Email Listservers, Databases and Mailing Lists for Those Studying Central Eurasia
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Resources Hosted by the Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus at Harvard
This page provides an overview of the "Listservers" and Mailing Lists which are associated with the Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus at Harvard University and/or «Central Eurasian Studies World Wide». Each has a specific function, and all are available to join free-of-charge. The links below allow you to sign up for those which are of interest to you.
Note: These two announcement lists function like newsletters, distributing only information which the editors deem appropriate for inclusion. Postings of announcements are welcome, as long as they meet the format and content guidelines.
Central-Eurasia-L is our most popular listserver. With ca. 6,000 subscribers worldwide, there is no similar lists in any field of Eurasian studies which have such a broad reach. It carries announcements only -- matters of interest to the scholarly community, such as conferences, grants, jobs, and publications -- ~3 per day on average. There is no better way to keep up-to-date on what is happening in the field.
The Central-Asia-Harvard-List serves a function similar to that of Central-Eurasia-L, but carries announcements only relating to Central Eurasian studies in and around Harvard University (including the Boston area generally). This list has ca. 3,500 subscribers and is useful for those who you want to keep abreast of events and resources in this field at Harvard/in Boston.
Note: This discussion list is automated with a listserver program which handles subscription, unsubscription and posting (though there are restrictions -- e.g., in no case can non-members post information without specific approval). Contact <CESWWfas.harvard.edu> if you need assistance with joining or leaving any of these lists.
The AnthEurasia discussion list provides a forum for discussion and exchange of information concerning Anthropology and Cultural Studies of the post-Communist domain of Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Northeast Eurasia.
Note: These mailing lists are not automatic -- to be included or excluded, you need to contact us (or submit the data forms linked below).
The Harvard Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus, which hosts the «Central Eurasian Studies World Wide» project, maintains the most extensive database anywhere on Central Eurasian studies-related people and institutions. With this address database, we occasionally (ca. 1-2 times per year) contact people regarding key resources for this field. (This database, as all the personal information we keep, is not made available to any other organization in any form; See Policy on Privacy).
The Project on Islam in Eurasia of the Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus at Harvard University maintains a list of those who are interested in this topic, to which we send announcements about our conferences, publications and other activities.
Over the past several years, literally hundreds of e-mail lists have appeared which focus on Central Eurasia and overlapping regions or sub-regions. The quality of these lists varies greatly. Most are used for exchange of opinion and news articles on the region. «CESWW» provides a fairly comprehensive List of E-mail Lists.
Policy on Privacy
Note that the personal information associated with all of the listservers, databases and mailing lists which we maintain is treated as confidential, unless it is indicated otherwise. It is too easy for purveyors of commercial and other unsolicited information to abuse our private information. We therefore exchange the information you provide to us with no one. We do provide several public data sources (e.g., Dissertations in Central Eurasian Studies, Central Eurasia Experts Directory and Guide to Scholars of Central Asia), but in these, we make public only information which individuals provide for this purpose.