Some visual impressions of the smart people and the beautiful places (or is it the other way around?) at the Annual Conference at Princeton University, 3-6 November 2016 Continue reading Vignettes from the CESS 2016 Conference at Princeton
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.
Continue reading Snapshots from the 2015 CESS conference
In fall 2014, we gradually transitioned The CESS Blog from my editorship to a new editor, Morgan Liu. I wish him the best of luck in continuing this public face of our organization.
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An international group of scholars, migrants, and advocates came together at Boğazici University, Istanbul for the workshop “The Central Asian Migrant Experience in Turkey and Russia: Comparing Political Subjectivities, Diaspora Politics, and Citizen-State Relations” in January 2014.
Continue reading “The Central Asian Migrant Experience”: Workshop Summary
“Intersections of History and Literature in Central Asia” was a three-day interactive workshop which invited experts on Central Asian literature. Research papers ranged from nineteenth century Bukhara to Zar-Zaman poetry; from Soviet-era Uzbek, Kazakh, Tajik and Uygur literature to discussions of Turan, postcolonial identity and post-Soviet punk shamanism.
Continue reading Exploring Eurasian Literature and History: CASI/AUCA Workshop on the “Intersections of History and Literature in Central Asia”