Marinika Babanazarova, who has directed the Savitsky Karakalpakstan art museum since 1984, was abruptly fired a few weeks ago by the Uzbek authorities. The museum’s staff have shown their support for Babanazarova after her dismissal, signing a joint letter calling for their director to be reinstated. Join us in signing the petition.
The George Washington University - Elliott School of International Affairs’ Central Asia Program (CAP) welcomes applications for its Fellowship Program for the Spring semester (January 15-June 15, 2016).
To promote new scholarship focusing on the history, politics, culture and societies of Central Eurasia, the Central Eurasian Studies Society has established the CESS Award for Best Graduate Student Paper.
Check out this new article by CAP Director, Marlene Laruelle. Reposted from the Washington Post's Monkey Cage Blog.
For those working in the Caucasus, The Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF) is seeking a new Executive Director http://caucasus-naturefund.org/jobs/executive-director/ Likewise, the Eurasia Foundation has quite a few positions available for interns,…
These two CADGAT datasets present an overview of national holidays in the five Central Asian countries: what the holidays are and when they are celebrated; and traces the development of national holidays back to independence in 1991.
A research fellowship is available at Tübingen University from September 2015 to examine the cultural history of water in Central Asia. As an inter-disciplinary research group, we set out to trace people’s changing attitudes to water in this landlocked region.
Nationalities Papers, Volume 43, Issue 3, May 2015 is now available online is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.
Special Issue: "Imagined" vs "real" nation-building: language and identity policies between theory and practice in Central Asia
Proposals for papers should be submitted in the form of abstracts of 400 words as Word doc, accompanied by the affiliation, email address and 150 bio of the participant and mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now running in its seventh year, the Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum (SURF) cultivates collaboration between American and Russian university students to identify, understand, and develop solutions in areas of mutual interest for our countries today.
Presidential elections were held in Kazakhstan on April 26, 2015. Incumbent president Nursultan Nazarbayev was easily reelected with more than 97 percent of the votes. The majority of the electorate understood that the election was organized to be a confirmation vote for the president.
The Central Asia Collection at the Global Resources Center (GRC) is devoted to the research needs of those actively engaged in Central Asian Studies. The GRC Central Asia library guide and collection includes resources on Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazkahstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
The aim of the Special Issue is to integrate the Central Asian experience in our analysis of Stalinism and to incorporate current debates on Stalinism into our understanding of early Soviet Central Asia.