Tag: central Asia

Author interview: 30 Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Turns and Twists in Economies, Politics, and Societies in the Post-Communist Countries, edited by Alexandr Akimov and Gennadi Kazakevitch

Editor’s note:  In this post, we are pleased to present Alfinura Sharafeyeva (University of Adelaide), who interviews Alexandr Akimov (Griffith University), one of the editors of the volume…

New Publication: At Ahura Mazda’s Throne, by Vladimir Karasev (Academy of Science of Uzbekistan)

Editor’s note: We present here a brief overview of a new publication by Vladimir Karasev, currently available in Russian language: “Среди величайших религий мира Зороастризм выделяется своей духовно-н…

#failures: Living Out of Synch

In their introduction to this thematic series, and the symposium that preceded it, Berisha, Mafizzoli and Ojani invite us to reflect on what happens when breakdown becomes the…

On Taking Credit: Textile Traditions and Fashion Rip-Offs

Below find a guest post by Carrie Hertz, Curator of Dress and Textiles at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. –Jason Baird…

Report Announcement: Central Asia’s Horticulture Sector: Capitalizing on New Export Opportunities in Chinese and Russian Markets, by Kateryna Schroeder and Sergiy Zorya

(Editor’s note:  We are happy to re-share this blog with permission, which was originally posted at World Bank Blogs in both English and Russian, the links are here. …

Announcing the publication of Vol. 17 (2019) of The Silk Road, an open-access online journal published by the Silk Road House.

All articles for the latest issue can be accessed at: https://edspace.american.edu/silkroadjournal/volume-17-2019/ TABLE OF CONTENTS Did Richthofen Really Coin “the Silk Road”? Matthias Mertens An Int…

Till Motowlansky on Muslim Humanitarianism #Interview

Till Mostowlansky is a Research Fellow at the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute in Geneva who was awarded an Ambizione grant from the Swiss…

Living a good life through infrastructure. A Review of three recent monographs on Central Asia

This post belongs into a series of posts on the workshop “The Future of Central Asian Studies” organized by Prof. Dr. Judith Beyer and Prof. Dr. Madeleine Reeves…

Video: Kinship and Belonging – Part IV of #FutureCentralAsia

In this panel, the three discussants, David Montgomery (Washington), Julie Billaud (Geneva), and Judith Beyer (Konstanz) are discussing the following three books: Eva-Marie Dubuisson. 2017. Living l…

Video: Islam – Part III of #FutureCentralAsia

In this panel, the three discussants, Till Mostowlansky (Hong Kong), Aksana Ismailbekova (Halle) and Eva-Marie Dubuisson (New York) are discussing the following three books: Julie Billaud. 2015. Kab…

Video: Nation – Part II of #FutureCentralAsia

In this panel, the three discussants, Jeanne Feaux de la Croix, Mateusz Laszczkowski, and Julie McBrien are discussing the following three books: Tim Epkenhans. 2016. The origins of…

Video: Ordering – Part I of #FutureCentralAsia

In this panel, the three discussants, Madeleine Reeves (Manchester / Konstanz), Tim Epkenhans (Freiburg) and Timothy Nunan (Berlin) are discussing the following three books: Judith Beyer. 2016. The…

After the Eulogy? The Future of Central Asian Studies in the Accelerated Academy

In an address to students at Indiana University in 2015, anthropologist and journalist Sarah Kendzior described Central Asian Studies as a ‘dying field’ and billed her address as…

Reflections on “The Future of Central Asian Studies”

The workshop “The Future of Central Asian Studies” was organized by Judith Beyer and Madeleine Reeves at the University of Konstanz and held on the 11-13th of September…

‘Monsoon Marketplace’ vs. ‘Silk Roads’

      I want to look again at the importance of Southeast Asia in world history, which I do with some regularity on this blog. Peter Frankopan’s view of…

‘Monsoon Marketplace’ vs. ‘Silk Roads’

      I want to look again at the importance of Southeast Asia in world history, which I do with some regularity on this blog. Peter Frankopan's view of…

‘Monsoon Marketplace’ vs. ‘Silk Roads’

      I want to look again at the importance of Southeast Asia in world history, which I do with some regularity on this blog. Peter Frankopan’s view of…

Peter Frankopan’s ‘The Silk Roads’ – a talk at Blackwell’s

       Yesterday afternoon I went to Blackwell’s bookshop in Oxford to see the Byzantinist Peter Frankopan talk about his new book, The Silk Roads, which seems to be…

Peter Frankopan’s ‘The Silk Roads’ – a talk at Blackwell’s

       Yesterday afternoon I went to Blackwell's bookshop in Oxford to see the Byzantinist Peter Frankopan talk about his new book, The Silk Roads, which seems to be…

Peter Frankopan’s ‘The Silk Roads’ – a talk at Blackwell’s

       Yesterday afternoon I went to Blackwell’s bookshop in Oxford to see the Byzantinist Peter Frankopan talk about his new book, The Silk Roads, which seems to be…

Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset

This Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset (MCADD) consists of a collection of books, journals and maps related broadly to the Himalayas and its outlying attached ranges including…

‘Remarkable Plants’ by Bynum & Bynum, ‘The History of Central Asia’ by Baumer

It was my birthday last week, so I've got some new books to read, including volume two of Christoph Baumer's The History of Central Asia (I B Tauris),…