In a recent workshop on ‘Cooperation between practice, social movements and academia’ during the Joint CESS-ESCAS conference in Bishkek, practitioners and academics from Central Asia and beyond discussed the potentials and limits of such cooperation. The event was based on the presentation of concrete case studies which drew on earlier initiatives on ‘activist research’ and publicly engaged anthropology and social sciences. These have not received due attention and are worth considering especially in the context of Central Eurasian studies. Continue reading Knowledge transfer, inspiration, (over-) reflection: A discussion of potentials and limits of cooperative research, by Philipp Lottholz and Tobias Marschall
Friends please check out the wonderful blog by Guldana Salimjan, “Singing Back to the Steppe: Kazakh Poetry Battles in Contemporary Xinjiang” – originally published at Radii and livingotherwise.com, which are run by fellow colleague Darren Byler, who is writing a series of blogs on ‘The Art of Life in Chinese Central Asia’! Continue reading Check out new research on Xinjiang!
Check out the images from our regional conference in Kazan, 2016 – many thanks to Leila Almazova for the photos! Continue reading Photos from Kazan 2016
We are currently soliciting submissions to the Blog for immediate consideration, on the topic of fieldwork: Continue reading Call for submissions on fieldwork!
We would like to announce a turn-over in the editorship of the CESS Blog this year, and to send a big THANK YOU to Morgan Liu at The Ohio State University, for his work in the previous few years!
In the summer of 2017, the editorship of the CESS Blog shifted to Eva-Marie Dubuisson, who teaches at Bogazici University in Istanbul.
You may reach Eva-Marie at TheCESSBlogEditor@gmail.com with your comments and suggestions. Please stay tuned for news and updates.