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CONFERENCE- Mongolia Society Meetings, Mar. 31-Apr. 1

Posted by: Susie Drost <monsoc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 22 Mar 2001


THE MONGOLIA SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING AND PANELS
MARCH 30th, 31st and April 1st, 2001

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
(The schedule is subject to change.  The final version of the program will
be distributed at the conference.)

FRIDAY 30 MARCH 2001

3-5 p.m.  Mr. Chaolun Baatar, a painter born in Inner Mongolia, will have
his artist reception at the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) Gallery, 900 East
7th St., Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.  The IMU Gallery will
host Mr. Baatar the entire month of March.


6-7 p.m.  40th anniversary celebrations, welcoming ceremony, Fine Arts
Building, room 102, 1201 E. 7th Street, Indiana University, Bloomington,
Indiana.  Ambassador Choinhor, Mongolian Ambassador to the United States,
will make an opening statement.

7-9 p.m.  Opening reception for the 40th anniversary celebrations and for
Mr. Gary Tepfer's photography exhibit on Mongolia, School of Fine Arts
(SOFA) Gallery, Fine Arts Building, 1201 E. 7th St., Indiana University,
Bloomington, Indiana.  Mr. Tepfer's exhibit will run March 21-31 at the SOFA
Gallery.

SATURDAY 31 MARCH 2001
Ballantine Hall, Indiana University
(room numbers to be announced later)

8:30-10 a.m.  Registration and morning coffee.

9-10 a.m.  The Mongolia Society Annual Business Meeting.  Dr. William
Rozycki, Waseda University, will also present a prospectus on the Hangin
Memoirs.

10-1l:30 a.m.  Mongolian Studies: Problems and Prospects in a Transnational
     Perspective
     Chair: Prof. Henry Schwarz, Western Washington University
     Panelists: Ambassador Enkhsaikhan, Mongolian Ambassador to the UN; Ms.
Doris Goetting, German-Mongolian Society; Prof. Rolf Gilberg, Danish
Mongolian Society; Mrs. Susie Drost, The Mongolia Society, Prof. Robert
Binnick, University of Toronto; Prof. Sh. Bira, International Association
for Mongol Studies.

10-12 noon  Issues in Philology and Linguistics, jointly sponsored by The
     Mongolia Society (MongSoc) and the Central Eurasian Studies (CEUS)
     Conference
     Chair: Prof. Uli Schamiloglu, University of Wisconsin
     Panelists: Prof. Gyorgy Kara, Indiana University, "From Shift to Favor
and Fever"; Dr. John Erickson, Indiana University, "On the Shift of Ablative
Case Functions in Turkic"; Dr. Rano Achilova, Ministry of Public Education,
Samarkand, "Toponyms in Uzbekistan"; Mr. Erbolat Sharipkan, Indiana
University, "Study of Turkic Languages in China in the Recent Decades";
Prof. Dandii-Yadam Tserenpil, Indiana University, "Some Grammatical
Similarities in Mongolian and English."

10-12 noon  Central and Inner Asian History (Joint MongSoc and CEUS panel)
     Chair: Dr. Ruth I. Meserve, Indiana University
     Panelists: Dr. Miklos Erdy, Independent Scholar, "Archaeological Relics
of the Xiongnu West of the Yenisei"; Dr. Prof. Dr. D. Tserensodnom,
Mongolian Academy of Sciences, "A Significance of the Turfan Collection in
the Mongolian Culture"; Dr. Aleksandr Naymark, Hofstra University,"Between
Archaeology and Ethnography: Ritual Aspects of the Dihqans Status in Islamic
Mawarannahr"; Dr. Boris Kochnev, Institute of Archeology, Samarkand, "Coins
of Muqanna."

10-12 noon  Society and Culture (Joint MongSoc and CEUS panel)
     Chair: Prof. Nazif Shahrani, Indiana University
     Panelists: Ms. Nodira Azimova, Indiana University, "Traditional Uzbek
Family: Selection of a Marriage Partner"; Dr. Mukhabbat Nuritdinova,
Tashkent Medical Psychiatric Institute, "Phenomenon of Self-Immolation in
Central Asia as the Reflection of Socio-Cultural Problems of Society"; Dr.
Kursat Cagiltay, Indiana University, "Uniting Online: Crimean Tatar Diaspora
on the Internet"; Dr. David Bellatella, La Spezia, Italy, "Shamanism and
Spirituality Among the Aghin-Buriats (Mongolia)."

11:30-12:15 p.m.  Sigma Chi Scholars Program Featured Speaker
     Prof. David Sneath, Cambridge University, "Reciprocity, Corruption and
     the State in Contemporary Mongolia."

2-4 p.m.  Mongolian Culture: Continuities and Changes
     Chair: Prof. Elizabeth Endicott, Middlebury College
     Panelists: Ms. Sanjmyatav Maijargal, Independent Scholar, "The
Contemporary Situation in Mongolian Culture and Art"; Prof. Esther Jacobson,
University of Oregon, "Turkic Antiquities from Northwestern Mongolia"; Prof.
Thomas Oller, Harvard, "Shamanism and Ecology in Mongolia"; Prof. Ole Bruun,
Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, "The Politics of Buddhist Resilience in
Rural Mongolia"; Prof. Paula Sabloff, University of Pennsylvania, "Why
Mongolia? The Political Culture of an Emerging Democracy"; Mr. Peter Marsh,
Indiana University, "In the Mongolian Houses of Culture: Cultural Continuity
and Reorientation in Post-Socialist Mongolia."

4-6 p.m.  Contemporary Mongolia
     Chair: Prof. William Rozycki, Waseda University
     Panelists: Prof. B. Enkhtuvshin, Vice-President, Mongolian Academy of
Sciences, "Globalization and Some Issues of Contemporary Mongolian
Civilization"; Prof. Emeritus Robert A. Rupen, University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill, "Then and Now"; Dr. Alicia Campi, U.S. Mongolia Advisory
Group, "The New MPRP Government in Mongolia--Lessons Learned"; Mr. Michael
Kessler, University of Wisconsin, "Missions in the Gobi: The Interactions of
Society, Religion, and Literature in Mongolia"; Mr. Daniel Hruschka, Emory
University, "The Cultural Stigma of Syphilis in Mongolia and its Public
Health Consequences"; Mr. Brandon Kohrt, Emory University, "Yadargaa: A
Mongolian Illness."

4-6 p.m.  Comparative Studies of Cultural Traditions (Joint MongSoc & CEUS)
     Chair: Prof. Linda Degh, Indiana University
     Panelists: Mr. Brian Baumann, Indiana University, "The Omen Portent in
Inner Asia"; Dr. Izabella Horvath, International Research Center of Northern
Chinese Cultures, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, "Parallels in the Poetic
Construction of Text of Northern Chinese and Hungarian Folk Songs"; Mr.
Daniel Prior, Indiana University, "Shrew-Heroine and Lazy Hero in Vogul and
Other Epics (Featuring a Demonstration of Plot Physics)"; Prof. Dr.
L.Khurelbaatar, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, "The Mongolian and Tibetan
Versions of the Epic of Geser"; Mr. Peter Marsh, Indiana University, "Music,
Legend, and Mistaken Identities: The Case of Argasun, the Khans Fiddler."


7-11 p.m.  Banquet, complete with Mongolian entertainment, Georgian Room,
Indiana Memorial Union.  The cost to attend the banquet is $20 per ticket
($14 for children 10 and under).  Tickets to attend the banquet must be
purchased no later than March 25th.  Please contact The Mongolia Society
office about the purchase of tickets (812-855-4078 or monsoc(a)indiana.edu).

SUNDAY 1 APRIL 2001
Indiana University, Ballantine Hall
(rooms to be announced later)

10-12 noon  Mongolian Land Issues (Joint MongSoc and CEUS panel)
     Chair: Dr. Alicia Campi, U.S. Mongolia Advisory Group
     Panelists: Dr. Denys Voaden, Independent Scholar, "Burial Practices in
Modern Mongolia"; Prof. Charles Krusekopf, Austin College, "Economic
Development and Pastoral Commons in Mongolia"; Ms. Rentsenkhand
Tserennadmid, Institute of Biology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences,
"Challenges of the Protected Areas in Mongolia"; Ms. Temuulen Tsagaan,
Montana State University, "Effects of Changing Reindeer Grazing Regimes in
Darhat Valley"; Prof. Cliff Montagne, Montana State University, "Bioregional
Community profile in the Darhat Valley"; Ms.Tatiana Intigrinova, Independent
Scholar, and Prof. Kathleen M. Heath, Indiana State University, "Traditions
and Future: Land Care in Buryat Culture."


1-6 p.m.  Mongolian film festival.
     Films to be announced at a later date.


PLEASE NOTE: There are a limited number of rooms reserved at the Indiana
Memorial Union Hotel at the special discounted conference price of only $70
per night for The Mongolia Society and Central Eurasian Studies conference.
Please phone (812)855-2536 today to make your conference reservation.

The Mongolia Society will be meeting in conjunction with the Eighth Annual
Central Eurasian Studies Conference.  The day of the conference, there will
be a conference brochure which will list the panels and panelists from both
organizations.  To see a schedule of panels and panelists for the Central
Eurasian Studies conference, please consult their web site:
http://php.indiana.edu/~aces/cons2001web.htm

The Mongolia Society gratefully acknowledges financial support from: Nomadic
Expeditions, Sigma Chi Scholars Program, Mongol Global Tour Company, Office
of International Programs at Indiana University, Inner Asian & Uralic
National Resource Center at Indiana University

CONF./CFP- First World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, Mainz, 2002

Posted by: DAVO <G.Meyer(a)Geo.Uni-Mainz.DE>
Posted: 17 Mar 2001


First World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies
University of Mainz, Germany, September 8 - 13, 2002

Invitation and Call for Papers:

You are cordially invited to participate in and attend the First World
Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES).

The World Congress aims to address, explore and exchange information on the
state-of-the -art in Middle Eastern studies in its broadest sense. The
invitation is addressed to scholars, researchers, educators, students,
professionals and other groups interested in studies on North Africa, the
Middle East and the Muslim states of Central Asia as well as other regions
of the world, which are directly or indirectly affected by affairs in these
areas.

The World Congress was initiated by the Middle East Studies Association of
North America (MESA) and will be held as joint congress of the European
Association for Middle Eastern Studies (EURAMES), the Association Francaise
pour l'Etude du Monde Arabe et Musulman (AFEMAM), the British Society for
Middle East Studies (BRISMES), the German Middle East Studies Association
(DAVO) and the Italian Societa por gli Studi sul Medio Oriente (SeSaMO).

Objectives:

The World Congress will bring together experts from all branches of
humanities, social sciences and related disciplines to share and exchange
their research, experience and ideas about all aspects of Middle Eastern
studies as well as to discuss methodological-theoretical and
practical-political challenges and their potential solutions.

More than 80 associations, research centres, universities, international
organizations and other institutions from all over the world have already
announced meetings, symposia, plenary sessions, panels, roundtables, poster
presentations, exhibitions as well as cultural events. The participation of
high-ranking decision makers in politics, economics, cultural affairs and
the media will promote the exchange of new ideas far beyond academic research.

The conference's working languages are English and French.

Participating Disciplines:

The following disciplines will contribute papers, presenting original work
and research and addressing current debates of scholarship: anthropology,
archaeology, architecture/urban planning, art, cinema studies/film,
communications, conflict resolution, development studies, economics,
education, Egyptology, environmental studies, folklore, geography, history,
international relations, Islam studies, journalism, law, library science,

language, linguistics, literature, media arts, music, numismatics,
philology, philosophy, political science, population studies, religious
studies, sociology, women's and gender studies.

Program:

In addition to the scientific-scholarly program the congress will offer book
exhibitions by publishers, booksellers and authors, a film festival, art
exhibitions, theatre performances, concerts and other cultural events.

This program will be complemented by a dinner cruise on the Rhine river as
well as an interesting program of excursions to some of the most attractive
and beautiful parts of Germany (Heidelberg, Black Forest, Romantic Rhine
Valley).

Congress Site:

The World Congress will be held at the University and the Congress Centre of
Mainz, Gutenberg's city, which is located at the Rhine river only 30 km from
Frankfurt International Airport.

Important Dates:

Individuals and organizations interested in attending the World Congress or
in arranging sub-conferences, symposia, panels, roundtables, exhibitions and
cultural events should complete the online registration form, which is
available at www.wocmes.de and contact the WOCMES Secretariat as soon as
possible, but not later than June 1, 2001.

In September 2001, a second announcement (including registration forms) will
be sent by e-mail or regular mail to those, who responded to this first call
for papers.

Abstracts for individual papers (300-400 words) must arrive at the WOCMES
Secretariat not later than December 15, 2001.

Following the review of the abstracts by the program committee, authors will
be notified of the acceptance or rejection of their proposals after February
15, 2002.

Please plan on joining your colleagues and friends from all over the world
who will meet in the city of Mainz in September 2002.

We hope to see you there.

Prof. Guenter Meyer, President of EURAMES
Dr. des. Joern Thielmann, General Secretary of WOCMES

WOCMES Secretariat
Centre for Research on the Arab World (CERAW),
University of Mainz, Institute of Geography,
55099 Mainz, Germany,
Phone: + 49-6131-3922846, -3923446, -3922701
Fax: + 49-6131-3924736,
e-mail: wocmes(a)geo.uni-mainz.de,
http://www.wocmes.de

LECTURE SERIES- U. Washington Central Asian Studies Group, Spring 2001

Posted by: Ilse Cirtautas <icirt(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 10 Mar 2001


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

(SUBGROUPS: KAZAKH & KIRGHIZ STUDIES, UZBEK CIRCLE)

Program for Spring Quarter 2001

President: Mark Reese, e-mail: kokand(a)yahoo.com

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


April 5
Thursday
"China's Image of Central Asia and its Policy in the Region"
Dmitriy Pashkun, Senior Lecturer, Department of Social and Political
Sciences, National State University of Uzbekistan (previous name: Tashkent
State University), Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Denny Hall 215
12:30-1:30pm

April 6
Friday
"Abduriem Otkur (l926-1995): A Prominent Uighur Poet and Writer" Ablahat
Ibrahim, Seattle
Denny Hall 215
12:30-1:30pm

April 12
Thursday
"Current Situation of the Uighurs in Xinjiang" (with documentaries)
Rachel Neville, Uighur Human Rights Coalition, University of Washington Chapter
Denny Hall 215
12:30-1:30pm

April 13
Friday
No Program

April 14
Saturday

REECAS Annual Regional Conference

Olympia, Evergreen College:

Central Asian Panel I: Kazakhstan
"Corruption: A Major Threat to Kazakhstan's Stability"
(Zhakshyliyk Khuseinov, former Advisor to the President and Parliament of
Kazakhstan, Visiting Scholar, Russian, East European and Central Asian
Program (REECAS), University of Washington)

"The Student Demonstrations in Almaty, December 1986: Their Reverberations
in Kazakh Life and Politics"(Ilse D. Cirtautas, Near Eastern Languages &
Civilization, University of Washington)

"Labor Migration and Social Change in Kazakhstan Since Independence"
(Elena Sadovskaya, Kazakh National State University, Almaty; Visiting
Scholar,Indiana University)
Discussants: Zulfiya Lafi, former Representative of the International
Research and Exchange Board (IREX) in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, and
Talgat Imangaliev, Graduate Student, Near Eastern Languages and Civilization

Central Asian Panel II:

Central Asia and Its Neighbors

"China's Image of Central Asia and Strategy for the Region"
[Dmitriy Pashkun, Senior Lecturer, Department of Social and Political
Sciences, National State University of Uzbekistan (previous name: Tashkent
State University), Tashkent]

"National Identity in Modern Central Asia: Islamic and Christian
Influences"(Fatimakhon Ahmedova, Khujand State University, Tajikistan)
Discussant (tentative): Elmira Jaishaeva, Center for Economics and
Management, Kirghiz State University, Bishkek
For more information please contact Jacob Kaltenbach at REECAS:
jak(a)u.washington.edu

April 19
Thursday
"Chevron and Kazakhstan"
Akkuan Zhumagalieva, Visiting Scholar, School of Public Affairs, University
of Washington

Denny Hall 215
12:30-1:30pm

April 20
Friday
"Turkmen Traditions and Their Revival: I"
Nartach Jepbarova, former ACCELS scholar at the University of Washington
from Turkmenistan
Denny Hall 215
12:30-1:30pm

April 26
Thursday
"Turkmen Traditions and Their Revival: II"
Nartach Jepbarova, former ACCELS scholar at the University of Washington
from Turkmenistan
Denny Hall 215
12:30-1:30pm

April 27
Friday
"Covering the News From Uzbekistan for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
(Prague)"
Adolat Najimova, RFL/RL Correspondent, Prague
Denny Hall 215
12:30-1:30pm

May 3
Thursday
"Domestic Violence Prevention Training Program in Uzbekistan: Report on an
Ongoing Project of the Seattle-Tashkent Sister City Association"
Karen Greene, Project Coordinator, Seattle
Denny Hall 215
12:30-1:30pm


May 4
Friday
"New Publications on Central Asia"
Ilse D. Cirtautas, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization
Denny Hall 215
12:30-1:30pm

May 10
Thursday
"New Publications on/in Kazakhstan"
Talgat Imangaliev, Graduate Student, Near Eastern Languages & Civilization
Denny Hall 215
12:30-1:30pm

May 11
Friday
"New Publications on/in Uzbekistan"
Ilse D. Cirtautas, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization,
University of Washington
Denny Hall 215
12:30-1:30pm

May 17
Thursday
"New Publications in/on Kirghizstan"
Ilse D. Cirtautas, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization,
University of Washington
Denny Hall 215
12:30-1:30pm

May 18
Friday
"Kirghiz Students Studying Abroad and Their Contributions to Kirghiz Society"
Anara Jamasheva, Head, IREX-Educational Information Center, Bishkek
Denny Hall 215
12:30-1:30pm

May 26
Saturday
13th Annual Nicholas Poppe Symposium on Central/Inner Asian Studies*
Denny Hall 215
8:30-6:00pm

Preliminary List of Presentations:
"International Programs and Their Effects on Kirghizstan's Educational System"
(Anara Jamasheva, Head, IREX-Educational Information Center, Bishkek,
Kirghizstan)

"Recent Legislation on Land Reform in Kazakhstan"
(Zhakshylyk Khuseinov, former Advisor to the President and Parliament of
Kazakhstan; Visiting Scholar, Russian, East European and Central Asian
Program (REECAS), University of Washington)

"Land Reforms in Kirghizstan"
(Renee Giovarelli, J.D., LL.M, Staff Attorney, Rural Development Institute,
Seattle)

"The Deportation of the Karachai People from the Caucasus to Central Asia in
1943: Eyewitness Accounts"
(Zulfiya Lafi, former Representative of the International Research and
Exchange Board (IREX) in Kazakhstan and Central Asia)

"Women in Uzbekistan Since Independence"
(Adolat Najimova, RFE/RL Correspondent, Prague)

"Abdulla Qodiriy's (1894-1938) Influence on the Uzbek Literary Language"
(Ilse D. Cirtautas, Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, University of
Washington)

"On Vowel Harmony in Turkmen"
(Tim Miller, Graduate Student, Near Eastern Languages & Civilization,
University of Washington)

May 30-June 7  No programs

*
Organized by the Central Asian Studies Group.
Sponsors: The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization; The
Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies Program (REECAS) and the
Middle East Studies Program, Henry M. Jackson School of International
Studies. For further information please contact Ilse D. Cirtautas, e-mail:
icirt(a)u.washington.edu; phone: (206) 543-9963.

CONF./FILMS- Film Lineup of the 2001 ASN World Convention

Posted by: Dominique Arel <darel(a)Brown.edu>
Posted: 10 Mar 2001


FILM LINEUP OF THE 2001 ASN WORLD CONVENTION

For the complete preliminary program, registration form and general
information on the convention, please consult our web sites at
<http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Watson_Institute/ASN/> or
<http://asn.uno.edu>.

For the second consecutive year, the ASN World Convention will be screening
brand new documentaries on themes related to the post-Communist world. This
year's lineup includes A TRIAL IN PRAGUE, about the infamous Slansky trial
in 1952 Czechoslovakia; GULAG: ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, a masterful three hour
history of the Gulag Archipelago; CROATIA 2000-A WINTER TO REMEMBER, a
behind-the-scenes look at Croatia's recent election; THE PUNISHMENT, on the
bombing of Serbia during the Kosovo War; WAR IN THE LAND OF THE MUJAHEDDIN,
set in makeshift hospital located in the Afghan war zone; GOOD KURDS, BAD
KURDS, on the plight of Turkish Kurds; NEXT YEAR IN LERIN, on the fate of
Greek and Slavic Macedonian children taken from Greece in 1948; as well as a
new documentary on ABKHAZIA; archival footage from UKRAINIAN AMERICANS in
the 1960s; and recent short films from CINEMA VERITE INTERNATIONAL. All
screenings will be followed by a discussion with the audience. One or two
films, including one on the former Yugoslavia, may be added to the program.

The ASN Convention runs from 5-7 April 2001 at Columbia University,
International Affairs Building and will feature a hundred panels, in
addition to the films.


We look forward to seeing you at the convention,
Dominique Arel (darel(a)brown.edu)
Program Chair


THURSDAY 5 APRIL, 3.15 PM
New documentary on ABKHAZIA by director Dodge Billingsley, whose film
IMMORTAL FORTRESS: A LOOK INSIDE CHECHNYA'S WARRIOR CULTURE screened at the
2000 ASN Convention.

THURSDAY 5 APRIL, 5.30 PM
Croatia 2000 - A Winter To Remember

Croatia 2001 (104 min), directed by Rajko Grlic and Igor Mirkovic
Contact:  grlic(a)ohio.edu, www.croatia2000

This is a feature-length documentary film about dramatic political events
that  occurred in the period between the death of Croatian president Franjo
Tudman and the victory of Stipe Mesic at the presidential elections.
Incessantly following the most influential figures in Croatian political
life, our cameras witnessed the moments of their biggest battle, their
greatest victory and crushing defeat, the days of great strain, passion and
political combat. This is, by all means, the most ambitious documentary
project ever filmed in Croatia. It is the first documentary film ever
distributed in Croatian theaters. After its  premier on January 18, 2001 the
film is still playing and is right now third on the Croatian box office list.

Branka Peuraca (Fletcher School of Law, Tufts U, USA) will lead the
discussion following the screening.

FRIDAY 6 APRIL, 9AM
Gulag: Enemy of the People

UK 1999 (180 min), directed by Angus Macqueen, for the BBC.
Contact: Iris Maor (iris.maor(a)octoberfilms.co.uk)

A moving investigation of the Soviet gulags, which held dissenters,
political prisoners and often completely innocent people.  It uses extensive
interviews with guards and the guarded and even pre-war documentary footage.
The jury of the International Documentary Association regarded this 3-hr
film as 'magisterial', 'extraordinary', even 'magnificent' as it brought to
television a graphic account of one of the most notorious examples of
inhumanity in the 20th century which 'we thought we all knew about - and
proved that we didn't'.

William Rosenberg (U of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA) and Jennifer Syron
(Columbia U, USA) will lead the discussion following the screening.

The first 90 min of the film will screen betwen 9-10.30, followed by a 30
min. discussion.
The second 90 min will screen 11.15-12.45, with another 30 min discussion.

FRIDAY 6 APRIL, 2.15 PM
The Social and Cultural Life of the Ukrainian Community in the 1960s USA:
Archival Footage

Ukraine 2001 (50 min), directed Natalia Chechel (chechel(a)iatp.kiev.ua)

Featuring unique and unseen archive footage from 1960s on the cultural and
social life of the Ukrainian community in New York City with Josyp Hirniak
and sculptor Mykola
Chereshnevsky. The story of the personal and artistic life of one of the key
actors of
the twentieth-century theater provides an excellent window on the history of
the Ukrainian state, the Ukrainian and American culture, and the American
immigrant experience. This archive footage will suggest that the Ukrainian
community has been addressing not only the economic issues and
security/foreign policy concerns,
but the cultural and identity problems, in the past and present.

The filmmaker will lead the discussion following the screening.

FRIDAY 6 APRIL, 4.30 PM
A Trial in Prague

USA 2000 (105 min), directed by Zuzana Justman
Contact: Gary Crowdus (TheCinemaG(a)aol.com)

At the height of the Cold War, an infamous political show trial took place
in Czechoslovakia. In 1952 fourteen leading Communists, including Rudolf
Slansky, the second most powerful man in the country, were tried on charges
of high treason and espionage. Although they were innocent of these charges,
they confessed, and the fourteen men, eleven of whom were Jews, were all
convicted. Through testimonies, trial footage, archival films and extensive
documentation, the film tells the story of the trial and the paranoia of the
period. Among the people who appear in the film are Lise London, whose late
husband Artur (released from prison in 1956) wrote about the trial in a
widely published memoir "The Confession."

Zuzana Justman, the filmmaker, and Bradley Abrams (Columbia U, USA) will
lead the discussion following the screening.

SATURDAY 7 APRIL, 9 AM
Next Year in Lerin

UK 2000 (45 min), directed by Jill Daniels
Contact: Jill Daniels (jill(a)reportinternational.com)

The film tells the story of 28,000 Greek and Slavic Macedonian children who
were taken from Greece in 1948 without their mothers, by the democratic Army
to escape the Greek civil war and were dispersed to orphanages throughout
the socialist system oriented East European countries.

Keith Brown (Watson Institute, Brown U, USA) will lead the discussion
following the screening.

SATURDAY 7 APRIL, 11.15 AM
The Punishment

Yugoslavia 2000 (91 min), directed by Goran Rebic
Contact: Andrea Holley (holleya(a)hrw.org)

'The film primarily focuses on young people who don't identify with these
politicians and this country, who don't feel hatred towards others, who
don't consider Albanians to be racially inferior, who don't have any
problems with the fact that Croatia has become an independent state.' Goran
Rebic. In cityscapes and interviews, the film tells of conditions in
Belgrade immediately after NATO's bombing campaign. Setting out to make a
film about 'the other Serbia', Goran Rebic listened to the people who aren't
quoted in newspapers - artists, schoolchildren, philosophers, human rights
activists - citizens opposed to the Milosovic regime but who cannot approve
of NATO's strategy either. Rebic doesn't think in terms of ethnic groups.
His protagonists don't speak for everyone; they are individuals, not
representatives. The Punishment is a cinematic essay about dissidence and
destruction, about the loss of hope and home.

James Gow (King's College London, UK) ) will lead the discussion following
the screening.

SATURDAY 7 APRIL, 2.15 PM
Good Kurds, Bad Kurds: No Friends but the Mountains

USA 2000 (79 min), directed by Kevin McKiernan
Contact: Andrea Holley (holleya(a)hrw.org)

A war of national liberation or a war against terrorism? Filmmaker and
acclaimed freelance journalist Kevin McKiernan poses this question at the
outset of this stirring, provocative film lensed by legendary
cinematographer Haskell Wexler. It's all in how you define "good" and "bad":
"Good Kurds" are those in Iraq; they're Saddam Hussein's victims whom we
want to help. "Bad Kurds" are those waging an armed insurrection against US
ally Turkey; they're at the receiving end of US weapons. McKiernan went to
northern Iraq to cover the uprising against Saddam. Just a few miles away,
no one was covering the hidden war in Turkey, so he decided to bring out the
story. The film brings sharp clarity to a complicated history while
providing disturbing insight into both US immigration and foreign policy.

SATURDAY 7 APRIL, 4.30 PM
War in the Land of the Mujaheddin

Italy 2000 (120 min), directed by Alberto Vendemmiati and Fabrizio Lazzaretti
Contact: Giuseppe Petitto  (production(a)karousel.org)

In this journalistic report, a surgeon and a war correspondent decide to
join forces and set up a hospital in Afghanistan. The fundamentalist Taliban
now have the society firmly in their grasp. Houses and schools have been
burnt down, sons killed on the battlefield and almost everybody is hungry.
Women are beaten up in the street if they are wearing sandals that show part
of their legs, so everyone is terrified of breaking the extremely strict
rules of the Taliban, another woman explains. Meanwhile, tanks have
conquered the mountains, soldiers are trigger-happy and the landscape is
strewn with mines, which are stepped on every day by countless innocent
victims. The documentary is interlaced with images from the operations and
does not spare the spectator. 'Jang' (which means 'war' in the language of
the Dari) contains a series of shocking scenes.

Barnett Rubin (Center on International Cooperation, NYU, USA) will lead the
discussion following the screening.

CONFERENCE- Gathering of UK-based Central Asia Research Students, 10 March 2001

Posted by: Daniel Stevens <daniel.stevens(a)iname.com>
Posted: 5 Mar 2001


WHAT: An informal gathering of UK based research students carrying out
research on Central Asia. So far, 12 graduate students will be introducing
their research on topics ranging from individual-state relations in
Uzbekistan to archaeology in Kazakhstan, followed by discussion and a chance
to get to know each other. Anyone conducting or interested in pursuing
research related to Central Asia is very welcome.

WHERE: Room B102 (Brunei Gallery) at the School of Oriental and African
Studies, University of London, just off Russell Square in central London.
Further instructions available on request.

WHEN: 2 - 5 p.m. Saturday 10th March 2001

FOR MORE INFORMATION - contact Daniel Stevens at daniel.stevens(a)iname.com or
Nick Megoran at nwm20(a)hermes.cam.ac.uk

CONF./CFP- Political Culture and Civil Society in the Black Sea Region

Posted by: Ayse Ayata KORA Merk. <kora(a)metu.edu.tr>
Posted: 2 Mar 2001


CALL FOR PAPERS
POLITICAL CULTURE AND CIVIL SOCIETY
IN THE BLACK SEA REGION
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (Ankara, TURKEY)
Centre for Black Sea and Central Asia (KORA)
Sponsored by UNESCO

The international conference entitled 'Political Culture and Civil Society
in the Black Sea Region' will be organised by the Centre For Black Sea and
Central Asia (KORA), Middle East Technical University on 18-20 October 2001.

KORA is one of the most well-known research institutes in Turkey working on
the countries of the former Soviet Union, generating systematic and
scientific knowledge about these countries. Its area of activity ranges from
conducting research projects to organising panels, seminars and national and
international conferences (in order to get more information on these
activities please see our web pages: www.metu.edu.tr/index.html and
www.metu.edu.tr/wwwkora ).

The central theme of the conference will be state-society relationships in
the post-Soviet context, with particular reference to the Black Sea Region.
It aims to provide a comparative basis for understanding state-society
relations in the post-Soviet context in relation to the changing nature of
this relationship. This conference will cover various topics such as:

 - The role of civil society in the process of democratisation (including
  grassroots movements, governmental and non-governmental organisations, etc.)
 - Political culture and participation (elections, formation of political
   parties, role of public opinion, etc.)
 - The role of international agencies in the process of democratisation
   (international governmental and non-governmental organisations)
 - State-society relationship (institution building, authority patterns,
   structuring/restructuring of the economy, law-making process,
   constitutions, national identity formation)
 - Environmental issues
 - Gender Issues (women's participation in politics, continuity and change
   patterns related to women's problems in the post-Soviet context, women's
   organisations)

There will be approximately 30 papers to be presented in this conference.
Conference will be held in English.

Location: The conference will be held at Middle East Technical University,
Ankara/Turkey

Application: There is no particular form to submit the paper's proposals.
You could send the proposals by e-mail or by fax. All the proposals must be
send to the administrative coordinator of the conference (Leman Rzayeva,
kora(a)metu.edu.tr, tel/fax: (90 312) 210 30 51). KORA does not require any
conference fee for participation.

Proposals:
Proposals must include:
 - the title and the abstract of the paper (in English, 300-500 words)
 - the affiliation, postal address, e-mail, telephone and fax of the
   applicant
 - a short Curriculum Vitae of the applicant

Visual equipment is available upon request.

Funding: Limited funding will be available for some participants, especially
from the countries of the former Soviet Union and East Europe, who will be
invited to present their papers in this conference. This funding will cover
travel, accommodation and food expenses.

Deadline for the submission of proposals: 1st May 2001
Deadline for the submission of full papers: 1st October 2001
We will inform you about acceptance of your proposals by 1st June 2001

We expect that selected papers of this conference will be published for
international academic community.

We look forward to welcoming you at the conference.

Organising Committee
KORA (Centre for Black Sea and Central Asia)
METU Inonu Avenue 06531 Ankara Türkiye
Tel/Fax: (90 312) 210 30 51, E-mail: kora(a)metu.edu.tr

Prof. Ayse Ayata
Chair of Centre for Black Sea and Central Asia (KORA)/Department of
Political Science and Public Administration
Middle East Technical University
Tel: (90 312) 210 30 51, e-mail address: kora(a)metu.edu.tr

Asst. Prof. Dr. Pinar Akcali
Assistant Chair of Centre for Black Sea and Central Asia (KORA)/Department
of Political Science and Public Administration
Middle East Technical University
Tel: (90 312) 210 20 02, e-mail address: akcali(a)metu.edu.tr

Leman Rzayeva
Administrative Coordinator
Tel: (90 312) 210 30 51, e-mail address: kora(a)metu.edu.tr

CONF./CFP- Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology VI

Posted by: Pamela Vandiver <VandiverP(a)scmre.si.edu>
Posted: 27 Feb 2001


The Fall 2001 Meeting of the Materials Research Society, Nov. 26-30th,
Boston, MA, USA, will feature a symposium, Materials Issues in Art and
Archaeology VI (Symposium #II).

Studies are solicited that use the methods and techniques of materials
science and engineering to understand the degradation, and promote the
long-term preservation, of material culture, i.e. works of art, culturally
significant artifacts, and archaeological remains and sites.  Preserving
cultural heritage extends beyond artifact preservation to developing a
critical understanding of how ancient people used technology and craft to
solve problems of survival and organization and to make symbols or
representations of what was important in their world, especially for its
maintenance, longevity and beautification.

Paper contributions of empirical studies are solicited that:
 - Reconstruct and interpret ancient technologies, especially through
   studies of workshop and industrial remains (archeomaterials),
 - Study the nature and diversity of the ancient landscape as a background
   to human cultural evolution through analysis of residual physical traces
   (biogeochemistry),
 - Recreate an understanding of the environment, resources, and other
   constraints on the practice of technologies (resource survey, site
   catchement analysis and site formation analysis),
 - Characterize the cultural context and the knowledge necessary and
   sufficient to practice, innovate and transmit know-how for individual
   cultural survival and achievement (science, technology and society),
 - Apply new, cutting-edge methods or old techniques of analysis in new ways
   to material cultural problems (archaeometry),
 - Promote an understanding of degradation, weathering and corrosion that
   leads to stabilization and long-term preservation of material culture
   (conservation science),
 - Present successful experiment that incorporate studies of ancient
   technical know-how into modern K-12 and university curricula (ancient
   materials outreach).

On the last day of the conference, a PYROTECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP AND
DEMONSTRATION is planned in which experiments will be conducted in the
3500-year-old technologies of Egyptian faience, faience inlay, glass core
vessel manufacture, and I the technologies of iron smelting and
glassblowing.  The latter experiments are to be framed in a 2000-year old
Roman period context.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Submit abstracts and register at  www.mrs.org/meeting/fall2001/ between May
19 and  June 19th, 2001.  If you have questions, you may pre-email your
abstract to: vandiver(a)scmre.si.edu

If you are unable to access electronic submission, the deadline for
abstracts submitted via fax or mail is June 5th.  Fax to both Vandiver at
(301)238-3700, and MRS at (724) 779-8313.  The MRS address is Materials
Research Society, 506 Keystone Dr., Warrendale, PA 15086-7573 USA, Tel
724-779-3004.

PUBLICATION PROCEDURE

Nov. 12th is the deadline for electronic paper submission.  Papers generally
are 6 pages, but because of the interdisciplinary nature of this topic and
the desirability of multi-faceted interpretation, papers twice that length
will be entertained.  Instructions will be posted on the website, but at
least one figure should show the objects being presented, and another their
archaeological context, if possible.  Contact Vandiver if your paper
requires color, or if you are willing to act as a reviewer.

SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZERS

Pamela B. Vandiver and Martha Goodway, Smithsonian Center for materials
Research and Education, 4210 Silver Hill Rd., Suitland, MD 20746, USA
vandiverp(a)scmre.si.edu, goodwaym(a)scmre.si.edu,
Tel (301) 238-3700 x-162 or x-164, Fax (301) 238-3709.

Jennifer Mass, SUNY Buffalo, Art Conservation Dept., Rockwell Hall 230, 1300
Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14222
massjl(a)bscmail.buffalostate.edu
Tel (716) 878-5025, Fax (716) 878-5039

James R. Druzik, The Getty Conservation Institute, 1200 Getty Center Dr.,
Los Angeles, CA 90292
jdruzik(a)gett.edu
Tel (310) 440-6825, Fax (310) 440-7711.

CONFERENCE- Mongolia Society Annual Meeting and Panels

Posted by: Susie Drost <monsoc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 19 Feb 2001


THE MONGOLIA SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING AND PANELS
MARCH 30th, 31st and April 1st, 2001
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

FRIDAY 30 MARCH 2001

3-5 pm  Mr. Chaolun Baatar, a painter born in Inner Mongolia, will have his
artist reception at the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) Gallery, 900 East 7th
St., Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. The IMU Gallery will host Mr.
Baatar the entire month of March.

6-7 pm  40th anniversary celebrations, welcoming ceremony, Fine Arts
Building, room 102, 1201 E. 7th Street, Indiana University, Bloomington,
Indiana.

7-9 pm  Opening reception for the 40th anniversary celebrations and for Mr.
Gary Tepfer's photography exhibit on Mongolia, School of Fine Arts (SOFA)
Gallery, Fine Arts Building, 1201 E. 7th St., Indiana University,
Bloomington, Indiana.  Mr. Tepfer's exhibit will run March 27-31 at the SOFA
Gallery.

SATURDAY 31 MARCH 2001
Ballantine Hall, Indiana University
(room numbers to be announced later)

8:30-10 am  Registration and morning coffee.

9-10 am  The Mongolia Society Annual Business Meeting.  Dr. William Rozycki,
Wasada University, will also present a prospectus on the Hangin Memoirs.

10-12 noon  Mongolian Studies: Problems and Prospects in a Transnational
Perspective
   Chair: Prof. Henry Schwarz, Western Washington University
   Panelists: Ambassador Enkhsaikhan, Mongolian Ambassador to the UN; Ms.
Doris Goetting, German-Mongolian Society; Prof. Rolf Gilberg, Danish
Mongolian Society; Mrs. Susie Drost, The Mongolia Society; Prof. Robert
Binnick, University of Toronto; Mr. Giancarlo Ventura, Soyombo, (Italian
Mongolia Society); Prof. Sh. Bira, International Association for Mongol
Studies.

10-12 noon  Issues in Philology and Linguistics, jointly sponsored by The
Mongolia Society and the Central Eurasian Studies Conference
   Chair: Prof. Uli Schamiloglu, University of Wisconsin
   Panelists: Prof. Gyorgy Kara, Indiana University, Old Turkic Etymology on
Some Mongolian Words; Prof. D. Tserenpil, Indiana University, Some
Grammatical Similarities in Mongolian and English; more panelists TBA.

11:30-12:15 pm  Sigma Chi Scholars Program Featured Speaker
   Prof. David Sneath, Cambridge University, Reciprocity, Corruption and the
State in Contemporary Mongolia.

2-4 pm  Mongolian Culture: Continuities and Changes
   Chair: Prof. Elizabeth Endicott, Middlebury College
   Panelists: Prof. Esther Jacobson, University of Oregon, "Turkic
Antiquites from Northwestern Mongolia;" Prof. Thomas Oller, Harvard,
"Shamanism and Ecology in Mongolia"; Prof. Ole Bruun, Nordic Institute of
Asian Studies, "The Politics of Buddhist Resilience in Rural Mongolia;"
Prof. Paula Sabloff, University of Pennsylvania, "Why Mongolia? The
Political Culture of an Emerging Democracy;" Mr. Peter Marsh, Indiana
University, "In the Mongolian Houses of Culture: Cultural Continuity and
Reorientation in Post-Socialist Mongolia."

4-6 pm  Contemporary Mongolia
   Chair: Prof. William Rozycki, Waseda University
   Panelists: Ms. Sanjmyatav Maijargal, Independent Scholar, "The
Contemporary Situation in Mongolian Culture and Arts;" Dr. Alicia Campi,
U.S. Mongolia Advisory Group, "Mongolian Politics after the July 2000
Election;" Mr. Daniel Hruschka, Emory University, "The Cultural Stigma of
Syphilis in Mongolia and its Public Health Consequences;" Mr. Brandon Kohrt,
Emory University, "Yadargaa: A Mongolian Illness."

7-11 pm  Banquet, complete with Mongolian entertainment, Georgian Room,
Indiana Memorial Union.  The cost to attend the banquet is $20 per ticket.
Tickets to attend the banquet must be purchased no later than March 25th.
Please contact The Mongolia Society office about the purchase of tickets
(812-855-4078 or monsoc(a)indiana.edu).

SUNDAY 1 APRIL 2001
Indiana University, Ballantine Hall
(rooms to be announced later)

10-12 noon  Mongolian Land Issues
   Chair: Dr. Alicia Campi, U.S. Mongolia Advisory Group
   Panelists: Dr. Denys Voaden, Independent Scholar, "Burial Practices in
Modern Mongolia;" Prof. Charles Krusekopf, Austin College, "Economic
Development and Pastoral Commons in Mongolia;" Ms. R. Tserennadmid,
Institute of Biology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, "Challenges of the
Protected Areas in Mongolia;" Ms. Temuulen Tsagaan, Montana State
University, "Effects of Changing Reindeer Grazing Regimes in Darhat Valley;"
Prof. Cliff Montagne, Montana State University, "Bioregional Community
profile in the Darhat Valley;" Prof. Chuluun, University of Colorado,
"Climate Variability, Ecosystem Dynamics and Pastoral Land Use in the
Mongolian Steppe: Continuities and Change."

12-6 pm  Mongolian film festival.
   Films to be announced at a later date.


PLEASE NOTE: There are a limited number of rooms reserved at the Indiana
Memorial Union Hotel at the special discounted conference price of only $70
per night.  Please phone (812)855-2536 today to make your reservation.

The Mongolia Society will be meeting in conjunction with the Eighth Annual
Central Eurasian Studies Conference.  The day of the conference, there will
be a conference brochure which will list the panels and panelists from both
organizations.  To see a schedule of panels and panelists for the Central
Eurasian Studies conference, please consult their web site:
http://php.indiana.edu/~aces/cons2001web.htm

The Mongolia Society gratefully acknowledges financial support from: Nomadic
Expeditions, Sigma Chi Scholars Program, Mongol Global Tour Company, Office
of International Programs at Indiana University, Inner Asian & Uralic
National Resource Center at Indiana University

CONFERENCE- 6th Annual Convention of Assoc. for the Study of Nationalities, 5-7 Apr.

Posted by: Dominique Arel <darel(a)brown.edu>
Posted: 17 Feb 2001


6th Annual Convention of the
Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)

Columbia University, 5-7 April 2001
PRELIMINARY PROGRAM NOW ON THE WEB

The full preliminary program of the ASN Sixth Annual World Convention, the
world's foremost gathering on nationalism and identity in the former
Communist world, is now available on the ASN web site: http://asn.uno.edu.
[Visitors to our web site must simply follow the link from the homepage to
ANNUAL CONVENTION, then 2001 Conference]. The Convention will feature 108
panels, spread over eleven sessions from Thursday April 5, 1 PM, to Saturday
April 7, in the evening. More than 500 people will be on panels.

All post-Soviet areas will be covered in tremendous depth, with sixteen
panels on the  Balkans, fifteen on Central Europe (including the Baltics),
fourteen on Central Asia (including Turkey, China, and Mongolia), thirteen
on the Russian Federation, eleven on Ukraine, six on the South Caucasus, and
two dozens on thematic and cross-regional themes. Special roundtables will
include "The Future of Peacekeeping Operations," organized by David Laitin;
"Russia and the Western Media," featuring Stephen F. Cohen; "The Gongadze
Case and Kuchmagate," Ukraine's ongoing political scandal; "The Second
Chechen War," on French reporter Anne Nivat's book Chienne de guerre; "The
Collapse of Yugoslavia," with Susan Woodward; and "Democracy and National
Identity," with Jack Snyder.

Eleven recent documentaries and feature films, exploring ethnonational and
identity issues in the post-Communist world, will also be shown at the
convention, including A TRIAL IN PRAGUE, on Czechoslovakia's postwar Slansky
Trial, by New York director Zuzana Justman, The full list of films will be
announced shortly. Each film will be followed by discussion.

Central Asia-related panels at the convention will include:

Assessing Islamic Movements in Central Asia and the Caucasus
Drug Use in Central Asia
Kazakh Identity in the Twentieth Century
Turkish Nationalism, Pan-Turkism, and the Turkish State
The Politics of Language in Central Asia and China
The Impact of Globalization on Central Asia
Narratives of Nationhood in Inner and East Asia
Afghanistan: Past, Present, and Hope
Nation-Making and Conflict in Soviet Central Asia

The convention is consolidating its status as the World Annual Event on
Nationalities Studies. As in the past, 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).

A growing number of research institutions are sponsoring panels at the
convention. In addition to the Harriman Institute, which is hosting the
convention, and the Watson Institute (Brown U), which is co-sponsoring, the
list includes the European Center for Minority Issues (Germany); the
European Academy Bolzano (Italy); the European Balkan Network (U of Bologna,
Italy); the Council on Foreign Relations; the Open Society Institute; the
International Peace Academy; the Carnegie Council on Ethics and
International Affairs; the Institute for the Study of Conflict, Ideology,
and Policy; Freedom House, and the Shevchenko Scientific Society. The French
Institute of Political Studies, which is organizing the ASN co-sponsored
conference "Nationality and Citizenship in Post-Communist Europe" on 9-10
July 2001 in Paris, will also have a strong presence at the convention.

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 15th Floor of IAB
and the panels will be held on several floors.

REGISTRATION. $40 for ASN Members, $60 for Non-Members ($30 for Non-Members
residing in Eastern Europe at the time of the convention) and $25 for
Students. Preregistration payments are non-refundable after 1 March 2001.
A registration form can be downloaded from the ASN web site
(http://asn.uno.edu) or requested from Lara Nettelfield (ljn9(a)columbia.edu).
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 5, on the 15th
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 7.

ACCOMMODATION. The convention does not have arrangements with a particular
hotel. A list of nearby 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; four 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. Convention papers will also go on sale for $1.50 apiece. 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 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

CONF./CFP- 13th Annual Nicholas Poppe Symposium, May 26, Univ. of Washington

Posted by: Ilse Cirtautas <icirt(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 12 Feb 2001


CALL FOR PAPERS

Thirteenth Annual Nicholas Poppe Symposium on
Inner/Central Asian Studies

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
DEPARTMENT OF NEAR EASTERN LANGUAGES AND CIVILIZATION

SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2001
9 AM  TO  6 PM

PLACE: DENNY HALL 215 AND 215A

Papers from students and faculty 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, 2001 to:

Ilse D. Cirtautas
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
Denny Hall, Box 353120, University of Washington
Phone: (206) 543-9963
Fax: (206) 686-7936
e-mail: icirt(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 (REECAS) and the
Middle East Studies Program, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

CONF./CFP- Middle East Economic Association, July 2001, London

Posted by: Gerard Filitti <filitti(a)csi.com>
Posted: 12 Feb 2001


Call for Papers
Global Change and Regional Integration: The Redrawing of the Economic
Boundaries in the Middle East and North Africa
20-22 July 2001 (London, UK)

The Middle East Economic Association (MEEA) is organizing its first European
conference in London University in the summer of 2001. This international
conference marks the twentieth anniversary of MEEA's foundation and is a
joint venture with the Centre of Near & Middle East Studies at the School of
Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London.

The theme of the conference is Global Change and Regional Integration: The
Redrawing of the Economic Boundaries in the Middle East and North Africa
(MENA).  The aim is to provide an opportunity for addressing MENA's economic
challenges in a global setting looking at ways in which the changing
patterns of trade, investment and finance, and labour flows are likely to
influence the future direction of the region's economies.

Papers that address the theme of the conference are solicited (see below for
some possible sub-themes of the conference). Abstracts should be submitted
by 28 February 2001. Decisions for inclusion in the conference will be made
by the end of March. Selection criteria by order of importance include: (1)
the quality, interest and potential significance of the proposed paper, (2)
seeming familiarity of the author with the relevant literature, (3) the
quality of past presentations (if any) in MEEA, (4) compatibility of the
proposed paper with others that are valued highly and chosen for inclusion,
(5) the extent to which the proposal makes reference to (or may be relevant
to) more than one country of the region, (6) frequency of past presentations
(a preference for new faces and neglected countries), and (7) the timeliness
and originality of the subject matter. Full papers should be submitted by 20
June 2001.

Proposals for complete sessions (three to four papers each, with
discussants) are also invited. Organizers of proposed sessions should submit
abstracts of all papers by 31 January 2001, i.e., one month before the
deadline for submitting individual paper abstracts. Abstracts submitted for
the organized sessions will also be considered on an individual basis unless
the proposal specifies that the session should be considered only in its
entirety.

Accommodation will be available in central London in a wide range of hotels
varying from budget hotels (at £40-£50 per night for single rooms and £50-60
for double rooms) to international hotels (at much higher rates).  A limited
number of alternative accommodations at the University of London's
dormitories will also be arranged for conference participants at the
concessionary rate of about £25 per person per night.  More detailed
information about accommodation will be provided on demand.

Conference Sub-Themes:

Trade

1. Bilateral and multilateral trade agreements in the MENA region (past and
   present)
2. Intra-regional trade liberalization: economic evaluation and political
   feasibility
   a) Sectoral impact of trade liberalization and its implications for
      income distribution
   b) Fiscal policy and trade reform
   c) Trade and the environment: problems of exporters in MENA countries in
      the face of environmental regulations in importing countries
   d) Changing technology and factor endowments and the implications for
      changing trade patterns within the region
3. Regional integration schemes (Euro-Med. Initiative; The Arab Free Trade
   Area, etc.); membership of WTO
4. Country experiences with liberalization: relatively open economies (Gulf
   Counties, Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan); relatively closed economies (Iran,
   Syria, Yemen, Algeria); experiences of oil and non-oil economies
5. Oil and gas markets, OPEC and the new world economy

Investment and Finance

6.  Money and Capital markets in the MENA region
7.  FDI and portfolio investment
8.  Legal and institutional constraints on trade and foreign investment in
    the region
9.  The role of, and scope for, international joint ventures
10. The scope for financial liberalization, monetary union and currency blocks
11. Integration into the global financial architecture, scope for and impact
    of financial crises
12. Capital flows, fiscal policy and management of foreign debt and liabilities

Labour & Human Resources

13. Globalization and labour markets: impact on MENA countries'
    unemployment, wages and income
14. Liberalization and labour mobility: internal, regional and external
    migration
15. Labour market reform and flexibility
16. Informalization and flexibilization of labour in the region
17. Female labour supply and employment patterns
18. Legal and institutional constraints on labour markets
19. Human capital, education and skills: patterns and implications for
    regional and international integration


Global Change and Regional Integration: The Redrawing of the Economic
Boundaries in the Middle East and North Africa
20-22 July 2001 (London, UK)

Please send a one-page abstract by 28 February 2000 to:

Hassan Hakimian, Conference Chair
Department of Economics, SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street
London WC1H OXG, UK
Email: H.Hakimian(a)soas.ac.uk; Fax +44-20-7898 4559; Tel +44-20-7898 4537

Note: Please send abstracts only if you are certain that you will take part
in the conference. The conference fee will be $25 for MEEA members and $70
for non-members.  For MEEA membership information, please email the
Association's Treasurer Bulent Uyar at uyar(a)uni.edu.

WORKSHOP- Georgia between Tradition and Modernity, 26-28 Sept. 2001

Posted by: Hannah Kegel <hannah.kegel(a)zkaw.uni-giessen.de>
Posted: 8 Feb 2001


Workshop: Georgia between Tradition and Modernity
Analysis of State Structures and Their Socio-Cultural Embeddedness
Where: Ingelheim/Rhein     Germany
when: 26-28 September 2001

The workshop intends to elaborate theoretically guided and empirically
founded concepts for the analysis of transformation processes in Georgia.
Referring to the notion of path dependent development we would like to
encourage a multi-disciplinary dialogue between specialists from different
areas. The call for paper is therefore addressed to political scientists,
sociologists, historians, economists and law scholars.

Clearly marked differences in shape and speed of post-socialist development
have confronted social sciences with a new challenge. The question for the
endogenous factors that account for failure or success of various attempts
at institutional change inside the former socialist bloc still seeks an
answer. Recently the obvious heterogeneity of development scenarios in
post-socialist countries has drawn scientific attention to the phenomenon of
continuity in change. More and more transformation tends to be analysed as
an evolutionary process, which is not solely determined by the programmatic
statements of political actors, but by historically evolved and socially
embedded institutional structures, patterns of behaviour, networks and
mentalities as well. Referring to the concepts of institutional economics
research on transformation has been therefore very much focused on
comparative research of socialist and pre-socialist legacies as a key to the
understanding of the highly differentiated outcome of democratisation and
marketisation in different post-socialist settings. The analysis of the
impact of different patterns of statehood and state-society-relations have
been given first priority in these paradigms.

The workshop tries to apply this explanatory model for a better
understanding of current developments in post-socialist Georgia, thereby
testing and further elaborating its main thesis. This implies a twofold
approach. On the one hand we have to describe the structure and functioning
of Georgian institutions in different spheres relevant for the success of
transformation in terms of state-building, democratisation and
marketisation. On the other hand we have to ask for historically evolved
patterns and factors that may have exercised an impact on the current shape
of these institutions. This may lead us to a re-evaluation of some
well-known explanations and historiographical stereotypes.

With regard to western Europe a specific type of feudalism is regarded to be
a crucial precondition for the institutional breakthrough to modernity. At
the same time Georgia is often characterised as feudal in mainstream
historiography. How do these findings relate to the obvious failure of
modernization attempts in the Caucasus Republic? Can we identify certain
features in Georgian and Western European feudalism that may account for
these differences in development outcomes?

That Georgia's state structures do not meet the standards modern statehood
(no institutionalised separation of economy and politics as two different
spheres functioning according to different logics; no rationalization of
rule in terms of accountability and clearly marked separation of competences
between different bureaucratic agencies; no meritocratic recruitment
patterns of bureaucrats) seems to be out of question. Nevertheless we can
observe the evolution of relative stable and adaptive structures of rule.
They can neither be sufficiently described in categories of weakness and
failure deducted from western standards, nor without reservation be labeled
as pre-modern or traditional.

 From a comparative point of view nationalism is normally treated as a
functional precondition of successful transformation. The failure of reform
in post-socialist Georgia seems to contradict this thesis. We have to ask
whether the social movements, that dominated the political scene in Georgia
in the late 80ies and early 90ies, may be really characterized as
nationalistic, a label that implies a notion of an abstract community. Is it
the strength or the weakness of nationalism that accounts for the dramatic
development in post-socialist Georgia?

In trying to respond to these and other challenges, posed by empirical
research as well as by theoretically guided frameworks of comparison the
workshop attempts to reconstruct the establishment of a specific type of
statehood in Georgia as mode of adaptation to the conditions of modernity,
that was significantly shaped by historically evolved traditional patterns
and structures, which were however transformed in reaction to externally
induced changes.

The workshop will be divided in two blocks:

Block 1  Presentation and discussion of theoretical concepts of development
and transformation.

Contribution to the following fields are planed:
 - Multiple modernity: social change in other societies than the western
   European ones
 - Path dependence
 - Identification of historical key periods
 - Privatisation

Block 2. Presentation and discussion of papers which allow insight into the
structures of the Georgian state and its socio-cultural embeddedness in
different periods (Pre-socialist, socialist and post-socialist).  Special
interest is given to empirical work and archive studies.

Contributions should fit in to one of the following complexes:
1. Which patterns and factors in state and institution building are found in
   Georgian history and what effects can be seen having an influence in the
   present?
2. Reconstruction of the process of forming a post-socialist order in Georgia.
3. Analysis of the way Georgian institutions are functioning today.

Proposals for Papers are welcome

   (Abstracts should not be longer than 200 words)
   Details about your person

Please send them to one of the organisers (if possible as e-mail until the
5.3.2001)

Dr. Barbara Christophé, political scientist, University Frankfurt a.M
B.Maier(a)soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Dr. Oliver Reisner, historian, Humboldt University Berlin
Oliver.reisner(a)rz.hu-berlin.de

Dipl.Ing. Hannah Kegel, agricultural economist, University Giessen
Hannah.kegel(a)zkaw.uni-gissen.de

CFP- Project "Turk", Yeni Turkiye Dergisi

Posted by: Turkiye Dergisi <turktarihi(a)ttnet.net.tr>
Posted: 8 Feb 2001


Dear Colleagues,

Since its establishment, YENI TURKIYE has become one of the most serious and
prestigious research and publication institutions in Turkey. There have been
conducted many researches on social and historical themes and outcomes have
been published as the special editions of its academic journal, bimonthly
"Yeni Turkiye Dergisi".

In December 1999, we have accomplished Ottoman Research Project and
published 'OSMANLI', 12 volumes (Turkish, 9200 pages), and "THE GREAT
OTTOMAN-TURKISH CIVILISATION", 4 volumes (English, 3650 pages), of which
Prof. Halil Inalcik was the head of editorial board. Eminent professors all
over the world have contributed to this project with their valuable
articles. Prof. Halil Inalcik admitted that "OSMANLI has been the most
comprehensive and serious study in the field of Ottoman History", and
confirming this, the Turkish Association of the Writers bestowed the
"research of the year" award to OSMANLI in 2000.

Our latest project PROJECT TURK, which is supported by many academic
institutions and NGO s, as well as private companies, and which is planned
to be published in the autumn of 2001 (20 volumes in Turkish and 5 volumes
in English), is going to comprise the whole history of Turks. Comprehensive
analyses of history of Turks and their civilisation throughout the known
4000 year-existence of this people will be the primary object of the
project. After the publication of this collection, an international
conference will be held in Istanbul to critically evaluate the OSMANLI and
the TURK projects.

Hence, we will be honoured to see you among our authors. And, we would also
appreciate if you could help us reach other scholars.

Yours faithfully,

Osman KARATAY
Project Coordinator
turktarihi(a)ttnet.net.tr

Prof. Dr. Kemal ÇIÇEK
Academic Consultant
cicek(a)ktu.edu.tr

Address:

Yeni Turkiye
Abdullah Cevdet Sk. No:33/7
Cankaya 06680 Ankara / TURKEY
Phone: +90 (312) 442 62 42
Fax: +90 (312) 442 62 52
www.ottoman-research.com

Deadline for the proposal of the subject is February 15th, 2001.

Deadline for manuscripts is August 30th, 2001.

Manuscripts, which have to be not less than 4000 words (13 A4 pages) and not
more than 6000 words (20 A4 pages), should be original, and be written with
Word 7.0 or upper versions in Times New Roman 12-point font. Manuscripts may
be sent via e-mail, as an attached file to the e-mail address:
turktarihi(a)ttnet.net.tr, or to our mailing address in a floppy-disk.

Essential notes and references should be indicated by superscript numbers in
the text and presented as footnotes, not endnotes.

References cited in the text should also be listed at the end of the article
(You may also include non-cited bibliographical materials in this section).

Decision for publication is contingent upon evaluation by the editorial
board. Following the publication of the manuscripts, an honorarium of USD
400 will be transferred to your bank account. Please, provide your bank
account with your manuscript(s).

Off-prints of the published articles will be sent to authors.

The Editorial Board is composed of these names:

Prof. Dr. Yusuf Halacoglu (Head of the Editorial Board and the President of
the Turkish Historical Society)
Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bican Ercilasun (President of the Turkish Linguistic Society)
Prof. Dr. Tuncer Baykara
Prof. Dr. Nejat Goyunc
Prof. Dr. Salim Koca
Prof. Dr. Ercument Kuran
Prof. Dr. Erdogan Mercil
Prof. Dr. Ahmet Yasar Ocak
Prof. Dr. Ilber Ortayli
Prof. Dr. Stanford Shaw
Prof. Dr. Bahaeddin Yediyildiz

For a draft of subjects covered (including many pertaining to Central Asia),
contact the organizers.

SEMINAR SERIES- Reconceptualizing Central Asia, Harvard University

Posted by: John Schoeberlein <schoeber(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 30 Jan 2001


Olin Seminar Series 2000-2001
Reconceptualizing Central Asia: States & Societies in Formation

"Decentralization in Kazakhstan"

Pauline JONES LUONG
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yale University

Thursday, February 8
4:15-6:00 pm
Coolidge Hall 4

Harvard Forum for Central Asian Studies/Davis Center for Russian Studies
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Series Co-chairs:
Pauline Jones Luong and John Schoeberlein

For further information, contact:
Melissa Griggs, 617-495-4037, <mgriggs(a)fas.harvard.edu>


The seminar presented by Pauline Jones Luong will launch this year's Olin
Seminar Series, which is devoted to a collaborative effort by series
presenters to take seriously the challenges presented to scholarship of the
region by transformations on-going in the study of the region and in the
region itself following the collapse of the Soviet system.  The young
scholars in the series represent the new possibilities for on-the-ground
empirical research, an interdisciplinary approach, and an effort to bring
the study of Central Asia into a wider scholarly framework beyond treatment
as a Soviet periphery and into broader discussions and debates in the
respective disciplines.  The papers examine the ways that Central Asians
themselves are reconceptualizing their states and societies, given new forms
of government, economy, ideology and linkages with the wider world.
Co-chairing the seminar are Pauline Jones Luong of Yale's Political Science
Department and Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and
Area Studies, and John Schoeberlein, Director of the Harvard Forum for
Central Asian Studies.  The co-chairs will take the opportunity of this
first seminar in the series to give a short summary of the goals and
motivation of the series before the paper presentation.

In her upcoming presentation, Pauline Jones Luong will explore both the
causes and potential consequences of the process of political and economic
decentralization that has occurred, both de facto and de jure, in Kazakhstan
since independence.  In doing so, she will provide insight into the changing
relationship between the central and regional governments since
independence, the struggle of central and regional leaders alike to sustain,
augment, and/or redefine their respective roles during the transition from
Soviet rule, and the impact of key domestic and international pressures on
both the development of their relationship and the nature of this struggle.


The full line-up of speakers and dates in the series is as follows:

February 8:
   Pauline Jones Luong, "Decentralization in Kazakhstan"

February 22:
   Alisher Ilkhamov, "Center-Periphery Relations in Uzbekistan"

March 8:
   Marianne Kamp, "Social Services and Expectations of the State's Role in
      Uzbekistan"

March 22:
   Kelly McMann, "NGOs and Civil Society in Kyrgyzstan"

April 12:
   John Schoeberlein, "Cultural Nationalism, Islam and State Ideology"

April 19:
   Laura Adams, "Cultural Elites in Uzbekistan"

May 10:
   Cynthia Werner, "State-Society Relations and Marriage in Kazakhstan"

May 17:
   Erika Weinthal, "NGOs and the Environment"

(In some cases, the topics listed do not represent the final paper title.)

CONFERENCE- Daghestan in the World of Islam, Tel Aviv University, 11 Feb. 2001

Posted by: Moshe Gammer <gammer(a)post.tau.ac.il>
Posted: 28 Jan 2001


DAGHESTAN IN THE WORLD OF ISLAM
A one-day conference at Tel Aviv University

Organized by
David J. Wasserstein and Moshe Gammer
Department of Middle Eastern and African History

Tel Aviv University
Sunday, 11 February 2001

All sessions will take place in Room 496, Gilman Building, on the main
campus of Tel Aviv University.  The sessions are open to the public.

Opening: 9:00 - 9:30

Coffee

Welcome:
Opening remarks: David J. Wasserstein

Session 1: 9:30 - 11:00

Harun Ibrahimov (Daghestan Pedagogical State University)
   Daghestan and the Near East before Islam

Amri Shikhsaidov (Daghestani Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences)
   The Political History of Daghestan, 10th - 15th Centuries

(The lectures in this session will be in Russian, with simultaneous
translation into English)

Coffee

Session 2: 11:30 - 13:00

Vladimir Bobrovnikov (Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of
   Sciences)
   Abu Muslim in Daghestan: History and Mythology of Islamization in the
   North Caucasus

Helma van den Berg (Max Planck Institute- EVAN, Leipzig)
   A Dargi Codex of Customary Law and its Contribution to Linguistics

Lunch break

Session 3: 14:30 - 16:30

Butrus Abu-Manneh (Haifa University)
   Isma`il al-Shirwani: His Place in the Khalidiyya

Moshe Gammer (Tel Aviv University)
   The Introduction of the Khalidiyya and the Qadiriyya into Daghestan in
   the 19th Century

Anna Zelkina (SOAS, University of London)
   The Mystical and the Political Dimensions of the Naqshbandi Order in
   Daghestan - Tensions and Inseparability

Tea

Session 4: 17:00-18:30

Michael Kemper (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
   Daghestanis in Russian Exile: Post-Jihad Networks of Sufism, Fatwas and
Poetry

Sona Chesnin (Director, Independence Hall, the Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv)
   Hasan al-Alqadari: The Last Representative of Traditional Learning


COURSE- Development Policy, Planning and Management, University of Birmingham

Posted by: Sanjoy Kumar Nayak <s.k.nayak(a)bham.ac.uk>
Posted: 25 Jan 2001


DEVELOPMENT STUDIES PROGRAMME
School of Social Sciences, University of Birmingham, England, UK
(Very intensive 11-week courses in Development Policy, Planning and Management)

Mail sent by: Sanjoy Kumar Nayak
Director of Development Studies

Course participants:

The Development Studies Courses in Selly Oak was established in 1974.  The
courses are specially designed to meet the needs of people working in many
kinds of non-government and international aid organisations as well as
government departments. There might be a "Postgraduate Certificate in
Development Policy, Planning and Management" option for the course
participants subject to the approval of the Birmingham University.

The courses are unique in terms of their learning and teaching strategies
(please see below) and courses covered (Health and Social Development; Civil
Society; and NGO Management).  The participants come mainly from:

 - The staff of voluntary development associations, religious and secular
   development programmes, and support agencies operating at national and
   international level;
 - Those whose work includes direct management responsibility for
   development programmes run and managed by their national governments;
 - People engaged in administering aid, either in developing countries or in
   donor countries;
 - Expatriates working, or preparing to work, with development programmes in
   other countries;
 - Community action groups and civil society organisations;
 - Those engaged in education and the raising of awareness about development
   and justice.

The programme encourages applications from women, minorities and people with
disabilities.

Course contents:

The Selly Oak Development Studies Course structure is unique because each
course is developed 'flexibly', according to the particular needs and
concerns of participants.  Main themes include the following and are linked
to Course Modules (see below):

 - Understanding poverty, and the processes of underdevelopment and
   development;
 - Reviewing social and human development and social policy issues in
   developing countries;
 - Examining possibilities for social, political and economic changes at all
   levels;
 - Incorporating gender and environmental issues in development programmes
   and policies;
 - Considering relationships among globalisation, the state and civil society;
 - Improving practical management skills in planning, budgeting,
   implementation, and evaluation;
 - Developing institutions and building capacity of organisations including
   advocacy skills;
 - Analysing the nature, sources, motives and effects of aid, and the role
   of voluntary agencies;
 - Exploring motivation and communication, and becoming more effective in
   working with others, handling conflict, problem-solving and leadership.

Learning and teaching methods:

The course approach is based on parallels between adult learning and the
processes of development itself.  Analysis of experience from within the
class is therefore a rich source of learning, and importance is given to
participatory learning methods throughout the course.  The study methods are
intensive and participatory.  The course also works with a variety of
practical case studies and film materials from developing countries.

These methods include discussion in large and small groups, concept
presentations and formal lectures, recommended reading, case studies,
programmed and structured exercises, role play, simulations, group-work,
video films, external visits, and individual and group assignments.  Methods
are constantly interchanged to provide stimulus, to reinforce learning and
to meet individual needs.


Applications:

Application forms are available on request.  In view of heavy demand for
places, applications should preferably arrive 6 months before the start of
the course.  Urgent enquiries may be sent by fax or e-mail (see below).

Dates for future courses:

28 April to 14 July 2001
29 September to 15 December 2001
20 April to 06 July 2002
28 September to 14 December 2002

Current Fees:

£3500 for tuition and use of facilities of University of Birmingham and
Selly Oak Colleges campus
£1640 (approx.) for accommodation and meals.  There is a limited amount of
self-catering accommodation available on campus at a cost of approximately
£600.  A nominal field visit expense will be charged from 2001.  Details not
yet available.

In addition, it is recommended that participants should be provided with a
personal allowance of at least £55 per week to cover the purchase of warm
clothing, books and items of personal expenditure.

Scholarships:

Many overseas aid agencies in Europe and North America have given financial
support to course participants in the past.  Different donors have varying
application procedures, but almost all of them require that an applicant
should first obtain the firm recommenda-
tion of his or her employing organisation.  The chance of a favourable
response is greatly increased if the applicant's organisation is already
collaborating with the donor agency in existing development programmes.
Requests for scholarship support should be submitted directly to the donor
agencies.  Once funding has been agreed, the Department will issue an
admission certificate in order to facilitate the application process for a
visa to enter the United Kingdom.

We have a very limited number of fully-funded scholarships and part-
bursaries available to us and demand for them is very high.  However, if you
wish to apply for one of these, you should send in a fully completed
application form (page 4 must be filled in by the employing organisation)
together with a covering letter and we will see if you meet the criteria or
offer suggestions for sponsorship elsewhere.

COURSE MODULES

Module 1:
Development Theory, Policy and Practice
International Relations and Trade; Civil Society and NGOs

Module 2:
Planning and Management of Organisations
Development Co-operation, Capacity-Building and Partnership

Module 3:
Participatory Project Planning and Management
Working in the Community; Gender and Development

Module 4:
Specialist Options for Research Projects:
Social Development & Policy; Poverty & Participation; Health & Population

Further details:

Wendy Banner
Course Administrator
The University of Birmingham
Selly Oak Campus
Elmfield House, Bristol Road
Birmingham B29 6LQ
England, U.K.

Telephone: +44 (0)121 415 2295
Telefax:   +44 (0)121 415 2296
E-mails:   w.banner(a)bham.ac.uk
Websites:  http://www.bham.ac.uk/socsci
[Click on Selly Oak Campus Development Studies]

SEMINAR- Institutions, Growth and Human Development in Central Asia, Yale Univ.

Posted by: Peg Limbacher <Peg.Limbacher(a)yale.edu>
Posted: 23 Jan 2001


*** Summer seminar opportunity for scholars and professionals from Central
Asia.  Not open to students. ***

Yale Center for International and Area Studies

Seminar on Institutions, Growth and Human Development in Central Asia
Date of seminar: June 4-15, 2001
Application Deadline: February 15, 2001

Place: Yale Center for International and Area Studies
Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

Faculty Directors:
William Foltz, H. J. Heinz Professor of Political Science
Gustav Ranis, Frank Altschul Professor of International Economics; Director,
   Yale Center for International and Area Studies
Pauline Jones-Luong, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Language: English

Participants:
 - 12-15 practitioners, scholars and public sector officials with direct
   interest and experience with seminar issues.
 - Participants must be from one of the five Central Asian countries and
   must be under the age of 45.

Selection will be based on:
 - Academic and/or professional qualifications
 - Publications, experience
 - Proof of English skills

It is expected that most participants will be younger post-doctoral
academics in universities or in policy or economic research organizations.

Contents and Goals of the Seminar:

This seminar places a strong emphasis on research. It is designed to provide
the participants with an opportunity to pursue independent research projects
that make optimal use of Yale faculty expertise and other resources
available at Yale. It is therefore crucial that participants arrive with a
well-articulated research plan in mind.

Research topics are expected to fall within the broad categories of economic
growth and institution building. Suitable topics include, but need not be
limited to, the following areas:

 - human development
 - natural resources
 - democratization
 - ethnic relations and identities
 - impact of globalization
 - decentralization
 - corruption
 - institutional change

The seminar will involve a combination of lectures (some of which will
specifically focus on research design), working groups and independent
research. A final product, such as a paper, case study, or draft article you
intend to submit for publication upon your return will be required from each
participant.

Payments:

Yale University, thanks to a grant from Whitney MacMillan, (Yale Class of
1951), will assume the costs of travel and room and board for participants.
The costs of application, visa, passports and any other costs involved in
preparing to attend the seminar will be the responsibility of the individual
applicant.


Yale Center for International and Area Studies

Yale Central Asia Summer Seminar 2001 on Institutions, Growth and Human
Development in Central Asia
June 4-15, 2001: Application Form
Application Deadline: February 15, 2001

(Please print or type fill in completely)

1. PERSONAL DATA
Last name:
First name:
Date of birth:
Academic degree:
Citizenship:
Passport number:
Place of birth:

2. EMPLOYMENT DATA
University/Institution:
Faculty:
Department:
Areas of Specialization:
Position:

3. CONTACT INFORMATION (address and e-mail where we can reach you)
Address:
Phone:
Fax:
Email:

4. RESEARCH PROJECT

4a. Briefly describe your research idea or hypothesis, how you plan to go
about exploring it, and how the resources available at Yale might be useful
to you. Please be as specific as possible. (500 words)

4b. How is your past or current (research) experience relevant to your
research proposal? List of publications helpful, but not required.
(***Please DO NOT send the publications themselves.***) (250 words)

4c. How do you intend to use the results of your research upon your return?
Please be as concrete as possible. (250 words)


Current Academic or Policy-Related Activities

Last name/First name:
University/Institution:

1. Teaching and Research (Topics)
2. Administration (Areas of responsibility)
3. Policy-Related Positions (if any)
4. What other conferences or seminars of this kind have you attended?
5. Have you attended other seminars in English-speaking countries? List the
last three with dates.


English Language Evaluation
Last name/First name:
University/Institution:

All semi-finalists will be tested for English language ability.

1. Where did you acquire your English skills?
2. How long did you study English?
3. Have you ever worked in an English speaking environment?

Estimate your own proficiency in English
Reading Comprehension  Excellent ____Good ____ Fair ____ Poor ____
Writing                Excellent ____Good ____ Fair ____ Poor ____
Speaking               Excellent ____Good ____ Fair ____ Poor ____


Peg Limbacher (assistant to Professor Gustav Ranis, Director, Yale Center
for International and Area Studies

Yale University, Yale Center for International and Area Studies, Box 208206,
New Haven, CT 06520- 8206
Tel: (+1) 203/ 432-3410
Fax: (+1) 203/ 432-9383
Email: cenasia(a)yale.edu
Yale Center for International and Area Studies

CFP- AAR Panel on Buddhism on the Silk Road

Posted by: Mariko Walter <mwalter(a)Mailbox.une.edu>
Posted: 17 Jan 2001


Call for Papers

American Academy of Religion, the annual meeting in Denver, Colorado,
Nov. 17-20, 2001

For the paper session on
"Buddhism on the Silk Road"

For those who are interested in presenting, we would like to receive a short
proposal (less than 2 pages) and an abstract (150 words) by e-mail by
Feb. 20.  Let me know your interest anyway beforehand.

Please contact Mariko Walter
e-mail: mwalter(a)mailbox.une.edu

COURSE OFFERING- La Conscience Historique dans l'Asie Centrale, Paris

Posted by: Svetlana Gorshenina <sveta.gorshenina(a)ens.fr>
Posted: 16 Jan 2001


ÉCOLE DES HAUTES ÉTUDES EN SCIENCES SOCIALES (Année 2000-2001)

Svetlana GORSHENINA
"FORMATION DE LA CONSCIENCE HISTORIQUE DANS L'ASIE CENTRALE.  L'école
   centre-asiatique russe en Ouzbékistan de la fin du XIXe siècle jusqu'aux
   années vingt"
(dans le cadre du séminaire de M. Vincent Fourniau "Histoire de l'Asie
   centrale post-mongole")
Mardi de 11h à 13h (salle 801, 54 bd Raspail, Paris), à partir du
   16 janvier 2001

1. Cadres géographique et géopolitique de la formation de l'école russe
   centre-asiatique.  Approche historiographique : particularité de
   l'historiographie soviétique et post-soviétique à l'égard du problème
   de la naissance de l'école russe en Asie centrale.

2. Époque du Cercle d'amateurs d'archéologie turkestanais : science ou
   politique?  Programmes de recherches et géopolitique.  Précurseurs des
   études ethnographiques en Asie centrale : recherche du "berceau aryen".
   Précurseurs des études archéologiques en Asie centrale.  Premières
   collections sur l'Asie centrale.

3. Le bouleversement de l'école de Bartol'd et sa disparition tragique après
   la Révolution de 1917.  Approbation d'une nouvelle méthode historique.

Total : 11 cours

Renseignements :
Mme Svetlana Gorshenina
ENS, Centre d'Archéologie
45, rue d'Ulm
75005 Paris
bur. : 0144323781/2; Fax. : 0144323060
e-mail : gorsheni(a)canoe.ens.fr

CONF./CFP- 8th Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conf., Indiana Univ., Mar. 31

Posted by: ACES <aces(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 15 Jan 2001


Association of Central Eurasian Students
Indiana University
Goodbody Hall 157
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7005

SECOND NOTICE: CALL FOR PAPERS

8th Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference
Indiana University

The deadline has been extended for submission of abstracts for the 8th
Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference at Indiana University and the
featured speaker has been announced. Noted historian Peter Golden of Rutgers
University will address "Ethnicity, Ethnogenesis and State Formation in
Medieval Turkic Eurasia."

Graduate students, faculty and independent scholars are invited to submit
abstracts of papers on Central Eurasian issues in all fields for
presentation at the conference. For purposes of this conference, Central
Eurasia is defined as the vast area including or corresponding to
present-day Mongolia, Western China (Xinjiang), Tibet, Central Asia
(Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and the
historic regions of Khorasan and northern Afghanistan), Azerbaijan, Turkey,
Hungary, Estonia, Finland, and other regions which include Finno-Ugric and
Samoyedic peoples.

Organized by the IU Association of Central Eurasian Students, the conference
will be held in Bloomington on March 31, 2001. This year's conference will
meet in conjunction with the 40th Annual Meeting of the Mongolia Society.
Ambassador to the US from Mongolia Jalbuu Choinhor will participate. The
work of Inner Mongolian-born artist Chaolun Baatar will be exhibited at the
IU Indiana Memorial Union Gallery during March, with a reception the
afternoon of March 30, 2001. Later that evening is an opening reception for
the Mongolia Society conference and for Gary Tepfer's exhibition of
photographs of Mongolia in the IU School of Fine Arts gallery. A Mongolian
film festival is planned. The Central Eurasian Studies Conference has
organized book displays by the IU Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies
(Uralic & Altaic Series), the IU Turkish Publication Series, the Mongolia
Society, and outside vendors.

The Mongolia Society is a non-profit, non-political organization promoting
the culture, language, and history of Mongolia. Indiana University is the
only US university offering a degree program in Mongolian Studies.

Send abstracts (up to two double spaced pages, with name, affiliation,
street address, email address, and telephone/fax number) to The 8th Annual
Central Eurasian Studies Conference, Goodbody Hall 157, Indiana University,
Bloomington, IN 47405-7005; telephone: 812-855-9510; fax: 812-855-7500;
e-mail: aces(a)indiana.edu. The deadline is January 26, 2001.

CONFERENCE- Gathering of UK based Central Asia Focused Research Students, Mar. 10

Posted by: Daniel Stevens <daniel.stevens(a)iname.com>
Posted: 15 Jan 2001


WHAT: An informal gathering of UK based research students carrying out
research on Central Asia.  The idea is to briefly present research interests,
discuss possibilities for networking in the future, and hunt down some
shashlik to eat in the evening.  Anybody else who would be interested in
attending is more than welcome.

WHERE: The meeting will be hosted by the newly formed Centre for
Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucuses, at the School of Oriental and
African Studies, University of London, just off Russell Square in central
London.  Instructions on the exact room location will be posted at the main
entrance and reception. More precise directions available on request.

WHEN: 2 - 5 p.m. Saturday 10th March 2001

FOR MORE INFORMATION - contact Daniel Stevens at daniel.stevens(a)iname.com or
Nick Megoran at nwm20(a)hermes.cam.ac.uk

CONF./CFP- Geopolitical and Economic Transitions in Eurasia, Istanbul, May 2001

Posted by: Vildan Serin <vserin(a)fatih.edu.tr>
Posted: 15 Jan 2001


Fatih University, TURKEY
and
Indiana University, USA
Department of NELC

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

The Geopolitical and Economic Transitions in Eurasia

10-12 May 2001
Fatih University, Istanbul

PURPOSE OF THE CONFERENCE

The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars, policy-makers, and
members of the private sector in order to examine, in a comprehensive way,
the region's future. The conference intends to address the prospects and
constraints facing the region in its transition to develop better
functioning economies and more democratic political structures.

THE CONFERENCE THEMES

  * The role of the state in the transition processes
  * The prospects for successful transitions
  * The nature of the relations between the governments and the private
   sector businesses involved in the process--conflicts or harmony?
  * The part intra-regional and global linkages might play in the process
  * The quests for identity and the part civil society might play in the
   transitions
  * Natural and human resources for development: assets and limits
  * Location: Eurasia's spatial advantages and liabilities
  * The role of IGO's and NGO's (Word Bank, UN, Soros Foundation, etc.)
  * Policy recommendations

PAPER SUBMISSION

The deadline for the submission of abstracts, no longer than 250 words, is
31 February 2001.

The deadline for submitting papers is 15 March 2001.

Papers should be written in English and be sent to the Conference
Secretariat at the address given below or sent by e-mail to:
conference(a)fatih.edu.tr.

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

9 May 2001 (Wednesday)
   ARRIVAL

10 May 2001 (Thursday, All Day)
   CONFERENCE SESSIONS I & II

11 May 2001 (Friday, Morning)
   CONFERENCE SESSION III

11 May 2001 (Friday, Afternoon)
   A YACHT TRIP ON THE BOSPHORUS

12 May 2001 (Saturday, All Day)
   A TOUR OF ISTANBUL (with visits to the Topkapi Palace Museum, the Blue
Mosque - Sultanahmet, the St. Sophia Museum, and the Süleymaniye Mosque)

CONFERENCE FEES & EXPENSES

For all participants, other than those invited to make presentations, the
conference fee is $US 100 which will include all conference materials and
the lunches provided by Fatih University. For presenters, fees are waived,
and accommodations, transportation in Istanbul, and meals at Fatih
University will be provided by the organizers of the conference. All
conference participants, including presenters, will be responsible for costs
for travel to and from Istanbul and for Turkish visas, if required.

LOCATION OF THE CONFERENCE

Fatih University
Hadimköy, 34900
Büyükçekmece, Istanbul, Turkey

SPONSORS OF THE CONFERENCE

Fatih University, TURKEY
Indiana University, USA

CONF./CFP- Language, Thought and Reality: East West Perspectives

Posted by: Chandana Chakrabarti <chakraba(a)elon.edu>
Posted: 13 Jan 2001


Scholars are invited to submit titles and abstracts (about 150 words) of
papers to be presented in the Interdisciplinary conference on
"Language,Thought and Reality: East West Perspectives" to be held on April
12-14, 2001 at the California State University, Chico, California.

The conference is sponsored by the Philosophy department of the California
State University, Chico and the Society for Indian Philosophy & Religion.

Possible topics include: Language, Thought and Reality, Myth, Metaphor and
Reality, Realism and Idealism, Skepticism, Agnosticism and Dogmatism,
Deductivism and Inductivism, Holism and Atomism, Ineffable and Unknowable,
God and Absolute, Transcendence and Immanence, Reason, Revelation and Faith,
Atman and Brahman, Tao and Inaction, Zen and Enlightenment, Vedanta and
Sufism, Emptiness and Nothingness, Maya and Primal Nature, Creation,
Reincarnation and Evolution, Deconstruction and Relativity, Process
Theology, Existentialism and Essentialism.  This list is illustrative and
not exhaustive.

The conference also features a student paper competition: one prize for
undergraduate entries and one for graduate. Papers may be from any
discipline or may be interdisciplinary but must deal with the conference
theme. Participants should have a letter of endorsement sent by a faculty
member, department chair or some other appropriate person.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is February 6, 2001.  The advance
registration fee of $60 should be paid by check drawn in favor of the SIPR
and mailed by March 10, 2001 to the Secretary, SIPR, College Box 2336,
Elon College, Elon College, NC 27244.

For further information please contact:

Dr. Chandana Chakrabarti
Conference Director
Elon College, NC 27244
Telephone: 336-278-5713
Email address: Chakraba(a)elon.edu

Or

Dr. Terri Elliott
Conference Director
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA
Telephone: 530-898-6693
Email address: TELLIOTT(a)csuchico.edu

Selected papers from the conference will be published in a special issue
of the Journal of Indian Philosophy & Religion.


Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion

The Society for Indian Philosophy & Religion has commenced publishing the
Journal on Indian Philosophy & Religion annually from Fall, l996.  The
Journal is to cover the wide range of philosophies and religions which are
indigenous to South Asia.  It will also include scholarly work of
comparative and critical studies of Eastern and Western philosophies and
Religions.

The Chief Editor: Kisor K. Chakrabarti (USA).  The editorial Board includes:
Karuna Bhattacharyya (India), Owen Flanagan (USA), Ashoke Ganguly (India),
Jay Garfield (Australia), Michael Krausz (USA), Steve Laylock (USA), J. N.
Mohanty (USA), Steven Phillips (USA), Karl Potter (USA), John Powers
(Australia), Sukharanjan Saha (India), J. L. Shaw (New Zealand), and Mark
Siderits (USA).

The Journal will also include sections on discussion articles and book reviews.

Scholars interested in submitting manuscripts may kindly contact:

Dr. Chandana Chakrabarti
CB 2336, Elon College
Elon College, N.C. 27244, USA
E-Mail: Chakraba(a)numen.elon.edu
Phone: (336) 538-2705
Fax: (336) 538-2627

Individual Journal Subscription:  $25.00
Institution:  $45.00

Checks should be made payable to Society for Indian Philosophy &
Religion.  All inquiries, payments, and manuscripts should be mailed to the
Associate Editor: Chandana Chakrabarti, 2336 Campus Box, Elon College, NC
27244-2020, USA.

CONF./CFP- Russia, Siberia & Central Asia, Barnaul, Altay, Russia, Nov. 2001

Posted by: Vladimir Boyko <boyko(a)bspu.secna.ru>
Posted: 12 Jan 2001


Interested scholars, public servants, etc are invited to submit proposals
for papers to be delivered at Third international conference "Russia,
Siberia, and Central Asia: Interrelation of Peoples and Cultures."  The
conference is organized by the Center of Regional Studies (Russia and the
East) and will be held November 2001 at Barnaul State Pedagogical
University, Barnaul, Altai region of Russia.

Topics may include:

 - Relations of Russia/Soviet Union with  bordering states and territories
 - Civilization interconnections within Greater Central/Inner Asia
 - Transnational/transregional migrations within Greater Central Asia/Inner
   Asia rim

Submissions should include the title and text of a paper in Russian or
English up to 6 A4 pages in length, with endnotes, font 12 with 1,5
interval, in Word/RTF format, preferably  as e-mail attachments, relevant
e-mail and mailing addresses of prospective participants. Materials must be
received by June 1, 2001.  Presenters will be notified by June 15, 2001.

Send submissions to:

Dr Vladimir Boyko
Center for Regional Studies
Barnaul State Pedagogical University
Molodezhnaya Street 55
Barnaul 656031
Russia
Tel: 7(3852)266687
Fax:7(3852)260836
E-mail: boyko(a)bspu.secna.ru

SEMINAR SERIES- Euro-Asian Seminars, Univ. of Reading, UK, Spring 2001

Posted by: Yelena Kalyuzhnova <y.kaluyzhnova(a)reading.ac.uk>
Posted: 10 Jan 2001


WEEKLY SEMINARS
Every Wednesday in Room 128, FOLSS
5.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.

1. January 24, 2001
   Dr. Anne Peck, Working Professor of Commodity Price Studies Emerita,
     Senior Fellow Institute for International Studies, Leland Stanford
     Junior University, California:
   Privatisation and Foreign Investment in the Utilities Industries of
     Kazakhstan

2. January 31 2001
   Mr. Steve Fries, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development:
   Transitional Report: Labour Market

3. February 7, 2001
   Sir Donald Hawley, Chairman, The Royal Society of Asian Affairs.
   The Gulf: British Perspectives

4. February 14, 2001
   Mr. Martin Raiser, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development:
   Central Asia in the second decade of transition

5. February 21, 2001
   Dr Alex Warleigh, Department of Politics, The University of Reading:
    The Nice Treaty and Implications for Enlargement of the EU

6. February 28, 2001
   Dr. Andrew C. Godley, Department of Economics, The University of Reading:
   Industrialization and Living Standards on the Euro-Asian Periphery,
     1870-1914

7. March 7, 2001
   Professor Christoph Bluth, Institute for Politics and International
     Studies, University of Leeds
   Uneasy Allies - Kazakhstan and Russia since 1990

8. March 14, 2001
   Professor Michael Kaser, University of Birmingham:
   Armenia and the Unravelled Caucasus Economies

For additional information, contact:

Mrs Sylvia Smelt
Administrator
The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies
E-mail: s.smelt(a)reading.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (118) 9316205
Fax: +44 (118) 9316274


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

CONF./CFP- International Convention of Asia Scholars, Berlin, Aug. 9-12, 2001

Posted by: Harvard Forum for Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 4 Jan 2001


All Asia Scholars around the world are invited to participate in the Second
International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 2) to be held in Berlin,
Germany, between August 9 and 12, 2001.

In view of the growing international cooperation in the field of Asian
studies, the idea on which ICAS 1, held in the Netherlands in June 1998 was
based, will be governing ICAS 2, as well. The conference is aimed at
providing a broad and inclusive forum for all scholars working on issues
related to Asian studies and seeking a way of establishing or improving
their international networks. Across continents, disciplines, regional
specializations and conceptual approaches, the main purpose of ICAS2 will be
to present both a formal platform and an academic stimulus to improving the
exchange of scholarly contacts in Asian Studies. After the success of the
first convention, ICAS 2 thus is meant to be another major step towards a
continuous improvement of internationalization and cooperation in all fields
of Asian studies. ICAS 2 is co-organized by the Association for Asian
Studies (AAS) and the European Science Foundation (ESF) Asia Committee,
representing the following six European Associations: Association for Korean
Studies in Europe (AKSE), European Association of Chinese Studies (EACS),
European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS), European Association for
South Asian Studies (EASAS), European Society for Central Asia Studies
(ESCAS), and European Association for South East Asian Studies (EUROSEAS).
Furthermore involved is the International Institute for Asian Studies
(IIAS), Leiden, as the organizing unit of ICAS 1. At the present stage,
other associations of Asian studies are cordially invited to join us in the
endeavor to establish a global network of scholarly exchange in Asian
studies. The Association of Chinese Political Studies (ACPS) followed this
call and joined the ICAS 2 Organisation. The National University of
Singapore as host of ICAS 3 joined the organisation as an observer.

ICAS organization will be based on a broad spectrum of panels, roundtable
discussions, poster presentations and papers presented from the field. An
informal program will include cultural activities, book exhibitions and a
series of activities which will be closely connected to activities of the
Third Asia Pacific Weeks in Berlin.

In cooperation with the German Association of Asian Studies (Deutsche
Gesellschaft für Asienkunde, (DGA) ICAS 2 will be organized by an executive
committee (for formal organisation) and a program committee of
representatives of the co-sponsoring associations. Local organisation in
Berlin lies with the Center for Chinese and East Asian Studies and its
director Prof. Dr. Eberhard Sandschneider of the Freie Universität Berlin.

For further information about ICAS 2, contact:

Research Unit for Chinese and East Asian Politics <polchina(a)zedat.fu-berlin.de>
http://www.fu-berlin.de/icas2/homepage.html

[Information forwarded by: Dittmar Schorkowitz]

WORKSHOP- Capacity Building in Evaluation for Central Asia, World Bank

Posted by: Roman Novojilov <rn1998a(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 3 Jan 2001


The World Bank Institute workshop 'Capacity Building in Evaluation' will be
held in March 12-17, 2001 in Istanbul, Turkey. The main goal of the workshop
is to enhance the skills and knowledge of the local partner institutions in
Central Asia in the area of evaluation and performance monitoring through
providing the training in evaluation to local experts who will later train
future evaluators and conduct actual evaluation and performance monitoring
studies.

We are currently accepting CVs of applicants for the workshop. To qualify
the applicants should hold teaching positions in one of the institutions of
higher education in the region and plan to establish and teach the course on
evaluation and monitoring using the skills and knowledge in evaluation
received during the workshop. Expenses for participation in the workshop are
paid by WBI.

CVs of participants with their background and plans for establishing
training in evaluation and monitoring in their institutions are accepted
before January 20, 2001. For further information or to submit your CV
contact Roman Novojilov at rnovojilov(a)worldbank.org

CONF./SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUE- North Caucasus in Crisis, Paris, Dec. 18

Posted by: Jean Radvanyi <radva(a)ext.jussieu.fr>
Posted: 8 Dec 2000


On the occasion of the publication of a special issue (2000, number 1009) of
Le Courrier des Pays de l'Est, La Documentation Française, Paris concerning
the situation in the North Caucasus, The Observatory of Post Soviet States
of the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris,  is
holding a conference on "The North Caucasus in Crisis" to be held on Monday,
December 18, 2000, 6. PM in the Conference Room, Centre d'Etudes Slaves
located at 75006 Paris 9 rue Michelet.  The public is welcome to attend.

For further information, please call:

Michele Kahn
Tel.: +33(0)1 40 15 71 53
E-mail: m-kahn(a)ladocfrancaise.gouv.fr

In the Contents of Number 1009 of the Courrier des Pays de l'Est:

Le federalisme russe a l'epreuve caucasienne. Le champ de toutes les derives
    by Jean Radvanyi
La Russie et le Sud-Caucase. La tentation du retour by Silivia Serrano
L'economie du Nord-Caucase victime de la crise et des conflits by Michele Kahn
Les societes du Nord-Caucase. Ethnies, conflits et traditions by Frederique
    Longuet-Marx
La classe politique tchétchène: photo de groupe by Silvia Serrano
Les entités du Nord-Caucase: quelques repères

and also:

Les systèmes bancaires dans les PECO. Etat des lieux au terme de dix ans de
    transition by Arnaud Mehl
Repères: L'Est et l'Union européenne, octobre 2000 by Laurent Rucker

Michele Kahn (Le courrier des pays de l'Est) and Silvia Serrano
(Observatoire des Etats post sovietiques) will introduce the conference.

For further information on the Observatory of Post-Soviet States, contact:
Jean Radvanyi, radva(a)ext.jussieu.fr

CONFERENCE-- South Caucasus, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, Dec. 11

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <JCBenAdam(a)aol.com>
Posted: 4 Dec 2000


THE SOUTH CAUCASUS: LEADERSHIP CHANGE AND FOREIGN INFLUENCE

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University--SAIS is
holding a conference on "The South Caucasus: Leadership Change and Foreign
Influence" to be held on Monday, December 11, 2000, 8:15-6:15 in the Kenney
Auditorium, JHU-SAIS, located at 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington,
DC.  The public is welcome to attend.  For further information, please call
(202) 663-5642.

"The South Caucasus: Leadership Change and Foreign Influence"

Over the last six years the United States has become deeply engaged in
Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.  But a new school of thinking in the last
year or so has questioned whether our commitments to the Caspian Basin were
clearly planned or wise.  The administration that will take office on January
20 will, regardless of party, inevitably reassess our policy in this region.
At the same time, Georgia and Azerbaijan are entering periods of political
transition, with possible consequent instability, not seen since the early
nineties. The current Presidents may serve for many more years. President
Aliev, however, has clearly begun to make preparations for passing on his
role to a successor.  In both countries, the various parties, groups and
individuals that would like to follow the current Presidents have begun
maneuvering. In Armenia, a state that was once strong and supported by public
opinion has, after the fall of the first President and the murder of the
Prime Minister and Parliamentary Chairman, become contested and weakened.
Armenian public opinion has at times become remarkably pessimistic.

These circumstances could offer neighboring powers, like Russia, Turkey and
Iran, new opportunities to enter South Caucasian politics. The position
America has gained could be threatened.  In any case, the United States will
need to respond to very changed conditions. Our conference has been designed
to address only the issues that are not now well understood.

"The South Caucasus: Leadership Change and Foreign Influence"

7:45 Breakfast, Herter Room, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW
8:15 Welcoming Remarks: S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus
      Institute; USG Official TBA. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building; other
      sessions here unless otherwise noted.

8:30-9:00
Introduction: The Problem of Succession in Post-Communist Regimes
"The Approaching Successions: A Framework for Analysis."  Charles Fairbanks,
    Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
9:00-9:15 Coffee Break

9:15-11:15 Panel I
"Georgian Politics after Shevardnadze", Ghia Nodia, Chairman, Caucasian
   Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Comments: William Courtney, former Special Assistant to the President for
   National Security Affairs and Ambassador to Georgia (invited)
 - Korneli Kakachia, UNOMIG, Zugdidi, Georgia

"The Shevardnadze Succession: the Role of the Power Ministries and Russia"
   David Darchiashvili, Head,Parliamentary Research Service, Tbilisi
 - Comments: Paul Joyal, Intercon Inc.(invited)
 - Colonel Archil Tsintadze, Military Attache, Embassy of Georgia
 - USG Analyst TBA

11:30-11:45 Break
12:00-1:15 Free for lunch.  A list of neighborhood restaurants with reserved
    tables will be distributed.

1:30-3:30 Panel II
"Azerbaijani Political Groups"  Leila Alieva, Baku.
 - Comments: Elshan Alekberov, LPI Consulting, Inc.
 - Tadeusz Swietochowski, Monmouth College (invited)

"The Power Ministries, Russian, Turkish and Iranian Influence after Heydar
   Aliev." Salhuddin Akbar, Secretary, Mussavat Party, Former First Deputy
   Minister of State Security, 1992-93.
 - Comments: Richard Kauzlarich, Former Ambassador to Azerbaijan.
 - USG Analyst TBA
3:30-3:45 Coffee Break

3:45-5:45 Panel III
"Obstacles to Settling the Nagorno-Karabakh War."
 - Gerard Libaridian, FormerArmenian Nagorno-Karabakh Negotiator,
 - Tofiq Zulfiqarov, Former Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan (invited)
 - Comments: Jeyhun Mollah-Zade, US Azerbaijan Council
 - USG Analyst TBA

"Russian and Iranian Ability to Influence Armenia: What is the Trend?"
 - Gerard Libaridian, Former Presidential Advisor and First Deputy Foreign
   Minister of Armenia
 - Aleksandr Iskendaryan, Institute of the Caucasus, Moscow (invited)
 - Comments: USG Speaker TBA
 - Shireen Hunter, CSIS

5:45-6:00 Closing Remarks: Paul Wolfowitz, Dean, SAIS
6:00-6:45 Reception, Cash Bar, Herter Room
 - Note: There may be minor changes in the times and speakers.

CONFERENCE-- 8th Armenian Medical World Congress, Toronto, July 4-8, 2001

Posted by: Garry Aslanyan <garry.aslanyan(a)utoronto.ca>
Posted: 1 Dec 2000


The Armenian Medical International Committee is very pleased to announce
that the 8th Armenian Medical World Congress will be held in Toronto, Canada
July 4-8, 2001 at the Sheraton Center Hotel's spectacular downtown location.

Armenian Medical World Congresses are held every three years.  The last
three Congresses were held in Paris (1992), Boston (1995), and Lyon (1998).

An outstanding scientific program is being prepared featuring presentations
by the renowned health care professionals as well as Canadian and Armenian
officials.  We are expecting more than 200 scientific presentations from ALL
health care disciplines from around the globe!

Numerous social events are planned, including Sinfonia Toronto concert,
dinner cruise on Lake Ontario, a gala dinner-dance, and a trip to the
majestic Niagara Falls.

Please visit www.amwc2001.com for any additional information. Note that
abstract submission deadline is March 15, 2001.

Learn, network and exchange knowledge while celebrating and experiencing the
cosmopolitan splendor of Toronto.

We look forward to seeing you!

CONF./CFP- ASN 2001 Convention (Deadline Reminder: Dec. 7)

Posted by: Dominique Arel <darel(a)brown.edu>
Posted: 16 Nov 2000


***DEADLINE FOR PAPER/PANEL SUBMISSIONS: 7 DECEMBER 2000***

Call for Papers

ASN 6th Annual World Convention
International Affairs Building,
Columbia University, NY
Sponsored by the Harriman Institute and the Watson Institute
5-7 April 2001

***100 panels on the Balkans, Central Europe, Baltics, Russia, Ukraine,
Caucasus, Central Asia, Turkey, China, Ethnic Violence, Conflict Resolution,
Nationalism Theory***

Deadline for proposals: 7 December 2000

The Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of
Nationalities (ASN) has become the most attended international scholarly
gathering dealing with issues of national identity, nationalism, ethnic
conflict and state-building in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet
Union, Central Asia, and adjacent areas. The Convention continued its
impressive growth in 2000 with a record 600+ attendees and 100 panels. More
than a hundred participants traveled from overseas for the event,
particularly, but not exclusively, from Western and Eastern Europe.
Panelists' disciplines included political science, history, anthropology,
sociology, economics, geography, and sociolinguistics.

***The central theme of the 2001 Convention-"NATION-MAKING, PAST AND
PRESENT: COMMUNITY, ECONOMY, SECURITY"- addresses the interface of identity
politics with economic issues and security/foreign policy concerns, either
in the past or in contemporary developments*** The ASN World Convention's
yearly theme specifically refers to a core number of panels. Since the
Convention is far larger in scope than a thematic conference, we invite, as
in previous years, proposals on a wide range of topics related to identity,
nationalism, conflict and nation-building in Central Europe, the Balkans,
Russia, Ukraine, Baltics, Caucasus, Central Asia, and adjacent areas.

Proposals can focus on particular cases, theoretical questions, or
cross-regional comparison. Papers or panels comparing cases of the
post-Communist world with cases from other regions of the world are
encouraged. Due to continuing instability in the Caucasus and the Balkans,
proposals dealing with these areas are particularly solicited. Unlike most
conventions, ASN accepts individual paper proposals, although full panel
proposals have a greater chance of being accepted, due to space constraints.

Panel and paper themes in the April 2000 Convention have included:

Crimean Tatars in the Russian Empire, Central Asia, and Turkey
Genealogies of Nationhood in Soviet and Post-Soviet Central Asia
Prospects for Democracy in Kazakhstan
Turkey: Nationalism, Secularism, and Identity
Preventing Conflict in the Ferghana Valley
Media and Long Distance Nationalism in Central Asia
Mongols, Muslims, and their Neighbors
The Russian-Chechen War(s)
Military Tactics and Operational Art of Yeltsin's Second Chechen War
Azerbaijan and Co-Ethnics Abroad
Dagestan in Comparative Perspective
Security, Energy, and Foreign Policy South of Russia
Bosnia after Dayton: Disintegration or Reintegration
The Kosovo War
Forced Migrations in the Balkans and the Caucasus

The ASN web site (http://asn.uno.edu) contains a complete list of the
2000 panels.

Videos/Films. The 2000 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 documentaries or feature
films in video format, shown as special screenings followed by a general
discussion. The British documentaries The Valley, on Kosovo, and A Cry from
the Grave, on Serbenica, were some of the highlights of the 2000 Program.
For 2001, proposals partly or entirely revolving around video, film, or
audio-visual material (including slides and power point presentations) are
strongly encouraged.

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. Individual paper proposals must contain a 200-500 word abstract,
full coordinates and a short bio. Panel proposals must include a maximum of
three papers, a chair, a discussant, the title of all papers and of the
panel, full coordinates and short bios for all participants. Roundtables,
which do not necessitate a written paper, are also considered. All proposals
must be sent to the Program Chair, Dominique Arel (address below).

Registration. Registration fees are $40 for ASN Members, $60 for Non-Members
($30 for East European Non-Members) and $25 for Students. Pre-registration
by panel participants and attendees can be done electronically, by fax, or
by regular mail. A registration form can be downloaded from our ASN web page
(http://asn.uno.edu), or be requested from Gordon Bardos (address below).

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

Accommodation. The Convention does not have particular arrangements with
hotels. Our ASN web site (http://asn.uno.edu), however, provides a list of
several hotels, in various price ranges.

Advertisements/Exhibitors. Several dozen publishers and companies had
exhibits and/or advertised in the Convention Program in 2000. For
information, please contact the Convention Director Gordon Bardos (address
below).

Membership Subscription to ASN. A yearly membership to ASN is $50, and $30
for students. Members receive the journal Nationalities Papers (four times a
year), the periodical Analysis of Current Events (ACE, four times a year),
the newsletter ASNews (twice a year) and a registration discount at the ASN
Annual World Convention. ASN Members also have the option of subscribing to
Europe-Asia Studies at the cut-rate of $55 yearly. A membership form can be
downloaded from our ASN web page (http://asn.uno.edu), or be requested from
Gordon Bardos (address below).

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

CALL FOR PAPERS- Central and Inner Asia Seminar, Univ. of Toronto, 4-5 May 2000

Posted by: Gillian Long <gillian.long(a)utoronto.ca>
Posted: 7 Nov 2000


Central and Inner Asia Seminar
University of Toronto

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, and
will be available very shortly.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Seventh Annual Central and Inner Asia Seminar (CIAS) is scheduled to
take place at the University of Toronto on Friday and Saturday, 4-5 May
2001.  The organizers would welcome proposals on any subject which falls
within the general scope of our mandate, with particular reference on this
occasion to the western movement of nomadic peoples.  Notification of
acceptance of a proposal will be sent as soon as possible and not later than
31 January 2001.

Proposals may be for twenty- or forty-minute presentations (please specify
your preference) and should be sent to:
Professor Michael Gervers <gervers(a)chass.utoronto.ca>
and to Professor Wayne Schlepp <schlepp(a)eagle.ca>.
For further details please check our website:
http://www.utoronto.ca/deeds/cias/index.html

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

Religion, Customary Law and Nomadic Technology
Toronto Studies in Central and Inner Asia No.4, Joint Centre for Asia
Pacific Studies, 2001. Edited by Michael Gervers & Wayne Schlepp.
Price: $25.00 CAN

For ordering information contact:
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
Phone and Fax: (416) 978 4882
Email:  gillian.long(a)utoronto.ca

CFP/CONF.- 6th Annual ASN Convention, Columbia Univ., NYC, 5-7 April 2001

Posted by: Dominique Arel <darel(a)brown.edu>
Posted: 6 Nov 2000

Call for Papers

"Nation-Making, Past and Present: Community, Economy, Security"
ASN 6th Annual World Convention
International Affairs Building,
Columbia University, NY
Sponsored by the Harriman Institute
5-7 April 2001

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 continued its
impressive growth in 2000 with a record 600+ attendees and 100 panels. More
than a hundred participants traveled from overseas for the event,
particularly, but not exclusively, from Western and Eastern Europe.
Panelists' disciplines included political science, history, anthropology,
sociology, economics, geography, and sociolinguistics.

The central theme of the 2001 Convention addresses the interface of identity
politics with economic issues and security/foreign policy concerns, either
in the past or in contemporary developments. Proposals can focus on
particular cases, theoretical questions, or cross-regional comparison.
Papers or panels comparing cases of the post-Communist world with cases from
other regions of the world are encouraged. Due to continuing instability in
the Caucasus and the Balkans, proposals dealing with these areas are
particularly solicited. Unlike most conventions, ASN accepts individual
paper proposals, although full panel proposals have a greater chance of
being accepted, due to space constraints.

The ASN World Convention's yearly theme specifically refers to a core number
of panels. Since the Convention is far larger in scope than a thematic
conference, we invite, as in previous years, 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.

Central Asia-related panels in 2000 included:
 - 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 ASN web site (http://asn.uno.edu) contains a complete list of the 2000
panels.

Videos/Films. The 2000 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 documentaries or feature
films in video format, shown as special screenings followed by a general
discussion. The British documentaries The Valley, on Kosovo, and A Cry from
the Grave, on Serbenica, were some of the highlights of the 2000 Program.
For 2001, proposals partly or entirely revolving around video, film, or
audio-visual material (including slides and power point presentations) are
strongly encouraged. As a rule, the convention intends to show video or film
material produced within the past year or two. Throughout the convention,
one or two of the convention meeting rooms will be exclusively devoted to
the screening of video material. All suggestions and proposals should be
sent to the Program Chair, Dominique Arel (address below).
Location. The Convention will be held 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 5th, at 1 PM, and end
on Saturday, April 7th 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 $40 for ASN Members, $60 for Non-Members
($30 for East European Non-Members) and $25 for Students. All panel
participants have to pre-register by March 15th, 2001. Non-panel
participants are also urged to pre-register early. Please note that the
Convention will be unable to refund preregisterees after March, 15th, 2001.
Pre-registration by panel participants and attendees can be done
electronically, by fax, or by regular mail. A registration form can be
downloaded from our ASN web page (http://asn.uno.edu), or be requested from
Gordon Bardos (address below).

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

Accommodation. The Convention does not have particular arrangements with
hotels. Our ASN web site (http://asn.uno.edu), however, provides a list of
several hotels, in various price ranges. Participants and attendees are
strongly encouraged to reserve as early as possible.

Advertisements/Exhibitors. Several dozen publishers and companies had
exhibits and/or advertised in the Convention Program in 2000. 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 $1.50 apiece. That policy has proven a huge success in the past.
Web Site. Our web site (http://asn.uno.edu) provides continuously updated
information on the ASN World Convention.

Membership Subscription to ASN. A yearly membership to ASN is $50, and $30
for students. Members receive the journal Nationalities Papers (four times a
year), the periodical Analysis of Current Events (ACE, four times a year),
the newsletter ASNews (twice a year) and a registration discount at the ASN
Annual World Convention. Since 1999, ASN Members also have the option of
subscribing to Europe-Asia Studies at the cut-rate of $55 yearly. A
membership form can be downloaded from our ASN web page
(http://asn.uno.edu), or be requested from Gordon Bardos (address below).
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, as well as the title and an abstract (200 to 500
   words) for each of the 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 an abstract (200 to 500 words) 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. An international Program Committee will
be entrusted with the selection.

Deadline for proposals: 7 December 2000

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/CONF.- 8th Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference, Bloomington

Posted by: Karin Louise Ford <aces(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 6 Nov 2000


CALL FOR PAPERS
THE EIGHTH ANNUAL
CENTRAL EURASIAN STUDIES CONFERENCE
AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY,
BLOOMINGTON
MARCH 31ST, 2001
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 as the historic regions of Khorasan and
northern Afghanistan), Azerbaijan, Turkey, Hungary, Estonia, Finland,
and other regions which include Finno-Ugric peoples.

This year the conference will be held in conjunction with the Mongolia
Society's 40th annual meeting.  We are happy to be able to work with them
to expand the scope and size of our conference.

Abstracts up to two double spaced pages are due January 8, 2001.
Abstracts are expected to be comprehensive and publishable - a collection
of abstracts of selected papers will be published by the date of the
conference. Please indicate affiliation (if any), street address, E-mail
address and telephone/fax number.

Notifications of acceptance and other materials will be sent to the
authors of accepted papers by January 20. Letters of intention to attend
will be due on January 30.

Please send abstracts to:
The Eighth 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

CFP/CONF.- Mongolia Society and Indiana Univ. Central Eurasian Studies Conf.

Posted by: Susie Drost <monsoc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 3 Nov 2000


THE MONGOLIA SOCIETY
ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE

The Society's Annual Membership Meeting will be held in conjunction with the
Central Eurasian Studies Conference at Indiana University, Bloomington,
Indiana, on Saturday 31 March 2001 from 9 to 10 am, in Ballantine Hall,
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.  The room where the meeting will take
place will be announced at a later date.

The Society's 40th anniversary celebrations will be in memory of our
founding Chairman, Dr. Gombojab Hangin.  Besides from the annual meeting and
panels on March 31st, there will be a photography exhibit on Mongolia by Mr.
Gary Tepfer at Indiana University's School of Fine Arts (SOFA) Gallery,
March 26th-April 1st.  In addition, the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) Gallery
will host Mr. Chaolum Baatar the month of March.  Mr. Baatar is a painter
born in Inner Mongolia.  The meetings opening reception will take place at
the SOFA Gallery from 7-9 p.m. on Friday 30 March 2001. Following the
conference on 31 March 2001, there will be a banquet.  We are also hoping to
present a Mongolian film festival.  The schedule of events at this special
meeting will be announced at a later date.

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE 2001 ANNUAL MEETING OF
THE MONGOLIA SOCIETY

Two panels are being organized for the 40th anniversary meeting of The
Mongolia Society, which will be held in conjunction with the Central
Eurasian Studies Conference, in Bloomington, Indiana on Saturday 31 March,
2001.  We are therefore, placing a call for panel participants.  One panel
will focus on Mongolian culture and the other on contemporary Mongolia. In
order to participate you must submit an abstract for consideration no later
than 11 January 2001. Abstracts up to two double spaced pages, are expected
to be comprehensive and publishable, and must contain the title of the
paper.  A collection of abstracts of selected papers will be published by
the date of the conference.  Please indicate affiliation (if any), street
address, E-mail address and telephone/fax number.  If your abstract is
accepted, you will then have 20 minutes to present your paper, which will
include 5 minutes of discussion.

Please submit your abstract on Mongolian culture to:

Prof. Elizabeth Endicott
Dept of History, Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753
E-mail: endicott(a)middlebury.edu
Please submit your abstract on contemporary Mongolia to:
Dr. Alicia Campi
6002 Ticonderoga Ct.
Burke, VA 22015
E-mail: usmagcampi(a)aol.com

PLEASE NOTE:  There are a limited number of rooms reserved at the Indiana
Memorial Union Hotel at the special discounted conference price of only $70
per night.  Please phone (812)855-2536 today to make your reservations.

CALL FOR PAPERS
THE EIGHTH ANNUAL
CENTRAL EURASIAN STUDIES CONFERENCE
AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOMINGTON
MARCH 31ST, 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), Azerbaijan, Turkey, Hungary, Estonia, Finland, as
well as other regions which include Fino-Urgric peoples.
This Year the conference will be held in conjunction with The Mongolia
Society's 40th annual meeting.  We are happy to be able to work with them to
expand the scope and size of our conference.

Abstracts up to two double spaced pages are due January 8, 2001. Abstracts
are expected to be comprehensive and publishable - a collection of abstracts
of selected papers 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, 2001.
Please send abstracts to:

The Eighth 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

MEETING- Roundtable on Anthropology and Central Asia at AAA Meetings

Posted by: David Abramson <David_Abramson(a)brown.edu>
Posted: 29 Oct 2000

MEETING- Roundtable on Anthropology and Central Asia at AAA Meetings

This year at the American Anthropological Association meetings in San
Francisco, there will be a roundtable discussion of theoretical and
methodological connections between Anthropology and the study of
contemporary Central Asia.  The roundtable will take place at 10:15 am - 12
noon, November 19, at the San Francisco Hilton and Towers. There will be six
short (5-10 minute) roundtable presentations followed by discussion, during
which audience participation is encouraged. The presenters are:
David Abramson (Brown U), co-organizer
Morgan Liu (U of Michigan), co-organizer
James Ferguson (U of California, Irvine)
Dru Gladney (U of Hawaii)
Bruce Grant (Swarthmore C)
Jane Schneider (CUNY)

ABSTRACT

Alternative Modernities and Emergent Orders: Why is Central Asia Good to
Think for Anthropology?

The newly independent republics of Central Asia present anthropology with a
unique socio-historical nexus in which to think about global modernities one
decade after the Soviet Union's dissolution. Located at the convergence of
postsocialist unravelings, Islamicizing forces, Westernizing projects, and
ethnoterritorial tensions, Central Asian societies are struggling to
accommodate shifting flows of people, goods, ideas, and money with their
rapidly growing 50-million population and territory the size of Europe.
Anthropological scholarship on the former Soviet sphere is questioning
liberal democratic teleologies that place Central Asia's postcolonial
"citizenries" on national trajectories toward Western-style civil society,
democracy, and free markets. Other anthropological work interrogates the
presumed codevelopment of economic growth, secularization, and openness in
"post-traditional" societies worldwide. At stake in all these studies is the
challenge to think alternatively about modernities in the world today.
The goal of this roundtable is to provoke a dialogue about multiple visions
of modernities through the lens of Central Asia as a significant nexus. As a
new generation of ethnographic work on this region is beginning to be
produced, reflexive questions about how anthropology participates in the
production of geographical power-knowledge also become crucial. How are
disciplinary "mappings" of Central Asia as "postsocialist," "Muslim," or "in
transition" shaping the kinds of analysis and questions asked about it? How
does this interrogation speak to anthropology's mappings in other regions of
the world, especially at a moment when anthropologists are increasingly
exploring multi-sited connections? The roundtable will be a dialogue among
those working both in and outside of Central Asia, all of whom are
interested in the session's larger issues that speak to anthropology as a
whole.

David Abramson
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Development Studies
Watson Institute for International Studies
2 Stimson Avenue
Brown University Box 1970
Providence, RI 02912
tel: 401-863-9145
fax: 401-863-1270

LECTURE/EXHIBITION/SCREENING- Scythian Archaeology from Kazakstan

Posted by: Karen Rubinson <karensr(a)pipeline.com>
Posted: 27 Oct 2000

LECTURE/EXHIBITION/SCREENING- Scythian Archaeology from Kazakstan

You are invited to attend a special lecture in conjunction with the
exhibition: Golden Deer of Eurasia, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New
York.

Sunday, November 5, 2000 at 3 p.m.
Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, MMA
Dr. Henri-Paul Francfort

Director of the French Archaeological Mission in Central Asia
will speak on "The Gold of the Griffins: Altai Scythians in the Light of a Recent
Excavation of a Frozen Tomb in Kazakhstan." The lecture will be followed by the
premiere showing of a documentary film about the excavation:"The Warrior Prince",
directed by Marc Jampolski, co-produced by the Discovery Channel and Gedeon
Programmes (Paris). Admission to the lecture and screening are free with museum
admission.

Karen S. Rubinson
karensr(a)pipeline.com
or
krubinson(a)barnard.edu

LECTURE- 2000 Nava'i Lecturer: Marianne Kamp, Nov. 27, 2000, Washington, DC

Posted by: David Nalle <DavidN5512(a)aol.com>
Posted: 26 Oct 2000

LECTURE- 2000 Nava'i Lecturer: Marianne Kamp, Nov. 27, 2000, Washington, DC

Dr. Marianne R. Kamp, Assistant Professor in the Department of History,
University of Wyoming, will present the Eleventh Annual Nava'i Lecture in
Central Asian Studies at Georgetown University.  Dr. Kamp's presentation is
entitled "Memory vs. the Archive: Women's Oral Histories in Uzbekistan" and
is based on her archival research in Tashkent and on interviews with
survivors of the hujum, the unveiling of women mandated by Soviet authorities
in Central Asia in the 1920s.Dr. Kamp received her Ph.D. from the
University of Chicago in June 1998.

Since its inauguration in 1990, the following young scholars have given the
Nava'i Lecture: Mark Saroyan, Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh, Jo-Ann Gross, Justin Jon
Rudelson, Fredrik Hiebert, John Schoeberlein, Peter J. Sinnott, Cynthia
Werner, Pauline Jones Luong, and David  M. Abramson.  The series is jointly
sponsored by Georgetown University's Center for Eurasian, Russian and East
European Studies and the Alfred Friendly Foundation.

This year's lecture by Dr. Kamp is scheduled for Monday, November 27 at 5:30
pm in the Riggs Library (Healy Hall) at Georgetown University in Washington,
DC.  Space is limited and reservations are requested: 202-687-5576 or
guceres(a)georgetown.edu

SEMINAR SERIES- Euro-Asian Seminars, Univ. of Reading

Posted by: Yelena Kaluyzhnova <y.kaluyzhnova(a)reading.ac.uk>
Posted: 24 Oct 2000

SEMINAR SERIES- Euro-Asian Seminars, Univ. of Reading

WEEKLY SEMINARS
Every Wednesday in Room 128, FOLSS
5.00 p.m. -6.00 p.m.
1. October 18, 2000 - Dr. Yelena Kalyuzhnova, Director, The Centre for Euro-
   Asian Studies:  France and Kazakhstan: economic partnership?  Overview based
   on an article for Le Courrier des Pays de l'Est
2. October 25 2000 - Ms. Indira Kaliakarova, BG International,Benefits of
   Further Training and Qualification
3. November 1, 2000 - Mr. Simon Nutting, Manager, Marketing and
   Transportation, Euro-Asian Business Unit, Chevron, U.K. Unlocking Kazakhstan
   Petroleum Oil reserves to the World Market
4. November 8, 2000 - Dr. Phillipp J.H. Schröder, Department of Economics,
   University of Southern Denmark: A distressing effect of an EMU Eastward
   Enlargement:  fiscal policy interaction with structural adjustment.
5. November 15, 2000 - Dr. Alena Zemplinerova, The Centre for Economic
   Research and Graduate Education, Charles University, Czech Republic:  FDI in
   Transition
6. November 22, 2000 - Dr. Jose Palacin, Senior Economist, Daiwa Research
   Institute:  The return of emerging markets
7. November 29, 2000 - Dr. Rafis Abazov, School of Politics, La Trobe
   University, Australia:   Political Economy of Transition in Modern Kyrgyzstan
8. December 6, 2000 - Dr. Maria Vagliasindi, Economist, Chief Economist's
   Office, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development:  Competition
   across transition economies.

For additional information, contact:
Mrs Sylvia Smelt
Administrator
The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies
E-mail: s.smelt(a)reading.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (118) 9316205
Fax: +44 (118) 9316274

Yelena Kalyuzhnova
The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies
The University of Reading
Whiteknights
PO Box 218
Reading, RG6 6AA
UK
http://www.rdg.ac.uk/IEAS
tel.: +44 (118) 931-66-37
fax:  +44 (118) 9316274

LECTURE- Amb. John Wolf, Caspian Basin Energy, Columbia Univ., Oct. 24

Posted by: Peter James Sinnott <pjs7(a)columbia.edu>
Posted: 23 Oct 2000

LECTURE- Amb. John Wolf, Caspian Basin Energy, Columbia Univ., Oct. 24
The Caspian Project, Columbia University School of International Affairs
Will Host a Talk by Ambassador John S. Wolf, Special Advisor to the
President and Secretary of State for Caspian Basin Energy Diplomacy

Tuesday October 24th, 2-4pm Room 1501 International Affairs Building
420 West 118th St.- just off Amsterdam Avenue

CFP- State-building in the Southern Caucasus, Local Government Brief

Posted by: Petra Kovacs <kovacsp(a)osi.hu>
Posted: 19 Oct 2000

Call for short articles for the next issue of "Local Government Brief" (LGB)
http://www.osi.hu/lgi

State-building in the Southern Caucasus

About Local Government Brief

The Local Government Brief (LGB) is a quarterly publication of the Local
Government and Public Services Reform Initiative, (LGI) a network program of
the Open Society Institute. LGI disseminates information on local government
reform and modern skills, and methods of management of local authorities.
LGB is published in English and in Russian. LGB is disseminated among
institutes of public administration, public policy centers, faculties of
public administration and central and local governments of the region.
The LGB has a section called "Feature" which discusses emerging regional
policy issues and  "hot issues" relevant to local government and public
service reform in the region.

This section in the next issue will be devoted to the evaluation of
democratic state-building processes in Southern Caucasus.

MAIN ARTICLE

5000-6000 words to be written by David Hayhurst
Why is there such a lack of media attention being paid to the region?;
Overview of history of political transition (i.e., Soviet-era strong
statehood >collapse>weak statehood>attempts at decentralization). The major
players in the various state-building processes. The (in)adequacy of
standard democratization measurements when considering development in the
southern Caucasus.  After all its aid efforts, what does the West expect in
return? What are the most prominent successes and failures of the last
decade of development efforts. What type of new approaches might be needed
in the West's relations with southern Caucasian states?
(Due to the dearth of scholarly and journalistic material on the region, any
information you might have on the above issues would be greatly appreciated.)

INSERTS

We seek authors for the so-called "inserts" which are intended to provide
background information on the complexity of the selected problem for local
and national decision makers, advisors, trainers, etc. in CEE and CIS.
Inserts are colorful illustrations (statistical data, charts, tables, case
studies, short interviews or opinions) of the main article which should be a
professional analysis of the selected issue. Selected inserts will appear in
LGB with full acknowledgement of the authors.

Submissions should address one or more of the following topics:
 - ethnic conflicts: what is being done to abate or prevent them? Are
   outside powers acting to aggravate the tensions? If they are, what do they
   hope to gain?
 - anti-corruption initiatives. How does the area measure up in terms of
   political corruption? How do they rank on respected international indices
   (i.e. Transparency International, the Economist) in matters relating to
   corruption?
 - decentralization:  what efforts are being made against the larger
   backdrop of state-building?  What discretionary powers do local governments
   have? How does local administration provide public services? Are local
   elections are free and fair?
 - political orientation: which governments are now firmly in the Western
   camp, and which are still looking to Moscow, and/or sitting on the fence? Is
   all the Western aid money being pumped into the region buying any long-term
   fealty? What about the influence of other powers, such as Turkey, Iran, and
   Iraq?
 - attitude of non-government forces in the region to Western overtures,
   especially towards aid agencies. (i.e., attitude of Georgian business people
   towards World Bank policies)

FORMAT: Box story, max. 800 words, including tables, charts, sector
analysis, case studies, etc. (For reference, please see our website:
www.osi.hu/lgi).

LGB is reviewed by our editorial committee. The committee withholds the
right to select and edit all submitted articles.
The author is responsible for assuring that he/she holds the copyright for
any submitted works - any works previously published in other journals are
accepted upon these conditions.

Authors of accepted inserts will receive small honoraria, as well as five
copies of the issue in which their article is published.

Deadline: November 10, 2000.

Please, send your submissions in electronic format to kovacsp(a)osi.hu, AND to
davidhayhurst(a)interware.hu AND to Irakli Rekhviashvili rekhvias(a)osi.hu

CFP- Nations and Relations: International Security Studies, Yale, Apr. 2001

Posted by: Ted Bromund <theodore.bromund(a)yale.edu>
Posted: 19 Oct 2000

CALL FOR PAPERS

NATIONS AND RELATIONS: NATIONALISM, NATIONAL IDENTITIES, AND
INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS
INTERNATIONAL SECURITY STUDIES AT YALE UNIVERSITY
APRIL 6-7, 2001

[Note deadline for submission of abstracts: Oct. 23]

On 6-7 April 2001, International Security Studies at Yale University will
host a conference that will examine national ideas and identities and their
relationships with international environments.

Conference themes may include: national identities and international
conflict; nation-states and the world economy; interactions between national
and imperial identities; colonial nationalisms; migration, identity, and
diaspora nationalisms; plural identities and their international
implications; irredentism and stateless nations; competing conceptions of
nationhood and sovereignty; international discourses of legitimacy and the
construction of nations.

Papers should focus on historical issues rather than dealing solely with
current affairs or policies. Papers on Europe are welcome; those focusing on
regions outside Europe and North America are also encouraged. Comparative
approaches to this topic are especially welcome.

All prospective panelists should submit by October 23, 2000 a 500 word
abstract summarizing their thesis and supporting evidence, a curriculum
vita, and the e-mail address of the author or, for panel proposals, a
designated contact person. Submissions may be made electronically in IBM/MSW
format. Panel proposals consisting of a commentator and three participants,
who must come from at least two institutions, are welcome. Notifications
regarding acceptance will be made by November 16.

Presenters should provide a copy of their paper by March 2, 2001. Papers
should not exceed ten pages in length (excluding footnotes). ISS will
reimburse reasonable expenses for presenters who travel by train from within
the north-east corridor, and pay for up to two nights of shared hotel
accommodation in New Haven.

Paper abstracts, panel proposals, or questions may be directed to:

Dr. Ted R. Bromund
International Security Studies
Yale University
P.O. Box 208353
New Haven, CT 06520-8353
Phone: (203) 432-6248
Fax: (203) 432-6250
E-mail: theodore.bromund(a)yale.edu

CONF.- Environmental Studies of Shamanism, Tuva, Khakassia, etc.

Posted by: Galina Lindquist <aatmare(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 12 Oct 2000


Dear friends,

Below is the information concerning an international, interdisciplinary,
translocal symposium entitled 'Environmental Studies of Shamanism and Other
Traditional Magico-Medical Knowledge' organized by the colleagues from the
institute of Ethnology and Anthropology in Moscow, with the Foundation for
Shamanic Studies, Mill Valley, as co-organizers.

The symposium will bring together Russian and foreign students of
traditional magico-medical practices with the shamanic practitioners from
Russia and from some traditional native groups. These practitioners will
give talks and demonstrations of their practices within the framework of the
sessions, but they will also receive the symposium participants on their
home grounds, in their 'shamanic centers' in the capitals of the 'autonomous
republics'. The route of the symposium is Moscow-Abakan (Khakassia)-Kyzyl
(Tuva)-Novosibirsk. An outstanding feature of this conference is the
participation of Russian physicists, computer engineers, and other 'hard
science' people, who, with the full consent of the shamanic practitioners,
will try to examine them during their seances with the help of various
ingenious newly invented devices. This cooperation between ethnologists,
physicists and native practitioners is a fascinating feature of contemporary
Russian research in the subject, of which very little is known in the West.

The time of the symposium: July 2001.
Conference fee: 200 dollars (approximately)
Deadline for expressing your interest is December 1, 2000.
(I don't think that giving a paper is necessary for foreign guests in order
to participate).

You can get further information at: d_funk(a)sever.iea.ras.su

WORKSHOP- SSRC Dissertation Workshop on Central Asian and Caucasian Societies

Posted by: Elissa Klein <klein(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 26 Sep 2000


SSRC Dissertation Workshop

Reconfiguring Regions, Localities and Histories: Transformations of Central
Asian and Caucasian Societies

The Eurasia Program of the Social Science Research Council invites
applications for a dissertation workshop to be held in late March 2000.
Graduate students in any social science discipline who are currently writing
dissertations focusing on Central Asia and the Caucasus are eligible to
apply. Applications from other fields are welcome as long as they are
grounded in social science theory and methodology. Comparative or
cross-regional projects that include, but are not limited to, Central Asia
and the Caucasus are also encouraged (particularly ones which examine these
areas in relation to the former Soviet Union or the Middle East). The
overall objectives of the workshop are to explore the state of Central Asian
and Caucasian studies, encourage new approaches through multidisciplinary
and comparative perspectives, and reflect on how new research on these areas
is contributing to shifts in prevalent understandings of the "field" (in
terms of discipline and/or area studies).

The workshop will be held in the United States (location to be announced)
and will involve 14 doctoral students and 5 faculty participants who will
convene for three days of intensive and critical discussion of both the
students' dissertation projects, as well as larger theoretical and
methodological issues.

The workshop is open with respect to thematic concerns or methodological
approaches, however projects addressing any of the following issues will be
received with particular interest:
* Reflections on pre-Soviet, Soviet and post Soviet alignments of power and
  culture, including the changing relations between Russia and the states of
  Central Asia and the Caucasus and the new regional and global links being
  forged with the Middle East, Europe and the United States.
* Relationships between local specificities and national and transnational
  processes.
* Dynamics of national and national-religious movements.
* Exploration of identities, histories and narratives that reflect, contest
  and transform political and social boundaries.
* New approaches, methodologies and sources of data, with a particular
  focus on the significance and challenges of multidisciplinary research.

To apply for the workshop, please submit the following:
* Copy of dissertation proposal as well as a letter (or similar proof)
  stating that the proposal has been approved by the students' department
* Five page double spaced summary of the dissertation project highlighting
  its relationship to the objectives of the workshop
* One letter of academic recommendation

If selected, participants will be required to submit two chapters of their
dissertation: the introduction and one additional chapter of their choice.
These will be due by February 10th, 2000 to be circulated to all
participants prior to the workshop. The SSRC will cover all transportation,
accommodation and related expenses for workshop participants.

To be eligible, applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents,
currently enrolled in an accredited Ph.D. program, and at the writing stage
of their dissertation projects. The deadline for the receipt of applications
is December 15th, 2000. Decisions regarding final participants will be
announced by January 20th, 2001.

Please address all inquiries and correspondence, including applications to:

Eurasia Program
Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10019
(212) 377-2700
Fax: (212) 377-2727
eurasia(a)ssrc.org
http://www.ssrc.org

CONFERENCE/CALL FOR PAPERS- Still Red? Socialisms in Practice: Research Workshop, UNC-CH

Posted by: Judith Farquhar <farquhar(a)email.unc.edu>
Posted: 25 Sep 2000

SECOND CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

STILL RED? Socialisms in Practice
A research workshop sponsored by the UNC-CH University Program in Cultural
Studies

December 1-2, 2000

Join faculty and graduate students whose work addresses historical and
cultural problems specific to socialist politics in a discussion-friendly
workshop environment; present an aspect of your own work for comment by
scholars Ruth Behar, Walter Mignolo, Mariella Pandolfi, and other invited
discussants; meet others working in diverse "Second World" areas who have
wrestled with the same (or vastly different) practical and interpretive
problems!

Rationale for the Workshop

For much of the 20th century socialist institutions have shaped everyday
life in many nations. The scope and the depth of socialism's influence on
local cultural forms, indeed the many historical variations of socialist
strategies themselves, have not yet been richly studied outside a Cold War
framework. Especially in the United States, this framework presumed that
the (Marxist) state could only be oppressive, and the Soviet, Chinese,
Cuban, and other populations administered within socialism could only be
composed of resistant individuals yearning to evade the demands of the
collective. This research workshop seeks to escape such simplistic images,
pluralizing socialisms as it attends to the many historical transformations
of state socialism -- reforms, perestroikas, special situations -- that
have emerged during the 1990s. We especially seek to examine the many ways
in which socialist and post-socialist forms of governmentality have
structured and re-structured everyday life for diverse populations. Within
this problematic, topics of interest could include the specific impacts of
global neo-liberal regimes, the activities of state agencies and NGOs in
cultural production, the changing nature and domains of the political,
forms of private memory and public memorialization, development practices
and new science and technology initiatives, propaganda and ideological
information (both socialist and capitalist),transformations of gender,
class, and ethnicity within changing state forms, and much more.

Proposals and guidelines:

We invite interested researchers at all academic levels to submit by
September 25, 2000 a brief proposal touching on the following points: 1)
Your name, address, discipline and institution, and the title of your
research project; 2) a brief statement of the nature of your current
research project; 3) an indication of a specific problem area --preferably
one that would invite comparisons with (post)socialist governmentality in
areas beyond your own -- on which you could design a 10-15 minute
presentation. The use of anecdotes, stories, or very specific groups of
facts that might serve as a prism through which broader problems in our
fields might be opened up, is encouraged. Attached for your convenience is
a form for proposing a brief presentation.

12-14 proposals will be selected and participants will be welcome to take
part in the planning of the workshop thereafter. Additionally, publication
possibilities for work stemming from the workshop are currently being
explored with a refereed journal.

For further information, and to submit proposals, please contact Judith
Farquhar, Department of Anthropology and University Program in Cultural
Studies, CB#3115, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599. Daytime phone: 919
962-8090; email farquhar(a)email.unc.edu.

Forwarded by: Serguei Alex Oushakine

CALL FOR PAPERS- Corruption: A Threat to World Order, Int'l Police Executive Symposium

Posted by: Dilip K. Das <dilip.das(a)plattsburgh.edu>
Posted: 25 Sep 2000


IPES
INTERNATIONAL POLICE EXECUTIVE SYMPOSIUM
Annual Meeting
(May 27-30, 2001)

Corruption: A Threat to World Order

Papers are invited on the topic by February 10 from police and justice
practitioners and scholars for the eighth IPES Annual meeting in Szczytno,
Poland.

For room and board please contact local organizer and host:

Insp. Prof. Dr. Hab. Wieslaw Plywaczewski, Rector
Police Academy, ul. Swierczewskiego 111
12-100 Szczytno, Poland
Tel: 48-89-6215900 Fax 48 89 6242610
Email: wspol(a)kgp.waw.pl or wydwspol(a)sprint.com.pl


or participation please contact:

Professor Dilip K. Das Ph.D., President
International Police Executive Symposium and,
Editor-in-Chief, Police Practice and Research: An International Journal
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
State University of New York
Plattsburgh, New York 12901 USA
Tel: 518 564 3045/518 475 1189
Fax: 518 564 3333/518 475 0078
Email: dilip.das(a)plattsburgh.edu, dilipkd(a)aol.com


TERNATIONAL POLICE EXECUTIVE SYMPOSIUM (IPES)

Instructions to Participants

REGISTRATION - All participants are required to register for the meeting
paying a sum of $200.00 (Membership $55 and Contribution $145 for
convertible currency countries) or $160.00 (Membership $35 and Contribution
$125 for non-convertible currency countries.) The fees including
applications of those who are in need of financial assistance for the
registration fees should be sent to Professor Alexander Aldrich, 173 Burke
Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA, Tel: 518-587-5026, Fax:
518-587-1889, Email: aaldrich72(a)aol.com.

LOCAL ORGANIZER AND HOST - All participants should contact Insp. Prof. Dr.
Hab. Wieslaw Plywaczewski, Rector, Police Academy, ul. Swierczewskiego 111,
12-100 Szczytno, Poland, Tel: 48-89-6215900, Fax: 48-89-6232610, Email:
wspol(a)kgp.waw.pl or wydwspol(a)sprint.com.pl with information about the
airline and flight number, dates and hours of arrival and departure so that
arrangements can be made for reception, transportation and accommodations.

Participants are to arrive in Szczytno a day before the meeting, i.e. May
26, without fail and leave in the evening of May 30. Hospitality consisting
of free accommodations, meals, and entertainment will be provided free of
charge to the participants who complete the requirements mentioned below.

PAPER - Each participant is required to prepare a paper in English
(approximately 25 pages) discussing the issues mentioned below from his or
her country's perspective:

a. Definition (legal), Nature and Extent of Corruption
b. Legal, Ethical and Organizational Challenges of Corruption
c. Methods the police and Society are using to fight corruption

The paper will be included, with necessary revisions in the book to be
published after the symposium. The papers should include the relevant
emphasis from the perspective of the participant's country. Each paper
should contain a REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE on the topic. Participants should
send their papers, in diskette (WORD) and hard copy, by February 10, 2001
to Dr. Michael Palmiotto, Wichita State University, School of Community
Affairs, 1845 Fairmount Street, Wichita, KS 67260-0135, USA, Tel 316 978
6524, Fax 316 978 3626, email palmiott(a)twsuvm.uc.twsu.edu. The papers will
be reviewed by a committee. The participants will be notified about the
acceptance of their papers by March 10, 2001. (Please ignore the deadline
indicated earlier).

BROCHURE - A brochure with an autobiographical sketch of the participant, a
photograph, and a brief description of the country and the police system of
the participant's country will be published on the occasion of the
symposium. Please send by March 30, 2001 a two-page account with the
above-mentioned information and a passport size photograph for inclusion in
the brochure to: Dr. Obi Ebbe, Chair, Sociology, Anthropology, and
Geography, 308 Brock Hall, The Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 615
McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598, U.S.A., Tel 423 755 4437, Fax
423 755 2251, (Email Obi-Ebbe(a)utc.edu). No participation is possible
without meeting this requirement.

PROGRAM - Local sightseeing will be arranged by the host in the afternoon
of May 27th after which the participants will gather for a cocktail and
dinner in the evening. There will be presentations of papers on the same
morning (May 27), and on the second and the third days. Each participant
will be allowed approximately 30 minutes for the presentation. On the
fourth day, there will be a more thorough discussion of the major issues
that will emerge from the presentations by various countries. Each
participant is expected to take part in each activity in the 8th Annual
Meeting. Meeting.

MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS - The Language of the symposium will be English and
participants must be fluent in the language. There will be no translation
arrangement. Each participant may bring printed materials about his or her
country for display in the symposium venue. Police executives may kindly
bring uniforms for a group photograph.

Forwarded by: Serguei A. Oushakine

CALL FOR PAPERS- Association for Advancement of Central Asian Research, Panel at AAASS 2001

Posted by: Reuel Hanks <hreuel(a)okstate.edu>
Posted: 24 Sep 2000


CALL FOR PAPERS

AACAR, the Association for the Advancement of Central Asian Research, will
sponsor a panel at the 33rd National Convention of the American Association
for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS), November 15-18, 2001, in
Arlington, Virginia. Papers should cover some aspect of the humanities or
social sciences of post-Soviet Central Asia (including Azerbaijan and the
Muslim regions of Russia) or connections between that region and
surrounding regions. Presenters must be members of the AAASS, and may
obtain information on joining at www.fas.harvard.edu/~aaass/main.htm, or by
calling (617)-495-0677. Papers from the panel may be published collectively
or individually in special editions of the Journal of Central Asian
Studies. Advanced graduate students and junior faculty are especially
encouraged to submit abstracts.

Please send a brief curriculum vitae and an abstract of no more than 150
words by November 1, 2000, to:

Dr. Reuel Hanks
211 Scott Hall
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
e-mail: hreuel(a)okstate.edu

CONFERENCE/CALL FOR PAPERS- 200th Year of Anglo-Iranian Political Relations, Tehran, June 2001

Posted by: IPIS <ipis.1(a)mail.dci.co.ir>
Posted: 19 Sep 2000


Call For Paper

Center for Documents & Diplomatic History
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Center for Documents and Diplomatic History of the Iranian Foreign Ministry
and the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain intend to convene an
international seminar on "The 200th Year of Anglo-Iranian Political
Relations" on 10-11 June 2001. The following subjects are to be examined:

 - Iran and Strategies of British Empire, 1800 to the Cold War
 - Trade, Communications and Economic Developments in Iran in the last 200
   years
 - Mutual Perceptions; Iran and Britain in Each Other's Media
 - The Military and the Rise of Reza Shah
 - Iran and Britain: The Lost Opportunities for Regional Cooperation

The experts, scholars and interested individuals are invited to submit a one
page abstract of their unpublished papers (typescript) to the Seminar
Secretariat no later than 20 Nov. 2000 at the following address:

Center for Documents and Diplomatic History
P.O. Box 19395-1793
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Fax: +9821 2802649
E-mail: IPIS(a)mfa.gov.ir

CONFERENCE/CALL FOR PAPERS- Russian Politico-Social Events in Last Century, Tehran, Feb. 2001

Posted by: IPIS <ipis.1(a)mail.dci.co.ir>
Posted: 19 Sep 2000


NFERENCE/CALL FOR PAPERS- Russian Politico-Social Events in Last Century, Tehran, Feb. 2001

Call For Paper
Center for Documents & Diplomatic History
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Center for Documents and Diplomatic History of the Iranian Foreign Ministry
intends to convene an international seminar on "The Russian Politico-Social
Developments during the last Century" on 27-28 Feb. 2001. The following
subjects are to be examined:

- The Impact of Mass Media on the Russian Politico-Social Developments
  (Telegraph, Newspaper, Telephone, Radio, TV, Cinema, Internet...)
- The Efficiency of the Political-Administrative Structure: Tsarist Era,
  Communist Era
- Nationalism and the Developments in International Relations: A Case Study
  of Russia
- Russian Nationalism and the Question of the Peoples during the Imperial
  and Socialist Eras
- The Shift in the Social Interpretation of Basic Concepts of Welfare,
  Justice, Independence, Security...
- Split and Collapse in the Eastern Block (the Chinese Revolution, Balkan
  Crisis, Poland's Developments...)
- The Russian Regional Foreign Policy: the Tsarist Kremlin and the Red
  Kremlin
- Iran's Place in the Russian Foreign Policy during the last Century

The experts, scholars and interested individuals are invited to submit a one
page abstract of their unpublished papers (typescript) to the Seminar
Secretariat no later than 5 Dec. 2000 at the following address:

Center for Documents and Diplomatic History
P.O. Box 19395-1793
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Fax: +9821 2802649
E-mail: IPIS(a)mfa.gov.ir

CONFERENCE/CALL FOR PAPERS- The Iranian World and Turan, Tehran, Feb. 2001

Posted by: IPIS <ipis.1(a)mail.dci.co.ir>
Posted: 19 Sep 2000


NFERENCE/CALL FOR PAPERS- The Iranian World and Turan, Tehran, Feb. 2001

Call For Paper
Center for Documents & Diplomatic History
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Center for Documents and Diplomatic History of the Iranian Foreign Ministry
intends to convene an international seminar on "The Iranian World and Turan"
on 13-14 Feb. 2001. The following subjects are to be examined:

- The Genealogy of the Iranians and Turanians
- The Geographical Area
- Iran and Turan in the Domain of Mythology
- The Mutual Cultural Impacts
- Turan and Turk: Distinction and Closeness
- The Political-Social Developments in the Realm of the Iranian World and
Turan


e experts, scholars and interested individuals are invited to submit a one
page abstract of their unpublished papers (typescript) to the Seminar
Secretariat no later than 20 Nov. 2000 at the following address:

Center for Documents and Diplomatic History
P.O. Box 19395-1793
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Fax: +9821 2802649
E-mail: IPIS(a)mfa.gov.ir

CONFERENCE/CALL FOR PAPERS- Assoc. for the Study of Nationalities, 2001 Convention, 5-7 April

Posted by: Dominique Arel <darel(a)brown.edu>
Posted: 19 Sep 2000

CONFERENCE/CALL FOR PAPERS- Assoc. for the Study of Nationalities, 2001 Convention, 5-7 April

Call for Papers

"Nation-Making, Past and Present: Community, Economy, Security"

ASN 6th Annual World Convention
International Affairs Building,
Columbia University, NY
Sponsored by the Harriman Institute
5-7 April 2001

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 continued its
impressive growth in 2000 with a record 600+ attendees and 100 panels. More
than a hundred participants travelled from overseas for the event,
particularly, but not exclusively, from Western and Eastern Europe.
Panelists' disciplines included political science, history, anthropology,
sociology, economics, geography, and sociolinguistics.

The central theme of the 2001 Convention addresses the interface of identity
politics with economic issues and security/foreign policy concerns, either
in the past or in contemporary developments. Proposals can focus on
particular cases, theoretical questions, or cross-regional comparison.
Papers or panels comparing cases of the post-Communist world with cases from
other regions of the world are encouraged. Due to continuing instability in
the Caucasus and the Balkans, proposals dealing with these areas are
particularly solicited. Unlike most conventions, ASN accepts individual
paper proposals, although full panel proposals have a greater chance of
being accepted, due to space constraints.

The ASN World Convention's yearly theme specifically refers to a core number
of panels. Since the Convention is far larger in scope than a thematic
conference, we invite, as in previous years, 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.

Central Asia-related themes in 2000 included:

Crimean Tatars in the Russian Empire, Central Asia, and Turkey
Genealogies of Nationhood in Soviet and Post-Soviet Central Asia
Prospects for Democracy in Kazakhstan
Turkey: Nationalism, Securalism, and Identity
Preventing Conflict in the Ferghana Valley
Media and Long Distance Nationalism in Central Asia
Mongols, Muslims, and their Neighbors
The Russian-Chechen War(s)
Education and Self-Identification in Central Asia and the Caucasus
Azerbaijan and Co-Ethnics Abroad
Dagestan in Comparative Perspective
Security, Energy, and Foreign Policy South of Russia

The ASN web site (http://asn.uno.edu) contains a complete list of the 2000
panels.

Videos/Films. The 2000 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 documentaries or feature
films in video format, shown as special screenings followed by a general
discussion. The British documentaries The Valley, on Kosovo, and A Cry from
the Grave, on Serbenica, were some of the highlights of the 2000 Program.
For 2001, proposals partly or entirely revolving around video, film, or
audio-visual material (including slides and power point presentations) are
strongly encouraged. As a rule, the convention intends to show video or film
material produced within the past year or two. Throughout the convention,
one or two of the convention meeting rooms will be exclusively devoted to
the screening of video material. All suggestions and proposals should be
sent to the Program Chair, Dominique Arel (address below).

Location. The Convention will be held 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 5th, at 1 PM, and end
on Saturday, April 7th 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 $40 for ASN Members, $60 for Non-Members
($30 for East European Non-Members) and $25 for Students. All panel
participants have to pre-register by March 15th, 2001. Non-panel
participants are also urged to pre-register early. Please note that the
Convention will be unable to refund preregisterees after March, 15th, 2001.
Pre-registration by panel participants and attendees can be done
electronically, by fax, or by regular mail. A registration form can be
downloaded from our ASN web page (http://asn.uno.edu), or be requested from
Gordon Bardos (address below).

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

Accommodation. The Convention does not have particular arrangements with
hotels. Our ASN web site (http://asn.uno.edu), however, provides a list of
several hotels, in various price ranges. Participants and attendees are
strongly encouraged to reserve as early as possible.

Advertisements/Exhibitors. Several dozen publishers and companies had
exhibits and/or advertised in the Convention Program in 2000. 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 $1.50 apiece. That policy has proven a huge success in the past.

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

Membership Subscription to ASN. A yearly membership to ASN is $50, and $30
for students. Members receive the journal Nationalities Papers (four times a
year), the periodical Analysis of Current Events (ACE, four times a year),
the newsletter ASNews (twice a year) and a registration discount at the ASN
Annual World Convention. Since 1999, ASN Members also have the option of
subscribing to Europe-Asia Studies at the cut-rate of $55 yearly. A
membership form can be downloaded from our ASN web page
(http://asn.uno.edu), or be requested from Gordon Bardos (address below).

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, as well as the title and an abstract (200 to 500
words) for each of the 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 an abstract (200 to 500 words) 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. An international Program Committee will be
entrusted with the selection.

Deadline for proposals: 7 December 2000

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

WORKSHOP SERIES- Women in Post-Communist Transitions, Kennan Institute

Posted by: Jennifer Giglio <giglioje(a)WWIC.SI.EDU>
Posted: 8 Sep 2000

WORKSHOP SERIES- Women in Post-Communist Transitions, Kennan Institute

Kennan Institute Research Workshop Series:
The Role of Women in Post-Communist Transitions

The Kennan Institute is pleased to announce a new series of research
workshops on "The Role of Women in Post-Communist Transitions." After
almost a decade of transition from Communism in the countries of the NIS,
it has become apparent that policies aimed at democratization, economic
liberalization, and social pluralism have differentially effected various
segments of post-Soviet society. Across the region, women in particular
have keenly felt the effects of the transition. Unemployment among women
has increased as social services have declined, and participation in the
political process has dropped off significantly. At the same time, women
have been instrumental in the broadening of democracy and the market
through civil society activism and small business development. This
experience underscores the need for transition policies to take into
account issues of gender to ensure a broad societal base for democratic reform.

The Kennan Institute's Workshop Series is designed to serve as a forum at
which scholars from various disciplines and countries can discuss the
implications of gender on the transition, share research findings, and
suggest policy recommendations for future transition efforts. Participants
in the series will be expected to present their own research at the first
workshop, to be held in the Winter of 2000-2001. Further research on
common themes is expected to form the basis for an edited volume arising
from the series.

Selection for the workshop series will be based on an open competition.
Junior scholars are especially encouraged to apply. Participation in the
workshop series is open to scholars at any level with substantive research
interests in issues of gender and transition in the Newly Independent
States (NIS). Any area of social science or humanities research that
focuses on issues of gender during the post-Communist transition is
welcome. In particular, research focusing on poverty and social welfare;
women's political participation; the "women's face" of post-communist civil
society; gender-related violence and discrimination; the role of women in
economic development; health and reproductive rights; and the development
of gender programs and women's movements in the NIS are encouraged. Per
diem costs and travel support for the workshops will be provided by the
Kennan Institute.

Those interested should submit an abstract (less than 1000 words) of their
current research, a current CV, and two letters of recommendation to: Women
in Transition Workshop, The Kennan Institute/Woodrow Wilson Center, One
Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC
20004-3027. Abstracts and resumes may be sent by email to
kiars(a)wwic.si.edu; recommendation letters must be sent by mail. All
application materials must be in English and must be received by October 1,
2000.

The Role of Women in Post-Communist Transitions Workshop Series is
supported by the Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and
the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII) and the
George F. Kennan Fund.

For further information please contact Nancy Popson at (202) 691-4100 or
by email at popsonna(a)wwic.si.edu.

CONFERENCE/CALL FOR PAPERS- Soyuz Symposium on Post-Socialism, Berkeley, Feb. 16-17, 2001

Posted by: Rachael Stryker <stryker(a)sscl.berkeley.edu>
Posted: 4 Sep 2000

CONFERENCE/CALL FOR PAPERS- Soyuz Symposium on Post-Socialism, Berkeley, 16-17 Feb. 2001

ATTENTION POST-SOCIALIST SCHOLARS
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

ANNUAL SOYUZ SYMPOSIUM OF POST-SOCIALIST STUDIES

From the "Internationale" to the Transnational:
Repositioning Post-Socialist Cultures

California Alumni House
University of California, Berkeley
February 16 & 17, 2001

In an era when the boundaries of the former Soviet bloc are expanding
beyond the clearly-marked "Internationale" to include increasingly
deterritorialized globalizations, scholars' analyses of post-communist
cultures are also expanding to include questions about the realities and
mythologies associated with integrating former socialist communities into
"world culture." This year's Soyuz symposium in post-socialist cultural
studies explores new ways to talk about Post-Soviet culture and society in
relation to globalization. We will discuss how local cosmologies can be
linked with larger interpretive frameworks to form and answer questions
about post-Soviet cultures' and subcultures' resistance, ambivalence or
participation in international processes. Also of interest are
historically informed, theoretical questions about the constitution of
global communities and the presentation of post-Soviet subjects in light
of globalization. Possible topics for papers include cultural syncretism,
identity formation, diaspora, the presocialist global eras, migr
communities, refugees, international relief efforts, NGOs, corporate
cultures, technocracy, technology, labor, war.

Presentations may be from any discipline (anthropology, sociology,
folklore, political science, history, literary criticism, etc.) and may
focus on any aspect of social life - religion, politics, economics and
exchange, kinship and the family, gender, language, the arts - but papers
must strive to creatively and successfully combine solid ethnographic
and/or empirical evidence with theory. Comparative work is especially of
interest. First-come, first-served housing can be arranged in Berkeley
and travel subsidies for some foreign presenters will be
provided. Panelists will be encouraged to published their papers in the
Anthropology of East Europe Review.

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

Rachael Stryker <stryker(a)sscl.berkeley.edu>
Dept. of Anthropology
University of California, Berkeley

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is October 1, 2000.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please
visit the Soyuz website at www.swarthmore.edu/socsci/soyuz or call Rachael
Stryker at 608-213-7967.

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