OASIES is an interdisciplinary community of graduate students and scholars in the New York metropolitan area who promote the study of Inner Eurasia, broadly construed. Our goal is to foster dialogue and partnership across the academic spaces bounded by East Asian, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and Russian area studies paradigms. Founded in 2008 at Columbia University, our organization is now a broad consortium that includes representatives from New York University and Princeton University. We strive to cultivate a sense of scholarly community by organizing and sponsoring lectures, film screenings, conferences, and other events during the course of the academic year.
Seeing Eurasia Inside and Out: Representation, Authority, and Inequity
The Organization for the Advancement of Studies of Inner Eurasian Societies at Columbia University, Princeton University, and New York University is pleased to announce the call for papers for its 6th Annual OASIES Conference
Date: Friday, April 5, 2013
Location: The Richard Ettinghausen Library at the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, New York University
Address: 255 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012
Conference Schedule and Participants (PDF
The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University
The Harriman Institute for Russian, Eurasian, and Eastern European Studies at Columbia University
The Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia at New York University
The Middle East Institute at Columbia University
The Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at New York University
The Department of Anthropology at New York University
The Anthropology Graduate Students Association and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at New York University
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Each year the Organization for the Advancement of Studies of Inner Eurasian Societies (OASIES) brings together scholars with intersecting interests from around both New York City and the worldwide academic community to discuss an interdisciplinary theme of theoretical relevance and importance for the region of Eurasia, broadly defined. The sixth annual graduate student conference, to be held on April 5, 2013, is entitled Seeing Eurasia Inside and Out: Representation, Authority, and Inequity.
The 2013 conference prompts reflection on the idea that representations in the world are always stratified, coming from different positions and holding different valences of authority, and that these representations often produce or reproduce inequality, whether they come from observers on the outside looking in or from observers on the inside looking out. Conference participants engage with this claim by exploring diverse kinds of representations (including literary, musical, visual, and oral) and issues such as stratification, centers and peripheries, elites (intellectual, political, economic, and religious), diaspora, governance and citizenship, gender and ethnicity, and the negotiation of belonging. OASIES stresses multidisciplinarity by inviting submissions from a variety of departments, including but not limited to anthropology, archaeology, art history, history, literature, political science, religion, and sociology, as well as area studies programs focusing on Central Asia, East Asia, Eastern Europe and Russia, the Middle East, Mongolia, and South Asia.