Lecture series

Lecture Series in the academic year 2019/20

Central Eurasian Studies and Translocality. A Debate Unfolding

While Central Eurasia, by definition, lies at the heart of the Eurasian continent, it tends to be treated as a periphery, as a region at the edge of overlapping cultural spaces such as the post-Soviet, Turkic, or Muslim worlds. It tends to be exoticised and perceived as an era of transit and transition, an object of great power politics (the ‘Great Game’), a religious and ethnic powder-keg, and a playground for eccentric autocrats and their kin. It is commonly framed in terms of its distant and recent pasts (being examined predominantly as ‘post-Soviet’, ‘post-socialist’, or as part of the ancient and modern Silk Roads), while elements of culture – Islam, clan networks etc. – are frequently foregrounded in the analysis...

The lecture series planned for the autumn of 2019 and spring of 2020 will bring doctoral and postdoctoral scholars working on Central Eurasia to ZMO and allow them to present their research in the context of the centre’s unfolding discussions of translocality, with which they are asked to engage in preparation.

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Events for the lecture series

Lecture series, Lecture

Monday, 21 October 2019
5:00 pm

ZMO, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin

Lecture, Lecture series

Monday, 11 November 2019
5:00 pm

ZMO, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin

Lecture, Lecture series

Monday, 09 December 2019
5:00 pm

ZMO, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin

Intersecting Paths. Sufi Connections across the North Caucasus and the Russian Urals

Vortrag von Dr. Shamil Shikhaliev (Russian Academy of Sciences Makhachkala) & Dr. Jesko Schmoller (ZMO)
Lecture, Lecture series

Monday, 13 January 2020
5:00 pm

ZMO, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin

Farmers’ Cooperation in Water Management in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

Lecture by Dr. Nodir Djanibekov, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies, Halle
Lecture series, Lecture

Monday, 09 March 2020
5:00 pm

ZMO, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin

Lecture, Lecture series

Monday, 30 March 2020
5:00 pm

ZMO, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin

Lecture, Lecture series

Monday, 08 June 2020
5:00 pm

ZMO, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin

Lecture, Lecture series

Monday, 29 June 2020
5:00 pm

Virtual presentation

Globalization and Youth Culture in Post-Soviet Central Asia: The Cases of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

Presentation by Nazgul Mingisheva (Astana, Kazakhstan) & Florian Coppenrath (ZMO und HU Berlin)
Lecture, Lecture series

Monday, 13 July 2020
5:00 pm

ZMO, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin

CANCELLED Sacred Place, Emerging Spaces: Urban-Religious Configurations in Azerbaijan and Georgia

Vortrag von Dr. Tsypylma Darieva, Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS), Berlin