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Call for Papers- Southern Conference on Slavic Studies

Date: 
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 10:40am

The Fifty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will be held at the Omni Hotel in downtown Charlotte, March 22-24, 2018. The meeting will be hosted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The SCSS is the largest of the regional Slavic and Eurasian Studies associations and its programs attract national and international scholarly participation.

Lecture: Infrastructures of Inter-Asian Globalization- China's Belt and Road Initiative in Pakistan

Date: 
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 5:00pm

On November 9 at 5 pm Majed Akhter (IUB) will be giving a talk entitled "Infrastructures of Inter-Asian Globalization- China's Belt and Road Initiative in Pakistan." The event is sponsored by Dhar India Studies and is free and open to the public.

Lecture: Revisiting the History and Historiography of Mughal Pluralism

Date: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 5:00pm

On November 30, Rajiv Kinra from Northwestern University will be giving a talk entitled "Revisiting the History and Historiography of Mughal Pluralism." The talk is free and open to the public; it is sponsored by Dhar India Studies.

Film Screening: The Linguists

Date: 
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

On October 9, the IU Cinema will be screaning The Linguists. This film details efforts at preserving dying languages.

2017 Bregel Lecture: "Chinggis Khan's Policies and Structural Changes in the Tribal World of Inner Asia"

Date: 
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 4:00pm

Dr. İsenbike Togan from Boğaziçi University will be giving this year's Bregel Memorial Lecture on "Chinggis Khan's Policies and Structural Changes in the Tribal World of Inner Asia."

Lecture: Soviet and Muslim: The Institutionalization of Islam in Central Asia

Date: 
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

On September 18 at 4 pm, Eren Tasar from UNC will be giving a talk entitled "Soviet and Muslim: The Institutionalization of Islam in Central Asia." This talk is sponsored by Islamic studies.

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2016 Yuri Bregel Lecture: Rian Thum presents, "Contemporary Chinese Central Asia in Deep Historical Perspective"

Date: 
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 4:00pm

What can a long view of history -- one that puts contemporary conditions in dialogue with pre-modern and even ancient phenomena -- tell us that narrower studies cannot? Rian Thum gives examples of contemporary issues in Chinese Central Asia (Altishahr, Xinjian, Eastern Turkestan) that cannot be understood outside of such deep historical context, including identity, cultural destruction, and Islam.

The Soviet Union as the Land of Paradise: Reconsidering the Uyghur Exodus in the 1950s and 1960s from China to Soviet Central Asia

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The lecture, entitled, “The Soviet Union as the Land of Paradise: Reconsidering the Uyghur Exodus in the 1950s and 1960s from China to Soviet Central Asia,” was presented by Dr. Gulnisa Nazarova, the John D. Soper Senior Lecturer of Uyghur Language at Indiana University – Bloomington. The lecture was presented as part of the IAUNRC’s Graduate Student Brown Bag series on October 27, 2016.

In the shadow of the New Silk Road: Transnational linkages, local anxieties and the limitations of petty capital in a China-Pakistan border market

Date: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 3:15am
DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY COLLOQUIUM What: Geography’s Colloquium When: Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Talk starts promptly at 4:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided at 3:15 p.m. in Student Bldg. 018. Where: Student Bldg. 140 Title: “In the shadow of the New Silk Road: Transnational linkages, local anxieties and the limitations of petty capital in a China-Pakistan border market” Who: Dr. Hasan Karrar, Associate Professor of History, Lahore University of Management Sciences

The Acquisition of "Other" "Different" "Lesson Common" "Distant" Languages: A Critical Need

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On October 7, 2016, Dr. Silvina Montrul gave a lecture entitled "The Acquisition of "Other" "Different"  "Lesson Common"  "Distant" Languages: A Critical Need."  She presented at IU's Second Conference on Central Asian Languages and Linguistics (ConCALL-2). Professor Montrul received her PhD in Linguistics from the Department of Linguistics at McGill University.

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