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2. Conferences and Lecture Series
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CONFERENCE- Caucasus Conference at Univ. of California, Berkeley, May 16, 1998

Posted by: Alexandra Wood <lwood(a)uclink4.berkeley.edu>
Posted: 21 Apr 1998


CONFERENCE- Caucasus Conference at Univ. of California, Berkeley, May 16, 1998

[NOTE: All queries should be addressed to Sasha Radovich
<bsp(a)socrates.berkeley.edu>]

The Berkeley Program in Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies, UC Berkeley

Presents

The Geopolitics of Oil, Gas, and Ecology
In the Caucasus and Caspian Basin

Saturday, 16 May 1998
At the Toll Room, Alumni House, UC Berkeley


Preliminary Program

9-9:20      Professor George W. Breslauer, Chair, Program in Soviet and
        Post-Soviet Studies, UC Berkeley, "Introduction"

9:20-10:10  Professor Terry Karl, Professor of Political Science, Stanford
        University
        "State Building and Petro Revenues"

10:10-10:20 Break

10:20-11:10 Professor David Hooson, Professor Emeritus of Geography, UC
        Berkeley
        "Politics and Environment in the Caucasus and Caspian Littoral"

11:10-12:00 Dr. Robert Ebel, Director, Energy and National Security at the
        Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
        "The Geopolitics of Oil in the Caucasus"

12:00-1:00  Lunch

1:00-1:50   Dr. Onnic Marashian, Editor Emeritus, Platts Oilgram
        "Pipeline Routes and Pipeline Politics"

1:50-2:40   Dr. Scott Horton, Partner, Patterson, Belknap, Webb and Tyler
        "International Law and Ownership of the Caspian Seabed"

2:40-3:30   Dr. Michael E. Clayton, Program Director for Georgia, Initiative
        for Social Action and Revival (ISAR)
        "Oil and Ecology in the Caucasus"

3:30-3:40   Break

3:40-4:30   Igor Zevelev, Fellow, United States Institute of Peace and USA
        Canada Institute
        "Russian Foreign Policy and Strategic Interests in the Caspian
Region"

4:30-5:20   Michael Ochs, Advisor to the US Commission on Security and
        Cooperation in Europe, Washington DC
        "The Congress and United States Foreign Policy toward the
        Contemporary Caucasus"


Please address all inquiries to: Sasha Radovich at the Berkeley Program in
Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies, (510) 643-6737, email:
bsp(a)socrates.berkeley.edu.

CALL FOR PAPERS- Chicago Conf. on Caucasia, U. of Chicago, May 1999

Posted by: Howard I. Aronson <hia5(a)midway.uchicago.edu>
Posted: 21 Apr 1998


CALL FOR PAPERS- Chicago Conference on Caucasia, Univ. of Chicago, May 1999

THE FIRST BIENNIAL CHICAGO CONFERENCE ON CAUCASIA
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO-6-9 MAY 1999

Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, it has become clear that there
no longer is great need for continuing our biennial NSL Conferences
(formerly the Conference on the Non-Slavic Languages of the USSR).  Many
scholars of the once-"orphaned" language of the former USSR have found
other venues for presenting papers.  However, the languages of the Caucasus
for the most part have no such venues in North America.  For these reasons,
we have decided to discontinue the NSL Conferences and to initiate a new
biennial Conference, the Chicago Conference on Caucasia (CCC), which will
combine the Caucasus sections of the old NSL Conference with the Conference
on the Cultures of Caucasia.

The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures and the Department of
Linguistics of the University of Chicago in cooperation with the Society
for the Study of Caucasia are therefore pleased to announce that the First
Chicago Conference on Caucasia will take place on the campus of the
University of Chicago, Thursday-Sunday, 6-9 May 1999.  There will be a
Linguistics Session and a Culture Session.

For the Linguistics Session, we solicit papers dealing with languages
presently or historically spoken in the Caucasus.  Topics dealing with any
area of linguistics are welcomed.

For the Culture Session, we solicit papers dealing with all areas of the
folklore, literature, art, music, ethnography, history, political science,
economics, and sociology of the peoples of the North and South Caucasus.

All abstracts for these sessions will be subjected to peer review.  A total
of 30 minutes will be allotted for the presentation and discussion of each
paper accepted.  Normally this means 20 minutes for the paper and 10
minutes for discussion, but the apportionment is at the discretion of the
speaker.  Time limits will be strictly observed.  Papers must be presented
in English.  No funds are available to cover travel or housing costs.  It
is our hope to be able to publish papers from both Sessions in the Annual
of the Society for the Study of Caucasia.  All papers submitted for
publication will be subject to peer review.

Those interested in participating should send a one-page abstract of their
proposed paper to the address below.  Faculty members are particularly
requested to encourage graduate students to submit abstracts.  Since we
plan to have these abstracts available at the meetings, please also send a
copy of your abstract on a floppy disk (preferably 3.5" (90 mm.)) or submit
your abstract by e-mail to hia5(a)midway.uchicago.edu.  The deadline for
receipt of abstracts is 1 November 1998.  You will be notified if your
paper has been accepted for presentation by 15 January 1999.

For further information:
Chicago Conference on Caucasia
Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
University of Chicago
1130 East 59th St
Chicago, IL 60637

hia5(a)midway.uchicago.edu
Phone: 773-702-8033
Fax:   773-702-7030

Howard I. Aronson
Slavic Langs & Lits, Univ. of Chicago
1130 East 59th St
Chicago, IL 60637  USA
hia5(a)midway.uchicago.edu
Office: 773-702-7734
Fax:    773-702-7030

LECTURE- Central Asia: Folk Beliefs and Demonology, Stanford Univ.

Posted by: Adela C.Y. Lee <alee(a)silk-road.com>
Posted: 16 Apr 1998


LECTURE- Central Asia: Folk Beliefs and Demonology, Stanford University

IASSG 1998 LECTURE SERIES

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

"Central Asia: Folk Beliefs and Demonology"
by Professor Alma B. Kunanbay
Visiting Professor
University of California, Berkeley

Thursday, April 23, 1998 7:30 p.m.
Bldg. 260 Rm. 113 (Language corner), Stanford University

Folk beliefs and demonology of the Central Asian people rich in personages
which are both universal and unique.  Paraliturgical practice of their
folklore tradition includes shamanistic ideas and images, as well as
numerous of spirits. They are not just a set of "personages" but  a
particular "picture of the world" with its unique connections and
consequences for the everyday life and behavior of human beings.  (For
instance, these facts touch on folk medicine as well.) Taking into account
all accessible material, we dare to assume that there are some grounds for
drawing up a system of beliefs common to all Central Asian people. Such a
system includes the series of oppositions as follows: life and death, male
and female, health and sickness, good luck and misfortune, clean and
unclean, raw and cooked, and so on. These oppositions give the real
"cultural landscape" of Central Asia -- the imaginary landscape which might
be depicted according to traditional folk world view as a system.

This event is free and open to the public.  For more information and map
see Silkroad Foundation website at http://www.silk-road.com or email
alee(a)silk-road.com.

LECTURE- Family Planning Policy in Uzbekistan, Georgetown U., Apr. 21

Posted by: Cheryl C. Sawyer <sawyerc(a)gunet.georgetown.edu>
Posted: 14 Apr 1998


LECTURE- Family Planning Policy in Uzbekistan, Georgetown University, Apr. 21

The Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES),
Georgetown University, announces a brown bag lecture:

"Family Planning Policy in Uzbekistan"

Gulnara Kuzibaeva
Associate Professor, Tashkent Medical Pediatric Institute; Family Planning
Specialist, United Nations, Tashkent; Fulbright Visiting Researcher,
Georgetown University

Tuesday, April 21
12:00 p.m.
550 Intercultural Center
Georgetown University
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, DC

For more information call (202) 687-6080, or e-mail
sawyerc(a)gunet.georgetown.edu.

LECTURE- Calamity in the Caucasus, C. Gall & Th. de Waal, New York

Posted by: Robert Paul <rpaul(a)freedomforum.org>
Posted: 14 Apr 1998

LECTURE- Calamity in the Caucasus, Carlotta Gall & Thomas de Waal, New York

The Freedom Forum cordially invites you to attend an International Author
Series program

"Chechnya: Calamity in the Caucasus"
by Carlotta Gall & Thomas de Waal

Special introduction by
Jonathan Sanders
veteran CBS News correspondent

April 22, 1998

6-6:30 p.m. - Reception
6:30-7:30 p.m. - Program

Newseum/NY
580 Madison Avenue
New York, NY  10022

RSVP: Robert Paul
      212-317-7591
      rpaul(a)freedomforum.org

"Chechnya: Calamity in the Caucasus" tells the story of the war in
Chechnya. It traces the roots of the conflict, the Chechens' history of
resistance, and uncovers the Kremlin politics that precipitated the
Rusians' decision to invade. With its exclusive material and eye-witness
reporting by two Moscow-based journalists, "Chechnya: Calamity in the
Caucasus" is the definitive account of the most tragic and extraordinary
story to emerge from the end of the Soviet Union.

LECTURE- C. Gall & T. de Waal, Chechnya

Posted by: Heather Lynn Olsen <hlo2w(a)SERVER2.MAIL.VIRGINIA.EDU>
Posted: 9 Apr 1998


LECTURE- Carlotta Gall & Thomas de Waal, Chechnya

Carlotta Gall and Thomas de Waal will be speaking on
"Chechnya: Calamity in the Caucasus"

Thursday April 23 from Noon-1pm

Library
Woodrow Wilson Center
Smithsonian Castle
1000 Jefferson Dr. SW
Third Floor

For more info, call, call the Kennan Institute at (202) 287-3400

Heather Olsen
holsen(a)westnet.com

CONFERENCE- Int'l Conference on Northwest Kazakstan and Region, June 3-5

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 9 Apr 1998


CONFERENCE- Int'l Conference on Northwest Kazakstan and Region, June 3-5

The International Conference on <The Political, Economic and Cultural Ties
between Northwest Kazakstan and Neighboring Countries and Peoples> will be
held in Qostanay, Kazakstan, on June 3-5, 1998.  Topics will include:

 * Problems of methodology and historiography
 * Spiritual and material culture
 * Problems of the genesis and mutual influences of cultures
 * Ethnogenesis and ethnic history
 * Current issues in ancient and mediaeval history
 * The study of the national independence movements, 18th-20th centuries
 * Contemporary processes of economic integration

Submissions should not exceed 8 typed, double-spaced pages, and should be
send by April 15 to:

g. Qostanay
pr. Abaia, 28
KSKhI
Kafedra Istorii Kazakstana

The fees for the conference include USD 15 for registration and USD 60 for
conference materials.

For more information, contact:

Prof. A. Kuzembayuli
7 mikroraion, 2 dom, 87 kv.
480014 Qostanay
Kazakstan

CONFERENCE- Princeton Round-Table on Conflict in the Caucasus, May 9

Posted by: Michael A. Reynolds <mareynol(a)phoenix.Princeton.EDU>
Posted: 9 Apr 1998


CONFERENCE- Princeton Round-Table on Conflict in the Caucasus, May 9

The Munir Ertegun Foundation of the
Department of Near Eastern Studies
Princeton University

Presents

"Conflict in the Caucasus: Yesterday and Today"

A Round-Table Conference with:

John Colarusso                  M. Magommedkhanov
Uli Schamiloglu                 Charles Fairbanks
Robin Bhatty                    Alan Kasev
Gerard J. Libaridian            Paul Goble


Date: Saturday, May 9   Time:  10:00-5:30

Place: Convocation Room, Princeton University Engineering Quadrangle,
Olden Street, Princeton, New Jersey.

Free and Open to the Public

*** To ensure seating, please RSVP to the Department of Near Eastern
     Studies(609) 258-4280, Fax (609) 258-1242

For questions regarding the conference content and format,
contact Michael Reynolds,
mareynol(a)princeton.edu, (609) 279-9610, Fax (609) 258-1242


Presentations:

John Colarusso "Conflict in the Caucasus in Historical Perspective"

Uli Schamiloglu "The Caucasus as the Gateway to Central Asia"

Alan Kasaev, Vadim Ogoev, and John Colarusso "Sketches of Post-Soviet
     Conflicts in the Caucasus"

Gerard J. Libaridian "Armenia's Foreign and Security Policies in the
     Caucasus"

Robin Bhatty "Pipeline Politics and Conflict"

Charles Fairbanks "The Development of Military Forces in the Caucasus"

Magommedkhan Magommedkhanov "Current Trends and Tensions in Daghestan and
     Chechnya"

Alan Kasaev "Moscow's Caucasian Policy: What it is and what it should be"

Paul Goble, "Washington's Caucasian Policy: What it is and what it
     should be"

The round-table will conclude with an open forum.

CONFERENCE- Nicholos Poppe Symposium, U. of Washington, Seattle, May 9

Posted by: Talgat Imangaliev <atyrau(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 8 Apr 1998


CONFERENCE- Nicholos Poppe Symposium, U. of Washington, Seattle, May 9

University of Washington
Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization

Tentative Program for the 10th Annual Nicholos Poppe Symposium

May 9, 1998
9:00 am -- 6:00pm

Ilse D. Cirtautas (UW):
        "Remembering Nicholos Poppe (1897-1991)"

Tasia Asakawa (UW):
        "Land Reform and Water Resources in Kirghizstan"

Maria Kozhevnikova (UW):
        "Russian Policy Towards Kazakhstan"

Askar Kusainov (Fulbright Scholar from Kazakhstan)
        "Business Education in Kazakhstan"

Elmira Kochumkulkizi (UW):
        "The Qutadgu Bilig (1071): A Mirror for Princes or a Work of
        Central Asian Wisdom Literature?"

Raj Pareck (Columbia University):
        "Minority Rights of the Turkic Peoples in Xinjiang"

Kagan Arik (UW):
        "Numinousness and qut among the Kazakhs of Xinjiang"

Helen Faller (U. of Michigan):
        "Eisensteins Ivan Groznyi: Perception of Turks in Soviet Film"

Ilse Citautas (UW):
        "The Kazakh Minstrel Aqan Seri (1843-1913)"

Ken Peterson (UW):
        "A Comparison of National Identity Formation: The Jadids and the
        Young Ottomans"


Elmira Kochumkulkizi
Graduate Student
Department of Near Eastern Lang. and Civil.
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, USA

CONFERENCE- Women in Central Asia: Politics of Change, Columbia U. Apr. 15

Posted by: Peter James Sinnott <pjs7(a)columbia.edu>
Posted: 6 Apr 1998


CONFERENCE- Women in Central Asia: The Politics of Change, Columbia U., Apr.15

The Columbia Caspian Project presents a conference

WOMEN IN CENTRAL ASIA: THE POLITICS OF CHANGE

April 15, 1998 Columbia University, International Affairs Building
6th floor, 420 West 118th St.

8:45am     Opening Remarks, Peter Sinnott, Conference Organizer

Panel 1    Social Policies in the Early Soviet Period
9-11am     Douglas Northrup, Pitzer College
        "Nationalizing Backwardness, Gender and Uzbek Identity"
        Marianne Kamp, Whitman College
        "Land for Women, Too!"
        Cassandra Cavanaugh, Ph.D. Candidate in History,Columbia U.
        "Health and Hujum in Uzbekistan, 1927-1931"

Panel 2    Women in Conflict, Chair: Hamideh Sedghi, Columbia U.
11am -     Brigitte Heuer, Freie Universit"at, Berlin
12:30pm    "Conflict and Conflict Solution in Uzbek Women's Lives:
        What has Changed?"
        Sima Wali, President, Refugee Women in Development
        "Fundamentalism Against Women in Conflict and Post-Conflict
        Situations: Afghanistan - A Case Study"

12:30 -    Lunch
1:45

1:30 -     Gulbakhar Ashimova, Artist, New York City
1:45       "Woman as Artist in Central Asia"
        An exhibition of recent works by Ashimova will be made
        at the Conference

Panel 3    Women Through Generations"
1:45 -     Guita Ranjbaran, Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology, CUNY
3:45       "Marrying Privilege, Privileging Marriage: Reproduction of
        Khojandi Elite in Soviet Tajikistan"
        Viktoria Koroteeva, Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of
        Oriental Studies & Ekaterina Makarova, University of Virginia -
        Charlottesville
        "The Making of Uzbek National Identity: Women as the Epitome of
        Developmental Choices"
        Kathleen Kuehnast, University of Minnesota
        "From Pioneers to Entrepeneurs: Young Women, Consumerism, and
        the 'World Picture' in Kyrgyzstan"

Panel 4    Women, Gender and Development
4:00 -     Gulnara Kuzibaeva, Dept. of Demography, Toshkent Medical School
5:45pm     "Fertility Transition in Uzbekistan"
        Armine Ishkanian, Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology, University
        of California - San Diego
        "Women at the Crossroads: Armenian Women in Public Life in the
        Post-Soviet"
        Saulesh Esenova, Centre for International Management Studies,
        McGill University
        "Gender and Development Issues: Managing Job and Family: How do
        Kazak Female Managers Cope?"
        An additional speaker for this panel may be added later.
6pm        Conference conclusion

This conference is free and open to the general public. A Central
Asian lunch will be served but to receive it you must make a reservation.
Contact Peter Sinnott, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Middle East Institute,
1113 IAB no later than Monday April 13th.
email: pjs7(a)columbia.edu  telephone: 212.854.2332  or fax: 212.854.1413

This conference has been funded by support from the Caspian Project of
Columbia University, The National Resource Center for International
Studies, Columbia University, The Middle East Institute, The Harriman
Institute, The Southern Asian Institute, and the Institute for Research on
Women and Gender.

CONFERENCE- Central & Inner Asian Studies Seminar, Toronto, May 1-2

Posted by: Gillian Long <gillian.long(a)utoronto.ca>
Posted: 6 Apr 1998


CONFERENCE- Central & Inner Asian Studies Seminar, Toronto, May 1-2

CENTRAL AND INNER ASIAN SEMINAR
in association with
THE JOINT CENTRE FOR ASIA PACIFIC STUDIES
presents

"THE SOCIAL & CULTURAL CONTEXT OF NOMADIC TECHNOLOGY, ANCIENT & MODERN"

FRIDAY & SATURDAY MAY 1 & 2  1998

CROFT CHAPTER HOUSE, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

FRIDAY

   9.00 -  9.15  OPENING REMARKS
   9.15 - 10.45

KATHERYN LINDUFF
     University of Pittsburgh: Linduff(a)vms.cis.pitt.edu
"Metallurgists in Eastern Inner Asia: The Chinese and
     Their Neighbours"

ABLET K. KAMALOV
     Dept of Uighur History, Almaty, Kazakhstan:
kamabl(a)kazgu.uni.sci.kz
     "The material culture, especially ceramics, of the
     nomadic Uighurs of Central Asia in the 8th & 9th centuries"

10.45 - 11.15           Break

11.15 - 12.30

MICHAEL BROSE
     University of Pennsylvania: mbrose(a)sas.upenn.edu
"Uighurs and Technologies of Literacy in the Mongol
     Empire in the 12th and 13th centuries"

JOHN MASSON SMITH
     University of California at Berkeley:
     jmsmith(a)socrates.Berkeley.edu
"The Nomads' Armament: Home-Made Weaponry"

12.30 - 2.00           Lunch

 2.00 - 3.30

RUTH MESERVE
     Indiana University: monsoc(a)indiana.edu
"The Uses of Blood in Inner Asia"

IRINA VLADIMIRSKY
     Tel Aviv University, Israel: ivladi(a)post.tau.ac.il
"Nomadic (particularly Hunnu) influences on the
     sedentary population of Central Asian cities and on the
     tribes of the Aral Sea region in the 13th through 17th
     centuries"

3.30 - 4.00          Break

4.00 - 5.30

JOHN STAPLES
     University of Toronto: jstaples(a)chass.utoronto.ca
"Husbandry and the Nogais Tartars on the north shore of
     the Sea of Azov 1783-1860"

ERIC HOOGLUND
     Editor, Silk Road: Hooglund(a)aol.com
"Cultural and technological change among the Basseri nomads"

SATURDAY

9.30  - 11.00

MONISHA AHMED
     INTACH, Bombay, India: monisha(a)bom4.vsnl.net.in
"Nomadic pastoralism and the tradition of weaving in
     Rupshu (Eastern Ladakh)"

SVEN HAAKANSON
     Harvard University: haakans(a)fas.harvard.edu
TBA

11.00  - 11.30           Break

11.30  - 1.00

DAVID ANDREWS SNEATH
     Cambridge University: ds114(a)hermes.cam.ac.uk
"Mobility, technology and the decollectivisation of
     pastoralism in Mongolia"

MICHAEL GERVERS &
WAYNE SCHLEPP
     University of Toronto:
"The manufacture of the Mongol ox-cart & an etymology of
     the Mongol cart"

1.00 - 2.00           Lunch


REGISTRATION FEE      $30
INCLUDES LIGHT LUNCH AND MID-SESSION REFRESHMENTS ON BOTH DAYS

For programme information please contact:

    MICHAEL GERVERS
    102063.2152(a)compuserve.com

or  WAYNE SCHLEPP
    schlepp(a)eagle.ca

TO REGISTER  contact GILLIAN LONG
        Phone & Fax 416 978 4882
        gillian.long(a)utoronto.ca

Room 14290 Robarts Library
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
TORONTO, ONTARIO, M5S 3H1
http://www.utoronto.ca/deeds/

LECTURE SERIES- Ludmila Koryakova, Bronze Age in Central Asia/Eurasia

Posted by: Jeannine Davis-Kimball <jkimball(a)csen.org>
Posted: 3 Apr 1998


LECTURE SERIES- Prof. Ludmila Koryakova, Bronze Age in Central Asia & Eurasia

Professor Ludmila Koryakova, Prof. of Archaeology,
Ural State University, Ekaterinburg, Russia

Tuesday, April 7, 12 noon, 101 Wurster Hall, UCB,  "An Overview of the
Andronovo Culture: Late Bronze Age Indo-Iranians in Central Asia"

Wednesday, April 8, 12 noon, Archaeological Research Facility Seminar
Room (Room 101), 2251 College, UCB, "The Rise of Metallurgy in
Eurasia: Bronze Age Eastern and Western Centers"

Thursday, April 9, 12 noon, 121 Latimer, UCB, "The Eastern Urals
Arkain-Sintashta Culture: Bronze Age Monumental Architecture, Social
Stratification, and Funerary Practices"

Prof. Korykova, whose doctoral studies were at the Institute
of Archaeology, Moscow, is a field archaeologist. Her main research
interests are the Bronze Age and Iron Age of the Eurasian steppes. She
was recently elected to the board of the European Archaeological
Association.

Sponsored by:
The Doreen Townsend Center for the Humanities,
The Archaeological Institute of America, The Center for Slavic
and East European Studies, Dept. of Anthropology,
The Indo-European Language and Culture Working Group,
The Archaeological Research Facility and
the Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads.

This is part of a lecture series on Indo-European.  For further
information on this event, please contact: D. Anderson at
dwanders(a)socrates.berkeley.edu (or: d_anderson(a)indo-european.org)
or call CSEES at  642-3230.

Dr. Jeannine Davis-Kimball
Executive Director
Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads (CSEN)
American-Eurasian Research Institute, Inc.
(formerly Kazakh-American Research Project, Inc)
1607 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709
Tele: 510 549-3708     FAX: 510 849-3137
e-mail: jkimball(a)csen.org
Web pages: http://csen.org

CALL FOR PAPERS- Middle East Economic Association, New York, Jan.1999

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 1 Apr 1998


CALL FOR PAPERS- Middle East Economic Association, New York, Jan. 1999

The Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the Middle East Economic Association will
be held Jan. 2-4, 1999, in conjunction with the annual meeting of Allied
Social Science Association in New York, New York.  Only members in good
standing can participate in the program.

Please send a one-page abstract by April 10, 1998 to:

E. Mine Cinar, Executive Secretary
Middle East Economic Association
Dept. of Economics
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611   USA

LECTURE- David Morgan, Rise of Genghis Khan, Fri., Apr.3, 6:30pm, NYU

Posted by: Jake Kreilkamp <jk46(a)is8.nyu.edu>
Posted: 31 Mar 1998


LECTURE- David Morgan, Rise of Genghis Khan, Fri., Apr. 3, 6:30 pm, NYU

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

David Morgan,
Oxford University

on

The Rise of Genghis Khan,
Emperor of the Steppe

Friday, April 3, 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- 2nd Int'l Avesta Conference, Alberta, Sept. 25-27, 1999

Posted by: Pallan R Ichaporia <pichaporia(a)aol.com>
Posted: 29 Mar 1998


CONFERENCE- Second International Avesta Conference, Alberta, Sept. 25-27, 1999

The Zoroastrian Education & Research Society takes great pleasure in
announcing The Second International Avesta Conference. It  will be held at
Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  The Zoroastrian Association of Alberta will be
the co-sponsor The dates are September 25 - 27, 1999.

Invitations are sent to several world renowned international scholars to
attend this Conference and present their papers. The  acceptances from the
following scholars have been received and we are awaiting to hear from
other invited scholars.

Prof. Dr. William Malandra, Prof. Dr. Gernot Windfuhr, Prof Dr. Jamsheed
Choksy, Prof Dr. Martin Schwartz, Prof. Dr. Helmut Humbach, Prof. Dr. James
Russell

As we receive the acceptances from the other invited scholars from Germany,
Israel, France, Italy, Russia, India (Bombay), Japan,  the general public
will be informed.

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Pallan R. Ichaporia 610-589-5419, Fax 610-589-5495
Mrs Khorshed Jungalwala 978-443-6858, Fax 978-440-8370
Mr Sarosh Manekshaw 281-870-9317, Fax 281-558-7882

The Zoroastrian Education & Research Society (Z.E.R.S.)
VISIT ZERS HOME PAGE:  http://www.zers.org

For information about venue, and hotel reservation, etc., please contact
the co-sponsor:
Firdosh Mehta, Chairman
The Zoroastrian Association of Alberta
Tel.: 403-438-4371, Fax: 403-436-0004

CONFERENCE- Reconfig. Geostrategique en Asie Centrale, Montreal, Apr.3

Posted by: Angele Dufresne <m367221(a)er.uqam.ca>
Posted: 29 Mar 1998


CONFERENCE- Reconfiguration Geostrategique en Asie Centrale, Montreal, Apr.3

Le centre d'etudes des politiques etrangeres et de securite (CEPES) of the
Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM) is holding a one-day symposium in
Montreal on the following subject:

LA RECONFIGURATION GEOSTRATEGIQUE EN ASIE CENTRALE
Friday April 3th 1998, (8:30 to 17:00)
Crowne Plaza - Metro Centre - Hotel
505, Sherbrooke east, Montreal

Guest speakers will be:

Olivier ROY, Directeur de recherche CNRS (Paris) and CERI, Fondation
     Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Paris)
"La nouvelle reconfiguration geostrategique de l'Asie centrale"

Dr. Charles FAIRBANKS, Director, Central Asia Institute, Washington
"Central Asian Armies and Regional Conflict"

Houchang HASSAN-YARI, Professor, Royal Military College, Kingston,
     Canada
"L'Iran et la Turquie en Asie centrale: rivalite ou cooperation?"

Dr. Nancy LUBIN, President of JNA Associates Inc., Washington
"United States Policy and Interests in Central Asia"

Dr. Sergei PLEKHANOV, Professor, York University, Toronto
"Russia's Policy and Influence in Central Asia"

Paul GEORGE, former Research Director at SIPRI, Stockholm and Consultant
     in International Security, Ottawa
"Emerging Security Issues and regional Geopolitical Dynamics in Central
     Asia: A Canadian Perspective"

Jacques LEVESQUE, Professor, UQAM, and Director of CEPES will deliver
     introductory and closing remarks.

For INFORMATION and registration (free):

Telephone: (514) 987-8929
Fax: (514) 987-4749
E-mail: d263301(a)er.uqam.ca

CONFERENCE- 9th Int'l Conference on Turkish Linguistics, Oxford, Aug. 1998

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 26 Mar 1998


CONFERENCE- 9th Int'l Conference on Turkish Linguistics, Oxford, Aug. 1998

The Ninth International Conference on Turkish Linguistics will be held at
the University of Oxford on 12-14 August 1998.  While most papers will
concern the language of Turkey, some will also deal with other Turkic
languages.

If you would like to attend the conference, you must register by 1 June
1998.  For details, contact:

Conference Secretary, Turkish Linguistics Conference
Oriental Institute
Pusey Lane
Oxford, OX1 2LE
England

E-mail: neareast(a)orinst.ox.ac.uk
WWW:    http://users.ox.ac.uk/~neareast/turkish.htm

CONFERENCE- Caspian Labyrinth, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Mar. 28

Posted by: Henry Hale <hhale(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 25 Mar 1998


CONFERENCE- Caspian Labyrinth, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Mar. 28

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy announces the conference

"The Caspian Labyrinth: Negotiating Security & Prosperity"

to be held on Saturday, March 28, 1998 in Medford, Massachusetts at The
Fletcher School at Tufts University.  The conference will consist of four
panel discussions and will run from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  The four panel
discussions will be:

     Ethnic Conflicts in the Trans-Caucasus: Territorial Integrity versus
     National Self-Determination?
     Law of the Caspian
     Negotiating Business Deals in the Caspian Region
     The Pipeline Game: Russia, Turkey, Iran and the West

"The Caspian Labyrinth" is organized and sponsored by student groups at
The Fletcher School, including the International Negotiation and Conflict
Resolution (INCR) group, the South West Asia Program (SWAP), and the
Eurasia Club.  The Fletcher School invites all members of the local
professional and academic communities who are interested in Central Asia,
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, and the developments relating to oil
and gas exploration in Central Asia.

The Caspian Sea region is an area of major importance in world politics
and business.  Located in the historic Silk Road, the Caspian basin
represents a meeting point for the major civilizations of Persia, Russia
and the Central Asian nations of Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.  The Caspian
Sea is estimated to hold reserves of petroleum and gas comparable to those
in the North Sea.   Oil exploration and development is handicapped by
ethnic fighting and international legal challenges concerning national
sovereignty and control of the oil resources of the Sea.  Questions about
how to deliver oil and gas from the landlocked Caspian Sea basin to
markets in Europe and Asia are complex and face challenges that include
geographical and political factors. The Central Asian and Trans-Caucasian
region is struggling with economic reform and development, and with issues
of independent state building after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Presenters include members of the diplomatic corps of Turkmenistan, Iran,
and Azerbaijan;  U.S. government officials, multinational oil company
representatives and Boston area specialists on the Middle East and Oil
Development issues.

The conference will run all day on Saturday, March 28th, and admission is
free.  Pre-registration via e-mail is requested for a participants
directory.  Submit name, institutional affiliation, address, e-mail and
phone/fax numbers to sbecker(a)emerald.tufts.edu.

For additional information about the conference or about The Fletcher
School, please contact Professor Eileen Babbitt, Director of the Program
on International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (INCR) at The
Fletcher Law School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, MA
02155.  E-mail: Ebabbitt(a)infonet.tufts.edu/Tel.  (617) 627-3796/FAX (617)
627-3005, or e-mail inquiries can be sent to Mr. Sean Becker at
sbecker(a)emerald.tufts.edu.

CONFERENCE- Association for the Study of Nationalities, New York, Apr.

Posted by: Dominique Arel <darel(a)Brown.edu>
Posted: 25 Mar 1998


CONFERENCE- Association for the Study of Nationalities, New York, Apr. 16-19

THIRD ANNUAL OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF NATIONALITIES

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, 16-19 APRIL 1998

The web page of the Association for the Study of Nationalities is now
operational: http://library.pace.edu/asn.  The page contains the
preliminary program of the ASN Third Annual Convention:
http://library.pace.edu/asn/conference.html.

The Convention will feature 58 panels on such topics as Ethnic Violence,
Caspian Oil, Conflict Resolution, Forced Migrations, the 1998 Ukrainian
parliamentary elections, David Laitin's new book Identity in Formation,
Secessionism, Regional Cooperation in Eastern Europe, NATO/EU Expansion,
Citizenship in the Baltics, Baltic History, Nation-Building in Central
Asia, Estonia, Moldova (three different panels), Market, Privatization, and
Ethnicity, Economic Integration, Corruption, Criminality and many more.

Please note that panels on Abkhazia/Chechnya, the recent events in Kosovo,
Crimea, and Integration in Germany were added since the preliminary program
was prepared.

If you have any questions regarding the convention, do not hesitate to
contact us. Inquiries regarding the program should be addressed to the
Program Chair Dominique Arel (darel(a)brown.edu, (401) 863 9296, (401) 863
1270 fax). Inquiries regarding organisational matters should be addressed
to the Director Alexander J. Motyl (ajm5(a)columbia.edu, (212) 854 4377,
(212) 666 3481 fax). Inquiries concerning exhibiting or advertising should
be directed to the Convention Coordinator Oded Eran (asn(a)columbia.edu,
(212) 854 6239, (212) 666 3481 fax).

The Association for the Study of Nationalities

CALL FOR PROPOSALS- Int'l Council for Central & E. European Studies

Posted by: ICCEES <iccees(a)rusin.fi>
Posted: 25 Mar 1998


CALL FOR PROPOSALS- Sixth International Council for Central
     and East European Studies Congress
     July 29 - August 3, 2000
     Tampere, Finland

Call for Proposals

The International Programme Committee invites proposals for panels and
roundtables.  The proposals shoul present the results of new research on
Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

All proposals should reach the Congress Secretariat by January 1, 1999.

Form more information, contact:

IV ICCEES World Congress Secretariat -
Finnish Institute for Russian and East European Studies
Annankatu 44
FIN-00100 Helsinki
Finland
Tel: +358-9-2285-4434
Fax: +358-9-2285-4431
E-mail: iccees(a)rusin.fi
WWW: http://www.rusin.fi/iccees

LECTURE- Boris Marshak, Mural Art from Sogdia, IASSG/Stanford

Posted by: Adela C Y Lee <alee(a)silk-road.com>
Posted: 21 Mar 1998


LECTURE- Boris Marshak, Mural Art from Sogdia, IASSG/Stanford

IASSG  1998   LECTURE   SERIES

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

"Mural Art from Sogdia (3rd to 8th centuries AD):
       Problems and Perspectives"
(The slide-illustrated lecture is free and open to the public)

Dr.  Boris Marshak
Curator of Central Asia Department
Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Thursday, March 26, 1998 7:30 p.m.
Bldg. 260 Rm. 113 (Language corner), Stanford University
(see map at website http://www.silk-road.com)

Sogdian painting refers to the magnificent murals which were found
decorating the walls of the elite, both aristocrats and merchants, who
lived in the areas of ancient Samarkand and Bukhara, in what is now
Uzbekistan. The sites include Afrasiab and Varaksha, and were painted
during the 3rd to 8th centuries. The murals include religious themes,
national epics, and the life of the time, including battles between
knights, hunts on horseback, various holiday entertainments, processions
and nobles sitting at banquets, holding their goblets in a delicate manner.
>From these we can gain a glimpse of the elegant, prosperous and vibrant
society which had developed here. There are many problems of
interpretation, which the speaker will address.

CONFERENCE- 3rd Annual Wisconsin Workshop on Central Asian Studies, Oct.98

Posted by: Uli Schamiloglu <uschamil(a)vms2.macc.wisc.edu>
Posted: 18 Mar 1998


CONFERENCE- Third Annual Wisconsin Workshop on Central Asian Studies, Oct. '98

Third Annual University of Wisconsin-Madison
Workshop on Central Asian Studies


PRELIMINARY CIRCULAR

Workshop on Central Asian Studies

October 8-11, 1998

University of Wisconsin-Madison

HIGHLIGHTS:

1. Annual Theme for 1998: REWRITING CENTRAL ASIAN HISTORY
2. Keynote Speaker: (to be announced)
3. Concert of Central Asian Music
4. Other scholarly & cultural programs (to be announced)


Sponsored by the

CENTRAL ASIAN STUDIES PROGRAM

and the

CENTER FOR RUSSIA, EAST EUROPE, AND CENTRAL ASIA
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON

Co-sponsored by the

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

The Central Asian Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
(in conjunction with the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia)
is pleased to announce the convening of the second annual Workshop on
Central Asian Studies on October 9-12, 1998 (arrival October 8
afternoon/evening -- departure October 11 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 "Rewriting Central
Asian History ". (The theme for the first meeting of the Workshop in 1996
was "The Legacy of Russian Colonialism in Central Asia", and the theme for
the second meeting in 1997 was The Formation of National Identities in
Central Asia".) Suggestions for future themes are welcomed.

PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

Workshop on Central Asian Studies (October 8-11, 1998)

Please make reservations at:

Wisconsin Center Guest House
Lowell Hall
610 Langdon Street
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
tel. 608/256-2621; fax 608/262-5445
Rooms: October 1998 room rates not available at this time
(October 1997 rates were $49/night single; $58/night double, includes
parking & complimentary breakfast)

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

Participants wishing to present a paper are asked to submit by August 1,
1998 the title of their proposed presentation together with a one-paragraph
abstract, and the information requested below:

1. Name:
2. Address:
3. Telephone & fax:
4. Email:
5. Educational background (highest degree, year, institution, major):
6. Current institutional affiliation:
7. Title of Presentation:
8. Abstract:

OR, submit your materials online
(NOTE:  Late submissions will be evaluted on an individual basis.)

Confirmation of presentation status will be available by September 1, 1998.

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


Information on the Workshop and on-line submission of abstracts is
available on-line:

http://polyglot.lss.wisc.edu/creeca/

Workshop Coordinator:

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- Central Asian Workshop, Univ. of Ill., July 9-12

Posted by: Keely Lange <Keely.O.Lange.3(a)nd.edu>
Posted: 18 Mar 1998


CONFERENCE- Central Asian Workshop, Univ. of Ill., July 9-12

Dear Colleagues,

I have been asked to assist in organizing the Central Asian workshop
component of the University of Illinois' Summer Research Laboratory,
sponsored by their Russian and East European Center.  This summer I would
like to highlight the teaching of Central Asian studies, as opposed to
languages, and focus on the contributions of "young scholars" (advanced
graduate students and junior faculty).

Participants are asked to prepare a brief analysis of the teaching of
Central Asian issues at their respective universities.  A formal paper is
NOT required.  Rather, the purpose is to form consensus on the state of the
discipline (i.e. Central Asian studies), form networks to better coordinate
grant opportunities, and discuss ways of promoting Central Asia within area
studies.

This workshop is intended to be a stepping stone on the way toward
organizing a Central Asian Studies Association, and will dovetail with the
efforts of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's program to organize the
instruction of Central Asian languages and the efforts of the Central Asia
Institute to organize senior scholars and the business and policy communities.

I am hoping to recruit to this workshop a wide variety of fields (ex.
history, political science, economics, literature, anthropology) as well as
a geographic distribution of scholars.  This will be an opportunity to
connect the community as well as to assess the development of Central Asian
studies here in the United States.  I am working on securing funding to
help defray the travel costs of those traveling the farthest.

An additional benefit of the confluence of this workshop with the Summer
Research Laboratory is that attendees will have the benefits of the
research laboratory as well as those of the workshop.  The University of
Illinois' considerable library collections will be open to participants and
housing at the quite comfortable and convenient Illini Towers is available
at a subsidized rate.

The workshop is scheduled for July 9-12th.  The tentative schedule is an
introductory session on the ninth for both the workshop and the library, so
that you may make general use of facilities in your free time. On the tenth
will be sessions featuring the social sciences and the eleventh will
highlight the humanities.  On the morning of the twelfth will be an
in-depth session on the University of Illinois' Central Asian holdings, for
those intending to stay longer and pursue individual research.  The
allotment of time to each of the fields will depend on the response.

Those interested in attending should send a copy of their CV to me,
specifying their discipline and sub-field, and including, if possible,
copies of any syllabi incorporating the teaching of Central Asia.

Thank you,
Keely Lange
keely.o.lange.3(a)nd.edu

LECTURES- Mongolian UN Permanant Representative, Western Wash. Univ.

Posted by: Henry Schwarz <schwarz(a)cc.wwu.edu>
Posted: 17 Mar 1998


LECTURES- Mongolian UN Permanant Representative, Western Washington University

Ambassador J. Enkhsaikhan, Permanent Representative of Mongolia at the
United Nations will present two lectures at Western Washington University.

1. East Asian Colloquium
 	"Mongolia After the Cold War : New Challenges and New
	Opportunities."
	Tuesday, April 7, 3:00 p.m.

2. Public Lecture
	"The United Nations : Its Relevance in the New World Order."
	Wednesday, April 8, 5:30 p.m.

Both events will be held in Lecture Hall 120 of the Science Education
building.

For further information, contact the director of the Center for
East Asian Studies, Professor Kathleen Tomlonovic, at ktomlvic(a)cc.wwu.edu

LECTURE- Monica Whitlock - Uzbeks, Tajiks, Afghans - Columbia Univ.

Posted by: Peter James Sinnott <pjs7(a)columbia.edu>
Posted: 17 Mar 1998


LECTURE- Monica Whitlock - Uzbeks, Tajiks, Afghans - Columbia University

The Middle East Institute of Columbia University

presents

"The New Old Triangle: Uzbeks, Tajiks, Afghans"

Monica Whitlock
BBC Correspondent Central Asia & Afghanistan 1995-1998

Monday March 23

Room 1118 of the Middle East Institute
(11th Floor International Affairs Building)
between 12:15 and 2:00pm

Coffee, tea and cookies will be served

CONFERENCE- Mongolia: Looking Toward the 21st c., Washington, Mar. 26-27

Posted by: Susie Drost <monsoc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 17 Mar 1998


CONFERENCE- Mongolia: Looking Toward the 21st Century, Washington, Mar. 26-27

Mongolia: Looking Toward the 21st Century
A two-day look at Mongolia as it seeks to balance national identity and
international integration.
March 26th and 27th, 1998
Washington, DC

PROGRAM

Thursday, 26 March 1998

The Asia Foundation
1319 18th St., Washington, DC

8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.	Breakfast Meeting with Keynote Speaker, the
        Honorable R. Gonchigdorj, Speaker of the Mongolian
        Parliament.  By invitation only.


IREX and The Mongolia Society, Inc.
1616 H Street, NW, Washington, DC

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon  Round Table Discussion on the Current State of
        Mongolian Studies in the United States
     Roundtable participants:  Prof. Christopher Atwood, Indiana
University; Mr. James Wagenlander, Wagenlander & Assoc., AmeraWest,
Colorado-Mongolia Proj., US Mongolia Business Council, Spring Inst.;  Prof.
Malan Jackson, Director, Center for International Studies, Utah Valley
State College.
     Moderator:  Dr. Alicia Campi, US-Mongolia Advisory Group


The Mongolia Society, Inc.
Jefferson Room West, Washington Hilton and Towers,
1919 Connecticut Ave, Washington, DC

1:00 p.m.       Annual Business Meeting
1:45 p.m.       Opening Remarks,  H.E. Ambassador J. Choinkhor, Mongolian
        Ambassador to the United States

2:00 p.m.       Mongolia in an Era of Globalization
        Keynote Speaker:  H.E. Ambassador J. Enkhsaikhan, Mongolian
Ambassador to the United Nations, "Mongolia on the Threshold of the 21st
Century:  Prospect and Problems."
     Panelists:   Prof. Teh-Kuang Chang, Ball State University, "Approaches
to National Security in Mongolia"; Prof. David Ehrlich, Dartmouth College,
"The First US-Mongolian Co-Production: 'Genghis Khan'"; Prof. Judith
Gillespie, University at Albany, SUNY, "The New Civic Society in the
Information Age:  A Comparative Analysis of Mongolian Models of Women's
Empowerment."
     Moderator:   Dr. William Rozycki, IUPUI

4:00 p.m.       Mongolia:  Traditions within Modernity
        Panelists:  Dr. O. Batsaikhan, General Director National
Archives of Mongolia, "Mongolia, 1911-1921"; Mr. Brian Baumann, Indiana
University, "Developments in Mongolian Calendar Reckoning"; Ms. Sharon
Hudgins, "Raw Liver and More:  Feasting with the Buriats of Southern
Siberia"; Prof. Christopher Kaplonski, University of Cambridge and Rutgers
University, "Sovietisation and its Resistance in 1950s Mongolia";  Mr. Alan
Wheeler, Indiana University, "The Tsaatan:  Mongolia's Reindeer People."
     Moderator:  Prof. Esther Jacobson, University of Oregon


6:30 p.m.       Reception at the Embassy of Mongolia
        2833 M Street, NW, Washington, DC

Yara Arts Group,  Virtual Souls performing.
The Yara Arts Group from New York presents three artists from the Buryat
National Theatre.  Erzhena Zhambalov, Sayan Zhambalov, and Erdeny
Zhaltsanov sing Buryat and Mongolian folk songs, including several
different types of throat singing.  The performers also play traditional
stringed instruments such as the khomus (jaw harp), and the morin khoor
(horse-head fiddle) a two-stringed instrument which sounds like a cello.

The Yara Arts Group is sponsored by Wagenlander & Associates


Friday, 27 March 1998

PISA, PASS, and U.S.-Mongolia Business Council, Inc.
  George Washington University,  Stuart Hall, Room 110, Elliott School of
        International Affairs, 2013 G St., NW, Washington, DC

Roundtable on Political and Economic Change in Mongolia

2:00 p.m.       Political and Social Changes in Mongolia
        Panelists:  Mr. David DiGiovanna, Desk Officer for
Mongolia, State Department; Ms. R. Burmaa, Women for Social Progress,
Mongolia; Mr. Michael Mitchell, Program Officer for Asia, International
Republican Institute; Mr. Od or Ms. Baasan, Mongolian Embassy.
        Moderator:  Miss Linda Yarr, PISA

3:30 p.m.       Real U.S. Business Activities in Mongolia and What it Says
        About the Mongolian Economy and Business Opportunities
        Panelists:  Mr. Jalsa Urubshurow, Nomadic Expeditions;  Mr.
Boris Shlomm, Amicale Industries; Mr. Ron Colgan, Caterpillar; Mr. Jim
Wagenlander, Wagenlander & Associates; Mr. Naranhuu, Mongolian Embassy; Mr.
Jim Coleman, Forte Cashmere; Mr. Kenneth Abeywickrama, Economist.
      Moderator:  Mr. Steve Saunders, Saunders and Company


Sunday, 29 March 1998

Association for Asian Studies and The Mongolia Society*
Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave., Washington, DC

8:30 to 10:30 a.m.  Religion and Rule in Early Modern Mongolia
        Panelists:  Prof. Chia Ning, Central College, "The Manchu
Rule in Early Modern Mongolia:  Religious or Secular?";  Mr. Johan
Elverskog, University of California at Santa Barbara, "The Dual Sacrality
of the Qoyar Yosu"; Prof. Christopher Atwood, Indiana University, "Grace,
Guilt, and Striving in the Mongolian Language of Loyalty."
Discussant:  Prof. Gyorgy Kara
Moderator:  Prof. Paul Hyer

*Please note that the dates of the Annual Meeting of the Association for
Asian Studies (AAS) are 26-29 March 1998.  An AAS registration fee must be
paid in order to attend this panel.  For more information on the Annual
Meeting of the AAS, please contact the AAS at 1021 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor,
MI  48104; Tel. (734)665-2490.


PRESENTED BY

The Mongolia Society  is a non-profit membership organization founded in
1961, as an organization interested in promoting and furthering the study
of Mongolia, its history, language and culture.   The Mongolia Society
sells a wide variety of items that pertain to Mongolia including
language-learning aids and dictionaries.  For  more information, contact
The Mongolia Society, 322 Goodbody Hall, Indiana University., Bloomington,
IN  47405; Tel. (812)855-4078;  FAX 812-855-7500; E-Mail: monsoc(a)indiana.edu

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) is a nonprofit
organization founded in 1968 to administer academic and research exchanges
between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Committed to education in its
broadest sense, IREX's efforts have expanded both geographically and
topically to encompass professional training, institution building,
technical assistance, and policy programs with the New Independent States
(NIS), Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), Mongolia, and China.  For more
information, contact Kristen Morris, IREX, 1616 H St., Washington, DC
20006; Tel. (202)628-8188; FAX 202-628-8189.

Program for International Studies in Asia (PISA) is a non-profit
organization that promotes the growth, in Asia, of a community of scholars,
policy analysts, and concerned citizens able to engage in a dialogue about
the key international issues of our time.  For more information, contact
Linda Yarr, Executive Director, PISA; E-Mail: pisa(a)gwis2.circ.gwu.edu

Pacific Affairs Students Society (PASS) a graduate student group at George
Washington University.

U.S.-Mongolia Business Council, Inc. (USMBC) is a non-profit membership
organization of American corporations and professionals founded in 1991.
The Council's mission is to develop and strengthen economic ties between
the US and Mongolia.

The Asia Foundation is a private, nonprofit, non-governmental organization
working to advance the mutual interests of the U.S. and the Asia-Pacific
region.  Through a network of 13 field offices across Asia (including an
office in Ulaanbaatar), the Foundation works closely with Asian
governmental and non-governmental institutions and organizations to:
advance effective governance, the rule of law and human rights; promote
economic reform and open markets; increase the participation of women in
all levels of society; and encourage peaceful and international and
regional relations.  For more information, contact The Asia Foundation,
1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 815, Washington, DC 20036; Tel
(202)588-9420; FAX 202-588-9409; E-Mail:  info(a)dc.asiafound.org

Yara Arts Group, a resident company at La MaMa Experimental Theatre in New
York, brings together drama, poetry, song, history, science and movement to
create original theatre that explores timely issues rooted in the East.
Last year Yara worked with artists from the Buryat National Theatre on
"Virtual Souls" and will open a new show with them, "Flight," April 24-May
3 in New York.  For more information, contact Yara Arts Group, 306 East
11th Street, New York, NY  10003; Tel. (212)475-6474; E-Mail:
yctg48a(a)prodigy.com

Wagenlander & Associates a law firm doing work in Mongolia.  For more
information, contact Wagenlander & Associates, Suite 1202, Mile High
Center, 1700 Broadway, Denver, CO  80290-1201; Tel #(303)832-6511, FAX
303-830-2246, E-Mail wagenlan(a)wagenlander.com

CONFERENCE- SOYUZ Symposium, March 27-28, Columbia University

Posted by: David Koester <dk25(a)columbia.edu>
Posted: 16 Mar 1998


CONFERENCE- SOYUZ Symposium, March 27-28, Columbia University

1998 Annual Symposium on Cultural Studies of Eastern Europe and the former
Soviet Union

SOYUZ
the Research Network for Post-Communist Cultural Studies
presents

Out of the Ruins
Cultural Negotiations in the Soviet Aftermath

March 27-28
501 Schermerhorn Hall, Columbia University


PROGRAM

Friday

9:00-11:00 Consumer Practices, Lifestyles, and the Changing Social Fabric

Nelson Hancock (Columbia University), "Televisions and Computers:  New
   Fishing Tools for a New Political Economy"
Sigrid Rausing (University College, London), "Drink and Leisure: the
   Semiotic Significance of Two New Enterprises on a Former Collective
   Farm in Estonia"
Stella Grigorian (Rice University), "Shattered Toasts, Shattered
   Relationships: Cultural Ruination amidst National Regeneration"
Melissa L. Caldwell (Harvard University), "Pepsi, Pensioners, and Peter
   the Great: Moving through Time in the New Russia"

11:00-12:30 - Morning break

12:30-3:00 Continuities and Revivals: Religion, Ethnicity, and Nationhood

Alanna Cooper (Boston University), "Negotiating Identity in Post-Soviet
   Uzbekistan: the Jews of Samarkand"
Kira van Deusen (University of British Columbia), "The Voice of the
   Mountain Spirits: New Legends  in the Revival of Khakass Shamanism"
Eva Jane N. Fridman (Brown University), "Lost Locale, Return and Healing
   in Kalmykia"
Mary M. Doi  (Bryn Mawr College), "Concerts and Constitutions: Repertoires
   of Uzbek Nationhood"
Brian Williams (University of Wisconsin, Madison), "The Reconstruction of
   Exiled Identity, Post Soviet Nation Building Among the Crimean Tatars"

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-6:00 Culture Amidst the Ruins:  Ideology and Change in Art and Media

Lily Avrutin (University of Toronto), "Representation of the Ruins in
   post-Soviet Film Culture:  Symbol, Root-Metaphor and Chronotope:
   Perspective of Interpretive Anthropology"
Olga Shevchenko (University of Pennsylvania), "Search for Tomorrow in
   Today's Culture: Contemporary Russian Film Read as a Representation of
   Changing Values and Mentalities in post socialist Russia"
Viera Wallace-Lorencova (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), "Emerging
   Feminist and Anti Feminist Discourses in Post-Socialist Slovakia: the
   Role of the Media"
Farhad Atai (Emam sadeq University, Tehran), "Post-Soviet Central Asian
   Art and Culture in Transition:  Change for Better or for Worse?"
Richard Wallace (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), "An Ethnography of
   the Journalism of Social Responsibility"


Saturday

9:30-11:00  Institutions in Ruin: Repercussions of Dissolution

Elsa-Bair Goutchinova (Georgetown University), "Business Layer in
   Kalmykia:  How to be Wealthy"
Russell Zanca (Northeastern Illinois University), "The Uzbek Countryside
   and the Transition that Got away"
Kathleen Ann Collins (Stanford University), "The Political Culture of
   Non-Democratization in Central Asia: a Case Study of Clans and Party
   Development in Kirghizstan"

11:00-11:15 - Break

11:15-1:15 Public Space, Memory and Community

Margaret Paxson (McGill University), "The Festival of the Holy Trinity
   (Troitsa) in Rural Russia: a Case Study in the Topography of Memory"
Kathleen Smith (Hamilton College), "Redecorating Civic Space in
   Post-Soviet Russia:  Moscow's Monumental Propaganda or Public Art?"
Laura Adams (University of California, Berkeley), "What is Culture?
   Schemas and Spectacles in Uzbekistan"
Alaina Lemon (University of Michigan), "Talking 'Transit' and Spectating
   'Transition': the Moscow Metro"

Lunch Break 1:15-3:00

3:00-5:00 "Culture" and "the Ruins"?: Challenging Frames of Analysis

Petra Rethmann (McMaster University), "In the Time of the Lizard"
Dale Pesmen (University of Chicago), "'We Lost Some Neatness' - Mixed
   Imagery and Russian Incoherence"
Hibi Watanabe (University of Tokyo), "An Outline of Culture and
   Modernization Processes under Soviet Socialism and in the Aftermath:
   Local Definitions of 'Culture' and 'Cultural' by the Selenga Buriats"
Tom Wolfe (University of Michigan), "Transition to Ruins"


Sponsored by
the Department of Anthropology and the Harriman Institute, Columbia
University, SOYUZ, and the Columbia Graduate Alumni Association

CALL FOR PAPERS- Conflict Resolution & Economic Development, Tehran

Posted by: Institute for Political and International Studies <ipis(a)www.dci.co.ir>
Posted: 14 Mar 1998


CALL FOR PAPERS- Conflict Resolution & Economic Development, Tehran

The Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) will hold the
Sixth Annual Seminar on Central Asia and the Caucasus on April 27-28, 1998.
 The theme of this year's seminar is "Central Asia and the Caucasus: The
Role of Regional Powers in Conflict Resolution and Economic Development."

In this seminar, a variety of related subjects including the important
issue of the Caspian Sea basin with regards to viewpoints of Iran, Russia,
China, and Turkey should be discussed and explored.  The Purpose of this
seminar is to deepen understanding and to foster an exchange of views among
specialists and scholars who are mainly interested in the appraisal of
events in the region.

The IPIS will arrange local hospitality for participants provided the
abstracts of their papers are received by March 25, 1998 and accepted by
the IPIS.  If are any questions, please contact us by fax: 0098-21 2710964
or by e-mail: ipis(a)www.dci.co.ir

Institute for Political & International Studies (IPIS)
Shahid Bahonar Avenue, Shahid Aghai Street, Tehran, I.R. Iran
P.O. Box: 19395/1793, Tehran, I.R. Iran
E-Mail:   ipis(a)www.dci.co.ir
Fax:      +98-21-270964
Phone:    +98-21-2571010 through 2571014

CONFERENCE- Central & Inner Asian Seminar, Univ. of Toronto, May 1-2, 1998

Posted by: Gillian Long <gillian.long(a)utoronto.ca>
Posted: 14 Mar 1998


CONFERENCE- Central & Inner Asian Seminar, Univ. of Toronto, May 1-2, 1998

Mark your calendars now!  Full details will follow soon.

LIST OF SPEAKERS

AHMED, MONISHA, Ph.D. (Oxford), Dept. of Social Anthropology, Bombay
University, India:
"Nomadic pastoralism and the tradition of weaving in Rupshu (Eastern
Ladakh)" [provisional title]

BROSE, MICHAEL, Ph.D. candidate, Dept. of Asian and Middle East Studies,
University of Pennsylvania:
"Uighurs and Technologies of Literacy in the Mongol Empire in the 12th and
13th centuries"

GALIEV, ANUAR, Ph.D., Chair, Dept. of Culture and Religion (Institute for
Oriental Studies), Almaty, Kazakhstan:
"The yurt (traditional house of Kazakhs)-symbolic aspects"

GERVERS, MICHAEL, Ph.D., Professor of History, University of Toronto at
Scarborough:
"The manufacture of the Mongol ox-cart"

HOOGLUND, ERIC, Ph.D., editor, Silk Road ( a journal of West Asian studies):
"Cultural and technological change among the Basseri nomads"

KAMALOV, ABLET KAYUMOVICH, Ph.D., Chair, Dept. of Uighur History, Almaty,
Kazakhstan:
"The material culture of the nomadic Uighurs of Central Asia in the 8th &
9th centuries" [with particular reference to Uighur and Kyrgyz ceramics]

KHODJAMBERDIEV, IGOR, External NGO Manager Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan [pending]:
"Towards Civil Society in Kyrghyzstan"

LINDUFF, KATHERYN, Ph.D., Chair, Henry Clay Frick Fine Arts Dept.,
University of Pittsburgh:
"Metallurgists in Eastern Inner Asia: The Chinese and Their Neighbours"

MESERVE, RUTH I., Ph.D., Research Fellow, Dept. of Central Eurasian
Studies, Indiana University:
"The Uses of Blood in Inner Asia"

SCHLEPP, WAYNE, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Dept. of East Asian Studies,
University of Toronto:
"An etymology of the Mongol cart"

SMITH, JOHN MASSON, JR., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, History Department, UC
Berkeley:
"The Nomads' Armament: Home-Made Weaponry"

SNEATH, DAVID ANDREWS, Ph.D., Dept. of Social Anthropology, Cambridge
University:  "Mobility, technology and the decollectivisation of
pastoralism in Mongolia"

STAPLES, JOHN, Ph.D. candidate, Dept. of History, University of Toronto:
"Husbandry and the Nogais Tartars on the north shore of the Sea of Azov
1783-1860"

VLADIMIRSKY, IRINA, Ph.D. candidate, Cummings Centre for Russian and East
European Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel:
"Nomadic (particularly Hunnu) influences on the sedentary population of
Central Asian cities and on the tribes of the Aral Sea region in the 13th
through 17th centuries"

LECTURE- Charles Melville, Mongol Invasion, Thu. Mar. 12, NYU

Posted by: Jake Kreilkamp <jk46(a)is8.nyu.edu>
Posted: 11 Mar 1998


LECTURE- Charles Melville, Mongol Invasion, Thu. Mar. 12, NYU

The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies and The Indo-Mongolian
Society invite you to join us for a lecture by

Professor Charles Melville,
University of Cambridge, England

on

"The Impact of the Mongol Invasion on Iran, Iraq, and Central Asia: A
Reevaluation"

Although the image of the Mongol campaigns in Central Asia and the Middle
East is one of legendary destruction and slaughter on an epic scale, many
modern scholars have found good reasons to reexamine many of these
historical accounts.  The principal histories available about the Mongol
invasions were written by the Mongols' defeated opponents, suddenly
engulfed by a foreign people.  By comparing various historical accounts and
piecing together what recent scholarship has uncovered, Professor
Melleville will guide us to a better understanding of this important
juncture in history.


	6:30 pm, Thursday, March 12
	Stephen Chan Auditorium
	Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
	50 Washington Square South (a) Sullivan Street

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

CONFERENCE- Civil Society in Central Asia, Washington, DC, Mar. 30-31

Posted by: Center for Civil Society International <ccsi(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 6 Mar 1998


CONFERENCE- Civil Society in Central Asia, Washington, DC, March 30-31

The Central Asia Institute
of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
at The Johns Hopkins University

and

Center for Civil Society International
Seattle, WA

invite you to a two-day conference on the theme of

"Civil Society in Central Asia"

Dates:      Monday and Tuesday, March 30-31, 1998

Location:   Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
        The Johns Hopkins University
        1619 Massachusetts Ave., NW
        Washington, DC   20036


To reserve a place: (202) 663-7730 RSVP
        (202) 663-5782 fax

More information:   (202) 663-5642 or
        (206) 523-4755
        rkangas(a)mail.jhuwash.jhu.edu
        ccsi(a)u.washington.edu

Updates:  http://www.friends-partners.org/~ccsi/announce/caconf.htm

RESERVE NOW--SPACE IS LIMITED!

(Conference program and registration form below)

The purpose of the conference will be to assess the development of elements
of civil society in the five formerly Soviet nations of Kazakstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan  in the early stages of
their respective "transitions." Discussions will focus on the role of
independent social organizations and voluntary associations in Central
Asian societies, but this focus will occur within a larger theoretical
framework which analyzes organizational developments as they represent
possible tendencies toward pluralism, the rule of law, and new norms of
citizenship within Central Asian societies. Conference sessions will
address among other issues: the legal environment for independent social
organizations in Central Asia; the effects of privatization on social
networks; the re-emergence of Islam and its effects; government- NGO
relations; efforts by the international community to support the growth of
civil society in the region; the role of new women's organizations; the
state of the independent media; and the role of environmental issues in
social mobilization.


CONFERENCE AGENDA*

Mon, Mar 30

8:00 am        Registration.  Coffee.

8:30           "Civil Society and National Development in Central
        Asia." Fred Starr, Chairman, Central Asia Institute.

9:15 - 10:30   "Legal Regulation of NGOs in Central Asia." Scott
        Horton. Partner, Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler.
        Discussant: Natasha Bourjaily, Program Director, NIS,
        International Center for Not for Profit Law

Break

10:45 - 12:00  "Citizen and State: Human Rights in Central Asia."
        Evgeni Zhovtis, Kazakhstan International Bureau for
        Human Rights.  Discussant: Catherine Fitzpatrick,
        International League for Human Rights.

12:00 - 1:15   Lunch.  (Conference participants may purchase lunch
        tickets at registration.)

1:15 - 2:30    "Civil Society and Identity in Uzbekistan: The Emergent
        Role of Islam." Reuel Hanks, Editor, "Journal of
        Central Asian Studies." Discussant: Olivier Roy.

2:30 - 3:45    "Kolkhoz and State: Autonomy or Tool?"  Olivier Roy,
        National Center for Scientific Research, France.
        Discussant: Ayse Kudat, Principal Social Scientist,
        World Bank

Break

4:00 - 5:30    Panel Discussion: "What Does a Focus on Civil Society Do
        For Central Asia--if Anything?"

6:00           Reception, dinner, and recital of episodes from the epic
        'Manas' by Elmira Kochumkulkizi playing the
        traditional Kyrgyz instrument, the komuz. (Participants
        must pre-register for dinner--use form below.)


Tues, Mar 31

8:30 - 9:45    "The Emerging Role of Women's Organizations in Central
        Asia."  Ula Ikramova, Eurasia Foundation-Tashkent.
        Discussant:  Kathleen Collins, Doctoral Candidate,
        Stanford University.

9:45 - 11:00   "Environmental Issues and Civil Society in Central
        Asia."  Kate Watters, ISAR.  Discussant: Deborah Espinosa,
        University of Washington School of Law.

Break

11:15 - 12:30  "Challenges to Independent TV and Radio in Central
        Asia." Oleg Katsiev, Internews-Central Asia.
        Discussant: TBA.

12:30 - 1:30   Lunch. (Conference participants may purchase lunch
        tickets at registration.)

1:30 - 2:45    "Opportunities and Obstacles to Government-NGO
        Cooperation in the Kyrgyz Republic." Erkin Kasybekov,
        Consultant to Government of Kyrgyzstan.
        Discussant: Malcolm Russell-Einhorn, Abt Associates.

2:45 - 4:00    "The Real Work: Continued and Future Development of the
        NGO Sector in Central Asia" Jay Cooper, COUNTERPART.

Break

4:15 - 5:30    Round table wrap-up with conference presenters and
        conference adjournment.

*Agenda subject to change.

This conference and a book that will result from it are made possible by
generous grants from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Earhart
Foundation.

Center for Civil Society International
2929 NE Blakeley Street        Tel:          (206) 523-4755
Seattle, WA  98105             Fax:          (206) 523-1974
USA                            Email: ccsi(a)u.washington.edu

CCSI online:  http://www.friends-partners.org/~ccsi/
CCSI's electronic mailing list: civilsoc(a)solar.cini.utk.edu

CONFERENCE- Stanford-Berkeley Conference

Posted by: Rosemary Schnoor <Rosemary.Schnoor(a)Forsythe.Stanford.EDU>
Posted: 5 Mar 98 10:05:14 PST


CONFERENCE- Stanford-Berkeley Conference

The Center for Russian & East European Studies, Stanford
and the Center for Slavic & East European Studies, UC Berkeley

present

XXII STANFORD-BERKELEY CONFERENCE

Friday, March 13, 1998
9:30 am-5:30 pm
Oak Lounge, Tresidder Union
Stanford University

"Religion, Politics, and Spiritual Life in Russia, the USSR and
the Post-Soviet Union"

9:30:   Welcome and introductory remarks
Nancy S. Kollmann, Professor of History and Director, Center for
Russian and East European Studies, Stanford

10:00 - 12:noon:  Panel I "Religion in the Russian Empire"

Chair:  Nicholas Riasanovsky, Professor Emeritus of History,
University of California, Berkeley

Andrey Arkhipov, Acting Assistant Professor, Slavic Department,
Stanford University

Terence Emmons, Professor of History, Stanford University

Sarah Stein, Graduate Student, Department of History, Stanford
University

Reginald Zelnik, Professor of History, University of California,
Berkeley


Noon - 1:30:  Lunch Break


1:30 - 3:00:  Panel II. "Revitalizing Religious Life in  the
Post-Soviet States"

Chair:  Nancy Tuma, Professor of Sociology, Stanford University

Dinora Azimova, Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Center for
International Security and Arms Control, Stanford University

Robert Crummey, Professor Emeritus of History, University of
California, Davis

Andrew Sorokowski, Adjunct Professor, St. Basil College, Stamford,
Connecticut

Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov,  Lecturer, Department of Anthropology,
Stanford University


3:00 - 3:15:    BREAK


3:15 - 5:30:  Panel III.  "Religion and Politics in the Post-Soviet
States"

Chair: George Breslauer, Professor of Political Science, University
of California, Berkeley

John Dunlop, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Gail Lapidus, Senior Fellow, Institute for International Studies
and Courtesy Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

Edward W. Walker, Executive Director, Soviet and Post-Soviet
Studies, University of California, Berkeley and National Fellow,
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

For more information, call (650) 723-3562 or email
hf.rsx(a)forsythe.stanford.edu

CONFERENCE- American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce Annual

Posted by: Heidi Dodd <aucc2(a)erols.com>
Posted: 3 Mar 1998


CONFERENCE- American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce Annual Conference,
        Washington, D.C., May 11-12, 1998

The American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its
Second Annual Conference to be held May 11-12, 1998 at the ANA Hotel in
Washington, D.C.  This event will bring together senior government and
business leaders from Uzbekistan and the United States, as well as
top-level executives from American companies already doing business in
Uzbekistan.

Featured Speakers:

Prime Minister Utkur Sultanov
Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS)
Dr. Elyor Ganiev, Minister of Foreign Economic Relations
Ambassador Sodyq Safaev, Embassy of Uzbekistan
Larry Kurlander, AUCC President
Stephen Sestanovich, Ambassador-at-large for the NIS
James A. Harmon, President, Export-Import Bank of the U.S.
J. Joseph Grandmaison, Director, U.S. Trade & Development Agency

Break-Out Sessions:

The Legal Regime for Foreign Investment
The Status of the Banking Sector
Uzbekistan's Capital Market development
Opportunities in the Mining Sector
Tapping Uzbekistan's Tourism Potential
Gauging the Political and Economic Climate for Foreign Investment
The Non-Profit Sector
Exploring the Energy Sector

Case Studies of U.S. Investors:

Case Corporation
Caterpillar
International Communications Group, Inc.
American International Group

For more information please contact:

Heidi Dodd
Deputy Director
American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce
1800 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel:  202-828-2013
Fax:  202-659-7010
E-mail:  aucc2(a)erols.com

WORKSHOP- Current Trends in Transitional Economies, Reading, UK

Posted by: Yelena Kalyuzhnova <y.kaluyzhnova(a)reading.ac.uk>
Posted: 3 Mar 1998


WORKSHOP- Current Trends in Transitional Economies, Reading, UK

The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies is pleased to announce about the half day
Economic Workshop "Current Trends in Transitional Economies" which will
take place at the University of Reading, April 7, 1998.  Please find
enclosed a preliminary programme.


The Department of Economics

Half day Workshop

Current Trends in Transitional Economies

The University of Reading
April 7, 1998

Preliminary Programme:

(Room 27, Faculty of Letters and Social Science, to be confirmed)
10.00-10.30 a.m.                Registration & Coffee

10.30-10.40 a.m.     Opening Remarks
        Professor Mike Utton
        Head of Economics Department

10.40-11.00 a.m.     Prof. Michael Kaser, The Centre for Euro-Asian
        Studies, Reading/Institute for German Studies,
        Birmingham University

        Difficulties of the Caucasus economies.

11.00-11.10 a.m.     Discussion
11.10-11.25 a.m.     Professor Richard Pomfret, The Centre for Euro-Asian
        Studies, Reading/Department of Economics, Adelaide
        University.

        Living standards in Central Asian countries during
        the 1990s.

11.25-11.35 a.m.     Discussion
11.35- 11.50 a.m.    Dr Yelena Kalyuzhnova, The Centre for Euro-Asian
        Studies, Reading/Department of Economics, University
        of Reading.

        Industrial policies in Central Asian Economies.

11.50-12.00 p.m.     Discussion


12.00-12.15 p.m.     Dr George Tridimas, The Centre for Euro-Asian
        Studies, Reading/Department of Economics, University
        of Reading.

        Bad loan and the scale of financial intermediation in
        transition economies.

12.15-12.25 p.m.     Discussion

12.25-  12.40 p.m.   Dr Philip McCann, Department of Economics,
        University of Reading.

        FDI in Thailand. The case of the Thai region.

12.40-1.00 p.m. General Discussion.


If you would like to participate please contact:

Mr Nicholas Tucker
Administrator,
The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies
http://www.rdg.ac.uk/EIS/GSEIS/ceas/ceas.html
GSEIS, The University of Reading
Whiteknights, PO Box 218,
Reading, RG6 6AA

Tel: 44 (0118) 9 31 66 37
Fax: 44 (0118) 9 75 54 42

e-mail: cpps(a)reading.ac.uk


Dr Yelena Kalyuzhnova                   tel:  44 118 9316637
Co-ordinator                            fax: 44 118 9755442
The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies
http://www.rdg.ac.uk/EIS/GSEIS/ceas/ceas.html
GSEIS, The University of Reading
Whiteknights, PO Box 218,
Reading, RG6 6AA
UK

LECTURES- James Mallory's lectures in the Bay Area

Posted by: Adela C.Y. Lee <alee(a)silk-road.com>
Posted: 27 Feb 1998


LECTURES- James Mallory's lectures in the Bay Area

Three lectures will be delivered by Dr. James Mallory at both Berkeley and
Stanford next week. The detailed schedule is listsed below. All lectures are
free and open to the public.


Professor James Mallory
Department of Archaeology
Queen's University, Belfast, North Ireland

"The Tarim Mummies and Tocharian Origins"

Sunday, March 1 - 3:00 pm
Location: 2060 Valley Life Sciences Building, U.C. Berkeley
(parking off Oxford behind the Zellerbach Theater)

Archaeological Institute of America, San Francisco Chapter
Indo-European Language and Culture Working Group
Townsend Center for the Humanitites
Archaeolgical Research Facility


Professor James Mallory
Department of Archaeology
Queen's University, Belfast, North Ireland

"The Tarim Mummies and Tocharian Origins"

Thursday, March 5, 1998 7:30 p.m.
Bldg. 260 Rm. 113 (Language corner), Stanford University
(campus available at http://www.silk-road.com)

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


The discovery of Europoid mummies in the Tarim Basin has given a new impetus
to the search for Tocharian origins. The Europoid mummies discovered over
the past century are widely regarded to have been the prehistoric ancestors
of later Indo-European-speaking peoples. Generally, they have been seen to
be ancestral either to some form of Iranian language, in particular Saka, or
to the Tocharians. From an ethnic perspective, the Tocharians are among the
least known of Indo-European groups and the discovery of Europoid mummies in
the vicinity of later Tocharian texts has greatly raised hopes that a
solution to the problem of Tocharian origins might be found. The present
lecture will review briefly the evidence for both the mummies and their
possible origins in light of current theories concerning the origins of the
Indo-Europeans in general and the Tocharians in particular.


Professor James Mallory
Queen's University, Belfast


"The Current State of Indo-European Homeland Solutions"

Wednesday, March 4, 1998 - 4 pm,
Location: 156 Dwinelle, U.C. Berkeley
(parking off Oxford behind the Zellerbach Theater)

Indo-European Language and Culture Working Group
Townsend Center for the Humanitites

CONFERENCE- 4th Nordic Middle East Conf., Oslo, Norway, Aug. 13-16, 1998

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 26 Feb 1998


CONFERENCE- 4th Nordic Middle East Conference, Oslo, Norway, Aug. 13-16, 1998

This conference will explore the political and cultural effects of
globalization on the Middle East.  The aim of the gathering is to
understand the impact of globalization in the region through a historical
analysis and by examining the changing state of regional and local
identity.  The relations of the region to the outside world in light of
these changes will also be discussed.

For additional information, contact:

Mr. Bjorn Olav Utvik
Dept. of East-European and Oriental Studies
University of Oslo
P.O. Box 1030, Blindern
N-0315 Oslo
NORWAY
fax: (47-2)285-4140
e-mail: <b.o.utvik(a)east.uio.no>

LECTURE- Sally Wriggins, Xuanzang on the Silk Road, Feb. 27, NYU

Posted by: Jake Kreilkamp <jk46(a)is8.nyu.edu>
Posted: 26 Feb 1998


LECTURE- Sally Wriggins, Xuanzang on the Silk Road, Fri. Feb. 27, NYU

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

Sally Wriggins,Author, on
Xuanzang: a Buddhist Pilgrim on the Silk Road

Friday, February 27, 6:30 pm

Stephen Chan Auditorium
Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
50 Washington Square South (a) Sullivan Street

Ms. Wriggins, who studied with the Venerable Kheminda Thero in Sri Lanka,
will lecture on her book,  Xuanzang: a Buddhist Pilgrim on the Silk Road
(Westview Press/Harper Collins).  In the seventh century the Chinese monk,
Xuanzang, embarked on a 10,000 mile journey on the Silk Road from China
through Central Asia to India.  Despite many perils during his absence, he
managed to reaffirm China's ties to Central Asian and Indian kingdoms and
to nurture the growth of Buddhism by disseminating 600 scriptures he
carried back to China.  Ms. Wriggins will show slides of the extraordinary
landscapes, art and architecture of the Silk Road lands of Central Asia,
the India subcontinent and China.

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

CONFERENCE- BRISMES Annual Conference, Birmingham, England, July 5-8, 1998

Posted by: Centre for the Study of Islam <islam(a)sellyoak.ac.uk>
Posted: 25 Feb 1998


CONFERENCE- BRISMES Annual Conference, Birmingham, England, July 5-8, 1998

The 1998 annual conference of the British Society for Middle Eastern
Studies (BRISMES) will gather teachers, researchers, students, diplomats,
journalists and others who deal professionally with the Middle East under
the theme "Religion and Pluralism." A wide variety of other topics will be
discussed at the meeting, which will take place at Selly Oak Colleges in
Birmingham.

For additional information, contact:

BRISMES 98
Centre for the Study of Islam & Christian Muslim Relations
Selly Oak Colleges
Bristol Road
Birmingham B29 6LQ
UNITED KINGDOM
phone (44-121)415-2279; fax (44-121)415-2297
e-mail: <islam(a)sellyoak.ac.uk>
website: <http://www.dur.ac.uk/brismes/>

CONFERENCE- Murder of the Caucasian Peoples, Tbilisi, Oct. 1998

Posted by: Levan Z Urushadze <adupl(a)mmc.net.ge>
Posted: 24 Feb 1998


CONFERENCE- Murder of the Caucasian Peoples, Tbilisi, Oct. 1998

We inform you that on the 28-29 October, 1998, in Tbilisi will hold the
International Conference "The Murder of the Caucasian Peoples".  The aim
themes of the Conference: 1) Anti-Caucasian, repressive policy of the
Russian red empire (1917-1991); 2) The post-Soviet Russia and the Caucasus
(1991-1998); 3) Human Rights and Basic Freedoms in the Caucasus.

Organizers: the Caucasian Academy of Sciences (Grozny), the National Group
of Georgia of the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR), the
Independent Newspaper "Adamianis Uplebebi" ("Human Rights") and the Tbilisi
Working Group of the Netherlands Helsinki Union (NHU).

Location:
Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia

The Conference will include:
1)Thematic sessions; 2) Poster sessions; 3) Excursions.

Language:
The official languages of the Conference will be Georgian, English and
Russian.

Time Schedule:
31 May, 1998 - Deadline for Applications (Name, Surname, Title, Address for
     Correspondence, Organisation, Phone, Fax, E-Mail)
31 May, 1998 - Deadline for Abstracts
31 July, 1998 - Final Registration
26-27 October, 1998 - Arrival in Tbilisi

Registration Fees (Deadline June 1, 1998):
Foreign Participants - 100 USD;
Participants from Georgia - 30 USD.

Number of Participants:
The number of Participants is limited (150-200).

Abstracts (Deadline May 31, 1998):
All accepted abstracts will be published in an abstracts book.  A copy is
included in the registration fee.

Posters:
Posters must not exceed the maximum dimensions of 80 x 120 cm.

Bank Account (for the Registration Fees):
Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt. Export-Import Bank of Georgia, Tbilisi N 9498270
(USD) in favour of Dr. Levan Urushadze, Account N 67070226 (for the
Conference).


Contact Person: Dr. Levan Z. Urushadze
Giorgi Tsabadze (Martskhena Sanapiro) St. 3-32
380012 Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
Tel\Fax: (+995 32) 348651
Fax: (+995 32) 001153 or 954820
E-mail: adupl(a)mmc.net.ge / levanu(a)hotmail.com
URL: http://members.delphi.com/levur

LECTURES- Two Lectures by Prof. James Mallory, U.C. Berkeley

Posted by: Mark Hall <hall(a)QAL.Berkeley.EDU>
Posted: 24 Feb 1998


LECTURES- Two Lectures by Prof. James Mallory, U.C. Berkeley

Professor James Mallory
Department of Archaeology
Queen's University, Belfast

"The Tarim Mummies and Tocharian Origins"

Sunday, March 1 - 3:00 pm
Location: 2060 Valley Life Sciences Building, U.C. Berkeley
(parking off Oxford behind the Zellerbach Theater)

Archaeological Institute of America, San Francisco Chapter
Indo-European Language and Culture Working Group
Townsend Center for the Humanitites
Archaeolgical Research Facility


Professor James Mallory
Queen's University, Belfast


"The Current State of Indo-European Homeland Solutions"

Wednesday, March 4, 1998 - 4 pm,
Location: 156 Dwinelle, U.C. Berkeley
(parking off Oxford behind the Zellerbach Theater)

Indo-European Language and Culture Working Group
Townsend Center for the Humanitites

WORKSHOP- Integrating Islamic Studies into Liberal Arts Curricula

Posted by: Brannon Wheeler <wheelerb(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 23 Feb 1998


WORKSHOP- Integrating Islamic Studies into Liberal Arts Curricula

The University of Washington will be sponsoring a workshop March 5-8, 1998
on Integrating Islamic Studies into Liberal Arts Curricula.  This workshop
brings together a number of distinguished scholars to discuss some of the
issues surrounding the relationship of Islamic Studies to teaching of the
Liberal Arts.

At this point, we would appreciate if you could pass on this information to
interested faculty and graduate students at your institutions.  One of the
difficult issues facing Islamic Studies is the tendency to associate Islam
strictly with the Middle East, and thus it is often hard to identify people
working with Islamic materials outside of "area studies" groupings.

We are particularly interested in the participation of scholars who
integrate Islamic materials into their teaching of more general courses at
the undergraduate level.  People working with materials outside of the
Middle East are especially encouraged to participate.

Please ask those interested to contact us for further information.  We will
be producing a more formal brochure in the near future, but given the late
date we thought it prudent to contact you directly.  Thank you for your
help in what promises to be an exciting and enriching experience.

Brannon Wheeler
Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
Denny 229 Box 353120
University of Washington
Seattle, WA  98195
(206) 543-6033
FAX (206) 685-7936

email:  wheelerb(a)u.washington.edu

SYMPOSIUM- Migration in Central Asia, Osaka

Posted by: Japan Center for Area Studies <jcasmail(a)idc.minpaku.ac.jp>
Posted: 18 Feb 1998


SYMPOSIUM- Migration in Central Asia, Osaka

     The Secretariat of the Symposium
     Migration in Central Asia: its History and Current Problems
     The Japan Center for Area Studies, National Museum of Ethnology
     Chief of the Secretariat: Chika OBIYA


LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

Foreign Participants
ALDAZHUMANOV, Kaidar S. (Kazakhstan): Vice-director, Institute of History
     and Ethnology
BEISEMBIEV, Timur K. (Kazakhstan): Senior research fellow, Institute of
     Oriental Studies
BUSHKOV, Valentin I. (Russia): Senior research fellow, Institute of
     Ethnology & Anthropology
DUDOIGNON, Stephane A. (France): Fellow researcher of the French Ministry
     of Foreign Affairs
KOCAOGLU, Timur (Turkey): Associate professor, Koch University
NIYAZI, Aziz (Russia): Senior research fellow, Institute of Oriental Studies
RTVELADZE, Edvard V. (Uzbekistan): Academician, Professor, Fine Arts
     Scientific Research Institute
SCHOEBERLEIN, John S. (USA): Director, Harvard Forum for Central
     Asian Studies
SHIGABDINOV, Rinat N. (Uzbekistan): Research fellow, Institute of History

Japanese Participants
ISLAMOV, Bakhtior A. (Uzbekistan): Professor, Center for Northeast Asian
     Studies, Tohoku University
KIMURA, Yoshihiro: Professor, Tohoku University
KOMATSU, Hisao: Professor, The University of Tokyo
MATSUBARA, Masatake: Director, Japan Center for Area Studies, NME
NISHIYAMA, Katsunori: Associate professor, Shizuoka University
OBIYA, Chika: Assistant Professor, Japan Center for Area Studies, NME
OKA, Natsuko: Research fellow, Institute of developing economies
SHIMIZU, Manabu: Professor, Utsunomiya University
USUKI, Akira: Associate professor, Japan Center for Area Studies, NME
UYAMA, Tomohiko: Associate professor, Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido
     University
WAKABAYASHI, Keiko: Professor, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

PROGRAM

March 10, 1998
10:15  Registration
10:30  Call on the Director General at his office for foreign participants
OPENING SESSION
Chair: MATSUBARA Masatake
11:00  Opening remarks by ISHIGE Naomichi, Director General, NME
11:30-12:00  Keynote Speech (1): Edvard V. RTVELADZE
       Migration of various peoples in Central Asia
12:00-12:30  Keynote Speech (2): KOMATSU Hisao
        Contemporary significance of migrations in Central Asia

Session I: MIGRATIONS IN MODERN HISTORY
Chair: KIMURA Yoshihiro

14:00-14:30  (3) Timur K. BEISEMBIEV
      Migration in the Kokand Khanate in the 18th and the 19th centuries
14:30-15:00  (4) John S. SCHOEBERLEIN
      Shifting ground: How the Soviet regime used resettlement to transform
      Central Asian society and the consequences of this policy today
(Coffee break)
15:15-15:45  (5) Kaidar S. ALDAZHUMANOV
      History of the deportation of peoples to Central Asia in 1930-1949
and current problems
15:45-17:15  Comments: WAKABAYASHI Keiko
        Discussion
17:30-19:30  Reception at Minpaku restaurant

March 11, 1998
Session II: MIGRATION AND GROUP IDENTITY
Chair: KOMATSU Hisao

10:00-10:30  (6) NISHIYAMA Katsunori
      Russian colonization in Central Asia: A case of Semirech'e oblast
      1867-1922
10:30-11:00  (7) Rinat N. SHIGABDINOV
      Migrations in Uzbekistan (latter half of the 19th century and the
      20th century)
(Coffee break)
11:15-11:45  (8) Timur KOCAOGLU
      Turkistan abroad: The political immigration from the Soviet and
      Chinese Central Asia (1918-1997)
11:45-12:15  (9) OKA Natsuko
      Deportation of Koreans from Far East to Central Asia
12:15-13:00  Comments: UYAMA Tomohiko
        Discussion
(Lunch break)

Session III: FOCUS ON TAJIKISTAN
Chair: Timur K. BEISEMBIEV

14:30-15:00  (10) Valentin I. BUSHKOV
      Population migration in Tajikistan: The past and present
15:00-15:30  (11) Stephane A. DUDOIGNON
      The role of migrants in the politics of Central Asia: Tajikistan
      and Tatarstan in the 1980s
(Coffee break)
15:45-16:15  (12) Aziz NIYAZI
      Environment and migration in Tajikistan
16:15-17:30  Comments: John S. SCHOEBERLEIN
        Discussion

March 12, 1998
Session VI: CURRENT PROBLEMS
Chair: UYAMA Tomohiko

10:00-10:30  (13) USUKI Akira
      The Jews of Bukhara in modern history: A brief survey of their
      immigration to Palestine and Israel
10:30-11:00  (14) Bakhtior A. ISLAMOV
      Current problems of the population movement in Central Asia: A case
      in Uzbekistan
11:00-11:30  (15) SHIMIZU Manabu
      Natural resource export-led economic development, regional relations
      and mobility of people
(Coffee break)
11:45-13:00  Comments: KIMURA Yoshihiro
        Discussion
(Lunch break)

GENERAL DISCUSSION
Chair: OBIYA Chika

15:00-17:30  Comments from all the speakers
        Discussion
        Closing remarks by the chairperson of the Executive Committee
        KOMATSU Hisao


The Japan Center for Area Studies
National Museum of Ethnology
tel:+81-6-878-8343 fax:+81-6-878-8353
jcasmail(a)idc.minpaku.ac.jp

LECTURE- P. Sinnott, Census Significance in Central Asia, Brown Univ.

Posted by: David M Abramson <david_abramson(a)Brown.edu>
Posted: 17 Feb 1998


LECTURE- Peter Sinnott, Census Significance in Central Asia, Brown University

The Census Project of the Program on Politics, Culture and Identity
Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies
Brown University

presents

"Census Significance in Central Asia"

Peter J. Sinnott
Columbia University

Feb. 26
WIIS conference room, 12 noon


Brown University, Box 1970
2 Stimson Avenue
Providence, RI 02912-1970
tel.: (401) 863-2809
e-mail: iis(a)brown.edu

For more information, contact: David Abramson <david_abramson(a)brown.edu>

WORKSHOP- The First World War in Iran, Oxford, March 14

Posted by: Turaj Atabaki <turaj.atabaki(a)let.ruu.nl>
Posted: 16 Feb 1998


WORKSHOP- The First World War in Iran, Oxford, March 14

THE MIDDLE EAST CENTRE
St. Antony's College, University of Oxford
Workshop on:
"The First World War in Iran"
Saturday, 14 March 1998

10.30-10.45  Coffee
10.45-11.00  Welcome and Opening Remarks: Derek Hopwood


Session I: 11.00-12.30
Eugene Rogan, Chair

Paul Luft: "The Persian Corridor: Defense of the Empire or Regional Control?"

Florida Safiri: "The British and the Formation of the Persian Army"

Oliver Bast: "The Persian Mission to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 and
the Anglo-Persian Agreement of 1919: A Reappraisal"


Session II: 2.00-3.30
Paul Bergne, Chair

Anna Enayat: "The First World War and the Iranian Economy: An Outline"
Homa Katouzian: "The Revolt of Shaykh Mohammad Khiyabani"
Stephanie Cronin: "Iranian Nationalism and the Government
Gendarmerie During the Great War"

Session III: 3.45-5.00
Reza Sheikholeslami, Chair


Kaveh Bayat: "The Ottomans in Iran: the Role of Ra'ouf Bey"
Turaj Atabaki: "Behind the Veil in Persia: The Ottomans' Secret Service
Activities in Iran"


Note: All Sessions will be held in the New Lecture Theatre, St. Antony's
College, 62 Woodstock Road, Oxford. Tel. (01865)284780

Convener: Turaj Atabaki, Senior Fellow, The Middle East Centre,
St. Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF
Tel. (01865)274471; Fax (01865) 311745, E-mail: Atabaki(a)let.ruu.nl

Turaj Atabaki
Visiting Senior Fellow
The Middle East Centre
St Antony's College
Oxford University
Oxford  OX2 6JF
Tel  +44 1865 274471
Fax +44 1865 311745
e-mail  Atabaki(a)let.ruu.nl

CONFERENCE- International Association for History of Religions, Aug. 2000, Durban, SA

Posted by: nolram(a)iafrica.com
Posted: 12 Feb 1998


CONFERENCE- Int'l Assoc for History of Religions, Aug. 2000, Durban, SA

International Association for the History of Religions
XVIII Quinquennial Congress: Durban, 5-11 August 2000

First Announcement
2 February 1998

The International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR) is an
International body of national societies for the study of religion. It is a
member of the Conseil international de la philosophie et des sciences
humaines (CIPSH) under UNESCO. It brings together more than a thousand
scholars from around the world once every five years for a Congress to
discuss, debate and exchange views on the academic study of the religions
of the world. The Executive Committee of the IAHR met in July 1997 in
Turku, Finland and unanimously decided to hold its XVIII congress in the
year 2000 in Durban, South Africa. The Department of Science of Religion at
the University of Durban-Westville in cooperation with some key members of
the Association for the Study of Religion in Southern Africa and the
African Association for the Study of Religion has been requested to host
the event.

This upcoming Congress in August 2000 is significant for a number of
symbolic reasons. First, it will be the first IAHR congress ever held on
the African Continent. For more than hundred and fifty years academic
scholars around the world have been keenly studying the religions of
Africa. But this is the first time they will assemble in Africa to take
stock of where they came from and where they will be heading. Second, the
IAHR Congress in the year 2000 will coincide with the 50th anniversary of
the founding of the IAHR in Amsterdam. Third, it will also mark the 100th
anniversary of scientific congresses in the History of Religions discipline.

Several questions arise as the year 2000 draws near. First, it would be
appropriate to take stock and reflect on where we as an international body
of scholars engaged in a common scientific approach are coming from. What
are the important themes, the important empirical areas, and the important
approaches that have carried us to this point in time? What struggles have
we engaged in to the betterment of our science? Where have we gone wrong,
and where have we gone right? How has the history of religions contributed
to education and cultural development in general? Second, it would also be
appropriate to discuss the future trends. What topics and approaches are
important for us to pursue? What challenges do we have to face in the
global context? Is the history of and its cognate disciplines capable of
dealing with these challenges, and is the IAHR doing religions what it can
in these respects? Are we truly engaged in a common endeavour?

The congress could provide a stimulating bouquet of sections, symposia,
panels, and meetings commonly engaged in these questions. From taking stock
of the history of each empirical area, with special emphasis on the study
of religion and the religious situation in South Africa, to reflecting on
the general history of the study of religion and the applicability of its
many disciplines, the participants will also be able to address visions of
the future in relation to methods, theories, and the history of religions.
The congress should address these important issues not only to satisfy our
own curiosity but also to inspire the new generations of scholars, the
young men and women who are looking up to us as they surge ahead.


Theme of the Congress:

The History of Religions at a Turning Point: Origins and Visions

Venue of the Congress:

To provide the best conference atmosphere and value for your money we have
contracted the International Convention Centre located in the centre the
city of Durban which has the latest high-tech facilities to run a congress
of this size on international standards. The International Convention
Centre is located in Durban in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
KwaZulu-Natal in general and Durban in particular reflect the diversity of
religions and cultures.  Durban is not only one of the best tourist
destinations but also one of the best conference venues.

Congress Dates

5 - 11 August 2000

Registration Costs

Registration includes congress fee, proceedings, opening and closing
ceremonies and access to the exhibitions and cultural events.

Accompanying persons may attend the opening ceremony, poster sessions and
social functions. However, should they wish to participate in the congress
they need to pay the registration fee indicated below. They also need to
pay for the closing banquet should they wish to attend.

Early registration      (Before 31 December 1999)
200 US$

Standard Registration (From 1 January to 10 August 2000)         250 US$

Access to Congress on a Daily basis
50 US$

Accompanying Person
100 US$


For more details and the registration form please see the website at:
http://www.udw.ac.za/iahr

Forwarded from: H-WORLD

CONFERENCE- Ideology & National Identity in Post-Comm. Foreign Pol., Scotland

Posted by: Rick Fawn <rick.fawn(a)st-andrews.ac.uk>
Posted: 9 Feb 1998


CONFERENCE- Ideology & National Identity in Post-Communist Foreign Policy

University of St Andrews
Centre for Russian, Soviet, and
Central and Eastern European Studies

Seventh Annual Conference:
IDEOLOGY AND NATIONAL IDENTITY IN POST-COMMUNIST FOREIGN POLICIES

Saturday, 7 March 1998,
Upper College Hall, St Salvator's College, North Street, St Andrews

Sponsored by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Speakers are:

Dr Margot Light (LSE) on Russia

Dr Taras Kuzio (Birmingham) on Ukraine

Chris Donnelly (Special Adviser for Central & Eastern European Affairs,
Office of the Secretary General, NATO HQ) on NATO's perspectives on membership

Dr Jan Arveds Trapans (Institute for International Policy Development) on
Latvia

Dr Rick Fawn (St Andrews) on the Czech Republic

Sally N. Cummings (LSE) on Kazakhstan

Dr George Sanford (Bristol) on Poland


Registration, morning tea/coffee, lunch, afternoon tea/coffee,
post-conference drink: GBP15.00
Students, postgraduates, unwaged (with refreshments as above): GBP7.50

Drinks will be offered at the conclusion of the Conference.

For further information on the Conference, please contact:

Dr Rick Fawn, Department of International Relations, University of St
Andrews, St Andrews Fife KY16 9AL, Scotland
Tel. 01334 462957
Email: <rick.fawn(a)st-and.ac.uk>

LECTURE- Rys Beybutova, Civil Society in C. Asia, Wash. State Univ.

Posted by: Marina Tolmacheva <tolmache(a)mail.wsu.edu>
Posted: 7 Feb 1998


LECTURE- Rys Beybutova, Building Civil Society in Central Asia

The Asia Program Colloquium at Washington State University (Pullman campus)
is pleased to announce the presentation by:

Dr. Rys Beybutova (Kyrgyz National University):
BUILDING CIVIL SOCIETY IN CENTRAL ASIA
Wednesday, February 11, at 3 pm in Wilson Hall, room 13.


Marina A. Tolmacheva
Director/Asia Program
Department of History
Washington State University
Pullman, WA  99164-4030 USA
tel.: 509/335-3267, 335-5139  fax: 509/335-4171
e-mail: <tolmache(a)wsu.edu>

CONFERENCE- Kirghiz-German Economic Conferences, Berlin

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 4 Feb 1998


CONFERENCE- Kirghiz-German Economic Conferences, Berlin

1. Deutsch-Kirgisisches Wirtschaftssymposium
(German-Kyrgyzian Economic Symposium)
March 30-31, 1998, Berlin, Germany.
Organizer: Saechsische Gesellschaft zur Foerderung des Osthandels e.V.
Information:
Frank Mueller
Geschaeftsstelle der Saechsischen Gesellschaft zur Foerderung des
Osthandels e.V.
Chemnitzer Str. 13
Haus 2, 09224 Gruena
PF 37, 09222 Gruena
Germany
Tel: +49-371-8817203
Fax: +49-371-8817242

2. Tagung des deutsch-kirgisischen Arbeitskreises Handel und Invest
(Second Conference of the German - Kyrgyzian Working Group Trade
and Investing)
April 1, 1998, Berlin, Germany.
Organizer: Saechsische Gesellschaft zur Foerderung des Osthandels e.V.

Information:

Frank Mueller
Geschaeftsstelle der Saechsischen Gesellschaft zur Foerderung des
Osthandels e.V.
Chemnitzer Str. 13
Haus 2, 09224 Gruena
PF 37, 09222 Gruena
Germany
Tel: +49-371-8817203
Fax: +49-371-8817242

CALL FOR PAPERS- 6th ESCAS Conference, Venice, Oct. 1998

Posted by: Turaj Atabaki <turaj.atabaki(a)let.ruu.nl>
Posted: 29 Jan 1998


CALL FOR PAPERS- 6th ESCAS Conference, Venice, Oct. 1998

The 6th European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS) conference is
scheduled to be held at "Universita Ca Foscari di Venezia" in Venice,
Italy.  The conference, whose general theme is "Central Asia: A Decade of
Reforms, Centuries of Memories," will be organized in three panels:

Space and Time in Central Asian History: Constructing the new national
identities, reinterpretations and reevaluations of Central Asian History.

Redrawing the Lines of Identity: Views and analyses in the fields of
language, literature, religion, social anthropology, art, architecture and
archaeology.

Reforms and Representations of Legitimacy: Studying the contemporary
issues, such as economic reforms, regional cooperation, local and regional
conflicts, Central Asia in an international context as well as economic,
social, political and environmental topics.

The conference will take place October 8-10, 1998.  If you are interested
in participating in the conference, please send your abstract to the
secretary address by March 15.  We will send out the final program and
registration information by April 1.  Note that funding cannot be provided
to participants for travel and accommodation.

Dr. Giampiero Bellingeri of Universita Ca Foscari di Venezia has generously
assumed responsibility for hosting the 6th ESCAS Conference.

Dr. Turaj Atabaki
Secretary of ESCAS


Turaj Atabaki
Visiting Senior Fellow
The Middle East Centre
St Antony's College
Oxford University
Oxford  OX2 6JF
Tel  +44 1865 274471
Fax +44 1865 311745
e-mail  Atabaki(a)let.ruu.nl

CALL FOR PAPERS- Politics of Identity, Aberystwyth, Sept. 1998

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 28 Jan 1998


CALL FOR PAPERS- Politics of Identity, Aberystwyth, Sept. 1998

An interdisciplinary conference on
     Linking Theory and Practice: Issues in the Politics of Identity
     September 9-11, 1998
     University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK

Aberystwyth PostInternational Group has been founded by postgraduate
students at the Department of International Politics, University of Wales,
Aberystwyth.  It is now organising its second conference.  The title of the
conference is 'Linking Theory and Practice: Issues in the Politics of
Identity.'

The 2 1/2 day conference will cover a range of themes including:

* International Political Economy
* Gender
* Security
* Nationalism
* Language
* Social Movements
* Political Geography
* Narratives of Identity

Confirmed spakers include Cynthia Enloe (who will be giving the
opening address), Ernesto Laclau, David Campbell and Eleonore Koffman.

Our aim in organising this conference is to explore some of the themes that
occupy post-positivist research agendas--especially that of the link
between theory and practice.  We believe that focusing on identity will
enable us to explore some of the practical implications of theorising about
international phenomena.  In particular we aim to focus on the
explanatory/constitutive theory divide with specific emphasis on the
practical implications of theorising about identity in International
Relations.


The Conference is now calling for papers.

To submit a paper, please send us a 600 words proposal  including your
name, contact address (including e-mail if available), and institutional
affiliation.

The deadline for abstracts is March 16, 1998.

For additional information, please visit our website:
http://www.aber.ac.uk/~hpb95/conf.htm

or contact us at: apig(a)aber.ac.uk

Aberystwyth PostInternational Group
Department of International Politics
University of Wales
Aberystwyth SY23 3DA
Wales, United Kingdom
Fax: +44 1970 622709
Tel: +44 1970 623111 ext. 4066 or 4067

CONFERENCE- Mongol Conference, March 1998, Washington, DC

Posted by: Susie Drost <monsoc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 27 Jan 1998


Subject: CONFERENCE- Mongol Conference, March 1998, Washington, DC

There will be a Mongol Conference in Washington, DC on March 26th and 27th,
1998.  Right now all I would like announced are the functions The Mongolia
Society will be involved in.  Once I have approval from the rest of the
organizations involved in the Mongol Conference, I will amend the notice to
include the whole conference.

Thanks, Susie Drost


1998 Annual Meeting of the Mongolia Society

The Society's Annual Membership Meeting will be held in conjunction with
the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies. The Mongolia
Society will hold its meeting on Thursday 26 March 1998 at 1 p.m. in the
Jefferson Room West at the Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut
Ave., NW, Washington, DC  20009.

Round Table Discussion on the Current State of Mongolian Studies in the U.S.

At present, only one university in the United States (and only one in
Canada) offers regular language instruction in Mongolian.  To address this
issue, The Mongolia Society and IREX (International Research and Exchanges
Board) will have a round table discussion on the current state of Mongolian
Studies in the United States on Thursday morning, March 26th, 1998  from
9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at 1616 H. Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006.  Those
interested  in participating whether from the academic, non-profit,
business, or governmental sectors as a discussant are requested to contact
The Mongolia Society office by 1 February 1998.

The Round Table Discussion is open to the public, so anyone can come and
observe this debate.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Mongolia Society would like to have a Panel Discussion after the 1998
Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.  We are therefore, placing a call for
panel participants.  In order to participate, you must submit an abstract
for consideration no later than 31 January 1998.  The abstract must contain
the title of the paper and be no less than 300 words.  If your abstract is
accepted, you will have 20 minutes to present your paper, which will
include five minutes of discussion.

Please submit your abstract to:

The Mongolia Society
322 Goodbody Hall
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
E-Mail: monsoc(a)indiana.edu

Everyone will be notified if their paper is accepted by 16 February 1998.

CALL FOR PAPERS- Historical Sources/Computer Approaches, Moscow, 1998

Posted by: Alexander A Stolyarov <astol(a)glasnet.ru>
Posted: 22 Jan 1998


CALL FOR PAPERS- Historical Sources of Eurasian & North African Civilisations:
Computer Approaches

The Historical Department of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences
The Institute of Oriental Studies of the RAS
The Orientalist Society of the RAS
The Orientalist Information Centre
and the Eurasian Oriental Server

would like to invite you to the

Second International Conference
"Historical Sources of Eurasian and North African Civilisations: Computer
Approaches"
Moscow, Russia, 2-6 June 1998

Program:

The wide spectrum of problems concerning description, storage and treatment
of material, spiritual and written historical sources as well as creating,
keeping, using and exchanging the advanced electronic copies of historical
objects - theoretical, methodological, practical, technical, etc. will be
addressed.

Presentation formats:

Proposals may include individual papers (up to 15000 signs) and short
communications (about 2000 signs). The workshops, computer presentations
and discussion are also planed. Both papers and communications are to be
published.

An abstract of 200-300 words should be sent to:
     postmaster(a)orient.ru

It would be very kind of you to send also:
     the type of presentation (paper/short communication)
     the authors' names
     the name and email of participant(s) to whom the registration form
would be sent

Important Dates:

Submission of electronic abstract:        January 31, 1998
Notification of acceptance or rejection:  February 28, 1998
Full papers by email:                     April 30, 1998
Conference:                               June 2-6, 1998
Published versions of papers:             October 1998

The abstracts, lists of participants and papers will be also available in
Internet on the EurAsian Orientalists Server: http://www.orient.ru

Dimitry D. Vasilyev
Vice-President
Orientalists Society of the RAS
tel: (7-095)-9285764

LECTURE- James Watt, Art of Eastern Mongol Empire, New York Univ.

Posted by: Jake Kreilkamp <jk46(a)is8.nyu.edu>
Posted: 21 Jan 1998


LECTURE- James Watt, Art of Eastern Mongol Empire, New York University

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

James Watt,
Senior Research Curator, Asian Art Department
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

on

Art of the Eastern Mongol Empire

Friday, January 23, 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- The Aral Root of the Ethnogenetic Process, Nukus, Oct. 1998

Posted by: Yusup Kamalov <nukus(a)glas.apc.org>
Posted: 16 Jan 1998


CONFERENCE- The Aral Root of the Ethnogenetic Process, Nukus, Oct. 1998

The Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan
        Karakalpak Branch
        The Institute of History, Archeology and Ethnography

The Institute of History, Archeology and Ethnography at the Karakalpak
Branch of the Academy of Sciences, the republic of Karakalpakstan is
holding an international scientific conference in 1998, October 10-12, in
Nukus "The Aral Root of the Ethnogenetic Process."

In 1942 at the session of the commission on ethnogenesis and ethnography in
the department of History and Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of
USSR, which took place in Tashkent, a list of fundamental statements on the
problem of ethnogenesis of the people of Central Asia was formulated.  The
Aral region was put forward ("the Aral Root") as one of the zones of active
interethnic interactions which determined the specification of the ethnic
development of the vast territories of Eurasia.

During the years since the edition of the first works on the ethnogenesis
of the people of Central Asia, the science has been enriched by new facts.
Successful research in ethnography, anthropology, archeology, etc., gives
us a new look at the old problems of ethnogenesis of the peoples of Central
Asia corresponding to up-to-date scientific knowledge.  The forthcoming
scientific forum will be dedicated to these problems.  The conference will
be held in the town of Nukus, the capital of the Republic of Karakalpakstan
-- a fitting place for the consideration of the problems of the
ethnogenesis of the Karakalpak people.

If questions about the conference arise, contact the organizing committee.

ADDRESS:

Republic of Karakalpakstan
742000 Nukus
Amir Timur street, 179A
The Institute of History, Archeology and Ethnography
Karakalpak Branch, Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Tel.: 7-(36122) 7-82-25, 7-72-70
Fax: 7-(361222) 77228, 72210, 77229
E-mail: nukus(a)glas.apc.org

SYMPOSIUM- Baymirza Hayit Symposium, Istanbul, Jan. 17, 1998

Posted by: Mehmet Tutuncu <sota(a)euronet.nl>
Posted: 15 Jan 1998


SYMPOSIUM- Baymirza Hayit Symposium, Istanbul, Jan. 17, 1998

The Baymirza Hayit Symposium organized by six funds will be held on 17
January 1998 at Cemberlitas Firat Kultur Merkezi (Euphrates Culture Center)
in Istanbul.  At the symposium the services rendered by Baymirza Hayit to
Turkish culture will be discussed.

On the 80th birthday of Baymirza Hayit, it has been decided to hold a
meeting to honor and remember him, world famous historian who is also one
of the leaders of Turkistan's Independence Struggle.

The meeting supported by scholars known for their research into Turkistan
studies, The Fund for Turkish World Research (TDAV), Intellectuals Hearth
(Aydinlar Ocagi), Single Eurasia Fund (Avrasya Bir Vakfi), Turan Fund
(Turan Kultur Vakfi), Khoja Akhmad Yasawi Fund, and Humanity Fund (Insan
Vakfi) will be held on 17 January 1998 at Firat Kultur Merkezi at Cemberlitas.

The opening speech of the meeting slated between 13:00 and 16:00 will be
given by Rasim Eksi, the head of Turan Kultur Vakfi.

Dr. Ayfer Kaynar will give a talk on Baymirza Hayit's biography, and our
reporter Kemal Capraz will also make dia presentation.

Prof. Dr. Abdulkadir Donuk will discuss Baymirza Hayit's intellectual
accomplishments.  In addition these people will make presentations:

Prof. Dr. Nevzat Yalcintai (Head of Aydinlar Ocagi)
Prof. Dr. Turan Yazgan (Head of Turk Dunyasi Arastirmalari Fund)
Prof. Dr. Enis Oksuz (Head of Avrasya Bir Fund)
Erdogan Asliyuce (Head of Khoja Ahmed Yesevi Fund)
Necmettin Erisen (Head of Insan Fund)
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Saray (Istanbul University College of Literature)


Forwarded from: Turkistan-N

CALL FOR PANELS- 1999 Meeting of the American Historical Association

Posted by: John Voll <vollj(a)gunet.georgetown.edu>
Posted: 14 Jan 1998


CALL FOR PANELS- 1999 Meeting of the American Historical Association
        Washington, D.C., January 7-10, 1999

The Program Committee for the 1999 Annual Meeting of the American
Historical Association seeks proposals for panels on all subjects.

The deadline for submission of proposals for panels is 15 February 1998.
The Program Committee seeks proposals in ALL fields in order to have a
program of interest to all members of the AHA.  We also suggest submission
of proposals on "migrations and diasporas in history."

Proposals should be complete: the cover sheet and check list of items
needed in proposals is in AHA Perspectives (September 1997) and will be
reprinted in the next issue.  Four copies of proposals should be sent to
John Voll, Chair 1999 AHA Program Committee, Department of History,
Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets, NW, Washington DC 20057

John Voll

American Historical Association website: http://chnm.gmu.edu/aha/index.html


Forwarded from: H-WORLD

LECTURE- Evolution of Civilization in Western Central Asia, Stanford

Posted by: Adela C.Y. Lee <alee(a)silk-road.com>
Posted: 13 Jan 1998


LECTURE- Evolution of Civilization in Western Central Asia, Stanford

IASSG  1998 LECTURE SERIES

The Stanford Society of Archaeological Institute
Inner Asia/Silkroad Study Group (IASSG)
        present

"Between the Mountains and the Desert:
The Evolution of Civilization in Western Central Asia"
(The slide-illustrated lecture is free and open to the public)
        by

Dr. Fredrik T. Hiebert
Assistant Professor, Anthropology Department, University of Pennsylvania

Friday, January 16, 1998 8pm
Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building, Stanford University

Abstract: The discovery of a magnificent 4000 year old civilization in
the deserts of Central Asia has caught the attention of scholars through
out the world.  This "Oxus Civilization" of the desert oases is the
earliest ancestor of the great Silk Road linking the Eurasian steppe
nomads with the ancient civilizations of India, Iran and Mesopotamia for
the first time. We now know that the Oxus civilization blossomed as the
great civilizations to the south were waning, and can claim that the
expansion of the Oxus civilzation brought Indo-Iranian languages to Iran
and the Indus valley.

Our new excavations at the site of Anau depe, on the Turkemistan-Iranian
border investigate the factors behind the emergence and development of the
Oxus civilization. The results of the 1997 excavations document the
earliest formative culture along the Kopet dag mountains, and our research
indicates that climatic change, the development of irrigation systems and
nomadic incursions were all
interconnected in the development of Central Asian civilizations.

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

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

CALL FOR PAPERS- Economic History Association Meeting, September 1998

Posted by: Ken Pomeranz <klpomera(a)uci.edu>
Posted: 13 Jan 1998


CALL FOR PAPERS- 58th Annual Economic History Association Meeting

REVOLUTIONS IN ECONOMIC HISTORY

The 1998 Annual Meeting of the Economic History Association will be held at
the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club, Durham, North Carolina, September
25-27, 1998.  The theme of the program is "Revolutions in Economic
History." The theme refers to historical cases in which economic structures
of long standing and apparent stability either disintegrate or are
overturned by something new.  "Revolutions" may include the famous
upheavals of political and economic history (e.g., French, Russian,
Industrial), but also sociopolitical transformations such as the Civil
Rights Revolution in the United States, discontinuous changes in the norms
of labor relations or family life, etc.  Conventional economics has little
to say about these phenomena, but history should have plenty to say.

Members of the program committee are: John Brown (Chair), David Carlton,
Jane Humphries, and Warren Whatley. The committee especially  encourages
proposals for papers and sessions that help promote intellectual
conversations among scholars who may assess revolutions in economic history
from differing analytical or disciplinary perspectives.

To submit a proposal for a paper, send a short abstract (150 words) and a
longer 3-5 page abstract to John Brown postmarked by January 30, 1998.
Proposals may also be submitted by using the form available from the E.H.A.
Web Site at http://www.eh.net/EHA/Announcements/EHA_sub_prop_98.html. If a
draft of the paper is available, please send it in addition to the abstracts.

The committee welcomes proposals for entire sessions as well as for
individual papers.  Proposals for sessions should include abstracts for
each paper in the session.  The committee does reserve the right to assign
papers to sessions and to accept some papers from a proposed session if the
entire session is not accepted.  For full consideration, PROPOSALS MUST BE
RECEIVED BY JANUARY 30, 1998.  Submissions must include the full name,
mailing address, telephone number(s), fax number, and E-mail address of all
authors.  Notices of acceptance will be sent to the individual paper givers
by March 30, 1998.

Those interested in being considered for the 1998 E.H.A. program are
welcome to enter into conversations (E-mail encouraged) with any of the
members of the Program Committee:

John Brown (Chair)
Department of Economics
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477
(508)793-7390  Fax: (508)855-3736
JBROWN(a)VAX.CLARKU.EDU

David L. Carlton
Department of History
Vanderbilt University
P.O. Box 1523, Station B
Nashville, TN 37235
(615)332-3326  Fax: (615)343-6002
DAVID.L.CARLTON(a)VANDERBILT.EDU

Jane Humphries
Cambridge University
Department of Economics
Cambridge, England
CB3 9DD
(01223)335222         Fax: 01223-335475
JANE.HUMPHRIES(a)ECON.CAM.AC.UK

Warren C. Whatley
Department of Economics
The University of Michigan
215 Lorch Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(313) 764-5256     Fax: (313) 764-2769
WWHATLEY(a)UMICH.EDU

Those expecting to receive their Ph.D. during the academic year 1997/98
are invited to apply for inclusion in the dissertation session at the 1998
E.H.A meetings.  Dissertations on U.S. or Canadian history chosen for
presentation at the meetings will be finalists for the Allan Nevins Prize.
Such dissertations should be sent to:

Leonard Carlson
Emory University
Department of Economics
Atlanta, GA 30322
e-mail: econlac(a)emory.edu

Dissertations on areas of the world other than the U.S. or Canada will be
finalists for the Alexander Gerschenkron Prize.  Such dissertations should
be sent to:

Lynn Hollen Lees
University of Pennsylvania
Department of History
College Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104
e-mail: LHLees(a)sas.upenn.edu

Applicants must send a copy of their dissertation to the appropriate
convener so that it reaches him or her by FRIDAY, MAY 29, 1998.

Forwarded from <H-Turk>

SEMINAR- Dunhuang Art and Society, Dunhuang, China 1998

Posted by: Adela C.Y. Lee <alee(a)silk-road.com>
Posted: 8 Jan 1998


SEMINAR- Dunhuang Art and Society, Dunhuang, China 1998

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

The Silkroad Foundation and the Dunhuang Research Academy will sponsor and
conduct a special seminar next year at Dunhuang, China. This seminar
provides a unique opportunity for scholars and students to investigate and
analyze the Dunhuang caves at the site. The invited speakers include well-
known Dunhuang specialists from the United States and the Dunhuang Research
Academy. In addition to the introductory lectures, in-depth case studies
will be discussed. Participants are expected to complete a research paper
by the end of the seminar.

FORMAT
Lectures are scheduled in the morning sessions. Participants visit the Mogao
caves and use the library of the academy in the afternoons, free of charge.
In addition, informal "talks" will be arranged in the evenings.

LANGUAGE
The official language of the seminar is English. The lectures by local
Chinese scholars will be translated.

INVITED SPEAKERS
Invited speakers 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.

LECTURE TOPICS
Albert Dien    1) The Silk Road: The Caravan, Trade and the Traders
        2) Religions along the Silk Road - Buddhism, Nestorism
        Christianity, Manichaeism, Judaism and Islam
        3) Dunhuang: History and Society
        4) The Exotic West in China
        5) History of Xinjiang from Antiquity to the Present

WU Huang       1) Dunhuang Narrative art (1)
        2) Dunhuang Narrative art (2)
        3) Sutra Pictures and Sutra Lectures
        4) Miraculous Icons in Dunhuang Art

NING Qiang     1) Gender Identity and Cultural Politics in the Art of Dunhuang
        2) Diplomatic Icons: Khotanese Images in Cave 220 in the Late
        10th Century
        3) A Heaven Near Home: The Eastern Paradise Reconsidered
        4) Dunhuang Cave 220: The Issue of "Family Caves"

Marsha Weidner 1) Depictions of Lohans at Dunhuang
        2) Images of Guanyin in the Later Caves at Dunhuang
        3) Images of Omen in the Dunhuang Murals
        4) The Yuan Murals at Dunhuang.

Marylin Rhie   1) The Fifth Century Caves at Dunhuang: Issue of Sources and
        Dating.
        2) Cave 373 and the Evolution of Sculptural Style in Sui and
        Early Tang.
        3) Phases of Sculptural Development in the 8th-10th Century
        Caves.
        4) Trends in Sculpture and the Impact of Tibetan Buddhist Art
        in Painting during the Hsi-Hsia and Early Yuan Periods at
        Dunhuang.

Duan Weijie    1) The Studies of Dunhuang: Past, Present and Future
        2) The Chinese Tradition and Foreign Influence in the Murals
        of the Early Dunhuang Caves

Fan Jinshi     1) Phrasing the Dunhuang Caves: Method and Result
        2) The Buddha's Biography: Scriptural Depiction and Visual
        Representation

Shi Weixiang   1) The Prominent Local Clans and the Construction of Dunhuang
        Caves
        2) The Story of Nun Weimiao and Women's Position in Local
Society
        3) Buddhist Historical Paintings and the Local History of
Shazhou


He Shizhe      1) The Illustrations of the Lotus Sutra at Dunhuang
        2) The Illustrations of the Vimalakirti-nirdesa Sutra
        3) The Illustrations of the Nirvana Sutra

Peng Jinzhang  1) New Archaeological Discoveries in the North Section of the
        Mogao Caves
        2) Tantric Motifs in the Mogao Caves

Ma  De         1) Textual Evidence on the Construction of the Mogao Caves
        2) Dunhuang and the Mogao Caves under the Tibetan Rule

Yang Xiong     1) Dunhuang Literature and the Wall-paintings

Hu Tongqing    1) The Historical Meanings of the Dragon and Phoenix Motifs

Li Zuixiong    1) Studies on the Pigments of the Dunhuang Paintings

Li Zhenpu      1) The Meaning of a "Copy:" Modern Artists at Dunhuang

Wu Jian        1) From a Cave to a Photo: The Publication of the Dunhuang
Caves


LOCATION
The Seminar will be held at the Mogao Caves, 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
optional and the cost is not included.


REGISTRATION
Please return the application form below with the down payment of US$200 by
12/31/97. The final payment is due at 3/31/98. Contact Adela Lee by Email:
alee(a)silk-road.com or fax: 408-867-8669. Check should be made payable to
Silkroad Foundation and send to:

Dunhuang Seminar
Silkroad Foundation
P.O. Box 2275
Saratoga, CA 95070

SEMINAR- 20th Century Art in Asian and Western Societies

Posted by: Helga Lasschuijt <helgalass(a)RULLET.LeidenUniv.NL>
Posted: 8 Jan 1998


SEMINAR- 20th Century Art in Asian and Western Societies: The Development of
        Methodologies in Understanding Contemporary Art in its Context

This seminar is an exchange between the Research-group 'Art and Material
Culture', which is part of the Research-school CNWS (School of Asian,
African and Amerindian Studies) at the University of Leiden (the
Netherlands) and the Seminar fuer Orientalische Kunstegschichte at the
University of Bonn (Germany). The concept of modern art (including fine
art, performing arts, dance, music) in the 20th century is no longer viewed
as just a 'case of the West'. In this  century, and more in particular
after 1945, the art-world is confronted with an important modern art
production which stems from the so-called  'non-western' societies. How do
Western scholars approach these art-forms? How do scholars, critics,
recipients within these 'non-western' cultures deal with their contemporary
art? How are both related? Since the involved researchers spring from
various disciplines (a/o Western and Non-Western Arthistory, Cultural
Anthropology, and the various Studies of Languages and Cultures of Asia,
China, Japan, Indonesia, Oceania) different, disciplinary-bound points of
view will be  discussed and exchanged, in order to come to a better
understanding of the various approaches and a deeper insight into
understanding art in its context and to discuss the possibility of an
interdisciplinary theoretical frame-work.

Place: University of Leiden, Central Facility Building, Room 011.
Date: 28 and 29 May 1998, from 10.00 am -5.00 pm
Admission free.
Registration: participants can register by writing a short note to the
below mentioned address, or by sending an e-mail.

Contact information:

Dr Kitty Zijlmans
Department of Art History
University of Leiden
P.O. Box 9515
2300 RA Leiden
the Netherlands
Tel. +31-71-5272648
Fax +31 -71-5272615
E-mail: zijlmans(a)RULLET.LeidenUniv.nl

Drs H.I. Lasschuijt
Project Manager
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 helgalass(a)rullet.leidenuniv.nl

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

CALL FOR PAPERS- 4TH NORDIC MIDDLE EAST CONFERENCE

Posted by: Bjørn Olav Utvik <b.o.utvik(a)east.uio.no>
Posted: 6 Jan 1998


CALL FOR PAPERS- 4TH NORDIC MIDDLE EAST CONFERENCE

THE 4TH NORDIC MIDDLE EAST CONFERENCE

A call for papers will go out for the 4th Nordic conference on Middle
Eastern Studies. It will take place in Oslo 13-16 August 1998. The theme of
the conference is "The Middle East in a Globalized world". We include here
the text of the call for papers:


THE MIDDLE EAST IN A GLOBALIZING WORLD

The Middle East is going through a number of conflicting, yet interrelated
changes in social and cultural relations with the surrounding world as well
as within the region. Alongside the massive impact of European and American
culture on the Middle East - from political ideologies to MacDonald's - we
see on the one hand the strengthening of a common Arab culture through
pan-Arab newspapers, radio and TV, as well as the dissemination of music
and literature. On the other, we see attempts to construct national
identities for each individual state. These may be conflicting or
complementary strategies for adapting the Middle East as a region into the
'globalizing' world of today. The shrinking of the globe also makes it
easier for Middle Easterners abroad to maintain a relation to their home
country or the region, thereby strengthening the resilience of cultural
identities.

In seeking to understand these developments, an historical depth is
necessary. The Middle East has always been inserted into a wider world,
building on relations to the North, South and East. This conference will
focus on the adaptation of the Middle East into the "global" world, both
today and in the past, both politically and culturally. Here the response
to, or effect on, external environment must be studied along with internal
constructions of identity regionally or locally.

We would like to have proposals for papers by 1 February 1998. We also
welcome the organization of workshops of three-four papers around a
common theme. Proposals should be sent to
Bj=F8rn Olav Utvik,
Dept. of East-European and Oriental Studies, University of Oslo,
P.O.Box 1030 Blindern, N-0315 OSLO, Norway,
Fax: +47-2285 4140, <b.o.utvik(a)east.uio.no>*,
or the Society's regular address in Bergen.
(* notice the new abbreviation of the Oslo dept's email address!)

CALL FOR PAPERS- Middle East History & Theory Conference, University of Chicago

Posted by: David Arthur Peters <dapeters(a)midway.uchicago.edu>
Posted: 6 Jan 1998


CALL FOR PAPERS- 13th Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference
        University of Chicago Center for Middle Eastern Studies
        May 8-9, 1998

The Middle East History and Theory 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 cetury to the present.  Graduate students are
particularly urged to participate:  both individual papers and
pre-arranged panels can be accomodated.

A one page abstract and curriculum vitae must be received by Monday,
February 23, 1998.  Working papers must be received by Monday, April 6,
1998.  If audio/visual facilities are needed, please specify when
submittig papers.  Send abstracts and papers to:

Michael Provence
METHW Coordinator
Center for Middle Eastern Studies
The University of Chicago
5828 South University Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Further information is available from Michael Provence at the above
address or by email:  prov(a)cicero.uchicago.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS- Social Science History Association, November 1998

Posted by: Alan Fisher <fishera(a)pilot.msu.edu>
Posted: 5 Jan 1998


CALL FOR PAPERS-Social Science History Association Annual Convention
        Chicago, November 19-22, 1998

The Social Science History Association will hold its annual conference
November 19-22, 1998 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. The SSHA is the
leading interdisciplinary association in the social sciences. Its annual
conference attracts historians as well as sociologists, political
scientists, demographers, geographers, economists, and anthropologists from
around the world. Sessions cover a wide range of topics and draw from a
wide range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies. The SSHA strongly
encourages participation from graduate students and recent PhDs as well as
more established scholars. We especially welcome panels that reflect the
diversity of the academy.

Scholars interested in proposing a panel, a paper, or a poster session
should contact the representative of the appropriate network or networks on
the Program Committee (listed below).

All proposals must be received by network representatives NO LATER THAN
January 15, 1998. Strong preference will be given to complete panel
proposals--including chair, paper presenters, and commentator(s).

All proposals must include the following:
1. Title of session and format (panel or poster)
2. Paper titles
3. Name of each participant
4. Participants' department or disciplinary affiliations
5. Participants' institutional affiliations
6. Participants' complete mailing addresses, phone numbers, and fax
      number (if available)
7. Participants' email addresses
8. Audiovisual needs

Unfortunately, submissions with any incomplete information cannot be
considered.

Individuals may present only one paper and participate in no more than two
sessions. Participants in sessions should represent more than one
institution and more than one discipline where feasible.

PANEL SESSIONS last two hours, of which at least thirty minutes should be
reserved for discussion from the floor. PAPER sessions are the most common,
with 2-4 panelists and one or two discussants, one of whom may also
preside. Presenters must prepare 15-20 minute talks; reading full papers is
not feasible. Other formats include ROUNDTABLES on topics of broad interest
and AUTHOR MEETS CRITICS sessions. Both include a chair and 3-5 panelists.

POSTER EXHIBITS allow scholars to display information on an easel about
their research. A "meet the author" time will be scheduled. Corkboards and
easels are provided. Posters should be printed on standard 8.5" x 11" paper
in large print (>15 point for text) and begin with an abstract of no more
than 250 words.

Notification of acceptance or rejection of proposals will occur by
mid-Spring. At that time, all accepted participants in the SSHA program
will be required to pre-register for the conference. Acceptance of panels
will thus be conditional: no panel will appear in the preliminary or final
program unless all of its participants have registered. Participants also
normally join the SSHA.

1998 PROGRAM COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS:

Thomas J. Sugrue
Department of History
University of Pennsylvania
3401 Walnut Street, 352B
Philadelphia, PA  19104-6228
PH: 215-898-0293
FAX: 215-573-2089
ssha(a)history.upenn.edu

Richard M. Valelly
Swarthmore College
Department of Political Science
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA  19081-1397
PH:  610-328-8099
FAX: 610-328-8442
ssha(a)history.upenn.edu

CRIMINAL JUSTICE/LEGAL:

Bill Miller
Department of History
SUNY Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY  11794-4348
(718) 499-3244
wrmiller(a)ccmail.sunysb.edu

CULTURE:

Orville Lee
Department of Sociology
Northwestern University
1810 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL  60208-1330
(847) 467-4139
oil120(a)nwu.edu

ECONOMICS:

David Ryden
Historical Census Projects
Integrated Public Use Microdata Series
Department of History
University of Minnesota
646 Social Sciences Building
267 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 624-5818
ryden(a)hist.umn.edu

EDUCATION:

Anne Meis Knupfer
Educational Studies
Purdue University
5132 LAEB
West Lafayette, IN  47907-1446
(765) 494-7304
knupfer(a)vm.cc.purdue.edu

FAMILY/DEMOGRAPHY:

Richard Wall
University of Cambridge
History of Population
27 Trumpington Street
Cambridge, CAMBS CB21QA
England
Ph:  44-1223-333186
FAX:  44-1223-333183
rw42(a)cam.ac.uk

HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY:

Anne Kelly Knowles
Mellon Fellow in Geography
Department of Political Science
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA  02181-8256
PH:  (78I) 283-3494
FAX:  (781) 283-3644
aknowles1(a)wellesley.edu

LABOR:

Cindy Hahamovitch
Department of History
The College of William & Mary
308 James Blair Hall
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795.
PH:  (757) 221-3770.
Fax: (757) 221-2111.
cxhaha(a)mail.wm.edu

Anton Rosenthal
Department of History
University of Kansas
3001 Wescoe Hall
Lawrence, KA  66045
(785) 864-3569
rosenthl(a)ukans.edu

METHODS/THEORY AND NETWORKS

Christopher Ansell
Department of Political Science
University of California
210 Barrows Hall
Berekely, CA  14720-1950
(510) 642-2263
cansell(a)uclink.berkeley.edu

Dan Carpenter
Dept. of Politics
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ  08544-1012
PH:  (609) 258-4854
FAX:  (609) 258-4772
dcarpent(a)princeton.edu

MIGRATION:

Stanley Nadel
Dept. of Social Sciences
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
100 Campus Drive
Weatherford, OK  73096
(405) 774-7097
nadels(a)swosu.edu

Suzanne Sinke
Department of History
Clemson University
102 Hardin Hall
Clemson, SC  29634
(864) 656-4427
ssinke(a)clemson.edu

POLITICS:

Lex Renda
Dept. of History
P.O. Box 413
University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI  53201
PH: (414) 229-5211
FAX:  (414) 229-2435
renlex(a)csd.uwm.edu  OR  Rnlx(a)aol.com

RACE/ETHNICITY

Michael K. Brown
University of California/Santa Cruz
Board of Politics
114 Merrill College
Santa Cruz, CA  95064
PH:  (408) 459-2052  OR  (408) 458-9409
FAX:  (408) 459-3125
popcorn(a)cats.ucsc.edu

RELIGION:

Frank E. Johnson
Dept. of History
MidAmerica Nazarene University
2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS  66062
PH:  (913) 782-3750, ext. 136
FAX:  (913) 791-3290
fjohnson(a)mnu.edu

RURAL:

Rebecca Emigh
Dept. of Sociology
University of California/Los Angeles
264 Haines Hall
Box 951551
Los Angeles, CA  90095-1551
PH:  (310) 206-9546
FAX:  (310) 206-9838
emigh(a)bigstar.sscnet.ucla.edu

Steven D. Reschly
Department of History
McClain Hall 214
Truman State University
Kirksville, MO  63501-4221
PH:  (660) 785-4648
FAX: (660) 785-4181
sdr(a)truman.edu

STATES/SOCIETIES:

Philip S. Gorski
Department of Sociology
University of Wisconsin--Madison
1180 Observatory Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
(608)262-4436
pgorski(a)ssc.wisc.edu

Bartholomew Sparrow
Dept. of Government
University of Texas
Burdine 536
Austin, TX  78712-1087
PH:  (512) 471-5121
FAX:  (512) 471-1061
bhs(a)mail.la.utexas.edu

URBAN:

Kate Foss-Mollan
Department of History
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
800 E. Main St.
Whitewater, WI  53190
PH:  (414) 472-5151
katfm(a)csd.uwm.edu OR fossmolk(a)uwwvax.uww.edu

Todd Gardner
Department of History
University of Minnesota
614 Social Sciences Tower
Minneapolis, MN  55455
PH: (612) 624-5818
gardner(a)hist.umn.edu

WOMEN/GENDER:

Christine Bose
Department of Sociology
SS324
SUNY - Albany
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY  12222
PH:  (518) 442-4670
FAX:  (518) 442-4936
cb308(a)cnsibm.albany.edu

Laura Frader
Department of History
Northeastern University
219 Meserve Hall
Boston, MA  02115
PH:  (617) 373-4442
FAX:  (617) 373-2661
lfrader(a)lynx.dac.neu.edu

--
Tom Sugrue and Rick Valelly
Co-Chairs
1998 SSHA Program Committee

Cindy Hahamovitch
Assistant Professor of History
College of William & Mary
Phone:     757-221-3770
Internet:  cxhaha(a)mail.wm.edu

Forwarded from Alan Fisher via H-Turk

CONFERENCE- Russia-China-Central Asia: Geo-Politics to Geo-Economics

Posted by: Yelena Kalyuzhnova <y.kaluyzhnova(a)reading.ac.uk>
Posted: 2 Jan 1998


CONFERENCE- Russia-China-Central Asia: From Geo-Politics to Geo-Economics
        in Eurasia

LOCATION:
The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies, the University of Reading, UK

DATE:
January 23, 1998.

INVITED SPEAKERS:
Ambassadors of Uzbekistan, and Kazakstan, the Russian Federation and the
People's Republic of China and Turkey in UK; Representatives of Business;
and Academic Experts.

LANGUAGE:
English

COSTS:  BP 100 per participant for all sessions, special rates (BP 40) for
academics and researchers

OBJECTIVES:
This conference will provide an assessment on the new international
political and economic environment in Eurasia and the likely trend of
future developments. It will provide a unique opportunity for experts
from the main countries in the region to meet and exchange research
results, opinions and experience.

Contents will include:
- Geo-political Trends;
- International Security and Regional Conflicts;
- Economic Trends, Trade Patterns and Business Interests;
- Dynamics of Relations between Russia, China, Central Asia and the West;

OUTCOME:
The best papers presented at the Conference will be selected for
publication in the form of a published volume and occasional papers.
There will also be plenary sessions with roundtable discussions and
informal opportunities for the exchange of information and ideas. The
conference is to be followed up by a series of workshops that will
concentrate on some of the specific issues that were discussed.

CONTACT ADDRESS:
Nicholas Tucker
Administrator
e-mail:  cpss(a)reading.ac.uk
The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies,
GSEIS, The University of Reading
Whiteknights, PO Box 218,
Reading, RG6 6AA, UK
Tel:  44 (0) 118 9316637
Fax:  44 (0) 118 9755442


Dr Yelena Kalyuzhnova
Co-ordinator
The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies
tel: 44 118 9316637
fax: 44 118 9755442
http://www.rdg.ac.uk/EIS/GSEIS/ceas/ceas.html
GSEIS, The University of Reading
Whiteknights, PO Box 218,
Reading, RG6 6AA
UK

CALL FOR PAPERS- Jusur Graduate Student Conference on the Middle East

Posted by: Lars Schumacher <larss(a)ucla.edu>
Posted: 2 Jan 1998


CALL FOR PAPERS- 7th Annual Jusur Graduate Student Conference on the Middle East

Friday, May 15th & Saturday May 16th

The University of California at Los Angeles announces a call for papers

The Jusur Graduate Conference on the Middle East is a forum for graduate
students from universities and colleges in North America and abroad to
present and discuss current research and ideas.

Papers presented at the conference are eligible for the Ann and Malcom Kerr
Award for Best Paper.

Possible topics related to the Middle East:
*history & historiography
*comparative literature
*political science
*philosophy
*urban studies
*linguistics
*critical & cultural studies
*art history
*media & film studies
*gender studies
*religion
*anthropology
*ethnomusicology
*folklore

Interdsiciplinary approaches and proposals are welcome.

Panels will be created on the basis of papers received.  Participants are
urged to seek support from home institutions (some funding, however, may be
available).  Pre-arranged panels are encouraged.

All conference participants other than UCLA students are automatically
eligible for the Ann and Malcom Kerr Award.  Those wishing to compete for
this prize are required to submit a full-length version of their paper prior
to the conference.

Please submit a 150-200 word abstract, including title, along with your
contact information, by February 6, 1998.

For further information please contact:
Jusur Conference 1998
Von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies
University of California, Los Angeles
405 Hilgard Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

or e-mail: jusur(a)ucla.edu

Sponsored by the Campus Programs Committee of the Program Activities Board,
the UCLA graduate Student Association, the International Studies and
Overseas Programs and the von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies.
Lars Schumacher
Dept. of Near Eastern Languages
and Cultures
University of California, Los Angeles
Larss(a)ucla.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS- Society, Language & Culture in Former USSR & E. Eur.

Posted by: Lewis Tracy <pvlew(a)ttacs1.ttu.edu>
Posted: 2 Jan 1998


CALL FOR PAPERS- Society, Language, and Culture in Post-Communist Russia,
        the Other Former Republics of the Soviet Union, and Eastern 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

CALL FOR PAPERS- Soyuz Symposium at Columbia University

Posted by: Theresa Lynn Truax <tlt10(a)columbia.edu>
Posted: 2 Jan 1998


CALL FOR PAPERS- Soyuz Symposium at Columbia University

Soyuz, the Research Network for Post-Communist Cultural Studies and the
Department of Anthropology at Columbia University present The Seventh
Annual Symposium on Cultural Studies of Eastern Europe and Eurasia

"OUT OF THE RUINS: CULTURAL NEGOTIATIONS IN THE SOVIET AFTERMATH"

March 27-28, 1998
Columbia University

Empires leave ruins. The title of our symposium evokes the by-now popular
image of the toppled ruins of socialist monuments to Lenin, the Worker and
the Peasant, and other emblems of Soviet cultural authority.  But the
social shards, cultural fragments and political artifacts of the former
system have now become the stuff from which new forms of the quotidian are
emerging. In such an aftermath, cultural ruination and regeneration are
appearing in unlooked-for places and unlikely guises.  Ruins are the
landscape of the uncanny. While the crumbling of states and societies that
attended the events of 1989 and 1991 led many theorists to predict an end
to history and the inevitable transition from socialist cultures to
liberal capitalist ones, post-Soviet culture has yet to experience the
predicted metamorphosis into familiar forms. The processes of ruination
and regeneration now taking place are resulting in hybrid forms, novel
articulations of the local with the global, and the collision of received
histories with their unscheduled presents. While socialist states have
exited the political stage, the many and various histories of the peoples
of the former Soviet Bloc remain, as do the subjects, knowledges and
structures that accompanied them. Out of the ruins slouch new rough
beasts.  Soyuz proposes the Seventh Annual Symposium of Cultural Studies
in Eastern Europe and Eurasia as a step in understanding the cultural
negotiation of ruins now taking place in the former Soviet Bloc.

We are interested in papers from across the disciplines that concern
cultural studies of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. The proposed papers may be
up to 25 pages in length and are to be presented at the symposium in a
cultural studies of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. The proposed papers may be
up to 25 pages in length and are to be presented at the symposium in a
strict 20-minute format. Preference will be given to those abstracts that
address the symposium's metaphors of cultural ruination and regeneration
and which concern cultural and/or ethnographic sensibility.

A one-page abstract and curriculum vitae can be sent to:
David Koester, Dept of Anthropology, Columbia University, NY, NY  10027.
The deadline for abstracts is January 10, 1998.  Decisions concerning
acceptance will be made by February 1st, 1998.  Regrettably, no financial
assistance will be available for participants.

Please send inquiries to David Koester at: dk24(a)columbia.edu
or Cathy Wanner at: cew10(a)email.psu.edu.

Sponsored by the Columbia Univeristy Dept. of Anthropology, Soyuz, the
Harriman Institute of Columbia University and the Columbia Graduate
Anthropology Alumni Association.

SEMINAR- Azerbaijani Political Parties

Posted by: US-Azerbaijan Council <75403.2004(a)compuserve.com>
Posted: 5 Dec 1997


SEMINAR- Azerbaijani Political Parties

The National Democratic Institute and the US-Azerbaijan Council
Request Your Presence At A Seminar On The Vital Issues Of:

"Political & Economic Dynamics in Azerbaijan: Perspectives on economic,
political, regional developments and the climate for foreign investment in
Azerbaijan"

Featuring Speakers from the Ruling Party and the Opposition

Venue: International Center, University Club, 1800 K Street NW, Second
Floor, Washington DC.

*Please note that this event is free

Introductory Remarks: Ambassador Nelson Ledsky, Senior Associate NDI

Speakers: Representatives of Azerbaijani Political Parties Yeni Azerbaijan
(Ruling), Popular Front Party, Musavat (Opposition) and others.

Moderators:  Ambassador Nelson Ledsky
Dr. Jayhun Mollazade, President US-Azerbaijan Council

The Seminar Will Be Held On December 16, 1997 from: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

To be followed by reception: 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM

*Concert follows: 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM


*Piano concert by prominent Azeri pianist Ms. Rena Rzaeva, who is coming to
Washington DC for this occasion. Ms. Rzaeva has previously performed in
Austria, Germany, England, Switzerland, Netherlands, Egypt, Turkey and
Russia.

LECTURE- Mohammad Taqi Usmani - Islamic Law in Pakistan's History

Posted by: Moulay-Rachid Salim <salim(a)law.harvard.edu>
Posted: 2 Dec 1997


LECTURE- Mohammad Taqi Usmani - Islamic Law in Pakistan's History

Just a quick reminder of a lecture "Islamic Law in Pakistan's 50-Year
History: An Analysis" by Mohammad Taqi Usmani, Member, Shari'at Appellate
Bench SUPREME COURT OF PAKISTAN and Deputy Chairman ISLAMIC FIQH
ACADEMY(OIC), Jeddah.  The lecture is going to start at 4:00p.m., Thursday,
4 December 1997 in Pound 335.

CALL FOR PAPERS- Central & Inner Asian Seminar

Posted by: Gillian Long <gillian.long(a)utoronto.ca>
Posted: 2 Dec 1997


CALL FOR PAPERS- CENTRAL AND INNER ASIAN SEMINAR
        UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, CANADA

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.
Contact: gillian.long(a)utoronto.ca

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 from the organizers of
the Seminar:

Professor Michael Gervers: 102063.2152(a)compuserve.com

Professor Wayne Schlepp: schlepp(a)epas.utoronto.ca

http://www.utoronto.ca/deeds/cias/index.html


Current Publications available:

Nomadic Diplomacy, Destruction and Religion from the Pacific
to the Adriatic. Toronto Studies in Central and Inner Asia No.1, Joint Centre
for Asia Pacific Studies, 1994. Edited by Michael Gervers &
Wayne Schlepp.

Cultural Contact, History and Ethnicity in Inner Asia
Toronto Studies in Central and Inner Asia No.2, Joint Centre
for Asia Pacific Studies, 1996. Edited by Michael Gervers &
Wayne Schlepp.


Central and Inner Asia Seminar
c/o DEEDS Project, University of Toronto
130 St. George Street Room 14290
Robarts Library, 14th Floor
Toronto, ON M5S 3H1  CANADA

SEMINARS- Weekly Series in Almaty, Kazakstan

Posted by: mac(a)MAINE.MAINE.EDU (Dennis McConnell, Maine Business School)
Posted: 27 Nov 1997


SEMINARS- Weekly Series in Almaty, Kazakstan

Beginning in December a weekly seminar series will be held at the
Kazakstan  Institute of Management, Economics and  Strategic  Re-
search  (KIMEP)  every Wednesday at 5:00 pm. These  seminars  are
sponsored  by "All Around The Globe" bilingual  newspaper,  KIMEP
and  the  Kazak American Studies Center (KASC), at  Almaty  State
University.

The  objective  of  the series is to provide a  public  forum  to
discuss  current social, economic, political and other  problems.
We  would like the series to serve the  purpose of informing  the
public  as  to the progress made in the   transition  efforts  in
Kazakstan  and  other  Central Asian countries,  to  educate  the
public as to the nature of the reforms, to discuss current  prob-
lems  and what is being done about them, and to  elicit  comments
and criticisms about them.

We  hope to have distinguished speakers most every  seminar  from
government  ministries,  private and  public  corporations,  both
domestic  and foreign, visiting scholars, bank and  stock  market
representatives among others. We would also like to invite anyone
doing research on any type of social problems relevant to Central
Asian countries to attend and possibly speak. Small stipends  may
be paid for speakers.

The  Globe  will publish announcements and devote a page  to  the
minutes of the seminar and comments, editorials, etc. Everyone is
welcome! Interpreters will translate English and Russian

For more information please contact:

Joseph Malm:     iasc1(a)kaznet.kz
Nurlan Ablyazov: sergey(a)ipa.almaty.kz

CALL FOR PAPERS- 5th Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference

Posted by: Association of Central Eurasian Students <aces(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 19 Nov 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 20, 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 by 10 January.  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 20, 1998.

Please, send abstracts to:

The Fifth Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference
Goodbody Hall 157
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
fax: (812) 855-7500
Telephone: (812) 855-9510
E-mail: aces(a)indiana.edu

DISCUSSION- Meeting with Alla Yaroshinskaya

Posted by: anitas(a)ieer.org (Institute for Energy & Environmental Research)
Posted: 17 Nov 1997


DISCUSSION-Meeting with Alla Yaroshinskaya

There will be a discussion on Thursday, November 20 at 4 p.m.
with Alla Yaroshinskaya, who is visiting Washington for the week.  Ms.
Yaroshinskaya was a journalist at the Ukrainian Radyanska Zhitomirshina
newspaper at the time of the Chernobyl accident.  Her writings on the
accident won her the Right Livelihood Award (also known as the alternative
Nobel Prize) in 1992.  Her articles and books have been translated into
English, French, German, and Japanese, including Chernobyl: The Forbidden
Truth, published by the University of Nebraska Press.  In 1993 she
established the Alla Yaroshinskaya Charity Fund, of which she is the
president, to assist victims of nuclear disasters.  In 1996, she co-edited
and published (under the auspices of the Fund) the Nuclear Encyclopedia, a
basic reference on nuclear issues.

In addition, Ms. Yaroshinskaya is the secretary of the Journalists' Union of
Russia, and since 1993, has been serving as an advisor to President Boris N.
Yeltsin on arms control and disarmament issues.  In the past few years, she
has written and spoken extensively on START II and III, and NATO expansion.
She currently lives and works in Moscow.

We hope you will be able to join us for an informal discussion with Ms.
Yaroshinskaya about her reporting on the Chernobyl accident and her
investigation into the government cover-up that followed.

The talk will be held at the Nuclear Information & Resource Service (NIRS)
1424 16th Street NW, Suite 404 (Corner of 16th & P--closest metro: Dupont
Circle, south exit)

Questions/RSVP to Anita Seth, Institute for Energy and Environmental
Research (IEER)
301-270-5500
301-270-3029 (fax)
anitas(a)ieer.org


Anita Seth (anitas(a)ieer.org)
Managing Editor, "Energy & Security"
Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER)
6935 Laurel Ave.    Takoma Park, MD 20912    USA
phone:(301) 270-5500   fax: (301) 270-3029
Web Page:  http://www.ieer.org/

LECTURE- Dr. Ebba Koch : Padshahnama

Posted by: Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture Central Office <akpiarch(a)mit.edu>
Posted: 14 Nov 1997


LECTURE- Dr. Ebba Koch : Padshahnama


DUE TO HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS

Today's "Friends of Islamic Art Lecture Series" Lecture:

The Windsor Castle "Padshahnama":  Style and Ideology in Shah Jahan's
Painted History  by Dr. Ebba Koch

Scheduled for 4 PM at the Sackler Museum

HAS BEEN CANCELLED


Sponsored by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For more information, contact(617) 253-1400,<akpiarch(a)mit.edu>

The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
MIT 10-390
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

LECTURE- Dr. Roger D. Kangas at University of Washington

Posted by: Jd2young(a)aol.com
Posted: 14 Nov 1997


LECTURE-Dr. Roger D. Kangas at University of Washington

"PRESIDENTIALISM AND STABILITY IN CENTRAL ASIA:  Political Priorities and
Pressures."

Wednesday, November 19th 7:00-9:00pm,
Boeing Auditorium, University of Washington campus.

Dr. Roger Kangas is Deputy Director of the Central Asia Institute at the
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a Fellow of
the John Hopkins University Foreign Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.  He
is the author of -"Uzbekistan in the XX. Century:  Political Development and
the Evolution of Power (l997)."  He is currently working on a book entitled
"National Communism and Reform Movements in Soviet and Post-Soviet
Uzbekistan."  His present interest is in the area of regional security and
economic cooperation in the Central Asian countries and their place in the
Commonwealth of Independent States.

This event is free and open to the public.  It is sponsored by the
Seattle-Tashkent Sister City Association, REECAS, Department of Near Eastern
Languages and Civilizations, and the Central Asian Studies Group of the
University of Washington.

LECTURES- Elkhan Nuriyev

Posted by: IdilP(a)aol.com
Posted: 14 Nov 1997


LECTURES- Elkhan Nuriyev

Elkhan Nuriyev, Senior Lecturer at Western University, Baku, Azerbaijan
has been invited to participate at the 29th National Convention of the
American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies(AAASS),
to be held in Seattle, Washington, from November 20-23, 1997.

Elkhan Nuriyev will be presenting a paper entitled "Regional Conflicts and
the New Geopolitics of NATO  Expansion: The Cases of the Caucasus",
on a panel 9-01 entitled 'Ethnicity and Security: The Impact of NATO
Expansion', which will take place on Saturday, November 22, from
8:00-9:45 a.m., Metropolitan Ballroom.

For more information about the convention, contact:
     Wendy Walker
     Convention Coordinator
     AAASS, Boston, MA
     email: walker(a)fas.harvard.edu


In addition to AAASS:

On Tuesday, November 25,1997, Azerbaijani scholar of political science,
Elkhan Nuriyev will give a special lecture at the Harriman Institute,
Columbia University.

His topic will be:

        United States, Russia, Iran and Turkey:
Oil Pipeline Contracts and the New Geopolitics of Great Powers in Eurasia.

For further information on the above lecture, contact:

Alexander Motyl
Associate Director
Harriman Institute
Columbia University
New York, N.Y.
Tel. (212) 854-4623
e-mail: ajm5(a)columbia.edu

Elkhan Nuriyev specializes in contemporary U.S. and Russian policies toward
New Independent States of the former Soviet Union, and his research focuses
on today's oil pipeline politics and competition between great powers in
the geopolitical setting of the Caucasus and CIS as a whole.  He is at present
Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political science, at Western
University, Baku, Azerbaijan where he teaches courses on international
politics and international politics and international relations.  Elkhan
Nuriyev has more than 30 political science publications.  He served as an
expert of the Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry before embarking on an academic
career in mid 1994. From August 1996 until May 1997 he was a J. William
Fulbright Professor of Political Science and Research Associate at George
Washington University (GWU) where he gave several lectures for the public.
Besides his presentations at GWU and at the 1996 American Association for the
Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) and 1997 American Association for the
Study of Nationalities(ASN) Conventions, he spoke at a number of U.S.
universities and institutions including Columbia, the University of North
Carolina, George Mason, American, the City University of New York, the
Institute of World Politics and others.

CALL FOR PAPERS- MESA, Chicago, Dec. 3-6, 1998

Posted by: Middle East Studies Assoc <mesa(a)ccit.arizona.edu>
Posted: 12 Nov 1997


CALL FOR PAPERS- MESA, Chicago, Dec. 3-6, 1998

Middle East Studies Association
     32nd Annual Meeting
     December 3-6, 1998
     Chicago, Illinois


Categories of Presentation

Preorganized panels on a common theme or problem are strongly encouraged.
Preorganized panels should have 4 or 5 paper presenters, a chair and
discussant. It is preferable that neither the chair nor discussant be paper
presenters. Panels with 3 papers are discouraged, as too often there is a
withdrawal resulting in a non-viable panel. The Program Committee reserves
the right to add papers to panels that include less than 5 papers. The
panel abstract should exhibit a clear, scholarly focus and each paper must
relate to the presented theme and be academically strong. Sessions will be
either accepted or rejected in their entirety.

Individual submissions which are accepted will be grouped into panels and
assigned a chair and discussant.  Workshops are presentations concerned
primarily with discussing status and prospects for scholarship in specific
fields, or work currently in progress, or new approaches, techniques,
technology, models etc. Open discussion is especially encouraged. Each
participant must submit a brief summary (on form "C") of no more than a few
sentences specifying which questions, themes or topics s/he plans to
discuss during the workshop. Papers are not required. Only a very limited
number of workshops will be accepted.

The Plenary Session and Special or Current Issues Presentations often
supplement the annual meeting program. They should be of interest to people
in all disciplines and should be set apart from the rest of the program by
their compelling and unique nature. MESA members and others are welcome to
propose special sessions in writing, submitting a letter to the Secretariat
including information on the proposed topic, presenters, sources of
funding, and a statement explaining why the session deserves special status
on the MESA program. The letter will be shared with the Program Committee
chair and MESA President, and additional MESA Board members as appropriate.


Abstracts, Final Papers and Presentations

Abstracts: All proposals or papers, whether individual or part of a
preorganized panel, require abstracts. The abstract should be 300-400
words, typewritten and single-spaced on the forms enclosed. No attachments
or additional pages will be considered. Each abstract will be evaluated
"blind" by three or more members of the Program Committee, meaning the
evaluators do not know the authors' identities. Do not put your name on
pages A or C of the Call for Papers. The Program Committee will be looking
for abstracts that are scholarly, with a strong, focused statement of
thesis or significance, clear goals and methodology, well-organized
research data, specified sources, and convincing, coherent conclusions.
MESA is primarily concerned with the area encompassing Iran, Turkey,
Afghanistan, Israel, Pakistan, and the countries of the Arab World from the
seventh century to modern times. Other regions, including Spain,
Southeastern Europe, China and the former Soviet Union, also are included
for the periods in which their territories were parts of the Middle Eastern
empires or were under the influence of Middle Eastern civilization.
Comparative work is welcome.

Final Papers: In order to facilitate high quality panels, all presenters
must send a copy of their working papers to their chair, discussant, and
the Secretariat by October 10. Papers do not need to be complete with
footnotes and bibliography; only a working paper is required. Chairs and
discussants cannot do their job adequately if they hear the paper for the
first time during the actual presentation; it is vital to the integrity of
the panel that the paper be distributed on time.

Paper Presentation: Participants should not read their papers, but rather
should present them in summary only. Generally, 15 minutes will be allowed
for each presentation. The chair is responsible for strict adherence to
this rule. The remainder of the time should be devoted to discussion among
the panelists and audience.


Requirements for Participants

Participation requires payment of MESA dues and registration fees.  All
submissions must be made on the forms which are available from MESA or from
the MESA web site:

http://www.mesa.arizona.edu/cfpinst.htm

Full information about participation is available on the web site.

All submissions must be received by the Secretariat by the close of
business (5:00 p.m., Mountain Standard Time), February 17, 1998 (faxes and
e-mailed proposals will not be accepted). Proposals received after February
17 will be returned to the sender.


For more information, contact:

Middle East Studies Association of North America
University of Arizona
1643 East Helen Street
Tucson, Arizona 85721

520/621-5850 (phone)
520/626-9095 (fax)
mesana(a)u.arizona.edu (e-mail)
http://www.mesa.arizona.edu/

LECTURE- Giorgio Verchellin at Kevorkian Center, NYU

Posted by: Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 12 Nov 1997


LECTURE- Giorgio Verchellin at Kevorkian Center, NYU

The Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, New York University presents:

Tuesday, November 18, 6:30 p.m.
"Why Afghanistan Exists: Some Notes from an Historian on a Territory
Between India and Central Asia"
Professor Giorgio Verchellin

The lecture will be held at the Stephen Chan Auditorium of the Hagop
Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, New York University, 50
Washington Square South.  For more information, call the Center at (212)
998-8872.

CALL FOR PAPERS- Ethnography of the Altay and Bordering Territories

Posted by: Vladimir S Boyko <boyko(a)history.bspu.altai.su>
Posted: 11 Nov 1997


CALL FOR PAPERS- Ethnography of the Altay and Bordering Territories, Barnaul

Third Regional Conference:
     Ethnography of the Altay and Bordering Territories
     March-April 1998
     Barnaul State Teacher's Training University
     Laboratory of Historical Local Ore Study

Individual submissions welcome on all topics relevant to the study of the
ethnography of Altay and bordering, especially Central Asian, territories.
The program of conference will include lectures in the plenary session on
subjects of general interest and three panels of contributed paper:

1. History and techniques of ethnographic studies
2. Cultural traditions and interrelation of ethnic and ethnographic
   groups in past and present
3. Ethnographic museum collections and preservation of ethnocultural
   heritage

If you wish to participate in the work of conference, please send your
application in a free form and your paper (not more 12 type-written
double-spaced pages) or three page abstracts, followed if necessary by
graphical or photo illustrations and references at the end of text.  The
title will include author's name, his/her affiliation, degree/position and
the topic of proposed presentation.  The Organizing Committee reserves the
right to reject contributions insufficiently related to the scope of the
conference.

For information and applications please contact:

     Barnaul State Teacher's Training University
     Laboratory of Historical Local Ore Study
     Barnaul 656031, Molodezhnaya Street 55
     Tel: 7-3852-266688
     Fax: 7-3852-260836
     E-mail: dean(a)history.bspu.altai.su

Deadline for submissions: 1 December 1997

SEMINAR- Central Asian Women in Transition, IREX, Wash. DC, Nov.18

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)irex.org>
Posted: 10 Nov 1997


SEMINAR- Central Asian Women in Transition Policy Forum, IREX, Nov.18

The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)
     cordially invites you to attend a

     United States Information Agency
     Freedom Support Act
     Fellowships in Contemporary Issues

Policy forum:

CENTRAL ASIAN WOMEN IN TRANSITION
     Tuesday, November 18, 1997
     3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
     The University Club
     The Governor's Room
     1135 16th Street, NW (16th & L Streets)
     Washington, DC

Please R.S.V.P. to IREX by Monday, November 17, 1997
Phone: (202) 628-8188  E-mail: irex(a)info.irex.org  Fax: (202) 628-8189

Presenters:

Aigul Berdygulova
Department of Economics
Kazakh State University
Almaty, Kazakhstan
"Securities Market Development in Kazakhstan"
Regional Scholar Exchange Program Fellow
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Mahbuba Ergasheva
Chair
Center for Women Leaders
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
"Discrimination Against Women in Uzbek Society"
FSA Fellow in Contemporary Issues
New York University, New York, NY

Zairash Galieva
Department of History
Kyrgyz National State University
"Civil Society in the Kyrgyz Republic"
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Regional Scholar Exchange Program Fellow
George Washington University, Washington, DC

Elena Mamaeva
Senior Project Officer, Mercy Corps International
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
"The Third Sector in Uzbekistan's Transition: Micro-Credit for Women"
FSA Fellow in Contemporary Issues
Central Federal Credit Union, Indianapolis, IN

Koolyash Kashkinbaeva
Marketing Director, Atyrau Chamber of Commerce
Atyrau, Kazakhstan
"The Role of the Chamber of Commerce in the Development of Atyrau"
FSA Fellow in Contemporary Issues
Small Business Development Center, Birmingham, AL

Rano Sabitova
Director, Maternal Health Unit
Mirabad Department of Maternal and Child Health
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
"Health Care Reform in Uzbekistan"
FSA Fellow in Contemporary Issues
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Moderated By:
Nancy Lubin
President, J&A Associates
Director, Project on the Ferghana Valley, Council on Foreign Relations

The Freedom Support Act Fellowships in Contemporary Issues and the
Regional Scholar Exchange Program are merit-based open competitions
that select outstanding citizens of the New Independent States for
U.S. research fellowships on topics that advance the transition to
democracy, free markets, and civil society in the participants' home
countries.  Both exchange programs are sponsored by the United States
Information Agency and administered by the International Research &
Exchanges Board (IREX).


Craig Zelizer
Program Officer
Central and Eastern Europe Division
International Research and Exchanges Board
1616 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
email: czelizer(a)irex.org
Web: http://www.irex.org
tel. (202)628-8188
fax. (202)628-8189




CALL FOR PAPERS- 9th Int'l Conference on Turkish Linguistics, Oxford, August 1998

Posted by: Celia Kerslake <celia.kerslake(a)oriental-institute.oxford.ac.uk>
Posted: 9 Nov 1997


CALL FOR PAPERS- Ninth International Conference on Turkish Linguistics,
Oxford, Aug. 98

The Ninth International Conference on Turkish Linguistics will be held in
Oxford, UK from 12 - 14 August 1998.  As at previous meetings in this
series, the primary focus will be on Turkish, but if space permits it may
be possible to include some papers relating to other Turkic languages. The
official language of the conference will be English, but submissions in
Turkish are also acceptable.

There will be morning and afternoon sessions on all three days, from 9 a.m.
to 6 p.m. The time allotted to each speaker will be 20 minutes, plus 10
minutes for discussion).

The selection of papers to be presented at the conference will be made on
the basis of the abstracts received, which will be evaluated anonymously.
In accordance with decisions taken at the closing session of the Eighth
Conference (Ankara, 1996), the Ninth Conference will include two
innovations in format, namely workshops and panels, as defined below.

Workshops

There will be two workshops, each running over two consecutive sessions (a
whole morning or afternoon), and each consisting of six papers. Their
themes will be:

Workshop A:Stress in words, compounds and phrases in Turkish

Workshop B:Studies in the interaction of morphology and syntax in
Turkish, with particular reference to valency and argument structure

Abstracts submitted for one or other of the workshops will be evaluated on
exactly the same basis as those submitted for the conference at large. Any
proposals which cannot be accommodated in the workshop for which they have
been submitted will automatically be considered for inclusion in the
general sessions of the conference, on the same basis as all the other
individual proposals.

Panels

A panel is a pre-organised session on a particular theme, the proposal for
which is submitted to the Conference Secretary as a complete package.
Anyone who wishes to organise a panel assembles a group of contributors and
asks them to submit their abstracts to her/him in the first instance. When
the panel organiser has received and approved the abstracts, s/he forwards
them to the Conference Secretary together with a brief description (not
more than half a page) of the unifying theme of the panel. Panel organisers
are free to decide the number of contributors to include, and also the
internal format of the session in terms of length of presentations,
discussion time, etc. But they should be aware that the total length of
time allotted to a panel (including discussion) will be a single session of
one-and-a-half hours.

The number of panels selected will be restricted to two. However, in order
not to place intending panel contributors at a disadvantage in relation to
those who have submitted their abstracts individually, any abstracts which
have been submitted as part of a panel proposal will, in the event of that
panel not being selected, automatically be transferred into the competition
for individual places in the general sessions of the conference.

Preliminary registration and submission of abstracts

If you are are interested in attending the conference (whether offering a
paper or not), please e-mail The Conference Secretary, Turkish Linguistics
Conference (neareast(a)orinst.ox.ac.uk) and ask to be sent a copy of the
First Circular. Enclosed with the First Circular you will receive the
Preliminary Registration Form and the forms for submission of abstracts.

The deadline for the receipt both of abstracts and of the Preliminary
Registration Form is Friday, 13 February. It is expected that the results
of the selection process will be announced within one month of that date.


Planning Committee
Eva Csato (Uppsala)
Kamile Imer (Ankara)                       Local organisers
Celia Kerslake (Oxford)                    Celia Kerslake (Oxford)
Jaklin Kornfilt (Syracuse)                 Asli Goksel (London)

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