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CFP- European Internet Network Seeks Contrib. on Russia, China, Eastern Europe

Posted by: EIN Editorial Department <editor(a)einmedia.com>
Posted: 10 Mar 2000


CFP- European Internet Network Seeks Contrib. on Russia, China, Eastern Europe

European Internet Network (EIN) is currently inviting contributions from
faculty and students for its Internet publications Russia Today, Central
Europe Online and Inside China Today. This network of Internet sites
reaches over 300,000 unique readers each month.

Providing political, cultural and financial coverage of Russia and CIS
countries, Central and Eastern Europe and China, EIN offers among the
most invaluable web resources for people with academic, political, cultural
and business interests in these regions.

In attempting to foster intellectual exchange, EIN is developing "Op-ed",
"Letters to the Editor" and academic discussion board sections for each of
its publications. We are presently soliciting the participation of scholars
from top American and European universities and believe that members of
your faculty and graduate student body might like to participate.

To this effect, we would appreciate it if you could circulate this message
in your department. We also invite you to take advantage of EIN's
free-subscriptions to its daily news bulletins at
http://www.einmedia.com/briefs/subscribe.php3.

Best regards,

EIN Editorial Department
EIN media
http://www.einmedia.com

Publisher of

Russia Today http://www.russiatoday.com
Inside China Today http://www.insidechina.com
Central Europe Online http://www.centraleurope.com
Czech Today http://www.centraleurope.com/CzechToday
Poland Today http://www.centraleurope.com/PolandToday
Hungary Today http://www.centraleurope.com/HungaryToday
Slovenia Today http://www.centraleurope.com/SloveniaToday
Slovakia Today http://www.centraleurope.com/SlovakiaToday
Romania Today http://www.centraleurope.com/RomaniaToday
Yugoslavia Today http://www.centraleurope.com/YugoslaviaToday

CFP- Post-Socialist Sessions, United Kingdom, 2-5 January 2001

Posted by: Serguei Alex Oushakine <oushakin(a)ssc.upenn.edu>
Posted: 7 Mar 2000


CFP- Post-Socialist Sessions, United Kingdom, 2-5 January 2001

CALL FOR PAPERS

Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers Annual
Conference, University of Plymouth, UK, 2-5 January 2001

The RGS-IBG Post-Socialist Geographies Research Group is organising a number
of sessions at this conference which may be of interest to anyone
researching on post-socialist areas.

Brief session titles are given below, followed by full details of the
sessions for those who wish more information.

1) 'Post-Socialism: (dis)-continuities':
a. 'Russia 'ten years after' and 'post-Yeltsin''
b. 'Airbrushing the past? History, memory and (place) identity
formation in
post-socialist transformation'
2) 'Post-graduate research on post-socialism'
3) 'Reflections on "Socio-Nature": new approaches to human-environment
interactions' Joint with DARG
4) 'Gender into the future' Joint with WGSG

Anyone wishing to submit a paper for consideration should submit their name,
contact details (including e-mail) and a 100-200 word abstract to the
session convenors indicated below by May 31st 2000. Please contact session
convenors for any further information.

1) There will be a full day session on 'Post-Socialism: (dis)-continuities'
which will examine various theoretical and empirical aspects of continuities
and dis-continuities during the post-socialist transformation. After a
module on invited theoretical papers on transformation, three further
modules are open for proposals of papers:

- one module will focus on 'Russia: ten years after' and particularly the
state of transformation in Russia in the post-Yeltsin era. Potential
contributors should contact: Dr Mike Bradshaw, School of Geography and
Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15
2TT, tel: 0121-414-5535; fax: 0121-414-5528; e-mail: m.j.bradshaw(a)bham.ac.uk

- two further modules will focus on the topic of 'Airbrushing the past?
History, memory and identity formation in post-socialist transformation'.
This session invites contributions on the 'modern historical geographies' of
post-socialist transformation. In particular, it focuses on how
representations of the Socialist era are utilised or obscured in the
processes of creating new national and place identities as the
post-socialist countries attempt to reposition themselves in their global
contexts. The statuary and monuments of Socialist iconography, for example,
was hastily torn down in many countries but is now being collected in theme
parks which divide public opinion of how to deal with the Socialist past;
the iconography of money and of place marketing often cuts out any reference
to the period 1945-89 in the creation of identity; public attitudes to
Socialist architecture and buildings reflect a convoluted relationship with
meaning in the post-Socialist built environment; and literature, television
and film represent the past in various ways. All of these meanings are
consumed and contested in various ways through their consumption by both the
inhabitants of post-socialist countries and people external to them. Offers
of papers which address any of these issues are welcome, contact: Dr Craig
Young, Environmental and Geographical Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan
University, John Dalton Building, Manchester, M1 5GD. c.young(a)mmu.ac.uk


2) There will be a half-day session (two modules) on 'Post-graduate research
on post-socialism'. The intention of these sessions is to provide a forum
for post-graduate researchers working on post-socialist areas to share their
research experience and problems in a supportive atmosphere and to present
and discuss key research findings. All post-graduates are welcome. Potential
contributors should contact: Alex Wynn, School of Geography and
Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15
2TT, (ALW862(a)bham.ac.uk) or Craig Young (address above) (c.young(a)mmu.ac.uk).

3) 'Reflections on "Socio-Nature": new approaches to human-environment
interactions' Joint DARG/PSG Half Session (two modules).

This half-module showcases innovative contributions to current debates about
the reciprocal and mutually constitutive interrelations between social
action and the environment. While most research to date has focused on the
effects of human activities on environmental conditions, much less attention
has been devoted to considerations of the return arrow of causation: the
impact the constitution of "the environment" as having different sorts of
properties (e.g. "harvestable timber") has on human activities. This is
perhaps somewhat surprising given the recent proliferation of interest in
actor network theory, social constructionism, neo-marxism and
post-structuralist environment theories. It is perhaps even more surprising
that geographers of "transition" and "development" have not more strongly
engaged these critical currents, given the problematic hegemony of the
"Western geographical imaginary" in our research

We therefore invite paper proposals for this half module that address
different aspects of this dialectic process of human-environmental
interconstitution in different "developing world" or "transition" contexts.
Ideally we hope to assemble 6-8 papers treating issues related to
"socio-nature" in as wide variety of empirical contexts as possible in order
to help set the stage for more robust and inclusive engagement.

Enquiries, paper titles and 150 word abstracts will be received until May
31, 2000 by:

Chad Staddon, School of Geography and Environmental Management
University of the West of England
Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY
tel/fax: (44 117) 344-3214/3004
e-mail: caedmon.staddon(a)uwe.ac.uk

Tassilo Herrschel, Department of Social Studies
University of Westminster, Regent Campus, 309 Regent Street, London
tel/fax: (44 171) 911-5100/5106
e-mail: T.A.Herrschel(a)westminster.ac.uk

4) 'Gender into the future' Joint session with WGSG

This session will bring together a wide range of perspectives on gender
aiming to critically interrogate the meaning of 'gender' and 'gender
politics' at the beginning of the C21st in a variety of contexts.
Contributions are welcome from those working on these topics in
post-socialist areas.

For further details contact: Dr Kathrin Hoerschelmann, Geographical
Sciences, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA. Tel:
01752-233068, fax: 01752-233054, e-mail: k.horschelmann(a)plymouth.ac.uk


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

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

CONF./CFP- Science and Shamanism Congress Update, March 2001

Posted by: Center for Shamanism and Consciousness Studies <admin(a)csacs.org>
Posted: 5 Mar 2000


CONF./CFP- Science and Shamanism Congress Update, March 2001

UPDATE ANNOUNCEMENT
FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON SCIENCE AND SHAMANISM
Palm Springs/Palm Desert, California, 19-23 March, 2001

In order to accommodate some of our colleagues, please, note that the
abstract deadline has been extended to 1 October, 2000.

For updated information, please, visit:
www.shamanicdimensions.net/congress.html

The pre-registration and abstract submission forms are now available. They
may be submitted by replying to this e-mail and completing the information
requested below OR by completing and sending by postal mail the printable
forms available on the following webpages:
www.shamanicdimensions.net/congress/form.html
www.shamanicdimensions.net/congress/abstract.html

NOTE: It is not required to submit an abstract in order to pre-register.

We look forward to your participation,

Organizing Committee
First International Congress on Science and Shamanism 2001

[For forms for Pre-Registration and Abstract Submission via e-mail, please
contact the organizing committee at <admin(a)csacs.org>]

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING- Inner Asia Meeting at AAS, San Diego, Mar. 11

Posted by: Dru Gladney <dru(a)hawaii.edu>
Posted: 6 Mar 2000


ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING- Inner Asia Meeting at AAS, San Diego, Mar. 11

Dear Colleagues:

Below, please find an invitation to attend an "ad hoc" meeting of those
interested in discussing ways to raise Central and Inner Asia participation
at AAS meetings in San Diego. The AAS board has appointed an ad hoc
committee to examine this issue and has asked me to chair it. We are
hoping to have an initial meeting at the AAS meeting on this Saturday,
March 11, at 3:00 pm, in the Esquire room of the Town & Country Hotel.

I am pleased to announce that Prof. Susan Mann, President of the
Association for Asian Studies (1999-2000) has agreed to meet with us at the
beginning of the meeting as an indication of her support. In addition,
Ambassador J. Enkhsaikhan, Mongolia's representative at the United Nations
has been invited to attend (we are still awaiting confirmation).

I look forward to seeing you in San Diego and very much hope you will be
able to join us. Please feel free to announce this meeting to anyone who
might be interested in discussing ways to increase Central/Inner Asia
interest and membership at AAS.

Best wishes,

Dru Gladney, Chair
China and Inner Asia Council (1999-00)

"LikoHale"
3041 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815

Tel: 808-924-8884
eFax: 801-640-8798
Email: dru(a)hawaii.edu


INVITATION

Please Attend!!
Central and Inner Asia Adhoc Committee of CIAC

To discuss ways to increase Central/Inner Asia interest in AAS

Saturday, March 11, 3:00 pm
Esquire Room, Town & Country Hotel

We hope to solicit ideas on how to better serve the interests of Central
Asianists and widen the AAS membership.

CFP- Oral History Workshop, Gender & Culture, CEU Budapest, Nov. 2000

Posted by: Serguei Alex Oushakine <oushakin(a)ssc.upenn.edu>
Posted: 3 Mar 2000


CFP- Oral History Workshop, Gender & Culture, CEU Budapest, Nov. 2000

"Women's Memory: Oral Histories from Transition: Theory and Practice"

Oral History Workshop at the Central European University
Program on Gender & Culture
3-5 November, 2000 in Budapest

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

The OSI NETWORK Women's Program and the Central European University's
Program on Gender & Culture invite experts, professionals, and NGO activists
to join to the seminar "Women's Memory: Oral Histories from Transition.
Theory and Practice" to be held in Budapest on 3-5 November, 2000. In order
to coordinate and promote the establishment of archives of women's stories
in different Central-East European and fSU countries, this training program
is being provided to teach skills, to offer hands-on experience, and to
present different theoretical frameworks and operational models to promote
the preservation of women's stories. Applicants should send their Curriculum
Vitae, list of publications and a letter of recommendation to the Central
European University, Program on Gender & Culture (Nador u. 9.; 1051
Budapest, Hungary; fax/ 361-327-3296 or 361-327-3001, email/ gender(a)ceu.hu),
together with a statement of purpose which covers their previous work in the
field of oral history and their future plans. The closing date for
applications is 25 April, 2000. The working language of the seminar is
English. Simultaneous Russian translation will be provided, but preference
will be given to those applicants with at least a minimal knowledge of English.

For more information contact Nargiza Turgunova, External Programs Manager
(turgonov(a)ceu.hu, tel/ 361-327-3034).

Description

The promotion of real social and political change requires a thorough
understanding of the past. Women's pasts are difficult to study because of
the hidden and manipulated character of the sources: the most important
emotional and psychological changes remain closed in women's bodies. By the
end of the 1990s an increasing number of NGOs, women's studies and gender
studies centers in Eastern Europe and in the former Soviet Union have
started or are planning to start oral history projects focusing on women's
experience of transition and violence. Oral history is both a genre of
historical inquiry and a technique of obtaining information about events and
social practices. In order to establish and coordinate the foundation of
archives of women's stories in different Central-East European and fSU
countries, a training program is needed to promote comparative studies in
order to facilitate the preservation of women's stories. This workshop will
provide such training, and enable as well the development of nationally
appropriate projects.

Participants

30-35 participants will be admitted.

Preparations

Selected participants will receive a reading packet well before the
workshop. Those who are already involved in running oral history research
projects will need to prepare a brief description of their projects, to be
attached to the reading packet. All selected participants will be expected
to read the reading packet, and to prepare a brief presentation for the
seminar. Those participants coming from countries with an advanced tradition
of collecting oral histories will be requested to bring a bibliography from
their own country (in an electronic form) about the books, articles and
projects of the last ten years in the field of oral history.

Lectures

During the training experts will give lectures related to the methodology
and techniques of oral history. The lecturers will provide a list of
recommended readings (the readings will be included in the reading packet),
and will also compile a list for a possible oral history library: basic
texts, manuals, etc.

Seminars

The lectures will be followed by seminars, where the participants divide
into three groups to discuss the lectures and readings.

Workshops

In a workshop setting, techniques of making oral history will be practiced.

Field Trips

The participant will visit the two oral history archives of Budapest, the 56
Institute (http://www.rev.hu) and the OSI Radio Free Europe Archives
(http://www.ceu.hu), as well as the Statue Park: memory and commemoration
practices of communism (http://www.szoborpark.hu)

CONF./CFP- International Conference on Bobur and Boburids, Samarkand, 23-25 May

Posted by: S. S. Safarov <safarov(a)samuni.silk.org>
Posted: 2 Mar 2000


CONF./CFP- International Conference on Bobur and Boburids, Samarkand, 23-25 May

Samarkand State University
International Conference

Bobur and Boburids' Role in Global Civilisation

Call for Papers and Participation

Samarkand, May 23-25, 2000.

Over the last years an important change has taken place in research into the
cultural, historical, literary, scientific heritage of the Uzbek people.
The role of Bobur and of all Temurids in global civilisation is very great.
The conference is intended to bring together specialists in the various
fields conducting research on medieval cultural heritage.

Main conference topics:

1. Civilisation of Bobur's period:
- literature, culture, arts
- history, ethnography
- law and government administration
- geography and environment
2. Multi-disciplinary aspects of the "Baburnama"
3. Babur and the history of the Uzbek language
4. Babur and modern culture

Conference Languages:
Uzbek, English, Russian will be main official conference languages.

Deadline for Applications and papers:
Anyone wishing to present a paper at the conference should send an abstract
or paper (1-5 pages) in electronic format (preferably a Word attachment) to
the organizing committee (address below) by April, 1, 2000.

Registration fee 50$

Accommodation: Hotels in all price ranges ($30-$90), and unlimited
accommodation in University residences.

Passports and visas. All visitors entering Uzbekistan must hold a valid
passport with a required visa.

Applications should be sent to:

Samarkand State University
University Boulvard, 15
703004 Samarkand
Uzbekistan

Tel: +998 (662) 33-34-87; 33-74-07; 31-21-81
Fax: +998 (662) 33-34-87
E-mail: Bobur(a)samuni.silk.org

CONF./CFP- Australasian Middle East Studies Association, Melbourne, 5-6 July

Posted by: Shahram Akbarzadeh <s.akbarzadeh(a)latrobe.edu.au>
Posted: 1 Mar 2000


CONF./CFP- Australasian Middle East Studies Association, Melbourne, 5-6 July

The Australasian Middle East Studies Association annual conference (2000)
will be held at The University of Melbourne (5-6 July 2000)

The theme of the 19th Annual Conference will be "Reclaiming the Millennium."
What are the implications of the growing assertiveness of civil societies in
the Middle East? What is the impact on the domestic politics and culture of
Middle Eastern countries? How does it reflect on relations with the rest of
the world?

Please visit the site for more information:
http://www.arabic.unimelb.edu.au/events/amesa/amesa3.htm

Expressions of interest should include an abstract (300-400 words) and
contact details of the author. Expressions of interest should be sent by 30
April 2000. Paper givers are encouraged to suggest a pre-organised panel of
three speakers and preferably a chair.

Expressions of interest and registration should be sent

Dr Shahram Akbarzadeh
Politics
La Trobe University
Vic. 3083
Australia

Fax: 61-3-9479 1997
Email: S.Akbarzadeh(a)latrobe.edu.au

SEMINAR- China & Turkic World in the 21st Century, Istanbul, Feb. 27

Posted by: Timur Kocaoglu <tkocaoglu(a)ku.edu.tr>
Posted: 25 Feb 2000


SEMINAR- China & Turkic World in the 21st Century, Istanbul, Feb. 27

Date: 27 February 2000, Sunday at 13:00-17:00
Place: Tarik Zafer Tunaya Cultural Center, Istanbul
Organized by: Dogu Turkistan Gocmenler Dernegi
(East Turkistani Emigre Association)
Opening speech by Arslan Alptekin
Chairman: Prof. Abdulkadir Donuk, Istanbul University

Panelists:

1. Associate Prof. Haci Yakup Anat, Turkish Historical Society
"East Turkistan in Central Asian Geo-politics"
2. Hizirbek Gayretullah, journalist, writer
"The Place of East Turkistan in the Turkic World"
3. Associate Prof. Timur Kocaoglu, Koc University
"The Chinese Expansionist Policy in Asia & the Turkic World in the 21st
Century"
4. Ahmet Turkoz, Ph.D, researcher
"Turkish-Chinese Relations"
5. Erkin Ekrem, Ph.D, Hacettepe University
"The Chinese Policy toward Central Asia"
6. Ibrahim Kalkan, Ph.D candidate, Marmara University
"The Energy Issue in the Relations Between China & Kazakstan"

The panel will be held in Turkish.
East Turkistani Emigre Association chairman: Abdulveli Can.

CONF./CFP- Multilinguae Congress: IT and Lesser Used Languages, Nov. 2000

Posted by: Jokin Garatea <garatea(a)gaia.es>
Posted: 24 Feb 2000


CONF./CFP- Multilinguae Congress: IT and Lesser Used Languages, Nov. 2000

[NOTE: Though this conference concerns primarily western Europe, many of the
issues are the same for greater Central Asia, and therefore should be of
interest to some list members. CA-L]


Multilinguae Congress: A way to promote the use of ITs, Multimedia and
language industries in lesser used languages.
San Sebastian, Spain
8-9 November 2000.

Papers and/or workshops (of up to 30-45 minutes duration) from academics,
software and multimedia developers and distributors, experts in the digital
distribution channel and information organisations (including libraries,
government, and the private sector) are sought for presentation at the
congress. All papers & presentations should be designed for non-specialist
audiences, and connect theory and practice.

Abstracts of up to 500 words should be sent to me directly (garatea(a)gaia.es)
for consideration by the committee, before end of March (31st of March).

BACKGROUND

Within the European Union, there are more than 40 autochthonous languages in
everyday use. Of these, only 11 are official languages of the Union: Danish,
Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
and Swedish. In addition, Irish is a "treaty language".

Of Europe's 370 million citizens, nearly 50 million speak a language other
than the official language of the State in which they live. These other
languages are an integral part of our cultural heritage. They include some
of the oldest languages in the Western world, and most of them have rich
cultural, literary and folk traditions.

Technology is simply one of the tools with which we involve as community
members in learning and using minority languages in our daily lives. It is
also a link with the culture that surrounds most of us today and which is so
attractive to the younger generations. What we would like to present,
briefly in this Congress is that new technologies have, among others, the
potential to:

* Document and promote culture and minority speech
* Help to revitalise language
* Promote the status of the language as a viable medium of communication
  expand and strengthen minority language communities by creating an audience
  and purpose for writing in minority languages
* Make Minority language resources available beyond educational institutions.
* Expedite production and distribution of relevant, quality Minority
  language materials and resources.
* Provide opportunities to create multimedia projects
* Excite learners to become motivated, engaged in the learning process and
  producers in the target language.
* Aspects of multi-modal capability include integrated text, sound, and
  graphics which are suitable for a range of learner types
* Increase student-student communication and collaboration
* Enhance and expand instructional strategies
* Build upon/enhance existing and effective pedagogy
* Promote literacy skills
* Promote computer literacy. Computers add to the study of minority
  language, and computer skills that are learned transfer to other courses and
  aspects of students' lives.

For all the above mentioned we must have a clear idea of the following
statements:
* The market is there. 50 million of potential European users/buyers, as
  minority speakers.
* The industry is there but a bit dispersed and not very well known.

OBJECTIVES

The organisation of the Multilinguae International Congress, which is
organised by GAIA, the Telecommunications Cluster of the Basque Country and
will be co-financed by the European Commission (DG XXII), intends, on the
one side, to facilitate contacts between small and medium European
companies, technologists, content providers, and researchers belonging to
the Multimedia and Software sector working for Minority or endangered
languages (if we are talking about IT, apart from English almost all
languages of the world), and, on the other side, to provoke the utilisation
of this Multimedia tools by the education, administration bodies and end
users coming from minority communities. The general objective of the
MULTILINGUAE congress is to develop channels, links and activities between
institutions representing similar collectives in different cultural and
geographical areas where minority languages are spoken for interchange of
experiences, best practices and for the realisation of joint actions with a
view to promoting Multimedia Development and the Linguistic Diversity of the
EU. All this, providing: competitive expansion of the companies of the
sector, the development of new business activities, promotion of employment
and innovation in the creation of support infrastructures for the European
Linguistic Diversity and for technological and socio-economic development,
by giving incentives to investment in research, training and inter-regional
and inter-company co-operation.

Why organise the Multilinguae international congress?

It will take more than conferences to keep most European Minority Languages
from becoming extinct. If all it took was conferences, then the minority
languages would not be in the sad condition that most of them are in now
because many of them have been exposed to conferences before. If not
conferences, what then? Lots of different approaches have been tried. These
are not startling innovations; what we need is a critical mass of committed
people, and this critical mass can only be created through continuous
capillary infiltration of information and encouragement. This conference is
intended to be a part of such an effort. It will be disseminated not only to
those who attended of the sessions, but to a much wider audience consisting
of Minority and non-Minority individuals and institutions because of its
needed market oriented approach.


Jokin Garatea
International Department
GAIA
C\ Camino Portuetxe, 14
Edificio Ibaeta 1
20018, San Sebastian
Spain
Tel. +34 943 31 66 66
Fax. +34 943 31 10 66
Email: garatea(a)gaia.es

CONF./CFP- International Conference on Manchu-Tungus Studies, Bonn, Sept. 2000

Posted by: Carsten Naeher <uzsknk(a)mailin.uni-bonn.de>
Posted: 24 Feb 2000


CONF./CFP- International Conference on Manchu-Tungus Studies, Bonn, Sept. 2000

FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MANCHU-TUNGUS STUDIES (ICMTS)

Bonn, Germany, August 28 - September 1, 2000

First Circular & Call for Papers

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 1st International Conference on
Manchu-Tungus Studies (ICMTS) to be held at the Institute for Central Asian
Languages and Cultures ("Seminar für Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft
Zentralasiens"), University of Bonn, Germany. The arrival date is August 27;
the departure September 1, 2000.

The conference is dedicated to all aspects of Manchu-Tungus Studies, e.g.
Tungus languages and linguistics, Manchu literature and writing, Manchu,
Jurchen (Jin), and Qing history, shamanism, anthropology, culture, and
history of Manchu-Tungus studies. Scholars from related areas of research
are also encouraged to participate. The conference will be divided into
several sections and panels according to certain areas of research (e.g.
linguistics, history).

If you wish to participate, please inform the organizing committee (c/o
Carsten Naeher, Seminar für Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft Zentralasiens,
Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, D-53113 Bonn, Germany, Fax: +49-228-737458, e-mail
carsten(a)uni-bonn.de). Please give your full name and full postal address
when using e-mail. The second circular which contains details on
accommodation, registration fee, transportation, etc., will be sent out in
March 2000 to those who request it. If there are any individual questions
regarding the conference, proposals for special workshops or the
communication you intend to make, or if you are in need of a letter of
invitation or funding, please do not hesitate to contact the organizing
committee for help and advice.

If you wish to continue receiving invitations to the subsequent ICMTS
conferences, please acknowledge the receipt of this circular even if you do
not intend to participate at the forthcoming conference.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Michael Weiers
President

Giovanni Stary
President

Carsten Naeher
Secretary

Ostwaldstrasse 8
D-53115 Bonn, Germany
Tel. +49-(0)228-798679
Fax +49-(0)89-244357200
<uzsknk(a)uni-bonn.de>
<carsten(a)uni-bonn.de>

CONF./CFP- Yale Univ. Graduate Student Conference on Ibn Sina, Spring 2001

Posted by: Ahmed H. al-Rahim <ahmed.al-rahim(a)yale.edu>
Posted: 23 Feb 2000


CONF./CFP- Yale Univ. Graduate Student Conference on Ibn Sina, Spring 2001

THE FIRST GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE ON IBN SINA
(Spring 2001, Yale University)

CALL FOR PAPERS

Note: Deadlines for Abstracts and First Drafts have been revised

The recent growth of research interest in the life, times, and philosophy of
Ibn Sina on the part of graduate students in the United States and Europe
represents an exciting development in the fields of Islamic Studies and the
History of Philosophy. The First Graduate Student Conference on Ibn Sina
has two main objectives: to foster communication and debate among graduate
students pursuing research on Ibn Sina; and to introduce this new generation
of students and their research interests to senior scholars working on Ibn
Sina.

This two-day conference is tentatively scheduled for March 2001 and will be
held at Yale University. Presenters of papers will be limited to graduate
students and junior scholars (recent Ph.D.s). The conference will be chaired
and discussed by senior scholars. Students and scholars at all career stages
are invited to attend. The theme of the conference is Ibn Sina studies
broadly conceived. Areas of investigation for paper presentation include but
are not limited to:

- Autobiography/Biography complex (life and times)
- Bibliography and Manuscripts
- Thought (including all exact and philosophical sciences addressed
  by Ibn Sina)
- Reception of Ibn Sina's philosophy (Arabic, Persian, Turkish)

The Latin Avicenna will not play a significant role in the conference. A
300-word abstract of paper topic is requested by June 1, 2000. First drafts
of papers are due November 1, 2000. There is a strong possibility that
partial travel and maintenance stipends will be awarded to participants.
The proceedings will be published. To register interest contact:

David C. Reisman or Ahmed H. al-Rahim
NELC
Yale University
P.0.Box 208236
New Haven, CT 06520-8236
Tel.: 203 432-2944
Fax: 203 432-2946
Email: david.reisman(a)yale.edu, ahmed.al-rahim(a)yale.edu

SEMINAR- Islamic Mysticism and the Spirit of Peace and Tolerance

Posted by: Omaid Weekly <omaid(a)erols.com>
Posted: 21 Feb 2000


SEMINAR- Islamic Mysticism and the Spirit of Peace and Tolerance

From the Omaid Weekly, issue #409, February 21, 2000:

The Secretariat of the Association for Peace and Democracy for Afghanistan
announced today a seminar on "Islamic mysticism and the spirit of peace and
tolerance" to be held in mid-summer 2000. The seminar will be the latest
cultural event held by the APDA, whose founding tenets include the
preservation and propagation of Afghanistan's cultural and traditional
heritage.

The Association's Committee on Culture and Media, which is working in
conjunction with the Committee on Event Organization and other APDA
committees to organize the seminar, has requested that all interested
researchers and scholars contact the Association to schedule lectures or
research paper presentations. The seminar will be open to the public. For
more information, please contact the APDA at: 6300-A Springfield Plaza Suite
525, Springfield, VA 22150; Tel (703) 978-9890, 941-1589, 823-9037.

Omaid Weekly (www.omaid.com)
The Most Widely Read Afghan Publication in the World
P.O. Box 30818
Alexandria, VA 22310
United States of America
Tel: (703) 922-6321
Fax: (703) 922-6322

CONF./CFP- Orientalist Workshop, Barnaul, Russia, October 2000

Posted by: Vladimir Boyko <boyko(a)bspu.secna.ru>
Posted: 20 Feb 2000


CONF./CFP- Orientalist Workshop, Barnaul, Russia, October 2000

The Center for Regional Studies at Barnaul State Pedagogical University
(Barnaul, Russia) will hold in October 2000 its Third Orientalist Workshop
dedicated to the memory of Solomon Livshits. S. Livshits (1922-1994) was
the pioneer of Modern Oriental Studies in Altai, and he established his own
trend of interdisciplinary research and teaching (Siberia in
International/Trans-Asiatic Relations, Central Asian politics, etc.).

The main issues to be discussed at workshop include:

- Oriental Studies in Asiatic Russia: Educational Aspects
- Siberia in Trans-Asiatic Ties
- Greater Central Asia: Past and Present

Applications and abstracts of papers are due 1 June 2000, the latter -
preferably as e-mail attachments in Microsoft Word/RTF, in Russian or
English, up to 6 pages in length, with endnotes or references.

All further questions and submissions please send to:

Vladimir Boyko
Asst Prof of Modern Asian Studies
Research Director
Center for Regional Studies
Department of History
Barnaul State Pedagogical University
Molodezhnaya Street 55
Barnaul 656031
Russia
Fax: 7(3852)260836
e-mail: boyko(a)bspu.secna.ru

CONFERENCE- Armenian Genocide and Historical Memory, UCLA, April 8

Posted by: KingARARAT(a)aol.com
Posted: 20 Feb 2000


CONFERENCE- Armenian Genocide and Historical Memory, UCLA, April 8

ARMENIAN GENOCIDE CONFERENCE
SATURDAY APRIL 8, 2000
UCLA, DICKSON AUDITORIUM

On The Occasion of The Fortieth Anniversary of Armenian Studies
at UCLA, 1960- 2000, The Armenian Educational Foundation Chair
in Modern Armenian History, UCLA, Presents a Conference on:

"THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE AND HISTORICAL MEMORY:
CHALLENGE OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY (1915-2000)"
Organized by Professor Richard G. Hovannisian

SATURDAY APRIL 8, 2000
Morning Sessions: 9:15 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Introduction: 1915-2000
Richard Hovannisian, UCLA

The United States Response to the Genocide
Simon Payaslian, UCLA

Justice Thwarted: The Turkish War Crimes Trials
Gary Bass, Princeton University

>From Ottoman Empire to Turkish Republic - The Continuities of Denial
Hilmar Kaiser, European Institute Universtiy, Florence

INTERMISSION

The League of Nations and the Reclamation of Armenian Survivors
Vahram Shemmassian, Merdinian School, Los Angeles

Bitter-Sweet Memories: The Last Ottoman Armenian Generation
Richard Hovannisian, UCLA

Raphael Lemkin and the Armenian Genocide
Steven L. Jacobs, Temple B'nai Shalom, Huntsville,
Alabama,and Martin Methodist College, Pulaski, Tennessee

Discussion

LUNCH RECESS, 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.

Afternoon Sessions: 2:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.

New Directions in Literary Responses to the Genocide
Rubina Peroomian, UCLA

The Politics of Media and the Armenian Genocide in the New Century
Christopher Simpson, American University, Washington D.C.

The Armenian Genocide and International Law
Joe Verhoeven, Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Looking Backward and Forward: Teaching about the Armenian Genocide in the
Twenty-First Century
Joyce Apsel, New York University

INTERMISSION

Denial and Free Speech: The Case of the Armenian Genocide
Henry Theriault, Worcester State College

Healing and Reconciliation
Ervin Staub, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

State and Nation: Their Roles after Independence
Raffi K. Hovannisian, Armenian Center for National and
International Studies, Yerevan

Discussion


The conference is organized with support from:

-Division of Social Sciences, College of Letters and Science
-International Studies and Overseas Programs
-The Souren and Verkin Papazian Fund
-David and Lucy Tuchman Eisenberg

Open to the Public. No Admission Charge.
Parking in Structure P3: Hilgard Avenue at Sunset Boulevard

The public is cordially invited to attend the conference on the occasion of
the 85th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide commencing in 1915.
Distinguished scholars will consider the genocide in the context of
collective historical memory in the new century.

Dickson Auditorium is in the Dickson Art Center (North Campus). Parking
is available, $5.00 (access from Hilgard Avenue, immediately south of
Sunset Boulevard). See UCLA map.

For further information, contact Professor Hovannisian:
telephone (a.m. hours): 310-825-3375
e-mail address: Hovannis(a)history.ucla.edu

CONFERENCE- Association for the Study of Nationalities Convention Information

Posted by: Dominique Arel <Dominique_Arel(a)brown.edu>
Posted: 19 Feb 2000


CONFERENCE- Association for the Study of Nationalities Convention Information

5th Annual Convention of the
Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)

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

Columbia University, 13-15 April 2000
PRELIMINARY PROGRAM NOW ON THE WEB

The ASN Convention continues its impressive growth. The 5th Annual
Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) will
feature the unprecedented number of 105 panels, almost twice the size of
the convention two years ago, spread over eleven sessions from Thursday
April 13, 1 PM, to Saturday April 15, in the evening. Close to 500 people
will be on panels. The full preliminary program is now available on the ASN
web site: http://asn.uno.edu.

All post-Soviet areas will be covered in tremendous depth, with fourteen
panels on the Balkans, thirteen on the Russian Federation, twelve each on
Ukraine, Central Asia, and Central Europe, six on the Southern Caucasus,
five on the Baltics, and almost two dozens on thematic and cross-regional
themes. Special events will include a roundtable on the 2000 Russian
Presidential Election, roundtables on the recent work of Jack Snyder and
Valery Tishkov, the INCORE Tip O'Neill Annual Lecture, delivered by Fernand
de Varennes on minority rights, and several panels devoted to the
recent/ongoing wars in Kosovo and Chechnya.

Central Asia-related panels at the convention will include:

 - A Nation Exiled: The Crimean Tatars in the Russian Empire, Central Asia,
   and Turkey
 - Mongols, Muslims, and Their Neighbors
 - Dagestan in Comparative Perspective
 - State Formation in the North Caucasus: History, Prospects, and Problems
 - Military Tactics and Operational Art of Yeltsin's Second Chechen War
 - The Russian-Chechen War(s)
 - Collective Identity Issues in Central Asia (Sponsored by the Central
   Eurasian Studies Society)
 - Turkey: Nationalism, Secularism, and Identity
 - Preventing Conflict in the Ferghana Valley (Sponsored by the Open Society
   Institute)
 - Why Do Conflicts Not Turn Violent?: The Cases of Tatarstan, Ajaria, and
   Crimea (Sponsored by the Watson Institute, Brown U)
 - Security, Energy, and Foreign Policy South of Russia
 - Education and Self-Identification in Central Asia and the Caucasus
 - Genealogies of Nationhood: Identity and Politics in Soviet and Post-Soviet
   Central Asia
 - Prospects for Peace and Prosperity: A Roundtable on Armenia and Azerbaijan
 - Azerbaijan and Co-Ethnics Abroad (Sponsored by the International Society
   for Azerbaijani Studies)
 - Prospects for Democracy in Kazakhstan

The convention is unveiling a full section devoted to new documentaries and
feature films exploring ethnonational and identity issues in the
post-Communist world. No less than four films will be devoted to Chechnya:
THE MAKING OF A NEW EMPIRE (Netherlands 1999), a documentary on a Chechen
warlord; IMMORTAL FORTRESS (US, 1999), featuring interviews with Shamil
Basayev and Salman Raduyev; along with CHECKPOINT (Russia 1999) and
PURGATORY (Russia, 1998), two feature films set during the first Chechnya
war. The Balkan wars will also be featured prominently with the
documentaries A CRY FROM THE GRAVE (UK, 1999), on Srebrenica, and THE
VALLEY (UK, 1999), on events in the Drenica Valley of Kosovo in Summer
1998, as well as a panel on The Yugoslav Wars on Film. Other films to be
shown include TRADING STORIES (US, 1999), on Jewish property and
restitution in the Czech Republic; BLACK WORD (Slovakia, 1999), on a Roma
settlement in Eastern Slovakia; and HERR ZWILLING UND FRAU ZUCKERMANN
(Austria, 1999), on an elderly couple from Chernivtsi (Chernorwitz), in
Ukraine. All screenings will be followed by discussion with the audience.

The convention is consolidating its status as the World Annual Event on
Nationalities Studies. Over one hundred and fifty panelists will be
travelling from overseas for the event (plus an additional three dozens
from Canada). Almost 40 percent of paper-givers are international
participants (and this does not include the large amount of non-US born
participants currently residing in the United States).

LOCATION. The convention will be taking place in the International Affairs
Building (IAB) of Columbia University, 420 W. 118th St. (metro station:
116th St., on the Red Line). Registration will be on the 6th Floor of IAB
and the panels will be held on several floors.

REGISTRATION. Registration fees are $30 for ASN members, $50 for
non-members, and $15 for students. A registration form can be downloaded
from the ASN web site (http://asn.uno.edu) or requested from our Convention
Director Gordon Bardos (address below). People who plan to attend the
convention are strongly encouraged to pre-register, since places are limited.

SCHEDULE. Registration will begin at 11 AM, Thursday April 13, on the 6th
Floor of IAB. People who sent preregistered will need to pick up their name
tag and the convention program. On the Thursday, the panels will run from 1
PM-7.30 PM. On Friday and Saturday, from 9 AM to 6.30 PM. The convention
will end on the Saturday evening, April 15.

ACCOMMODATION. The convention does not have arrangements with a particular
hotel. A list of recommended hotels can be found on the ASN web site.

ASN MEMBERSHIP. People can now directly join a fast growing ASN on the
convention pre-registration form. In addition to getting a significant
discount at the ASN convention, ASN members receive annually four issues of
Nationalities Papers, the field's leading journal; six issues of the
Analysis of Current Events, containing up-to-the-minute analyses of ongoing
events; and two issues of ASNews, the association's newsletter. An annual
membership costs a remarkably low $50 annually---$30 for students.

BONUS FOR ASN MEMBERS. ASN members have also the option of subscribing to
Europe-Asia Studies (formerly Soviet Studies), which publishes eight issues
a year, for $55, almost a hundred dollars less than the regular
subscription price. Convention panelists can take advantage of this offer
directly on the convention registration form.

BOOK EXHIBIT/SALE OF PAPERS. Publishers will exhibit their wares in the
exhibit room, located in the spacious Dag Hammarskjold Lounge on the 6th
floor, near the registration desk. The convention innovated last year by
selling convention papers for $1 apiece and the experiment proved hugely
successful. At least 20 copies of each paper will go on sale in the book
exhibit on Friday, April 14, at 11.15 AM.

We look forward to seeing you at the convention!

For information on panels:
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 registration, exhibits
and advertisements in the convention program:
Gordon Bardos
ASN 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

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS- Nation-building in Russia Book Project

Posted by: Pal Kolsto <pal.kolsto(a)east.uio.no>
Posted: 18 Feb 2000


CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS- Nation-building in Russia Book Project

Forwarded from: MINELRES

ANNOUNCEMENT, PROJECT PARTICIPANTS, NATION-BUILDING IN RUSSIA

The research project 'Nation-building and common values in Russia', jointly
financed by the Norwegian Research Council and the Norwegian University
Council, is looking for five project participants working and living in
Russia. Each participant will be assigned with the task of writing a book
length chapter on a given subject (Apr. 12, 2000 words).

A first draft of the chapter must be completed by 1 Jan 2001. The final
version must be completed by 31 Sept 2001. The research participation will
be remunerated with 2,000 Euro, half of which will be paid upon the
presentation of the first draft, the second half when the final version has
been accepted and the book is ready for publication. Together with
contributions written by Norwegian participants the chapters will be
compiled into a book that will be submitted to an American publisher.

Brief project outline: "Nation-building can be defined as the societal,
cultural, and political processes that together bring about a common
identity among the population in a given polity. In our study we want to
examine how and to what degree a commonality of values among the residents
is a crucial element in the establishment of such a common identity in a
population. We note that Russian politicians from various parts of the
political landscape have repeatedly expressed concern that the gradual
disappearance of common ideas, laws and values among Russia's population may
lead to the country's disintegration as a distinct community.

At the same time, not all disagreements about values, obviously, are equally
detrimental to nation-building. A nation may presumably hang well together
even if its members have widely different esthetical values or disagree
about the best way to use their leisure time. And what is more: attempts to
foist common cultural values upon a multicultural population may even have
the effect of breaking up a brittle national identity. Thus, many strategies
of nation-building in plural societies may turn out to be counterproductive.
In some areas, however, such as the rules for how a government should be
elected and other basic political principles, one would think that a high
degree of value consensus is important.

In our project we will discuss the relationship of nation-building to values
in Russia on two levels, sociological and political. We will first ask: 1.
Which values are actually common and which are different among various
groups in Russia's population? Answers to this question we will find by
means of large scale surveys conducted in several different regions. Next we
ask: 2. which national-building strategies are the Russian authorities
pursuing and what are the implications of these strategies with regard to
values? Are they trying to inculcate a high degree of common values in the
population, or do they accept a high degree of pluralism? Which values are
they fostering, and by what means? Answers to these questions we find by
analyzing political programs and speeches of political leaders, as well as
through content analysis of public policies and school curricula."

***

The five chapters written by Russian participants will be devoted to the
follwing topics:

1. Comparative analysis of the survey data, with particular emphasis on the
issue of 'ethnicity and values'.

2. Nation-building and common values as they are presented in Russian text
books, in particular within the school subjects of 'ethics and religion' and
'contemporary history'.

3. Nation-building and common values in one of the subjects of the
Federation in the Volga-Ural region or Northern Russia.

4. Nation-building and common values in one of the subjects of the
Federation in Siberia.

5. Nation-building and common values in one of the subjects of the
Federation in Northern Caucasus or Southern Russia.

Each applicant must specify which of the five research slots he or she is
applying for.

Except slot (2) each participant should be prepared to work with survey data.

Each participant is expected to contribute to the progress of the overall
project, by commenting upon the drafts of other participants, contribute
with advice to each other, etc.

All participants are expected to take part in a work shop that will be
arranged in Tampere, Finland, 1-2 August 2000, in conjunction with the VI
ICCEES congress. Travel and accommodation expenses to the workshop will be
covered by the project.

Applications should include:

professional biography, publications lists, list of other relevant
qualifications. Level of language proficiency in English should be
specified. (Book chapters may be submitted in Russian, but under otherwise
equal circumstances participants with a good command of English will be
preferred).

For a fuller project outline and more information, please contact

Professor Pal Kolsto
Dept. of East European and Oriental Studies
University of Oslo
Box 1030, Blindern
N-0315 Oslo, Norway

fax (+47)22 85 41 40
e-mail Pal.Kolsto(a)east.uio.no

Application deadline: 5 March 2000

Professor Pal Kolsto
Dept. of East European and Oriental Studies
University of Oslo
Box 1030, Blindern
N-0315 Oslo, Norway

tel (+47) 22 85 67 99/22 85 67 97
fax (+47)22 85 41 40

home address: Ramsvig 50 g, N-4015 Stavanger, Norway
tel/fax home (+47) 51 56 20 82

e-mail Pal.Kolsto(a)east.uio.no
homepage: http://www.uio.no/~palk/home/

CFP- Islam and Society in the 21st Century, Georgetown Univ., Oct. 13-15, 2000

Posted by: Deonna Kelli <dkelli(a)iiit.org>
Posted: 18 Feb 2000


CFP- Islam and Society in the 21st Century, Georgetown Univ., Oct. 13-15, 2000

Forwarded from: H-ANNOUNCE

Islam and Society in the Twenty-First Century
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Call for Papers Deadline: 2000-05-01

The Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS) in collaboration with the
Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (Georgetown University)

Announces the Twenty-Ninth Annual AMSS Convention
Islam and Society in the Twenty-First Century

October 13-15, 2000
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

We invite you to submit papers/panel proposals in the following focus areas:
Law and Morality, Education, Family life, Issues in Development, Civil
Society, Economics, The State, Globalization, Islamic Thought and
Philosophy, Islam in America, Cultural and Postcolonial Studies, and Gender
Issues.

Deadlines:

* Abstracts: May 1, 2000
* Final Papers: July 1, 2000

Cash awards for the two best graduate student papers!

The Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS) is an international
intellectual forum for Muslims in the humanities and social sciences and for
non-Muslims who have academic interest in Islamic issues.

Contact information:
Deonna Kelli
AMSS CONF
PO Box 669
Herndon, VA 20172 USA
Fax: 703-471-3922

Submit abstract/session proposals via Email,
(FAX) 703/471-3922 or via US postal service
ATTN: AMSS Conference, PO Box 669, Herndon, VA 20172 USA
Email: dkelli(a)iiit.org

Call for Papers website:
http://www.iiit.org/callpapers.htm

CONF./CFP- International Ecological Congress, St. Petersburg, Russia

Posted by: News and Advances in Ecology <newecol(a)spb.cityline.ru>
Posted: 16 Feb 2000


CONF./CFP- International Ecological Congress, St. Petersburg, Russia

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Organising Committee and International Ecological Congress
"Advances in Ecology and Environmental Safety" I have a pleasure to invite
you to visit St. Petersburg on 14-16 June 2000 and participate in the work
of the Congress as an event of the IV St. Petersburg Economic Forum.

I am contacting you because in spite of all political changes in Russia our
Duma and Government put a high interest for this event and it is supported
by the Council of Federation.

As you probably know, annual All-Russian theoretical and applied science
conference with international participation has been held in Russia since
1996. Since this year this would become an International Ecological Congress
with representative participation of scientists, experts, managers, etc.
from Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, CIS, USA and other countries and
regions.

The Congress is aimed to provide wide opportunities to establish and develop
international contacts, discuss new, topical and original problems. Below
you can find some preliminary information about the Congress organisation
and Programme. All additional and latter information can be find at
http://www.newecol.spb.ru/ as soon as it become available. The registration
form can be filled at the WWW-site or sent to you on the request from
Organizing Committee see the address at the end of the message.

If you know someone who would be interested to join us at the Congress,
please spread this information. Thank you in advance for your consideration
and possible participation in the Congress.

We would greatly appreciate in the case you can join us.

You can find here enclosed the First Call of the Congress.
The Reply form can be filled at the WWW-site
http://www.newecol.spb.ru/appl_eng.htm.

With best regards,

Svetlana Bykadorova
Organising Committee


For full information about the congress, see the website:
http://www.newecol.spb.ru/ or contact: <newecol(a)spb.cityline.ru>

CONFERENCE- Mongolia Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, 9-11 March

Posted by: Susie Drost <monsoc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 15 Feb 2000


CONFERENCE- Mongolia Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, 9-11 March

THE MONGOLIA SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING AND PANELS
9-11 March 2000
Town and Country Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, California

THURSDAY 9 MARCH 2000 (Pacific Salon 2)
The Cultural Foundations of Mongolian Pastoralism:
New Concepts, New Problems, New Directions*
7-9 pm 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.'
Chair: Prof. Esther Jacobson, University of Oregon
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 Kholon 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 Campi, US-Mongolia Advisory Group
*PLEASE NOTE: AAS registration fees MUST be paid in order to attend this
panel. Please consult the AAS web page for information on their
registration fees, etc., www.aasianst.org

FRIDAY 10 MARCH 2000 (Towne Room)**
7-7:45 pm The Mongolia Society Annual Business Meeting.

8-9 pm Opening Remarks, Prof. Henry G. Schwarz, President of The Mongolia
Society
Keynote Speaker: Ambassador J. Enkhsaikhan, Permanent
Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations, "Mongolia at the
Millennial Divide."

9:15-11 pm MONGOLIA'S MILLENNIUM, Panel I
Chair: Prof. Elizabeth Endicott, Middlebury College
Panelists: Prof. John Masson Smith, Jr., University of California
at Berkeley, "The Uses of Nomadism"; Ms. Narangoa Li, Nordic Institute of
Asian Studies, Copenhagen, "Schools in Mongolia During the Japanese
Occupation"; Dr. B.-O. Bold, Independent Scholar, "Regulating the Uses of
Pastoral Land in Mongolia"; Prof. Charles Krusekopf, Austin College, "
Economic Development and the Future of Mongolia."
Discussant: Dr. Alicia Campi, US-Mongolia Advisory Group

**BOOK SIGNING

The Mongolia Society is pleased to announce that The Last Mongol Prince: The
Life and Times of Demchugdongrob, 1902-1966 (Western Washington University
Volume 21) by Sechin Jagchid, has now been published and released. The Last
Mongol Prince is a powerful portrait of the tragic life and career of the
last descendant of Chinggis Khan to play an active role in 20th Century
Mongolian politics and Sino-Japanese-Mongol relations by an active
participant in the events he recounts. 500 pages, ill., maps, bibliography,
index, $40.00.

A book signing by the author, Sechin Jagchid, the distinguished professor of
Mongolian Studies from Brigham Young University, will take place before and
after our annual meeting and panel on Friday 10 March in the Town Room at
the Town & Country Convention Center in San Diego.

SATURDAY 11 MARCH 2000 (Crescent Room)
1-2:30 pm MONGOLIA'S MILLENNIUM, Panel II
Chair: Dr. Alicia Campi, US-Mongolia Advisory Group
Panelists: Mr. D. Jargalsaikhan, Independent Scholar, "Population
Development and Social Environment in Mongolia"; Ms. Tuya Tserenbataa,
Denver Zoological Foundation, "A Closer Look at Mongolian Wildlife"; Ms.
Suzanne Hecker, U.S. Geological Survey, "Earthquakes in Mongolia"; Mr. Todd
Cornell, Independent Scholar, "Basic Mongolian Verb Conjugation."
Discussant: Prof. Henry G. Schwarz, Western Washington University

PLEASE NOTE: Both Millennium panels are free and open to the public.

The Mongolia Society gratefully acknowledges financial support from IREX
(International Research & Exchanges Board) and the Mongol Global Tour Company.

CONFERENCE- All-Russia Conference of Mongolists: Vladimirtsov Readings IV

Posted by: Central Asian Studies-Harvard <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 15 Feb 2000


CONFERENCE- All-Russia Conference of Mongolists: Vladimirtsov Readings IV

[NOTE: This notice about today's conference on Mongol Studies in Russia was
posted today on the ORIENT list. Though it is too late to attend, many will
be interested in this important event. Presentation titles in Russian are
given in transliteration. --CA-L]

Institute of Linguistics, Institute of Oriental Studies and Society of
Mongolists, Russian Academy of Sciences

Program of the All-Russia Conference
"Vladimirtsov Readings IV"
15 February 2000

Conference Co-Chairmen:
Solntsev V. M. - Director, Institute of Linguistics, President, Society of
Mongolists, Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences
Tenishev E. R. - Head of the Dept. of Uralo-Altaic Languages, Institute of
Linguistics, Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences

Deputies to the Co-Chairmen
Gol'man M. I. - Head of the Dept. of Mongolia, Institute of Oriental
Studies, Kandidat of History
Zhelezniakov A. S. - Senior Researcher, Dept. of Korea and Mongolia,
Institute of Oriental Studies, Academic Secretary, Society of Mongolists,
Kandidat of History


OPENING

15 February, 10.30

1. Vystuplenie sopredsedatelia Konferentsii E.R. Tenisheva
2. Vystuplenie zam. direktora Instituta vostokovedeniia RAN, d.f.n., prof.
Alpatova V. M.
3. Informatsiia o poriadke raboty Konferentsii

Section 1. HISTORY, GEOPOLITICS, ECOLOGY, RELIGIOUS STUDIES

MORNING SESSION. 11.00
Presiding: M. I. Gol'man

1. L. L. Abaeva. Buddizm v Buriatii: sovremennoe sostoianie i perspektivy
   razvitiia
2. Sh. G. Nadirov. K istoricheskim sviaziam mezhdu kazakhami i mongolami
3. E. V. Boikova. Problema perekhoda na staromongol'skuiu pis'mennost' v
   Mongolii: politicheskii aspekt
4. G. S. Iaskina. Mongol'skaia istoricheskaia nauka (1990-e gg.)
5. A. S. Zhelezniakov. Mongoliia v svete geopolitiki: ob"ekt ili sub"ekt?
6. S. G. Luzianin. Tsentral'naia Aziia i Kitai: geopoliticheskie i
   ekonomicheskie aspekty vzaimodeistviia
7. N. V. Angaraeva. Nasledie Chingiskhana: mif i real'nost'
8. S. K. Roshchin. Ob otnosheniiakh mezhdu MNP i MRSM v 1921-1924 gg.
9. I. Iu. Morozova. Sotsial'nye problemy istorii Mongolii XX veka
10. B. B. Dashibalov. Drevnie mongoly v Geseriade

Lunch - 13.00

AFTERNOON SESSION. 14.00
Presiding: G. S. Iaskina

1. M. I. Gol'man. Mongol'skie demokraty u vlasti
2. D. M. Nasilov. Universitetskaia dissertatsiia G.A. Plansona o voennom
   iskusstve mongolov: k istorii vostfaka Sankt-Peterburgskogo universiteta
3. S. P. Nesterkin. K interpretatsii osnovnykh kategorii buddizma v
   kontekste ucheniia vadzhraiany
4. D. Morenkov. Mongolistika v Internet
5. Iu. I. Drobyshev. Ratsional'naia osnova ekologicheskikh traditsii narodov
   Severnoi i Tsentral'noi Azii
6. R. T. Sabirov. K probleme vozrozhdeniia buddizma v Mongolii
7. A. N. Khokhlov. A.N. Pozdneev o merakh uluchsheniia konsul'skoi sluzhby v
   tsinskom Kitae
8. A. Samdan. Nekotorye mongol'skie istochniki po istorii Tuvy
9. A. D. Bogoslovskii. A.M. Pozdneev i mongolovedenie v Vostochnom institute
   vo Vladivostoke v nachale XX v.

Section 2. LINGUISTICS, LITERARY STUDIES, CULTURE

MORNING SESSION. 11.00
Presiding: I. V. Kul'ganek

1. S. S. Badmaeva. K izucheniiu iazyka i poetiki kalmytskikh skazok
2. A. Tsendina. Mongol'skaia letopisnaia traditsiia i kitaiskie dinastiinye
   khroniki
3. E. Baiarsaikhan. Nazvaniia rastenii, rastushchikh na territorii Mongolii
4. I. Gruntov. Tri riada smychnykh v altaiskom praiazyke: iaponskoe
   dokazatel'stvo
5. A. A. Darbeeva. Problema pronitsaemosti inoiazychnykh elementov v
   strukturu mongol'skikh iazykov
6. I. V. Kormushin. O tiurko-mongol'skikh sviaziakh drevnego perioda
7. I. V. Kul'ganek. Neizvestnaia rabota A.M. Pozdneeva iz Arkhiva
   vostokovedov SPbF IV RAN o perevode "Sviashchennogo pisaniia"
8. S. V. Kurmanalieva. Mongol'skie satiricheskie skazki
9. E. U. Omakaeva. Polipredikativnye konstruktsii s opredelitel'noi
   zavisimoi chast'iu i ikh sintaksicheskie sootvetstviia v mongol'skom iazyke
10. K. V. Orlova. Sobranie oiratskikh rukopisei iz Kraevedcheskogo muzeia
   Kalmykii
11. V. E. Radnaev. A. V. Igumnov kak leksikograf

Lunch - 13.00

AFTERNOON SESSION. 14.00
Presiding: K. N. Iatskovskaia

1. L. G. Skorodumova. Khudozhestvennaia kul'tura Mongolii v usloviiakh
   novykh politicheskikh realii
2. K. N. Iatskovskaia. Mongol'skii alliteratsionnyi stikh v kontekste
   mirovoi poezii: k postanovke problemy
3. N. V. Solntseva, V.M. Solntsev. Gipoteza o drevnem rodstve altaiskikh
   iazykov s nekotorymi iazykami Iugo-Vostochnoi Azii
4. G. Sukhbaatar. Problemy sintaksisa v trudakh B.Ia. Vladimirtsova
5. Z. V. Shevernina. K izucheniiu sintaksisa eposa "Dzhangar"
6. B. Batzhargal. Mesto muzyki v kul'ture: istoriia muzykal'noi kul'tury kak
   chast' obshchei istorii mongolov
7. Ts. B. Seleeva. Epos "Dzhangar" v etno-kul'turnom kontekste
   (prostranstvenno-vremennoi fon)
8. A. Sheriev. Mongolizmy v epose "Manas"
9. B. Sarantuiaa. Sotsio-kul'turnaia osnova mongol'skikh narodnykh igr "shagai"

CLOSING

1. Vystupleniia rukovoditelei sektsii po itogam raboty konferentsii
2. Ob"iavleniia
3. Vruchenie uchastnikam konferentsii sbornika dokladov i tezisov
   "Vladimirtsovskie chteniia IV"

Cocktails. 17.00

SEMINAR- Azerbaijan's Foreign Policy in the Caucasus, Thurs., Feb. 17

Posted by: Peter James Sinnott <pjs7(a)columbia.edu>
Posted: 15 Feb 2000


SEMINAR- Azerbaijan's Foreign Policy in the Caucasus, Thurs., Feb. 17

The Columbia Caspian Project with the Middle East and Harriman Institutes
of the School of International and Public Affairs cordially invite you to
a talk on:

"Azerbaijan's Foreign Policy in the Caucasus"
by

Vafa Quluzada (Former Advisor to President Aliev)
and
Eldar Namazov (Member of Azerbaijan Parliament)

Thursday, February 17
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 1118 International Affairs Building

SEMINAR- Central Eurasia Open Forum: Feb. 16, 2000 4-6 pm in New York

Posted by: Susan Lazorchick <SLazorchick(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 14 Feb 2000


SEMINAR- Central Eurasia Open Forum: Feb. 16, 2000 4-6 pm in New York

Dear Colleagues,

The Central Eurasia Project of the Open Society Institute presents and Open
Forum
event on February 16, 2000, 4:00-6:00pm at the Open Society Institute in
New York.
We hope you will be able to join us. Please RSVP to attend.

Chechnya, Pipelines, and the Future of Azerbaijan

Vafa Quluzada, Caspian Geopolicy Research Foundation
Eldar Namazov, Member, Azerbaijani Parliament

Anthony Richter
Presider

Wednesday, February 16, 2000
4pm-6pm
Open Society Institute, Room 3A
400 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 548-0612

The renewed campaign in Chechnya raises questions about Caucasian security and
economic stability. Vafa Quluzada and Eldar Namazov will examine the
geopolitical
implications of the conflict and the impact it is having, and may have in the
future, on the politics and economy of Azerbaijan.

Vafa Quluzada is a former Advisor to the President of Azerbaijan on foreign
policy issues (having served in this capacity for all three Azerbaijani
Presidents). He is considered one of the most influential and progressive figures
in the Azerbaijani foreign policy field. He has initiated new ideas promoting
development of U.S.-Azerbaijan relations, such as Azerbaijani collaboration with
various western political and security organizations. He is widely considered the
key figure in the formation of a largely pro-western Azerbaijani foreign policy.
Although he has left his governmental position, Mr. Quluzada remains a powerful
and influential force in Azerbaijani foreign policymaking. He has created and
directs an independent think tank -- "The Center for International Studies and
Domestic Developments" -- on geo-strategic and political issues to provide
substantive and relevant information and advice to decisionmakers.

Eldar Namazov is a member of the Azerbaijani Parliament, is an experienced
"internationalist" with close ties to the office of the Azerbaijani President. He
will be serving as Deputy Director (with Mr. Quluzada as Director) of the new
international center -- "The Center for International Studies and Domestic
Developments" -- established by Mr. Vafa Quluzada. As former head of the Press
Service of the Azerbaijan President's Apparat, Eldar Namazov was the leading
analyst on international and domestic developments. He was among the first
Azerbaijani scholars and political scientists who voiced an independent opinion -
even during Soviet times. He published a number of major opinion pieces in the
independent press. Mr. Namazov initiated two big media organizations: Panorama
Independent Newspaper (both Russian and Azeri) and Space Independent TV Channel.

To RSVP, please e-mail or fax this message to Susan Lazorchick
(slazorchick(a)sorosny.org/ 212-548-4607)


Susan Lazorchick
Program Associate
Central Eurasia Project
Open Society Institute
400 W. 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 548-0612; fax (212) 548-4607
slazorchick(a)sorosny.org

CONF./CFP- Beyond My Veil and Yours, New York, March 8, 2000

Posted by: Rameen Javid Moshref <RameenM(a)aol.com>
Posted: 13 Feb 2000


CONF./CFP- Beyond My Veil and Yours, New York, March 8, 2000

BEYOND MY VEIL & YOURS
What we don't know about each other. The first Western Asian Women's Forum.
(Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kirgizistan, Kazakhstan,
Turkmenistan)
March 8, 2000 (a) The LL Gallery, 47 West 20th & 6th Avenue, New York City
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

BEYOND MY VEIL AND YOURS is a forum for people of diverse communities to
participate in a conversation with WOMEN OF WEST ASIA.

The purpose of this forum is an invitation to generate an extra-ordinary
time and place for us to lift our stereotypical veils and listen to each
other's insights and appreciate each other. More compelling, to break
through beyond our notion of OPPRESSION & SUPPRESSION, so that we create the
possibility to be empowered by the real life roles and contributions of west
Asian women in the modern era.

We invite you to make a difference for yourself and other women by
participating in this forum, sharing your personal insights, experiences
professional or other accomplishments, struggles, efforts, failures and
triumphs, we request that you look inside your life and see what's most
present to you in relations to the existing stereotypes, preconceptions and
bias following Western Asian Women. Your talk should be presented in a
manner of sharing your experiences as a woman of West Asian origin,
addressing a specific top of importance to you as a woman, and to women as a
whole.

Bound together in a community by our common identity, we are dedicated to
creating an authentic, inspiring, empowering and joyous occasion for all
participants. Only truth, love, integrity vigor, patience, responsibility
and generosity of understanding will honor our common human goal.

Please send your abstract of no more than one page by February 25, 2000 to:

Rameen Javid Moshref
Editor-in-Chief
Afghan Communicator magazine
<YoungAfghans(a)hotmail.com>
www.angelfire.com/in/AfghanCommunicator

Leeza Ahmady
Director
The LL Gallery, 47 W. 20th & 6th Avenue, NYC
Fax: 212-807-9110
<parallelgallery(a)hotmail.com>

CONF./CFP- 100 Year Anniv. of Russian Society of Orientalists, St. Petersburg

Posted by: John Schoeberlein <schoeber(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 10 Feb 2000


CONF./CFP- 100 Year Anniv. of Russian Society of Orientalists, St. Petersburg

[NOTE: This message was originally posted to the "Orient" list in Russian by
Alexander Stolyarov, Society of Orientalists, Russian Academy of Sciences.]

Dear Colleagues,

The Society of Orientalists under the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), the
Institute of Oriental Studies (RAS) and the Oriental Faculty of Saint
Petersburg State University will be conducting a conference in Saint
Petersburg, 15-17 March 2000, on "The Tradition of Humanities and Natural
Sciences in Oriental Regional Studies in Russia: On the occasion of the 100
year anniversary of the Imperial Russian Society of Orientalists."

The main theme of the conference is the history of activities and
cooperation of the Society of Orientalists with other scholarly, higher
education, and cultural and practical organizations, as well as the
participation in the activities of the Society of scholars and
Orientalist-enthusiasts.

A separate session will be dedicated to the problem of creating a unified
information space in this domain, and the tasks of the Society of
Orientalists (RAS) in bringing this about.

The materials of the conference will be published in "Biulleten' OV RAN"
(Bulletin of the Society of Orientalists of the RAS). Send your application
to the Organizing Committee of the conference:

Russian Federation
191186 Sankt-Peterburg
Dvortsovaia nab., 18
fax: +7 (812)312-14-65
E-mail: invost(a)mail.convey.ru (Attn: conference secretary S. A. Frantsuzov)

Applications arriving after 20 February, unfortunately, will not be
considered. Please indicate in your application if it is necessary to
reserve a place in the hotel and the date of your arrival. After receipt of
the application, the Organizing Committee will give additional information
about conditions of participation in the conference. [Presumably,
applications should be submitted in Russian.]

We will be glad to meet with colleagues at the conference dedicated to the
memory of our predecessors.

The Organizing Committee

CONFERENCE- Association for the Study of Nationalities, New York, Apr. 13-15

Posted by: John Schoeberlein <schoeber(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 10 Feb 2000


CONFERENCE- Association for the Study of Nationalities, New York, Apr. 13-15

[NOTE: The following is an abridged version of the ASN Preliminary Program,
showing the panels and papers on "greater" Central Asia, of which there are
a tremendous number.]

ASN FIFTH ANNUAL WORLD CONVENTION (2000)
PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

THURSDAY, 13 APRIL
11.00 am Registration,
1.00-3.00 pm Session I
3.15-5.15 pm Session II
5.30-7.30 pm Session III
7.30 pm Opening Reception

FRIDAY, 14 APRIL
9.00-11.00 am Session IV
11.00 am-1.00 pm Session V
2.15-4.15 pm Session VI
4.30-6.30 pm Session VII
7.00 pm Central Eurasia Society Meeting

SATURDAY, 15 APRIL
9.00-11.00 am Session VIII
11.15 am-1.15 pm Session IX
2.15-4.15 pm Session X
4.30-6.30 pm Session XI
6.30 pm Closing Reception


CONVENTION PANELS

THURSDAY, 13 APRIL
SESSION I 1.00-3.00 PM

Panel K06 (I)
Legacies of Soviet Nationality Policy in the Caucasus

Chair
Evan Siegel (CUNY, US)

Papers
Cory Welt (MIT, US)
Institutions and Identity: Rethinking the Role of Soviet Nationalities
Policy (Georgia and Azerbaijan)

David J Meyer (Columbia U., US)
A Place of Our Own: Does the Ethnicization of Territorial Control Create
Incentives for Elites to Conduct Ethno-Political Mobilization? Caucasus
Case Studies and Regional Comparison

Taline Ter Minassian (University Jean Monnet, France)
Yerevan, a 20th Century Armenian National "Icon": The Role of A
Capital-City in the Making of Territorial Identity

J. Paul Goode (U . of Wisconsin-Madison, US)
State Sovereignty and Secession After the Soviet Union: the Abkhaz Case

Discussant
Brenda Shaffer (Harvard U, US)

Panel CA01 (I)
A Nation Exiled. The Crimean Tatars in the Russian Empire, Central Asia and
Turkey

Chair
Seymour Becker (Rutgers U, US)

Papers
Edward Lazzerini (U of New Orleans, US)
Births, Deaths and Migration. Counting Crimean Tatars in Imperial Russia

Otto Pohl (Freelance Author, US)
The Deportation and Fate of the Crimean Tatars

Brian Williams (SOAS, U of London, UK)
Ak Toprak. Ethno-Political Mobilizations among the Crimean Tatar Diaspora
in the Republic of Turkey

Discussant
Edward Allworth (Columbia U, US)


SESSION II 3.15-5.15 PM

Panel CA10 (II)
Mongols, Muslims, and Their Neighbors

Chair
Mikhail Alexseev (Appalachian State U, US)

Papers
M. Louise Loe (James Madison University, US)
Ethnic and National Conflict in late 19th Century Siberia, Manchuria, and
Korea: A Traveller's Observation

Yitzhak Shichor (Hebrew U of Jerusalem, Israel)
Xinjian's Muslims: Nationalities, Nationalism and National Integration in China

Thomas Oller (Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard, US)
Towards a Greater Mongolia?

Undarya Tumursukh (Rutgers U, US)
Nationalism and Women in Post-Socialist Mongolia

Discussant
Lisa S Keary (Independent Scholar, New York, US)

Panel K07 (II)
Ethnic Minorities in Georgia

Chair
Redjeb Jordania (American-Georgian Institute, New York, US)

Papers
Karina Vamling (Lund U, Sweden)
Language Use and Attitudes Among Megrelians in Georgia

Thornike Gordadze (Institut d'Etudes Politiques, France)
National Minorities in Georgia: Ethnic Mobilisation and Political Participation

Gabrielle Costa (Institut d'Etudes Politiques, France)
Minorities and Political Representation in a Post Soviet State: Political
Parties in Georgia

Sylvia Serrano (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales,
France)
Azeri Minority Integration Problems in Georgia

Discussant
Stephen Jones (Mt Holyoke College, US)

SESSION III 5.30-7.30 PM

Panel K05 (III)
The Impact of Land Reform on Rural Communities in Transcaucasia

Chair
Csaba Csaki (The Budapest Economics University, Hungary/World Bank, US)

Papers
Astghik Mirzakhanian (UNDP, Armenia)
Small is Beautiful: The Impact of Family Farming on Rural Life in Armenia

Iain Shuker (World Bank, US)
The Path of Land Reform in Georgia: Government Role vis a vis Ethnic Minorities

Roy Southworth (World Bank, US)
Azerbaijan: The Beginning of the Transition from Collective to Family Farming

Discussant
Zvi Lerman (Hebrew U, Israel/World Bank, US)

Panel V05 (III)
Video Presentation: The Making of a New Empire (Netherlands 1999, 95m)
Documentary on the Chechen warlord Khozh-Ahmed Noukhaev (English subtitles)
Directed by Jos de Putter
The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Anatol Lieven (IISS, UK)

Panel CA11 (III)
Ethnicity, Religion, and Nationalism in the Caucasus and the Middle East

Chair
Kelly McMann (Harvard U, US)

Papers
David Nissman (RFE/RL, Czech Republic)
Ethnic-Territorial Dilemmas in Northern Iraq: The Kurds, Assyrians, Turkmens

Neophytos G Loizides (U of Toronto, Canada)
Sociological Approaches to the Study of Kurdish Nationalist Movement and
the Turkish "Culture of Exclusion"

Shaun Keith Long (U of Leeds, UK)
The Ural'sk Cossack Revival and the Struggle for Ethnic Recognition

Giorgi Gogia (CEU, Hungary)
Religious Nationalism in Georgia (with a comparison to India)

Discussant
Michael Rywkin (City College, US)


FRIDAY, 14 APRIL
Session IV 9.00-11.00 am

PANEL K10 (IV)
Dagestan in Comparative Perspective

Chair
TBA

Papers
Victor Friedman (U of Chicago, US)
Macedonia and Dagestan: Parallels and Contrasts

Robert Bruce Ware (Southern Illinois University at Edwardswille, US) and
Enver Kisriev (Dagestan Scientific Center, Russia)
Social Tradition and Political Stability in Chechnya and Dagestan

Magommed Magommedkhanov (Daghestan's Institute of History, Archeology, and
Ethnography, Russia)
Multi-Ethnicity and Intercommunal Tolerance: The Case of Dagestan

Discussant
TBA

Panel V07 (IV)
Video Presentation: Purgatory (Chistilishche) (Russia, 1995, 115 mins)
A Fiction Film Set During the Battle of Grozny Chechnya, January 1995
(In Russian without subtitles)

Directed by Aleksandr Nevzorov
Produced by Boris Berezovsky for ORT

Presented by Jacob Kipp (Foreign Military Studies Office, Ft. Leavenworth, US)

Panel N13 (IV)
Factors Influencing the (Non-)Violent Nature of Ethnopolitical Conflicts

Rolf Peter (Mannheim Center for European Social Research, U of Mannheim,
Germany)
Ethnopolitical Conflict in a Plural Society: Multiple Identities as a
Mitigating Factor in Kazakhstan

Panel CA06 (IV)
Collective Identity Issues in Central Asia
Sponsored by the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS)

Chair
Edward Lazzerini (U of New Orleans, US)

Papers
Marianne Kamp (Whitman College, US)
Gender, Labor and Identity in Independent Uzbekistan

Talant Mawkanuli (U of Wisconsin at Madison, US)
Language Choice and Ethnic Identity of a Kazakh Community in Multiethnic
Societies

Morgan Y. Liu (U of Michigan, US)
Articulating Locality and State Without Thinking Nationality: Uzbek Notions
of Place, Community, and Authority in Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Discussant
John Schoeberlein (Harvard U, US)


SESSION V 11.15 AM -1.15 PM

Panel N14 (V)
Jewish Minorities in the Post-Communist States

Alanna Cooper (Boston U, US)
The Uzbek Government, the American Jewish Community and the Bukharan Jews:
An Unexpected Partnership in the Project of State-Building

Panel CA05 (V)
Preventing Conflict in the Ferghana Valley (Roundtable)
Sponsored by the Open Society Institute

Chair
Anthony Richter (Open Society Institute, New York, US)

Participants
Alisher Ilkhamov (Center for Social Research, Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Barnett Rubin (Center for Preventative Action, Council on Foreign
Relations, New York, US)

Nancy Lubin (JNA Associates, Bethesda, MD, US)

Justin Burke (Open Society Institute, New York, US)

SESSION VI 2.15 PM -4.15 PM

Panel N01 (VI)
Why Do Conflicts Not Turn Violent?
The Cases of Tatarstan, Ajaria, and Crimea
Sponsored by the Program on Global Security, Watson Institute, Brown U

Chair
Terrence P Hopmann (Watson Institute, Brown U, US)

Papers
Stephen Shenfield (Watson Institute, Brown U, US)
Tatarstan's Referendum Crisis of February--March 1992: Factors Underlying
the Non-Violent Resolution

Judith Hin (U of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Ajaria. Authoritarian Governance, Favorable Economic Location, and Minor
Ethnic Tensions: The Interests of the Local Potentate in Keeping Violent
Conflict at Bay.

Dominique Arel (Watson Institute, Brown U, US)
Failed Secessionism and the Control of Security Forces in Crimea

Discussant
Charles King (Georgetown U, US)

Panel V06 (VI)
Video Presentation: Documentary on Chechnya (US, 1999, 60 mins)
Details TBA
The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Robert Bruce Ware
(Southern Illinois U at Edwardsville, US)

Panel CA12 (VI)
Security, Energy, and Foreign Policy South of Russia (VI)

Gareth Winrow (Istanbul Bilgi U, Turkey)
Turkey and Caspian Energy: The Importance of Geopolitics

Eric Miller (Old Dominion University, US)
Post-Soviet Foreign Policies: Peripheral Elite Security in Central Asia

Panel K02 (VI)
State Formation in the North Caucasus: History, Prospects, and Problems

Chair
Uli Schamiloglu (U of Wisconsin, Madison, US)

Papers
Michael A Reynolds (Princeton U, US)
Indigenous Attempts at State Formation in the North Caucasus: A Historical
Review

Thomas D Grant (Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg, Germany)
Still Seeking Statehood: The North Caucasus and Contemporary Statehood
Movements

John Colarusso (McMaster U, Canada)
Cultural Obstacles to State Formation in the North Caucasus

Discussant
Fiona Hill (Eurasia Foundation, US)


SESSION VII 4.30 PM -6.30 PM

Panel CA07 (VII)
Nation-Building in Turkey and Central Asia

Chair
Natsuko Oka (Institute of Developing Economies, Japan)

Papers
Ayhan Akman (Sabanci U, Turkey)
Modernist Nationalism? Statism and National Identity in Turkey

Sylvie Gangloff (Université de Paris I, France)
The Ongoing Reformulation of Turkish Identity

Gulnara Dadabaeva (Kazakh State National U, Kazakhstan/ U. of Wisconsin, US)
Transnational Influence on The Formation of a Nation-State in Kazakhstan

Jamshid Gaziev (Lancaster U, UK)
The Role of Islam in Self-Determination and Nation-Building of the Uzbeks
in Central Asia

Discussant
Kelly McMann (Harvard U, US)

Panel K08 (VII)
Ethnopolitics in the Caucasus: The International Context

Chair
Evan Siegel (CUNY, US)

Papers
George Tarkhan-Mouravi (International Centre for Geopolitical and Regional
Studies, Tbilisi, Georgia)
Identities and Preferences: Georgia in Changing Environment

Anna Aghumian (LSE, UK)
Armenia's Foreign Policy: Elite Cleavages and Consensus

Tim Potier (Intercollege, Nicosia, Cyprus)
Autonomy and the South Caucasus

Marissa Polsky (CERES at Georgetown, US)
Nagorno-Karabakh and International Policy Implications

Discussant
TBA

Panel N17
SPECIAL EVENT: INCORE ANNUAL LECTURE

Speaker
Fernand de Varennes (Tip O'Neill Fellow, INCORE, Ireland, UK)
Majority Rule(s) versus Minority Rights: Democracy and
Ethnic Conflicts in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Followed by a reception

FRIDAY, 14 APRIL 7PM
CENTRAL EURASIAN SOCIETY MEETING


SATURDAY, 15 APRIL
SESSION VIII 9.00-11.00 AM

Panel K01 (VIII)
Military Tactics and Operational Art of Yeltsin's Second Chechen War

Chair
Robert Baumann (Combat Studies Institute, US Army Command and General Staff
College, Ft. Leavenworth, US)

Papers
Timothy Thomas (Foreign Military Studies Office, Ft. Leavenworth, US)
A Tale of Two Theaters

Lester Grau (Foreign Military Studies Office, Ft. Leavenworth, US)
Evolutionary Tactics in Chechnya: Survival, Cunning and Firepower

Steven Blank (Strategic Studies Institute of the US Army War College, US)
The Road to War in Chehcnya

Discussant
Jacob W. Kipp (Foreign Military Studies Office, Ft. Leavenworth, US)

Panel CA08 (VIII)
Education and Self-Identification in Central Asia and the Caucasus

Chair
Kathleen Collins (Harvard U, US)

Papers
Yasemin Kilit Aklar (LSE, UK)
Education and Turkic Identity in Azerbaijan

Lori Handrahan (Gender Institute, LES, UK)
Gender and Ethnicity: Transforming Educational Developmental Practices
Through Lessons Learned in Tolerance and Identity from Central Asia's
Kyrgyzstan

Mehmet Saray (U of Istanbul, Turkey)
Turkey's Cultural and Educational Policies in the Central Asian and the
Caucasian Republics

Victor Danilchenko (Independent Scholar, US)
The Philosophy of Violence As A New Self-Identification of Tajik Clans

Discussant
William Beeman (Brown U, US)


SESSION IX 11.15AM-1.15 PM

Panel N03 (IX)
Language Laws: Nation-Building, Ethnic Containment or Diversity Management?
Sponsored by the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI)

François Grin (European Centre for Minority Issues, Flensburg, Germany)
Kalmykia: From Oblivion to Reassertion?


Panel CA02 (IX)
GENEALOGIES OF NATIONHOOD: IDENTITY AND POLITICS IN SOVIET AND POST-SOVIET
CENTRAL ASIA

Chair
Mark Beissinger ( U of Wisconsin at Madison, US)

Papers
Adrienne Edgar (U of California at Santa Barbara, US)
Kinship, Class, and Nationhood in Soviet Turkmenistan, 1924-38

Kathleen Collins (Davis Center, Harvard U, US)
Informal Networks and the Social Basis of Politics in Central Asia

Laura Adams (Hamilton College, US)
Competing Representations of Identity in Contemporary Uzbekistan

Discussant
Douglas Northrop (University of Georgia at Athens, US)

Panel K04 (IX)
Prospects for Peace and Prosperity: A Roundtable on Armenia and Azerbaijan

Chair
Peter J Sinnott (Columbia U, US)

Participants
Tadeusz Swietochowski (Monmouth U, US)
Azerbaijan at the Crossroads: The View from the Outside

Gerard J Libaridian (Independent Consultant, US)
Nagorno Karabagh and Nation/State Building in Azerbaijan and Armenia

Arman Grigorian (Columbia U, US)
US-Russian Rivalry in the Caucasus and the Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict

Fiona Hill (Eurasia Foundation, US)
Title TBA

Panel K09
The Russian-Chechen War(s)

Chair
Sue Davis (American Political Science Association, US)

Papers
John Dunlop (Hoover Institution, US)
How Many Soldiers and Civilians Died during the Russo-Chechen War of 1994-1996?

Anna Zelkina (SOAS, University of London, UK)
Social Structure and Forms of Identity in Chechnya: Challenges for National
Consolidation and State-Building

Anatol Lieven (IISS, UK)
Some Roots of the Chechen Tragedy, 1991-99

Musa Yusupov (Center for Socio-Strategic Research, Chechnya, Russia)
The Second Russian-Chechen War

Discussant
Terrence P Hopmann (Watson Institute, Brown U, US)

SESSION X 2.15-4.15 PM

Panel K03 (X)
Azerbaijan and Co-Ethnics Abroad
Sponsored by the International Society for Azerbaijani Studies

Chair
Vugar Seidov (Central European U, Hungary)

Papers
Brenda Shaffer (Harvard U, US)
Do States Matter? Ethnic-Based States and Co-Ethnics in Contiguous
Territories: the Cases of Azerbaijan, the Palestinian Authority and the
Kurdish Autonomy in Iraq

Fereydoun Safizadeh (Boston U, US)
Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan at the Threshhold of the Millenium

Eric Lepisto (Columbia U, US)
Flying Caucasians: The Benefits of Azerbaijani Youth Studying Abroad

Shifteh Amirhekmat (Lund U, Sweden)
Local Culture and Global Changes: The Identities of the Azeri Minority in
Georgia

Discussant
TBA

Panel V11 (X)
Video Presentation on Chechnya
Film To Be Announced

Panel CA09 (X)
Media and Long Distance Nationalism in Central Asia

Chair
Pauline Jones Luong (Yale U, US)

Papers
Steven Sabol (U of North Carolina at Charlotte, US)
Print-Nationalism in the Kazak Steppe: Mirzhaqyp Dulatov and 'Oian Kazak!'

Anthony R. Bichel (Juniata College, US)
Central Asia Online: Expressions of Nationalism, Sovereignty and
Self-Determination in Cyberspace

David Romano (U of Toronto, Canada)
Assessing Catalysts to Ethnic Nationalism in a Globalized World: The Case
of the Kurds in the Wake of Abdullah Ocalan's Capture

Discussant
Peter J Sinnott (Columbia U, US)

Panel N04 (X)
Building State and Nation in Post-Soviet Societies

Miriam Lanskoy (Institute for the Study of Conflict, Ideology and Policy,
Boston U, US)
National Policy and International Policy of the Gamsakhurdia Government

Monika S. Shepherd (Institute for the Study of Conflict, Ideology and
Policy, Boston U, US)
The North-South Divide in Post-Soviet Tajik Politics

SESSION XI 4.30-6.30 PM

Panel CA03 (XI)
PROSPECTS FOR DEMOCRACY IN KAZAKHSTAN

Chair
Steven Sabol (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, US)

Papers
Bhavna Dave (SOAS, U of London, UK)
Understanding "Democratization" in Kazakhstan: Patronage, Opposition and
International Factors

Pauline Jones Luong (Yale U, US)
THE POLITICS OF ECONOMIC DECENTRALIZATION IN KAZAKHSTAN

Natsuko Oka (Institute of Developing Economies, Japan)
The Election Spectacle in Kazakhstan: Transition to Democracy or
Strengthening of an Authoritarian Regime?

Discussant
Martha Brill Olcott (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, US)

U09 (XI)
Ethnic Politics in Crimea

Chair
Jaroslaw Martyniuk (InterMedia Survey, US)

Papers
Andrei Malgin (Crimea, Ukraine)
Modern Elements in National Identity of Ethnic Groups of Crimea and
Prospects of Crimean Regional Community

Oxana Shevel (Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard U, US)
Uneasy Alliance and Its Prospects: Crimean Tatars and the Ukrainian State

Greta Uehling (U of Michigan, US)
Big Reigns of Power, Little Peoples, and Civil Rights: Key Moments on
thePath to Crimean Tatar Self-Determination

Kiril Sharapov (CEU, Hungary)
The Crimean Ethnic Experiment: A Perspective from the Inside

Discussant
Gwen Sasse (LSE, UK)

Panel Y11 (XI)
FORCED MIGRATIONS IN THE BALKANS AND THE CAUCASUS

Jason Pellmar (Wesleyan U, US)
The Re-Articulation of Ethnic Identity Amongst an Internally Displaced
Population: The Azerbaijani IDPs

Panel N05 (XI)
Self-Determination in the Twentieth Century: From Communism to Post-Communism

Henry Huttenbach (City College, New York, US)
Self-Determination since 1998: Chechnya and Kosovo Compared

CFP/SYMPOSIUM- 12th Nicholas Poppe Symposium on Inner/Central Asian Studies

Posted by: Talgat Imangaliev <atyrau(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 9 Feb 2000


CFP/SYMPOSIUM- 12th Nicholas Poppe Symposium on Inner/Central Asian Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS

Twelfth Annual Nicholas Poppe Symposium on Inner/Central Asian Studies

University of Washington
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization

Saturday, May 13th, 2000

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

PLACE: Denny Hall 215 and 215A

Papers from students pertaining to Inner or Central Asia are being
solicited. Graduate students from all disciplines are encouraged to
participate. Please submit abstracts (250 words maximum) by April 30, 2000 to:

Talgat Imangaliev
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
Denny Hall, Box 353120, University of Washington
phone: (206) 685-2405
fax: (206) 685-7936
email: atyrau(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

SEMINAR SERIES- Leeds Univ., LUCRECES Seminar, 1999-00, Semester 2

Posted by: LUCRECES <poltrhs(a)lucs-01.novell.leeds.ac.uk>
Posted: 8 Feb 2000


SEMINAR SERIES- Leeds Univ., LUCRECES Seminar, 1999-00, Semester 2

Unless stated otherwise, all seminars to take place in the Foyer, Department
of Russian and Slavonic Studies, Ground Floor, Michael Sadler Building (Arts
Building), University of Leeds. Seminars start at 4.30pm, tea and biscuits
(if in Russian Dept.) available from 4.15pm.

February 10, 2000
Cathy Brennan, University of Aberdeen
'Theocracy versus Bolshevism in Buryatia, 1917-1924'

February 17, 2000
Dr Sarah Birch, Department of Government,University of Essex
'The Ukrainian Presidential Elections'

February 24, 2000
Richard Bryant, Department of Theology and Religious Studies
'The Process of Conflict Resolution in Armenia Azerbaidzhan and Nagorno
Karabakh'

March 9, 2000
Rannoch Daly, Governor of Armley Prison, Leeds
'The current state of the penal system in Russia'

March 16, 2000
Rumy Husan, Leeds University Business School
'Russian and Eastern European Catch-up: The Elusive 20th Century Goal'

March 30, 2000
Judith Nordby
East Asian Studies
'Mongolia 2000: assessing a decade of change'


Tess Hornsby Smith
2.05 Botany House
Institute for Politics and International Studies
POLIS
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT
Tel: 0113 233 6869
Fax: 0113 233 4400
E-mail:t.r.hornsby-smith(a)leeds.ac.uk

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/lucreces/
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/polis

Forwarded from: East-West-Research

CONF./CFP- Mirza Kazem-Bek and Oriental Studies, Kazan, April 2000

Posted by: John Schoeberlein <schoeber(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 8 Feb 2000


CONF./CFP- Mirza Kazem-Bek and Oriental Studies, Kazan, April 2000

[NOTE: the application deadline has passed, though it may still be
worthwhile to contact the organizers; the language of the conference is
Russian, and paper submissions may also be required to be in Russian]

The Department of Modern and Contemporary History of Kazan State University,
together with the Azerbaijani community of Kazan are planning to conduct a
conference on "Mirza Kazem-Bek and Oriental Studies in the 19th and 20th
centuries" in April 2000.

The following directions are proposed for the work of the conference:

- Mirza Kazem-Bek in the history and culture of the peoples of Russia
- The contemporary legacy of the Azerbaijani scholar-philologist,
philosopher, historian and orientalist
- Oriental philology, turcology, Iranian philology, and Islamic studies in
Russia and abroad in the 19th and 20th centuries
- Muslim societies and centers in Eurasia

For participation in the conference, one should submit an application by
February 1, 2000 and the text of the paper (of up to 10 typed pages,
1.5-spaced) no later than February 15, 2000. The application should include
your address, telephone, place of work or study, your position and your title.

The text of the paper will be printed in a collection of articles dedicated
to the memory of Muhammed Ali Mirza Kazem-Bek.

Send applications to:

Tatarstan, Russian Federation
420008 Kazan
ul. Kremlevskaia, 18
Kazanskii gos. universitet
Kafedra novoi i noveishei istorii
tel.: 843.2.315455
fax: 843.2.387418
e-mail: public.mail(a)ksu.ru

EVENT FULL- Central Asia Open Forum on Karabagh, Feb. 4

Posted by: Susan Lazorchick <SLazorchick(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 3 Feb 2000


EVENT FULL- Central Asia Open Forum on Karabagh, Feb. 4

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Central Eurasia Project of the Open Society Institute, I would
like to announce that the Central Asia Open Forum Event on February 4, at the
Brookings Institution with Vafa Guluzada and Gerard Libaridian has reached full
capacity. If you have not given your RSVP for the event, there will not be
enough
room to accommodate you in our meeting space . We regret that we cannot
accommodate
everyone who may have liked to come and greatly appreciate your enthusiasm
for the
topic of discussion and your support for the event.

We hope that you can join us at our next event in Washington.

Best regards,
Susan Lazorchick

Program Associate
Central Eurasia Project
Open Society Institute
400 W. 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 548-0612; fax (212) 548-4607
slazorchick(a)sorosny.org

EVENT- Central Asia Open Forum on Karabagh, Feb. 4, 2000, Washington, DC

Posted by: Susan Lazorchick <SLazorchick(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 2 Feb 2000


EVENT- Central Asia Open Forum on Karabagh, Feb. 4, 2000, Washington, DC

Dear Colleagues,

The Central Eurasia Project of the Open Society Institute presents and Open
Forum event on February 4, 2000, 12:30-2:00pm at the Brookings Institution
in Washington, DC. We hope you will be able to join us.


An End to Conflict in Karabagh?:
Perspectives of Two Peacemakers

Gerard Libaridian, East West Institute
Vafa Quluzada, Caspian Geopolicy Research Foundation

Anthony Richter
Presider

Friday, February 4, 2000
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036

Over the past decade as advisors for their respective presidents, Vafa
Quluzada and Gerard Libaridian have worked towards finding a peaceful and
mutually acceptable resolution to the Karabagh conflict. Drawing upon their
vast experience with the Karabagh peace process, each will offer his
perspectives on the possibilities to the end of the conflict.

Gerard Libardian is a Senior Research Fellow at the East West Institute in
New York and a Senior Consultant to IREX in Washington, D.C. on its Caspian
project. He is currently writing "Anatomy of Conflict: Nagorno-Karabagh and
the New World Order" under a grant from the Arthur D. and Catherine T.
MacArthur Foundation. From 1991-1997 Dr. Libaridian was Advisor, then Senior
Advisor to former President Levon Ter-Petrossian of Armenia, and negotiator
on the Nagorno-Karabagh conflict. His most recent book is "The Challenge of
Statehood. Armenian Political Thinking Since Independence" and was
published this year in Cambridge.

Vafa Quluzada is former Advisor and State Counselor to the President of
Azerbaijan Republic on foreign policy issues (having served in this capacity
for all three Azerbaijani Presidents) and participated in the negotiations
for the Nagorno Karabagh conflict. He created and currently directs an
independent think tank, "Caspian Geopolicy Research Foundation," a
non-governmental organization aimed at conducting research on the political
and economic processes in Azerbaijan, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Turkey,
Iran and Russia on geo-strategic and political issues to provide substantive
and relevant information and advice to decision makers.

To RSVP, please e-mail or fax this message to Susan Lazorchick
(slazorchick(a)sorosny.org/ 212-548-4607)


Susan Lazorchick
Program Associate
Central Eurasia Project
Open Society Institute
400 W. 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 548-0612; fax (212) 548-4607
slazorchick(a)sorosny.org

CALL FOR PROPOSALS- Economies in Transition to the Market

Posted by: Gerard Greenway <gerard.greenway(a)gbmis.gbhap.com>
Posted: 2 Feb 2000


CALL FOR PROPOSALS- Economies in Transition to the Market

call for proposals...

from harwood academic publishers...

a new international Book Series...

ECONOMIES IN TRANSITION TO THE MARKET

Edited by
Professor Josef P. Brada, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
Professor Paul G. Hare, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

By the 1980s communism was in crisis all over the world, with lagging growth
rates and living standards falling further behind those of the more
developed market economies. Following the collapse of the communist system
throughout Central and Eastern Europe, and then the Soviet Union, transition
towards some form of market-type economy has been under way for nearly a
decade now. The process of transition, however, is not merely a matter of
changing the economic system in already established nation states, though
that would be difficult enough in many cases. For the collapse of the old
system has been accompanied by massive and still ongoing political change in
many countries. Only China has thus far proved an exception, with vigorous
economic reforms accompanied by little political change.

The fluidity of the political structures, of course, has a significant
bearing on the economic transition in several countries. The most obvious
point is that countries at war are not typically introducing economic
reforms and in several cases are experiencing serious economic collapse.
Post-war, recovery can be amazingly quick (as in Bosnia in the past two
years), but the economic reform agenda still has to be addressed once the
political conditions have stabilized sufficiently. More generally, countries
perceived to be politically unstable, even though not at war, often find it
hard to attract either adequate aid or significant foreign investment, and
this can then slow down even those reforms they are able to put through.

For the more stable countries of the region the economic transition is
perceived to have a number of components which, for brevity, are merely
listed here: macroeconomic stabilization, price and trade liberalization,
privatization and enterprise restructuring, banking and financial market
reform, reform of the labor market and social safety net, reform of the
public finances (both expenditure and taxation), institutional reforms in
many areas of economic life.

In addition, at least for the larger countries, one has to add a regional
dimension to economic policy, including in relation to fiscal arrangements.
And for more advanced transition countries there are additional important
policy issues associated with the EU enlargement process. Last, there are
some important problems that arise from the communist inheritance, and
which suddenly gain prominence when some of the reforms listed above start
to be implemented. Examples of this type of problem would include energy
policy (where nominally good policies were not enforced, and where meeting
EU standards could be prohibitively expensive), housing policy (where rents
were very low, maintenance seriously neglected, and a housing market barely
exists), social policy (where the services were delivered through
enterprises rather than through local authorities), etc.

In all of these areas we have learnt a great deal in the past decade. In
some instances it is clear that earlier views about policy priorities were
simply wrong and we have had to rethink how to manage the given domain. For
instance, building a private sector is no longer seen as a reason for quick
privatization of state-owned firms. Instead, encouraging new businesses is
at least as vital. Further, we understand much better than we did the
importance of institutional reforms. Thus supporting privatization with
measures to harden enterprise budget constraints, such as a tough bankruptcy
law, is increasingly viewed as essential to ensure the needed improvements
in enterprise behavior.

Hence the time is now ripe to put together what has been learnt - both
conceptually and empirically - into a number of volumes that will be useful
to the academic community, students, policy-makers, and others seeking a
more developed understanding and analysis of the economic and political
processes of transition. This is the purpose of the present series.

The editors of Economies in Transition to the Market invite proposals for
monographs, textbooks and cohesive edited collections. Proposers are
encouraged to introduce their idea to the editors of the series before
assembling a full publishing proposal. Publishing proposals should include a
full chapter outline of the book and some draft material, abstracts and
sample articles in the case of edited collections (with full details of
titles and affiliations of contributors), and an introduction and argument
for the project. Proposals must be accompanied by the full c.v./s of the
author/s or collection editor/s.


to discuss a proposal, please contact, in the first instance...

Gerard Greenway
Commissioning Editor, Social Sciences
gerard.greenway(a)gbhap.com
Tel: +44 (0)118 952 0314 (direct line)


forthcoming...

Volume 1: Unemployment in Transition: Restructuring and Labour Markets in
Central Europe
Janice Bell and Tomasz Mickiewicz. September 2000.


harwood academic publishers
A member of The Gordon and Breach Publishing Group
http://www.gbhap.com

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS- Encyclopedia of Asia

Posted by: Karen Christensen <karen(a)berkshire-reference.com>
Posted: 30 Jan 2000


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS- Encyclopedia of Asia

Berkshire Reference Works is seeking writers and scholars who can write
articles for a general audience on a wide variety of topics to be included
in the the six-volume Encyclopedia of Asia.This ground-breaking work will
be published by Scribners, a leading U.S. publisher, in 2001. The
Encyclopedia of Asia will be a vital source of reliable and accessible
information on the events, ideas, and issues that have shaped Asia's past
and are shaping its present, and our future, and we seek to expand our team
of expert contributors.

More details can be found on the Web at
http://www.berkshire-reference.com/Asia.html, but in brief, the Encyclopedia
will provide comprehensive and authoritative articles on all aspects of the
history and culture of the world's largest and most populous continent. For
each nation in Asia it will contain numerous articles covering history,
geography, economics, education, religion, government, politics, customs,
peoples, science, communication, technology, literature and the arts, and
sports and recreation. The encyclopedia will also include articles on the
relationship of Asia with, and its influence on, other parts of the world.
Unlike other works on Asia, it will focus less on political and military
history than on social history, cultural and economic issues, and the
contributions of women and minority groups. The encyclopedia will contain
about 4,000 entries, two million words in six volumes, with articles ranging
from 250 to 4,000 words. Each signed article will include a bibliography for
further reading. There will be 750 illustrations and 60 maps as well as
topical and regional outlines, and an extensive index.

This prestigious encyclopedia will be widely used by scholars, professionals
in business and government, journalists, and high school and college
students. Contributors will be paid a fee or honorarium for their work and
will be credited in the published work.

Please send a brief message listing the nation/s and topic/s of interest to
you. We are looking for contributors to write long articles (1000 to 4000
words) as well as clusters of short articles (200 to 400) words on related
topics such as profiles of the cities of China or states of India, and
biographies of major political figures. We will send you a list of articles
for the nations and topical areas you are interested in.

David Levinson, the project director, is a cultural anthropologist who was
editor-in-chief of a number of major reference works, including the
10-volume Encyclopedia of World Cultures and 4-volume Encyclopedia of
Cultural Anthropology. He is working closely with the editorial board, an
international group of scholars supervising the development of the
Encyclopedia of Asia.

For more information about the project and Berkshire Reference Works, please
go to http://www.berkshire-reference.com/Asia.html. Please respond with a
letter of interest to Sandy Ryan, the project coordinator:
Sandy(a)berkshire-reference.com or fax +413 528 5241. (To contact David
Levinson directly, please email David(a)berkshire-reference.com).

Berkshire Reference Works is a book development company creating
dynamic print and electronic publications that illuminate the human
experience and contemporary issues.

Welcome to a global point of reference ...
http://www.berkshire-reference.com

Karen Christensen, NEW EMAIL: Karen(a)berkshire-reference.com
Berkshire Reference Works
314 Main Street, Suite 12
Great Barrington, MA 01230 U.S.A.
Telephone +413/528.0206
Facsimile +413/528.5241

CFP/PUBLICATION- Ethnicities: An International Journal

Posted by: Ethnicities <ethnicities-journal(a)bristol.ac.uk>
Posted: 27 Jan 2000


CFP/PUBLICATION- Ethnicities: An International Journal

Ethnicities
An International Journal

Editors Stephen May and Tariq Modood University of Bristol, UK

There is currently a burgeoning interest in both sociology and politics
around questions of ethnicity, nationalism and related issues such as
identity politics and minority rights. Ethnicities is a new
cross-disciplinary journal that will provide a critical dialogue between
these debates in sociology and politics, and related disciplines.
Ethnicities has three broad aims, each of which will add a new and
distinctive dimension to the academic analysis of ethnicity, nationalism,
identity politics and minority rights.

A Journal of Sociology and Politics

Ethnicities aims to achieve a critical nexus between the disciplines of
sociology and politics with respect to debates on ethnicity, nationalism
and identity politics. These debates have until recently been largely
constrained within disciplinary boundaries, resulting in the two
disciplines 'talking past each other' with respect to such issues.
Consideration of the interconnections between ethnicity and other forms of
identity also lends itself to an even wider interdisciplinarity. As such,
the journal aims to encourage work from a wide range of related
disciplines, including anthropology, Black studies, cultural studies,
education, gender studies, geography, history, law, literary and media
studies, philosophy and social policy.

A Journal of Culture and Structure

Ethnicities aims to explore the complex interconnections between culture
and socio-economic structure with respect to the mobilisation of ethnicity,
other social movements, and the implications of such mobilisation(s) for
modern nation-states. In this sense, it aims specifically to bring together
the more 'traditional' materialist emphases and concerns of 'race' and
ethnicity studies, with the wider theoretical debates (both sociological
and political) on the (re)construction of democratic societies. In so
doing, it will also explore the interface between modernist and
postmodernist debates on such issues.

An International Journal

Ethnicities will have a truly international reach, as reflected in the
composition and research expertise of the Editorial and International
Advisory Boards. The journal welcomes discussion of any country or region
of the world, as well as transnational and diasporic contexts. Contributors
are encouraged to set their work, wherever possible, in a transnational
and/or transregional perspective.

Topics Will Include

* minorities and the nation-state * multiculturalism * culture, class and
representation * gender and ethnicity * citizenship, universalism and
difference * minority rights and political representation * hybrid and
multiple identities * racism and antiracism * ethnicity and socio-economic
equality * diasporic movements * transnational networks * indigenous
movements * language and ethnicity * education and cultural pluralism *
colonialism and postcolonialism * whiteness * religious mobilisation and
conflict * regulation of ethnic conflict * ethnonationalisms * ethnicity,
nationalism and globalisation

Call for Papers

Articles are now being sought for the early issues of the journal. Articles
should not normally exceed 8,000 words. Review articles (which must be
approved in advance with the editors) should not normally exceed 4000
words. Authors are required to submit 4 copies of their work, and must
include an abstract of 100-150 words on a separate sheet. The 'Harvard'
system of referencing should be used in the text (e.g. Smith, 1999: 20-1)
and bibliography (e.g. Smith, J. (1999). Title. Place of Publication:
Publisher.)

Articles for the journal, review articles, and books for review should be
addressed to:
Stephen May & Tariq Modood
Editors, Ethnicities, Sociology Department,
University of Bristol, 12 Woodland Road,
Bristol BS8 1UQ, UK
Email: ethnicities-journal(a)bristol.ac.uk
Website: http:/www.bristol.ac.uk/Depts/Sociology

EDITORS
Stephen May and Tariq Modood University of Bristol, UK

CORRESPONDING US EDITORS
Craig Calhoun, Social Science Research Council, New York, USA
Troy Duster, New York University, USA
Min Zhou, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

EDITORIAL BOARD
Thomas Hylland Eriksen, University of Oslo, Norway
Stuart Hall, Goldsmiths College, London, UK
Patricia Hill Collins, University of Cincinnati, USA
Will Kymlicka, Queens University, Kingston, Canada
Iris Marion Young, University of Pittsburgh, USA

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD
Ien Ang, University of Western Sydney, Nepean, Australia
Alastair Bonnett, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Rogers Brubaker, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Frank DikÃtter, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, UK
Cynthia Enloe, Clark University, Worcester, USA
Adrian Favell, University of Sussex, Falmer, UK
Amy Gutmann, Princeton University, USA
R Enrique Hamel, Autonoma Metropoliitana, Mexico City, Mexico
Miroslav Hroch, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Joel S Kahn, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Riva Kastoryano, CNRS, Paris, France
Mahmood Mamdani, Columbia University, New York, USA
Douglas Massey, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Ali Mazrui, SUNY, Binghmampton, USA
Peter McLaren, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Mohammad Waseem, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Joane Nagel, University of Kansas, USA
T K Oommen, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Bhikhu Parekh, University of Hull, UK
Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The
Netherlands
Ralph Premdas, University of the West Indies at Trinidad
Linda Tuhiwai Smith, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Yasemin Soysal, University of Essex, Colchester, UK
Nigel Thrift, University of Bristol, UK
James Tully, University of Victoria, Canada
Bryan S Turner, University of Cambridge, UK
Mary Waters, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
William Julius Wilson, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Nira Yuval-Davis, University of Greenwich, London, UK

EXECUTIVE BOARD
Rohit Barot, Harriet Bradley, Steve Fenton, Vernon Hewitt,
Stephen May, Tariq Modood, Judith Squires all University of Bristol, UK

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT
Joanne Haynes, University of Bristol, UK

ISSN: 1468-7968
Published 3 times a year in April, August, December * First issue April
2001

For information about subscribing please contact
Bernie Folan, SAGE Publications, 6 Bonhill Street, London EC2A 4PU, UK
Tel: +44 (0)171 374 0645 ext. 2313 / Fax: +44 (0)171 374 8741
Email: bernie.folan(a)sagepub.co.uk
Web: http://www.sagepub.co.uk

LECTURE- Foreign Aid in Uzbekistan, David Abramson, Brown Univ., Feb. 2

Posted by: David M. Abramson <david_abramson(a)brown.edu>
Posted: 27 Jan 2000


LECTURE- Foreign Aid in Uzbekistan, David Abramson, Brown Univ., Feb. 2

February 2, Wednesday

The Watson Institute at Brown University presents David Abramson,
Visiting Scholar (Research), with "Civil Society and the Politics of
Foreign Aid in Uzbekistan." The lecture will be held in the Watson
Institute Conference Room at 12:00 noon.

For directions to Providence and the Watson Institute and other relevant
information call Rebecca Garner at 401-863-7425 or email her at
rebecca_garner(a)brown.edu

Watson Institute
130 Hope Street
Brown University Box 1831
Providence, RI 02912
tel: 401-863-9145
fax: 401-863-2192

CFP- European Arts in Ethnic Contexts, Bergen, Norway, Aug. 2000

Posted by: Serguei Alex Oushakine <oushakin(a)ssc.upenn.edu>
Posted: 25 Jan 2000


CFP- European Arts in Ethnic Contexts, Bergen, Norway, Aug. 2000

Call for Papers

ISSEI Conference:
European Arts in National and Ethnic Contexts
August 14 - 18, 2000, Bergen, Norway

Current scholarship focusing on nationalism, ethnicity, post-colonialism and
the construction and re-construction of identities so far has only begun to
investigate artistic participation in community-building. The multiple
historical and political intersections among the individual and his or her
national, ethnic, and cultural contexts, however, manifest themselves quite
perceivably in the creative output of artists, writers, musicians, and
others. Of course, critical accounts of the individual artists' works have
explored possible linkages to a political, social, or cultural agenda. But
how are these agendas generated and carried out and by whom? Supposing that
artistic production originates from a specific context, it is not always the
artist who promotes this context or who interprets and imagines its past or
future. Following the breakdown of the communist states in Eastern Europe in
conjunction with increased demands by the economically advanced nations to
clarify the implications of multi-cultural societies - troubled, even
bewildered, at conflicts such as Yugoslavia - we continue to face repeated
inquiries into who we are and what holds us together or tears us apart. The
arts may provide us with answers to as of yet unasked questions.

This workshop proposes to place works of art, including architecture, the
visual arts, music, literature, crafts, etc., at the center of their
European national and/or ethnic contexts to explore the collaborative
political, social, or cultural endeavors in which they have engaged or which
they have rejected. Encouraged are interdisciplinary contributions that
involve political agendas such as right-wing extremism or "racial" purity
and the constructs of homogeneity; subnational minorities and hybridity;
gender; comparative approaches to groups and societies; theoretical
investigations of ideology and art(s).

Please send proposals (ca. 500 words) to the address below.

Anke Finger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of German and Comparative Literature
Department of Modern and Classical Languages
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843
Tel.: 409-845-4742
Fax: 409-845-6421

CONCERT- Tuvan Throat Singing in New York City Jan. 16, 2000

Posted by: Carole Conrad <casuco(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 14 Jan 2000


CONCERT- Tuvan Throat Singing in New York City Jan. 16, 2000

ONDAR AND THE EAGLES OF TUVA
with TOM RUTISHAUSER and JOE PEREIRA

will perform at the
KNITTING FACTORY in Manhattan NYC
on Sunday, 1/16/2000 at 8 pm
74 Leonard Street
Main Stage
212-219-3006
TICKETS 10$ and 12$ at the door.

Ondar and the Eagles of Tuva practice the centuries-old Tuvan art of
throat-singing, in which a soloist can sing several notes simultaneously.

They also play traditional Tuvan instruments--the bowed igil and the
doshpuluur.

The Tuvans combine their sounds with longtime associate Tom Rutishauser on
Electric Cello.

Joe Pereira beings his array of percussion instruments from the NY
Philharmonic.

The show will center around the Tuvan Music with a blend of free jazz and
surprises.

Ondar Kongarool is PEOPLE'S THROAT SINGER of Tuva and is the star in the
internationally acclaimed film "Genghis Blues" Documentary that won the
AUDIENCE AWARD at Robert Rredford's 1999 Sundance Movie Festival. His CD
was one of the top rated WORLD MUSIC CDs by R Christgau at Rolling Stone.
He is a part of the credited soundtrack for the new movie END OF DAYS.

Igor Koshkendey is the reigning world champion of throat singing (UNESCO
Festival of THROAT SINGING, 1998). Yevgeny Saryglar is Ondar's star student
at Ondar's School of Music in KYZYL, Capital of Tuva.

These concerts are organized and supported by the non-profit FRIEND'S OF
TUVA led by author, Ralph Leighton, in honor of his late friend, Nobel
Prize Physicist, Richard Feynman, a devotee of Tuva.

SEMINAR SERIES- Centre for Euro-Asian Studies, Univ. of Reading, Spring 2000

Posted by: Yelena Kalyuzhnova <y.kaluyzhnova(a)reading.ac.uk>
Posted: 14 Jan 2000


SEMINAR SERIES- Centre for Euro-Asian Studies, Univ. of Reading, Spring 2000

Dear Colleagues,

Please find below the timetable of the Centre for Euro-Asian Studies' Lent
term Seminars. All queries should be address to:

Mrs Sylvia Smelt, Administrator
Centre for Euro-Asian Studies
e-mail: s.smelt(a)reading.ac.uk
tel.: 44 (118) 931 6205
fax: 44 (118) 931 6274


WEEKLY SEMINARS
Every Wednesday in Room 10, FOLSS
5.00 p.m. -6.00 p.m.

1. January 19, 2000
Dr. Anne Peck, Stanford University
Foreign Investment in in Kazakhstan's Minerals Industries

2. January 26, 2000
Dr. Dilnara Ismiddinova, The British Academy Research Fellow
Pension Reforms in Central Asia

3. February 2, 2000
Dr. Bill Tompson, Department of Politics & Sociology, University of London
Prospects for the Development of Financial Intermediation in Russia

4. February 9, 2000
Dr. Nobuko Ichikawa, Principal Environmental Economist, Environmental
Appraisal Unit, EBRD
EBRD and environmental practices in CEE/CIS countries

5. February 16, 2000
Dr. Steve Yui-Sang, Director, Asian Studies Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford
Peace and Security in East Asia: China, Taiwan and the US?

6. February 23, 2000
Dr Ludek Rychetnik, CEAS
Transformational Disruption and the Cultivation of Order

7. March 1, 2000
Dr. Animesh Shrivastava, Deputy Director, CEAS
Global Financial Flows, Institutional Specificities and Financial Instability

8. March 8, 2000
Dr. Dov Lynch, King's College, London
The Second Chechen War: Domestic, Regional and International Repercussions

9. March, 15, 2000
Dr. Maria Vagliasindi, EBRD
The Development of Telecommunication Sector in Transition Economies


Dr Yelena Kalyuzhnova, Director
The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies
http://www.rdg.ac.uk/IEAS
The University of Reading
Whiteknights, PO Box 218,
Reading, RG6 6AA
UK
tel.: 44 118 9316637
fax: 44 118 9316274

LECTURE SERIES- Central Asia and Caucasus Seminar Series, SOAS, Jan-Mar 2000

Posted by: Bhavna Dave <bd4(a)soas.ac.uk>
Posted: 11 Jan 2000


LECTURE SERIES- Central Asia and Caucasus Seminar Series, SOAS, Jan-Mar 2000

SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL AND AFRICAN STUDIES
Central Asia and the Caucasus Seminar
Seminar Programme January-March 2000

SOAS, Room L67 Thursdays, 5:30-7:00PM

(In collaboration with University College London/ School of Slavonic and
East European Studies)

27 January
Ethnic Cleansing in the Former Soviet Union: New Light on the Exile and
Repatriation of the Crimean Tatars
Dr. Brian Williams, Department of History, SOAS

3 February
The Life of a Diaspora: Indian Merchants in Early Modern Central Asia and Iran
Scott Levi, Department of History, University of Wisconsin at Madison

17 February
Changing Social Stratification in the Ferghana Valley
Dr. Alisher Ilkhamov, Centre for Social Research, Tashkent

2 March
Azerbaijan: Democratic Laggard in the South Caucasus?
Dr. Jonathan Aves, Principal Research Analyst, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

9 March
Why in Armenia? The Causes and the Consequences of the Assassinations in the
Parliament
Dr. Marina Kurkchiyan, Fellow, Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

16 March
Islam in Central Asia in the 1990s
Dr. Shirin Akiner, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, SOAS

All are welcome!

Inquiries:

Dr. Bhavna Dave
Department of Politics, SOAS
Tel: 0171 323 6278
Fax: 0171 323 6020
Email: bd4(a)soas.ac.uk

CFP- Seeking Civil Society: Environmental NGOs in the Caspian, May 2000

Posted by: Pardis Minuchehr <pm50(a)columbia.edu>
Posted: 5 Jan 2000


CFP- Seeking Civil Society: Environmental NGOs in the Caspian, May 2000

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Caspian Sea region has
gained economic, political as well as environmental significance. The
environmental non-governmental organizations that have emerged and
presently operate in the Caspian region (Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan,
Turkmenistan and Iran) address issues resulting from the past decade's
neglect of environmental issues in the sea's basin. At Columbia
University's Caspian Project, we plan to organize a conference providing a
forum for representatives of various environmental NGOs in the Caspian
region to discuss the role of these organizations and their contribution
to the building of a civil society in their states. It is anticipated
that the conference will be held early May 2000.

If interested, please email an abstract by January 31, 2000 to:

Pardis Minuchehr (pm50(a)columbia.edu)

or

Peter Sinnott (pjs7(a)columbia.edu)

CONF./CFP- GUUAM: Transportation and communications, Kyiv, June 2000

Posted by: Serge Danilov <uames(a)gilan.uar.net>
Posted: 4 Jan 2000


CONF./CFP- GUUAM: Transportation and communications, Kyiv, June 2000

PRELIMINARY ANOUNCEMENT

From: The Ukrainian Association of Middle East Studies and the National
Institute for Ukrainian-Russian Relations. 31 Dec. 1999

CALL FOR PAPERS

GUUAM: problems and prospects for development of transportation and
communication corridors Conference Crimea, Ukraine, June (the exact date
will be specified later), 2000

Graduate students, faculty and independent scholars are invited to submit
abstracts of papers on Central Asian, Caucasus and Ukraine security and
international cooperation issues (i.e. in the framework of GUUAM).

Central Asia is defined, for the purpose of this conference as the area
including former Soviet republics: Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan,
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan. Caucasus includes only Georgia, Armenia and
Azerbaijan.

Abstracts up to two pages are due April 20, 2000. Abstracts are expected to
be comprehensive and publishable - a collection of abstracts of papers
selected will be published by the date of the conference. Please, indicate
your mailing address, E-mail address and telephone/fax number.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent to the authors of accepted papers
on May 10, 2000. Accommodation will be provided.

Negotiations with potential donors are underway for the possible
continuation of the project (a conference in either Uzbekistan or
Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan), which will assume a general title "From
Carpathians to Altai: regional cooperation and security systems". Subjects
(preliminary) of the other two conferences will be:

- Regional models for cooperation and security in the Central Asia Tashkent
(Uzbekistan);

- Regional models for cooperation and security in Caucasus (Baku, Azerbaijan).

Please send abstracts to:

Parakhonsky Boris
National Institute for Ukrainian-Russian Relations
Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine
Ukraine, 252133 Kyiv, Kutuzov str. 18/7
Tel.: 380 (044) 295-4677 Fax.: 380 (044) 294-8135
E-mail: par(a)niurr.gov.ua

Danilov Serge
Association of Middle East Studies
Ukraine, Kyiv-1,
P.O. Box B-397
Tel.: 380 (044) 229-0772
E-mail: uames(a)gilan.uar.net

The Ukrainian Association of Middle East Studies is an academic NGO while
the National Institute for Ukrainian-Russian Relations is a major
government research organization subordinated to the National Security and
Defense Council of Ukraine.

CFP- Special Issue: Repressed Soviet Peoples, Journal of Genocide Research

Posted by: Otto Pohl <pohlcat(a)rocketmail.com>
Posted: 15 Dec 1999


CFP- Special Issue: Repressed Soviet Peoples, Journal of Genocide Research

Dr. Henry Huttenbach has asked me to guest edit a special topic issue of
*The Journal of Genocide Research.* The issue will deal with the 11
"Repressed Peoples" recognized by the Supreme Soviet on 14 November 1989.
These nationalities are the Soviet Koreans, Germans, Karachays, Chechens,
Ingush, Balkars, Crimean Tatars, Greeks, Meskhetian Turks, and Kurds.
Specifically the journal issue will seek to examine how each of these ethnic
groups sought to maintain their unique cultural identities in exile. I would
like to cover all 11 nationalities. So far I have lined up writers for the
articles on the Soviet Koreans, the Germans, and the Crimean Tatars. If
anybody is willing to write an article on the cultural survival in exile of
one of the other eight nationalities listed above please let me know.

My e-mail address is pohlcat(a)rocketmail.com

J. Otto Pohl

CFP- Middle East History & Theory Conference, University of Chicago, Apr. 2000

Posted by: Maha Nassar <mtnassar(a)midway.uchicago.edu>
Posted: 15 Dec 1999


CFP- Middle East History & Theory Conference, University of Chicago, Apr. 2000

The University of Chicago's Center for Middle Eastern Studies
is calling for papers for its
15th Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference

Friday and Saturday, April 28-29, 2000

Keynote Address:
Vincent Cornell
Duke University

The Middle East History and Theory Conference provides a forum for students
and faculty in the social sciences and humanities to present papers
concerning Middle Eastern/Islamic history, culture, society, and politics
from the 7th century to the present. Graduate Students are particularly
urged to participate: both individual papers and pre-arranged panels can be
accommodated.

A one page abstract and curriculum vitae must be received by Monday,
February 15, 2000. Working papers must be received by Monday, April 4,
2000. If audio/visual facilities are needed, please specify when submitting
papers. Send abstracts and papers to:

Scott Lucas & Maha Nassar
MEHTW Coordinators
Center for Middle Eastern Studies
University of Chicago
5828 South University Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637


For further information, please contact Maha Nassar at:
mtnassar(a)midway.uchicago.edu

CONF./CFP- History of Mining and Geology of the Altai, April 2000

Posted by: Vladimir Boyko <boyko(a)bspu.secna.ru>
Posted: 14 Dec 1999


CONF./CFP- History of Mining and Geology of the Altai, April 2000

The Altai Regional Executive, The Altai Regional Committee of Natural
Resources, Altai Regional Archival Department, Altai State University, The
Altai Division of the Federal Mountain and Industrial Inspection, State
Archival Service of Republic Altai, and Gorno-Altai State University will
held in Barnaul, April 2000 the conference dedicated to 300th anniversary of
establishing by Peter the First an Office of Miners Affairs in Russia under
the title "300 Years of Mining and Geological Service: The History of
Mining, Geological Structure and Useful Minerals of the Altai."

The following issues are suggested for discussion:

- ancient miners and metallurgists of Altai;

- the history of Kolivan-Voskresenskiy (Altai) mountain district;

- the history of geological studies of Altai;

- Altai geology, hydrology, and useful minerals of Altai;

- the problems of Altai geo-ecology

- geology in 21st century

The abstracts of papers up to 5 pages on a 3 1/2-inch disk in Mac Word
format, Fonts Times New Roman 14, illustrations up 11x16 cm, if any, should
be sent due 1st February 2000. The references should be placed within the
text, not as endnotes.

Further questions:

Dr. Boris Luzghun
Department of Geography
Altai State University
Dimitrova Street 66
Barnaul 656099
Russia
Tel.: 7(3852)22-19-20

CONF./CFP- Cultural Heritage of the Altai Region, Barnaul, May 2000

Posted by: Vladimir Boyko <boyko(a)bspu.secna.ru>
Posted: 14 Dec 1999


CONF./CFP- Cultural Heritage of the Altai Region, Barnaul, May 2000

Altai State University will hold on 11-12 May 2000 in Barnaul the 11th
All-Russian Conference on "The Preservation and Exploration of the Cultural
Heritage of the Altai Region." The conference agenda will be shaped by the
following sub-topics:

- The issues of the preservation of historical-cultural heritage

- Archeological studies in Altai region and bordering territories

- The monuments of history and architecture

The applications with the titles of proposed presentations as well all
author details (affiliation, position, address, etc.) should be sent by 1
January 2000. The abstracts up to 5 pages in length should be sent by 1
March 2000 in paper format and on a 3 1/2-inch floppy disk in Win Word 6/7
format or as a e-mail attachment. All citations should be made as
alphabetically ordered endnotes.

The organizing committee:

Chair of Archeology, Ethnography, and Source Study
Altai State University
Dimitrova Street 66
Barnaul 656099
Russia
Fax: 7(3852)22-54-51
Tel.: 7(3852)22-54-63
e-mail: kaei(a)hist.dcn-asu.ru

CONF./CFP- Law, Knowledge & Power in Post-Colonial & Post-Soc. Anthropology

Posted by: Nikolai Ssorine-Tchaikov <nikolai(a)ualberta.ca>
Posted: 9 Dec 1999


CONF./CFP- Law, Knowledge & Power in Post-Colonial & Post-Soc. Anthropology

We invite papers proposals for the following workshop, as soon as possible
but so as to reach us by 1 February 2000:

Law, Knowledge and Power in Post-Colonial and Post-Socialist Anthropology
17-20 June 2000, Moscow
Organisers:
Sergei Abashin (Moscow Institute of Ethnology)
Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology)


This workshop will explore legal identities and processes in (post-)colonial
and (post-)socialist situations. We organise this workshop in conjunction
with the conference on 'Power and Hierarchy' held in Moscow on 15-18 June,
2000. We are planning a panel at this conference, plus substantial
additional time for discussion outside it. This partial overlap is hardly
just a matter of organisational convenience. The problematic of power
relations is one of the central issues in both post-colonial and
post-socialist theory, and we find this topic useful for putting into
dialogue these two bodies of literature that otherwise rarely overlap. We
shall focus on a number of legal contexts, such as state and common law,
under imperial, socialist, nation-states, and transnational regimes; and we
shall examine such aspects of identity production as religion, gender,
ethnicity, class, etc. We are particularly interested in overcoming the
analytical isolation of the 'First/Third World' from 'State Socialist'
cultural dynamics in the study of power relationships and processes.

An additional purpose of this workshop is to further dialogue between
Western and East European anthropologists. This second goal underwrites the
structure of the workshop that we propose. It will take place in seminar
form, with papers written and circulated in advance. Yet we also find it
useful, in preparation for this workshop during winter and spring, to read
key texts in political and legal anthropology and social theory that would
ensure some degree of common language and theoretical background for
participants. Thus we invite, first, paper proposals, and, secondly,
suggestions for such a reading list. Given the likelihood of a diverse
academic background of participants, we propose that you think of one or two
titles to suggest as reading materials that would provide theoretical
background for your paper topic.

We invite paper proposals and reading suggestions which address, but are not
necessarily confined to, the following research themes:

* intellectual genealogies of power concepts in anthropology and social
theory; specifically, Weberian, Gramsian and Foucauldian concerns in
political and legal anthropology (e.g. domination, resistance, hegemony,
bio-power); exemplary cases that enable these concepts

* meanings of 'law' in anthropology of law: lawyers, legal systems, common
law, legitimation, normative approaches to culture

* forms of naturalisation of power; cultural authority of science, and
particularly of ethnographic knowledge, in law and politics

* ethnography of politics and legal processes; ethnographic 'micro-physics'
of power

* power spectacle in political legitimation; visibility and explanation in
anthropological theory

* illegality: cultural and discursive construction of political spaces
beyond 'law'; 'corrupt' and 'Mafia' versus 'normal' capitalism

* colonial, Soviet and Cold War encounters and anthropology

Please submit a paper title and an abstract of no more than 500 words,
and/or suggest reading title(s) with brief note regarding their relevance
for your paper or workshop topic. Try confining your reading suggestions to
literature in English and Russian; nonetheless suggestions in other
languages, as well as paper proposals which offer literature reviews of such
scholarly traditions, are also welcome.

Send these materials by e-mail, regular mail or fax to one of the following
addresses:

Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov <nikolai(a)ualberta.ca>
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Postfach 110351, 06017 Halle/S., Germany
fax: +49-3 45-29 27-102

Sergei Abashin <abashin(a)iea.ras.ru>
Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology
Leninskii Prospekt, 32A
Moscow 117334 Russia
fax: +7-095 938-0600

Deadline: 1 February 2000
List of participants will be finalised by 15 February 2000

Please forward this announcement to other interested scholars.

With best holiday wishes,
Sergei & Nikolai

LECTURE- Education System of Azerbaijan, Indiana Univ., Dec. 10

Posted by: IAUNRC <iaunrc(a)indiana.edu> (via Julie Fairbanks <jfairban(a)indiana.edu>)
Posted: 8 Dec 1999


LECTURE- Education System of Azerbaijan, Indiana Univ., Dec. 10

The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center proudly presents a
lecture and discussion on:

The Education System of Azerbaijan: An Overview

Presented by Ms. Vafa Pirverdieva

Friday, December 10th
1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Ballantine Hall, Room 337

Vafa Pirverdieva is a visiting scholar from Baku, Azerbaijan. Ms.
Pirverdieva is a linguistics/foreign language teacher at Azerbaijan State
University of Languages. She is studying English language training and
second-language teaching as a Junior Faculty Development Program Fellow.

For more information please contact the IAUNRC at iaunrc(a)indiana.edu.

CFP/CONF.- Symposium on Rock Art of Central Asia, Frankfurt am Main, Sept. 2000

Posted by: Thomas Wyrwoll <wyrwoll(a)stud.uni-frankfurt.de>
Posted: 26 Nov 1999


CFP/CONF.- Symposium on Rock Art of Central Asia, Frankfurt am Main, Sept. 2000

Dear Colleagues:

For those of you who are interested in rock art it might be interesting to
hear about a rock-art congress that will probably have a special symposium
dedicated to the rock art of Central Asia.

This congress will take place at Frankfurt am Main from September 8 - 10,
2000, and is organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Petroikonologie.

Papers can be given in German or English, and will be printed in the near
future. Please inform the organizers on your interest as soon as possible.

Kind regards,

Thomas W. Wyrwoll


[Program information about the Society and the Congress in German are
appended below]

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Petroikonologie (Felsbildkunde) e.V.

Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Petroikonologie (Felsbildkunde) e.V. wurde auf
Anregung der IFRAO (International Federation of Rock-Art Organizations") mit
der Zielsetzung gegründet, ein Forum für die deutsche und deutschsprachige
Felsbildkunde zu schaffen.

Dies soll u.a. durch die Herausgabe einer Zeitschrift und die Durchführung
von Kongressen geschehen. Darüberhinaus gehört es zu den Aufgaben der
Gesellschaft, ihre Mitglieder bei Forschungsvorhaben zu unterstützen.

Mitglied der Gesellschaft kann jeder werden, der sich für Felsbilder
interessiert, sei es als Wissenschaftler oder als Laie. Die Mitgliedschaft
beinhaltet u.a.:

- den freien Bezug der Gesellschaftszeitschrift (erscheint regulär ab 2001)
mit Artikeln zur Felsbildforschung, Veranstaltungshinweisen,
Literaturbesprechungen usw.
- den freien oder ermäßigten Bezug von (Buch-) Publikationen der
Gesellschaft (ab 2000)
- die freie oder ermäßigte Teilnahme an den Veranstaltungen der
Gesellschaft sowie ihrer Partnerorganisationen, d.h. Kongressen, Tagungen,
Ausstellungen u.a.m.; im Jahr 2000 findet ein erster Kongreß der
Gesellschaft vom 8. - 10. September in Frankfurt/Main statt
- die Teilnahmemöglichkeit an Exkursionen zu Felsbildfundstätten
- die Teilnahmemöglichkeit an Feldforschungen, auch im Ausland
- den günstigeren Bezug ausländischer Fachzeitschriften
- Beratung bei eigenen Forschungsvorhaben und Reisen.

Die Kosten der Mitgliedschaft betragen für das erste Jahr (1999/2000) im
Inland 100,- DM, in den anderen EU-Ländern 55 EURO, in der Schweiz 100 SFR
und für das übrige Ausland 60 EURO bzw. 70 USD für Vollmitglieder. Ermäßigte
Mitglieder (v.a. Studenten) zahlen die Hälfte, Partnermitglieder (Partner
von Mitgliedern, die keine eigenen Publikationen erhalten) zahlen 25,- DM
bzw. entsprechend 15 EURO, 25 SFR, 15 EURO oder 20 USD. Ab 2001 werden die
Mitgliedsbeiträge neu geordnet und auf EURO umgestellt; sie werden sich
dabei an den bisherigen Sätzen orientieren.

Interessenten wenden sich bitte an die Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Petroikonologie e.V., Albert-Schweitzer-Str. 52, D-60437 Frankfurt am Main,
Fax: 0049 / (0)69 / 95 000 210, oder per E-Post an Thomas.Wyrwoll(a)gmx.de.
Bitte geben Sie möglichst Ihre Faxnummer und E-Post-Adresse an, damit die
Kommunikationskosten niedrig gehalten werden können.

Wir würden uns freuen, Sie bald als Mitglieder unserer Gesellschaft begrüßen
zu können!

Alle Interessierten sind herzlich eingeladen, am ersten DGP-Kongreß im
September 2000 in Frankfurt am Main teilzunehmen. Bitte melden Sie sich
frühzeitig bei den obenstehenden Adressen an. Der Einreichungsschluß für
eigene Beiträge ist der 31. Juli 2000.


Deutscher Felsbildkongreß Frankfurt am Main 2000

Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Petroikonologie (Felsbildkunde) e.V. lädt ihre
Mitglieder und interessierte Gäste zum ersten Deutschen Felsbildkongreß vom
8. bis 10. September 2000 in Frankfurt am Main ein.

Tagungsthema ist das Gesamtgebiet der Petroikonologie (Felsbildkunde), d.h.
die Vorträge können von der Beschreibungen von Felsbildern verschiedener
Gebiete aller Erdteile über Analysen ihrer Bildinhalte und
kulturgeschichtliche Betrachtungen bis hin zu
naturwissen-schaftlich-technischen Untersuchungen und zum Denkmalschutz
reichen. Als Sprachen sind Deutsch und Englisch zugelassen. Reguläre
Vorträge von 15- oder 30-minütiger Dauer (einschließlich kurzer Diskussion)
werden in thematischen Paneelen gehalten, längere Vorträge können ggf.
gesondert berücksichtigt werden. Wer einen Vortrag halten möchte, wende sich
bitte an die untenstehende Adresse. Die Referate sollen als Tagungsband
veröffentlicht werden.

Zum Rahmenprogramm des Kongresses gehören u.a. Ausstellungen von
Felsbildplakaten und Büchern zum Thema, Festvorträge, Felsbildfilme, ein
Festessen sowie -- bei Interesse -- Museumsführungen in Frankfurt am Main.

Eine geringe Teilnahmegebühr als Auslage der Unkosten von etwa 25,- DM wird
erhoben. Bei der Buchung von Unterkünften kann der Veranstalter ggf.
behilflich sein. Es wird darauf hingewiesen, daß wahrscheinlich eine geringe
Anzahl Stipendien für aktive (auch jüngere !) Kongreßteilnehmer zur
Verfügung stehen wird. Interessenten sollten sich bis zum 17.12.99 melden.
Für eine möglichst frühzeitige Anmeldung aller Interessenten wäre der
Veranstalter sehr dankbar! Anmeldungsschluß für Referate ist der 31. Juli
2000.

Kontakt: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Petroikonologie e.V.,
Albert-Schweitzer-Str. 52, 60437 Frankfurt am Main, Thomas.Wyrwoll(a)gmx.de,
Fax: 069 / 95 000 210. Bitte geben Sie Ihre E-Post-Adresse oder Faxnummer an.

DEADLINE REMINDER: CFP- Association for the Study of Nationalities, Apr. 2000

Posted by: Dominique Arel <dominique_arel(a)brown.edu>
Posted: 23 Nov 1999


DEADLINE REMINDER: CFP- Association for the Study of Nationalities, Apr. 2000

"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

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 9 DECEMBER 1999

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 $45, and $25
for students. Members receive the journal Nationalities Papers (four times a
year), the periodicalAnalysis of Current Events (ACE, six times a year), the
newsletterASNews (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 & PUBL.- Central and Inner Asia Seminar (CIAS), Toronto, March 2000

Posted by: Gillian Long <gillian.long(a)utoronto.ca>
Posted: 22 Nov 1999


CFP & PUBL.- Central and Inner Asia Seminar (CIAS), Toronto, March 2000

CENTRAL AND INNER ASIA SEMINAR
University of Toronto
24-25 March 2000

PROFILE

The Central and Inner Asia Seminar (CIAS) is dedicated to studying the
cultures and activities of ancient and modern nomadic peoples that occupy
the region from the China Sea to Eastern Europe, and the relationship they
have to the surrounding sedentary cultures. The CIAS grew out of the
Canada-Mongolia Association in 1990 and at that time began sponsoring a
regular series of annual lectures. In 1993 the individual lectures were
replaced by an annual seminar and the proceedings from these have been
printed in three volumes of working papers. Volume four is in press.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The next Central and Inner Asia Seminar (CIAS) is scheduled to take place at
the University of Toronto on Friday and Saturday, 24-25 March 2000. The
organizers would welcome proposals on any subject which falls within the
general scope of our mandate. Notification of acceptance of a proposal will
be sent as soon as possible and not later than 31 January 2000.

Proposals may be for twenty- or forty-minute presentations (please specify
your preference) and should be sent to:

Professor Michael Gervers <102063.2152(a)compuserve.com>
-and to-
Professor Wayne Schlepp <schlepp(a)eagle.ca>

Participants requiring a visa to enter Canada should allow ample time for
processing their request. While participants will be responsible for their
own travel and living expenses, the organizers will make every effort to
facilitate their stay in Toronto and, upon request, to advise about the
availability of modestly priced accommodation.

Resources permitting, the Proceedings of the Seminar will be published in
the series "Toronto Studies in Central and Inner Asia" (for previous
publications, see below).

Financial support for the activities of the CIAS comes mainly from the York
University/University of Toronto Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies
(JCAPS). Other sources of assistance within the University of Toronto
include the Centre for Russian and East European Studies (CREES), The Centre
for the Study of Religion, The Department of East Asian Studies (EAS), The
Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, The Department of
History, and the School of Graduate Studies (SGS).


PUBLICATIONS

Nomadic Diplomacy, Destruction and Religion from the Pacific to the Adriatic
Toronto Studies in Central and Inner Asia No.1, Joint Centre for Asia
Pacific Studies, 1994. Edited by Michael Gervers & Wayne Schlepp. Price:
$12.00 CAN

Cultural Contact, History and Ethnicity in Inner Asia
Toronto Studies in Central and Inner Asia No.2, Joint Centre for Asia
Pacific Studies, 1996. Edited by Michael Gervers & Wayne Schlepp. Price:
$25.00 CAN

Historical Themes & Current Change in Central & Inner Asia
Toronto Studies in Central and Inner Asia No.3, Joint Centre for Asia
Pacific Studies, 1999. Edited by Michael Gervers & Wayne Schlepp. Price:
$25.00 CAN

ALL THREE PUBLICATIONS: $50.00 CAN + shipping and handling

Available pre-paid from:

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

WORKSHOP- Perceptions of Space and Time in Central Asia, IFEAC, Tashkent

Posted by: Cusin Lay <cusin(a)ifeac.silk.org>
Posted: 22 Nov 1999


WORKSHOP- Perceptions of Space and Time in Central Asia, IFEAC, Tashkent

Preliminary Workshop (9-10 December 1999) to the International Seminar: "The
Perceptions of Space and Time in Central Asia: A Multidisciplinary Approach
(October 2000).

The IFEAC (French Institute of Central Asian Studies) wishes to organise a
major international meeting devoted to the perceptions of space and time
within the cultures of Central Asia. By examining these two fundamental
concepts in a vast area whose complex history remains insufficiently known,
the IFEAC hopes to stimulate the meeting of specialists from different and
complimentary subjects. It will be the first time that such a vast sum of
knowledge will be gathered together about these highly important cultural
categories that contribute to structure the political, administrative,
symbolic, and other systems that are characteristic of Central Asia.

The seminar is planned to take place during the first fortnight of October
2000.

In order for the exchange of views between the different disciplines and
methodologies to be as fruitful as possible, the IFEAC plans to organise a
series of workshops before the seminar itself.

The first workshop will take place in Tashkent on the 9th and 10th of
December 1999. The participants (historians, architects and town planners
notably) will discuss the place of towns in the different historical
entities that form Central Asia: the history of towns and urban traditions,
the relations between towns and their environment, the perception of towns
amidst non-sedentary populations, etc.

This meeting aims to enable each participant to present his contribution to
the themes under discussion. All the participants will be able to intervene
in the introduction to a general debate on the numerous aspects that make up
the theme of this first workshop.

For further information, please contact our administration.

Laurent Vinatier
Administrator
public(a)ifeac.silk.org

CONFERENCE - UPDATE: First Int'l Congress on Science and Shamanism, Mar. 2001

Posted by: Center for Shamanism and Consciousness Studies <admin(a)csacs.org>
Posted: 16 Nov 1999


CONFERENCE - UPDATE: First Int'l Congress on Science and Shamanism, March 2001

Date: 12-16 March, 2001

We are pleased to announce that the Polish Academy of Sciences (Institute
of Genetics) has joined efforts with us to collaborate on the First
International Congress on Science and Shamanism 2001.

Updated information about this event -- including dates, deadlines, and
ABSTRACT submission guidelines -- can be found on the webpage below:

http://www.shamanicdimensions.net/congress.html

Updates will continue to be posted regularly on the above webpage.

Sincerely,

Professor Michael Ripinsky-Naxon
Committee Chair
congress(a)csacs.org
http://www.csacs.org
http://www.shamanicdimensions.net

CONFERENCE- Program of the Conference on Uighur Studies, Almaty

Posted by: Ablet Kamalov <abletk(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 16 Nov 1999


CONFERENCE- Program of the Conference on Uighur Studies, Almaty

[NOTE- Though we received this notice after the fact, the program will
never-the-less be of interest to many CentralAsia-L subscribers. --CA-L]

PROGRAM

Of the Conference Devoted to the 50th Anniversary
of the Uighur Studies in Kazakhstan

Center for Uighur Studies
Institute for Oriental Studies
The Kazakh Academy of Science

Conference Hall, Kazakh Academy of Science
28 Shevchenko St., Almaty, Kazakhstan

NOVEMBER 9, 1999

PLENARY SESSION, 10:00-13.00

1. GREETINGS by Kazakh Academicians A.KOSHANOV and A.KAIDAROV
2. UIGHUR STUDIES IN KAZAKHSTAN DURING LAST 50 YEARS
   (K.T.TALIPOV, Head of the Center for Uighur Studies, Institute for
   Oriental Studies)
3. PIONEERS OF UIGHUR STUDIES IN KAZAKSTAN
   (T.T.TALIPOV, Professor)
4. UIGHUR LINGUISTICS AND ITS PROBLEMS
   (V.U.MAKHPIROV, Section of Language of the Center for Uighur Studies)
5. OUR RESEARCHES IN HISTORY AND ETHNOLOGY
   (G.M.ISKHAKOV, Head of the Section of Ethnology, Center for Uighur Studies)
6. SOURCE STUDIES AND THE UIGHUR HISTORIOGRAPHY
   (M.K.ABUSEITOVA, Director of the Institute for Oriental Studies)
7. THE HISTORY OF UIGHUR LITERATURE STUDIES
   (S.MOLLAUDOV, Head of the Section of Literature, Center for Uighur
   Studies)

GUESTS OF THE CONFERENCE

9. IVRAYIM MUT'IY (Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China)
10. ABDUSHUKUR TURDI (Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China)
11. ERKIN ALPTEKIN (Germany)

PANEL DISCUSSIONS, 14:00-17:00

(1) HISTORY AND ETHNOLOGY

1. UIGHUR STUDIES IN THE USA
   (A.K.KAMALOV, Head of the Section of History, Center for Uighur Studies)
2. TO THE PROBLEM OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL STRUCTURE OF THE UIGHUR MEDIEVAL
   TOWNS IN THE EASTERN TURKESTAN
   (R.U.KARIMOVA, Center for Uighur Studies)
3. EASTERN TURKESTAN IN THE END OF THE XVII-FIRST HALF OF THE XVIII C.:
   DATES OF SOME EVENTS
   (Y.G.BARANOVA, Institute for Oriental Studies)
4. SOCIETY OF SAKAS IN EASTERN TURKESTAN
   (A.A.AKISHEV, Institute for Oriental Studies)
5. PHILOSOPHIC TERMINOLOGY IN OLD UIGHUR TEXTS: HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
   (A.ANVAROV, Center for Uighur Studies)
6. CENTRAL ASIAN RELATION WITH IRAN IN XVIII-XIX ACCORDING TO THE AUTHORS
   FROM BUKHARA AND KOKAND
   (T.BEISEMBIYEV, Institute for Oriental Studies)
7. SOME PROBLEMS OF THE UIGHUR HISTORIOGRAPHY
   (M.ERZIN, Center for Uighur Studies)
8. THE SOCIAL STRUCTURE OF THE UIGHUR SOCIETY
   (SEAN ROBERTS, University of Southern California, USA)
9. ITERACTIONS BETWEEN RELIGIONS IN UIGHUR KAGHANATE
   (G.AGELEUOV, Insitute for Oriental Studies)
10. MAGIC IN THE UIGHUR CUSTOMS RELATED TO CHILDBIRTH
   (S.DAUTOVA, Center for Uighur Studies)

(2) SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC PROBLEMS

1. SINJIANG-KAZAKHSTAN BORDER RELATIONS
   (K.SH.KHAFIZOVA, Kainar University, Almaty)
2. IDEAS OF TURKIC UNITY IN THE EASTERN TURKESTAN IN 1930-40
   (K.T.TALIPOV, Head of the Center for Uighur Studies)
3. SOME PROBLEMS OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS IN THE REGIONS OF CHINA
   (FOCUSING ON XINJIANG UIGHUR AUTONOMOUS REGION)
   (G.U.KHADJIYEVA, Center for Uighur Studies)
4. ECONOMIC RELATIONS BETWEEN KAZAKHSTAN AND SINJIANG UIGHUR AUTONOMOUS
   REGION AND THEIR PERSPECTIVES
   (B.KAZBEKOV, Institute for Oriental Studies)
5. PEOPLE'S EDUCATION AND THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SITUATION IN SINJIANG
   UIGHUR AUTONOMOUS REGION IN 1980-S
   (Z.DZALILOV, Center for Uighur Studies)
6. DEMOGRAPHIC PROCESSES IN KAZAKHSTAN AND XINJIANG UIGHUR AUTONOMOUS
   REGIONS OF CHINA
   (S.ZIYAROVA, Institute for Oriental Studies)
7. ETHNIC AUTONOMY AND IDENTITY OF KOREANS IN CHINA
   (G.N.KIM, Institute for Oriental Studies, Almaty)


(3) UIGHUR LINGUISTICS

1. G.SADVAKASOV AND UIGHUR LITERARY LANGUAGE'S SPELLING
   (SH.BARATOV, Head of the Uighur Language Section)
2. LOAN WORDS IN UIGHUR (PROBLEMS OF SPELLING)
   (D.KASYMOVA, Center for Uighur Studies)
3 SPELLING OF COMPOUND WORDS IN UIGHUR
   (Z.IVULLAYEVA, Center for Uighur Studies)
4. UIGHUR IDIOMS AND UIGHUR CULTURE
   (R.AVAKOVA, Kazakh State University)
5. MIRSULTAN OSMAN'S RESEARCHES ON UIGHUR DIALECTS
   (R.ARZIYEV, Abai State University)
6. TEACHING UIGHUR IN SCHOOLS
   (A. ARZIYEVA, Ministry of Education of Kazakhstan)
7. IDIOMATIC COMBINATIONS IN OLD UIGHUR TEXTS
   (DZALILOVA, Center for Uighur Studies)
8. MORPHOLOGICAL FEATURES OF "TAVARIH MUSIYUN"
   (KH.MASIMOVA, Center for Uighur Studies)
9. LEXICAL PARTICULARITIES OF "GAZAT DER MULKI CHIN" BY BILAL NAZYM
   (Z.TOKHTAKHUNOVA, Abai State University)


(4) CLASSIC AND MODERN UIGHUR LITERATURE

1. ON THE GENRE OF "BEIT" IN UIGHUR POETRY
   (M.KH.ABDURAKHMANOV, Academician, Abai State University)
2. " DIVAN" BY MIRZA HAIDAR AYAZI
   (S.MOLLAUDOV, Center for Uighur Studies)
3. UIGHUR FOLK-LORE STUDIES
   (M.ALIYEVA, Almaty)
4. ABDIRIM UTKUR'S NOVELS
   (P.SABITOVA, Center for Uighur Studies)
5. LITERATURE AND STRUGGLE (MODERN UIGHUR LITERATURE IN EASTERN TURKESTAN)
   (P.SABITOVA, Center for Uighur Studies)
6. "DASTAN OF YUSUF AND ZILEIKHA"
   (B.ARSHIDINOV, Almaty)
7. ALEXANDER THE GREAT'S CHARACTER IN UIGHUR LITERATURE
   (G.MOLOTOVA, Center for Uighur Studies)
8. THEME VARIETY IN THE UIGHUR HISTORIC NOVELS
   (R.YUSUPOV, Center for Uighur Studies)
9. TEACHING UIGHUR LITERATURE IN SCHOOLS
   (T.ALAYEV, Dean of the Department, Abai State University)
10. POETRY OF S. MAMATKULOV
   (P.MAKHSATOVA, Abai State University)
11. "SHAH BAHRAM" DASTAN BY TURDI GARIBII
   (G.AISAROVA, Center for Uighur Studies)

CLOSURE OF THE CONFERENCE, 17:00-18:00

For further information, contact:

Dr. Ablet Kamalov
e-mail: abletk(a)hotmail.com
Tel: (3272) 590377

CONF./CFP- Central Eurasian Studies Conference, Indiana University

Posted by: Association of Central Eurasian Students <aces(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 16 Nov 1999


CONF./CFP- Central Eurasian Studies Conference, Indiana University

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Seventh Annual Central
Eurasian Studies Conference
At Indiana University,
Bloomington
March 25th, 2000

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

Central Eurasia is defined, for the purpose of this conference as the vast
area including or corresponding to present-day Mongolia, Western China
(Xinjiang), Tibet, Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan,
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, as well as the historic regions of Khorasan and
Northern Afghanistan) Turkey, Hungary, Estonia, Finland, as well as other
regions in which include Finno-Ugric speaking peoples.

Abstracts up to two double spaced pages are due January 8, 2000. Abstracts
are expected to be comprehensive and publishable - a collection of abstracts
of papers selected will be published by the date of the conference. Please,
indicate affiliation (if any), street address, E-mail address and
telephone/fax number.

Notifications of acceptance and other materials will be sent to the authors
of accepted papers on January 20. There is a $15 fee for participants who
are not currently affiliated with the Bloomington Campus which will be used
to defray the costs of the conference. The fee is payable after receiving
the notification of acceptance and should be sent together with a letter of
intention to attend which is due on

January 30, 2000.

Please, send abstracts to:

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


Association of Central Eurasian Students
Goodbody Hall 157
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-2408

LECTURES- Columbia Caspian Project Distinguished Speakers, Nov. 17 & 18

Posted by: Peter James Sinnott <pjs7(a)columbia.edu>
Posted: 15 Nov 1999


LECTURES- Columbia Caspian Project Distinguished Speakers, November 17 & 18

The Columbia Caspian Project Distinguished Speakers Series
The Middle East Institute and The Harriman Institute
of the School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University
will host TWO discussions on Azerbaijan this week:


THE FIRST

"Azerbaijan: On the Eve of a Turning Point?"
Tadeusz Swietochowski, Professor of History, Monmouth University
Wednesday, November 17
12:10 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 1219 International Affairs Building
420 West 118th Street (off Amsterdam Avenue)
Tea, coffee and cookies will be served


THE SECOND

"Becoming Conscious? Post-Soviet Azerbaijan"
Eric Lepisto of Teachers College, Columbia
Thursday, November 18
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 1118 International Affairs Building
420 West 118th Street (off Amsterdam Avenue)
Tea, coffee and cookies will be served

CONFERENCE/CALL FOR PROPOSALS- Ethnography of the Altai Region, Barnaul, May 2000

Posted by: Boyko Vladimir <boyko(a)bspu.secna.ru>
Posted: 10 Nov 1999


CONFERENCE/CALL FOR PROPOSALS- Ethnography of the Altai Region, Barnaul, May 2000

The Institute of Archeology and Ethnography (Russian Academy of Sciences,
Siberian branch), The Laboratory of Lore History (Barnaul State Pedagogical
University), and Altai State Arts Museum (Barnaul, Russia) will held in May
2000 the fourth regional conference "Ethnography of the Altai and Bordering
Territories."

The conference will focus on the following topics/issues:

- The Peoples of the Altai and Bordering Territories (restricted to
Greater Central Asian lands): Cultural Traditions and Intersection
of Ethnic/Ethnographic Groups in the Past and Present;

- Ethno-political and Ethno-ecological Processes;

- Ethno-linguistics and Folklore;

- Ethnographic Collections, Museum Exhibitions and Expositions, the
Preservation of Ethno-cultural Monuments;

- Theory and Practice of Ethnology Teaching in High Schools and
Universities.

Those interested should send by 15 January 2000 an application with title of
suggested paper and all affiliation/contact details as well the contribution
for conference proceedings: papers/museum descriptions in length up to 12
pages, including graphic/photo illustrations, short reports up to 3 pages,
in Russian or English. All numbered references and notes should be at the
end of the contribution. Please send your applications (your paper title -
ASAP, for possible conference grant application) and DOS/Windows-formatted
attachments preferably by e-mail.

Further questions and requests:

Laboratory of Lore History
Barnaul State Pedagogical University
Molodezhnaya Street 55
Barnaul 656031
Russia
Fax: 7(3852)260836
e-mail: krai(a)bspu.secna.ru
boyko(a)bspu.secna.ru

CONFERENCE/CALL FOR PROPOSALS- Borders, Orders & Identities of the Muslim World, Durham, July 2000

Posted by: Michelle Speak <Michelle.Speak(a)durham.ac.uk>
Posted: 9 Nov 1999


CONFERENCE/CALL FOR PROPOSALS- Borders, Orders & Identities of the Muslim World, Durham, July 2000

Borders, Orders and Identities of the Muslim World

International Boundaries Research Unit and the Centre for Middle
Eastern and Islamic Studies, University of Durham, UK.

Wednesday 12th - Friday 14th July 2000
to be held at the University of Durham, UK

INTRODUCTION

There is a lively ongoing debate among scholars, policy makers, advisors and
strategists about the future of the state. Some forecast the withering away
of the state system and the emergence of a borderless world. Much
discussion has focused on Europe and North America, and other regional
blocs, but little attention has been given to the manifestations of these
processes in and around the Islamic world.

The Muslim states are extensive and strategically located. Their political
destiny in a rapidly changing world is critically important to the global
community. It deserves the urgent attention of regional specialists,
geographers, lawyers and other experts.

Contributions are invited, especially on the following themes:
- Concepts of boundary and territory in traditional and modern Islam
- The impact of European imperialism on the Islamic world
- Islamic states and international law
- Maritime boundaries of Islamic states
- The troubled fringes of Islam
- Globalisation and Islam
- Boundary problems in the Islamic world today
- The future shape of the political map of Islam
- The frontier between the Islamic and non-Islamic worlds

Potential speakers should prepare an abstract of 100-200 words, together
with a provisional title, and forward it to the organisers not later than
Friday 7th January 2000. Additional information can be found on the
conference web site at:
http://www-ibru.dur.ac.uk/conf/islam/intro.html

For further information, please contact:

Ms. Michelle Speak
External Relations Officer
International Boundaries Research Unit
Suite 3P, Mountjoy Research Centre
University of Durham, DH1 3UR, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)191 374 7705
Fax: +44 (0)191 374 7702
E-mail: michelle.speak(a)durham.ac.uk

-or-

Dr Ali Ansari
Centre for Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies
South End House, South Road, Durham, DH1 3TG, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)191 374 2822
Fax: +44 (0)191 374 2830
E-mail: ali.ansari(a)durham.ac.uk

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst Web-Journal

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <jcbenadam(a)aol.com>
Posted: 4 Nov 1999


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst Web-Journal

WRITERS and LOCAL CONTACTS-Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst Web-Journal

Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
The Johns Hopkins University
School of Advanced International Studies

The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a bi-weekly, subscription free Web
journal, seeks regional specialists, journalists, economists and political
scientists to contribute short, timely, analytical articles, 500-800 words
in length, and receive an honorarium of US$ 100-350 per article.

Each bi-weekly issue of the Analyst will feature four analytical articles as
well as field reports from local experts and NGOs in Central Asia-Caucasus
region. The Analyst welcomes suggestions of NGO representatives who might
desire to publicize their work in our journal as well as contact information
for potential writers.

The mission of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst formerly Cyber-Caravan, is
to provide a rigorous, concise and non-partisan forum where specialists can
assess issues and events in the Central Asia-Caucasus region for a broad
audience of businessmen, journalists, policy makers, government officials,
diplomats and academics. The Analyst serves as the Central Asia-Caucasus
Institute's global rapid-response switchboard between the academic, business
and governmental communities by providing timely insights on this region.

The Analyst will provide factual, objective and analytical articles that
value fresh insights rather than the conventional wisdom. We welcome writers
from various perspectives and viewpoints.

Those interested in contributing articles, field reports or contacts of
potential writers please contact:

Dr. Justin Rudelson, Editor
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
The Johns Hopkins University
School of Advanced International Studies
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 663-7723 or
(410) 467-7477
email: jrudelson(a)jhu.edu or jcbenadam(a)AOL.com

CONFERENCE- Int'l Conf. of Turkology, Turkiyat Res. Inst., Istanbul, Nov. 8-12

Posted by: Timur Kocaoglu <tkocaoglu(a)ku.edu.tr>
Posted: 4 Nov 1999


CONFERENCE- Int'l Conference of Turkology, Turkiyat Res. Inst., Istanbul, November 8-12

International Conference of Turkology and the Prizes

The International Conference of Turkology organized by the Turkiyat Research
Institute of the Istanbul University will be held between November 8 and 12
in Istanbul at the Military Museum in Harbiye. Scholars from Turkey,
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Turkic Republics and other foreign
countries will read papers on Turkish language, Turkish literature, Turkish
history, Turkish art and Turkish music.

President Suleyman Demirel is expected to deliver the opening speech and
several scholars will receive prizes for their outstanding contributions
to Turkology.

There is a registration fee for participation at the conference. For more
information please contact the following center:

Turkiyet Arastirmalari Enstitusu (Fatih, Istanbul)
Phones: (90-212) 532-3507 veya (90-212) 532-7800
Fax: (90-212) 534-9495

Timur Kocaoglu, Koc University


Timur Kocaoglu
Associate Professor of Central Asian Studies
College of Arts & Sciences
Koc University
Cayir Cad. 5, Istinye 80860, Istanbul, Turkey
Office Phone# (90-212) 229-3006 (Ext. 422)
Office Fax# (90-212) 229-0680
E-mail: tkocaoglu(a)ku.edu.tr
Home Page: http://home.ku.edu.tr/~kocaoglu/

SEMINAR SERIES- Central Asia and the Caucasus - SOAS, Univ. of London

Posted by: Bhavna Dave <bd4(a)soas.ac.uk>
Posted: 3 Nov 1999


SEMINAR SERIES- Central Asia and the Caucasus - SOAS, University of London

School of Oriental and African Studies
University of London

Central Asia and the Caucasus Seminar Series

Seminar Programme: October-December 1999

SOAS, Room L67

Thursdays, 5:30-7:00PM

(In collaboration with University College London/ School of Slavonic and
East European Studies)

28 October
"The Russian offensive in Chechnya. An anti-terrorist campaign or a new
Russian-Chechen War?"
Anna Zelkina, Research Fellow, Department of Politics, SOAS

4 November
"The Role of Mahalla in Uzbek Society: Past and Present"
Dinora Azimova, University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent

11 November
"Kazakhstan's Parliamentary Elections of October 1999: Prospects for
Political Change?"
Bhavna Dave, Department of Politics, SOAS

25 November
"The Islamic Factgor in Early Pushtun Tribal Politics"
Sergei Andreev, Institute of Ismaili Studies, London

2 December
Roundtable: "Georgia-Abkhazia Peace Process: Obstacles and Opportunities"
Jonathan Cohen, Programme Associate, Conciliation Resources
Paata Zakareishvili, Head, Georgian Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights
and Ethnic Minorities.
Liana Kvarchelia, UN Volunteers Community Facilitator, Sukhumi, Abkhazia

9 December
"The Politics of Conflicts in the Caucasus: Ten Years of Turmoil"
Anna Matveeva, Royal Institute of International Affairs

All are welcome!

Inquiries:
Bhavna Dave
Department of Politics, SOAS
Tel: 0171-323-6278
Fax: 0171-323-6020
Email: bd4(a)soas.ac.uk

IAAS LUNCHEON LECTURE- Perceptions of Genghis Khan among Mongols Today, Nov. 5

Posted by: Inner Asian and Altaic Studies <iaas(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 3 Nov 1999


IAAS LUNCHEON LECTURE- Perceptions of Genghis Khan among Mongols Today, November 5

Luncheon and Lecture
Friday, November 5
Lunch at 12:30, Lecture at 1:00
Coolidge Hall Seminar Room 4, 1737 Cambridge Street

"Perceptions of Genghis Khan among the Mongols Today"
Dr. Ts. Tsetsenbileg, Institute of Philosophy, Sociology, and Law,
Mongolian Academy of Sciences

For more information please contact Alan Wagner at 495-3777 or
iaas(a)fas.harvard.edu

You can bring your lunch or lunch can be bought in the Coolidge Hall
cafeteria and brought into Seminar Room 4.

Sponsored by the Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies

WORKSHOP- Doing Business in Central Asia, U. Wisc.-Madison, Nov. 16

Posted by: Uli Schamiloglu <uschamil(a)facstaff.wisc.edu>
Posted: 3 Nov 1999


WORKSHOP- Doing Business in Central Asia, University of Wisconsin - Madison, November 16

"The Challenges of Doing Business in the Former Soviet Union:
The Case of Central Asia"

November 16th, 9:30am - 3pm
Room 4151, Grainger Hall
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Media reports about the former Soviet Union provide little encouragement
for potential investors. In reality, many U.S. businesses are actively
engaged in this region in both oil and gas joint ventures as well
as manufacturing and agricultural investments. At this workshop, we will
be focusing on the countries of Central Asia, and will be examining
agribusiness. We will hear from experts on the political economy of
Central Asia, as well as representatives of companies who are currently
doing business in this region. Please stop by and expand your horizons!

The workshop is composed of three roundtables. You are welcome to attend
any or all of them. Lunch will be available for everyone.

The Schedule:

9:3010: Welcoming Reception (Continental breakfast available)

1012: Roundtable: "The Institutional Environment in Central Asia and the
Potential Consequences for Doing Business"
Nancy Lubin, JNA Associates
Malcolm Childress, Land Tenure Center
Joel Turkewitz, IRIS Center, University of Maryland
Dan Priske, Private Consultant

121: Lunch

12: Roundtable: "The Role of Government in Developing Business in
Central Asia"
Gregg Baker, USAID, Chicago
Mark Smith, USAID, Washington, DC

23: Roundtable: "The Experience of U.S. Companies in Central Asia"
John Hupp, President of Developed Technology Resources, Inc.
Jay Suchland, Former Tashkent Representative, Case Corporation

Cosponsored by:
The Center for Russia, East Europe & Central Asia, The Office of
International Agricultural Programs B CALS, WAGE, The Institute for Legal
Studies, The East Asian Legal Studies Center, Wisconsin Department of
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, The ACDI/VOCA Central U.S.
Office, The UW Land Tenure Center, The UW Center for
International Business, Education and Research,
The Rundell Fund


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

ROUNDTABLE- Kazakhstan's Recent Parliamentary Elections- Thursday

Posted by: Peter James Sinnott <pjs7(a)columbia.edu>
Posted: 2 Nov 1999


ROUNDTABLE- Kazakhstan's Recent Parliamentary Elections- Thursday

The Caspian Project, the Middle East Institute and the Harriman Institute
of the School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University
will host a discussion on

"Kazakhstan's Recent Parliamentary Elections: Challenges and Lessons
Learned" (in Russian with translation)
Zagipa Balieva, Chair, Kazakhstan Central Election Commission
Peter Sinnott, Columbia University, Discussant
Thursday, November 4
Lindsay Rogers Room (7th floor International Affairs Building)
420West 118Street (off Amsterdam Avenue)
For more information on the elections: http://www.election.kz

CONF./CFP- Turkey in 21st Century, North Cyprus, Apr. 2000

Posted by: Hayriye Kahveci <hayriye(a)benet.emu.edu.tr>
Posted: 2 Nov 1999


CONF./CFP- Turkey in 21st Century, North Cyprus, April 2000

*** Invitation to Submit Abstracts ***

International Conference on
Turkey in the 21st Century: Changing Role in World Politics?

Date: April 26-28, 2000
Place: Eastern Mediterranean University, Gazi Magusa, TRNC (North Cyprus)

Sponsored by

International Center for Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies

Themes:

* Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Turkey and their impact on the nation-state
* Turkey as an actor in regional and international politics
* Issues in Turkey's international relations

Submit abstract by January 6, 2000. Abstracts should be in English, no more
than three pages (900 words) and sent by email to:
<iccmes_ict(a)benet.emu.edu.tr>
Or by fax to: +90 392 365 2028

Confirmation of abstract acceptance by January 24, 2000.
For further details on the conference contact: <iccmes_ict(a)benet.emu.edu.tr>

FORUM- Status Report on Afghanistan, Kamal Hossain, Washington, DC, Nov. 3

Posted by: Daoud Yaqub <dyaqub(a)afghanistanfoundation.org>
Posted: 28 Oct 1999


FORUM- Status Report on Afghanistan, Kamal Hossain, Washington, DC, November 3

You are cordially invited to a special
Capitol Hill Policymakers Forum
Presented by the Afghanistan Foundation and
Afghans for Civil Society
Wednesday November 3, 1999 at 9:30 AM to 11 AM in the
United States Capitol Building, Senate Side, Room SC-5.

The featured speaker will be:

Dr. Kamal Hossain
(UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS)
Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights on the
situation of human rights in Afghanistan

A Status Report on Afghanistan

Dr. Hossain was appointed Special Rapporteur in December 1998 and the
Commission on Human Rights resolution 1999/9 on 23 April 1999 has renewed
his mandate for an additional year. Dr. Hossain carried out a field mission
to Afghanistan in September 1999, and he will present a report to the United
Nations General Assembly shortly.

Prior to addressing the UN General Assembly, Dr. Hossain will address the
members of the Washington policy community, and report on the ground
realities and the situation of human rights in Afghanistan.

Dr. Hossain is a graduate of Oxford University; he is also the former
Minister of Law, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Minister of Petroleum and
Minerals, Government of Bangladesh.

Please RSVP:

Afghanistan Foundation
Attn: Daoud Yaqub
Phone (202) 543-1177
Fax (202) 543-7931
Afghanistan Foundation
209 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE Suite 700 Washington, D.C. 20003
Tele: (202) 543-1177
http://www.afghanistanfoundation.org

The Honorable Don Ritter, Sc.D., Chairman
Member of Congress 1979-1993

Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski and General Brent Scowcroft
National Honorary Co-Chairmen

FORUM- Western Assistance to the Military in the Caspian Basin, Washington, DC

Posted by: Susan Lazorchick <SLazorchick(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 27 Oct 1999


FORUM- Western Assistance to the Military in the Caspian Basin, Washington, DC

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

Western Assistance to the Military in the Caspian Basin: Strategy and
Consequences

Ashton Carter
Kennedy School of Government

Martha Brill Olcott
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Presider: Anthony Richter
Open Society Institute

Date: Wednesday, November 3, 1999
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
American Foreign Policy Council/Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street (at the corner of 16th and Church Street, between P & Q)
Washington, DC

Ashton Carter is Ford Foundation Professor of Science and International
Affairs at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and
Co-Director, with William J. Perry, of the Harvard-Stanford Preventive
Defense Project. From 1993-96 Dr. Carter served as Assistant Secretary of
Defense for International Security Policy.

Martha Brill Olcott is a specialist in Central Asian affairs and
inter-ethnic relations in the Soviet successor states and joined the
Carnegie Endowment in 1995. She is also a Professor of Political Science at
Colgate University. Dr. Olcott co-directs the Carnegie Moscow Center's
project on Ethnicity and Politics in the Former Soviet Union.

To attend, please RSVP to Susan Lazorchick (212) 548-0612 fax (212) 548-4607
slazorchick(a)sorosny.org

CONFERENCE - Ten Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Nottingham, 29-31 Oct.

Posted by: M. J. Berry <berrymjz(a)bss1.bham.ac.uk>
Posted: 26 Oct 1999


CONFERENCE - Ten Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Nottingham, 29-31 October

[Further details from: Stuart.Thompstone(a)nottingham.ac.uk]

Ten Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall:
Contemporary Change in Central and Eastern Europe

29 - 31 October 1999

A Multi-disciplinary Conference Organised by the
Institute of Russian, Soviet, Central and East European Studies (IRSCEES)
and The Department of History, University of Nottingham

Preliminary Programme

Conference After Dinner Speaker: To Be confirmed {Boris Nemtsov?)

Key Regional Overview Speaker: Prof Michael Kaser (Oxford and Birmingham)
'Thirty paths in thirty transitions: is there a common destination?'

Conference Sessions

The Politics of East/Central Europe:
Chair Prof Paul Heywood (Nottingham)
Keynote Speaker: Prof Peter Frank (Essex)
Dr Martin McCauley (London)
Contemporary Russia
Prof Federigo Argentieri (John Cabot, Rome)
Patterns of Party Systems in Central and Eastern Europe
Matt Henn (Nottingham)
Opinion Polls and Political Communication in Bulgaria
Dr Vanessa Pupuvacs (Nottingham)
Political Developments in Yugoslavia

Society:
Chair: Prof Nick Manning (Nottingham)
Keynote Speaker: Prof David Lane (Cambridge)
Chaotic Capitalism
Dr Hilary Pilkington (Birmingham)
Russian Youth Problems
Dr Barbara Einhorn (Sussex)
Gender and citizenship
Prof George Kolankiewicz (UCL)
Poland
Dr Alastair McAuley (Essex)
Income/poverty in Central Asia
Prof James Riordan (Surrey)
Sport
Dr James Muckle (Nottingham)
Education

Economics:
Chair: Prof Mike Wright (Nottingham)
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Guy Standing (ILO, Geneva)
Prof George Blazyca (Paisley)
Post-Communist Poland
Dr Igor Filatochev (Nottingham)
Privatisation and enterprise restructuring in the FSU; what has been
achieved?
+ another (tbc)

Defence and International Relations:
Chair: Dr Roy Bradshaw (Nottingham)
Keynote Speaker: Dr S J Main (Conflict Studies Research Centre)
Military Reform in Russia
James Sherr (Conflict Studies Research Centre)
Military Security and The Ukraine
Charles Blandry (Conflict Studies Research Centre)
The North Caucasus: is radical Islam a threat?
Dr Peter Boyle
American Policy towards Russia in the Yeltsin Years
Dr Andrew Cottey (UCC)
Central and East European security since 1989

Literature and Culture:
Chair: Prof Malcolm Jones
Keynote Speaker: Prof Ros Marsh (Bath) (tbc)
Prof Henrietta Mondry (Canterbury, NZ)
Misuse of Russian literature in the Russian and Jewish Press (1996-1999)
Dr Harold Shukman (Oxford) title of paper tbc
Dr David Norris (Nottingham)
Culture and Society in Serbia of the 1990s

Post-Communist Nation Building:
Chair: Dr D Spring (Nottingham)
Keynote Speaker: Prof John Hiden (Bradford)
Re-joining Europe: The Baltic Republics in the 1990s
Dr Galina Yemelianova (Birmingham)
The Role of Islam and Ethnicity in the Self-Determination of Muslims in
the Post-Soviet Russian Federation
Dr Stuart Horsman (Sheffield)
Post Communist Uzbekistan
Dr Tim Edmunds
Searching for Nationalism: foci for Kazak Identity in the 1990s

The Former GDR: (N.B. This Session is likely to be scheduled on Friday
Afternoon, 29 October)
Chair: Prof Dick Geary (Nottingham)
Prof David Childs (Nottingham)
Political and Economic Developments in the former GDR
Prof Roger Woods (Nottingham)
Reconstructing the Past: Autobiography and Interview Literature in East
Germany since Unification
Dr Kerstin Mey (Dundee)
Cultural Policy in Berlin since Unification
Vanessa Beck (Birmingham)
Unemployed Women in the Former GDR

Postgraduate Session:
David Betz (Glasgow)
Russian military Reform
Steve Pritchard (Nottingham tbc)
The Russian Army
Andrew Robinson (Nottingham)
Organised crime in the FSU
+ 1 others tbc

Conference Organisers
Dr Roy Bradshaw Prof Nick Manning Dr Stuart Thompstone
Geography Social Policy / Sociology History


Nick Manning
snail: School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham, UK.
voice: 0115-951-5426
fax: 0115-951-5232
www: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/socialpolicy

[Forwarded from: Russian-Studies]

CONF./CFP- Humanity, Spiritual Values & Social Progress, Tashkent, 18-20 Nov.

Posted by: Akram Habibullaev - Ustoz Foundation <akram(a)ustoz.silk.org>
Posted: 26 Oct 1999


CONF./CFP- Humanity, Spiritual Values & Social Progress, Tashkent, 18-20 November

The Ustoz Foundation-Uzbekistan, OSI-Uzbekistan, and USIS are organizing an
International Conference on Humanity, Spiritual Values and Social Progress.
The Conference will be held from 18-20 November 1999.

Philosophers or other Social Scientists are invited to participation in the
Conference. You can make a main presentation or participate in discussions.

The cost of board, lodging, and publications will be covered by the
organizers. For travel expenses you should apply to local Soros Foundation.
There is an agreement between Soros-New York and other branches to
cooperate in this matter.

Contact in the Ustoz Foundation:

Victoria Levinskaya
E-mail: fond(a)ustoz.silk.org
Fax: +998 (71) 132 -60-16
Tel.: +998 (71) 132-60-94 (office)
+998 (712) 24-39-05 (home)

Saurjan T. Yakupov
Senior Education Specialist
Ustoz Republican Foundation
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
E-mail: saurjan(a)ustoz.silk.org
Tel.: +998 (71) 132-60-94

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