Contents of This Page
Some Notable Features of «CESWW»...
Course Syllabi for the Study of Central Eurasia - Send us recent syllabi as we will soon update the pages!
Dissertations in Central Eurasian Studies - An update will be done soon, so check that you and your friends/colleagues are included.
What is «Central Eurasian Studies World Wide»?
A Road Map for Central Eurasian Studies throughout the World: «Central Eurasian Studies World Wide» gives a broad perspective on what is being done in all disciplines and all countries.
A Wealth of Information: Behind the "Front Page" of «Central Eurasian Studies World Wide», there are many hundreds of pages of information -- now, about 7MB of data and steadily growing -- accessible to anyone anywhere.
A Network of Related Information Resources: «Central Eurasian Studies World Wide» is not only a website, but an integrated network of information gathering and distributing functions, including list servers such as the Central-Eurasia-L Announcement List for Central Eurasian Studies, and the reference publications such as the Guide to Scholarly Resources for the study of Central Asia.
A Practical Tool: «Central Eurasian Studies World Wide» assists students and scholars in the training, information-gathering and the logistical tasks essential for to study the region.
A Means to Integrate the Field and Build Community: «Central Eurasian Studies World Wide» puts members of the world wide scholarly community in touch with one another and with those who need their knowledge.
How to Use the «Central Eurasian Studies World Wide» Website
The «Central Eurasian Studies World Wide» website consists of:
The menu system, with major headings and sub-headings at the top of your screen.
The "Summary Page" gives a one-page overview of the main resources, with links to other pages.
Many discrete units, including, for example, the Central Eurasia Experts Directory.
Many ways to become involved, including participation in listservers.
A Collaborative Endeavor
The improvement and expansion of the «Central Eurasian Studies World Wide» resources is very much dependent on the involvement and contributions of scholars and interested people across the world. This collaboration takes the following forms:
Every year, we receive many thousands of individual contributions of pieces of information, some of which we actively solicit and gather, but much of which is volunteered by contributors. Only in this way is it possible to gather rich information on the diverse and dispersed scholarship that makes up Central Eurasian studies across the world.
Scholars, experts and others augment the strength of «Central Eurasian Studies World Wide» by contributing information about themselves (and their colleagues) as individuals offering their personal expertise, and as representatives of institutions that support and make scholarship in this field possible. (See a summary of the ways that information may be contributed).
«Central Eurasian Studies World Wide» provides an opportunity for some particularly dedicated individuals to assume the roles of «CESWW» Correspondents and Coordinators, in order to help ensure completeness of coverage of the particular countried and/or scholarly fields on which they focus.
A Few Popular «CESWW» Resources
Established: March 3, 1998
Last updated: November 20, 2008
Visits per month: ca. 13,000 average
Contact address: Harvard Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus <centasiafas.harvard.edu>
General Editor: John Schoeberlein <CESWWfas.harvard.edu>