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SYMPOSIUM- Exploring Sustainable Peace and Development in Afghanistan

Posted by: Afghan Peace Association <afghanpeacea(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 24 Oct 1999


SYMPOSIUM- Exploring Sustainable Peace and Development in Afghanistan

DATE: Saturday, November 13, 1999
TIME: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
PLACE: United Nations Church Center, New York City
LOCATION: Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN), located at 1st Avenue
and 44th Street, 777 United Nations Plaza, Second Floor, New York City

Symposium Registration

Seating at the symposium is limited. Please be considerate and register
advance and no later than November 7. Registration must be confirmed to
secure a position on the guest list. Please return confirmation via E-mail
to <AfghanPeaceA(a)hotmail.com> or by fax to 718-886-8616. Indicate name as
you want it to appear on your nametag along with your
institutional/organization affiliation

Meals

A continental breakfast will be provided on the 2nd Floor of the CCUN
starting at 8:30 AM. A light lunch will also be provided. Tea and coffee
will be available throughout the day. Special meal request (vegetarian,
halal/kosher) can be accommodated and must be indicated when you confirm
your registration.

All guests are invited to attend the Saturday evening reception at 7:00 pm.
The reception will be at an Afghan restaurant in Manhattan.

Literature Table

Organizations and NGO's working in Afghanistan are invited to bring
literature about projects directly affiliated with Afghanistan and/or Afghan
refugees. We hope this symposium will serve as a networking opportunity for
all concerned with Afghanistan. Space on the table is limited so please
condense information.

Hotel Accommodations

Guests may book double-rooms at the LaGuardia Marriott Hotel, 102-05 Ditmars
Blvd, East Elmhurst, NY 11369-1384, Phone: 718-565-8900/ Fax: 718-899-0764/
Reservations: 800-882-1043. The hotel is located directly across from the
Laguardia Airport. Guests attending the APA symposium may book rooms for a
special rate of $105 per night for Friday, November 12 and Saturday,
November 13.

Transportation

A free shuttle service will be available Saturday for guests staying at the
Laguardia Marriott Hotel to the CCUN. The morning shuttle will depart
promptly at 8:15 AM. There will be a shuttle back to the hotel for those who
wish to return to the hotel after the symposium. For guests attending the
reception, a shuttle will depart for the reception from the CCUN and will
return guests to the hotel later in the evening.

Guests may choose to take a taxi into Manhattan. A taxi to and from the
hotel to the CCUN will cost approximately $15 plus a $3.50 toll and tip. A
taxi will take 20-30 minutes depending on traffic.

Prayer Room: A room for salat/namaaz will be available.


Symposium Format: 12 Speakers/120 in attendance (Four panels + one roundtable)

A- Opening Session
Title: "Facing Realities"
Moderator: Inayatullah Nabeil, APA

1. What is the current situation among Afghan communities?
Azarakhsh Hafizi
2. A vision of the future Afghanistan.
Daud Saba
3. The total dependence of Afghanistan on foreign aid.
Helena Malikyar

B - Panel II
Title: "Strengths of the Afghan Society"
Moderator: Dr. Sona Rom

1. The role of Afghan exiles and intellectuals in the process of
nation-building. Who are the exiles? Where are they?
Salah Keshawarz
2. The importance of the younger generation of Afghans as a development
factor.
Rameen Javid Moshref
3. The position of Afghan women in development of democratic institutions.
Helena Malikyar
4. Is democracy suitable for Afghanistan?
Anwar ul-Haq Ahady

C - Panel III,
Title: "Challenges of Afghan Society"
Moderator: Rameen Javid Moshref, Director of Foreign Relations, APA
Editor-in-Chief, Afghan Communicator magazine

1. How to negotiate the realities of tribalism, militarism, and claims of
ethnic superiority.
Larry Goodson
2. Role of traditional religious institutions in the Afghan history
Senzil Nawid
3. The role of landmine clearance in socio-economical development of
Afghanistan.
Ian Mansfield

D - Panel IV
Title: "The Next Five Years"
Moderator: Helena Malikyar

1. NGO and UN involvement in Afghanistan.
Lakhtar Brahimi
2. Aroma of peace in Afghan literature
Dr. Javid
4. Indian perspectives on Afghanistan in the backdrop of regional politics.
Dr. Vaidik
5. The role of NGOs in local peace building in the post-Soviet Afghan conflict
Matthew Fielden

E - Round-table

F - Closing remarks by Dr. Dawer Nadi, APA President


Confirmed guests:

Saleh Keshawarz
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Hartford, CT
- The role of Afghan exiles and intellectuals in the process of nation
building. Who are the exiles? Where are they?

Dr. Daud Saba
Specialist on Economic Geology and Earth Sciences - Canada
- A vision of the future Afghanistan: an environmental perspective

Helena Malikyar
- Economic dependence on foreign aid responsible for the current situation.

Dr. Javid
Scholar on Afghan literature and history, London, UK
- Aroma of peace in Afghan literature.

Azarakhsh Hafizi
Scholar on Afghan history and politics, Germany
- What is the current situation among Afghan communities?

Rameen Javid Moshref
Director of Foreign Relations, APA; New York University, New York City
- The importance of the younger generation of Afghans as a development factor

Dr. Anwar ul-haq Ahady
Providence College, Rhode Island
- Is democracy suitable for Afghanistan?

Dr. Ved Pratap Vaidik
Scholar, Political Analyst, Orator and Columnist, New Delhi, India
- Indian perspective on Afghanistan in the backdrop of regional politics.

Dr. Senzil Nawid
University of Arizona
- Role of traditional religious institutions in the Afghan history

Matthew Fielden
London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
- "The role of NGOs in local peace building in the post-Soviet Afghan
conflict"

Ian Mansfield
United Nations, New York City
- The role of landmine clearance in socio-economical development of
Afghanistan.


Unconfirmed guests:

Ashraf Ghani (Unconfirmed)
World Bank, Washington, DC
- How to negotiate the realities of tribalism militarism and claims of
ethnic superiority.

Larry Goodson (Unconfirmed)
American University at Cairo [Egypt]
- Islamism: Impact of Globalization?

Lakhtar Brahimi (Unconfirmed)
UN Envoy to Afghanistan
- The role of the UN in Afghanistan


Afghanistan Peace Association
41-36 College Point Blvd. Suite 2A
Flushing, NY 11355
Tel: (718) 539-5151
Fax: (718) 886-8616
E-mail: <AfghanPeaceA(a)hotmail.com>

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS- Comparing Local Governments in CEE/NIS

Posted by: Local Government Program <lgprog(a)osi.hu>
Posted: 24 Oct 1999


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS- Comparing Local Governments in CEE/NIS

LGI (the Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative) of the Open
Society Institute Budapest is searching for consultants for a three-volume
set of books comparing local governments in Central and Eastern Europe and
the former Soviet Union. Consultant positions currently available include:

1. Author of the chapter on Bosnia Herzegovina
2. Peer reviewer for the chapters on each of the following countries:
a. Bosnia Herzegovina
b. Bulgaria
c. Croatia
d. Yugoslavia
3. Editor of VOLUME III, on the former Soviet Union
4. Authors for the chapters on each of the following countries:
a. Armenia
b. Azerbaijan
c. Belarus
d. Georgia
e. Kazakhstan
f. Kyrgyzstan
g. Moldova
h. Russia
i. Tajikistan
j. Turkmenistan
k. Ukraine
l. Uzbekistan
5. Peer reviewers for the chapters on:
a. Armenia
b. Azerbaijan
c. Belarus
d. Georgia
e. Kazakhstan
f. Kyrgyzstan
g. Moldova
h. Russia
i. Tajikistan
j. Turkmenistan
k. Ukraine
l. Uzbekistan

LANGUAGES

Consultants for positions 1, 2 (a-d) and 3 must complete their work in
English. Applicants for positions 4 (a-l) and 5 (a-l) may write their
chapters or peer reviews in Russian, though English is preferred and an
ability to communicate with others in English is required.

AUTHOR POSITIONS

Each 30-40 page chapter will be descriptive, analytical and
interdisciplinary. It will focus on the transition process, including
successful reforms and problems. It will include the following sections:
major general indicators, the legal and constitutional basis for local
government, local politics and decision-making, local administrative
structure and service provision, local finance, and the next steps in the
transition process.

Authors for each chapter may work alone, but they are encouraged to work in
teams (such as a legal specialist, a political specialist and a finance
specialist writing a single chapter), but the compensation for the chapter
will not increase and must be divided among all team members.

EDITOR POSITION

The editor of Volume III will be responsible for helping to select and
coordinate the authors and peer reviewers for each of the chapters. He or
she will provide feedback to the authors, answer questions, ensure
consistency, accuracy and an overall high quality of the work, and work with
the editorial board to ensure that the final version is of excellent quality.

PEER REVIEW POSITIONS

Peer reviewers will review the completed chapter and write comments on its
accuracy, arguments, and quality. These comments will be returned to the
author for revision of the chapter. Peer reviewers will remain anonymous to
the chapter authors.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants should demonstrate a strong background in local government and/or
public administration reform as well as a background in writing and
research. Ph.D. or equivalent is preferred.

In general, applicants should apply only for consultancy positions in their
own countries, and strong preference will be shown for authors and peer
reviewers with citizenship and residency in the country in question.
However, applicants may apply to work on countries other than their own if
they can demonstrate exceptional knowledge and previous research in the
foreign country in question in the application packet.

In general, applicants will only work on one chapter. For example, a public
administration professor from Georgia should not apply for position as
author of the Georgian, Armenian, Russian and Moldovan chapters. However,
he or she could apply for positions as editor of Volume III, author of the
Georgian chapter, and peer reviewer for the Georgian chapter SO LONG AS
PREFERENCE IS EXPRESSED. For example, "I prefer to be selected as the
author of the Georgian chapter. If I am not selected for that position, I
would like to be considered for the position of peer reviewer for the
Georgian chapter."

LGI would also consider accepting a single author or a group of authors to
write chapters on the following GROUPS of countries: (1) Armenia, Azerbaijan
and Georgia , (2) the Central Asian states, (3) Belarus and a neighboring
state. For example, a team of three Central Asian writers could cooperate
to write the chapters on Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan
and Uzbekistan, or on, say, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. In such cases,
justification and qualifications should be clearly listed in the application
packet.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants should submit the following information IN ENGLISH:
1. A cover page including the following information:
a) Name
b) Gender
c) Complete contact information (including email)
d) If working as a group of authors, please list other group members
e) Position and country for which you are applying (If more than one
position, please clearly express preference--see note above, "...SO LONG AS
PREFERENCE IS EXPRESSED." If applying to work on a group of countries,
please list justification.)
e) Present employer and position
f) Reason for interest in the project
g) Statement of why you feel that you are qualified for the project; if
applying for a group of countries, please include qualifications
h) Bank information including bank name, bank address, name of account
holder, account number, SWIFT code, other bank transfer information
i) A list of 3 professional references with complete contact information
j) Would you write in English or Russian? (relevant only to applicants
from the former Soviet Union, see "LANGUAGES" above)
k) Any other relevant information

2. A Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications.

3. A writing sample on a relevant topic, written in the language in which
you will write the chapter (English or Russian).

If applying as a research team, please submit ONE application packet (so
that all of the information is together) with the requested information of
each of the team members.

Applications should be submitted by 31 October 1999 to:
lgprog(a)osi.hu (please write "Comparative Papers Application" in the subject
line)
or
LGI Comparative Papers Project
Open Society Institute
P.O. Box 519
H-1051 Budapest
Hungary
or
fax: +36-1-327-3105

CONFERENCE- 2nd South Caucasian Regional Library Conference - "Tbilisi99"

Posted by: Association of Information Specialists - Georgia <root(a)ais.org.ge>
Posted: 21 Oct 1999


CONFERENCE- 2nd South Caucasian Regional Library Conference - "Tbilisi99"

The materials of Second South Caucasian Regional Library Conference -
Tbilisi99 are available for download from AIS Website. The Conference was
organized by Armenian Library Association, Akhundov State Library and
Association of Information Specialists of Georgia.

http://www.ais.org.ge/conf99/default.htm

Funding for the Conference was provided by USIA and administered by
International Research and Exchange Board (IREX).

LECTURE SERIES- University of Washington, Central Asian Studies Group

Posted by: Talgat Imangaliev <atyrau(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 21 Oct 1999


LECTURE SERIES- University of Washington, Central Asian Studies Group

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

(Subgroups: Kazakh & Kirghiz Studies, Uzbek Circle, Mongolian Studies)


Program for Autumn Quarter 1999

President: Aaron Fields, e-mail: afields(a)u.washington.edu
Faculty Advisor: Ilse D. Cirtautas, e-mail: icirt(a)u.washington.edu

Friday
October 1 Reception for students and faculty interested in
Central Asia
Denny Hall 215A, 2:30-5:00pm

Thursday
October 7 "News from Kirghizstan"
Elmira Kochumkulkizi and Jipar Duyshembiyeva, Exchange
Students from Kirghizstan in the Department of Near
Eastern Languages & Civilization, UW
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30pm

Friday
October 8 "News from Kazakhstan"
Talghat Imangaliyev, Graduate Student, Dept. of
Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, UW
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30pm

Thursday
October 14 "News from Uzbekistan"
Nazima Kamalova, Attorney; President,
Non-Governmental Legal Aid Organization; Head,
Non-Governmental Legal Advice Office for Women, Children
and the Elderly, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30pm

Friday
October 15 "The Kazakhs in Xinjiang"
Dr. Kagan Arik, Seattle, WA
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30pm

Thursday
October 21 "From the Mountains of Kyrgyzstan to the Ancient Cities
of Uzbekistan:Report on a Recent Journey to
the Heartlands of Central Asia"
Professor Daniel Waugh, Department of History, UW
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30pm

Friday
October 22 "Introducing Mongolia: Travel and Study Experience in the
Republic of Mongolia" Aaron Fields, Graduate Student,
Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization. UW
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30pm

Thursday
October 28 "Shattered Lives: Kazakh Elders Remember the Stalin Years:
Report on an Oral History Project, Summer 1999"
Talghat Imangaliyev, Graduate Student,
Dept. of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, UW
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30pm

Friday
October 29 "On the Need for NGO's Protecting Human Rights in
Uzbekistan"
Nazima Kamalova, Attorney; President,
Non-Governmental Legal Aid Organization;
Head, Non-Governmental Legal Advice Office for Women,
Children and the Elderly, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30pm

Thursday
November 4 Program to be announced

Friday
November 5 "New Library Research Tools"
Mary St. Germain, Head Librarian,
Suzallo Library, Auditorium, 12:30-1:30pm

Friday
November 12 "Mongolian Traditional Wrestling"
Aaron Fields, Graduate Student, Department of
Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, UW
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30pm

Thursday
November 18 "Military Technology of the Mongols During Chingiz Khan's
Empire"
Aaron Fields, Graduate Student, Department of
Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, UW
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30pm

Friday
November 19 "Kirghiz Traditional Weddings"
Elmira Kochumkulkizi, Interdisciplinary Ph.D.
Student in Near and Middle
Eastern Studies, UW
Denny Hall 123, 12:30-1:30pm (with videotape)

Thursday
December 2 (Tentative)
"Health Issues in Kazakhstan"
Nancy Nervseen, Head Nurse Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA
Denny Hall 215, 12:30-1:30pm

Friday
December 3 Program to be announced

CONF./CFP- Uighur Studies in Kazakhstan, Nov. 8, Almaty

Posted by: Ablet Kamalov <abletk(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 19 Oct 1999


CONF./CFP- Uighur Studies in Kazakhstan, Nov. 8, Almaty

The conference devoted to the 50th Anniversary of the Uighur Studies in
Kazakhstan to be held on November 8, 1999 at the Center for Uighur Studies,
the Kazakh Academy of Science. The following panels will be set up at the
Conference:

1. The Uighur History, Culture and Religion,
2. The Uighur Language and Literature,
3. The Economic and Social Problems.

Participants wishing to present papers are asked to send their abstracts by
October 29, 1999, to:

Center for Uighur Studies
Institute for Oriental Studies
29 Kurmangazy Street
Almaty 480100
Kazakhstan

Further information can be obtained from Dr. Ablet Kamalov
E-mail: abletk(a)hotmail.com

MEETING- Central Asia Open Forum on Elections, Washington, DC, Oct. 22

Posted by: Susan Lazorchick <SLazorchick(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 18 Oct 1999


MEETING- Central Asia Open Forum on Elections, Washington, DC, Oct. 22

On October 22, 1999 Central Eurasia Project will sponsor a Central Asia Open
Forum on elections in the Caucasus and Central Asia at the Carnegie
Endowment in Washington, DC, entitled: "Observing Elections in the Caucasus
and Central Asia: Pros and Cons." Featured speakers will include: Eric
Rudenshiold, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Michael Ochs, CSCE, US Congress,
and Catherine Fitzpatrick, International League for Human Rights.

For further information on this meeting please contact:
Susan Lazorchick, Program Associate, Central Eurasia Project
e-mail: slazorchick(a)sorosny.org

Anthony Richter
Director
Central Eurasia Project
Open Society Institute
400 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 548-0612 Tel
(212) 548-4607 Fax
Email: arichter(a)sorosny.org
Bookmark Our Website: http://www.soros.org/cep

CFP- Seventh IASTE Conference, Trani, Italy, October 12-15, 2000

Posted by: Attilio Petruccioli <typology(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 8 Oct 1999


CFP- Seventh IASTE Conference, Trani, Italy, October 12-15, 2000

I A S T E 2000
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF TRADITIONAL ENVIRONMENTS
THE END OF TRADITION?

As we approach the next millennium, there is a great deal of contentious
debate regarding the "end of history", the "end of geography", and the "end
of tradition". The emergence of the term "post", as in
post-developmentalism, post-modernism and now post-traditionalism, serves as
an indicator of our present day discourse.

In past conferences, IASTE scholars and practitioners have attempted to make
sense of this ever-changing intellectual landscape and have grappled with
how processes of globalization are irrevocably restructuring space and
place. This conference will be concerned with a specific historical moment,
one where a seemingly all-consuming late capitalism levels differences and
particularities, but where there is at the same time a resurgence of
localisms, populisms, and fundamentalisms. It is this paradoxical
simultaneity which necessitates our question: The End of Tradition?

The conference will be structured around three broad themes:

1. Deterritorialization/Globalization. The idea of globalization has
unsettled the conventional connections between place and culture. While some
see these dislocations as new traditions in and of themselves, others argue
that the spatial basis of tradition is still firmly grounded. Both groups,
however, have come to accept that globalization is forcing are thinking of
the very idea of tradition. The new research on vernacular and traditional
settlements may demonstrate both the dynamics of localization (or the
process by which spaces become places redolent with meaning) and
placelessness (or the process by which the meaning of environments ceases to
be fixed or attached to given places).· Sites and agents of globalization·
Localizing global traditions· Discourses of place/deterritorialization·
"Local" traditions in the post-imperial/colonial city· Territorial
implications for a placeless society· Tourism and the construction of
tradition· Education and the globalization of place· Mutations of language
and the making of place

2. Tradition as a Call to Arms. The fervent revival of some place-based
traditions marks the landscape of much of the world at the end of the
millennium. From the ravages of the Balkans to the nitty-gritty neighborhood
battles of post-industrial first world cities, "the politics of difference"
are playing a major role in shaping cities, nations, and entire regions.
Such exclusionary, often segregationist, invocations of tradition have
destroyed the Archimedean vantage point, and the supposed neutrality, of
vernacular studies and research on traditional settlements. A recognition of
what some consider the hegemonic and oppressive nature of traditions should
be a central tenet in our new research agenda.· The insidious revival of
tradition· Invented nations/invented traditions· Mobile/izing spatial
scales: the shifting politics of tradition· Politics of space in post-war
reconstruction· Usurping traditional forms: stabilization or
homogenization?· The rhetoric of tradition: co-opting policies of
participation· Uses and abuses of tradition and the rise of kitsch· Gender
perspectives and dwelling transformations

3. Practice and the New Technologies of Place. Technology has often been
seen as a positive force in everyday practice. However, lurking within the
liberatory possibilities of technology are its hegemonic tendencies. New
professional practices in the field of traditional environments may need to
engage in self-critique, examining not only the implications of technology
but also its subversive potential.
 - The technology of knowledge: learning from place
 - Technology for whom? dwelling in the space age
 - Practice and the rise of post-traditional places
 - Multiculturalism as a new paradigm in planning practices
 - Civil society and the space of resistance
 - Science as a maker/breaker of traditions
 - Technology, pedagogy, and the making of urban landscapes
 - The impact of global technology on architectural education

IASTE has always been an unconventional intellectual space, drawing upon the
strengths of interdisciplinary and cross-cultural investigations. Perhaps it
is now time to extend this unconventionality to our analytical strategies.
We thus propose an interrogation of the traditions of "place;" for the "End
of Tradition" should also be interpreted as a dislocation of intellectual
traditions as well.

Submission Requirements Interested colleagues are invited to submit a hard
copy of a short, one-page abstract not to exceed 500 words. Do not place
your name on the abstracts but rather submit an attached one-page curriculum
vitae with your address and name. All authors must also submit an electronic
copy of their abstract and CV at the same time via e-mail.

Abstracts and CVs must be placed within the body of the e-mail and not as an
attachment. E-mail this material to iaste(a)uclink4.berkeley.edu. Authors must
specify one or two of the above sessions when submitting abstracts.
Proposals for complete panels and poster sessions are welcome. All papers
must be written and presented in English. Following a blind peer-review
process, papers may be accepted for presentation in the conference and/or
publication in the conference Working Paper Series. Contributors whose
abstracts are accepted must preregister for the conference, pay registration
fees of $325, and prepare a full-length paper of 20-25 double-spaced pages.
Please note that hotel accommodations and travel are not covered by the
registration fees.

Conference Schedule:
January 15, 2000 - Deadline for receipt of abstracts and CVs
March 15, 2000 - Notification of accepted abstracts for conference
presentation
July 1, 2000 - Deadline for pre-registration and for receipt of papers for
possible publication in the Working Paper Series
August 1, 2000 - Notification of accepted papers for the Working Paper Series
October 12-15, 2000 - Conference

Conference Presentations Organizing Committee:
Nezar Al Sayyad, Conference Director, University of California, Berkeley
Attilio Petruccioli, Conference Local Co-Director, Politecnico di Bari
Jean-Paul Bourdier, Conference Co-Director, University of California, Berkeley
Michele Stella, Conference Local Coordinator, Istituto per la Residenza ele
Infrastrutture Sociali (IRIS)
Ananya Roy, Conference Advisor, University of California, Berkeley
Montira Horayangura, Conference Coordinator, University of California,Berkeley
Mark Gillem, IASTE Coordinator, University of California, Berkeley
Nora Watanabe, Conference Administrator, University of California, Berkeley

Sessions Committee:
Dieter Ackerknecht, Joe Aranha, M.R. Austin, William Bechhoefer, Juan
Fernando Bontempo, Hugh Burgess, Jeffrey Cook, Greig Crysler, Howard
Davis,Vicente Del Rio, Dalila Elkerdany, Aly Gabr, Anne Hublin, Derek Japha,
Hasan-Uddin Khan, Heng Chye Kiang, Michael Landzelius, Morna Livingston,
Robert Mugerauer, Paul Oliver, Marcela Pizzi, Manuel Teixeira, Gunawan
Tjahjono, Donald J. Watts, John Webster

Italian Scientific Advisory Committee: Nicola Costantino, Claudio D'Amato,
Antonio Castorani

Conference Sponsors: Facolta di Architettura, Istituto di Progettazione,
Politecnico di Bari, Italy Center for Environmental Design Research and the
College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.,
IRIS, Consigno Nazionale delle Ricerche, Bari, Italy Municipality of Trani,
Italy

Conference Site: The conference will be held at the medieval castle in
Trani, Italy north of the city of Bari. In order to obtain special
conference room rates at local hotels, reservations, accompanied by full
payment, will have to be made by July 1, 2000. Hotel and travel arrangements
should be made directly with the designated travel agency.
Interprogram Via Talefati 89Bari, Italy Phone/Fax 39.080.521.2853

Optional Excursions: A number of one day and half day trips to nearby sites
will also be available after the conference to conference participants for
an additional fee. These include Castel del Monte, Apulia, and Alberobello

Inquiries? Please send all inquiries regarding the conference to:
IASTE 2000
Center for Environmental Design Research
390 Wurster Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1839, USA
Phone: 510.642.6801/510.642.2896
Fax: 510.643.5571
E-mail: iaste(a)uclink4.berkeley.edu
Website: http://www-arch.ced.berkeley.edu/research/iaste

International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE)
Center for Environmental Design Research
390 Wurster Hall #1839
Berkeley, CA 94720-1839
tel: 1.510.642.6801
fax: 1.510.643.5571
email: iaste(a)uclink4.berkeley.edu
www: http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/iaste

LECTURE- 1999 Nava'i Lecture, David Abramson, Washington, DC, Nov. 30

Posted by: David Nalle <DavidN5512(a)aol.com>
Posted: 17 Oct 1999


LECTURE- 1999 Nava'i Lecture, David Abramson, Washington, DC, Nov. 30

David M. Abramson, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Watson Institute, Brown
University, will present "Civil Society and the Politics of Foreign Aid in
Uzbekistan" as the tenth annual Nava'i Lecture in Central Asian Studies. Dr.
Abramson, who received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Indiana University in
1998, has recently done extensive field work in the Ferghana Valley. The
lecture will take place on Tuesday, November 30 at 5:30 pm in the Riggs
Library (Healy Building), Georgetown University (Washington, DC). Further
information at 202-687-6080.

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

Posted by: Uli Schamiloglu <uschamil(a)facstaff.wisc.edu>
Posted: 17 Oct 1999


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

TENTATIVE PROGRAM [43 confirmed presentations, probably 60+ participants]

FOURTH ANNUAL
WORKSHOP ON CENTRAL ASIAN STUDIES

University of Wisconsin-Madison
October 21-24, 1999

sponsored by the

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


Conference registration: $30 (includes Friday evening dinner/reception &
coffee/tea breaks)

Meetings are held except where specified at the:

Lowell Center
610 Langdon Street
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
tel. 608/256-2621; fax 608/262-5445

Thursday, October 21, 1999
Arrival & Registration, Lowell Center

[THERE MAY BE A RECEPTION/CASH BAR AT 5:00 PM OR 6:00 PM AT THE LOWELL CENTER]

Friday, October 22, 1999
Registration, Lowell Center
7:00 - 8:00 Breakfast, Lowell Center
(complimentary for hotel guests)

8:00 - 9:00 Registration, Lowell Center

9:30 - 10:00 Welcome & Opening Remarks

10:00 - 11:30 SESSION 1A
Chair: Uli Schamiloglu (UW-Madison)
Jina Lee (UW-Madison)
"A Feature-Geometric Analysis of Vowel Harmony in Khalka Mongolian"
Ismail Ulutas (UW-Madison)
"Relative Constructions in Gagauz"
Marlys Macken & Talant Mawkanuli (UW-Madison)
"Kazak vowel harmony"

SESSION 1B
Chair: Robert Kaiser (UW-Madison)
Peter Bloch & Andrey Kutuzov (UW-Madison)
"One Objective, Several Strategies: Agrarian Reform in Central Asia"
Konstantin Parshin (UW-Madison & Tajikistan)
"Internet, the Communications Revolution and Intellectual Property Rights in
the CIS: Electronic Media in Tajikistan"
Jami Armstrong & Maureen Nemecek (Oklahoma State U.)
"Teaching Advertising and Public Relations in Central Asia: Tourism Promotion
in Samarkand, Uzbekistan"

SESSION 1C
Chair: Garifolla Esim (Almaty State U.)
Amiret Konysbaev (Kazakh State U.)
"Social Policy in Kazakhstan"
Garifolla Esim (Almaty State U.)
"The Issue of Post-Soviet Central Asian States Integration (Transformation of
Traditions)"
Karimov Bahtiyor Rahmanoglu (Academy of Ministry of Internal Affairs of the
Republic Uzbekistan)
"Central Asia: The Problems Of Pluralism, Tolerance And Human Rights In
Interconfessional And International Relations"

11:30 - 1:00 Lunch (not organized)

1:00 - 2:30 SESSION 2A
Chair: Suha Bolukbasi (Middle East Technical U.)
Brenda Shaffer (Harvard U. & Tel Aviv U.)
"The Impact of the Establishment of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the
Azerbaijanis in Iran"
Scott Levi (UW-Madison)
"The Indian Diaspora in Early Modern Central Asia"
Victoria Clement (Ohio State U.)
"The Reformed Arabic Script in Soviet Turkmenistan"
Gulnara Mendikulova (UW-Madison & Institute of History, Almaty)
"Problems and Perspectives of the Kazak Diaspora"

SESSION 2B
Chair: Balzhan Suzhikova (Indiana U. & Almaty State U.)
Gulzhan K. Tolbaeva, (Kyrgyzstan/ Washington State U.)
"Comparative Analysis of Systems of Higher Education in Kyrgyzstan and the
USA"
Gulnara Medeubekova (U. Toronto)
"Feminist Perspectives on Higher Education in the Republic of Kazakstan"
Shynar Imangaliyeva (Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan)
"Higher Education in Kazakhstan: Problems and Prospects"
Tatiana Abdushukurova (U. New Mexico & Tajik State National U.)
"The Role of Education in Women's Socialization: The Case of Tajikistan"

SESSION 2C
Chair: Dinora Azimova (U. of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent)
Dinora Azimova (U. of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent)
"Gender legacy of Central Asia (on sample of Uzbekistan)"
Dana Mukanova (Center for Central Asian Studies, Armenia-Kazakhstan Society of
Cooperation)
"Reflections of Modernity and Women in Political and Cultural Imagination"
Ms. Viloyat Mirzoeva (Dushanbe)
"Role of Women in Non-government Organizations and Governance Mechanisms in
Tajikistan"

3:00 - 5:00 SESSION 3: Keynote Address (Memorial Union, check TITU for
location)

Edward J. Lazzerini (U. New Orleans)
"Knowledge, Sentiment, and the Fantasy of Empire: Some Thoughts on Russia and
its Encounters with Crimea"

Memorial Union (TITU) on Friday, October 22, 3:00-5:00 pm.

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

Saturday, October 23, 1999
Registration, Lowell Center
8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast, Lowell Center (complimentary for hotel guests)

9:00 - 11:00 SESSION 4: PLENARY SESSION I Women in Central Asia
Chair: Edward J. Lazzerini (U. New Orleans)
Marianne Kamp (Whitman College)
"Pilgrimage and Performance: Uzbek Women and the Imagining of Uzbekistan in
the the 1920s"
Paula A. Michaels (U. Iowa)
"Women and Medicine in Kazakhstan during the Stalin Era"
Zumrat Salmorbekova (Indiana U.)
"The Women of Kyrgyzstan: The Current Situation"
Yadamsurengiin Nyamhuu (Women's Information and Research Center, Ulaanbaatar)
"Mongolian Women's Political Participation and Women's Leadership Role within
Families"
Colette Harris (U. Amsterdam)
"Variant Gender Performance as a Strategy for Subversion in Tajikistan"

11:00 - 12:00 noon SESSION 5: PLENARY SESSION II
Chair: Edward J. Lazzerini (U. New Orleans)
David Chioni Moore (Macalester College)
"The African American Poet Langston Hughes in Soviet Central Asia, 1932: Slide
Presentation, and Results of Recent Research"

12:00 noon - 1:00 Lunch (not organized)

1:00 - 3:00 SESSION 6A
Chair: Russell Zanca (Northeastern Illinois U.)
Suha Bolukbasi (Middle East Technical U.)
"Turkey and the Turkic States, 1991-1999"
Kamal Burkhanov (Farabi Kazak National U.) & Gulnara Dadabayeva (UW-Madison &
Farabi Kazak National U.)
"International Influences on the Formation of the Nation-State: The Case of
Kazakhstan"
Pinar Araz (Middle East Technical U.)
"Politics of Caspian Sea Hydrocarbon Resources: From Competition to
Cooperation"
Balzhan Suzhikova (Indiana U. & Almaty State U.)
"The main tendencies in ethnic relations in the context of globalization: the
perspective of Kazakstan"
Ed Schatz (UW-Madison)
"Evaluating Explanations of Non-Conflict in Multi-Ethnic Central Asia"
Cagri Erdem (Syracuse U.)
"Central Asian Union: An Alternative to the Regional Challenges in the
Century"

SESSION 6B
Chair: Kemal Silay (Indiana U.-Bloomington)
Nurilya Shakhanova (UW-Madison/Soros Foundation Kazakhstan)
"Changing Gender Roles in Kazakhstan during the Post-Communist Transition: New
Opporunities and Social Stresses"
Madina Akchalova (U. New Mexico)
"Women and Cultural NGOs in Kazakhstan"
Anel Bulatova (Washington State U.)
"Democratization or Pluralization of Civil Society? Women's Organizations in
Kazakhstan"
Selima Salamova (UW-Madison & Kazak State U. of International Relations and
World Languages)
"Gender Studies within the Context of an Exiled Community"
Nargiza Abraeva (U. New Mexico & U. World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent)
"The Current Life of Women in Uzbekistan: Practice and Development"
Nancy Peterson Walter (Eastern Sierra Division of Cerro Coso Community
College)
"Women, Kyrgyzstan, Development, NGOs and Artisans"

SESSION 6C
Chair: Sulhiniso Rahmatullaeva (Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton &
Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography, Dushanbe)
Sulhiniso Rahmatullaeva (Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton & Institute
of History, Archaeology and Ethnography, Dushanbe)
"The Christian Elements in the Early Medieval Central Asian Art"
Alis Baghramyan (Center for Central Asian Studies, Armenia-Kazakhstan Society
of Cooperation)
"Armenia and Central Asia: Political Relations, Trade, and Economics
Partnership"
Dr. Eduard Khurshudian (Institute of Oriental Studies, National Academy of
Sciences of Armenia)
"Kazakhstan and Armenia: Cultural-historical, Commercial and Economic
Relations"
Karine Zaturyan (Armenian Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign
Countries; Head of Group for International Studies)
"On the Question on Threat of the Religious Extremism In Kazakhstan"

3:00 - 5:00 SESSION 7A
Chair: Zumrat Salmorbekova (Indiana U.)
Kagan Arik (U. Washington-Seattle)
"Gender in Old Turkic Culture: The Mother Goddess Umay"
Timothy May (UW-Madison)
"The Witch-Queen of Mongolia The position of Oghul-Ghaimish in the Mongol
Empire"
Katherine R. Metzo (Indiana U.)
"Whose property? cultural heritage and ownership in Buryatia"
Sabina Kassymzhanova (North Dakota State U.)
"On the Tengrian Outlook"
Cholpon Turdalieva (Kyrgyzstan/ Washington State U.)
"The Origin And Tribal System Of the Kyrgyz in the Works Of Choqan Valikhanov"

SESSION 7B
Chair: Shawn T. Lyons (UW-Madison)
Shaakhmat Mutalov (Institute of Averaged Languages)
"Study of Abdurauf Fitrat's Relation to Religion"
Lawrence P. Markowitz (UW-Madison)
"Religion and Secularism in Central Asia: Studying Social Change in
Uzbekistan"
Peter Rottier (UW-Madison)
"The Kazakness of Settlement The Kazak Intelligentsia's Ideology of Settlement
as a Means to Preserve the Kazak Identity"
Michael Rouland (Georgetown U.)
"Soviet Images of Central Asia: Confronting Patterns in Film from Center to
Periphery"


5:00 - 6:00 SESSION 8
Adeeb Khalid (Carleton College)
"Mahmudxo'ja Behbudiy: A Recent Film on Pre-Revolutionary Central Asia from
Uzbekistan"

6:00 - 8:00 Dinner (not organized)

Sunday, October 24, 1999
Registration, Lowell Center
8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast, Lowell Center (complimentary for hotel guests)

9:00 - 10:00 SESSION 9: Forum Technology & Central Asian Studies
Chair: Marianne Kamp (Whitman College)
"Digital Technology in the Archives"
Ken Petersen (ACTR/ACCELS)
"CenAsiaNet: Examples From the Virtual Maktab"

10:00 -12:00 noon SESSION 10: Roundtable Discussion [TENTATIVE AGENDA]
Moderator: Uli Schamiloglu (UW-Madison)
Where do we go from here? Building Central Asian Studies in the US
- Indiana U. consortium for summer courses
- UW-Madison consortium for summer program in Almaty
- Do we need a professional organization?
- Future meetings
afternoon Departure of Workshop Participants


Keynote Speakers

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

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

1998
Rewriting Central Asian History
Roziya G. Mukminova (Institute of Oriental Studies, Tashkent)

1999
Knowledge, Sentiment, and the Fantasy of Empire:
Some Thoughts on Russia and its Encounters with Crimea
Edward J. Lazzerini (U. New Orleans)

2000
(September 28-October 1, 2000)


For further information contact:

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

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

The updated program is available at:
http://hum.lss.wisc.edu/ca/work99pr.htm

The updated list of participants is available at:
http://hum.lss.wisc.edu/ca/work99pa.htm


Uli Schamiloglu
Associate Professor of Central Asian Studies
Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia
1452 Van Hise Hall -- University of Wisconsin
1220 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706 USA
tel. 1-608-262-7141 off.; 1-608-262-3012 dept.; 1-608-265-3538 fax
E-mail: uschamil(a)facstaff.wisc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS- PRAXIS Issue on Central Asia

Posted by: Jennifer Alix <jalix01(a)tufts.edu>
Posted: 10 Oct 1999


CALL FOR PAPERS- PRAXIS Issue on Central Asia

PRAXIS, the Fletcher Journal of Development Studies invites professionals,
scholars, and graduate students to submit papers and book reviews for the
Spring 2000 edition. Although all articles will be considered, preference
will be given to those focusing on Central Asia.

PRAXIS is a publication managed by the students of the Fletcher School of
Law and Diplomacy. The journal provides a forum for the exchange of ideas
concerning international development.

Papers should be 15-30 double-spaced, typewritten pates, with references
in footnote or endnote format in accordance with the Chicago Manual of
Style. A hard copy, disk version, and an abstract should be provided.
For further information, please contact the PRAXIS office at 617.627.5564,
via e-mail: praxisjournal(a)hotmail.com, or write to the following address:

PRAXIS
The Fletcher School
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: DECEMBER 20, 1999

CFP- Islamic Masculinities (Final Reminder)

Posted by: Lahoucine Ouzgane <Lahoucine.Ouzgane(a)ualberta.ca>
Posted: 5 Oct 1999


CFP- Islamic Masculinities (Final Reminder)

Men and Masculinities <http://www.sagepub.co.uk/journals/usdetails/j0244.html>
invites empirical and theoretical articles for an upcoming multidisciplinary
issue devoted to "Islamic Masculinities." Possible topics include:
constructions of masculinities; questions of masculinity, maleness, and the
male body; virility or infertility; representations of the male body in
cultural texts and in the media; sexual practices and sexual identities;
race, ethnicity, class--and masculinities; masculinities in the Islamic
Diaspora; fatherhood and male identity; male-female relationships;
relationships between patriarchy and dominant masculinities; relationships
between concepts of masculinity and nationalism or fundamentalism;
colonialism, westernization, and the Islamic responses to "modernity." Other
relevant topics welcome.

Submit essays of up to 7000 words by January 14, 2000
to Prof. Lahoucine Ouzgane, Department of English, University of Alberta,
Edmonton, AB Canada T6G 2E5

<Lahoucine.Ouzgane(a)ualberta.ca>

SEMINAR SERIES- Center for Euro-Asian Studies, Univ. of Reading, Autumn 1999

Posted by: Yelena Kalyuzhnova <y.kaluyzhnova(a)reading.ac.uk>
Posted: 28 Sep 1999


SEMINAR SERIES- Center for Euro-Asian Studies, Univ. of Reading, Autumn 1999

Dear Colleagues,
If you are interested in any of the seminars at the Centre for
Euro-Asian Studies please contact:

Mrs Sylvia Smelt
Administrator
The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies
s.smelt(a)reading.ac.uk
tel: 44 118 9316205
fax: 44 118 9316274


WEEKLY SEMINARS AT THE CENTRE FOR EURO-ASIAN STUDIES

Every Wednesday in Room 175, FOLSS, The University of Reading
5.00 p.m. -6.00 p.m.

1. October 13 1999 - Dr. Yelena Kalyuzhnova, Director, CEAS,
Privatisation Review in Kazakhstan

2. October 20, 1999 - Ms. Elizabeth I. Marshall, Director, Biox
Consultants Ltd.
Some Aspects of Sustainable Development in Transitional Economies

3. October 27, 1999 - Dr. Alex Warleigh, Department of Politics,
Joining the European Union: The Price of Entry

4. November 3, 1999 - Dr. David Dyker, Sussex University,
Comparative Trends in Economic Performance in the Transition Region

5. November 10 1999 - Dr. Jose Palacin, Senior Economist Daiwa Institute
of Research Europe Ltd.,
Ukraine: Economic Perspectives

6. November 17, 1999 - Dr. Animesh Shrivastava, Deputy Director, CEAS,
The Development of Financial Systems

7. November 24, 1999 - Dr. Philip McCann, FURS, Department of Economics,
The Growth of Mega-Cities in Developing Economies: Causes and Consequences

8. December1, 1999 - Dr. Ken Charman, London Business School, Regional
Manager, Belarus Economic Trends,
The Rise of Barter and non-Monetary Transactions in Former Centrally
Planned Economies: The case of Belarus

9. December 8, 1999 - Dr. Steve Fries, EBRD,
Banking Profitability in Transition Economies


Dr Yelena Kalyuzhnova
Director
tel: 44 118 9316637
fax: 44 118 9316274

The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies
http://www.rdg.ac.uk/AcaDepts/le/CEAS/main.htm
The University of Reading
Whiteknights, PO Box 218,
Reading, RG6 6AA
UK

CFP/CONF.- 6th Annual Congress, German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO)

Posted by: DAVO <g.meyer(a)Geo.Uni-Mainz.DE>
Posted: 22 Sep 1999

CFP/CONF.- 6th Annual Congress, German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO)

Invitation to the Sixth Annual Congress of the German Middle East
Studies Association (DAVO)

Hamburg, 2 - 4 December 1999

The German Middle East Studies Association for Contemporary Research and
Documentation (DAVO) is organizing its sixth annual conference at the
congress centre of Haus Rissen in Hamburg from 2 - 4 December 1999. We
welcome papers on contemporary Middle East studies and the impact of
this region on the development of other parts of the world. Middle East
studies are understood to include disciplines relevant to the study of
an area comprising all Arab states and territories, Afghanistan, Iran,
Pakistan, Turkey, Israel and the Muslim states of the former USSR.

DURATION OF THE CONFERENCE

The conference will start on Thursday, 2 December 1999, at 1:30 pm and
will end on Saturday, 4 December, at 12:30 pm. Accommodation and full
board are available at the congress centre.

PREORGANIZED PANELS AND INDIVIDUAL PAPERS

Proposals for preorganised panels and workshops on a common theme with
at least three papers presented and chair are strongly encouraged.
Individual paper submissions will be grouped into panels and assigned a
chair. Although most of the papers will be held in German, English
papers and discussions are strongly encouraged. Generally, 20 minutes
will be allowed for each presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.
Workshops may also include contributions of only 10 minutes. The
abstract (up to a maximum of 150 words) of each paper will be published
in the next DAVO-Nachrichten. The abstract should arrive by e-mail
(DAVO(a)geo.uni-mainz.de) or disk at the Editor of DAVO-Nachrichten before
15 December 1999.

So far the following panels have been announced:

- Political Sciences and the Middle East
- Notions of Law and Order, Sovereignty and Power in Muslim Societies
- Oriental Christians in the Middle East and Europe
- Expansion of Gated Communities in the Middle East
- Arabic and Ottoman Sciences in Modern Times
- Gendering Islamic Societies: Theoretical Approaches and Notion
- Cinema and the Middle East
- Regionalising and Regionalism
- Socio-economic Development in Turkey
- Development of Democracy in Iran
- Turkish Parties in the Post-1980 Period

PRESENTATION OF POSTERS

Research projects can be presented within the framework of a
presentation of posters. Especially younger academics and postgraduate
students are strongly encouraged to use this opportunity to present
their work. The posters should not exceed 1.20 m in width and 1.50 m in
height.

BOOK EXHIBITION

A book exhibition is planned for the whole duration of the conference.
Institutes, publishing companies and book shops are invited to present,
free of charge, publications concerned with the Middle East, and to sell
copies of these publications through their own employees. Single
publications of DAVO members or institutes and publishing companies can
be presented in a common exhibition. Please send copies for the
exhibition - with brochures and order forms - to the DAVO Book
Exhibition (Prof. Dr. H. Mejcher, Historisches Seminar, Universit?
Hamburg, Von-Melle-Park 6/IX, D-20146 Hamburg, Tel.: +49-40-41234843,
Fax: +49-40-41236380, e-mail: hs9a027(a)uni-hamburg .de) before 20
November 1999. Completed order forms will be collected and sent back to
the publisher. At the end of the conference, the single publications of
the common exhibition (not the books of the exhibitors!) will be taken
over by the institute responsible for the organisation of the book
exhibition.

REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS, PAPERS, POSTERS AND WORKSHOPS

Please use the following form for the registration of papers, panels and
posters. Forms for the registration of your participation and booking
accommodation and meals during the conference will be available on the
DAVO Homepage after 1 April 1999 or can be requested from the conference
organization. The registration forms should be send to the

DAVO Conference Organization
Dirk Axtmann
Deutsches Orient-Institut
Mittelweg 150
20148 Hamburg
Germany
Tel.: +49 -40 4132050
Fax: +49 -40 441484
daxtmann(a)doihh.de

together with the conference fees before 2 November 1999. Papers
submitted for registration after this date cannot be considered. Earlier
registrations for papers will be cancelled if the conference fees have
not been paid by the stated date. (For participants coming from abroad
special arrangements for the transfer of the congress fees can be made
with the congress organizer Dirk Axtmann.) Extra fees will become due
for later registrations.

All titles of papers, panels and posters which arrive at the DAVO
Conference Organization will be shown on the DAVO homepage. Here the
final program of the congress will be available after 15 November 1999
(http://www.geo.uni-mainz.de/davo).

CONFERENCE- Workshop on Central Asian Studies, Madison, Wisc., Oct. 21-24

Posted by: Uli Schamiloglu <uschamil(a)facstaff.wisc.edu>
Posted: 21 Sep 1999


CONFERENCE- Workshop on Central Asian Studies, Madison, Wisc., Oct. 21-24

FINAL CIRCULAR

FOURTH ANNUAL WORKSHOP ON CENTRAL ASIAN STUDIES
October 21-24, 1999
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sponsored by the

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

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON


WORKSHOP INFORMATION
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 fourth annual "Workshop on Central
Asian Studies" on October 21-24, 1999 (arrival October 21 afternoon/evening;
first panel on the morning of October 22; departure October 24 noon). The
registration fee is $30.00.

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.

While the first three annual Workshops were organized along specific
themes, we
have not designated an annual theme for 1999 since we wish to encourage
participation by scholars interested in all areas of Central Asian Studies.
The keynote speaker and the topic for the plenary session will be announced
at a later date.

There has already been interest in panels devoted to several specific themes,
including "Women in Central Asia". Any suggestions for other special panels or
any proposals for pre-organized panels are always welcome.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Prof. Edward J. Lazzerini (U. New Orleans), "Knowledge, Sentiment, and the
Fantasy of Empire: Some Thoughts on Russia and its Encounters with Crimea",
Memorial Union on Friday, October 22, 3:00-5:30 pm

CURRENT ABSTRACTS & PARTICIPANTS
We have received close to fifty (50) abstracts so far. Many of the overseas
participants will be in the US on fellowships and grants, but we cannot
guarantee the participation of all colleagues who have submitted abstracts.
The current abstracts are available on the CREECA website at the following
address (please be advised that it is a VERY LONG document!):
http://polyglot.lss.wisc.edu/creeca/

We hope to add the list of participants to this website as well. In the
meantime, please note a temporary site for the list of participants:
http://hum.lss.wisc.edu/ca/work99pa.htm

PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

Workshop on Central Asian Studies (October 21-24, 1999)

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

October 1999 room rates are $52/night single; $62/night double, includes
parking & complimentary breakfast

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS
Although the original submission deadline is past, we are still accepting late
abstracts through early October. Please contact the organizers as soon as
possible. We cannot assure that abstracts submitted after early October will
be included in the program.

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

OR

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

Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia
University of Wisconsin
1240 Van Hise Hall--1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706 USA
tel. 608/262-7141 (office), tel. 608-262-3012 (dept.), fax 608-265-3538
E-mail: uschamil(a)facstaff.wisc.edu

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION- Cinema and the Middle East, Univ. of Mainz

Posted by: DAVO <g.meyer(a)Geo.Uni-Mainz.DE>
Posted: 21 Sep 1999


CALL FOR PARTICIPATION- Cinema and the Middle East, Univ. of Mainz

Call for Participation in an Interdisciplinary Research Network and a
Workshop on "Cinema and the Middle East"

An interdisciplinary research network is to be established by the Centre for
Research on the Arab World (CERAW) at the University of Mainz, Germany. The
research network will deal with various aspects of film production in the
Middle East and the depiction of the reality of life in this region as seen
in national, European and American films.

Possible fields of research range from the cinematic depiction of "real"
ways of life, e.g. in the form of common "Oriental" or offensive stereotypes
with specific political intentions, to an analysis of economic structures
and socio-economic interconnections of the film industry in countries of the
Middle East. Studies focusing on gender, social class and other issues
raised by various disciplines such as Islamic studies, sociology,
contemporary history, anthropology, geography, politics and economics will
also be included.

As a first step, an Internet homepage will be made available, containing a
list of scholars who have already been involved in this area or who are
interested in participating in this field of research. In addition, a
thematically and regionally differentiated bibliography with all relevant
publications will be placed on this web site. For this purpose, we ask those
who would like to join this research network to supply the following
information:

- name, institution, address
- field of research
- regional focus
- publications (available or in press)

In addition, a workshop on "Cinema and the Middle East" is planned during
the forthcoming congress of the German Middle East Studies Association
(DAVO) in Hamburg on December 2-4, 1999. All members of the
interdisciplinary research network are invited to present a short overview
of their current research work or their plans for future projects. This will
be followed by a general discussion on the preparation of an
interdisciplinary and international research program to be financed by the
German Research Foundation or the European Community.

Those who are interested in joining the research network and in
participating in the workshop on "Cinema and the Middle East" during the
DAVO Conference (see http:/www.geo.uni-mainz.de/davo) are invited to contact
the organizers.

Prof. Anton Escher, Prof. Gunter Meyer
Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW)
Institute of Geography
University of Mainz
55099 Mainz
Germany
Tel: +49-6131-393446
Fax: +49-6131-394736
E-mail: DAVO(a)geo.uni-mainz.de

CALL FOR PAPERS- Identity and the State, ASN 5th Annual World Convention

Posted by: Dominique Arel <dominique_arel(a)brown.edu>
Posted: 17 Sep 1999

CFP- Identity and the State, ASN 5th Annual World Convention

Call for Papers

"Identity and the State: Nationalism and Sovereignty in a Changing World"

ASN 5th Annual World Convention
International Affairs Building
Columbia University, NY
Sponsored by the Harriman Institute
13-15 April 2000

The Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of
Nationalities (ASN) has become the most attended international scholarly
gathering dealing with issues of national identity, nationalism, ethnic
conflict and state-building in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet
Union, Central Asia, and adjacent areas. The Convention grew in 1999 to a
record 500+ attendees and 90 panels. More than 120 panel participants
travelled from overseas for the event, particularly, but not exclusively,
from Western and Eastern Europe. Panelists' disciplines included political
science, history, anthropology, sociology, geography, and sociolinguistics.

The central theme of the 2000 Convention will revolve around the questions
of nationalism, sovereignty and self-determination. Proposals can focus on
particular cases, theoretical questions, or cross-regional comparison (with
some of the papers grounded in cases outside of our core area). Due to
recent events, papers dealing with the Balkans and the Caucasus are
encouraged. Unlike most conventions, ASN accepts individual paper proposals,
although full panel proposals have a greater chance of being accepted
because of space constraints.

The ASN World Convention's yearly theme specifically refers to a core number
of panels. As in previous years, the Convention invites proposals on a wide
range of topics related to identity, nationalism, conflict and
state-building in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union,
Central Asia, and adjacent areas. Themes in 1999 included Dimensions of
Russian Foreign Policy, Social Networks and Corruption, Central Asian
Presidents, Jewish Identities, National Dimensions in Ukrainian History, The
Making of Macedonians, Language and Identity, Ethnic Violence, The Politics
of Memory in the Baltics, The Challenge of Kurdistan, Caspian Geopolitics,
Balkan Islam, and many more. The ASN web site (http://picce.uno.edu/asn)
contains a complete list of the 1999 panels.

Videos/Films. The 1999 Convention was enhanced by the highly successful
screening of short videos (10-15 minutes), accompanying presentations in
regular panels, as well as medium- and full-length videos or films, as
special screenings followed by discussion. For 2000, proposals partly or
entirely revolving around video, film, or audio-visual material are strongly
encouraged. As in last year, one of the convention rooms will be exclusively
devoted to the screening of video material while, depending on submissions,
a film screening room may also be used. All suggestions should be sent to
the Program Chair, Dominique Arel (address below).

Location. As in previous years the Convention will be hosted by the Harriman
Institute at Columbia University, New York (address below), and co-sponsored
by the Watson Institute, Brown University, Rhode Island.

Schedule. The convention will begin on Thursday, April 13th, at 1 PM, and
ends Saturday, April 15th in early evening. No panels will be held on
Sunday, and the dates do not coincide with the Jewish and Orthodox religious
holidays, which all take place later in the month.

Panel/Roundtable/Roundtable Proposals. There is no particular application
form to fill out. The vast majority of proposals were e-mailed to the
Program Chair last year, but proposals sent by fax or regular mail are also
accepted. For instructions on the proposals, see the "Application
Information" below. All proposals must be sent to the Program Chair,
Dominique Arel (address below).

Registration. Registration fees are $30 for ASN Members, $50 for Non-Members
($25 for East European Non-Members) and $15 for Students. All panel
participants have to register by March 17th, 2000. Pre-registration by panel
participants and attendees can be done electronically, by fax, or by regular
mail. For information, please contact Gordon Bardos (address below).

Funding. Participants are responsible for seeking their own funds to cover
all travel and accommodation costs. ASN is unable to assist participants
financially, including applicants from Central and Eastern Europe, the
former Soviet Union, and Central Asia.

Accommodation. ASN has a list of several recommended hotels, in various
price ranges. For further information, please contact the Convention
Director Gordon Bardos (address below).

Advertisements/Exhibitors. Several dozen publishers and companies had
exhibits and/or advertised in the convention program in 1999. Due to
considerations of space, advertisers and exhibitors are encouraged to place
their order early. For information, please contact the Convention Director
Gordon Bardos (address below).

Convention Papers. The convention papers will be available for sale at the
Convention for $1 apiece.

Web Site. Our web site provides continuously updated information on the ASN
World Convention: <http://picce.uno.edu/asn>.

Membership Subscription to ASN. A yearly membership to ASN is $55, and $25
for students. Members receive the journal Nationalities Papers (four times a
year), the periodical Analysis of Current Events (ACE, six times a year),
the newsletter ASNews (twice a year) and a registration discount at the ASN
Annual World Convention. Beginning in 1999, ASN Members will also have the
option of subscribing to Europe-Asia Studies at the cut-rate of $52 yearly.
Membership forms are available at the ASN head office, c/o Gordon Bardos
(see address below), or can be downloaded from our ASN web page.

We look forward to seeing you at the convention!

Dominique Arel, Program Chair
Gordon Bardos, Convention Director


Application Information

ASN is accepting proposals for panels, roundtables, or individual papers.
There is no particular form to fill out. Proposals can be emailed
(preferably), faxed or mailed to the Program Chair (address below).

Proposals for panels with presentations based on papers must include:
* a chair, no more than three paper-givers and a discussant
* the title of the panel and of the three papers
* the affiliation, postal address, telephone, fax, and email (very
  important) of all participants
* a one-paragraph cv of each participant

Proposals for roundtables must include:
* a chair and no more than four presentors
* the title of the roundtable
* the affiliation, postal address, telephone, fax, and email (very
  important) of all participants
* a one-paragraph cv of each participant

Proposals for individual papers must include:
* the title and a one- or two-paragraph abstract of the paper
* the affiliation, postal address, telephone, fax, and email (very
  important) of the applicant
* a one-paragraph cv of each participant

If audio-visual equipment is required, please indicate so in your application.

As before, applicants must abide by three golden rules:
* No participant may be listed more than once on a given panel
* No participant may present more than one paper at the convention
* No participant may appear more than twice in the convention program

The proposals must be sent to Dominique Arel (address below). Email
applications are encouraged.

Deadline for proposals: 9 December 1999

For information on panel and paper proposals:

Dominique Arel
ASN Convention Program Chair
Watson Institute
Brown University, Box 1831
130 Hope St.
Providence, RI 02912
401 863 9296 tel
401 863 2192 fax
darel(a)brown.edu

For information on exhibits and advertisements in the convention program:

Gordon Bardos
Convention Director
Harriman Institute
Columbia University
1216 IAB
420 W. 118th St.
New York, NY 10027
212.854.8487 tel
212.666.3481 fax
gnb12(a)columbia.edu

CFP- Caucasus: Ethnic Relations, Human Rights, Geopolitics, Tbilisi, Nov 11-12

Posted by: IACERHRG - Tbilisi <iacerhrg(a)iname.com>
Posted: 9 Sep 1999


CFP- Caucasus: Ethnic Relations, Human Rights, Geopolitics, Tbilisi, Nov 11-12

We inform you, that on the November 11-12, 1999, in Tbilisi will hold the
1st Annual Conference of the International Association "Caucasus: Ethnic
Relations, Human Rights, Geopolitics" (IACERHRG).

Main themes of the Conference are:

1) Activities of IACERHRG;
2) Human Rights and Ethnic Relations in the Caucasus;
3) History of the Human Rights movement in the Soviet Caucasus (1921-1991);
4) Problems of the Caucasian Geopolitics;
5) Caucasus: Human Rights and Education;
6) Political Prisoners and Refugees in the Caucasus;
7) Rights of Nations (the discussion round table).

Deadline for registration: October 1, 1999.

Registration fee:
for members of IACERHRG or Member Organizations of IACERHRG - 20 USD;
for non-members - 50 USD.

Deadline for abstracts: October 15, 1999.

The complete information of the Conference and information about the Bank
Account (for registration fees) is published on the Home Page of IACERHRG
(http://members.theglobe.com/levur/iacerhrg.html).

We invite you and hope for your coming in Tbilisi.

Dr. Levan Z. Urushadze
Co-Chairman of IACERHRG

G. Tsabadze Street 3-32
Tbilisi 380012
Republic of Georgia
Tel/Fax: (+995 32) 348651
Fax: (+995 32) 001153
E-mail: iacerhrg(a)iname.com

CFP- Rumi 2000: Whirling with the Cosmos, San Bernardino, October 2000

Posted by: Salaam Yousif <syousif(a)csusb.edu>
Posted: 8 Sep 1999

CFP- Rumi 2000: Whirling with the Cosmos, San Bernardino, October 2000

Note that papers are being accepted until April 1, 2000.
Please direct all queries to Dr. Lanny Fields.

Rumi 2000: Whirling with the Cosmos
October 26-28, 2000
California State University, San Bernardino
Keynote Speaker: Coleman Barks

Plan to join us for a conference celebrating the life and work of Rumi, the
13th century poet and scholar. The conference will also focus on Islamic
culture as the environment in which Rumi lived.

We encourage submission from all fields related to the study of Rumi and
his work (music, art, mysticism, education, letters, history, comparative
religion and religious studies, etc.). Sessions will be approximately 90
minutes long, including question/answer period moderated by a session chair.

Concurrent sessions: Papers on any subject relating to Rumi or Islamic
studies will be organized into concurrent sessions by the Conference
Program Committee. Abstracts are due by April 1, 2000.

Sponsored/Special Sessions: We will also accept submissions for a
particular strand organized by associations, institutions, or individuals
(specific planning for these sessions is the responsibility of the
organizers). The names of the organizer, the presenters, and the chair
should be submitted with the abstracts as a package by April 1, 2000.

Abstracts: Each abstract should be typed, double-spaced, not more than 300
words in length, and include the paper title, author's name and address,
and institution or affiliation. All audiovisual needs must be indicated on
the abstract. Papers are not to exceed 20 minutes reading time.

Call for papers being accepted until April 1, 2000

Send abstracts to:

Dr. Lanny Fields
Department of History
California State University, San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407
Phone: (909) 880-5586;
E-mail: Lfields(a)csusb.edu

For registration information, please contact the College of Extended
Learning at (909) 880-5977, or e-mail Joe Notarangelo at joenot(a)csusb.edu.

CALL FOR PAPERS- Mongolia Society Annual Meeting 2000, San Diego, 9-12 Mar.

Posted by: Susie Drost <monsoc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 1 Sep 1999


CALL FOR PAPERS- Mongolia Society Annual Meeting 2000, San Diego, 9-12 Mar.

2000 ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MONGOLIA SOCIETY

The 2000 Annual Meeting of the Mongolia Society will be held in conjunction
with the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) at the Town and Country Hotel,
San Diego, California, during March 9-12, 2000. Members will be informed
of the exact date as the plans are formalized.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Mongolia Society and IREX (International Research & Exchanges Board)
will sponsor a panel entitled MONGOLIA'S MILLENNIUM, after the 2000 Annual
Meeting in San Diego, California. We are therefore, placing a call for
panel participants. In order to participate, you must submit an abstract
for consideration no later than 9 December 1999. The abstract must contain
the title of the paper and be no more 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 panel chair:
Dr. Henry G. Schwarz
416-15th St.
Bellingham, WA 98225
E-mail address: schwarz(a)cc.wwu.edu

Or to:
The Mongolia Society Office
322 Goodbody Hall
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405-7550
E-mail address: monsoc(a)indiana.edu


The Cultural Foundations of Mongolian Pastoralism:
New Conceptions, New Problems, New Directions*

The Mongolia Society will also sponsor a formal panel* with the AAS in San
Diego during the March 9-12 2000**, Annual Meeting. This panel will explore
the ways in which a specific economic tradition, pastoralism, shaped
specific cultural institutions in Mongolia. It will consider, also, the way
in which cultural institutions (social, political, expressive) in turn
confirmed and extended the domination of that economic base; and how both
the base itself and its cultural elaboration face unprecedented challenges
in the new 'global economy.'

Panelists:
Ms. Mary Rossabi, Fieldston School, and Tserendash Namkhainyambuu, "A
     Contemporary Mongolian Herder"
Prof. Morris Rossabi, Columbia University, "The Modern Mongolian Herder
     Economy: The End of Nomadism?"
Prof. Christopher Atwood, Indiana University, "The Wool, Skin, and Live
     Animal Trade in Mongolia and Khulun Buir: Geopolitics, State-Building,
     and the Pastoral Economy, 1908-1936"
Dr. Robin Mearns, Socio-Economist, World Bank, "Horses for Courses: the
     Making and Remaking of Land Policy in Mongolia".
Discussant: Dr. Alicia J. Campi, U.S.-Mongolia Advisory Group
Chair: Prof. Esther Jacobson, University of Oregon.

*PLEASE NOTE: AAS registration fees MUST be paid in order to attend this
panel.

**The time and date of this panel will be announced later.

CONFERENCE- Second International Avesta Conference, Calgary, 24-26 Sept.

Posted by: Pallan Ichaporia <PIchaporia(a)aol.com>
Posted: 31 Aug 1999


CONFERENCE- Second International Avesta Conference, Calgary, 24-26 Sept.

THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL AVESTA CONFERENCE
AVSETALTA '99
Sponsored by: Zoroastrian Education & Research Society (ZERS)

Cosponsored by Federation of Zoroastrian Association of North
America (F.E.Z.A.N.A).
Hosted by: Zoroastrian Association of Alberta (ZAA}

September 24-26, 1999, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
At Ramada Hotel (Downtown) 706 -8th Ave SW, Calgary


PROGRAM

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1999,

Full day conference. (Breakfast on your own)
7:45 a.m. Registration Starts (Tea, Coffee & Orange Juice served)
8:30 am - 8:45 am - Benediction - Ervad Pervez Bajan
ZAA-President. Welcome Address - Mrs. Rashna Mehta
ZERS-Chairman. Address - Dr. Pallan Ichaporia
FEZANA-President. Address - Mr. Framroze Patel

8:45 am - 10:15 am - SESSION I
Session Chair: Dr. Rustom Kevala
Speaker: Prof. Werner Sundermann
Title: WHAT MANI OWED TO ZOROASTER
Speaker: Prof. William W. Malandra
Title: TEXTURE OF THE FABRIC: UNRAVELING THE YASHTS

10:15am - 10:30 am - Coffee Break

10:30 am - 12:00 pm - SESSION II
Session Chair: Ms. Bella Tata
Speaker: Mr. Keki Bhote
Title: THE SEMINAL CONTRIBUTION OF ZOROASTRIANISM TO UPANISHADS
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Richard Frye
Title: THE ACHEMENIDS AND ZOROASTRIAN FIRE ALTARS

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Lunch (Light Soup/Sandwich Buffet Provided)

1:00 pm - 2:35 pm - SESSION III
Session Chair: Mr. Behram Deboo
Speaker: Prof. Gernot Windfuhr
Title: YASNA 32.10b: 'TO SEE THE COW AND THE SUN WITH HIS EYES'"
Speaker: Prof. Martin Schwartz
Title: ASPECTS OF THE GATHAS

2:35 pm - 2:55 pm - Tea Break

2:55 pm - 4:55 pm - SESSION IV
Session Chair: Mr. Pilsum Master
Speaker: Prof. Jean Kellens
Title: TO BE ANNOUNCED
Speaker: Prof. Keigo Noda
Title: TWO AVESTAN WORDS - AVAO & KARSHTA
Speaker: Prof. Antonio Panaino
Title: THE SOULS OF WOMEN IN THE ZOROASTRIAN AFTER LIFE

4:55 pm - 5:00 pm - Closing Remarks- Mr. Pilsum Master

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1999:

Full day Conference. (Breakfast on your own)
8:00 am - Registration Starts (Tea, Coffee & Orange Juice Served)
8:30 am - 8:40 am - Benediction - Ervad Dr. Jehan Bagli
Welcome Address - Mrs. Pervin Irani

8:40 am - 10:10 am - SESSION V
Session Chair: Mr. Sam Vesuna
Speaker: Prof. Helmut Humbach
Title: ZARATHUSHTRA AND HAOMA
Speaker: Dr. Pallan Ichaporia
Title: THE GATHAS IN THE PAHLAVI TRADITION, EXEMPLIFIED BY YASNA 30

10:10 am - 10:30 am - Coffee Break

10:30 am - 12:00 pm - SESSION VI
Session Chair: Mr. Bobak Goshtasbi
Speaker: Prof. Carlo Giovanni Cereti
Title: PAHLAVI TRANSLATIONS OF AVESTAN TEXTS: THE CASE OF THE
AFRINAGAN-I-DAHMAN
Speaker: Dr. Arthur Ambartsumian
Title: TRANSMISSION OF AN AVESTAN EPIC INTO THE PARTHIAN AND
MIDDLE PERSIAN LITERATURE - "AYADGAR-I-ZARERAN"

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Lunch (Light Soup/Sandwich Buffet Provided)

1:00 pm - 2:35 pm - SESSION VII
Session Chair: Dr. Pallan Ichaporia
Speaker: Prof. Dr. James Russell
Title: DERZNI PAPYRUS IN IRAN
Speaker: Prof. Nicholas Sims-Williams
Title: THE AVESTA AND THE ZOROASTRIAN RELIGION IN SOGDIANA AND BACTRIA

2:35 pm - 2:55 pm - Tea Break

2:55 pm - 4:25 pm - SESSION VIII
Session Chair: Mrs. Pervin Mistry
Speaker: Prof. Jamsheed Choksy
Title: THE ZAND OF THE GATHAS: MISTRANSLATION OR EXEGESIS?
Speaker: Ervad Pervez Bajan
Title: THE CONCEPT OF 'DAENA' IN THE ZOROASTRIAN LITERATURE WITH SPECIAL
REFERENCE TO ZOROASTRIAN ESCHATOLOGY

4:25 pm - 4:30 pm - Closing Remarks- Mrs. Pervin Irani

BANQUET:

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Cocktail Hour (Cash Bar)
7:00 pm - 7:05 pm - Welcome Address - Mr. Peshwan Patel
7:05 pm - 7:15 pm - Introductions ( ZERS, ZAA-Conf Comm, FEZANA. ) - Mr.
Firdosh Mehta
Masters of Ceremony Ms. Feroza Master& Mr. Pervez Canteenwalla
7:15 pm - 7:25 pm Presentation on WZC 2000 CONGRESS
7:25 pm - 7:30 pm Benediction- Ervads Pervez Bajan, Dr. Jehan Bagli &
Mehbad Dastur
7:30 pm - 8:15 pm Dinner (Round Table - East Indian Buffet Service)
8:15 pm - 8:25 pm Persian Dance
8:25 pm - 9:00 pm Keynote Address - International Speaker -Mr. Marazban
J.A. Patrawala,Member, Minorities Commission, Govt.of India
9:00 pm - 9:10 pm Garba Dance by Calgary Gujerati Mandal
9:10 pm - 9:45 pm Keynote Address - National Speaker - MR. JIM EDWARDS,
President & CEO, Economic DevelopmentEdmonton
9:45 pm - 9:55 pm Garba Dance by Calgary Gujerati Mandal
9:55 pm - 10:00 pm Vote of Thanks - Mrs. Avan-Ellen Fast

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1999:

Half Day Panel Discussions (Breakfast on your own)
8:00 am Registration Starts (Tea, Coffee & Orange Juice Served)
8:15 am - 8:20 am Benediction - Ervad Mehbad Dastur
Welcome Address- Dr. Dinyar Amrolia

8:20 am - 10:10 am - SESSION IX - Four Panelists (25/30 minutes each)
Moderator: Firdosh Mehta
PANEL: Mrs. Khorshed Jungalwala TOPIC: DANGERS OF COMPLACENCY WITHIN A SMALL
WORLD COMMUNITY
Mr. Cyrus Mehta TOPIC: ZARATHUSHTI MARRIAGES AND IMMIGRATION
Dr. Jehan Bagli TOPIC: THE SPIRIT OF PRAYER
Dr. Dolly Dastoor TOPIC: SOCIAL STRUCTURES FOR THE ZARATHUSHTI POPULATION

10:10 am - 10:25 am - Coffee Break

10:25 am - 11:00 am - SESSION X - Two Panelists (15/20 min. each)

Moderator: Firdosh Mehta
YOUTH PANEL: Mr. Cyrus Fatakia and Ervad Mehbad Dastu TOPIC: YOUTH
PERSPECTIVE OF SCRIPTURES IN MODERN TIMES

11:00 am - 12:50 pm - SESSION XI - Four Panelists (25/30 min. each)

Moderator: Firdosh Mehta
PANEL: Mr. Rohinton Rivetna TOPIC: CONSECRATED ESTABLISHMENT IN NORTH AMERICA
Mr. Perviz Varjavand TOPIC: ZOROASTRIANISM IN THE FUTURE, NOT THE PAST
Dr. Ardeshir AnoushiravaniTOPIC: UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENT ZARTHUSHTI
TRADITIONS IN THE DIASPORA
Mr. Sarosh Manekshaw TOPIC: DO WE NEED A UNIFIED CALENDAR?

12:50 pm - 1:00 pm - VOTE OF THANKS AND ADJOURNMENT-

Dr. Pallan Ichaporia and Firdosh Mehta

CFP- Soyuz Symposium: Ethnographic Perspectives on Post-Communist Culture & Society

Posted by: Nancy Ries <nries(a)mail.colgate.edu>
Posted: 31 Aug 1999


CFP- Soyuz Symposium: Ethnographic Perspectives on Post-Communist Culture & Society

First Call for Papers:

Soyuz, The Research Network for Post-Communist Cultural Studies, and The
Harriman Institute of Columbia University invite abstracts for our annual
Symposium. Next Year's theme is:

Views from Within: Ethnographic Perspectives on Post-Communist Culture
and Society
February 11-12, 2000
Columbia University

By providing ground-level, close-up and long-term perspectives on local
communities, ethnographers have greatly expanded scholarly understanding of
social practices, cultural systems, rapid change, and the power of tradition
in post-communist states. This year's annual symposium in post-communist
cultural studies highlights the value of ethnographic field research as a
means of understanding experiences of post-communist life from within the
rich contexts of local cosmologies and interpretive frameworks.

Presentations may be from any discipline (anthropology, sociology, folklore,
political science, history, media studies, etc.) and may focus on any aspect
of social life - religion, politics, economics and exchange, kinship and the
family, gender, the arts - but must be based on extended field research, and
should explore the particular power of ethnography for post-communist
studies.Limited housing and travel subsidies for foreign presenters may be
provided. The publication of conference proceedings through the
Anthropology of East Europe Review will be encouraged.

Please send abstracts of 250 words or less, preferably by e-mail, to:

Bruce Grant
Swarthmore College			bgrant1(a)swarthmore.edu
Department of Anthropology
Swarthmore, PA 19081-1397 		Fax: 610-328-7754

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is November 1, 1999.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact:

Bruce Grant
Swarthmore College
bgrant1(a)swarthmore.edu

Nelson Hancock
Columbia Univ.
nch5(a)columbia.edu

Nancy Ries
Colgate University
nries(a)mail.colgate.edu

Cathy Wanner
Penn State U.
cew10(a)email.psu.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS- Caspian Book Series, Internatiol Institute for Caspian Studies, Tehran

Posted by: Abbas Maleki <maleki(a)islamcpo.com>
Posted: 31 Aug 1999


CALL FOR PAPERS- Caspian Book Series, International Institute for Caspian Studies, Tehran

The International Institute for Caspian Studies (IICS) is going to publish a
series of books in regard with the Caspian region. Each of the volumes,
consisting of 8 to 12 articles, will focus on one of the following themes:

1. Legal Regime of the Caspian Sea
2. Caspian Geopolitics and History
3. Energy Resources
4. Oil and Gas Pipelines
5. Living Resources
6. Transportation
7. Foreign Relations of the Littoral States
8. Domestic Conditions of the Littoral States (Politics and Government,
   Socio-economic Conditions, etc.)
9. The Role of Foreign Powers in the Region
10.Military and Security Issues
11.Caspian Environment: Problems, Solutions, Activities

The IICS will welcome scholarly contributions from all over the world.
Scientifically and analytically rich articles on different aspects of the
above themes will be published by the IICS in Farsi with English and Russian
abstracts. Selected articles will be published in English as well. Those
willing to contribute to these volumes may send the title and an abstract of
their article (preferably in English or Persian) to the IICS before
September 25, 1999.

E-mail: info(a)caspianstudies.com
Fax: +98 (21) 229 37 99
Address: International Institute for Caspian Studies
60 Yasser St., Shahid Bahonar Ave.
Tehran, Iran

We would appreciate it if those receiving this message would inform other
scholars possibly interested in contributing to this project.

Abbas Maleki
Director General
International Institute for Caspian Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS/CONFERENCE- Cultural Heritage of the Orient, Saint Petersburg, 23-25 Sept.

Posted by: Russian Archaeological Society <adm(a)km1213.spb.edu>
Posted: 26 Aug 1999


CONF./CFP- Cultural Heritage of the Orient, Saint Petersburg, 23-25 Sept.

The Oriental Department of the Russian Archaeological Society is preparing
an international conference on "The Cultural Heritage of the Orient:
Cultural Traditions and Continuity in the Development of Ancient Cultures
and Civilizations" to be held at the Institute of the History of Material
Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Saint Petersburg, Russia on
23-25 November 1999. The problems to be discussed may be of either a
general or a more particular nature.

Those interested in participating should send notice of their interest
and/or their paper abstract (3-4 pages in English, both on paper and
diskette) by 15 September 1999.

For further information, contact:

Prof. Vadim M. Masson, President
Oriental Department
Russian Archaeological Society
Institute of the History of Material Culture, RAS
Dvortsovaia nab., 18
191186 Sankt-Peterburg
Russian Federation
Fax:(812)311-62-71
E-mail: adm(a)km1213.spb.edu

CONFERENCE- Central Asia in a New Security Context, Stockholm, 2-3 Sept 1999

Posted by: Birgit Schlyter <Birgit.Schlyter(a)orient.su.se>
Posted: 24 Aug 1999


CONFERENCE- Central Asia in a New Security Context, Stockholm, 2-3 Sept 1999

The Swedish Institute of International Affairs
Stockholm, 2-3 September 1999

Central Asia is going through a reconfiguration process since the break-up
of the Soviet Union. The Central Asian countries are trying to diversify
and develop their external relations, and new patterns of co-operation
arise in the economic, political, and cultural fields with regional and
international major powers. In order to analyse these trends and
developments a two-day conference is organised in Stockholm. The purpose of
the conference is to discuss the relevance of such increased interaction
and new patterns of exchange for the development of trust and common values
within the security field. The stakes and interests of the Central Asian
countries will be discussed as well as those of major powers involved in
exchange with Central Asia.

The conference will take place 2-3 September 1999 at the Swedish Institute
of International Affairs, Stockholm and is organised by the Swedish
Institute of International Affairs and the Center for Pacific Asia Studies
at Stockholm University with participation of the Forum for Central Asian
Studies at Stockholm University and the Department of Peace and Conflict
Research at Uppsala University.

Please, register as soon as possible and no later than 20 August at The
Swedish Institute of International Affairs phone 234060, email info(a)ui.se
or fax 201049.


CENTRAL ASIA IN A NEW SECURITY CONTEXT

The Swedish Institute of International Affairs. Lilla Nygatan 23 (Old town)
Stockholm 2-3 September 1999.


Preliminary Programme

September 2

13.00-13.15 Opening remarks

13.15-14.15 Session I: The Notions of Security Complexes / Security
Communities Revisited

Barry Buzan, University of Westminster & Ole Waever, University
of Copenhagen
Kjell-Åke Nordquist, Uppsala University

14.15-15.15 Session II: Central Asia - A Region in the Making?

Martha Brill Olcott, Carnegie Endowment for International
Peace, Washington
Roy Allison, The Royal Institute of International Affairs
(RIIA), London

15.15-15.45 Coffee

15.45-17.15 Session III: Relations to the North (Russia)

"Russia", Lena Jonson, SIIA
"Russia", Aleksei Malashenko, Carnegie Moscow Centre
"Crossborder cooperation: Kazakhstan - Russia", Neil Melvin,
University of Leeds

17.15-17.30 Break

17.30-18.30 Session IV: Relations to the South (Iran)

"Iran", Seyed Kazem Sayyadpour, The Institute for Political and
International Studies, Tehran
"Iran", Edmund Herzig, University of Manchester

September 3

9.00-10.30 Session V: Relations to the East and South East (China, Japan)

"China", Guangcheng Xin, Institute of East European, Russian
and Central Asian Studies, Beijing
"Crossborder cooperation - Sinkiang and Kazakstan", Klara
Khafizova, Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies, Almaty
"Japan", Selcuk Esenbel

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-12.00 Session VI: Relations to the West (Turkey, USA and Western
Europe)

"USA" Sergei Gretsky, The Catholic University of America,
Washington
"USA" Stephen Blank, US Army War College, Carlisle

12.00-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.30 Session VI (cont.)
"US- Kazakhstani Partnership: Oil, Democracy and Army",
Doulatbek Khidirbekughuli, Kazakh-American University, Almaty
"Turkey", Gareth Winrow, University of Reading

14.30-14.45 Break

14.45-16.30 Concluding session - The prospects of new security relations in
Central Asia

Roy Allison, RIIA
Barry Buzan & Ole Waever

General discussion


Ass. Prof. Birgit N. Schlyter
Institute of Oriental Languages, Dept. of Central Asian Studies,
Kräftriket 4, S-106 91 Stockholm. Tel: +46-8-163119. Fax: +46-8-155464.
E-mail: Birgit.Schlyter(a)orient.su.se
http://www.orient.su.se/scas/scas.htm

SEMINAR- Silken Steppes: Textile Arts of Central Asia, Sydney, Aug. 29, 1999

Posted by: Leigh MacKay <leigh_mackay(a)aap.com.au>
Posted: 6 Aug 1999


SEMINAR- Silken Steppes: Textile Arts of Central Asia, Sydney, Aug. 29, 1999

At the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia, on Sunday, August 29, 1999.

This wide-ranging seminar on Central Asian embroideries, carpets and ikat
will interest textile scholars and collectors as well as enthusiasts of the
region's culture generally.

Several Central Asian textile exhibitions and events will run concurrently
with the seminar, which is organised by The Asian Arts Society of Australia
(TAASA) and The Oriental Rug Society of NSW (ORS). It is sponsored by
Lawsons, Auctioneers & Valuers.

Eight speakers from Australia and overseas will examine the textiles and
decorative costume of the Turkmen, Uzbek and neighbouring peoples in their
social, economic and cultural contexts.

Speakers George O'Bannon (oriental rug expert and author from the US) and
Sheila Paine (embroidery expert and historian from the UK) will also
participate in related textile events.

Two exhibitions concurrent with the seminar will display the richness of
Central Asian culture: "Beyond the Silk Road: arts of Central Asia" and
"Silken Steppes."


PROGRAM

Sunday, August 29, 1999
SILKEN STEPPES: Textile Arts of Central Asia
Coles Theatre, Level 3, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

The Silk Roads: a historical overview - David Christian, Macquarie University
The Peoples of Central Asia - Leigh Mackay, ORS
Uzbek Rugs - George O'Bannon, USA
Embroideries of Oasis and Steppe - Sheila Paine, UK
Goldwork Embroidery - Anne Baker, TAASA
Classic Turkmen Weaving - Cito Cessna, Parkham Place Gallery
Paranjas: a case study - Dee Court, TAASA
Ikats - Christina Sumner, Powerhouse Museum

Friday, August 27, 1999
Opening, "Silken Steppes: exhibition of Central Asian costume & textiles
from private collections" at Nomadic Rug Traders.

From Saturday, August 28, 1999, to July 2000
"Beyond the Silk Road: arts of Central Asia": Exhibition of decorative art
reflecting relationships between nomadic and urban cultures of Central Asia,
in the Asian gallery of the Powerhouse Museum.

For registration form and full details, contact:

Judith Rutherford
189 Deepwater Road
Castle Cove NSW 2069
AUSTRALIA
Phone/Fax: (612) 9417 2585

General inquiries - Cito Cessna
E-mail: rcessna(a)ozemail.com.au
Phone: (612) 9319 4300

CONF./CFP- Int'l Symposium on Armenian Spirituality, 25 June-1 July 2001

Posted by: T Hratch <hratcht(a)aol.com>
Posted: 6 Aug 1999


CONF./CFP- Int'l Symposium on Armenian Spirituality, 25 June-1 July 2001

International Symposium on Armenian Spirituality
25 June - 1 July, 2001

On the occasion of the 17th Centenary of the Proclamation of Christianity in
Armenia, the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia, with the collaboration of
the University of Geneva and the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey,
Switzerland, will organize an International Symposium on Armenian
Spirituality.

The theme of the Symposium will be Armenian Spirituality in different
contexts and perspectives: exegetical and homiletic literature, liturgy,
music, art and religious poetry.

Date and venue will be 25 June - 1 July, 2001 at the Ecumenical Institute,
Chateau de Bossey, 1298 Caligny, Switzerland.

All those who wish to take part in this International Symposium as a
lecturer or participant are kindly asked to contact:

Very Rev. Nareg Alemezian
The Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias, Lebanon
Tel.: +961.4 410001/3
Fax: +961.4 410002
Cellular: +961.3 964218
E-Mail: nareg(a)inco.com.lb

* Transport, food and lodging subsidies will be provided to participants
reading papers.

* The proceedings of the conference will be published.

* Those wishing to present a paper should send a tentative title by October
1, 1999, to Father Alemezian.

More detailed information will follow in the near future.

Committee
17th Centenary of the Proclamation of Christianity in Armenia

CONFERENCE- Millenniums Forum for NGOs, Almaty, July 21-23

Posted by: Ermentai Sultanmurat <esultanmurat(a)almatytelecom.kz>
Posted: 26 Jun 1999


CONFERENCE- Millenniums Forum for NGOs, Almaty, July 21-23

We invite You to the "Millenniums" Forum among NGOs, which will be held in
Central Asia on July 21 to 23, in one of the beautiful cities of the world -
Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Details in our website:

http://millenniums.freeservers.com

http://boozers.fortunecity.com/caledonian/90/

Ermentai SULTANMURAT
NGOs "Millennium" Forum Coordinator
Under the UN for Central Asia

esultanmurat(a)almatytelecom.kz

CONFERENCE- Islam and Politics in Russia and Central Asia, Tokyo, Oct. 13-14

Posted by: Komatsu Hisao <komatsu(a)l.u-tokyo.ac.jp>
Posted: 2 Aug 1999


CONFERENCE- Islam and Politics in Russia and Central Asia, Tokyo, Oct. 13-14

ISLAM AND POLITICS IN RUSSIA AND CENTRAL ASIA
Early 17th - Late 20th Centuries
Maison franco-japonaise, October 13-14, 1999

Unit 1 of The Islamic Area Studies Program is organizing an international
conference on the theme "Islam and Politics in Russia and Central Asia
(Early 17th - Late 20th Centuries)" on October 13-14, 1999, in the Maison
franco-japonaise of Tokyo. A summary of the program is appended. For more
information, please contact any of the addresses below:

KOMATSU Hisao <komatsu(a)l.u-tokyo.ac.jp>

Stephane A. DUDOIGNON <dudoignon(a)aol.com>

Islamic Area Studies Program
The University of Tokyo, Bungakubu Annexe
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033
Tel: (81) 03 58 41 26 87
Fax: (81) 03 58 41 26 86


Program

Islam and Politics in Russia and Central Asia
(Early 17th - Late 20th Centuries)
Tokyo, Maison franco-japonaise, October 13-14, 1999

With the Support of the Japan Foundation and the Embassy of France in Japan


First day: October 13, 1998

Panel I - Community Building in the Russian dar al-harb.

09.00 - Allen FRANK (Language Research Center, Maryland): Inner Asian
Muslims and Corporate Affiliation: Religious Adaptation to Russian
Rule, 1600-1900

10.00 - Christian NOACK (Universitat Koln): Russian Politics and Its Impact
on the Formation of a Muslim Identity in the Volga-Urals

11.00 - Ramil KHAYRUTDINOV (Tatarstan Respublikase Fannar Akademijase,
Kazan): The Tatar Municipality of Kazan (1781-1855), and the System
of National Self-Administration in Autocratic Russia

12.00 - Stephane A. DUDOIGNON (IASP, Tokyo / EHESS, Paris): Status,
Strategy, and Discourse of the Muslim "Clergy" under a Christian
Law: Polemics on the Collection of the zakat in Late Imperial Russia

Panel II - Towards a Restoration of the Dar al-Islam? State Building in 20th
Century Muslim Central Asia.

14.00 - UYAMA Tomohiko (Hokkaido Daigaku, Sapporo): Two Attempts at Building
a Qazaq State: The Revolt of 1916 and the Alash Movement

15.00 - Saidakbar A'ZAMXOJAEV (Dunya Iqtisodi va diplomatya Universiteti,
Tashkent): Shura-yi ulama: Foundation and Socio-Political Activity

16.00 - SHINMEN Yasushi (Tokyo Gaikokugo Daigaku, Tokyo): Eastern Turkestan
Republic (1933-1934) in Historical Perspective


Second day: October 14, 1998

Panel III -The Role of the Religious ('ulama) and the Literati (udaba).

10.00 - KOMATSU Hisao (Tokyo Daigaku-IASP, Tokyo): Reconsideration of the
Andijan Uprising in 1898

11.00 - Naim KARIMOV (O'zbekiston Respublikasining Fanlar Akademiyasi,
Tashkent): Islam and Politics in the Uzbek Literature of the 20th
Century

12.00 - Thierry ZARCONE (Centre national de la recherche scientifique,
Paris): The Sufi Networks in Southern Xinjang during the Republican
Regime (1911-1949)

Panel IV - Islam and Political Mobilization, from Tajikistan to the Suburbs
of Moscow

14.00 - Parviz MULLOJONOV (Tajik Center for Citizenship Education): The Role
of the Muslim Clergy in Tajikistan, since the Collapse of the Soviet
Union

15.00 - Irina KOSTYUKOVA (Institut vostokovedenija, Moscow): Islam in
Qyrghyzstan: its Distinctive Roles and Signification for the
Individuals, the Society and the State. A Surmountable Precipice?

16.00 - Rafyq MOHAMMATSHIN (Tatarstan Respublikase Fannar Akademijase,
Kazan): Official and Non-Official Islam in Tatarstan, in the 1990s

17.00 - Alexei MALASHENKO (Carnegie Endowment / Institut vostokovedenija,
Moscow): The Muslim Community of the Russian Society: Politics and
Ideology


18.00 - General Discussion and Conclusion, chair: Hisao KOMATSU (Tokyo
Daigaku, General Secretary of the Islamic Area Studies Project)

CONFERENCE- Central Asia: The Year 2000 & Beyond, St Antony's-Oxford, 1-2 July

Posted by: Paul Bergne <100756.1666(a)compuserve.com>
Posted: 23 Jun 1999


CONFERENCE- Central Asia: The Year 2000 & Beyond, St Antony's-Oxford, 1-2 July

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CENTRAL ASIA: "THE YEAR 2000 AND BEYOND"

ST. ANTONY'S COLLEGE, OXFORD. 1 AND 2 JULY 1999

PROGRAMME

30 JUNE Evening: arrival of participants.


1 JULY

0830-0900 Registration, coffee

0900-0915 Welcoming address and opening remarks

0915-0945 Key-note address: Dr Rajiv Kumar, the Asian Development Bank
"Central Asia in Transition - Lessons from the East"

SESSION 1. "Central Asia: Economic Development and the Challenges of
Globalisation."
Chairman: Prof Michael Kaser, Emeritus Professor, St Antony's College, Oxford

0945-1045 Dr Stanislav Zhukov, IMEMO, Moscow. "Paths of Economic
Transition: realistic assessment and prospects." Discussion

1045-1145 Dr Iskander Trushin, IMESR, Tashkent. "Problems of Adaptation to
new world economic conditions." Discussion

1145-1200 Coffee Break

1200-1300 Dr Oxana Reznikova, IMEMO, Moscow. "Economic Relations with the
Asia Pacific Region: Opportunities and Challenges for C. Asia."
Discussion

1300-1315 Chairman's summary

1315-1400 Buffet lunch

SESSION 2. The political Situation and Threats to the Stability of the
Region
Chair: Dr Roy Allison, RIIA

1415-1435 Dr Neil Melvin, Leeds University. "Central Asia: New Forms of
Authoritarianism. Discussion

1435-1500 Annette Bohr, Cambridge University. "The Central Asian Republics
as Nationalising Regimes

1500-1600 Discussion

1600-1630 Coffee break


1630-1730 Dr Shirin Akiner, SOAS. Summing-up: "Prospects for Future
Stability in Central Asia." Discussion.

1830 Reception followed by dinner

2 JULY

SESSION 3. Social Issues.
Chair: Paul Bergne, St Antony's College

0900-1000 Dr Bhavna Dave, SOAS : "The implications of clan loyalties for
social and political stability." Discussion

1000-1100 Dr Deniz Kandiyoti, SOAS. Rural Poverty in Uzbekistan. Discussion

1100-1130 Coffee Break.

1130-1230 Dr Sarah O'Hara , Nottingham University and Dr Tim Hannan, Leeds
University: "Problems and implications of Water management in
Central Asia." Discussion

1230-1330 Lunch


SESSION 4. "Implementing a Market Economy for Central Asia: Implications
from E. Asian Countries.
Chairman: Professor Ku-Hyun Jung, Yonsei University, Korea

1330-1400 Prof: Kap-Young Jeong, Yonsei University, Korea. "Globalisation
and Corporate Governance in Korea: Lessons for Central Asia."
Discussion

1400-1440 Prof Takashi Shirasu, Programme Director SPF and Professor of
Economics, Tokyo International University, Japan. "ASEAN Free
Trade Area and implications for Regional Cooperation in Central
Asia." Discussion

1440-1520 Prof: Mitsuru Mizuno, Nihon University, Japan. "Globalisation of
Finance: Lessons for Central Asia from East Asian Experience

1520-1540 Tea

1540-1700 Round Table Discussion.
Chairman: Prof: Philip Hanson, University of Birmingham

Panelists:
Dr Aigul Kosherbaeva, Kazakh State University
Dr Yelena Kalyuzhnova, University of Reading
Dr Leila Khakimova, Turkmen State University
Dr Eskander Trushin, IMESR, Tashkent

1700-1730 Closing remarks: Prof Michael Kaser
1220-1230 Chairman's summary

1230-1330 Lunch

SESSION 4. "Implementing a Market Economy for Central Asia: Implications
from East Asian countries."
Chairman: Dr Rajiv Kumar, Asian Development Bank

1330-1400 Prof. Ku Hyon Jung, Korea: "Globalisation and Corporate
Govenance: lessons for Central Asia." Discussion

1400-1440 Prof Takashi Shirasu, Japan (or Dr Lau Sim Yee, Japan): "ASEAN
Free Trade Area and implications for Regional Cooperation in
Central Asia." Discussion

1440-1520 Prof. Osamu Nariai, Japan: "Globalisation of Finance: Lessons
for Central Asia from East Asian Exprerience." Discussion

1520-1540 Tea

1540-1700 Round Table Discussion.
Chairman: Prof. Philip Hanson, University of Birmingham

1700-1730 Closing remarks: Prof Michael Kaser

CONFERENCE- First International Conference on Science and Shamanism 2000/2001

Posted by: Shamanic Dimensions <staff(a)shamanicdimensions.com>
Posted: 29 Jul 1999


CONFERENCE- First International Conference on Science and Shamanism 2000/2001

The purpose of this conference is to launch a forum for the development of a
scientific framework for the study and research of shamanism and the
processes underlying its phenomenon, such as shamanic states of
consciousness, healing, and journeys. It intends to focus on the
understanding of some of the techniques employed by the shamans in their
practices, particularly in MONGOLIA and SIBERIA, both in terms of western
empiricism and traditional cosmologies. The exchange is open to behavioral,
social, physical, and biological scientists who can shed empirical light on
the phenomenon of shamanism.

Preliminary proposals and abstracts can be submitted either by electronic or
regular mail. Final acceptance is contingent upon review of the actual
paper by the conference committee. The final versions of all accepted
papers and accompanying illustrations will be published in the Conference
Proceedings, and should be submitted by regular post. The abstracts of
accepted papers will be published in a booklet for use at the conference.
The conference is planned for March 2001, in the Palm Springs/Palm Desert
area of the Southern California desert, which offers exceptional sightseeing
attractions, as well as world-class conference, resort, and hotel
facilities. It is about a 2.5 hour drive from Los Angeles (UCLA, USC), a 2
hour drive from Pasadena (CalTech), a 2 hour drive from San Diego, where
three major universities are located, and a 1 hour drive from Riverside (UC
Riverside).

For regular updates on the conference, please check our webpage:

http://www.shamanicdimensions.com/confer1.html

For information and proposals, contact:

Prof. Michael Ripinsky-Naxon
PMB 504
44489 Town Center Way, Suite D
Palm Desert, CA 92260-2723
U.S.A.
Fax: (760) 773-5168
conference(a)shamanicdimensions.com
http://www.shamanicdimensions.com

CALL FOR PAPERS- Journal of Imperial and Post-Colonial Historical Studies

Posted by: JIPCHS <jipchs(a)pilot.msu.edu>
Posted: 27 Jun 1999


CALL FOR PAPERS- Journal of Imperial and Post-Colonial Historical Studies

History, the study of the human past, stands at the nexus of the humanities
and social sciences. Its scholars must address the quintessentially human
forms of expression found in the arts and how their practitioners have
approached them. At the same time, however, because historians study people
in groups, they cannot ignore developments in the social sciences.
Additionally, increasing interest in environmental history requires that
those scholars who seek to explore the changing relationships between human
societies and their surrounding physical environs must be familiar with the
methodological practices of the natural sciences as well.

The editors of the _Journal of Imperial and Post-Colonial Historical
Studies_ (JIPCHS) seek to combine traditional historical approaches with
more contemporary methods used by scholars from a wide array of disciplines.
We have chosen the themes of imperial and post-colonial studies because they
lend themselves readily to a broad range of perspectives and approaches,
and, significantly, because they are applicable to every region where a
human society has developed at some point in time. They encourage
discussions of state formation and diplomacy, yet do not preclude issues of
race, gender, or class.

JIPCHS is a new semi-annual journal for recent Ph.D.'s and graduate students
to expand the limits of colonial and post-colonial studies by incorporating
interdisciplinary methods into their works. Comparative approaches are
especially encouraged. JIPCHS welcomes a wide range of academic inquiry from
scholars around the world. Contributors address issues of statecraft, social
change, cultural interaction, and economic relations within the historical
context of imperialism and colonialism in any region of the world and in any
time period, from antiquity to the present. Topics for consideration
include, but are not limited to: colonization and decolonization,
domination and resistence, film/cinema, foreign policy, information media
(print and/or electronic), intellectual movements/history, literature,
medicine/medical history, methodologies, migration, missionaries and/or
religious change, servitude, state formation and expansion, women and
states/law.

Manuscripts should be based on primary sources or a wide range of relevant
literature; approximately 6,000 words (25 pages) exclusive of endnotes;
typed, double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12-point font, with one inch
margins. Footnotes should conform to the 14th edition of _The Chicago
Manual of Style_ (especially Chapter 15), and should be references to cited
material only, not textual or bibliographic commentaries. Manuscripts that
have been published elsewhere or that are under consideration for
publication elsewhere will not be considered.

In an effort to include the works of scholars whose native language is not
English, or who are multilingual, JIPCHS will accept manuscripts submitted
in any language. The author, however, must provide a copy of an English
translation. JIPCHS will publish the English language text in the journal
and post the original language text on its web site. Foreign language
manuscripts must meet the same criteria stated for articles submitted to
JIPCHS.

JIPCHS is a fully-refereed publication that uses a double-blind (i.e.,
anonymous) process to evaluate manuscript submissions. Evaluations,
accordingly, will require three to five months, although in some exceptional
cases they may take longer. Copies of manuscripts will be returned only to
those authors who provide self-addressed, stamped envelopes. If a manuscript
is accepted for publication it will be edited for organization, clarity, and
consistency. Copy-edited versions will be sent to the authors for approval
before the finished article goes to press. Additional information is
available on the JIPCHS web site (http://www.h-net.msu.edu/JIPCHS).

Send three (3) copies of the manuscript and all correspondence to:

Journal of Imperial and Post-Colonial Historical Studies
c/o Department of History
301 Morrill Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1036
jipchs(a)pilot.msu.edu

CFP- European Conference on Central Asian Studies, Vienna, 25-30 Sept

Posted by: Gabriele Rasuly-Paleczek <gabriele.rasuly(a)univie.ac.at>
Posted: 26 Jun 1999


CFP- European Conference on Central Asian Studies, Vienna, 25-30 Sept

ESCAS VII

7th European Conference on Central Asian Studies
Vienna, 25-30 September 2000
First Circular
(June 1999)

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I am very pleased to invite you to the 7th European Conference on Central
Asian Studies which will be held at Vienna University, Institute for Social
and Cultural Anthropology, from 25th to 30th September 2000.

The general topic of the conference will be "Central Asia: Past, Present
and Future". Following ESCAS traditions this rather broad conference focus
was chosen to make the conference attractive for scholars from various
field and to give new impetus to interdisciplinary research on Central
Asian studies.

The conference topic itself will be targeted by five panels. Depending on
the response to this circular, the panels will be arranged either running
as parallel sessions or on successive days. In case of an intensive
response to a specific panel, this panel may even run over more than one
day. The number of papers in each session will vary from 4 to 6 papers. For
each session there will be a discussant. Each speaker will have about 20 to
25 minutes for presenting his paper plus another 10 minutes for
discussions. Presentations of papers should be in English (the Institute
cannot pay for simultaneous translations!) (For details see attached paper)

We will do our best to raise funds for the conference. Since we want to
support first of all colleagues from soft currency countries (in case we
are successful in fund raising) we ask those from other countries to be
prepared to secure funds from their own institutions. Details of
registration, accommodation, conference programme and social activities
will be given in the second circular.

Please respond not later than September 30th 1999 by sending an English
abstract, short c.v. and full address (including fax, phone and email) to
the address mentioned on the attached paper.

Hoping to hear from you.

Yours sincerely,

Gabriele Rasuly-Paleczek


CALL FOR PAPERS:

Central Asia: Past, Present and Future:
ESCAS VII: Vienna, 25 th to 30 th September 2000

General Conference Topic: Central Asia: Past, Present and Future:

The next ESCAS conference (ESCAS VII) will take place during the last week
of September 2000 in Vienna, Austria. The general aim of the conference is
to make an assessment of the Central Asian civilizations and their impact
on neighbouring regions. In a series of panels that should cover a wide
range of papers from various disciplines such as archeology, history,
anthropology, sociology, linguistics, arts, political sciences etc. the
manifold Central Asian civilizations should be portrayed in their
historical dimension as well as in their current forms and future
perspectives.

There will be five panels at the conference. Part of the topics in the
various panels might overlap thematically and could be rearranged in the
final programme. The conference language will be English (preferably).


Panel I: Nomadism, tribe and state relations in Central Asia:

This panel could be divided into two sub-panels: one on nomadism and
another on tribe and state relations:

In the panel on nomadism in Central Asia more economic and cultural
questions could be focuses at. This sub-panel could thus deal with the
newest research results on the development of nomadism in Central Asia in a
historical perspective (e.g. archeological findings) as well as with new
trends, e.g. revival of pastoral nomadism in Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan and
Mongolia. Another topic that could be touched could be the perception of
nomadism as a backward form of socio-economic structures and related
policies, e.g. during the Soviet period.

In the sub-panel tribe and state relations the latter could be treated
during the various stages of Central Asian history. Thereby, the various
forms of tribal and stately organization per se, the modes of political
decision making processes, the modes of leadership selection, the forms of
legitimization of political power and the problem of state formation in
tribal societies as well as the question of nomadism, tribalism and state
formation could be dealt with. Next to that the various survivals of
tribalism, patron-client-relationships in the current political structure
of Central Asia could be analyzed at a local, regional etc. scale.


Panel Two: Popular Cultures in Central Asia:

Among others the importance of narrative traditions (e.g. epics) could be
studied here. Furthermore, riddles, games etc. and their historical
evidences etc. could be dealt with, as well as their current
transformations, e.g. representation in the media (TV, written forms,
videos, national festivals, e.g. Birthday of Timur Leng in Uzbekistan,
Manas festival). Here the political impact of this process of appropriating
folk or popular culture by the state could be analyzed as well as popular
culture's importance for the creation of new identities of the peoples of
Central Asia after the breakdown of the Soviet Union and the communist
regime in Mongolia.


Panel Three: Multiculturalism in Central Asia:

In this panel the emphasis lies on the analysis of the multicultural
traditions of Central Asia, e.g. in terms of bilingualism, mixed population
in the oasis and their cultural exchange etc. Here also the language
contact e.g. Turko-Mongolian and Persian etc. could be dealt with.


Panel Four: Religion, society and politics in Central Asia:

In this panel the topic religion should not be viewed as solely referring
to orthodox beliefs and practices as e.g. relevant among the Ulema in
Muslim societies or the Lamas in Buddhism. Rather the huge variety of
beliefs and practices, ranging from folk religion, to syncretistic and
orthodox beliefs should be dealt with. Furthermore, the impact of various
earlier beliefs (e.g. Shamanism, Zoroastrianism etc.) on later established
religious beliefs (e.g. Islam in the western part of Central Asia or
Buddhism in Mongolia) should be focused at. Thus the wide spectrum of
"Great Traditions" (e.g. Islam, Buddhism), "Little Tradition" (Folk Islam,
Folk Buddhism) and the various forms of syncretism could be a topic of the
panel. Likewise, the influence of the various forms of religion on society
and politics as well as on the creation of world views should be dealt with
in this panel.


Panel Five: Central Asia and the Outside World: New Perspectives

Following an old establish ESCAS tradition recent socio- economic and
political developments in Central Asia will be the topic of a separate
panel. Next to current political issues, such as e.g. the impact of the
Taleban regime on Central Asian politics (regional and global),
globalization and its effects on Central Asia, economic prospects of
Central Asia in the 21st century, human rights and democracy in Central
Asia could be possible topics of sessions in this panel. To give this panel
a more concise structure it could be divided into the following three
sub-panels: economy, politics, human rights and democracy.


Information for contributors:

Further details on the definite schedule of the conference, the conference
programme, accommodation and conference fees will be forwarded at a later
stage. For inquiries about the conference please contact the conference's
convener, Gabriele Rasuly-Paleczek (cf. address below)

Those who would like to give a paper are kindly requested to indicate the
panel they would like to present their paper. In addition, please send an
abstract of your paper, plus a short c.v. and full mailing address
(including fax, phone and email) not later than September 30, 1999 to the
conference organizer (cf. address below).

Asst. Prof. Mag. Dr. Gabriele Rasuly-Paleczek
Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology (Ethnology)
University of Vienna
A-1010 Vienna, Universitätsstr.7/IV
Austria
phone (office): 0043/1/ 4277-485-06
fax: + 43/1/ 4277-9485
e-mail: gabriele.rasuly(a)univie.ac.at
phone (private): 0043/1/ 31 55 820

CONFERENCE- The Second International Avesta Conference, Calgary, Sept. 1999

Posted by: Pallan R Ichaporia <pichaporia(a)aol.com>
Posted: 9 Jun 1999


CONFERENCE- The Second International Avesta Conference, Calgary, Sept. 1999

The Second International Avesta Conference AVESTALTA '99
Sponsored by: Zoroastrian Education and Research Society (ZERS)
Cosponsored by Federation of Zoroastrian Association of North
America (F.E.Z.A.N.A).
Hosted by: Zoroastrian Association of Alberta (ZAA}

September 24-26, 1999, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
At Ramada Hotel (Downtown) 706 -8th Ave SW, Calgary

This unique conference is arranged to follow up on the tremendous success
of the First International Avesta Conference.  The aim is to promote
knowledge and understanding of all aspects of Zoroastrianism from the
Gathas, Younger Avesta, Pahlavi, Parsi/Persian/Zoroastrian Literature,
Rituals and Traditions as they have evolved in the last three thousand
years.  This Conference is designed for scholars, academicians, students
and members of the Zoroastrian Community and all those who are interested
in understanding the Zoroastrian religion. World renowned scholars are
invited and will participate and share their research. Please come and join
us in this exceptional endeavor. The lectures are tailored to the general
public and youth, and  will make them aware of the recent advances. The
conference will be of great help in increasing the understanding of the
religion of Zarathushtra. The lectures from the scholars will not be
technical.

The following World Renowned Scholars will be presenting papers:

India:
Ervad Pervez Bajan

Israel:
Prof. Dr. Shaul Shaked

Japan:
Prof. Dr. Keigo Noda

Russia:
Dr. Arthur Ambartsumian

USA:
Prof. Dr. Jamsheed Choksy
Prof. Dr. Richard Frye
Dr. Pallan R. Ichaporia
Prof. Dr. William Malandra
Prof. James Russell
Prof. Dr. Martin Schwartz
Prof. Dr. Gernot Windfuhr
Mr. Keki Bhote

United Kingdom
Prof. Dr. Nicholas Sims-Williams

Germany:
Prof. Dr. Helmut Humbach
Prof. Dr. Werner Sundermann

Italy
Prof. Dr. Antonio Panaino
Prof. Dr. Carlo Cereti
Prof. Dr. Marion Vitaloni

PANEL FOR DISCUSSION ON COMMUNITY ISSUES

Following Community Leaders will be presenting papers on various subjects
like spirituality, integration and assimilation, consecrated
establishments, health and healing among other subjects.

Ervad Dr. Jean Bagli
Dr. Dolly Dastoor
Dr. Kaikhosrow Harvesf
Mr. Rohinton Rivetana
Dr. Ardeshir Anoushiravani
Mr. Cyrus Mehta
Mr Pilsum Master

Keynote speaker at the banquet will be from India:

Mr. Merzban J.A. Patrawala
Member (with status of a Minister)
National Commission for Minorities, Govt of India

For full details please ask for the brochure from:
ZERS - 253 S 4TH ST, WOMELSDORF, PA 19567

FOR MORE INFORMATION PL CONTACT:

ZERS BOARD MEMBERS and ZAA CONFERENCECOMM.CHAIRMAN

Dr. Pallan R. Ichaporia-Chairman
Mrs. Khorshed Jungalwala- Director
Mr. Sarosh Manekshaw-Director
      and
ZAA CONF.COMM.CHAIRMAN and Member of FEZANA Research Comm.
Mr. Firdosh Mehta Fmehta(a)rng.com

CONFERENCE- Conference for Mountainous Regions, Dushanbe, Sept. 1999

Posted by: Pamela Husain <pamela(a)taj.freenet.kiev.ua>
Posted: 9 Jun 1999


CONFERENCE- Conference for Mountainous Regions, Dushanbe, Sept. 1999

On 28-30 September 1999 the International Conference for Mountainous
Regions will be conducted in Tajikistan.  The UNDP is among the
organizers of the Conference.  The conference will address the following
topics:

1. Social and economic issues of sustainable development of mountainous
   territories of Central Asia
2. Resources management of mountainous territories: peculiarities and
   problems
3. Engineering and technical policy
4. Education
5. Medical and biological aspects of mountainous territories

Those interested in more information and possible participation in the
conference may contact:

Ms. Pamela Hussain
United Nations Development Programme
Dushanbe
ul. Aini, 39
734024 Dushanbe
Republic of Tajikistan

Tel.: +992 (372) 21-06-94
Fax: +992 (372) 51-00-21
E-mail: pamela(a)taj.freenet.kiev.ua

WORKSHOP- Anthropology in Post-Socialist Societies, London, 14 June

Posted by: Ruth Mandel <ucsarem(a)ucl.ac.uk>
Posted: 8 Jun 1999


WORKSHOP- Anthropology in Post-Socialist Societies, London, 14 June

The Third Annual Workshop of Anthropology of Post-Socialist Societies will
be holding a one day workshop on June 14th.

Place:
Department of Anthropology, University College London, Gower Street,
London, UK

When:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Department of Anthropology, University College London
and
Center for Post-Communist Societies and Developing Democracy
present a one-day workshop on

ANTHROPOLOGY IN POST-SOCIALIST SOCIETIES:
MONDAY JUNE 14 1999

10:00 Tea and coffee

10:15 Introduction

Presentations will be thirty minutes, followed by fifteen minutes discussion

10:30 Farideh Heyat, SOAS
Women and the Culture of Entrepreneurship in Soviet
and Post-Soviet Azerbaijan

11:15 Ros Shreeves, Wolverhampton
Broadening the concept of privatisation: gender and
rural development in Kazakhstan

12:00 Ger Duzjings, SSEES
Making Egyptians in Kosovo and Macedonia

12:45 Summing up discussion of morning papers

1:00 LUNCH

2:00 Adam Drazin, UCL
Caring in Romania: The diversity of meanings
and practices

2:45 Deema Kaneff, Cambridge
Local Market Activity and Morality in Post-Socialist
Bulgaria

3:30 Victor Buchli, Cambridge and UCL
Building Kazakhstan

4:15 Summing up, and discussion of future projects, collaboration, etc.

5:00 Finish

Workshop will be held at:
Daryll Ford Laboratory
Department of Anthropology
Malet Place at Torrington Place
University College London
London, UK
44- (0)-171-380-2455

For more information: contact Ruth Mandel:
em: r.mandel(a)ucl.ac.uk
tel.: 44- (0) 171-380-7036


Dr Ruth Mandel
Department of Anthropology
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT
UK
tel: +44-(0)171-380-7036
fax: +44-(0)171-380-7728
<r.mandel(a)ucl.ac.uk>

CALL FOR PAPERS- Journal for Central Asian Management and Policy Studies (Almaty)

Posted by: Dennis McConnell <Mac(a)Maine.edu>
Posted: 8 Jun 1999


CALL FOR PAPERS- Journal for Central Asian Management and Policy Studies (Almaty)

[With thanks to Dr. Marvin Nowicki, Director of Research at KIMEP, I am
forwarding the Call for Papers for the new KIMEP journal. Although the
particulars noted below can also be found at the two websites identified
in the announcements, the details may be useful to list members who do
not have web access at the moment. New list members may want to visit
the KIMEP homepage (http://www.kimep.kz/).  --Dennis McConnell]


1. The journal is staffed/managed by the Policy Research Center (PRC) at
   the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic
   Research (KIMEP), Almaty, Kazakhstan.  It is published in two forms:
   In the traditional paperback style and on the innovative Internet.
   Two to four peer-reviewed issues are published each year.  The
   Internet version may be found at: http://www.spaef.com/

2. The objectives of the JCAMPS are to elucidate and reflect on
   management issues in business and the public sector and explore
   related public policy matters currently being experienced
   by the ex-Soviet republics in Central Asia. The primary focus of
   the journal is on the Republic of Kazakhstan but includes other
   countries in the region. Journal topics principally focus on the
   fields of business, economics, and public administration or
   government. JCAMPS' orientation includes theoretical, philosophical
   (epistemological and methodological), and practical matters supported
   by concrete empirical analyses.

3. When submitting articles, author(s) should send two copies to JCAMPS
   (addresses below) along with a computer disk containing the materials
   in a "rich text file (RTF)"  All manuscripts, charts, tables,
   references and biographical data must be in a recent version of Word
   Perfect or Microsoft Word.  Because the PRC uses a double-blind review
   process, authors(s), therefore, should follow the guidelines specified
   on the JCAMPS homepage (http://www.spaef.com/) and the guidance
   stipulated herein.

4. Stylistic and Processing Requirements:
a. Manuscripts should include a cover sheet indicating the name, address
   of the author(s) and organizational affiliation, followed by a
   separate title sheet.  Author name(s) should appear only on the cover
   sheet.  After the cover sheet should be a one page abstract, labeled
   Abstract and be flush with the left-hand margin. The length of the
   article should not exceed 7,000 words.
b. The written manuscript, including endnotes and references, should be
   double-spaced on one side of  8.5 by 11 inch white paper, with the
   exception of tables and figures. Tables and figures should be numbered
   consecutively on separate pages, and their location specified in the
   text, such as "Table 1 goes here."  Figures and charts should be saved
   as .gif or .bmp files. Endnotes are used for brief substantive
   comments only.  They should be numbered consecutively in Arabic
   numerals and placed at the end of the text under the bolded heading
   "Endnotes" flush with the left-hand margin. References also follow
   the text and should appear in alphabetical order by authors' last
   names or citations, under the bolded heading "References" flush with
   the left-hand margin. Lines after each individual reference should be
   indented five spaces and each reference should be single-spaced
   within and double spaced between itself and the next reference.
c. Font size must be 12 points for all parts of the article except
   Endnotes, which are 10 points. New Times Roman is preferred. On other
   questions of form and formatting issues, contributors may refer to
   the current edition of the American Psychological Association writer's
   guide.
d. Authors having access to e-mail should send an advance copy of the
   abstract and manuscript to the e-mail addresses below. The PRC should
   be notified when the hard-copy submission is mailed. The subject line
   should contain the word JCAMPS ARTICLE followed by the first listed
   author's last name. The body of the message should contain the title
   of the paper, the names of all authors, the abstract, and manuscript.

6. Forwarding Instructions:  In addition to e-mail, manuscripts and
   disks should be mailed to the following addresses:

	Marvin E. Nowicki, JCAMPS Editor
	Department of Political Science
	Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
	Carbondale, IL 62901-4501
	E-mail: MNowicki(a)KIMEP.kz

	JCAMPS Co-Editor Eric Cornuel,
	KIMEP Policy Research Center
	4 Abai Prospect
	Almaty, Kazakhstan 480100
	E-mail: KIMEP.RSCntr(a)KIMEP.kz

6. The editors of JAMPS consider submission of a manuscript as an
   implied commitment by the contributors not to submit their paper to
   another publication while it is under review.  No copies of submitted
   manuscripts can be returned.  Since submission procedures may be
   modified in the future, authors are encouraged to check for current
   instructions with the PRC directly or on its Internet website at
  http://www.kimep.kz/research/callfor.htm or the JCAMPS website at
  http://www.spaef.com/.

7. Internet subscription rates are $25.00 per year for individuals and
   $175.00 per year for institutions. Please refer to the website
  http://www.spaef.com/ for additional details.

8. Public call for papers is in process.  If you need further
   information, please contact Dr. Marvin Nowicki (Tel 7-3272 64 56 07,
   Fax: 7-3272 64 37 20, or E-mail: MNowicki(a)KIMEP.kz) in Almaty,
   Kazakhstan until June 15, 1999.  After that date, he may be reached
   at Tel: 618-453-3190, Fax 618-453-3253, or E-mail MNnowicki(a)siu.edu
   in Carbondale, Illinois.

   Information may also be obtained from Co-Editor Dr. Eric Cornuel at
   Tel: 7-3272 64 26 79, Fax 7-3272 64 37 20, or E-mail Core(a)KIMEP.kz
   in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

CONFERENCE/CALL FOR PAPERS- Workshop on Central Asian Studies, Madison, Oct. 1999

Posted by: Jennifer Ryan <creeca3(a)macc.wisc.edu>
Posted: 3 Jun 1999


CONFERENCE/CALL FOR PAPERS- Workshop on Central Asian Studies, Madison, Oct. 1999

FOURTH ANNUAL WORKSHOP ON CENTRAL ASIAN STUDIES
October 21-24, 1999
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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

WORKSHOP INFORMATION
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 fourth annual "Workshop on
Central Asian Studies" on October 21-24, 1999.

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 field.

While the first three annual Workshops were organized around specific
themes, we have not designated an annual theme for 1999 since we wish to
encourage participation by scholars interested in all areas of Central
Asian Studies. However, papers or panels on "Women in Central Asia" are
particularly encouraged.

The keynote speaker and the topic for the plenary session will be announced
at a later date.  Proposals for special roundtables, pre-organized panels,
or individual papers are welcome.

PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

Workshop on Central Asian Studies (October 21-24, 1999)

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
October 1999 room rates are $52/night single; $62/night double,  includes
parking and complimentary breakfast

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS
Participants wishing to present a paper are asked to submit participant
information by July 15, 1999. Confirmation of presentation status will be
available by August 15, 1999.


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
Email: creeca(a)macc.wisc.edu
http://polyglot.lss.wisc.edu/creeca/

OR

Uli Schamiloglu
Associate Professor of Central Asian Studies and Coordinator, Workshop on
Central Asian Studies
Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia
University of Wisconsin
1240 Van Hise Hall 1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI  53706  USA
tel. 608/262-7141 (office)
tel. 608/262-3012 (dept.)
fax 608/265-3538
Email: uschamil(a)facstaff.wisc.edu

CONFERENCE/CALL FOR PAPERS- Russia, Siberia and Central Asia, 19 Oct. 1999, Barnaul

 Vladimir Boyko <boyko(a)bspu.secna.ru>
Posted: 2 Jun 1999 08:36:38


CONFERENCE/CALL FOR PAPERS- Russia, Siberia and Central Asia, 19 Oct. 1999, Barnaul

The regional conference "Russia, Siberia, and Central Asia: the
Interrelation of Peoples and Cultures" will be held at Barnaul State
Pedagogical University in Barnaul (Russia) on 19 October 1999.  The
conference, organized by the Center for Regional Studies (Russia and the
East) and the Center for Local History of BSPU, will focus on two themes:

1. The Interrelations of Russia/USSR with the States and Nations of
   Central Asia

2. Inter-regional Ties of Siberia and Central Asia (Past and Present)

Papers on above-mentioned topics broadly defined may be delivered in Russian
or English, an abstract up to 4 pages with references at the end of text
should be submitted, preferably in Word/DOS version up to 9 KB, by 15 June
1999 in one of working languages for publication in the conference
proceedings.  A registration fee of $5 should be paid after arrival.

CALL FOR PAPERS- Islamic Masculinities, Issue of journal Men and Masculinities

Posted by: Lahoucine Ouzgane <Lahoucine.Ouzgane(a)ualberta.ca>
Posted: 1 Jun 1999


CALL FOR PAPERS- Islamic Masculinities, Issue of journal Men and Masculinities

The journal, Men and Masculinities, seeks empirical and theoretical articles
for an upcoming multidisciplinary issue devoted to ISLAMIC MASCULINITIES.

In the last two decades, attention to gender issues in the Middle East and
the rest of the Islamic world has been focussed almost exclusively on a
quest to understand femininity--with Muslim women's oppression, the practice
of female genital mutilation, and the everlasting question of the veil
drawing most of the scrutiny. But masculinities in Islamic cultures have so
far not received as much attention as they deserve.

The broad title of this issue allows for multiple points of entry:

* constructions of masculinities;
* questions of masculinity, maleness, and the male body;
* representations of the male body in cultural texts and in the media;
* sexual practices and sexual identities;
* race, ethnicity, class--and masculinities;
* male-female relationships;
* relationships between patriarchy and dominant masculinities;
* relationships between concepts of masculinity and
  nationalism/fundamentalism;
* masculinities in the Islamic Diaspora.

Other relevant topics are welcome.

Please submit essays of up to 7000 words by January 14, 2000, to:

Dr. Lahoucine Ouzgane
Department of English
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB Canada T6G 2E5

E-mail: Lahoucine.Ouzgane(a)ualberta.ca

CONFERENCE- Gender Issues for Europe/Central Asia, June 7-8, Washington, DC

Posted by: Lina Abirafeh <labirafeh(a)worldbank.org>
Posted: 19 May 1999


CONFERENCE- Gender Issues for Europe/Central Asia, June 7-8, Washington, DC

[Source: CIVILSOC -- note that it may now be too late for new paper submissi
ons.  --CA-L]

The World Bank is hosting a conference on gender issues for the Europe/Centr
al Asia region. This conference will take place at the World Bank headquarte
rs in Washington DC from 7-8 June. We are interested in inviting a combinati
on of academics and activists (both from the US and Europe/Central Asia regi
on) to speak on a variety of issues affecting women of the region. The confe
rence is organized around 7 general themes:

 - law in transition
 - employment/unemployment
 - health/education/childcare/elderly
 - agriculture/rural women
 - microcredit/lending
 - violence/trafficking
 - culture/politics/state/religion

If you are interested in participating, please send a CV and brief writing s
ample on the topic to this address (labirafeh(a)worldbank.org) or to fax 1-202
-522-2753 as soon as possible. Feel free to circulate this as you see fit. P
resentations should not exceed 20 minutes, and interpretation is available f
or non-Anglophones. Some funding will be made available, however details hav
e yet to be determined. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have fur
ther questions. Thank you for your help. I look forward to hearing from you.

Lina Abirafeh
Europe and Central Asia
Poverty Reduction and Economic Management
The World Bank
E-mail: LAbirafeh(a)worldbank.org

CONFERENCE/CALL FOR PAPERS- Mongolians from Country to City, Copenhagen, Oct. 1999

Posted by: Li Narangoa <nara(a)nias.ku.dk>
Posted: 19 May 1999


CONFERENCE/CALL FOR PAPERS- Mongolians from Country to City, Copenhagen, Oct. 1999

[Source: H-ASIA(a)h-net.msu.edu]

Call for Papers
IIAS-NIAS Strategic Alliance

MONGOLIANS FROM COUNTRY TO CITY: Floating boundaries, pastoralism, and city
life in the Mongol lands during the 20th century

An International Workshop
NIAS, Copenhagen, 28-30 October 1999


The Mongolian people today are divided between three countries: some 3.5
million Mongols live in the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia, a further
2.3 million in the independent Republic of Mongolia and about 500,000 in the
neighbouring Republic of Buryatia of the Russian Federation.
In all three regions, a dramatic social and cultural transformation has
taken place during the twentieth century.  What was formerly one of the
largest nomadic societies in the world has undergone extensive urbanization.
Once widely scattered over seemingly endless steppes, a large majority of
Mongols now live their lives in metropolitan apartment blocks and ger (yurt)
suburbs in a relatively small number of centres. Always intimately linked to
a pastoral nomadic way of life, the Mongolian cultural heritage and system
of values has come under enormous pressure from this change in economic
circumstances.

Although it has been conventional in some economic circles to describe these
changes as straightforward 'transition' from plan to market, the effects
have been catastrophic for Mongols in the northern and central regions
(Buryatia and Mongolia) and damaging for those in the southern region.  The
northern and central economies are falling into ruin, political life is
fatigued by struggles within the new democratic framework and wounded by
bitter political conflicts.  Jobs are hard to come by for ordinary citizens,
who have been taken out of the secure Soviet embrace and hurled into a raw
capitalist labour market in a single decade. Even worse, in the heavily
populated ger-areas around the cities, hopelessness and desperation is
building up as people struggle for survival each winter.

In the rural areas of the Mongolian Republic, the term transition has
acquired a melancholic tone after a full decade of unremitting collapse.
Instead of one order being replaced by another, institutions are abandoned,
services are terminated, infrastructure collapses and local governments many
places cease to function. Mongolia under the market economy looks
increasingly like a city state, centred on Ulaanbaatar and a few satellites,
surrounded by a vast uninhabitable wilderness. The consequences for the
herding population are serious: ongoing population movements towards the
centre are the outcome of government ignorance of the fundamental mechanisms
in nomadic pastoralism. Without access to transportation, communication and
health and veterinary services herders may sink into poverty and destitution
to the point where nomadic pastoralism ceases to make sense. Inner Mongolia
by contrast is economically favoured by vigorous industry and business, but
this economic development has led to a marginalization of the nomad economy.
This trend has been reinforced by the fact that Mongolians are now a small
minority in the province, obliged by circumstances to adopt the Chinese
language for business, education, and employment opportunities.

These changes in the economy of the Mongols began during the turbulent
political conditions surrounding the overthrow of Manchu (Qing) and Romanov
imperial rule in the early part of the twentieth century. Transformations
continued under the era of warlordism and were intensified with the
establishment of communist governments first in the Russian territories,
then in central Mongolia and finally in the southern regions. Under the
economic liberalization which has been introduced in all three parts of the
Mongol realm since 1990, the pressure on nomadic existence and its cultural
expressions has continued.

The discussion of culture and its relation to Mongol identity is a central
part of political discourse in the Mongol lands.  The place which Lamaist
Buddhism should take in modern Mongol society is the subject of intense
discussion.  Mongols characterize themselves as gifted in a number of the
arts, in intellectual pursuits and in endurance, but as lacking in
discipline, unwilling to cooperate and easily seduced by power and wealth.
Such characterizations need be taken only as an indication of the relevance
of cultural analysis to the Mongols' own reflections on their position in
the world.

The purpose of this conference is to examine the process of cultural change
in Mongol societies during the twentieth century by considering the
interaction of the basic structural features of pastoral nomadism in
Mongolia with larger economies, both communist and capitalist, the effect of
deliberate cultural reconstruction (including both the education system on
the one hand and purges and outright cultural destruction on the other) on
the conduct of the pastoral economy, and the efforts of Mongols themselves
to develop aspects of their own cultural identity under conditions of
territorial partition, episodes of intense political repression, and (in the
Russian and Chinese regions) very substantial immigration by non-Mongol grou
ps.

Serious thought has been provoked by the fact that the Mongolian nation and
its national identity have thrived under foreign domination, but as yet have
been unable to flourish under independent statehood. The Mongolian identity,
previously characterized by an anti-imperialist strain, is now in need of
more positive markers that can lay the foundation for a renewed effort in
building a lawful society and securing Mongolian cultural integration.

The workshop has three principal scientific objectives:

 - to take the analysis of cultural change from beyond a simple
tradition-modernity dichotomy by examining systematically the variety of
forces working for cultural change in Mongol societies.  In this respect,
the workshop will contribute to an integration of the study of cultural
change into broader political and economic studies.  It will also contribute
to the understanding of recent changes in Mongol society in terms of the
long-term processes at work during the 20th century.

 - to consider closely the viability of Mongol nomadic life at the close
of the twentieth century.  There has been a common assumption that
traditional societies and cultures in many parts of the world form a
reliable cushion against irregularities in the globalizing world-economy,
but practical observation suggests that this is not the case in the Mongol
lands.

 - to take the analysis of Mongol society out of the rigid framework of
national states and to provide a framework within which similarities across
the whole of Mongol society can be recognized while taking due account of
differences.

The workshop will be convened by Dr Li Narangoa (contact person) and Dr Ole
Bruun and will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 28-30 October 1999.  The
conference is a joint activity of the IIAS-NIAS Strategic Alliance.  The
organizers expect to be able to provide accommodation and some meals for
paper givers and may be able to make a contribution to the travel costs of
participants.  The extent to which such support is possible will depend
partly on the success of applications for external support which are still
pending.

Prospective paper-givers are invited to send an abstract (300-500 words),
preferably by 31 July, to:

Dr Li Narangoa
Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
Leifsgade 33
2300 Copenhagen S
Denmark
tel.: +45-32 54 88 44
fax:  +45-32 96 25 30
e-mail: nara(a)nias.ku.dk

CALL_FOR_PAPERS-_The_Mongolia_Society, San Diego, March 2000

Posted by: Esther Jacobson <ejacobs(a)OREGON.UOREGON.EDU>
Posted: 10 May 1999

CALL FOR PAPERS- The Mongolia Society

The Mongolia Society will be holding its annual meeting in
conjunction with the AAS Annual Meeting, 2000, at San Diego,
March 9-12, 2000.

Mongolists and scholars with research interests in the area of
Mongolian pastoralism are urged to propose papers for the Mongolia
panel.

The Cultural Foundations of Mongolian Pastoralism: New
     Conceptions, New Problems, New Directions

This panel will explore the ways in which a specific economic
tradition, pastoralism, shaped specific cultural institutions
in Mongolia.  It will consider, also, the way in which cultural
institutions (social, political, expressive) in turn confirmed and
extended the domination of that economic base; and how both the base
itself and its cultural elaboration face unprecedented challenge in
the new 'global economy.'

Please send your paper proposal and  brief abstract by May 30 to:

Esther Jacobson
Kerns Professor of Asian Art
Department of Art History
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403 USA
Tel: (541) 346-3677
Fax: (541) 346-3626
E-mail: ejacobs(a)oregon.uoregon.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS- "The Caspian Sea : Opportunities & Obstacles," IPIS, Iran

Posted by: ipis(a)www.dci.co.ir
Posted: 28 Apr 1999

CALL FOR PAPERS- "The Caspian Sea : Opportunities &  Obstacles," IPIS, Iran

Seventh Annual Seminar on Central Asia & the Caucasus:
"The Caspian Sea : Opportunities &  Obstacles"

With a view on the many issues that the littoral states of the Caspian Sea are
facing -- from the exploitation of the Caspian basin's energy resources to its
environmental issues and different mechanisms for regional cooperation -- The
Institute for Political & International Studies of the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran intends to convene a seminar entitled
"The Caspian Sea: Opportunities & Obstacles" on June 22-23, 1999 in Tehran.
The organizing committee is pleased to announce the following :

1) The seminar will be held at IPIS  with the participation of  high-ranking
   Iranian officials from  the Foreign & Oil Ministries, Environmental &
   Shipping Organizations, together with scholars, analysts and representatives
   from prestigious research institutes & academies of sciences as well as the
   diplomatic corps residing in Tehran.

2) Draft program of work:

* Tuesday, June 22

09.00        Welcoming & opening remarks by the Minister of Foreign Affairs
        of the Islamic Republic of Iran

09.30-13.00
Panel I:     The development of oil & gas fields in the Caspian basin and the
        issues pertaining to  pipelines

14.30-18.00
Panel II:    The dimensions of the environmental threats to the Caspian Sea &
        the surrounding region

20.30

Dinner reception  hosted by Deputy Foreign Minister for Education & Research

*Wednesday, June 23

09.00-13.00
Panel III:   The Legal Regime of the Caspian Sea

14.30-17.30
Panel IV:    Prospects of politico-economic cooperation between the C.A.C states
        and the surrounding region

17.30 - 18.00

Closing session

3) Presentations: Those who wish to present a paper should send a one page
   abstract in English (200 words), to the secretariat by May 20. 1999.

 - IPIS is in a position to provide local hospitality (from June 21 to 25)
   for those participants whose papers have been approved by the academic
   committee of the seminar.

 - Those who wish to participate as observers are kindly requested to contact
   either the secretariat or:

Mr. Michael Bond
IBC UK Conferences Ltd.
Tel : + 44(0) 171 453 2750
Fax :+ 44(0) 171 291 0618
e-mail: michael.bond(a)ibcuk.co.uk

4) Seminar languages: Please note that the languages of the seminar are
   Persian, English & Russian. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

5) A one day excursion tour in Tehran (June 24) and a one day tour to the
   Caspian Sea shores (June 25) will also be provided.

6) Seminar inquiries:

The Secretariat of the seminar
The Institute for Political & International Studies
Tel : 009821/ 2571010-14 (ext. 348)
Fax:  009821/ 2710964
e-mail: ipis(a)www.dci.co.ir

LECTURE- Indo-Mongolian Society, Beatrice Forbes Manz

Posted by: Central Asia Forum <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 28 Apr 1999


LECTURE- Indo-Mongolian Society, Beatrice Forbes Manz

The Indo-Mongolian Society would like to invite you a lecture by Professor
Beatrice Forbes Manz, titled:

"The Mongol Empire and the Ulus Chaghatay
in Timurid Imagination"

6:30PM
Friday, May 7th
New York University's
Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
50 Washington Square South
(entrance on Sullivan Street)
Admission is Free.

The meeting is co-sponsored by the
Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies

CONFERENCE- International Education, Kyrgyzstan, Sept. 21-25, 1999

Posted by: Rezyapkin(a)soros.kg
Posted: 27 Apr 1999


CONFERENCE- International Education, Kyrgyzstan, Sept. 21-25, 1999

International Education Conference in Kyrgyzstan

Soros Foundation Kyrgyzstan announces an international education
conference entitled "Education and Science in the Changing World."

Scientists, practicing educators, education administrators, NGOs,
representing various scientific schools of Eastern Europe and Central
Asia are invited to participate in the conference.

The conference will be held on the shore of the lake Issyk Kul on
September 21-25 of 1999.

The conference will be held in two main sections:

- Education and Society
  (issues of formulating educational policy, functions of state
   institutions, NGOs and commercial organizations in educational
   processes)

- Traditions and Innovations in Education
  (contemporary issues of theory and research on education)

Round tables on critical problems of education, workshops and
presentations of various scientific schools and educational programs
will be organized during the conference.

In order to participate in the conference one should send:

1. An application containing the following information
   - A section one wants to participate in
   - First and last names
   - Place of residence, detailed postal work address, scientific
     degree, position
   - Contact phone

2. Resume of a paper (2-3 pages compiled in accordance with established
   standards).

* Participants may submit their papers for publication after the
  conference (no more than 12 pages on 3,5" diskette)
* Submitted papers are not reviewed and not returned
* Expenses related to accommodation, meals and publications are covered
  by Soros  Foundation - Kyrgyzstan
* Applications are accepted until May 30, 1999.

For further information about the conference, please contact:

Michael Rezyapkin
Education Co-ordinator
Soros Foundation Kyrgyzstan
E-mail: Rezyapkin(a)Soros.kg

CFP/CONF.- Nicholas Poppe Symposium on Central Asian Studies, Seattle, May 15

Posted by: Talgat Imangaliev <atyrau(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 27 Apr 1999


CONF./CFP- Nicholas Poppe Symposium, Central Asian Studies, Seattle, May 15

Eleventh Annual Nicholas Poppe Symposium on
Inner/Central Asian Studies

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
DEPARTMENT OF NEAR EASTERN LANGUAGES AND CIVILIZATION


SATURDAY, MAY 15TH, 1999

9 A.M. TO 6 P.M.

PLACE: DENNY HALL 215 AND 215A

Papers  pertaining to Inner or Central Asia are being solicited. Graduate
students from all disciplines are partucularly encouraged to participate.
Please submit abstracts (250 words maximum) by April 30, 1999 to:

Elmira Kochumkulkizi

Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
Denny Hall, Box 353120, University of Washington
phone: (206) 543-0697
fax: (206) 685-7936
email: elmira(a)u.washington.edu

Organizer: UW Central Asian Studies Group
(subgroups: Uzbek Circle and Kazakh and Kirghiz Studies Group)


Sponsors: The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization; The
Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies Program and the Middle
East Program, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

CONFERENCE- Kazakhstan's Economy, Columbia Univ.

Posted by: caspian(a)columbia.edu
Posted: 22 Apr 1999


CONFERENCE- Kazakhstan's Economy, Columbia Univ.

The Columbia Caspian Project presents a conference:

KAZAKHSTAN'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AFTER THE RUSSIAN CRISIS

Thursday April 29, 1999

School of International & Public Affairs, Columbia University

At a time when Russia is becoming increasingly isolated and its commitment to
economic reform is in doubt, Kazakhstan finds itself in an economic context
which presents many challenges and uncertainties.  Often praised for taking
tough measures to bring macro-economic reforms about, Kazakhstan now faces
higher stakes: Can it sustain the path of economic reforms despite adverse
external conditions? Will the recent devaluation of the tenge trigger major
inflation and monetary instability or will it rather be a stabilizing factor
promoting export  growth and bringing back investor confidence?  This
conference brings together both business circles and the economic community to
investigate these issues by focusing on Kazakhstan's economic potential in a
wide range of investment areas - in addition to energy development - and
addresses capital markets formation and banking reform.

The principle organizer of this conference is Eleonora Omarova


9:00am Panel I Economic Development of Kazakhstan
Arup Banerji. Country economist for Kazakhstan, World Bank, Washington,
D.C.
   "Dutch Disease or Russian Contagion? Perspectives on Kazakhstan's Macro
   Sustainability"

Helena Hessel. Director, E. Europe & Central Asia Sovereign Analysis Group
   "Assessing Kazakhstan's Economic Performance"

Ulrich Wurzel. Research Fellow, German Institute for Economic Research
   "The Danger of Kazakhstan Becoming a Rentier State"


10:45am Panel II Capital Markets Development in Kazakhstan

Grigori Marchenko. Chairman, Deutsche Securities Kazakhstan, Deutsche Bank
   "Pension Reform in Kazakhstan and Capital Markets Development"

John H. Doede. Chairman, AIG SIlk Road Investment Fund
   "Investment Potential in the greater Caspian region"

Nurdin Damitov. Director of the State Investment Committee, Kazakhstan
   "Foreign Direct Investment in Kazakhstan"

12:30-1:30 Plated Lunch

1:30pm  Panel III Banking Sector Development in Kazakhstan


Madina Dushimova. Research Director, Kazkommerts Securities
    "Private Sector Banking Development in Kazakhstan"

Grigori Marchenko. Chairman, Deutsche Securities Kazakhstan, Deutsche Bank
    "The experience of International Banks in Kazakhstan"

3:00pm  Panel IV Energy, Minerals and Metals Industries in Kazakhstan

Matthew Sagers. Director, PlanEcon. Inc.
    "Minerals and Metals in Kazakhstan's Economy"

Laurent Ruseckas. Associate Director for Caspian research at Cambridge
Energy Research Associates.
    "Energy and Politics in Central Asia and the Caucasus"

Julia Nanay, Director, Petroleum Finance Company
    "Commercial Outlook for Oil and Gas Industry in Kazakhstan"

Carolyn Miles. School of International Affairs, Columbia University
    "Transportation Constraints: Finding an Export  Route"

Closing Remarks
Nora Omarova. Ph.D. Candidate in Finance, Graduate School of Business,
Columbia University.


        The Columbia Caspian Project
School of International & Public Affairs, Columbia University

Kazakhstan's Economic Development after the Russian Crisis

Registration Form

Name (to appear on badge)
Address
City, State, Zip, Country
Phone (work)                 Fax                 Email
Affiliation (to appear on badge)

Registration Fee: $125

Registration includes conference material, continental breakfast, and a
formal lunch.

Methods of Payment:

1. Fax the registration form and make your payment at the Registration Desk
   pm the day of the Conference.

2. Mail the completed Registration Form with an enclosed check.

Make checks payable to Columbia University and send to the address below.

Peter Sinnott - Coordinator
The Columbia Caspian Project
Columbia University
School of International & Public Affairs
Middle East Institute, Room 1113
420 West 118th St.
New York, NY 10027

Tel: 212.854.2332
Fax: 212.854.1413
Email: caspian(a)columbia.edu

CONFERENCE- October 1999, Maison franco-japonaise of Tokyo, Japan

Posted by: DUDOIGNON(a)aol.com
Posted: 21 Apr 1999


CONFERENCE- October 1999, Maison franco-japonaise of Tokyo, Japan

The Islamic Area Studies Program (Unit 1) is organizing an international
conference on the theme "Islam and Politics in Russia and Central Asia (Early
17th - Late 20th Centuries)" on October 13-14, 1999, in the Maison
franco-japonaise of Tokyo. A summary of the program is enclosed. For more
information, please contact :

Dr. Stephane A. DUDOIGNON
dudoignon(a)aol.com
Prof. KOMATSU Hisao
komatsu(a)l.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Islamic Area Studies Program
The University of Tokyo
Bungakubu Annexe
7-3-1 Hongo
Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 113-0033
Tel : (81) 03 56 84 32 85
Fax : (81) 03 56 84 32 79

Islam and Politics in Central Asia and Russia
(Early 17th - Late 20th Centuries)

Tokyo, Maison franco-japonaise, October 13-14, 1999
With the Support of the Japan Foundation and the Embassy of France in Japan

Program

First day : October 13, 1999

Panel I - Community Building in the Russian dar al-harb.

10.00 - Allen FRANK (Language Research Center, Maryland): Inner Asian Muslims
and Corporate Affiliation: Religious Adaptation to Russian Rule, 1600-1900

11.00 - Ramil KHAYRUTDINOV (Tatarstan Respublikase Fannar Akademijase, Kazan):
The Tatar Municipality of Kazan (1781-1855), and the System of National
Self-Administration in Autocratic Russia

12.00 - Stephane A. DUDOIGNON (IASP, Tokyo / EHESS, Paris): Status, Strategy,
and Discourse of the Muslim "Clergy" under a Christian Law: Polemics on the
Collection of the zakat in Late Imperial Russia


Panel II - Towards a Restoration of the Dar al-Islam? State Building in 20th
Century Muslim Central Asia.

14.00 - UYAMA Tomohiko (Hokkaido Daigaku, Sapporo): Two Attempts at Building a
Qazaq State: The Revolt of 1916 and the Alash Movement

15.00 - Saidakbar A'ZAMXOJAEV (Dunya Iqtisodi va diplomatya Universiteti,
Tashkent): Shura-yi 'ulama: Foundation and Socio-Political Activity

16.00 - SHINMEN Yasushi (Tokyo Gaikokugo Daigaku, Tokyo): Eastern Turkestan
Republic (1933-1934) in Historical Perspective

Second day: October 14, 1999

Panel III -The Role of the Religious ('ulama) and the Literati (udaba).

10.00 - KOMATSU Hisao (Tokyo Daigaku-IASP, Tokyo): Reconsideration of the
Andijan Uprising in 1898

11.00 - Naim KARIMOV (O'zbekiston Respublikasining Fanlar Akademiyasi,
Tashkent): Islam and Politics in the Uzbek Literature of the 20th Century

12.00 - Thierry ZARCONE (Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris):
The Sufi Networks in Southern Xinjang during the Republican Regime (1911-1949)

Panel IV - Islam and Political Mobilization, from Tajikistan to the Suburbs of
Moscow

14.00 - Parviz MULLOJONOV (Open Society Institute, Dushanbe): The Role of the
Muslim "Clergy" in Tajikistan, since the Collapse of the Soviet Union

15.00 - Irina KOSTYUKOVA (Institut vostokovedenija, Moscow) : Islam in
Qyrghyzstan: its Distinctive Roles and Signification for the Individuals, the
Society and the State. A Surmountable Precipice?

16.00 - Rafyq MOHAMMATSHIN (Tatarstan Respublikase Fannar Akademijase,
Kazan): Official and Non-Official Islam in Tatarstan, in the 1990s

17.00 - Alexei MALASHENKO (Carnegie Endowment / Institut vostokovedenija,
Moscow): The Muslim Community of the Russian Society: Politics and Ideology

18.00 - General Discussion and Conclusion, chair: Hisao KOMATSU (Tokyo
Daigaku, General Secretary of the Islamic Area Studies Project)

CFP- RGS/IBG ANNUAL CONFERENCE BRIGHTON 2000

Posted by: Fiona Smith <f.m.smith(a)dundee.ac.uk>
Posted: 16 Apr 1999


CFP- RGS/IBG ANNUAL CONFERENCE BRIGHTON 2000

CALL FOR PAPERS - RGS/IBG ANNUAL
CONFERENCE BRIGHTON 2000

EUROPE: GENDERED BOUNDARIES, GENDERED SPACES

Proposals for papers are invited for a day long session at the RGS/IBG
2000 Conference at the University of Sussex, UK (January 4-7 2000) on
Europe: Gendered Boundaries, Gendered Spaces.  The session is
sponsored and organised by the Women and Geography Study Group (WGSG).

The session aims to bring together work from a range of perspectives
on the diverse linkages between gender and geography in relation to
Europe in a setting which will encourage wider debate on these themes.
We hope to be able to include papers which suggest the active
negotiation and contestation of these processes by women and men
across Europe. In particular we welcome papers which address the
themes listed below:

1. Living in Post-Communist Europe: since the collapse of state
socialism the lives of people in these countries have been
transformed, and, particularly for many women, this has not been for
the better.  Female unemployment rates in most post-Communist
countries are higher than those for men, childcare facilities are
being denuded, birth control remains limited and expensive, sex
workers are increasing in numbers, the lives of minority women such as
gypsies have been especially hard, and migration flows to the European
Union are increasing. How are gender identities and gender relations
associated with, reworked by or challenged by such processes at the
local, regional, national or cross-national scale? How do they
intersect with divisions around 'race', ethnicity, class or age?

2. Gendered Lives in the European Union: over the last two decades female
participation rates have increased in all EU member states, including
southern Europe, but so have unemployment rates. What are the changing
ways in which the gendered spaces and practices of 'home' and 'work'
intertwine in the lives of women and men in the EU today? What have
been the gendered outcomes of the Single European Market in the lives
of the citizens of the EU across different regions and states, and in
rural and urban areas? How have women and men differentially
negotiated the 'free right of circulation' within the EU migratory
space?

3. Gender, Migrants and 'Fortress Europe': to what extent is
migration into the EU structured by gendered processes? How are the
spaces of inclusion and exclusion created by the Single European
Market and policies around immigration gendered? While some women
managers and professionals may form part of the 'club class' of the
internationally mobile migrating to (and indeed within) the EU, how do
these flows intersect with wider economic, political, cultural or
social processes? What are the positions of women and men in the flows
of refugees and asylum seekers into the EU?  What are the lived
realities for them in 'Fortress Europe' and how do these experiences
challenge, disrupt or reinforce existing gender relations and gender
identities?

4. Gender and Conflict in Europe: how are gender relations
and gender identities implicated in recent and on-going conflicts
within Europe? What are the masculinities and femininities associated
with ethnic and nationalist struggles? How have experiences of
violence affected women and men in their attachment to place, in the
processes of displacement, or in the (often enforced) creation of new
territories and boundaries?

We are particularly keen to encourage contributions from a wide range
of perspectives, including participants from other European countries,
and from post-graduate and other researchers.

Offers of papers - including a title, an abstract of up to 200 words,
and the names, contact addresses and e-mails of author (s) - should be
sent to the session convenors (contact details are at the end of this
e-mail message) by 15th June 1999.  An e-mail attachment in word
format is preferred (hard copy should be accompanied by a disk
version).

Convenors:
Dr Irene Hardill
Department of International Studies
The Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Lane
Nottingham  NG11 8NS
UK
Tel:  +44 (0)115 9483305
Fax:  +44 (0)115 9486385
E-mail: Irene.Hardill(a)ntu.ac.uk

Dr Fiona M. Smith
Department of Geography
University of Dundee
Dundee  DD1 4HN
UK
Tel: +44 (0)1382 344424
Fax: +44 (0)1382 344434
E-mail: f.m.smith(a)dundee.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS/ CONFERENCE- IPIS Seminar, Caspian Sea

Posted by: IPIS(a)www.dci.co.ir
Posted: 16 Apr 1999


CALL FOR PAPERS/ CONFERENCE- IPIS Seminar, Caspian Sea

Seventh Annual Seminar on Central Asia & the Caucasus
The Institute for Political & International Studies
Tehran, The Islamic Republic of Iran

"The Caspian Sea:
Opportunities & Obstacles"

Following the disintegration of the former Soviet Union, the Caspian Sea and
its surroundings have gained international attention as a highly important
region of the world. This importance is attributed to enormous unexploited
resources of energy and also its capacity as a transportation hub. The
exploitation of energy resources has attracted many giant oil companies to
invest in the Caspian region, but the question of the routes for exporting the
oil & gas from this land-locked area to the high-seas and the world market, is
yet to be solved. The Caspian Sea as the largest lake in the world, plays a
crucial role in the region's environmental system, but unfortunately its
unique ecosystem is now under serious threat, since proper rules and measures have
not been adopted for exploiting its resources. At present, the littoral states are
facing a number of questions such as the Caspian Sea's legal regime,
controlling environmental threats, and finding appropriate mechanisms for
regional cooperation.

With regards to the above challenges, the Institute for Political &
International Studies of the Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran
intends to invite politicians, experts & researchers from the governmental
and/or private sectors to attend a seminar which is to be organized by the
Center for Central Asia & the Caucasian Studies.

This seminar under the title of "Caspian Sea: Opportunities & Obstacles" will
take place on June 22-23, 1999.

The following subjects are to be examined in the upcoming seminar:

-Cooperation in the Caspian Sea & the surrounding region
-The Legal regime of the Caspian Sea
-Environmental issues of the Caspian Sea
-Energy resources of the Caspian Sea

For further information please contact:

The Institute for Political & International Studies
Shahid Bahonar Ave,
Shahid Aghaii St.
Tehran - Iran
Tel: 009821/ 2571010-14 (ext. 348)
Fax: 009821/ 2710964
email: IPIS & www.dci.co.ir

CONFERENCE- German Middle East Studies Assoc. (DAVO), Hamburg, 2-4 Dec. 1999

Posted by: DAVO <DAVO(a)Geo.Uni-Mainz.DE>
Posted: 6 Apr 1999


CONFERENCE- German Middle East Studies Assoc. (DAVO), Hamburg, 2-4 Dec. 1999

Hamburg, 2 - 4 December 1999

From 2 - 4 December 1999 the German Middle East Studies Association for
Contemporary Research and Documentation (DAVO) is organizing its sixth
annual conference at the Congress Centre of Haus Rissen in Hamburg. We
welcome papers on contemporary Middle East studies and on the impact of
this region on the development of other parts of the world. Middle East
studies are understood to include disciplines relevant to the study of an
area comprising all Arab states and territories, Afghanistan, Iran,
Pakistan, Turkey, Israel and the Muslim states of the former USSR.

Duration of the conference

The conference will start on Thursday, 2
December 1999, at 2.00 pm and will end on Saturday, 4 December, at 12.30
pm. Accommodation and full board are available at the congress centre.

Preorganized panels and individual papers

Proposals for preorganised
panels and workshops on a common theme with at least three papers presented
and chair are strongly encouraged. Individual paper submissions will be
grouped into panels and assigned a chair. Although most of the papers will
be held in German, English papers and discussions are strongly encouraged.
Generally, 20 minutes will be allowed for each presentation and 10 minutes
for discussion. The abstract (up to a maximum of 150 words) of each paper
will be published in the next DAVO-Nachrichten. The abstract should arrive
by e-mail or disk at the Editor of DAVO-Nachrichten before 15 December 1999.

Presentation of posters

Research projects can be presented within the
framework of a presentation of posters. Especially younger academics and
postgraduate students are strongly encouraged to use this opportunity to
present their work. The posters should not exceed 1.20 m in width and 1.50
m in height.

Book exhibition

A book exhibition is planned for the whole duration of the conference.
Institutes, publishing companies and book shops are invited to
present, free of charge, publications concerned with the Middle East, and
to sell copies of these publications through their own employees. Single
publications of DAVO Members or institutes and publishing companies can be
presented in a common exhibition. Please send copies for the exhibition -
with brochures and order forms - to the DAVO Conference Organization before
20 November 1999. Completed order forms will be collected and sent ythe publisher. At the end of the conference, the exhibition copies will be
taken over by the Institute responsible for the organization of the book
exhibition.

Registration of participants, papers, posters and workshops

Forms for the registration of papers, panels and posters and also for booking
accommodation and meals during the conference will be available on the DAVO
Homepage (http://www.geo.uni-mainz.de/davo) after 1 April 1999 or can be
requested from the conference organization. The registration forms should
be send to the DAVO Conference Organization (Deutsches Orient-Institut,
Mittelweg 150, D-20148 Hamburg, Tel.: +49-40-4132050, Fax: +49-40-441484,
e-mail: doihh(a)uni-hamburg.de), together with the conference fees before 2
November 1999. Papers submitted for registration after this date cannot be
considered. Earlier registrations for papers will be cancelled if the
conference fees have not been paid by the stated date. Extra fees will
become due for later registrations. Congress fees are announced on the DAVO
Homepage. All titles of papers, panels and posters arriving at the DAVO
Conference Organization before 15 August 1999 will be announced in the
September issue of the DAVO-Nachrichten. The preliminary program will be
available on the DAVO homepage (http://www.geo.uni-mainz.de/davo) after 15
November 1999.

Further information on DAVO:
Prof. Gunter Meyer
President of DAVO
Institute of Geography
University of Mainz
D-55099 Mainz
Fax: +49-6131-394736
E-mail: DAVO(a)geo.Uni-Mainz.de

CONF./CFP- Ethnicity & Economy in Post-Socialist Space, SPb., Sept. 1999

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)osf1.gmu.edu>
Posted: 6 Apr 1999


CONF./CFP- Ethnicity & Economy in Post-Socialist Space, SPb., Sept. 1999

[Thanks for Seguei Oushakine for posting this. --CZ]

Workshop: Ethnicity & Economy in Post-Socialist Space

9-12.09.1999
St. Petersburg

On 9-12 September 1999 in St. Petersburg there will be an international
sociological workshop on the research of ethnic niches in economy in
transforming post-socialist society.

The workshop is organized by the Centre for Independent Social Research
(CISR, St. Petersburg, Russia), under the financial support of the Open
Society Institute (the Soros Foundation) and the MacArthur Foundation.

About 30 scholars from different European countries, mainly from Eastern
Europe, are expected to participate in the workshop. The purpose of the
workshop is to discuss the results of empirical research devoted to forming
ethnic economic networks in East-European states and the NIS countries.

ISSUES:
 - economic strategies of migrants in big cities;
 - segregation and forming ethnic niches in economy;
 - economic basis for forming ethnic networks;
 - ethnic solidarity in economy;
 - the problems of economic integration of migrants

Organizers: Olga Brednikova, Viktor Voronkov, Oksana Karpenko, Elena
Nikiforova, Oleg Patchenkov (CISR)

Working languages are English and Russian.

Organizers will pay travel and living expenses for participants from
Eastern Europe and the NIS countries.  Other participants will be paid
accommodation and meals during the stay in St. Petersburg.

Applications for participation in the seminar are to be sent to the CISR
address. Please, show the title of your report in the application.  The
deadline for submitting applications and abstracts (150-200 words) is 1
June 1999.  Selection for participation in the workshop is competitive.


ADDRESS:
P.O.B. 55, 191002, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
(ATTN: Viktor Voronkov)
Tel./fax: 007 (812) 321-1066
E-mail: workshop(a)indepsocres.spb.ru

10 March 1999

LECTURE- Caspian Sea, Open Society Institute, NYC

Posted by: Katya Nadirova <knadirova(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 30 Mar 1999


LECTURE- Caspian Sea, Open Society Institute, NYC

The Open Society Institute's Central Eurasia Project invites you to attend:
The Central Asian Open Forum

"A Pause in the Boom: What Now for the Caspian?"

Steve LeVine
The New York Times

Thursday, April 22, 1999
1:00-2:30PM

Open Society Institute
400 West 59th Street
New York, NY  10019

You must RSVP in order to attend.

RSVP to Katya Nadirova  tel: (212) 548-0612
fax: (212) 4548-4607
email: <knadirova(a)sorosny.org>

Steve LeVine writes for the New York Times and Newsweek. The longest-serving
foreign correspondent in the Caspian Sea region, he has covered the Caucasus
and Central Asia for most of their seven years of independence, and before
that covered Afghanistan and Pakistan for three years.

CALL FOR PAPERS- Post-Socialist Geographies at RGS-IBS 2000 Conf., Brighton

Posted by: Craig Young <c.young(a)mmu.ac.uk>
Posted: 29 Mar 1999


CALL FOR PAPERS- Post-Socialist Geographies at RGS-IBS 2000 Conf., Brighton

The RGS-IBG POST-SOCIALIST GEOGRAPHIES (Limited Life Working Party) is
organising a one-day session at the RGS-IBG 2000 Conference.

The session seeks to attracts geographers and others who are working on any
aspect of the geography of post-socialist areas (including economic,
social, political, regional and cultural topics and approaches) including
East and Central Europe, FSU, Central Asia, China, S and SE Asia, Cuba and
Africa. The session seeks to develop theoretical and empirical
understandings of the economic, political, social, cultural and
environmental aspects of transformation in post-socialist areas.

Offers of papers - including a title, an abstract of up to 200 words, and
the names, contact addresses and emails of author(s) - should be send to
the group's secretary Dr Craig Young (contact details at the end of this
message) by:- 15th June 1999. An e-mail attachment in Word format is
preferred (hard copy should be accompanied by a disk version).

We would particularly welcome papers which address the themes laid out below:

1.  Post-Socialist Geographies - papers should be concerned with overviews
of change in post-socialist areas especially those concerned with theories
of transition

2.  Cultural Geographies of Post-Socialism - papers should cover topics
such as minorities, nationalism, new social movements, empowerment,
identity, sexuality, feminism, gender and radical/critical environmental
perspectives

3.  Government and Governance under Post-Socialism - here the focus is on
topics such as reform of regional and local government and centre-local
relations, governance structures, regime formation, place marketing, local
economic development, policy, governance of environmental issues etc

4.  Post-Socialism and the Politics and Policies of Resources and the
Environment (joint module with DARG) - this module is concerned with
approaches to and case studies of political ecologies of natural resources
which contribute to our understanding of the relationship between political
ecology and environmental geography, including such issues as institutional
change (e.g., privatisation, state regulation, water sector restructuring)
or social exclusion and conflict around resources, geographies of shortage,
etc.

Dr. Craig Young
Senior Lecturer in Geography
Manchester Metropolitan University
Department of Environmental and
Geographical Sciences
John Dalton Building
Chester Street
Manchester, M1 5GD

Ph: 0161-247-6198/1602.
Fax: 0161-247-6318.
E-mail: c.young(a)mmu.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS- Res. Workshop on Transitional Economies, Almaty, Sept. 25-26

Posted by: Klaus Meyer <km.cees(a)cbs.dk>
Posted: 29 Mar 1999


CALL FOR PAPERS- Res. Workshop on Transitional Economies, Almaty, Sept. 25-26

The Second International Research Workshop:
Case Studies on Enterprises and Organizations in Transition Economies:

KIMEP, Almaty, Kazakhstan - September 25-26, 1999

Call for Papers:
Research workshop organized by KIMEP (Almaty), CBS (Copenhagen), ESADE
(Barcelona)

Workshop goals and objectives:

The case research workshop shall serve as a forum for the presentation and
discussion of original research on enterprises and organisations in the
transition economies of Central Asia and Eastern Europe. The objective of
this workshop is to further the understanding of processes of economic
restructuring and the use of case based research for that purpose. The aim
is to discuss management as well as public policy issues related to Eastern
European and Central Asian enterprises, and in particular to Kazakstani ones.

The workshop is motivated by the following concerns:

Stimulate academic contacts between researchers from Central Asia and the
European Union as well as other countries , and to develop KIMEP as a key
contributor to this exchange.

Reinvigorate the use of case based research within the areas of interest of
research  and teaching at KIMEP.

Support the development of case studies as a basis for management education
in transition economies at KIMEP and beyond.

We invite papers reporting on case based research on enterprises and
organisations within this broad definition of interest, i.e. within any of
the typical business school subjects.  The workshop will include both
research and teaching cases. Submissions should clearly indicate the
purpose of the case.  The workshop will be arranged in thematic sessions
covering the topics of the papers presented.  The best papers will be
published in KIMEP's Journal of Central Asian Management to inform academia
worldwide on processes taking place in both private and public sector
organizations in transition economies.

Workshop format:

The workshop will be held as a two-day academic workshop at KIMEP,
September 25-26, 1999. The total number of participants is to be 25
selected by a review committee.  The workshop will be arranged in thematic
sessions; each author will give a short presentation of his/her case
research followed by comments from the discussant and  rounded up by an
open discussion.

Practical information:

The workshop will be organized jointly by KIMEP (Kazakhstan Institute of
Management, Economics and Strategic Research), the Copenhagen Business
School and ESADE (Barcelona). The organizers will provide for room and
board at the premises of KIMEP during the workshop.   Limited assistance
funds might be provided on request to contribute to reducing travel costs
of workshop participants.

The above number of expected participants is set so as to keep it to a
manageable size. Title and a 1-3 page abstract of paper should be forwarded
no later than May 15, 1999. Notification of acceptance of papers will be
given no later that June 15, 1999. Furthermore, the deadline for submission
of complete cases has been set as August 1, 1999 in order to facilitate
distribution of papers to workshop participants prior to the actual workshop.

Abstracts should be as concise as possible and not exceed three pages.

The following is the contact information on persons responsible for the
workshop organization:

Name:
E-mail/ fax:

1. In KIMEP:
a.  Marvin Nowicki,
mnowicki(a)kimep.kz
KIMEP Research Center Director
     +7-3272-643720
b. Almaz Tolymbek,
almazt(a)kimep.kz
KIMEP MBA program lecturer
     +7-3272-644444

2. In CBS:
Gurli Jakobsen,
gj.ikl(a)cbs.dk

Abstracts should be forwarded no later than May 15, 1999 to:

Dr. Marvin Nowicki
KIMEP, Abai 4, Almaty 480100, Kazakstan
Tel.: +7-3272- 64 56 07
Fax:  +7-3272- 643720
E-mail: mnowicki(a)kimep.kz


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

CONFERENCE- Islam in Central Asia, Russia & the Caucasus, Miami, Apr. 10, 1999

Posted by: Mohiaddin Mesbahi <mesbahim(a)fiu.edu>
Posted: 28 Mar 1999


CONFERENCE- Islam in Central Asia, Russia & the Caucasus, Miami, Apr. 10, 1999

The Asian Studies Program at Florida International University in Miami,
Florida is hosting an international conference on "Islam in Central Asia,
Russia and the Caucasus: Dynamics of Faith, Culture and Politics" on April
10, 1999.  A summary of the program is enclosed.  For more information
please contact:

Dr. Mohiaddin Mesbahi
Co-Chair Asian Studies
Department of International Relations
Florida International University
University Park
Miami Fl, 33186
Tel: 305-348 1857
Fax: 305-348 2197
E-mail: mesbahim(a)fiu.edu


Program:

An International Conference on:

ISLAM IN CENTRAL ASIA, RUSSIA  AND THE CAUCASUS:
DYNAMICS OF FAITH, CULTURE AND POLITICS

Florida International University (FIU)
Asian Studies Program

April 10, 1999

Library's Conference Room #835


Opening Remarks: Mohiaddin Mesbahi    9:00-9:10 AM

Panel One:    Central Asia  9:10-11:15 AM

 - "Reclaiming Islam in Uzbekistan: Soviet Legacies and Post-Soviet
   Realities"
   Nazif Shahrani (Univ. of Indiana)

 - "Islamic Institutions in the Kazak Inner Horde: Tatarization or
   Nativization?"
   Allen Frank (Language Research Center, Maryland)

 - "The Islamic Elite of Tajikistan and Central Asia: Education and
    Training"
    Akbar Tursounzad (Tajik Academy of Sciences/Univ. of Pennsylvania)

 - "Sufism in Central Asia: Remnants, Remembrance and Reconstruction"
   Vernon Schubel (Kenyon College)

 - Moderator: Janet Martin (University of Miami)

Break 11:15-11:25 AM

Panel Two: The Caucasus  11:30-12:40 PM

 - "Islamic Historical Narratives in Chechnaya an Daghestan"
    Moshe Gammer (Tel Aviv Univ.)

 - "Islam in Azerbaijan: Religion in a Borderland"
   Tadeusz Swietochowski (Monmouth University)

 - Moderator: Nazif Shahrani (University of Indiana)

LUNCH BREAK: At Graham Center(GC)-Cafeteria,  12:45-2:00 PM

Panel Three:    Russia and China  2:10-3:30 PM

 - "Islam in Russia: Historical and Contemporary Dynamics"
   Aleksei Maleshenko (Carnegie Endowment/ Institute of
       Oriental Studies, Moscow)

 - "Islamic Republic of Xinjiang: A Continuing Quest"
   David Smith (Oxford Univ. & Florida Int'l Univ.)

 - Moderator: Tom Breslin (Florida Int'l University)

Break:

Panel Four:  Politics and Int'l Relations, 3:40-5:00 PM

 - "Islam, History and Nation-Building in Central Asia"
   Martha Olcott (Carnegie Endowment)

 - "The International Relations of Post-Soviet Islam"
   Mohiaddin Mesbahi (Florida Int'l University)

 - Moderator: Vendulka Kubalkova (University of Miami)

Panel Five: Islam and Future of the Post-Soviet Space  5:00-6:00 PM

 - "A Round Table"

 - Moderator: Mohiaddin Mesbahi (Florida Int'l University)

LECTURE- First & Present Republics of Armenia, Washington, DC, Apr. 7

Posted by: Levon Avdoyan <lavd(a)loc.gov>
Posted: 28 Mar 1999


LECTURE- First & Present Republics of Armenia, Washington, DC, Apr. 7

The Near East Section of the
African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress
invites you to attend

The Seventh Annual Vardanants Day
Armenian Lecture

Richard G. Hovannisian
Professor of History
UCLA

The First (1918-1921) and Present (1991-) Republics of Armenia:
Does History Repeat Itself?

7:00 P.M.
Wednesday, April 7, 1999

Reception to Follow

The Mumford Room
The James Madison Memorial Building
6th Floor
101 Independence Ave., SE

Open to the Public - Limited Seating

Interpreting Services (American Sign Language, Contact Signing, Oral and
Tactile) will be provided if requested five business days in advance of the
event. Call (202) 707-6362 TTY and voice to make a specific request. For
other ADA accommodations please contact the Disability Employment Program
office at (202) 707-9948 TTY and (202) 707-7544 voice.

Levon Avdoyan
Armenian and Georgian Area Specialist
Near East Section/AMED
The Library of Congress
Washington, DC  20540-4820
Phone: (202) 707-5680
Fax:  (202) 252-3180
Email: Lavd(a)loc.gov

CALL FOR PAPERS- School of Slavonic & East European Studies, London, Nov. 6-7

Posted by: Catherine Matthews <cmatthew(a)ssees.ac.uk>
Posted: 25 Mar 1999


CALL FOR PAPERS- School of Slavonic & East European Studies, London, Nov. 6-7

Between the Bloc and the Hard Place:
Moving towards Europe in Post-Communist States?
6-7 November 1999

The research Students of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies,
with the support of the School's academic staff, are organising and
interdisciplinary conference which, coinciding with a new era if expansion for
the European Union, aims to contribute to a wide-ranging analysis of the
competing legacies the post-communist states must contend with, and of the
relative weight their traditions and aspirations carry in each of these
countries.

Papers are being called for in the following areas and broadly addressing
these sub-topics:

POLITICS:       -"East", "West", or "Third way"?
        -Political Culture and Civil Society
        -Political Leadership and the Will to Reform

ECONOMICS:      -Macroeconomic stabilisation and the "euro"
        -Can the Emerging Markets Compete in Europe

SOCIOLOGY:      -Migration and Social Imbalances in Europe
        -Women in the Post-Communist World
        -National Identity and the New European Order

HISTORY/
HISTORIOGRAPHY  -Rewriting "The West" in Central and East European History
        -Historical Borders and "Europeanisation"

LANGUAGE,
LITERATURE,
&CULTURE        -Pan-European Culture: Shared Heritage or Wishful Construct?
        -Can Eastern Europe Turn its Back on the Recent Past?
        -National Identity in the Global Village

For more information and the submission of papers and abstracts please
contact:

Roman Zyla or Elizabeth Skomp at:

romanzyla1(a)hotmail.com

or write to:

Postgraduate Research Conference
c/o Department of Social Sciences
School of Slavonic and East European Studies
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU
UK

http://www.ssees.ac.uk

CONFERENCE- Central and Inner Asian Seminar, U. of Toronto, April 23-24

Posted by: Gillian Long <gillian.long(a)utoronto.ca>
Posted: 22 Mar 1999


CONFERENCE- Central and Inner Asian Seminar, U. of Toronto, April 23-24

The organizers of the Central and Inner Asian Seminar of the University of
Toronto are pleased to announce that the Annual Seminar will once again be
held in the Croft Chapter House of University College, on Friday and
Saturday April 23 and 24 1999. The subject of discussion this year is
"RELIGION, CUSTOMARY LAW AND MATERIAL CULTURE AMONG THE NOMADS."

Sessions will be held on Friday from 9am - 6pm and on Saturday from 9am -
1pm. A light lunch will be served to all participants.  The registration
fee of $30 ($10 for students) covers lunch and mid-session refreshments on
both days. Registration is at the door but it would be appreciated if you
could let us know in advance either by return email or fax/phone to (416)
978 4882 if you are planning to attend.

A detailed timetable will be available very soon but for your present
information the following speakers are expected:

DUGAROV, Bayar
(Buryat poet)
"The cult of the sky (tengri) in Buryat Mongolian epics"

KAMALOV, Ablet
(Dept. of Uighur History, Almaty, Kazakhstan)
"The problem of continuity between nomadic and sedentary
Uighurs (Soviet historiography)"

KASZUBA, Sophia
(University of Toronto)
"Aspects of Mediaeval Mongolian Law: An Exercise in Legal
Archaeology" by Robert W. Reid

McCHESNEY, Robert D.
(Dept. of Middle Eastern Studies, New York University)
"White Felt, Zamzam Water,and Kingly Tradition: The Mongol
Legacy in 16th and 17th Century Muslim Central Asia"

MOROZOVA, Irina Yurievna,
(Moscow, Russia)
"Buddhism and Revolution in Mongolia"

OLLER, Thomas
(Harvard University)
"Competition or Cooperation? Shamanist-Buddhist Relations in
Modern-Day Mongolia"

SARANGEREL (Saraa)
(Buryat shamaness)
"The relationship between Siberian shamanism and the Geser
epic"

SOBTI, Manu P.
(College of Architecture, Georgia Inst. of Technology
Atlanta)
"A Reconciliation Between Nomadic Lifestyle and Sedentary
Existence: The Case Of the Timurid City"

SUBTELNY, Maria
(Dept. of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
University of Toronto)
"Turko-Mongolian Customary Law as Practiced by the
Descendants of Tamerlane"

SURSAL, Hilal
Dept. of Near & Middle Eastern Studies
University of Toronto
"Love at First Sight or a Fierce Fight? The Adoption of
Islam by the Nomadic Turks of Central Asia"


Gillian Long
for Michael Gervers and Wayne Schlepp

CONFERENCE- First Manchester Conference on Turkic Languages, Apr. 6-7

Posted by: Cigdem Balim <cb(a)nessie.mcc.ac.uk>
Posted: 22 Mar 1999


CONFERENCE- First Manchester Conference on Turkic Languages, Apr. 6-7

Organized by the Research Group on Central Asia and the Caucasus
and the North-West Centre for Linguistics

6-7 April 1999

University of Manchester, Oxford Road
Arts Building
Room: South Wing Ground floor 1 (SG1)

Website: http://www.art.man.ac.uk/german/nwcl/notebrd.htm#turkic


Tuesday, 06 April


10:00-10:30      Registration and Coffee
There is no registration fee, but those planning to attend should
contact Cigdem Balim (cb(a)nessie.mcc.ac.uk) in advance.

10:30-10:40      Opening Remarks

10:40-11:20     "Partitive constructions in Turkish"
        Jaklin Kornfilt, Syracuse University

11:20-12:00     "Specificity and subject positions in Turkish"
        Nigar G^nlsat Tosun, Harvard University

12:00-12:40     "Evidence for configurationality of Turkish in
        early child language"
        Natalie Batman-Ratyosyan & Karin Stromswold, Rutgers
University

12:40-14:00      Lunch

14:00-14:40      "Does Turkish prefer events to states?"
        Celia Kerslake, University of Oxford

14:40-15:20      "Directives and the use of the modal adverbials
        mutlaka and kesinlikle in Turkish"
        S^nkriye Ruhi, Middle East Technical University

15:20-15:40      Tea

15:40-16:20      "Towards a typology of spatial deixis in Turkic
        and Finno-Ugric"
        Charles F. Carlson, Kazakh/Kirgiz Services, RFE/RL, Czech
Republic

16:20-17:00      "Towards a typological analysis of noun compounds
        in Turkic and English"
        Aida Sadikova, Kazan Pedagogical University


Wednesday, 07 April


10:00-10:40      "On agreement in modern Turkmen"
        Engin Sezer, Harvard & Bilkent Universities

10:40-11:20      "Copied strategies of relativization in the area
        Southeast Anatolia and Western Iran"
        Christiane Bulut, Mainz University

11:20-12:00      "Relative constructions in Irano-Turkic"
        Filiz Kiral, Mainz University

12:00-14:00      Lunch

14:00-15:00      Special session on language teaching and technology
        "Teaching the languages of the Turks: where are we?"
        Erika Gilson, Princeton University

15:00            Closing Remarks
        Geoffrey Lewis, University of Oxford

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