Dissertations in Central Eurasian Studies
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(«CESWW» is a project of the Harvard Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus)
About Inclusion in the Dissertation Listing
Included in the list will be scholars from any part of the world who: a) received
their PhD-equivalent degree in the last 8 years, and b) wrote their PhD dissertation
making significant use of materials pertaining to Central Eurasia.
Eurasian Studies" is defined broadly to include all fields
of humanities and social sciences pertaining to the region from Iranian Azerbaijan
and Turkic/Muslim regions of southern Russia in the west, through northern Afghanistan
and southern Siberia, to Tibet and Mongolia in the east.
We include those who have received their PhDs in the last 8 years -- as an approximate
cut off. Earlier, but still "recent" PhD recipients are welcome to
submit their information (as we recognize that there is a lot of flux in this
field, and many of the functions defined above are relevant in cases of earlier
"PhD-equivalent" is defined as the degree which is recognized in your
part of the world as the ordinary minimum credential for teaching in universities
in fields of humanities and social sciences (for example, in former Soviet countries,
this might be the "Kandidat" degree). Please note that inclusion in
the list is not a certification of the equivalency of the degree to the PhD
-- it is largely up to the individual scholars to make this determination.
If you have any questions, please look at a list of Frequently
Asked Questions, and if that fails to answer them, please contact us at
IMPORTANT: Read the instructions carefully before submitting
Quality Submissions: It is the responsibility of the submitter to ensure
completeness of the information -- if submitted information is incomplete, it
may not be included. Because we will not edit submissions extensively,
please submit it in a form that you would be proud to have represent you to
the world. [Typical "embarrassments" include misspellings in ones
own name or dissertation title, bibliographic information that does not conform
to scholarly standards, failure to provide the actual title of the degree (e.g.,
listing as "PhD" what is actually a "k.i.n."), and the like].
Full Reference Info: Note that the key information that will enable
a user of the list to find the dissertation is essential; therefore
the information MUST include the title in its original language,
the institution that approved it and archives it, and the correct spelling of
the author's name as it appears on the dissertation.
Submission: Please return the information if at all possible in the
form provided below. If for some reason you cannot submit via this on-line
form, we can accept it submitted via e-mail -- for this purpose you should contact
us for the correct e-mail form at <centasiafas.harvard.edu>.
Indexing: This on-line list will be searchable with subject keyword
index. Therefore, we ask you to include keywords in ordinary spellings
to be included in the index, which will allow users of the list to find what
Contact Info: We include contact information to enable interested persons
to contact you. Note that we will not guarantee that this information is kept
up-to-date on the on-line list over the years (since following the moves of
new PhDs would be too demanding). Therefore, consider what you can provide to
help people track you down several years from now.
Character Set: Because of the limitations of the World Wide Web (which
allow any given page to appear only in one character set, such as Windows-1251,
which includes Cyrillic and Latin), we limit the listing to standard Latin letters.
However, you can enter your dissertation title or address, for example, in Cyrillic
characters as we will convert these automatically to Latin. The easiest
way to enter this information in the web form is often to cut and paste into
Before submitting your information, have
a look at some entries to see the format in which it will appear.
You may also want to look at a list of Frequently
Please fill the form out CAREFULLY and ensure that your submission
is as you wish it to remain, as only essential corrections will be made once
the entry is added to the list.
If your information does not appear in the on-line directory immediately, don't
be concerned -- we have many other things to attend to, and we'll get to it