wisconsin-Madison), A Community Reimagined: The Crimean
     Tatars in Central Asia

12:00 noon - 1:00    Lunch, J.W. Friederick Center (included in registration
fee for participants in the Workshop on Central Asian Studies)

1:00 - 3:00    SESSION 6A (Room 16)
Chair: Tsing Yuan (Rice State U.)
Helen M. Faller (U. Michigan), Researching Shifting Ethnic Identity in
     Kazan: a Proposal for Study
Russell Zanca (U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Uzbek Social Life
     Exemplified by 'Gap' and 'Sabzi Kirilish'
Vernon Schubel (Kenyon College), Post-Soviet Hagiography and the
     Reconstruction of the Sufi Tradition in Uzbekistan
Nancy Peterson Walker (Eastern Sierra Campus, Cerro Coso Community
     College), Hair, Being Clean and Sexuality in Eastern Central Asia


SESSION 6B (Room 453)
Chair: Alma Kunanbay (U. California-Berkeley)
Gauhar Zainullina (Oklahoma State U.),  The Civil Consciousness of Kazaks
     in the Formation of Statehood
Ed Schatz (U. Wisconsin-Madison), Mobilization and Eco-Internationalism:
     Anti-Nuclearism in Late Soviet Kazakstan
Gulnar Medeubekova (Oklahoma State U.),  Contemporary Education in
     Kazakstan: Reforms and Problems
Zhanar Sagimbayeva (Oklahoma State U.), National Identity, Culture, and
     Global Citizenship: The Place of Human Rights

3:00 - 6:00    Organizational Meeting I Consortium on Central Asian Studies
(Room 16)
Moderator: Uli Schamiloglu (U. Wisconsin-Madison)

6:00 - 8:00    Dinner (open)

Editorial Board meeting, Journal of Central Asian Studies

8:00 - 10:00    Organizational Meeting II Consortium on Central Asian Studies
(Room 16)
Moderator: Uli Schamiloglu (U. Wisconsin-Madison)


Sunday, October 12, 1997
Registration, J.W. Friederick Center
8:00 - 9:00    Breakfast, J.W. Friederick Center (complimentary for hotel
guests)

9:00 - 10:30    SESSION 8: Forum Collaborative Projects through the Consortium
for Central Asian Studies (Room 16)
Moderator: Erika Gilson (Princeton U.)

10:30 -12:00 noon    SESSION 9: Roundtable Discussion (Room 16)
Moderator: Roger Kangas (The Johns Hopkins U.)

afternoon    Departure of Workshop Participants


Workshop on Technology & Teaching the Languages of the Turks

sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT)

co-sponsored by the
Central Asian Studies Program & CREECA
University of Wisconsin-Madison

is made possible through the generous support of the
Institute of Turkish Studies, Inc.

Friday, October 10, 1997
Arrival & registration, J.W. Friederick Center

Related events in Workshop on Central Asian Studies (see program for other
activities)
9:00 - 10:30    SESSION 1 Technology & Teaching Central Asian Studies in the
Undergraduate Classroom (Room 16)
Moderator: Uli Schamiloglu (U. Wisconsin-Madison)

12:00 noon - 1:00    Lunch, J.W. Friederick Center (included in courtesy
registration for AATT Workshop participants)

7:00 - 9:00    Reception in honor of keynote speaker and guests (1418 Van Hise
Hall)


Saturday, October 11, 1997
8:00 - 9:00    Breakfast, J.W. Friederick Center (complimentary for hotel
guests)

9:00 - 12:00 noon    AATT Workshop Session I
(B207 Computer Science Building, 1210 West Dayton)
Moderator: Erika Gilson (Princeton U.)

12:00 noon - 1:00    Lunch, J.W. Friederick Center (included in courtesy
registration for AATT Workshop participants)

1:00 - 5:00    AATT Workshop Session II
(B207 Computer Science Building, 1210 West Dayton)
Moderator: Erika Gilson (Princeton U.)

Sunday, October 12, 1997
8:00 - 9:00    Breakfast, J.W. Friederick Center (complimentary for hotel
guests)

9:00 - 11:00    AATT Workshop Session III
(B207 Computer Science Building, 1210 West Dayton)
Hands-on practice session

afternoon       Departure of Workshop Participants


Annual Themes and Keynote Speakers

1996
The Legacy of Russian Colonialism in Central Asia
Adeeb Khalid (Carleton College)

1997
The Formation of National Identities in Central Asia
Nazif M. Shahrani (Wilson Center & Indiana U.)

1998
Rewriting Central Asian History
(October 8-11, 1998)


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Workshop on Central Asian Studies
Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia
University of Wisconsin
210 Ingraham Hall
Madison, WI  53706  USA
tel. 608/262-3379; fax 608/265-3062

E-mail: creeca(a)macc.wisc.edu
http://polyglot.lss.wisc.edu/creeca/


Source:
Uli Schamiloglu
Associate Professor of Central Asian Studies
Department of Slavic Languages
University of Wisconsin
1452 Van Hise Hall-1220 Linden Drive
Madison,  WI  53706  USA
608/262-7141 (off.), 608/262-3498 (dept.), 608/265-2814 (fax)
608/243-8300 (residence, fax *51)
E-mail: uschamil(a)macc.wisc.edu

CONFERENCE- MESA 1997 Central Asia Panels, San Francisco, Nov. 22-24

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 6 Oct 1997


CONFERENCE- MESA 1997 Central Asia Panels, San Francisco, November 22-24

Below are the four panels on the Central Asian region at the upcoming MESA
meetings (if we haven't missed any).

SATURDAY, November 22

Regional Integration, the Caspian Sea, and the Energy Sector

    Caspian Sea and Integration Process: A Theoretical Overview
    Houman A. Sadri, University of Central Flordia

    Pipeline Politics: The Development of Energy Resources in Central Asia
    David Knuti, U.S. Department of Commerce

    Turkey: International Bridge or Barrier?
    Frank Burroughs, College of Notre Dame

    Caspian Region Oil Province: Opportunities and Challenges for the 20th
        Century
    Ray Leonard, AMOCO Eurasia

    Central Asian Energy Resources
    Marian Kay Thompson, U.S. Department of Energy

    Chair: Houman A. Sadri, University of Central Flordia
    Discussant: Helen Burroughs, U.S. Department of Commerce


SUNDAY, November 23

Issues in Religious and Ethnic Pluralism of Iran

    The Tehran Children
    Avi Davidi, University of Southern California

    Islam and National Identity in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan and the Iranian
        Connection
    Nayereh Tohidi, UCLA

    The Reaction of Recognized Religious Minorities to State Intrusion in Iran
    Eliz Sanasarian, University of Southern California

    Taze Hayat (Baku) and the Iranian Constitutionalist Revolution
    Evan Siegel, LaGuardia Community College

    Panturkish Propoganda in the Caucasus and the Iranian Democrat's Response
    Turaj Atabaki, Utrecht University

    Chair: Eliz Sanasarian, University of Southern California


MONDAY, November 24

Family, Waqf, and Social Order in Central Asia

    Women, Waqf, and Mausolea in 15th and Early 16th-Century Central Asia
    Maria Eva Subtelny, University of Toronto

    Perpetuating Power and Privilege: The 'Juybari Foundation' of Bukhara
        in the Late 17th Century
    Robert D. McChesney, New York University

    The Continuity of the Ahrari Family in 19th Century Central Asia: The
        Tsarist Record
    Jo-Ann Gross, The College of New Jersey

    Shrine, Waqf, and Holy Families: Descent Groups Linked to Khoja Ahmad
        Yasavi During the 19th Century
    Devin A. DeWeese, Indiana University

    Chair: Jo-Ann Gross, The College of New Jersey
    Discussant: Yuri Bregel, Indiana University


Muslim Culture and the Colonial State: Central Asian Interactions

    Women and the Didactic Tradition: Muslims in Central Asia and Russia
        and the Discourse of Women's Rights
    Marianne Kamp, University of Chicago

    Jadidsm in the Wider Muslim World: Transnational Dimensions of Muslim
        Reform in Central Asia
    Ken Petersen, University of Washington

    From Reform to Revolution: Central Asian Jadidism, 1917-1920
    Adeeb Khalid, Carleton College

    Preaching Science: Colonial and Indigenous Science in Russian/Soviet
        Central Asia
    Cassandra M. Cavanaugh, Columbia University

CONFERENCE- Final Circular for 1997 Workshop on Central Asian Studies

Posted by: Uli Schamiloglu <uschamil(a)vms2.macc.wisc.edu>
Posted: 30 Sep 1997


CONFERENCE- Final Circular for 1997 Workshop on Central Asian Studies

Workshop on Central Asian Studies
October 9-12, 1997
University of Wisconsin-Madison

NOTE: Information on the Workshop and other activities of the CREECA is now
available on the web: http://polyglot.lss.wisc.edu/creeca/

The site includes programs, lists of participants, and abstracts for past,
present, and future workshops, as well as travel and other information for
participants. It is being updated regularly.

[Please note that as of September 30, 1997 there is a bug which prevents
this site from being read by Netscape 4.01, though earlier versions will
work. This problem is being remedied.]

PARTICIPANTS:

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE CONFIRMED HOTEL ARRANGEMENTS EITHER WITH THE
FRIEDERICK CENTER OR WITH THE WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS!

HIGHLIGHTS:

1. Organizational Meeting for the CONSORTIUM FOR CENTRAL ASIAN STUDIES

2. Annual Theme for 1997: THE FORMATION OF NATIONAL IDENTITIES IN CENTRAL ASIA

3. Keynote Speaker: PROF. M. NAZIF SHAHRANI (Wilson Center & Indiana
University-Bloomington) addressing the theme of the conference on Friday,
October 10, 1997 at 3:00 pm

4. Special Session on the Use of Technology in Teaching Central Asian
Studies in the Undergraduate Classroom on October 10

5. Parallel AATT workshop on Technology & Teaching the Languages of the
Turks on October 11-12

6. Other scholarly & cultural programs


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  (AATT)
ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF NATIONALITIES (ASN)
ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF CENTRAL ASIAN RESEARCH (AACAR)
ASSOCIATION FOR CENTRAL ASIAN STUDIES (ACAS)
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 convening of the second annual Workshop on
Central Asian Studies on October 9-12, 1997 (arrival October 9
afternoon/evening -- departure October 12 noon).

The goal of this 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.  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 1997 meeting of the workshop is "The Formation of
National Identities In Central Asia".

The theme for the first meeting of  the Workshop was "The Legacy of Russian
Colonialism in Central Asia", and the tentative theme for the 1998 meeting
(scheduled for October 8-11) is "Rewriting Central Asian History".

Please make reservations at:

J.F. Friedrick Center
1950 Willow Drive
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
tel. 608/231-134, fax 608/263-9183


Rooms: $49/night single; $58/night double (includes parking & complimentary
breakfast)


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia
University of Wisconsin
210 Ingraham Hall
tel. 608/262-3379; fax 608/265-3062
E-mail: creeca(a)macc.wisc.edu
http://polyglot.lss.wisc.edu/creeca/

OR

Uli Schamiloglu
Associate Professor of Central Asian Studies &
Coordinator, Workshop on Central Asian Studies

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

CONFERENCE- Australasian Assoc. Communist & Post-Communist Societies, 1998

Posted by: Wynne Russell <russellw(a)coombs.anu.edu.au>
Posted: 2 Sep 1997


CONFERENCE- Australasian Association for the Study of Communist and
        Post-Communist Societies
        Melbourne, July 1998

I would like to bring to your attention an international conference,
jointly sponsored by the Australasian Association for the Study of
Communist and Post-Communist Societies and the Australia-New Zealand
Slavists Association, to be held in Melbourne, Australia from 7 to 10 July,
1988.  The conference, which doubles as a regional congress of the
sponsoring associations, will incorporate seven streams: Politics, History,
Economics, Cultural Studies, Literature and Linguistics, Law, and
International Relations.  Provisional listings for the conference are now
approaching 200, and include scholars from Russia, Kazakhstan, the United
Kingdom, France, Belgium, Germany, Finland, Japan, the United States, and
of course Australia and New Zealand.


A note from the organization committee:

"The organization committee subscribe to the belief that academic
conferences should use all available means to assist serious academic
interchange and should not be formal shows or circuses. For these reasons
we are encouraging the circulation and discussion of materials before the
conference. We hope that our website and linkages to it will serve such a
positive academic purpose, as well as the purely administrative one.  We
propose to regularly update the lists of papers, participants and panels on
this site and propose to add abstracts and later on full papers. We would
like to receive abstracts of under 500 words by December 15th, and will
post them as soon as we receive them. We would like to receive papers by
April 1, 1998, and will also post them as soon as they become available. We
encourage the panel organizers to set up discussion groups around these
posted papers and abstracts. It will be up to the discretion of the panel
organizers and chairs as to whether they wish to develop such discussion
groups, how they develop these groups and to what extent they run open
discussion groups or limit their preliminary discussions to panel members
or conference participants. Panel coordinators will be encouraged to
facilitate interaction between different panels. We will issue more
guidelines to these preliminary e-mail discussions later when the abstracts
become available."

The conference's Website can be visited at:

http://www.arts.unimelb.edu.au/dept/russcent/congress.htm


Panels, Papers, Participants
Preliminary count as of 5/9/1998

        Panels  papers    participants
A) Economics                   13      38              48
B) History                     12      36              54
C) Politics                     7      19              24
D) IR                           3       8              16
E) Law                          4      12              16
F) Literature & Other          11      32              41
        50     145             199

[A selection of panels and papers relevant to Central Asian studies:]

Russian Central Asia (in formation)

J. Jukes, ANU (organizer), Fax 62-861290
Amin Saikal, ANU
Rafis Abasov, La Trobe Russian Foreign Policy in post-Soviet Central Asia
Bakhtior Islamov, CNEAS, Tohoku, Japan
Alexandrov, ANU  Kazakhstan
Nourzhanov, ANU  Tajikistan

Kazakhstan in Transition: Current problems

Manabu Shimizu, Utsunomiya U, Japan, org  em: mshimizu(a)ific.or.jp
Zhanylzhan Dzhunusova, Kazakhstan: Model of Democratization & current
political issues
Bolat Bolsanbekov, Economy of Transition: Problems of emergence of the
market economy in Kazakhstan
Deniz Balgamis, Kazakh Intelligentsia & the search for National Identity
Manabu Shimizu, Utsunomiya U, Transitional Periods: Comparative Approach


International Relations:

Rafis Abasov, La Trobe em: polra(a)lure.latrobe.edu.au
Formation of the post-Soviet foreign policy of Central Asian Countries


Imperial Visions/Revisions: Nineteenth-century Russian Literary scenes

Halimur R. Khan, Wayne State Univ., org  em: hkhan(a)cms.cc.wayne.edu
Peter Rudolph Hruby, Curtin UofT, Chair  fax: 09-351-3166
Katya Hokanson, Oregan 'The Imperial Eyes of Mme Blavatsky: From the Caves
and Jungles of Hindustan'
Byron Lindsey, U of New Mexico, 'Writing the Self: Hadji Murad as Tolstoy's
Romantic Other'
Halimur Khan, Wayne State, 'Making the Caucasus Algeria: Pyotr
Kamensky's High Road to Colonialism'
Kenneth Brostrom, Wayne State  Discussant


Wynne Russell

CONFERENCE- Key Operating & Investment Issues in Central Asian Republics

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 2 Oct 1997


CONFERENCE- Key Operating & Investment Issues in the Central Asian Republics

[NOTE: This conference unfortunately only just came to our attention]

The Economist Conferences: Key Operating and Investment Issues in the
Central Asian Republics
October 9-10, 1997
Vienna, Austria

Information:

Ms. Gerlinde de Leonardis, Ms. Monika Davies
The Economist Conferences
Tel: +43-1-712-41610
Fax: +43-1-7146769

CONFERENCE- ESCAS/IIAS Workshop Program, Utrecht, October 1997

Posted by: Turaj Atabaki <turaj.atabaki(a)let.ruu.nl>
Posted: 25 Sep 1997


CONFERENCE- ESCAS/IIAS Workshop Program, Utrecht, October 1997

European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS)
in cooperation with the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS)

Workshop:  Soviet Legacy, Islam and Civil Society in Central Asia
        Utrecht, 23-25 October 1997

Programme:

Thursday, October 23

10:00-12:00   Opening Session
        Aula, Academiegebouw
        Domplein 29, Utrecht

        Prof. Dr. M.A. Schenkeveld-van der Dussen, Dean of the Faculty of
        Arts, Utrecht University
        Prof. Dr. W. Stokhof, International Institute of Asian Studies
        Dr. E. Chylinski, European Society for Central Asian Studies

12:00-14:00   Lunch

14:00-17:00   Session One, Chair: Dr. T. Atabaki
        Sweelinckzaal
        Drift 21, Utrecht

     1. Dr. J. Schoeberlein, Harvard University
        The Identity of the State in Central Asia: Problems of Authority in
        the Post-Soviet Era

     2. Prof. V. Naumkin, Institute of Oriental studies, Moscow
        Islam in post-Soviet World: Is it a Challenge?

16:00-16:15   Coffee break

     3. Dr. A. Prazauskas, Institute of Oriental Studies, Moscow
        Plural Societies and Nation States in Central Asia

Friday, October 24

9:30-12:30   Session Two, Chair: Dr. J. Schoeberlein
        Sweelinckzaal
        Drift 21, Utrecht

     1. Dr. S. Akiner, SOAS
        Russian/Soviet Influence of the Historiography of Central Asia

     2. Dr. A. Khalid, Carlton College
        From Reform to Revolution: Central Asian Jadidism, 1917-1920

11:00-11:15    Coffee break

     3. Dr. U. Shamiloglu, University of Wisconsin
        Islam, Nationalism, and the Jadid Legacy

     4. Dr. S. Khan, University of London
        Jadidism in the Emirate of Bukhara

12:30-14:30   Reception-Lunch offered by the Department of Oriental
        Studies, Utrecht University. Demonstration of current computer-
        based projects
        Drift 15, Utrecht

14:30-15:30   Session Three, Chair: Prof. V. Naumkin
        Sweelinckzaal
        Drift 21, Utrecht

     1. Dr. A. Abasov, Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences
        Azerbaijan: Variants of Making a Symphony to Self Identifications

16:00-18:00   Reception offered by the International Institute for Social
        History in Amsterdam visiting the exhibition of the IISH's Eastern
        Collection

Saturday, October 25

9:30-12:00   Session Four, Chair: Dr. E. Chylinski
        Sweelinckzaal
        Drift 21, Utrecht

     1. Dr. T. Atabaki, Utrecht University
        The Obstacles Confronting the Formation of Civil Societies in
        Central Asia

     2. Dr. Z. Dzhunusova, Kazakh Academy of Sciences
        The Emergence of Civil Society in Kazakhstan

11:00-11:15   Coffee break

     3. Dr. R. Zhanguzhin, Kiev
        The Reform of the Legislative Foundation in the Context of the
        Rebirth of Traditional Social Institutions

12:00-14:00   Lunch

14:00-17:00   Session Five, Chair: Dr. U. Shamiloglu
        Sweelinckzaal
        Drift 21, Utrecht

     1. Dr. E. Chylinski, OSCE-Dushanbe
        The Clash of Ideologies in Tajikistan: Islam, nationalism and
        democracy

     2. Prof. T. Pahlevan, University of Imam Jaf`far Sadeq, Teheran
        The Impact of Soviet Intervention and Jihad on the Afghan Society;
        Meaning and Importance of the Recent Developments

16:00-16:15    Coffee break

     3. Dr. I. Tajik, University of Peshawar
        Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia

     4. Dr. R. Aliev, Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences
        Some Observations on Everyday-Islam in the Post-Soviet Caucasus

CONFERENCE- International Symposium on Islamic Civilization in Caucasia

Posted by: Research Center for Islamic History, Art and Culture <ircica(a)ihlas.net.tr>
Posted: 25 Sep 1997


CONFERENCE- International Symposium on Islamic Civilization in Caucasia

The Research Center for Islamic History, Art and Culture(IRCICA), Istanbul,
is an international research institution established in 1979 Istanbul as a
subsidiary of The Organization of the Islamic Conference.  Among many other
activities we are organizing seminars and symposiums about Islamic history
and civilization.  In 1998 we are planning to organize "International
Symposium on Islamic Civilization in Caucasia."  The aim of the symposium
is to establish an academic forum where specialists of the Islamic culture
and civilization in Caucasia will communicate research results and exchange
views and information on the different aspects of the main theme.

The themes of the symposium will be as follows:

a) Sources related to the history of Islamic culture in Caucasia
b) The spread and the history of Islam in Caucasia
c) Interactions between the Islamic  culture and local cultures
d) The state of Islamic culture in Caucasia during the Soviet period
e) Contributions of Muslim communities in Caucasia to Islamic civilization

Two workshops will take place in the framework of the symposium, on the
following topics:

1. Bibliographic assessment of translation of the Holy Quran into the
languages of Caucasia
2. Art and architecture in Caucasia.

The symposium will take place in Baku in the autumn of 1998.

Our e-mail is: <ircica(a)ihlas.net.tr>

Dr. Halit Eren
Symposium Coordinator

LECTURES- John M. Smith Jr & Andre Wink at Kevorkian Ctr, NYU

Posted by: Alison Feldman <feldmana(a)is.nyu.edu>
Posted: 25 Sep 1997


LECTURES- John Masson Smith, Jr. & Andre Wink at Kevorkian Center, NYU

The Indo-Mongolian Society of New York and
the Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, New York University
present lectures for September and October:

All lectures will be held in the Stephen Chan Auditorium of the Hagop
Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, 50 Washington Square South at
Sullivan Street.  For more information, call the Center at 212-998-8877.


Friday, September 26, 6:30 p.m.
"Mongol Armies and Indian Campaigns"
John Masson Smith, Jr., History Professor Emeritus, University of
California- Berkeley

Prof. Smith has written and lectured extensively about Mongol military
campaigns and warfare.  He has  been an invited speaker at the London
University School of Oriental & African Studies, Stanford University, and
Columbia University.


Friday, October 24, 6:30 p.m.
"India and the Turko-Mongol Frontier"
Andre Wink, History Professor, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Prof. Wink recently finished volume two of a five-volume work, Al-Hind, the
Making of the Indo-Islamic World, which will trace that history from the
7th to 18th centuries. He is also editor of Islam, Politics and Society in
South Asia (Manohar, 1991) and author of numerous articles concerning
Islam, society, culture, and politics in South Asia.


Alison Feldman
Associate Director/Outreach Coordinator
Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
New York University
50 Washington Square South
New York, N.Y.  10012-1073
212-998-8872 phone
212-995-4144 fax
feldmana(a)is.nyu.edu

LECTURE- David Harris: Early Agriculture, UC Berkeley

Posted by: Mark Hall <hall(a)QAL.Berkeley.EDU>
Posted: 23 Sep 1997


LECTURE- David Harris: Early Agriculture, UC Berkeley

12 noon, Friday, 26 September, 1997 (Special noontime lecture)

David Harris, Professor of Environmental Archaeology, Institute of
Archaeology, University of London, UK

will give a talk entitled

The Transition to Agriculture in Central Asia

Professor Harris who has contributed extensively on theories of how and why
hunter-gatherers establish sedentary settlements, and their consequences in
the transition to a subsistence economy based on agriculture, has been
excavating for the last several years at the site of Djeitun, in the former
Central Asian Soviet state of Turkmenistan, now in the independent state of
Turkmenistan.  This follows on similar research that he carried out earlier
in New Guinea.

Location:  Seminar Room, 2251 College Bldg.

A reception for Professor Harris will be given in the Atrium of 2251
College Ave at 5.30 pm.

LECTURE- Neglected Archaeological Treasures, Indiana Univ.

Posted by: Aleksandr Naymark <anaymark(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 23 Sep 1997


LECTURE- Neglected Archaeological Treasures, Indiana University

Alexander Leskov
Neglected Treasures: The Management of the Archaeological Heritage
        in Russia and Ukraine

This lecture is sponsored by
the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center,
the Russian and East European Institute,
the Burke Fund and
the Horizons of Knowledge
and will take place in Ballantine Hall 006
on Tuesday, September 23, at 4:30


Professor Alexander Leskov is one of the world's leading authorities on the
ancient art and archaeology of the Eurasian Steppe. He has published
sixteen books on different aspects of Scythian and late Bronze Age
cultures. Scythian treasures discovered in his numerous expeditions occupy
central places in expositions of several museums. During the Perestroika
era Dr. Leskov was also elected a member of the Government in the "USSR
Cultural Foundation" - a major non-profit organization aiming at the
preservation of cultural heritage that worked in close contact with
Gorbachev.

In this lecture Dr. Leskov is going to discuss problems with the management
of the archaeological heritage in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Eras,
concentrating on the critical situation in which Scythian royal burials
find themselves because of  neglect by the authorities, absence of funds,
and robberies.

LECTURE- Scythian Gold, Indiana Univ.

Posted by: Aleksandr Naymark <anaymark(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 23 Sep 1997


LECTURE- Scythian Gold, Indiana University

Alexander Leskov
Scythian Gold: New Archaeological Discoveries

This lecture by Prof. Alexander Leskov is sponsored by
the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center,
the Russian and East European Institute,
the Burke Fund and
the Horizons of Knowledge
and will take place in Ballantine Hall
on Wednesday, September 24, at 5:00

Professor Alexander Leskov is one of the world's leading authorities on the
ancient art and archaeology of the Eurasian Steppe.  He has published
sixteen books on different aspects of Scythian and late Bronze Age
cultures. Scythian treasures discovered in his numerous expeditions occupy
central places in expositions of several museums.

In this lecture Dr. Leskov will show materials from his recent excavations
in the Northern Caucasus which shed a new light on the formation of the
famous "Scythian Animal Style" and the development of its regional variants.

CALL FOR PAPERS- Journal of Central Asian Studies (AACAR)

Posted by: Reuel Hanks <hreuel(a)okway.okstate.edu>
Posted: 15 Sep 1997


CALL FOR PAPERS- Journal of Central Asian Studies (AACAR)

Submissions to the Journal of Central Asian Studies are encouraged.  Sample
copies of the first issue of the journal are available from the editor while
supplies last.  Submissions should be sent to the following address:

Reuel Hanks
Editor, JCAS
Dept. of Geography
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078

CALL FOR PAPER- Int'l Committee of Historical Sciences, Oslo 2000

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <st4e(a)midway.uchicago.edu>
Posted: 14 Sep 1997


CALL FOR PAPER- International Committee of Historical Sciences, Oslo 2000

The International Committee of Historical Sciences is now planning its 19th
International Congress to be held in Oslo, August 6-13, 2000.  The American
Historical Association's Committee on International Activities invites
potential American participants to send in proposals according to the
themes listed below.  These should be about two hundred words in length and
accompanied by a _curriculum vita_.  Proposals for whole panels should
include historians from other countries as well.  Individual paper
proposals, if accepted, will be forwarded to a designated organizer,
responsible for composing a coherent panel on the specific theme.

BE SURE TO NAME THE THEME FOR WHICH YOU ARE PROPOSING YOUR CONTRIBUTION.

The Congress wishes to encourage communication and debate among historians
of different countries.  To that end, its procedure will be to enhance the
time for discussion and diminish that of presentation.  Specifically,
participants will be expected to send a half page summary of their thesis
to other panel participants by January, 2000, and to make their fully
written papers available for distribution at the beginning of the
conference. The goal is to engage panelists and audience as much as
possible.  In all, 500 contributions will be chosen;  4,000 people are
expected to attend.

THEMES

Three major themes will each occupy a full day.
I. Perspectives on global history: concepts and methodology.
   A. Is global history possible?
   B. Cultural encounters between continents over the centuries.
II. Millennium, time and history
   A. The construction and division of time: periodization and chronology.
   B. Eschatology, millenarian movements and visions of the future.
III. The uses and mis-uses of history and the responsibility of the historian
     in past times.

Twenty specialized themes will occupy a half day each, some running
concurrently.
- The media revolution and historical research.
- Memory and collective identity.  How do societies construct and
  administer their past?
- Scientific discoveries: the transmission and reception of scientific
  learning.
- The theory and practice of justice: law, norms, deviance.
- Muslim societies over the centuries.
- Religion and gender.
- Christian missions, modernization, colonization and decolonization.
- Generations and inter-generational conflicts.
- Slavery and other forms of unfree labor.
- Demography: Bridging family and population; a comparison of societies
  in Asia and Europe.
- Regions and regionalisation: subnational and transnational entities.
- Modes of communication and information from Antiquity to the present.
- Masculinity as practice and representation.
- Totalitarianism and dictatorship.
- Changing boundaries and definitions of work over time and space.
- Minority cultures in relation to dominant majorities.
- Changing approaches to the Pacific world.
- Modernity and tradition in Latin America.
- New developments in environmental history.
- Political force and mass death in pre-modern and modern societies.

Twenty-five Roundtables will be limited to four people engaged in lively
debate on the following themes:
- The teaching of history: new techniques, textbooks, and the place of history
  in the curriculum.
- Orientalist historians and the writing of Arab history.
- Voyages and exploration in the North Atlantic from the Middle Ages to the
  17th century.
- Encounters and confrontations between European and non-European legal
  and judicial systems.
- Television news reports as sources for history.
- What is a human being? Definitions of "the human" over the centuries.
- Children and war.
- Gay and lesbian history.
- Family, marriage and property rights.
- Nobility in comparative perspective.
- Underground economies.
- Crime and criminality: new historical perspectives.
- Gender, race, xenophobia and nationalism.
- Athens and Rome in the culture and construction of Europe.
- The Baltic area in history.
- China and the world in the 18th century.
- The opening of archives and the history of communism (1990-2000).
- Propaganda and the images of power.
- The Cold War revisited: a half-century of historical writing.
- Tourism and history.
- Visions of peace, practices of peace.
- Central Europe: unity and diversity.
- The individual and the notion of private life.
- Historical journals between "generalist" approach and extreme
  specialization.

THE DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS IS MARCH 31, 1998.
Send to Prof. Renate Bridenthal
        Ph.D. Program in History
        The Graduate School and University Center
        The City University of New York
        33 West 42 Street
        New York, NY 10036-8099

Submitted by The AHA Committee on International Historical Activities.
Renate Bridenthal (Chair), Jeremy Adams, Charles D. Smith, Richard L.
Kagan, Stefan Tanaka, Sandria B. Freitag, AHA ex officio.

Source: Mark Stein <st4e(a)midway.uchicago.edu> via TSA-L

WORKSHOP- AATT Teacher Training Workshop for Turkic Langs., Madison

Posted by: Uli Schamiloglu <uschamil(a)vms2.macc.wisc.edu>
Posted: 9 Sep 1997


WORKSHOP- AATT Teacher Training Workshop for Turkic Languages

Teacher Training Workshop:
Use of Technology for Language Instruction
October 10-12, 1997
University of Wisconsin-Madison

As previously announced, AATT will conduct a hands-on workshop for
teachers of the languages of the Turks in conjunction with the second
annual Workshop on Central Asian Studies (October 9-12, 1997) organized by
Prof. Uli Schamiloglu and the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central
Asia.

After a general presentation on the Internet for instructional use, open
to all participants, the AATT Workshop will focus on:

		* authoring web pages,
		* the basics of processing text and sound for the web,
		* integrating the web into  language instruction,
		* developing expertise in handling foreign fonts.

The  AATT Workshop will be limited to 10 participants, on a first-come
first-served basis.  Teachers representing institutions where AATT
languages are taught will have priority.

Colleagues who are registering for the AATT Workshop are asked to get in
touch with Erika H. Gilson [ehgilson(a)princeton.edu, or via fax 609
258-1242]  by  October 1, 1997.

There are no charges for the AATT Workshop which is sponsored in part by a
grant from the Institute of Turkish Studies.  Participants will be offered
courtesy registration for the Workshop on Central Asian Studies.

Reasonable accommodation is available on the University of
Wisconsin-Madison campus.  Please contact:

	J.F.  Friedrich Center, 1950 Willow Drive
	University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706
	tel: 608/231-1341

Rooms are reserved under the "Workshop on Central Asian Studies",
$49/night single; $58/night double (includes parking & complimentary
breakfast).


Uli Schamiloglu
Associate Professor of Central Asian Studies
Department of Slavic Languages
University of Wisconsin
1452 Van Hise Hall, 71220 Linden Drive
Madison,  WI  53706  USA
608/262-7141 (off.), 608/262-3498 (dept.), 608/265-2814 (fax)
608/243-8300 (residence, fax *51)
E-mail: uschamil(a)macc.wisc.edu

CONFERENCE- Western Conceptions of the Orient

Posted by: Dr Raymond Younis <younisr(a)halley.syd.cqu.edu.au>
Posted: 7 Sep 1997


CONFERENCE- Western Conceptions of the Orient: SASSC International Conference
        The University of Sydney
        September 19-21, 1997

THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

This Conference promises to be one of the most thought-provoking and
exciting conferences of the year. It will bring together scholars from over
ten countries to discuss the relationship between the "Orient" and the
West; ways of understanding and interpreting the thought and culture of the
"Orient"; and diverse images and representations of the "Orient" or the
East in literature, the visual arts, the mass media, film and cultural
studies.

DISCIPLINES

Numerous disciplines will be represented including history; sociology;
education; philosophy, religion, literature, the visual arts, womens'
studies, film, communication and cultural studies. Many interdisciplinary
papers will be included in the program.

INVITED SPEAKERS AND PARTICIPANTS

Invited speakers and participants will include Prof. Bryan Turner, Prof.
Soumyendra Mukherjee, Prof. Mabel Lee, Dr. Roy Perrett, and Prof. David Birch.

LOCATION

The Conference will be held in the beautiful grounds of the University of
Sydney (full details will be sent after registration).

ACCOMMODATION

These hotels are near the University and will have rooms for conference
participants in September (the prices are in Australian dollars; let them
know that you are a conference participant):

* Camperdown Travelodge, cnr. Missenden Rd. and Marsden St., Camperdown,
  $115 per night (single);$135 (twin)- a few minutes walk to the campus.
  Phone 0011 61 2 9516 1522
* University Motor Inn, Arundel St., Glebe (across the road from the
  Parramatta Rd. entrance to the University), $120 per night (single); $155
  ("executive"). Phone: 0011 61 2 9660 5777
* Alishan Guesthouse, 100 Glebe Point Rd., Glebe (10-15 minutes walk), $70
  per night (single); $85 per night (double). Phone 0011 61 2 9566 4048
* Australian Sunrise Lodge, 485 King St., Newtown (15 minutes walk to
  campus), $45 per night; $27.50 twin share. Phone 0011 61 2 9550 4999
* Billabong Gardens, 5 Egan St., Newtown (a few minutes walk to the
  campus), $25-30 per night (single); $40 per night (double). Phone 0011 61 2
  9550 3236

REGISTRATION FEE

The Registration Fee is AUST$160 (students: $120). The Fee covers all
conference events over the three days. It covers the cost of three lunches
as well as the cost of tea and coffee breaks over the three days.

Please note that the cost of breakfasts and dinners is not included in the
Registration Fee.

Dinners can be provided in a residential College. Please add $8.50 per
dinner to the Registration Fee if you wish to dine in College.

RESEARCH WORKSHOP- Privatisation in Kazakstan

Posted by: Klaus Meyer <km.cees(a)cbs.dk>
Posted: 28 Aug 1997


RESEARCH WORKSHOP- Privatisation, Enterprise Development and Change in
     Business Culture - The Kazak Perspective

KIMEP, Almaty, Kazakstan - 4-6th of June 1998

The research workshop is organised by KIMEP (Almaty), CBS (Copenhagen) and
LSE (London).

Objectives: The objective of the research workshop is to serve as a forum
for the presentation of original research on the dynamics of privatisation,
enterprise development and change in business culture.  The focus of the
workshop will be Kazakstan seen as an integral part of Central Asia.
Priority will be given to papers on Kazakstan including studies comparing
the Kazak experience with privatisation process in other Central Asian
countries.  However papers on individual Eastern European Countries as well
as on individual CIS-countries will be looked for and welcomed.

The workshop will focus on 3 areas of analysis: The method and outcome of
the privatisation process; case studies of business development in selected
industries and companies; and changes in business culture as a consequence
of the privatisation process.  Consequently papers will be welcomes in all
3 areas.

The best papers will be published in a book with an international publisher
to inform an international readership on the privatisation process in
Kazakstan.

Format: The workshop will be held as a two day academic workshop at KIMEP,
4-5th June 1998, followed by a one day symposium, 6th of June 1998, for a
broader group of participants from the Kazak government and private sector.

Deadlines: 1.11.1997 for 1-page abstracts, and 1.4.1998 for submission of
the complete paper.

Further information can be obtained from:

Duncan Williamson, KIMEP, Abai Prospect 4, 480100 Almaty, Kazakstan
tel/fax +7 3272 641960, email:duncan.williamson(a)kaznet.glas.apc.org

or

Jane Molgaard Rossen
Department of Intercultural Communication and Management
Copenhagen Business School
Dalgas Have 15
2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
tel +453815 3192, fax +45 3815 3840
email: jmr.sprqk(a)cbs.dk

Klaus Meyer
Center for East European Studies, Copenhagen Business School
Dalgas Have 15, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
Phone: office:  (45) 3815 3033,     mobile: (45) 2216 2297
Fax:            (45) 3815 3037,     email: km.cees(a)cbs.dk
Homepage: http://www.econ.cbs.dk/institutes/cees/staff/meyer.html

CALL FOR PAPERS- Society, Language & Culture in Post-Soviet Union

Posted by: Tony Qualin <pvton(a)ttacs1.ttu.edu>
Posted: 28 Aug 1997


CALL FOR PAPERS- Society, Language & Culture in Post-Soviet Union & E. Europe

The Russian Language and Area Studies Program at Texas Tech University
announces a conference on "Society, Language, and Culture in Post-Communist
Russia, the Other Former Republics of the Soviet Union, and Eastern Europe."

The demise of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe has ushered
in a mass of changes in nearly every aspect of the lives of the people in
these nations.  There have been changes not only in the political system,
but also in the way the people of these nations lead their everyday lives
and perceive their place in the world.  The fall of communism has altered
the way the people in former communist countries work, shop, rest, travel,
etc.  These changes in day-to-day life combined with the removal of state
control over literature and the press have affected the way the people of
these nations write and the way they read.  Profound differences in
language, style, and content can be found in the works of leading literary
figures and in the pages of any newspaper.  Similar changes have taken
place in other spheres of art and life.  How do the people of former
communist countries deal with decades of a communist cultural legacy?  Do
they attempt to return to their pre-communist heritage, hoping to adapt
these older cultural values to a modern world?  How do these nations deal
with the deluge of social , material and cultural imports from their
long-time capitalist foes?  How do they cope with the collision of
traditional, communist and mass culture and to what degree are elements of
each present in their culture today?

The conference will be held April 2-4, 1998 at Texas Tech University.
Depending upon our resources we hope to downlink the conference to other
sites around the nation.  We also hope to publish a volume of selected
papers from the conference.

Papers and panels from all disciplines and areas are welcome.  The deadline
for proposals is Jan. 15, 1998. Please address proposals on language to
Erin Collopy, proposals on literature to Anthony Qualin, and proposals on
society, politics, or culture to Lewis Tracy at:

Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas 70409-2071

Proposals will also be accepted by e-mail at:

Prof. Collopy (language): pveri(a)ttacs.ttu.edu
Prof. Qualin (literature): pvton(a)ttacs.ttu.edu
Prof. Tracy (society, politics, or culture): pvlew(a)ttacs.ttu.edu

LECTURE SERIES- IASSG, Silkroad Foundation/Stanford University

Posted by: Adela Lee <alee(a)silk-road.com>
Posted: 26 Aug 1997


LECTURE SERIES- IASSG, Silkroad Foundation/Stanford University
        (September-December 1997)

[NOTE: See the IASSG web site for location information and reading lists:
http://www.silk-road.com]


Wednesday, September 3 at 7:30 PM
Room 113, Building 260, Stanford University.
New Nationalisms on China's Central Asian Frontier: Path Dependency and
Relational Alterity by Dr. Dru Gladney.

Dr. Gladney examines the rise of ethnic nationalism and separatism on
China's Central Asian frontier with respect to the local and historic
identities of the Uyghur, Hui, and Kazakh as they interact with the Han and
the Chinese state.  The talk suggests that these new nationalisms cannot be
explained as pan-Turkish or pan-Islamist movements, but instead best
understood as indigenous responses to increasing state control and internal
colonialism in the region.  It also suggest that current ethnic
nationalisms in China and the new Central Asian states are path dependent
upon dominant ideas of the nation and socio-political relations in the
Chinese nation-state. The co-sponsor, Center for East Asian Studies,
Stanford University.


Thursday, October 16 at 7:30 PM
Room 161J, Building 160, Stanford University
Privatizing Paradise: A Socio-political Reading of the Pureland
Painting in Dunhuang Cave 220 by Dr. Qiang Ning.

One interesting phenomenon in the history of Chinese Buddhist art is that
the literary concept of the Western Paradise appeared and developed in
China as early as the third century while the visual representation of this
paradise only appeared as late as the seventh century. Why didn't the
Chinese represent paradise in visual form during the period from the third
to the seventh centuries? What was the key factor which stimulated the
emergence of the visual representation of paradise in the seventh century?
What was the role of traditional Chinese religion and culture in the
transformation of the Western Paradise from religious concept to devotional
imagery? This lecture tries to answer these questions by a case study of
the Western Paradise represented on the south wall of Dunhuang Cave 220,
the earliest dated painting of paradise in Chinese art history. In
particular, I will interpret the painting by investigating the
socio-political situation surrounding its creation and discuss the real
meaning and function of paradise in its original context. My study will
show how a Buddhist cave could be transformed into a family shrine. The
co-sponsors, Center for East Asian Studies and Department of Art, Stanford
University.


Wednesday, November 5 at 7:30 PM
Room 161J, Building 160, Stanford University
A Tour of Babel: Horses, Chariots, and the Origins of the Indo-European
Languages by Dr. David Anthony.

Recent archaeological research in the steppes of Russia and Kazakstan has
shed new light on the domestication of the horse, the beginning of
horseback riding, and the introduction of the chariot. These innovations in
transport were linked to the spread of ancient Indo-European languages, and
to the opening of transcontinental trade and communication across the
Eurasian steppes. Dr. Anthony will discuss new dates and excavation results
from his field and museum studies in Russia.  The co-sponsor, Center for
East Asian Studies, Stanford University.


Wednesday, December 3 at 7:30 PM
Room 161J, Building 160, Stanford University
Petroglyphs of the Minusink Basin in Siberia and the Origins of the Animal
Style of Eurasia by Dr. Henri-Paul Francfort
Early Cultures of the Tarim Basin by Dr. Corinne Debaine-Francfort.

The Francforts are two of the leading experts on the archaeology of western
China and Central Asia. Corinne has worked very closely with Wang Binghua
and the Xinjiang Archaeological Team to correlate the archaeological finds
of the Tarim Basin with data collected in Central Asia and on the Chinese
frontier. She has recently published a highly acclaimed monograph which
synthesizes and analyses the archaeological investigations of the Neolithic
Qijia culture in Gansu and Qinghai. This little known culture has strategic
importance as a buffer and transmitter of technological influences between
early Chinese cultures and non-Chinese cultures of the Tarim Basin and
Southern Siberia. Henri-Paul Francfort, on the other hand has directed
Russian and French joint missions to Central Asia and Southern Siberia. He
will present his recent field work on the petroglyphs of the Minusink
Basin, Professor Francfort will discuss the early motifs of the "animal
style" of the Neolithic nomads of Siberia and their influence on the
development of later manifestations of animal style art as assimilated in
later artistic traditions in China, Mongolia, and Central Asia. Professor
Corinne Debaine-Francfort will present her findings from an extensive
on-going investigation into the stratigraphy and cultural relics of the
Tarim Basin and the evidence for extensive and continuous contact between
these cultures and cultures west, east, and north in Central Asia,
Mongolia, Siberia, and China. The co-sponsor , Center for East Asian
Studies, Stanford University.

NOTE: The lecture information and map is available at our web site.


Silkroad Foundation
P.O. Box 2275, Saratoga, CA 95070
Email: info(a)silk-road.com
Web site: http://www.silk-road.com

CONFERENCE- 1997 Wisconsin Workshop on Central Asian Studies

Posted by: Uli Schamiloglu <uschamil(a)macc.wisc.edu>
Posted: 28 Jul 1997


CONFERENCE- 1997 Wisconsin Workshop on Central Asian Studies

Preliminary Circular
(second circular with additional details available approximately August 1,
1997)

Workshop on Central Asian Studies
October 9-12, 1997
University of Wisconsin-Madison

HIGHLIGHTS:

1. Organizational Meeting for the Consortium for Central Asian Studies

2. Annual Theme for 1997: The Formation of National Identities in Central
Asia

3. Keynote Speaker: Prof. M. Nazif Shahrani (Wilson Center & Indiana
University-Bloomington)

4. Special Workshop Session on the Use of Technology in Teaching the
Cultures & Languages of Central Asia

5. Other scholarly & cultural programs


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, and 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 convening of the second annual Workshop on
Central Asian Studies on October 9-12, 1997 (arrival October 9
afternoon/evening -- departure October 12 noon).

The goal of this 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.  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 1997 meeting of the workshop is "The Formation of
National Identities in Central Asia". (The theme for the first meeting of
the Workshop was "The Legacy of Russian Colonialism in Central Asia", and
the tentative theme for the 1998 meeting is "Rewriting Central Asian
History".)

FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS OR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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

OR

Uli Schamiloglu
Associate Professor of Central Asian Studies &
Coordinator, Workshop on Central Asian Studies

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

PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

Workshop on Central Asian Studies (October 9-12, 1997)

Please make reservations at:
J. F. Friedrick Center
1950 Willow Drive
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
tel. 608/231-1341

Rooms: $49/night single; $58/night double (includes parking &
complimentary breakfast)

FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS OR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia
University of Wisconsin

210 Ingraham Hall
tel. 608/262-3379; fax 608/265-3062
E-mail: creeca(a)macc.wisc.edu

OR

Uli Schamiloglu
Associate Professor of Central Asian Studies &
Coordinator, Workshop on Central Asian Studies

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

MEETING- Organization of Consortium for Central Asian Studies

Posted by: Uli Schamiloglu <uschamil(a)macc.wisc.edu>
Posted: 28 Jul 1997


ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING- Consortium for Central Asian Studies

(To meet during the Workshop on Central Asian Studies -- October 9-12,1997
-- University of Wisconsin-Madison)

PURPOSE:

Establish a Consortium  for Central Asian Studies which should address the
following needs:
 - establish academic-year and summer in-country programs
 - coordinate Title VI)
 - collaborate on distance-education
 - collaborate on joint fundraising

In June 1997 the teachers of Central Asian languages organized a committee
consisting of Prof. Ilse Cirtautus (U. Washington-Seattle), Prof. Erika
Gilson (Princeton U.), and Uli Schamiloglu (U. Wisconsin-Madison) to draft
a proposal for a Consortium Agreement which should address these  needs.
The purpose of this meeting will be to review, discuss, and finalize the
draft proposal (which should be completed and available before the time of
the meeting), vote whether to accept it, and elect any officers or
institutions that might be required.

A number of colleagues and institutions have already expressed an interest
in such a Consortium for Central Asian Studies.

HISTORY:

There has been interest in recent years in initiating some broader form of
cooperation among institutions interested in Central Asian Studies
(sometimes more broadly defined to include larger parts of the Turkic
world such as the Caucasus, the Volga region, and elsewhere). This
interest has come from individual faculty members; from professional
associations such as AATT (the American Association of Teachers of Turkic
Languages); funding agencies such as SSRC (which funds summer language
programs); and the Title VI Program of the U.S. Department of Education.

One of the first steps in this direction was taken during the May 1995
meeting of the Workshop on the Proficiency-based Teaching of Central Asian
Languages held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At that time,
teachers of Central Asian languages endorsed the idea of establishing a
consortium for exchanges with Central Asian universities. (While the idea
is still valid, the top-down approach adopted at that time was not
workable with university administrators, who in the end preferred a
bottom-up approach.)  This was followed by an unsuccessful application to
support a consortium for Central Asian Studies (1996).

Most recently on June 5-8, 1997 the Social Science Council conducted the
"SSRC-JCSSS Central Asian Language Pedagogy Workshop" organized by Prof.
Nazif Shahrani and Prof. Ayse Rorlich (held in Washington, DC).  This
workshop, which had been many years in the planning, was intended to help
organize and reform the teaching of Central Asian languages in the United
States. Since SSRC funds a number of important summer programs in Central
Asian languages, it also emphasized the need for future cooperation and
new strategies for dealing with cutbacks in future funding. During the
final discussion period, we revived the notion of a "Consortium for
Central Asian Studies" which the teachers of Central Asian Turkic
languages had adopted in 1995. (This time it would be organized from the
bottom-up.)  SSRC is willing to lend its imprimatur and support to this
Consortium.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

IN-COUNTRY PROGRAMS--U. Wisconsin-Madison has an exchange with Farabi
Kazak National University that could be included in a Consortium; other
universities with their own formal programs could collaborate in
reciprocal relationships through the Consortium or else develop new formal
programs through the framework of the Consortium. Participating
institutions should have access to each other's programs; the Consortium's
program(s) could be opened up nationally to all interested students as
well. We should aim at building up programs in cities such as Almaty,
Tashkent, Bishkek, Dushanbe, Ashgabat, Baku, Kazan, Ufa, etc. There is an
urgent need for regular in-country summer language programs at the
third-year level or higher.

SUMMER LANGUAGE INSTITUTES-- An important long-term should be closer
cooperation among summer language institutes, perhaps by coordinating
summer courses or through the establishment of a single rotating summer
language institute (as exist for other world areas). While this proposal
is not intended to erode the autonomy of individual language programs,
teachers and programs will have not choice but to cooperate as a result of
future funding cutbacks (which are already visible in our field!). The
choice is cooperating among ourselves now versus arbitrary cutbacks by
funding agencies in which we have no say.

FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia
University of Wisconsin
210 Ingraham Hall
tel. 608/262-3379; fax 608/265-3062
E-mail: creeca(a)macc.wisc.edu

OR

Uli Schamiloglu
Associate Professor of Central Asian Studies &
Coordinator, Workshop on Central Asian Studies

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

CONFERENCE- CIPE Conferences in Almaty and Tashkent

Posted by: Dennis McConnell- Maine Business School <mac(a)maine.maine.edu>
Posted: 13 Jul 1997


CONFERENCES- CIPE Conferences in Almaty and Tashkent: Business Associations
and Think Tanks as Engines for Economic Reform

The Center for International Private Enterprise is holding two
international conferences, in Almaty, Kazakstan October 20-21, 1997 and in
Tashkent, Uzbekistan October 23-24.  This will be CIPE's first effort in
Central Asia, a region we consider very important in the New Independent
States (NIS).  CIPE has had several years of NIS experience with over 15
grantees in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia and Azerbaijan, along with 14
years of experience with over 400 projects in 70 countries worldwide.

This conference will bring together key government officials, members of
Parliament, heads of leading public policy research institutes and business
associations in Kazakstan, Uzbekistan, plus possible representation from
Kyrgystan and Turkmenistan. The purpose of this conference will be to
empower private, market-oriented business associations, think tanks and
entrepreneurs to play a role in the economic reform of Kazakstan &
Uzbekistan. The goal is to give these groups concrete examples of how to
organize and interact with the government by presenting models and success
stories from other Western countries and countries in transition. In
addition, the conference aims to strengthen and build these institutions on
a permanent, sustainable basis.

For Further Information

If you reside outside Kazakstan or Uzbekistan, you may obtain
further information by contacting CIPE directly:

Bea Celler:
bceller(a)cipe.org

Center for International Private Enterprise
1615 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20062-2000
United States of America
Tel: (202) 463-5901
Fax: (202) 887-3447

In Kazakstan, contact:

Veronica John:
Veronica.John(a)smcarana.sprint.com
Carana Corporation
Tel: (7-3272) 33-66-19
In Uzbekistan, contact:

Jill Jackson-Mandel:
jill(a)mci.silk.org
Mercy Corps
Tel: (7-3712) 44-08-96

CIPE Web Site: http://www.cipe.org

CONFERENCE- Institutions in Transition

Posted by: N. Milanovic <n.milanovic(a)lse.ac.uk>
Posted: 26 Jun 1997


INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE- Institutions in Transition

The primary aim of the conference is to stimulate comparative theoretical
discussion of different ways in which institutions evolve or are designed,
and to outline the importance of institutional choice and innovation for
successful transition and development.  In formal and open discussion,
theoretical theses will be confronted with actual experience and reality of
transition countries.

The preliminary programme of the conference consists of short presentations
by the contributors to the first issue of the IB Review, and extensive
formal and open discussion of these presentations.  However, the program is
still open for additional presentations (papers) related to the general
topic of the conference.  Anyone wishing to present their own research
(paper) should simply contact the organizers at the address given below.

The conference will be held on September 18-20, 1997, in Radenci, a spa
resort in the north-east Slovenia.  It is organized by the Institute of
Macroeconomic Research and Development (IMAD) from Ljubljana (see
http://www.sigov.si/zmar/).

For more information, including a conference program and application form,
contact: Ms. Irena Rink <irena.rink(a)zmar.sigov.mail.si>

LECTURES- Gulnar Kendirbaeva, University of Washington

Posted by: Talgat Imangaliev <atyrau(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 22 Jun 1997


LECTURES- Gulnar Kendirbaeva, Univ. of Washington

Central Asian Programs at the University of Washington would like to
announce two lectures by Dr. Gulnar Kendirbayeva, University of Tubingen:

"The Muslim Faction of the Russian Duma, 1906-1917"
        June 24

"Alash: the National Movement of the Kazakh Intelligentsia at the Beginning
of the Century"
        June 25

Both lectures will be in Denny Hall 215 at 1:2O pm.

Talgat Imangaliev
President
Kazakh & Kirghiz Studies Group
Dept. of Near Eastern Lang. & Civilization
University of Washington
atyrau(a)u.washington.edu
http://weber.u.washington.edu/~kksg

CONFERENCE- World Congress of Tatars, Kazan', Aug.28-29, 1997

Posted by: Yanki Pursun <fyp(a)usa.net> (via <schoeber(a)fas.harvard.edu>)
Posted: 19 Jun 1997


CONFERENCE- World Congress of Tatars, Kazan', Tatarstan, Aug. 28-29, 1997

In accordance with the Decree of President of the Republic of Tatarstan
dated 10 February 1997, the Second World Congress of Tatars should take
place in Kazan on August 28-29 this year.  Please find enclosed the
Regulations on the Second World Congress of Tatars.

According to the resolution of the working group, which is responsible for
the organization of the Congress, every Tatar community abroad (except CIS
states) is granted with a quota of 1 delegate.  The delegates of the Second
World Congress of Tatars should be elected in the community meeting prior to
July 1, 1997.  Delegate's registration form (sample is attached hereto) to
the working group as soon as possible.

The Congress's working group expresses its strong belief that every
community send authoritative representative of the organization, who have
been contributing infensively to the preservation and development of Tatar
culture, language and traditions.

The Congress programme allows for round table discussion the following:

1. Heritage and Encyclopaedia of the  Tatar people.
2. Tatar Education (Alphabet, teaching, science).
3. Ways of Development of the Tatar culture (professional and amateur art).
4. Tatar Books, Publishing, Press, Mass Media.
5. Society, National Originality and Family.
6. Tatar Youth.
7. Economy, National Interests, Ties and Migration.
8. International Law, Democratic Nationhood and Tatar Nation.
9. Tatar in Foreign Countries and their Cooperation with Tatarstan.

The working group will pay for delegate's accomodation and board in Kazan.
Travel expenses are not covered.

Arrival - August 27, 1997. Departure - August 31, 1997.

Contact phones: +7 (8432) 365916, 366926, 640393, 362507.

Date of the delegates arrival information concerning  transportation shall
be submitted prior to 10 August 1997 to the address:
        Executive Committee of the World Congress of Tatars
        Room 34
        1 Svobody Sq.
        Kazan 420060  Tatarstan

I.Tagirov
Deputy Chairman of the Congress's Working Group,
Chairman of the World Congress of Tatars Executive committee


Registration form of a delegate the Second World Congress of Tatars

1.  Surname
2.  Name
3.  Date of birth
4.  Place of work (address)
5.  Position
6.  Public activity
8.  Telephone
9.  Telex
10. Fax
11. Permanent address
12. In the work of what "round tables" are you going to take part


Source:  Yanki Pursun <fyp(a)usa.net> (via the Turkistan-N list)

CALL FOR PAPERS- Post-Socialist Areas- Environment & Place

Posted by: Alison Stenning <stenniac(a)novell5.bham.ac.uk>
Posted: 16 Jun 1997


CALL FOR PAPERS- Kingston '98 - RGS-IBG Conference
        Working Party on Post-Socialist Areas

Following the successful session at Exeter '97, the Working Party is
organising a session of two modules at Kingston '98.

The module themes are

- Environmental Issues in Post-Socialist States
- Changing Perceptions of Places in Post-Socialist Europe

The convenor (Alan Dingsdale, Nottingham Trent) hopes that plenty of papers
will be offered and asks for abstracts, affilliations and addresses to him
at the address below.  He plans to approach a major journal with a view to
having the Kingston papers published, following the successful publication
of the Exeter papers in Trent Geographical Papers.

Abstracts should be sent to:

Alan Dingsdale
Department of International Studies
Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
NOTTINGHAM NG11 8NS


Alison Stenning
School of Geography
University of Birmingham
Birmingham B15 2TT  UK

phone: 0121 414 6922
fax: 0121 414 5528
email: a.c.stenning(a)bham.ac.uk

LECTURE- G. Kendirbaeva- Alash: Kazak National Movement, Columbia U.

Posted by: Peter Sinnott <pjs7(a)columbia.edu>
Posted: 4 Jun 1997


LECTURE- Gulnar Kendirbaeva- Alash: Kazak National Movement, Columbia Univ.

Columbia University's Center for the Study of Central Asia, the Caucasus
and the Caspian, the Middle East Institute, and the Harriman Institute
wish to announce the following talk:

Alash: The National Movement of the Kazak Intelligentsia

Gulnar Kendirbaeva
Historian, Tuebingen University

Wednesday, June 11, 1997

in Room 1119, Middle East Institute
International Affairs Building
420 West 118th St.
New York, NY 10027

[NOTE: Gulnar Kendirbaeva will also be speaking at Harvard on June 16 about
Muslims in the Russian Duma, 1905-1917.  Anyone wishing to receive notices
about events at Harvard should subscribe to the Central-Asia-Harvard-List
(send subscribe request to majordomo(a)fas.harvard.edu).  For further
information about the Harvard lecture, call 617-496-2643 or write to
centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu.  --John Schoeberlein]

LECTURES & MUSIC- Inner Asia/Silkroad Study Group

Posted by: Adela C.Y. Lee <alee(a)silk-road.com>
Posted: 26 May 1997


LECTURES & MUSIC- Inner Asia/Silkroad Study Group (IASSG)

Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University
Inner Asia/Silkroad Study Group (IASSG)

present

"Ancient History of Tarim Basin" by Dr. Albert Dien, Stanford University

"Searching for Lost Cities of the Silk Road using Spaceborne Imaging Radar"
        by Dr. Pamela Logan
        Director of Research, China Exploration & Research Society

"The Archaeology of the Tarim Basin" by Dr. Wang Binghua
        Director of the Institute of Archaeology of
        Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

(All slide-illustrated lectures are free and open to the public)

ALSO:  Live Xinjiang music and food

Wednesday, June 4, 1997 6:00 p.m.
Cumming Arts Building, Annenberg Auditorium, Stanford University

Dr. Wang, the lead archaeologist in charge of some major excavations in the
Tarim Basin, will bring news of the most recent development and research
from Xinjiang. Dr. Wang will share his 30-year archaeological and travel
experience along the ancient Silk Road.

Dr. Logan and Dr. Wang will present the archeological finds from the fringe
of the Taklamakan Desert which have provided historians with valuable clues
about the ebb and flow of ideas across Eurasia.  Subsequent climate changes
caused many Silk Road caravansaries to be abandoned, as the land dried up
and people migrated closer to water sources at the desert's edge. Now,
although many ruins have been discovered and excavated, still some
settlements are thought to be lost in the Taklamakan's vast sea of dunes. To
locate these ruins by ground survey is not feasible, however, synthetic
aperture radar (SAR), an advanced remote sensing tool, can potentially
detect man-made objects such as walls  even when they are buried under a
meter of sand.

In 1994, NASA's "Mission to Planet Earth" surveyed the southern  Taklamakan
with SIR-C, a SAR device carried aboard Space Shuttle _Endeavor_ Radar
imagery of some areas reveals features--tracks and spots of  unnaturally
high reflectivity--that do not appear on visible-light photographs and may
be signs of ancient inhabitation.  Ground-truthing has not yet been
conducted, and will be a crucial step to identifying these features and
demonstrating the value of SAR technology to archaeological surveys of
otherwise impenetrable desert.

NOTE: The lecture information and map is available at our website.

Silkroad Foundation
P.O. Box 2275, Saratoga, CA 95070
Tel:408-867-1364
Fax:408-867-8669
Email:info(a)silk-road.com
Website:http://www.silk-road.com

CONFERENCE- Women and Business, UNDP, Bishkek, 22-23 May, 1997

Posted by: Billur Gungoren <billur(a)kot.bishkek.su>
Posted: 19 May 1997


CONFERENCE- Women and Business: Trends and Perspectives During the
        Transformation Period" Regional Workshop
        Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, 22-23 May, 1997

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Kyrgyz Republic, in
close coordination with the national Women in Development (WID) Bureau, is
organizing a Regional Workshop titled "Women and Business: Trends and
Perspectives During the Transformation Period" in Bishkek on 22-23 May,
1997.  The aim of the Workshop is to bring together policy makers, women
entrepreneurs, NGOs, CBOs and national WID Bureaus to discuss various
dimensions of entrepreneurship in the Central Asian region.

Ms. Lilia Ramos, the Executive Director of Approtech, an NGO based in
Manila, and Ms. Shyam Badan Shrestha, President of Women's Entrepreneur
Association of Nepal (WEAN) will participate as resource people and
facilitators.

A research paper titled "Women Entrepreneurs: Spearhead for Economic Revival
in Kyrgyzstan" will be presented at the Workshop.  A copy of the research
paper is available from authors (Ms. Billur Gungoren and Ms. Damira
Sartbayeva) or through the UNDP office in Bishkek.

Below is a tentative agenda of the Workshop.  For more information, please
contact Ms. Billur Gungoren, UNDP Gender Advisor at billur(a)kot.bishkek.su.

All interested scholars, researchers, and other individuals are invited.


TENTATIVE AGENDA

Women in Business: Trends and Perspectives in Transformation Period
        22-23 May, 1997
        Hotel Dostuk Conference Hall, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

22 May, 1997

9:00 a.m.       Registration of participants
9:30 a.m.       Welcome and Introduction by Ms. Damira Sartbayeva, Head of
        the WID Bureau, Kyrgyz Republic
10:00 a.m.      Presentation on UNDP's Gender Initiatives in the Kyrgyz
        Republic by Mr. Ercan Murat, UNDP Resident Representative,
        Kyrgyz Republic
10:20 a.m.      Presentation on Kyrgyz Government's Perspective on Women and
        Entrepreneurship by Ms. Mira Jangaracheva, Vice-Prime
        Minister on Social Policy, Kyrgyz Republic
10:40 a.m.      Presentation on women and entrepreneurship research
        conducted in the Kyrgyz Republic in 1997 by Ms. Billur
        Gungoren, UNDP Gender Advisor, Kyrgyz Republic
11:30 a.m.      Coffee Break
12:00 noon      15 minute presentation by the WID Bureaus/UNDP Gender Focal
        Points of Central Asian Republics
13:00 p.m.      Lunch
14:00 p.m.      World Experience in Women and Entrepreneurship
        Presentation by Ms. Lilia Ramos
        Presentation by Ms. Shyam Badan Shrestha
15:45 p.m.      Coffee Break
16:15 p.m.      Questions, Remarks, Conclusions of the Day
17:15 p.m.      Closing

19:00           Reception at the Hotel Dostuk

23 May, 1997

9:00 a.m.       Analysis of the previous day by Ms. Damira Sartbayeva
9:20 a.m.       15 minute presentation by NGOs of Central Asian Republics
10:20 a.m.      Splitting into 3 working groups, selection of moderators for
        each group
        First group: role of the State in the development of women's
        entrepreneurship
        Second group: role of the NGOs in the development of women's
        entrepreneurship
        Third group: women entrepreneurs' view on what to do, what
        to avoid for success
10:30 a.m.      Coffee Break
11:00 a.m.      Discussion and preparation of reports by each group
13:00 p.m.      Lunch
14:00 p.m.      Presentation of the Reports by each group
15:30 p.m.      Coffee Break
16:00-17:00p.m. Recommendations and Closing

P.S. English/Russian simultaneous translation will be provided.

LECTURE- N. Lhagvasuren, Mongolia Unplugged, Kevorkian Center, NYU

Posted by: Alison Feldman <feldmana(a)is.nyu.edu>
Posted: 19 May 1997


LECTURE- "Mongolia Unplugged: Creating the Post-Soviet State"

The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
and The Indo-Mongolian Society of New York

invite you to a lecture on

"Mongolia Unplugged: Creating the Post-Soviet State"

by

Nomin Lhagvasuren
Hubert H. Humphrey Journalism Fellow
University of Maryland
and
Editor and Reporter, Business Times newspaper (Ulaanbaatar)

accompanied by a screening of

Mongolia on the Edge of Time
(Lisa Seidenberg, 1997, 30 mins.)

The director will be present for discussion afterward.


Friday, May 28, 6:30 pm
Stephen Chan Auditorium
Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
50 Washington Square South (a) Sullivan Street


For more information, call the Kevorkian Center at 212-998-8877.

CONFERENCE- Ethnic Conflict in Caucasus, SOTA, Haarlem, The Netherlands

Posted by: Mehmet Tutuncu <sota(a)euronet.nl>
Posted: 18 May 1997


CONFERENCE- Ethnic Conflicts in the Caucasus: Causes and Solutions
        SOTA, June 1-2, 1997

The collapse of the Soviet Union was remarkably peaceful, but its aftermath
has been remarkably violent. To keep its multiethnic empire together, the
soviet regime used a mixed bag of political and economic instruments,
developed over decades of Communist power and centuries of Russian imperial
rule. The sudden end of the soviet system destroyed most of these
instruments and left the new states of former Soviet Union with the
troubles. The bloody war in Chechenya is the most visible manifestation of
the results of Soviet legacy.

The Caucasus, famous for its legendary mountains where Prometheus was
punished and chained to the rocks because he had stolen the fire from the
gods and given it to mankind, seems to be the most fertile ground for ethnic
violence. The war between Armenia and Azerbaijan about Nagorno-Karabag is
still not resolved. Abkhazians have control over the former Abkhaz ASSR, and
have defeated the Georgian army. The Chechens have fought a bloody war with
the Russian army, and have managed to defeat this army, and are de facto
-independent from Moscow. These wars cost the lives of more than 100,000
peoples and produced millions of refugees.

What are the causes of conflicts of the region?. Is this an area where never
will be peace?. What is the role of International organizations and media in
these conflicts. Could conflict prevention methods help to make the region
less tense. What role of is played by millions of women who suffer from wars
fought by men? Other relevant questions and topics will be adressed by
experts and representatives from the involved nations and peoples.

The conference languages will be English and Turkish and is open to everyone
who is interested in the conflicts in the Caucasus; especially scholars,
experts and journalists are invited to participate.  The participation for
the conference costs 50 Dutch guilders including dinner at 1st of June.
Admission without dinner will be 20 Dutch guilders.  This program is made
possible by National Committee for International Cooperation and Sustainable
Development (NCDO).

Place:  Hotel Haarlem Zuid
        Toekanweg 2
        2035 LC Haarlem
        The Netherlands

SCHEDULE

1 June 1997

9:30  Opening

9:45  Key note speech Isa Qamber (chairman of Musavat Party of Azerbaijan)

10:30 Mr. Mustafa Cemiloglu (Crimean Tatar Milli Mejlis)

11:00 Marie Bennigsen  (Editor, Central Asian Survey)
        On the history of Caucasus

11:30 Speech from a special guest from Chechenya

12:00 Lunch Break

13:30-15:00 Panel discussion (Chairman: Moshe Gammer)

Abkhazian Case:
2 speakers Abkhazian viewpoints
* George Hewitt (SOAS)
* Slava Chirikba  (Leiden University)

2 speakers from Georgia
*George Khutsishvili, Ph.D. Director, International Center on Conflict and
        Negotiation (ICCN)
        Transition to What? Obstacles for lasting Peace in the Caucasus
*Levan Urusadze Publisher, independent newspaper "Adamianis Uplebebi"
       ("Human Rights)
       The Role of Russia in Ethnic Conflicts in the Caucasus

15:00 Tea/Coffee  break

15:30 -17:00 Panel discussion: Chechenya and Abkhazia (Differences and
Similarities)
Moshe Gammer (Tel Aviv University)
        The Russo-Chechen conflict in historical perspective
Fatih Gungor (Kafkas Vakf)
        Kafkasyadaki Etnik catismalarda dinin rolu

18:00 Dinner

20:00 Music from the region

2 June 97

Workshops:

Azerbaijan and Democracy in the Caucasus.  This session will be in
        Turkish and with many guests from Azerbaijan.

Isa Gamber Azerbaycanda Demokrasi tarihi

Mrs. Nesrin Sariahmetoglu (Marmara University)
        Daglik Karabag olaylarinin perde arkasi (background of Karabakh
        conflict)

International media and Caucasus Charles van der Leeuw

Role of Women in Conflict Situations (Leyla Yunusova, Institute for Peace
        and Democracy)


For more information, contact:
        Mehmet Tutuncu
        (SOTA) Research Centre for Turkestan, Azerbaijan, Crimea, Caucasus
        and Siberia
        P.O. Box 9642
        2003 LP Haarlem
        The Netherlands

        e-mail: <mtutuncu(a)turkiye.net> or <sota(a)euronet.nl>
        Turkish World Home Page:<http://www.turkiye.net/sota/sota.html>

LECTURE- Xinjiang, Middle East Institute, Columbia Univ.

Posted by: Mehmet Tutuncu <sota(a)euronet.nl>
Posted: 16 May 1997


LECTURE- Xinjiang, May 19, Columbia Univ., Middle East Institute

There will be a talk on Monday, May 19th at Columbia University, Middle East
Institute, Room 1118, International Affairs Building, 12 noon:

"China's Chechnya: Xinjiang after the "Strike Hard" Campaign"
        Jan Alexander
        Freelance Journalist

CALL FOR PAPERS- Panel on Cultural Identity of Turkic Peoples, AATSEEL 1997

Posted by: Gonul Pultar <gonul(a)bilkent.edu.tr>
Posted: 15 May 1997


CALL FOR PAPERS- Panel on Cultural Identity of Turkic Peoples

I am looking for panelists for a panel entitled 'The Soviet Union and Its
'Other': Theories of Cultural Identity Among the Turkic Peoples,' for the
AATSEEL conference in Toronto in December 1997.

Those interested, please send abstracts by July 1.

Gonul Pultar, Ph.D.
Bilkent University
06533 Ankara, Turkey

tel/fax: +90 (312) 266-5071
e-mail: gonul(a)bilkent.edu.tr

CONFERENCE- Anthropology of Post-Socialist Societies, Univ. College London

Posted by: Ruth Mandel <ucsarem(a)ucl.ac.uk>
Posted: 12 May 1997


CONFERENCE- Anthropology of Post-Socialist Societies, Univiversity College
London

On May 24-25 the group founded last year, for the study of Anthropology of
Post-socialist Societies, will hold its second workshop.

Saturday, 24 May:
Place: University College London, Department of Anthropology
Time: 10-5
Who: Papers by:

Jacob Riggi (urban anthropology, Kazakstan);
Julian Watts (politics and new entrepreneurs, Archangel);
Louise Perrotta (land refom in Ukraine)
Ildiko Beller-Hann (gender and work in Kashgar)
Film: Waiting for Uighurstan, by Sean Roberts


Sunday, 25 May:
Special session on Material Culture in Central Asia,
In conjunction with the Museum of Mankind,
Place: Museum of Mankind (Piccadilly)
When: 2:30-4:30
What: Paper by Stephanie Bunn "Competing ideologies and interpretations of
Kyrgyz felt design" and Stephanie's introduction to museum's current
exhibition, "Striking Tents: Central Asian Nomad Felts from Kyrgyzstan"

For more information, contact:
Ruth Mandel, <r.mandel(a)ucl.ac.uk>
or:
Caroline Humphrey, <ch10001(a)hermes.cam.ac.uk>


Dr. Ruth Mandel
Department of Anthropology
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT
UK
email: r.mandel(a)ucl.ac.uk
tel: +44-171-380-7036
fax: +44-171-380-7728

CALL FOR PAPERS- Articles on Privatization, Eurasia Research Center

Posted by: Eurasia Research Center <eurasia(a)earthlink.net>
Posted: 5 May 1997


CALL FOR PAPERS- Articles on Privatization, Eurasia Research Center

The Eurasia Research Center will publish articles or papers on its web site
about privatization in Central Asia and neighboring regions. Economists and
other specialists are welcome to contribute short articles on the state of
privatization in Central Asia.  Especially valuable would be the
contributions of Central Asians writing from their home institutions.  By
publishing articles or papers on our web site, you will have access to a
growing audience of scholars, businessmen, and journalists interested in the
former Soviet Union and adjacent countries.  We can publish timely pieces
immediately.  Also welcome will be articles on current political and
economic developments in the region.  People who have recently traveled to
the area are welcome to submit accounts about their experiences.

Alan Fogelquist, Ph.D.
Eurasia Research Center

http://eurasianews.com/erc/homepage.htm

CONFERENCE- Ethnicity in Central Asia & Caucasus, Columbia University

Posted by: Peter Sinnott <pjs7(a)columbia.edu>
Posted: 1 May 1997


CONFERENCE- Ethnic Resonance in Central Asia and the Caucasus

        May 7, 1997
        8:30am-2:30 pm
        1512 International Affairs Building
        420 West 118th Street
        New York, NY 10027

8:30-9:00    Coffee and Registration

9:00-9:15    Welcoming Remarks
        Richard Bulliet, Director, Middle East Institute,
        Columbia University
        Peter Sinnott, Adjunct Lecturer, Department of
        International and Public Affairs, Columbia
        University, Conference Convener

9:15-9:45    Edward Allworth, Professor Emeritus, Columbia U.
        "Dilemmas of the Dispossessed: The Crimean Tatar
        Example"

9:45-10:15   Marc Nichanian, Professor of Armenian Studies,
        Columbia University
        "Armenia and Azerbaijan: National Identities and
        the Propaganda War"

10:15-10:30  Coffee Break

10:30-11:00  Tadeusz Swietochowski, Professor of History,
        Monmouth College
        "Nagorno-Karabakh: Context and Dimensions of a
        Territorial Dispute"

11:00-11:30  Golshad Mamadnazarova, Human Rights Advocates
        Training Program, Columbia University, formerly
        with the OSCE Mission to Tajikistan
        "The Current Situation in Tajikistan"

11:30-12:30  Working Lunch for teachers led by Dr. Peter Sinnott

12:30-1:00   Guita Ranjbaran, PhD candidate, CUNY, Anthropology
        Department
        "Marriage and Identity: Strategizing for Power in
        Tajikistan"

1:00--1:30   Anara Tabyshalieva, Senior Fellow, United States
        Institute of Peace; formerly a social historian at
        Bishkek University
        "Central Asia: Ethnic Fragmentation and
        Polarization"

1:30-2:00    Abdullah Barat, Human Rights Advocate
        "Human Rights in Xinjiang"

Discussant:  James Seymour, East Asian Institute, Columbia University

2:00-2:30 Concluding Remarks--Peter Sinnott

The conference is free, but seating is limited.  To reserve a place, please
telephone Kevin Hallinan at (212) 854-4627 or by email at kph2(a)columbia.edu.


This conference is made possible by grants from the U.S. Department of
Education to the East European, Russian and Eurasian National Resource
Center, The East Asian National Resource Center, The Middle East National
Resource Center, and The Southern Asian National Resource Center. Additional
sponsors include the University Seminar on Post-Communist States, Societies
and Economies, the University Seminar on Women and Society, and the Caspian,
Caucasian, and Central Asian Center of Columbia University.

LECTURES- Jo-Ann Gross & Maria Eva Subtelny, NYU

Posted by: Alison Feldman <feldmana(a)is.nyu.edu>
Posted: 9 Apr 1997


LECTURES- Jo-Ann Gross & Maria Eva Subtelny, NYU

The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
and The Indo-Mongolian Society of New York
present  two events at the Kevorkian Center, NYU:

Jo-Ann Gross
Associate Professor of History
The College of New Jersey

on

"Naqshbandis and Timurids: Prestige, Spirituality,
and the Construction of Authority in Central Asia"

Friday, April 11, 6:30 pm
Stephen Chan Auditorium
Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
50 Washington Square South (a) Sullivan Street

AND

Maria E. Subtelny
Chair, Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
University of Toronto

on

"The Persian Garden and its Influence
on Central Asia and Mughal India"

Friday, April 18, 6:30 pm
Stephen Chan Auditorium
Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
50 Washington Square South (a) Sullivan Street


For more information, call the Kevorkian Center at 212-998-8877.

CALL FOR PAPERS- Economics of the Shadow Economy, Kyiv

Posted by: Economics Education and Research Consortium <eerc(a)eerc.kiev.ua>
Posted: 2 Apr 1997


CALL FOR PAPERS- Economics of the Shadow Economy
        Kyiv, Ukraine, June 7, 1997

The M.A. Program in Economics, Economics Education and Research Consortium
(EERC), University of Kiev-Mohyla Academy has organized a conference on
the Economics of the Shadow Economy, to be held in Kyiv, on June 7, 1997.

A competition for papers on this topic is currently being conducted.  The
four winners of the competition will each receive research stipends
equivalent to $1,500.  To take part in the competition, you must submit an
application form and an abstract consisting of not more than 400 words.
Submissions may be in English or Ukrainian.

For an application form and more detailed information, please contact the
EERC at the following address:

        254070 Kyiv
        vul. Skovorody 2, korp. 3, kim. 304
        Economics Education and Research Consortium
        Tel/Fax: (380-44) 417 73 95
        Tel: (380-44) 416 05 79  or 416 69 36
        E-mail: eerc(a)eerc.kiev.ua

The deadline for submission is April 25, 1997.

The Economics Education and Research Consortium (EERC) receives financial
support from the Eurasia Foundation (with funding from the U.S. Agency for
International Development), the Ford Foundation, the Open Society
Institute, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Starr Foundation, and the World
Bank.

Source: Dennis McConnell, Maine Business School <mac(a)maine.maine.edu>

CONFERENCE- Almati Conference on Public Administration

Posted by: Amiret Konysbaev <postmaster(a)asm.almaty.kz>
Posted: 2 Apr 1997


CONFERENCE- Almati Conference on Modernization of Public
        Administration on the Threshold of the 21st Century:
        Worldwide Experience and Central Asia
        Almati, Kazakstan, April 24-26, 1997

The Conference has been organized by:
*  Central Asian Foundation for Management Development (CAMAN)
*  The National Higher School of Public Administration under the President
   of the Republic of Kazakstan
*  The Executive Committee of the Interstate Council of the Republic of
   Kazakstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Uzbekistan
*  The Russian Academy of Public Service under the President of Russian
   Federation

The topics to be discussed:

*  Experience of reforming public administration and civil service
*  The State's personnel policy: priorities and mechanisms of its
   implementation
*  Interaction of the central and local bodies of State power and
   management. Local self-government and municipal management (the papers
   are still welcomed)
*  The problems of improving preparation, re-training and updating of
   civil servants
*  Managerial culture. Psychological and ethical aspects of civil service
*  The problems of selection and evaluation of civil servants.

The papers presented at the Conference will be published.

It is planned to hold a selling exhibition of materials, teaching programs
and manuals on the issues of public and municipal administration, civil
service and management.

About the conference:

Location: Five-star "Ankara Hotel" situated in the very center Almati near
the residence of the President of the Republic of Kazakstan.

Working languages: Kazak, Russian, English

Registration fee: USD100. It includes attending all the meetings and
sections, complete set of the materials, meals.  Speakers are exempted
from registration fee.

For further information please contact the organizing committee:

Mr. Amiret Konysbaev
Mrs. Zaituna Sarsembayeva
Tel: (7-3272) 64 58 27 or 64 67 44
Fax: (7-3272) 64 23 78 or 45 59 59
E-mail: postmaster(a)asm.almaty.kz

Source: Dennis McConnell, Maine Business School <mac(a)maine.maine.edu>

LECTURE- Abdolkarim Soroush speaks at NYU

Posted by: Alison Feldman <feldmana(a)is.nyu.edu>
Posted: 21 Mar 1997


LECTURE- Abdolkarim Soroush speaks at NYU

The Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU
presents a lecture by

Abdolkarim Soroush
        Islamic philosopher

on

"Religion and Rationality"
        (in Persian)


Saturday, March 29th, 2:30 pm
        Room 109, Courant Institute (Warren Weaver Hall)
        251 Mercer Street (a) corner of W. 4th
        New York University


        For more information, please call the Kevorkian Center at
        212-998-8877.

WORKSHOP- Eurasian Workshop at Society for American Archaeology

Posted by: Jeannine Davis-Kimball <jkimball(a)megamed.com>
Posted: 8 Mar 1997


WORKSHOP- Informal Workshop Session for Archaeologists working in
        Eurasia on Bronze Age through Medieval Period Sites

Jeannine Davis-Kimball and Claudia Chang are holding an informal Friday
morning workshop (9am), at the Opryland Hotel, meeting place TBA, on April
4 in Nashville, Tennessee at the Society for American Archaeology Annual
Meetings.  The purpose of this workshop is to invite as many specialists
working in Eurasia to discuss their research programs, future directions
for Eurasian archaeology, and collaborative efforts in an informal
roundtable discussion.  There is no set format for the workshop.  We are
hoping that this informal discussion group can encourage all researchers
to establish a more formal network and clearing house for our shared
interests in Eurasian archaeology.

We encourage all potential participants to contact us by email so that we
can keep a running tally of participants. Send e-mail to:
jkimball(a)garnet.berkeley.edu

CONFERENCE- Milad-un-Nabi Conference, Naqshbandiya Foundation

Posted by: Ahmed Mirza <famirza(a)uic.edu>
Posted: 8 Mar 1997


CONFERENCE- Milad-un-Nabi Conference, Naqshbandiya Foundation

The Naqshbandiya Foundation for Islamic Education (NFIE) is dedicated to
serve Islam and Tasawwuf (Sufism).  NFIE promotes Muslim unity through
love, tolerance, mutual respect, peaceful conflict resolution, balanced
self-esteem, and positive thinking.

The NFIE is organizing the International Milad-un-Nabi Conference 1997.

Date: Saturday, July 26th
Time: 9 am to 10 pm
Place: University of Illinois, Chicago Circle Center (Illinois Room)
       750 south Halsted
       Chicago, Illinois, USA
Theme: The Prophet (sallallaho alaihe wa sallam) as the "Living Qur'an"

Registration: Registration, meals, and baby-sitting are all FREE.
Accommodations: Days Inn of Chicago  (Phone: (312) 943-9200
        Special room rate (NFIE-Milad) $85.00
Travel Arrangements: Supersonic Travel, (Contact Hafeez Khan)
        Phone: (972) 239-7782

Invited Guest Speakers:

Shaykh Muhammad Masum Naqshbandi, Eminent Naqshbandi Shaykh and Shafi'i
        Scholar from Kurdistan
Syed Afzal Hussain Jamaiti, Eminent Naqshbandi Shaykh and Hanafi Scholar
        from Pakistan
Maulana Sayyid Jafar Muhyiddin Al-Qaderi, Ph.D., College of Sharia, Al-
Azhar
        University, Qaderi Shaykh, President Al-Seerah Society of North
        America
Justice Bahauddin Baha, Former Supreme Court Judge (Afghanistan), Eminent
        Hanafi Scholar and Author
Dr. Marcia K. Hermansen, Professor, Department of Religious Studies, San
        Diego State University
Dr. Alan Abd-Al Haqq Godlas, Assistant Professor of Arabic and Islamic
        Studies, University of Georgia
Dr. Arther Buehler, Assistant Professor of Islam and Indo-Pakistani
Culture
        Colgate University
Dr. Vincent J. Cornell 'Mansur al-Majahid', Assistant Professor,
Department
        of Religion, Duke University
S. Abdallah Schleifer, Director, Adham Center for Television Journalism,
        American University in Cairo, Egypt
Abd-al-Hayy Moore, American Muslim Poet and Author (Maulud in English)
Waheed Chugtai, International Naat Khawan (Pakistan), Recipient of
multiple
        awards (Maulud in Arabic, Persian, Urdu, and Panjabi)

Video tapes of 1994, 1995, & 1996 conferences are now available.

Please contact NFIE for further information:

        Ahmed Mirza, President NFIE
        P.O. Box 3526
        Peoria, IL 61612-3526
        Phone: (309) 655-7979
        Fax: (309) 655-7808

CALL FOR PAPERS- Middle East Economic Association Conference

Posted by: E. Mine Cinar <#w40mec(a)cpua.it.luc.edu>
Posted: 4 Mar 1997


CALL FOR PAPERS- The Seventeenth Annual Meeting of
        The Middle East Economic Association (MEEA)
        to be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the
        Allied Social Science Associations
        Chicago, Illinois, January 3-5, 1998

Please send a one-page abstract with a $25 program submission fee and a
$45 annual membership fee (U.S. check or money order) by April 10, 1997
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:
        e-mail: E Mine Cinar <#w40mec(a)luccpua.it.luc.edu>

CONFERENCE- Caspian Oil, Gas & Pipelines; New York, May 29-30

Posted by: Caspian Oil Conference <registrar(a)cbinet.com>
Posted: 4 Mar 1997


CONFERENCE- Caspian Oil, Gas & Pipelines: Seize Opportunities in the
     'Second Persian Gulf'
     New York, May 29-30, 1997

The First International Conference on Caspian Oil, Gas & Pipelines
provides a forum to analyze industry opportunities and obstacles, and to
understand the geopolitical issues that will influence development
projects, and to manage taxation issues to maximize the repatriation of
capital.  Speakers include business leaders, academic experts and senior
government officials.

For more information, or to register, contact:
     The Center for Business Intelligence, LLC
     70 Blanchard Road, Suite 4800
     Burlington, MA 01803  USA

     tel.: 800-767-9499 or: 617-270-6200 (outside the U.S.)
     fax: 617-270-6216
     email: registrar(a)cbinet.com

WORKSHOP- Academic Exchange with Central Asia and Transcaucasia

Posted by: Veronica Malani <VeronicaM(a)nafsa.org>
Posted: 27 Feb 1997


WORKSHOP- Academic Exchange with Central Asia and Transcaucasia

February 27, 1997

Dear Colleague:

I write to invite you to participate in a unique workshop that NAFSA is
offering in cooperation with Indiana University's Inner Asian & Uralic
Resource Center. To be held April 4-6 on the Indiana University Campus,
"Opening Doors to Central Asia and Transcaucasia: Keys to Successful
Academic Exchanges", will give you an in-depth understanding of these
regions as well as practical tips on how to establish linkages and work
with students and scholars from these countries.

The workshop will also give you the opportunity to network with the
experts, including area scholars, government officials, representatives
from diplomatic missions and other prominent international organizations,
as well as fellow international education professionals from around the
country.

Scholarly discussion, hands-on training and carefully planned cultural
events combine for a one-of-a-kind learning experience.

Whether your institution is considering future academic exchanges with
Central Asia and Transcaucasia or is currently hosting students from these
regions, this workshop is for you!

And, NAFSA has worked hard to make this program affordable.
Registration is priced at a modest $125 for both members and
non-members. Thanks to special support from the U.S. Information Agency,
NAFSA has funding with travel grants that can cover your costs to get to
and from the conference site.

To give you further information about this exciting learning
opportunity, I've attached an information flyer and registration form.
Please feel free to contact me at 202-462-4811 (e-mail
VeronicaM(a)NAFSA.org) with your questions. And, I hope to see you at the
workshop.

Sincerely,
Veronica Malani
Assistant Director, Education & Training


Coming Soon !

A NAFSA Country/Culture Workshop On Central Asia & Transcaucasia

Opening Doors to Central Asia and Transcaucasia:
Keys to Successful Academic Exchanges


April 4-6, 1997, Host Institution: Indiana University, Bloomington
Accommodations: Indiana Memorial Union (1/800-209-8145); rooms from $66 to
$93 per night.

Indiana University, a longtime leader in Central Eurasian studies,
provides a fitting sitting for this timely workshop.  Since the breakup of
the former Soviet Union, the opportunities for cooperation between the
United States and the now independent countries of Central Asia and
Transcaucasia have expanded enormously.  As a participant in this
workshop, you will come away with an enhanced understanding of this
rapidly changing region as well as the know-how to develop and administer
successful student and scholar exchanges.  Presenters and resource people
will include area experts as well as representatives from national
exchange programs, government institutions, and American colleges and
universities administering or contemplating exchanges with Central Asia
and Transcaucasia. This is sure to be the year's most substantive workshop
on this topic.

So, come celebrate NAVROZ (new year) with Indiana University's
substantial community of Central Asian students and scholars ! The opening
evening of this workshop on Friday, April 4th will set an appropriate tone
for the rest of the weekend's events. A delightfully festive celebration,
featuring authentic exhibits, music and food is planned for your cultural
enjoyment.

The workshop program includes something for everyone=85sessions on the
educational systems of Central Asia and Transcaucasia, an in-depth profile
of students from these regions, pre-arrival and post-arrival issues in
academic exchanges with Central Asia and Transcaucasia, as well as the
opportunity for one-on-one networking with the nation's top professionals.
And, NASFA's Travel Grant Program can actually help you be a part of this
great learning opportunity! See details below.

Need funding to get to this workshop? NAFSA can help with travel grants
designed to cover the cost of getting to the conference site. Grants are
easy to apply for and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Contact Jennifer Hunt at NAFSA for more information and an application.
Phone 202-462-4811 or e-mail JenniferH(a)NAFSA.org

LECTURE- The New Timur in Uzbek National Identity, NYU

Posted by: Alison Feldman <feldmana(a)is.nyu.edu>
Posted: 24 Feb 1997


LECTURE- "The New Timur in Uzbek National Identity", NYU

Submitted by: Alison Feldman, Associate Director, Center for Near Eastern
Studies, NYU

The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, NYU and the Indo-
Mongolian Society of New York invite you to a presentation by Amin Tarzi,
New York University

"Reinventing the Past: The New Timur in Uzbek National Identity"

Friday, February 28, 6:30 pm
Stephen Chan Auditorium
Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
50 Washington Square South (a) Sullivan Street

For more information, please call 212-998-8877.

Amin Tarzi is a scholar of Iran and Central Asia who recently returned
from a year in Uzbekistan on an IREX grant. He is completing his
dissertation  on "State-Building in the Central Asian Context: The Case of
Afghanistan 1880-1901," and has published several articles including "Dost
Muhammad Khan" in Encyclopedia Iranica (1995); and "A Tax Reform of the
Afghan Amir, 'Abd al-Rahman Khan," in Journal of Asian History (1993).

CONFERENCE- More Information on Utrecht Workshop

Posted by: Turaj Atabaki <atabaki(a)let.ruu.nl>
Posted: 20 Feb 1997


CONFERENCE- Workshop on the Soviet Legacy, Islam and Civic Society in
        Central Asia, Utrecht, The Netherlands
        October 23-25, 1997

Supplement to previous posting:

During the three-days workshop, there will not be any parallel sessions.
Papers will be grouped according to their subject.  There will be a
special session on Jadidists, their achievements and their failures.  If
you are interested to participate,  then send me have your abstract before
30 April 1997.

Dr. Turaj Atabaki
Department of Oriental Studies
Utrecht University
Drift 15
3512  BR  Utrecht
The Netherlands

LECTURE / SLIDES: In the Mountains of Central Asia

Posted by: Daniel Waugh <dwaugh(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 15 Feb 1997


LECTURE / SLIDES: In the Mountains of Central Asia
        A slide presentation
        by Dan Waugh

Wednesday, March 5, 1997
Smith Hall 205
University of Washington 7:30 PM

Admission free

A sampling of the photos is available on the web:
http://weber.u.washington.edu/~dwaugh/CA/mtntrav.htm

CALL FOR PAPERS- Jusur Graduate Student Conference on Middle East

Posted by: Jusur Conference <jusur(a)ucla.edu>
Posted: 11 Feb 1997


CALL FOR PAPERS- Jusur Graduate Student Conference on Middle East

The Jusur Graduate Student Conference on the Middle East will be held May
2 & 3, at the University of California, Los Angeles.  The conference is a
forum for graduate students from universities and colleges in North
America and abroad to present and discuss current research and ideas.  All
conference participants other than UCLA students are automatically
eligible for the Malcom Kerr Award for best paper.  Please submit a 200-
250 word abstract, including title, along with your contact information by
February 21, 1997.

For further information about the conference, please contact:
        Jusur Conference 1997
        Von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies
        University of California
        405 Hilgard Ave.
        Los Angeles, CA 90095
        e-mail:  jusur(a)ucla.edu

CONFERENCE- Utrecht Univ. Central Asia Workshop

Posted by: Turaj Atabaki <Atabaki(a)let.ruu.nl>
Posted: 10 Feb 1997


CONFERENCE- Soviet Legacy, Islam and Civic Society in Central Asia
        Date: 23-25 October 1997
        Place: Utrecht, The Netherlands

Under the aegis of the International Institute of for Asian Studies and
the Department of Oriental Studies of the Utrecht University a workshop
will be held in Utrecht as a follow-up to the 1995 St. Petersburg
workshop.  The aim of this workshop will be to bring together scholars
working in different disciplines for an exchange of views on Central Asia.

Additional information will soon be available through this List for
Central Asian Studies and the International Institute for Asian Studies'
Newsletter.

For information, contact:

        Dr. Turaj Atabaki
        Department of Oriental Studies
        Utrecht University
        Drift 15
        3512  BR  Utrecht
        The Netherlands

        Tel. +31 30 253 61 32,  Fax +31 30 253 61 38

CALL FOR PAPERS- 12th Annual Middle East History & Theory

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 7 Feb 1997


CALL FOR PAPERS- 12th Annual Middle East History & Theory Conference

A call for papers has been issued by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies
at the University of Chicago for the 12th Annual Middle East History and
Theory Conference to be held April 18-19, 1997.  The conference provides a
forum for students and faculty in the social sciences and humanities to
present papers treating Middle Eastern/Islamic History, culture, society
and politics from the 7th century to the present.  Graduate students are
particularly urged to participate.  A one page abstract and C.V. must be
received by Friday, March 28, 1997.  Send to:

        Gavin Brockett
        MEHTW Coordinator
        Center for Middle Eastern Studies
        University of Chicago
        5828 S. University Avenue
        Chicago IL 60637

CALL FOR PAPERS- Islamic World and Modernity

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 7 Feb 1997


CALL FOR PAPERS- Islamic World and Modernity
        - German & American Young Scholars Summer Institute

The 7th German/American Young Scholars' Summer Institute to be held in
Erlangen, Germany next August, will focus on the Islamic World and
Modernity:  The development of the state, the economy, and science in
different Islamic societies.  Participants will be drawn from a variety of
scholarly disciplines including history, political science, economics,
urban studies, and Islamic studies.  Applicants should submit a C.V.,
writing sample of no more than 20 pages, 2-3 page letter detailing current
research interests, and two references to:

        GAAC Institute - the Islamic World and Modernity
        c/o Burcu Akan
        School of International Service
        American University
        4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
        Washington DC 20016

CALL FOR PAPERS- Travelers in Egypt and the Near East

Posted by: Mrs Janet Starkey <j.c.m.starkey(a)durham.ac.uk>
Posted: 7 Feb 1997


CALL FOR PAPERS- Travelers in Egypt and the Near East

A conference on Travelers in Egypt and the Near East is to be held at St.
Catherine's College, University of Oxford from July 9-12, 1997.  Sessions
will include pre-nineteenth-century travelers, architectural and
archaeological perceptions, influences on literature and artists such as
David Roberts, the impact of Europeans on Egypt and the Near East,
research sources, women travelers, the theory and philosophy of travel,
and the personality and policies of Muhammad 'Ali Pasha.  For further
information on the conference or with any contributions or offers of
papers, please contact as soon as possible:
        Mrs. Deborah Manley
        57 Plantation Rd.
        Oxford, England OX2 6JE
        Tel.: 01865-310-284

or:
        Mrs. Janet Starkey <j.c.m.starkey(a)durham.ac.uk>

2ND CALL FOR PAPERS- Bukhara and Khiva Conference

Posted by: Ilhom(a)aol.com
Posted: 4 Feb 1997


SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS- From the Conference Organizing Committee of the
        Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences

Our gratitude to all who have expressed an interest in the conference
scheduled for October of this year commemorating the 2500th anniversaries
of Bukhara and Khiva: BUKHARA AND ITS PLACE IN WORLD HISTORY and  KHIVA'S
TIES TO WORLD CIVILIZATION.

This is the second call for papers. Thus far, approximately 80 papers (or
their titles & abstracts) from around the world have been submitted for
presentation at the conference.  The organizing committee is especially
interested in  papers which, while keeping to the overall conference
themes, will make significant contributions to the larger corpus of
knowledge on Bukhara and Khiva and prove to be unique information from
abroad which would not emerge from within the country.

The organizing committee announces that all expenses will be covered
(including round trip transportation to Uzbekistan as well as housing,
food and transportation costs incurred while in country) for two specially
selected applicants from each nation from which there are submissions.
The deadline date for submitting abstracts is March 1, 1997.  Abstracts
should be submitted 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

Abstracts may also be sent to the email address below and they will be
promptly expedited.  If you did not receive the FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS and
the details it enumerates regarding the conference sessions and
information for submitting abstracts then please request it via this
address.

For the organizing committee- faithfully yours,

John O' Farrell (Ilhom(a)AOL.Com)

Director, Center for Academic Research
Central Asian Free Exchange
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

CALL FOR PAPERS- Central Banking in Post-Soviet Economies, UK

Posted by: Yelena Kalyuzhnova <y.kaluyzhnova(a)reading.ac.uk>
Posted: 30 Jan 1997


CALL FOR PAPERS- Central Banking in Post-Soviet Economies
        10th and 11th July 1997
        at the Centre for Post-Soviet Studies
        University of Reading UK

The proposed topics are:
a. Monetary and exchange rate policy;
b.  Implementing monetary policy - market operation and credit control;
c.  Development of government debt in other financial markets;
d.  Payments and settlement systems;
e.  Banking supervision and development of the banking system;
f.  Internal organisation of a Central bank, and its relationship with
    government.

Papers in all areas will be considered.  In the first instance, abstracts
should be submitted by 28 February for consideration to:
Mr. N. Tucker
Centre for Post-Soviet Studies
GSEIS
University of Reading
Whiteknights, PO Box 218
Reading RG6 6AA
UK

Tel: (0118) 931 6637
Fax: (0118) 975 5442
Email: n.d.tucker(a)reading.ac.uk

Posted by:
        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: 44 118 9316637
        fax: 44 118 9755442

CALL FOR PAPERS- Nicholas Poppe Symposium on Inner Asian Studies

Posted by: Talgat Askhat Imangaliev <atyrau(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 30 Jan 1997


CALL FOR PAPERS- Ninth Annual Nicholas Poppe Symposium on Inner Asian Studies

Saturday, May 3rd, 1997
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
215 Denny Hall

Papers from students & faculty pertaining to Inner or Central Asia and
Siberia are being solicited. Graduate students from all disciplines are
encouraged to participate. Please submit abstracts (250 wds. max.) by
April 4, '97 to:

Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization
Denny Hall, DH-20, University of Washington (206) 543-6033

Organizers:  The Kirghiz & Kazakh Studies Group, The Uzbek Circle,
The Turk Studies Group

Sponsors:  The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, The
Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies Center, & The Middle East
Center, Jackson School of International Studies, The Kazakh & Kirghiz Studies
Group, and The Uzbek Circle

Talgat Imangaliev, President
Kazakh & Kirghiz Studies Group
Dept.of Near Eastern Lang.& Civilization
University of Washington
talgat(a)u.washington.edu
http://weber.u.washington.edu/~talgat/group

CONFERENCE- Eurasian Studies at Indiana University

Posted by: Aleksandr Naymark <anaymark(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 28 Jan 1997


FOURTH ANNUAL CENTRAL EURASIAN STUDIES CONFERENCE AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY
        BLOOMINGTON
        Saturday, February 8, 1997,
        ground floor, Ballantine Hall

        REGISTRATION 9:00-9:30 AM
        MORNING COFFEE: FOOD LOUNGE, 007

        MORNING SESSION 9:30 am -12:00 am

RITUAL, ART AND TEXT IN TIBET Room: 005 Moderator: MICHAEL WALTER

Ramsey P. Fendall (Indiana University)
TARANATHA'S DUS KHOR CHOS 'BYUNG:
A HISTORY OF THE KALACAKRATANTRA SYSTEM AND ITS CONNECTION WITH THE
JO-HANG-PA SCHOOL OF TIBETAN BUDDHISM

Jacqueline Fewkes (University of Pennsylvania) PROCESSES OF POWER, RITUALS
OF LEGITIMIZATION: THE MODERN TIBETAN KALACHAKRA RITUAL

Karl Debreczeny (Indiana University)
TIBETAN INFLUENCE AT THE EARLY MING DYNASTY TEMPLE FAHAISI

Tony Huber (University of Virginia)
NOTES ON TIBETAN LINGS AND ASIAN ROYAL HUNTS

Aleksandru Anton-Luca (Indiana University) TI-SE, KAILASH, THE SACRED
MOUNTAIN IN WEST TIBET: PLACE AND IMAGINATION IN ENCOUNTER NARRATIVES AT A
POPULAR PILGRIMAGE SITE

TURKIC PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE AGES:
HISTORY AND HISTORIOGRAPHY Room: 018
Moderator: LARRY CLARK

Dildora Abijanova (Institute of History, Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences,
Tashkent) and Sean M. Pollock (Harvard University) ONE ETERNAL MOMENT IN
THE WRITING OF OZBEKISTAN'S HISTORY: A.IU.IAKUBOVSKII'S "K VOPROSU OB
ETNOGENEZE UZBEKSKOGO NARODA"

Anuar Galiev (Institute of Oriental Studies, Kazakhstan Academy of Sciences,
Alma-Ata) ARCHETYPAL IDEAS OF SOCIETAL DIVISION
AMONG THE CENTRAL ASIAN NOMADS

Mark John Janselewitz (Indiana University)
NOMAD/SEDENTARY POLITICS IN
MEDIEVAL RUSSIA

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND IDENTITY IN CENTRAL ASIA
Room: 006
Moderator: GALINA VALYAEVA

Vika Gardner (Indiana University)
EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN CONCEPTUALIZATIONS OF CENTRAL ASIAN IDENTITY: THE
SARTS AS REPRESENTED IN 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY TRAVEL LITERATURE

Michael A. Hall (Harvard University)
REPRESSION, RESISTANCE, REVIVAL:
THE EASTERN IRANIAN LANGUAGES OF SOVIET TAJIKISTAN

Talant Mawakanuli (Indiana University)
CHINESE LANGUAGE POLICY IN XINJIANG: A MACRO-LEVEL CHOICE

Daniel Prior (Indiana University)
MANAS BETWEEN SUPPRESSION AND SANCTIFICATION, 1932-1995

Halim Kara (Indiana University)
CHINGIZ AITMATOV: A CAPTIVE MIND

ANTHROPOLOGY OF CENTRAL ASIA
Room: 011
Moderator: NAZIF SHAHRANI

David Abramson (Indiana University)
REMEMBERING THE PRESENT:
THE MEANING OF 1989'S VIOLENCE IN KOKAND TODAY

Cynthia Ann Werner (Indiana University) INTER-HOUSEHOLD COOPERATION IN
RURAL KAZAKSTAN: THE SECURITY OF MUTUAL INDEBTEDNESS

Helen Faller (University of Michigan)
APAJ'S TWO WEDDINGS: NEGOTIATING IDENTITY IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION

Patrick Farris (Indiana University)
COLLECTIVISATION AND RESISTANCE IN TAJIKISTAN: A CASE OF CULTURAL MODELS
IN CONFLICT


EXPRESSIVE FORMS AND IDENTITIES IN TURKEY Room: 003
Moderator: HENRY GLASSIE

Jennifer Petzen (Indiana University)
ALEVI MUSIC IN TURKEY: MAKING A CLAIM FOR A HOMELAND

Hande Birkalan (Indiana University)
NARRATIVES FROM SHANTY HOUSES:
EXPERIENCE OF HOME MAKING AND TELLING

Howard Eissenstat (University of California-Los Angeles) BOZKURTS ON THE
DISCURSIVE FIELD:
THE TURANCILIK-IRKCILIK AND THE FIELD OF TURKISH NATIONALISM

ART, LITERATURE AND NATIONALISM IN HUNGARY Room: 004
Moderator: MIHALY SZEGEDY-MASZAK

Thomas Cooper (Indiana University)
CONTRASTING OPINIONS REGARDING MAGYARIZATION POLICIES IN THE LATE 19TH AND
EARLY 20TH CENTURIES: A COMPARISON OF ESSAYS BY FERENC GLATZ WITH OTHER
AVAILABLE SOURCES

Lesley Davis (Indiana University)
ASSESSING THE NEED FOR A NATIONAL EPIC: VOROSMARTY'S THE FLIGHT OF ZALAN AND
THE KALEVALA IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT

Michael Simon (Beloit College)
THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN HUNGARY

Terri Switzer (Indiana University)
FIN-DE-SIECLE HUNGARIAN ART
AS INFLUENCED BY THE HUNGARIAN FOLK ART REVIVAL

LUNCH 11:30 am - 1:00 pm: Food lounge, 007

AFTERNOON SESSION 1:00 - 3:30

MONGOLIAN STUDIES
Room: 005
Moderator: JOHAN ELVERSKOG

Brian Donahue (Indiana University)
THE ROLE OF SHAMANISM AND ECOLOGICAL PERCEPTIONS IN TUVA'S QUEST FOR
NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY

Katherine Petrie (Indiana University)
ENACTING AN INNER MONGOLIAN STATE: A SOCIOLINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF
CEREMONIAL SPEECHES TO THE PRINCE IN ORDOS

Christopher P. Atwood (Indiana University) POEMS OF FRATERNITY: LITERARY
RESPONSES TO THE ATTEMPTED REUNIFICATION OF INNER MONGOLIA AND THE
MONGOLIAN PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC

Robert W. Montgomery (Indiana University) THE 1926 CONFERENCE ON THE
NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE QUESTION OF THE BURIAT ALPHABET


ISLAMIC CENTRAL ASIA
Room: 018
Moderator: YURI BREGEL

Aleksandr Naymark (Indiana University)
A ROAD FROM MARW TO SAMARQAND VIA NAKHSHAB.
(A COMMENTARY TO AL-MUQADDASI)

Tim May (University of Wisconsin, Madison) AN ALLIANCE BETWEEN THE MONGOLS
AND THE ASSASSINS? NEW LIGHT ON AN OLD QUESTION

Jiger Janabel (Harvard University)
A UNITED QAZAQ KHANATE IN THE 16-17TH CENTURIES


RELIGION AND POLITICS IN MODERN CENTRAL ASIA Room: 006
Moderator: DEVIN DEWEESE

Jorjan Sarich (University of California, Berkeley)
ZOROASTRIANISM: THE PAST
AS PROLOGUE TO THE PRESENT

Thomas Oller (Harvard University)
MUSLIM-SHAMANIST SYNCRETISM AMONG KAZAKHS IN WESTERN MONGOLIA

Alma Sultangalieva (Institute of Political Strategies, Alma-ata)
SOME NOTES ON RELIGIONS IN MODERN KAZAKHSTAN

Rameen Moshref (New York University)
TALIBAN: CHILDREN OF A FORGOTTEN WAR


TURKISH AND UZBEK PEOPLE ABROAD AND AT HOME Room: 011
Moderator: ILHAN BASGOZ

Kimberly Hart (Indiana University)
MAD COWS, GALATASARAY AND DEUTSCHLAND WINS THE EUROPEAN CUP

Susan Ozel (Indiana University)
THE INTERACTION BETWEEN CULTURES ACROSS CONTINENTS: THE TURKISH NEWSPAPER
HURRIYET

Nilufar Egamberdi (Indiana University)
STRANGERS OF THE LAND: A VIEW ON IDENTITY FORMATION OF THE CENTRAL ASIAN
IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY IN THE USA

Deniz Gokcora (Portland State University) A CONTRASTIVE ANALYSIS OF APOLOGIES
AND EXPRESSIONS OF GRATITUDE IN TURKISH, UZBEK AND ENGLISH


LANGUAGE AND MUSIC IN OLD AND MODERN HUNGARY Room: 004
Moderator: JEFF HARLIG

Steven Berbeco (Harvard University)
TOWARDS A STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
OF THE OBJECTIVE CONJUGATION IN HUNGARIAN

Bela Bodo (York University)
TISZAZUG

Patrick Feaster (Indiana University)
GYPSY MUSICIANS IN OTTOMAN HUNGARY

Eva Kiss (Indiana University)
FROM NEPIES TO NEPI, 1835 TO 1935: THE ROLE OF MAGYAR NOTA IN A CENTURY OF
HUNGARIAN IDENTITY AND NATIONALISM


ESTONIAN STUDIES
Room: 003
Moderator: TOIVO RAUN

Steven T. Duke (Indiana University)
ESTONIAN SCHOOL SOCIETIES IN ST. PETERSBURG PROVINCE, 1885-1914

David E. Gay (Indiana University)
THE CONSTRUCTION OF MYTHOLOGY IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY ESTONIA

Robert W. Smurr (University of Vashington) ENVIRONMENT, ETHNICITY AND
INDEPENDENCE: THE CASE OF ESTONIA

Ilmari Vesterinen (Jyvaskyla University - Indiana University) SOUVENIERS
AS REFLECTIONS OF ESTONIA'S LATEST CHANGES

COFFEE/TEA BREAK: 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
in the food lounge, 007

EVENING SESSION 4:OO - 6:30

CONTEMPORARY TIBET
Room: 005
Moderator: ELLIOT SPERLING

Gray Tuttle (Harvard University)
TIBETAN HISTORIOGRAPHY IN CHINA

Lauren R. Hartley (Indiana University)
MERELY A FEW EXAMPLES FROM TIBETAN LITERATURE TODAY

Susan Costello (Boston University)
THE PROBLEM OF "TRIBE" IN TIBET:
THE DIVERSITY OF TIBETAN PASTORAL SOCIAL ORGANIZATION COMPARED TO MIDDLE
EASTERN AND INNER ASIAN TRIBAL TYPES

Jeff Cupchik (Indiana University)
TIBETAN NEW YEARS BROADCASTS - CHANGING PERFORMANCE AESTHETICS?: AN
ETHNOMUSICOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

Pasang Thackchhoe (Indiana University)
SUMMARY OF TIBETAN LANGUAGE: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

ECONOMY AND SOCIETY
IN SOVIET AND POST-SOVIET CENTRAL ASIA
Room: 006
Moderator: WILLIAM FIERMAN

Michael Thurman (Indiana University)
COLLECTIVIZATION AND 'COTTON INDEPENDENCE' IN UZBEKISTAN: INITIAL EFFECTS AND
LONG-TERM LEGACIES

Murat Somer (University of Southern California) ETHNICITY AND PRIVATIZATION
IN CENTRAL ASIA

Tom McCray (University of Kansas)
COMPLICATING AGRICULTURAL REFORMS IN UZBEKISTAN: OBSERVATIONS ON THE LOWER
ZARAVSHAN BASIN

Eric Sievers (Massachussetts Institute of Technology) CIVIL SOCIETY IN
CENTRAL ASIA

Allan J. DeYoung (University of Kentucky) Galina Valyaeva (Semey University,
Kazakhstan) FORGING A NEW FUTURE? ISSUES AND DYNAMICS IN THE POST-SOVIET
PRIVATE SCHOOL MOVEMENT IN THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKSTAN

ASPECTS OF HUNGARIAN
SOCIAL AND POLITICAL HISTORY IN THE 20TH CENTURY Room: 004
Moderator: LASLO BORHI

Bela Bodo (York University)
TRIANON REVISITED:
HUNGARIAN REVISIONISM AND THE END OF THE BALKAN WAR

Stephen M. Herzog (University of Illinois) IMAGES OF THE PEASANTRY:
INTELLECTUAL CURRENTS IN HUNGARY BETWEEN THE WORLD WARS

Mark Pearcy (Indiana University)
THE INTERNAL COLLAPSE OF HUNGARY DURING WORLD WAR I


EVENING RECEPTION 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Faculty Club, Indiana University Memorial Union

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