Category Archives: Conferences

Reflections on a workshop “The Future of Central Asian Studies” by Eva-Marie Dubuisson

“The Future of Central Asian Studies”  was organized by Judith Beyer and Madeleine Reeves at the University of Konstanz  and held on the 11-13th of September 2017. Continue reading Reflections on a workshop “The Future of Central Asian Studies” by Eva-Marie Dubuisson

Knowledge transfer, inspiration, (over-) reflection: A discussion of potentials and limits of cooperative research, by Philipp Lottholz and Tobias Marschall

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

Snapshots from the 2015 CESS conference

An informal look at the Central Eurasian Studies Society Annual Conference, held  at George Washington University in Washington, DC, 15-18 October 2015.  Views include panels, museum exhibit, awards ceremony, business meetings, and just hanging out.  The gorgeous rugs, clothing, and paintings are from GWU’s Textile Museum exhibit, “Old Patterns, New Order: Socialist Realism in Central Asia”, which continues until May 29, 2016.
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