Resources

For in-depth resources on Inner Eurasian Societies visit Columbia University’s Post-Soviet Nationalities Collection!

In a recent presentation, “Nationalities of the Former Soviet Union: Columbia’s Collections, Past, Present and Future,” Robert Davis, Columbia’s Librarian for Central Asian Studies, provided background on building former Soviet nationality language collections in North America. With the exception of one large cache of material at The New York Public Library, received during the 1930s, collection-building began in earnest only in the late 1950s, and often antedated the existence on campuses of academic programs to actually make use of them. One of the pioneers in this regard was professor Edward Allworth of Columbia University, to whom belongs much of the credit for the breadth and depth of Columbia’s nationalities collections.

Davis noted a reawakening of student interest in nationalities studies, as countries once subservient to the Soviet center are now independent states of growing geopolitical and economic importance. Davis detailed his current efforts to secure print and electronic resources for the continued study and documentation of the languages, cultures, and resources of these lands and peoples, underscoring the importance of student and faculty involvement in the collection and identification of resources.

OASIES SPECIFIC RESOURCES

OASIES Connections Newsletter Archive

COLUMBIA AND NEW YORK AREA ACADEMIC CONNECTIONS:

Middle East Institute – Columbia University

Harriman Institute – Columbia University

Weatherhead East Asia Institute – Columbia University

Southern Asian Institute – Columbia University

Eurasian Connections – NYU

Russia and Eurasian Studies – Princeton University

Central Asian Studies – Harvard University

The Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES) – Georgetown University

 

EURASIAN ACADEMIC ORGANIZATIONS:

Center for Central Asian Literatures in Translation, University of Washington

Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS)

Association of Central Eurasian Students at Indiana University

Central Eurasian Studies World Wide – Harvard University

Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)

American Center for Mongol Studies

 

ONLINE JOURNALS AND BLOGS:

The China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly

International Journal of Central Asian Studies

Central Eurasian Studies Review

The Silk Road Journal

New Eurasia: Blogging Central Asia

The Roberts Report on Central Asia and Kazakhstan

The Opposite End of China

 

NEWS AND INFORMATION WEBSITES:

Eurasian News

The New Dominion: All Things Xinjiang

Columbia’s East European, Russian, and Eurasian National Resource Center

Central Asia – Open Society

The Silk Road Foundation

Nathan Light’s Resources on Qazaqs and Uyghurs