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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.

In GISB 1128.

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.

Interview with ConCALL co-organizer Dr. Öner Özçelik

This weekend, the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) will be hosting the Second Conference on Central Asian Languages and Linguistics (ConCALL-2) at Indiana University.  The main goal of ConCALL is to bring researchers focusing on how Central Asian languages are represented formally, as well as acquired by second/foreign language learners.  Thus, research into both formal linguistics and language acquisition is represented.

Kurdish Summer FLAS Fellowship Deadline

Date: 
Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 5:00pm

Tibetan Tea: Learn About IU's Tibetan Language Programs

Date: 
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Come have Tibetan Tea and learn about the IU's Tibetan Langauge Program

IAUNRC and Bennett College Collaboration

by Amita Vempati, IAUNRC Outreach Assistant

 

Last November, I, along with IAUNRC Assistant Director Katarzyna Rydel-Johnston and CEUS professor Dr. Paul Losensky, had the privilege of visiting Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina to be a part of their Global Studies Series. Bennett is one of two historically black colleges that enroll only women in America. As the IAUNRC began its collaborations with MSI’s (Minority-Serving Institutions), it seemed like a great place to kick-start faculty and, in this case, student visits.

 

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