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Eurasian Insights: Strengthening Central Asian Studies in Europe (EISCAS)

Master Class 2020

WHEN: This Central Asia Master Class (CAMC) will take place from 17 to 26 of April 2020. The CAMC will last 10 days. (This includes 1 arrival and 1 departure day)

WHERE: The CAMC will be hosted by Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland

DEADLINES: The call for applications will be opened on 1 November 2019 until 10 January 2020.

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Lectures by CAS experts – draft overview

  • The ‘fogbanks’ of Eurasian history as an ideological stake. The Khazar episode and its impact – Bruno De Cordier (Ghent University)
  • Central Asia’s maritime dimension? The historical position and role of the Aral and Caspian basins in the modern shaping of the region – Bruno De Cordier (Ghent University)
  • Early modern interactions between pastoral nomadic and sedentary societies in the Central Asian culture complex – Vincent Fourniau (EHESS-Centre d’études turques, ottomanes, balkaniques et centrasiatiques, i.c.w. IFÉAC)
  • Imperial spirit in a post-colonial or post- post-colonial society: how photographs of Russian Turkestan are perceived in social networks– Svetlana Gorshenina (Collège de France, i.c.w. Ghent University)
  • Religions in Central Asia – Sebastien Peyrouse (George Washington University)
  • Political Regimes of and in Central Asia – Jeroen Van den Bosch (AMU Poznan)
  • Regional and intercontinental exchange spaces – Sebastien Peyrouse (George Washington University)
  • Foreign policy of Central Asian states – Catherine Poujol (IFÉAC)
  • Central Asia and International Security: The use and abuse of the concept of Terrorism Serve? – Maria Raquel Freire and Bernardo Teles Fazendeiro (University of Coimbra)
  • Environmental Geopolitics in Central Asia – Natalie Koch (Maxwell Syracuse Univ., i.c.w. Ghent University)
  • Urbanization and rural-urban dynamics in Central Asia – Suzanne Harris-Brandts (MIT)

A Face-to-face consultations between every student and a panel of CAS researchers according to discipline/expertise to consult their MA/PhD dissertation topic or other research agenda.

Lectures by external experts

Workshops & Round tables

  • Per Aspera ad Astra: how to prepare, conduct and make sense of fieldwork – Adrien Fauve (Paris-Sud)

(Other Classes that will be still added to the program)

2 Lectures/workshops on career advice by (non-)academic experts on the needs and opportunities of the labor market for CAS alumni.

2 workshops / Round Tables for CAS students on generic/soft skills and competences like finding funding, how to publish and on fieldwork.

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