Events

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Past Events

“Nationalities of the Former Soviet Union: Columbia’s Collections Past, Present, Future”

Friday, April 3, 12-1pm,
Location: 501A International Affairs Building, Columbia University.

A Brown Bag Lunch with Robert Davis, Columbia’s librarian for Central Asian Studies

 

Forgotten Communities of Inner Eurasia

“China, Central Asia and the Uyghurs: Exploring the Challenges of Cultural Hybridity”

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A conversation with scholars of the Uyghurs, moderated by Robert Barnett (Columbia University)

Friday, November 7, 2008 | 6-8 pm | Columbia University in the City of New York | 420 East 118th Street International Affairs Building | Room 707 | Uyghur food to follow discussion

Confirmed Panelists Include:

Sean Roberts (George Washington University)
Nabijan Tursun (Radio Free Asia)
Gardner Bovingdon (Indiana University)
James Millward (Georgetown University)

This event is free and open to the public.

“The Impact of Jadidism on the Kazak Modernist Movement Alash”

Friday, October 31, 2008 12-1pm,

Location: 1219 International Affairs Building, Columbia University.

A Brown Bag Lunch with Gulnar Kendirbai(Columbia University)

Despite representing one of Central Asia’s two major reformist movements (the other movement originated in Russian Turkestan) that emerged in the last decades of the Russian empire, the story of Alash has remained largely unknown to mainstream Russian and Soviet histories. This talk seeks to place the Alash phenomenon in a broader social and cultural context, by bringing into focus an analysis of the impact of the Tatar Muslim reformist movement, jadidism (from usul-i jadid, new method), founded by the Crimean enlightener Ismail Bey Gasprinskii (Gaspirali) on the formation of Alash views.

 
“Pax Mongolica: Area Studies and the Mongol Legacy”

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A conversation with Morris Rossabi and scholars of the Mongols

Thursday, October 16, 2008 | 6-8 pm | Columbia University in the City of New York | 420 East 118th Street International Affairs Building | Harriman Institute, Room 1219 | Reception to Follow Discussion

Confirmed Panelists Include:
Nicola di Cosmo (Institute for Advanced Study)
Ladan Akbarnia (Brooklyn Museum of Art)
Peter Golden (Rutgers University)

This event is free and open to the public.

 

“Power, Knowledge and Kurdistan”

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A conversation with Gil Anidjar and leading scholars of the Kurds

2:00 – 4:00 pm, Friday, May 9, 2008 | Columbia University in the City of New York | 420 East 118th St. International Affairs Building | Room 1219 | Refreshments will be served

Discussants include:
Ahmed Ferhadi (New York University)
Janet Klein (Akron University)
Robert Olson (University of Kentucky)

This event is free and open to the public.

 

“Lacunae: Area Studies and the Inner Eurasian Space”

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A conversation with Gulnar Kendirbai and leading scholars of Eurasia

12:30-2:30 pm, Thursday, April 17, 2008 | Columbia University in the City of New York | 420 East 118th Street International Affairs Building | South Asian Institute – Room 1134 | Light lunch will be served

Discussants include:
David Ludden (New York University)
Richard Bulliet (Columbia University)
Charles Armstrong (Columbia University)
Jane Burbank (New York University)

This event is free and open to the public.