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Central Asia Workshop Archive

Central Asia Workshop 2015–2016

Central Asia Workshop: Fall Planning
Thursday, October 08, 2015
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Bilingualism, Literature and Cultural Policies in Timurid Central Asia

Presented by Marc Toutant
Thursday, October 22, 2015
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

CAW Meeting: Vernacular Conquest? A Persian Patron and his image in the 17th-century Deccan

A presentation by Subah Dayal
Thursday, October 29, 2015
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

CAW Meeting: Finding Iranians of African Descent in English-Language Travel Literature

A presentation by Cal Margulis
Thursday, November 05, 2015
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

CAW Meeting: Indian Sufi Politics across the Indian Ocean

A presentation by Sohaib Baig
Thursday, November 12, 2015
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

CAW Meeting: The Ottoman Consulates of British India and Indian Muslim Associations in the Financial and Religious Economies of the Ottoman Empire, 1849-1913

A presentation by Michael O'Sullivan
Thursday, November 19, 2015
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

CAW Meeting: The Travels of Afghans and Germans

A presentation by Marjan Wardaki
Thursday, December 03, 2015
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Winter Quarter Planning Meeting
Thursday, January 07, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Rethinking the Ottoman Imitation of Persian Poetry

A presentation by Murat Umut Inan
Thursday, January 14, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Reading and Discussion with Prof. Ron Sela
Thursday, January 21, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Urban Immobility and Cyberspace

A presentation by Andrew Grant
Thursday, January 28, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: A reading and discussion with Prof. Alexandre Papas
Thursday, February 04, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: TBD

A presentation by Mia Bennett
Thursday, February 11, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Religious Reform and Sufi Hagiography

A presentation by Mohsin Ali
Thursday, February 18, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Hui Muslims in the Invention of China Constructing One Discourse and Deconstructing the Other

A presentation by Hai Peng
Thursday, February 25, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Playing Race: Representations of Blackness in the Comedies of Yaʿqūb Ṣannūʿa

A presentation by Cal Margulis
Thursday, March 03, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Spring Quarter Planning
Thursday, March 31, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Conference Planning
Thursday, April 07, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Representing the Land of the “Internal Other"

A presentation by Selim Hai Peng
Thursday, April 14, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: A reading with Prof. John Woods

A workshop with Prof. John Woods
Monday, April 18, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Abdülhak Hamid: An Ottoman Londoner

A presentation by Sevim Kebeli, visiting scholar at the UCLA Department of English
Thursday, May 19, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Talk by Murat Umut Inan
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Selective Territorialization in the Russian Far East

A presentation by Mia Bennett
Thursday, June 02, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop 2014-2015

Central Asia Workshop: How Tatiana's Voice Rang Across the Steppe": The "Miraculous" Russian Text in the Formation of the Modern Kazakh Canon

Presentation by Naomi Caffee
Thursday, October 16, 2014
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Afghan-German Connections in the Early 20th Century

Presentation by Marjan Wardaki
Thursday, October 23, 2014
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Beyond Lesser Syria: Spaces of the Syrian Civil War

Presentation by Ali Nehme Hamdan
Thursday, November 06, 2014
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Tracing Central Asian Foodways in the Arctic and Beyond

Presentation by Mia Bennett
Thursday, November 13, 2014
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Beyond Jobs and Money: Schooling for Wellbeing in the Western Himalayas"

Presentation by Bonnie Richard
Thursday, November 20, 2014
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Memory and Forgetting in Contemporary Turkish Cinema: A Screening and Discussion of Nuri Bilge Ceylan's 2008 Film Three Monkeys

Presentation by Kate Creasey
Thursday, December 04, 2014
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Religious Bodies Politic: Rituals of Sovereignty in Buryat Buddhism

Presentation by Naomi Caffee
Thursday, January 15, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Bamiyan Archeology

Presentation by ShaoXuecheng
Thursday, January 22, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Ottoman Visions of Modernity

Presentation by Mike O'Sullivan
Thursday, January 29, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Chinese Creation of Investment-Friendly Spaces in Central Asia

Presentation by Mia Bennett
Thursday, February 05, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Islamic Traditional Paper Cutting in China

Presentation by Huaping Shen - Visiting Scholar from Beijing Institute of Technology
Thursday, February 12, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: TBD
Thursday, February 19, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Resisting Acculturation in the City

Presentation by Andrew Grant
Thursday, February 26, 2015
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Abu Rida al-Barbari: Race and Power in 1870s Egypt

Presentation by Cal Margulis
Thursday, March 05, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Job Talks and Networking
Thursday, March 12, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Guest Speaker Murod Ismailov
Friday, March 20, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Spring Planning Meeting
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: A discussion Stephane Dudoignon's Paper
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: The Birth and Times of Mackinder's Heartland

A presentation by Andrew Grant
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: The Development of Blackface Performance in Iran during the Long Nineteenth Century

A Presentation by Cal Margulis
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Graduate Conference Planning Meeting
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: A discussion of "They Were All from the Country," with Stéphane Dudoignon
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Transnational Families in Weimar Germany: Social Connections Between Germany and Afghanistan in the Early Twentieth Century:

Presented by Marjan Wardaki
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Central Asia Unbound

Presented by the Central Asia Workshop
Thursday, May 28, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop 2013-2014

Film Screening: The Silk Road of Pop
Thursday, May 29, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Blogging, the Arctic, and Central Asia
Friday, May 16, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Indigenous knowledge in post-Soviet Siberia and Central Asia

Indigenous knowledge, sometimes used interchangeably with the term "local knowledge," is defined by UNESCO as "the understandings, skills and philosophies developed by societies with long histories of interaction with their natural surroundings." This week we will be discussing the role of indigenous knowledge in sustaining communities and environments in post-Soviet Siberia and Central Asia.
Friday, April 25, 2014
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Being Ladakhi and Becoming Educated: Growing Up at the Crossroads of Tradition and Modernity

Presentation by Bonnie Richard
Friday, April 11, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Selected readings by Devin DeWeese

Led by Naveena Naqvi, Dept. of History
Friday, October 11, 2013
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Exploring the Weak State in Central Asia

Led by Ali Hamdan, Dept. of Geography
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Exploring the Weak State in Central Asia, Pt. 2

Led by Ali Hamdan, Dept. of Geography
Friday, October 25, 2013
10:45 AM - 2:15 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Migrant Voices in Contemporary Russian Theater

Presentation by Dr. Naomi Caffee
Friday, November 01, 2013
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Central Asia Workshop: History of Subaltern Studies and its Application to Afghan History

Discussion with Marjan Wardaki, History
Friday, November 08, 2013
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Central Asia Workshop: A Tale of Two Master Plans and the Architecture of Neutrality

Presentation by Andrew Kovacs, Architecture
Friday, November 15, 2013
10:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Ladakhi Schools and the Question of Cultural Re/Production

Bonnie Richard will be presenting "Ladakhi Schools and the Question of Cultural Re/Production"
Friday, December 06, 2013
10:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Winter 2014 Planning Meeting
Thursday, January 16, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Winter 2014 Planning Meeting
Thursday, January 16, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Secularism & Islam in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan

Discussion of Maria Louw's chapter: "Being Muslim the ironic way: Secularism, religion and irony in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan"
Thursday, January 23, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Geography of Central Asia's Energy Resources

This week in Central Asia Workshop, Mia Bennett (a doctoral student in geography) will be leading our discussion of the geographical and geopolitical implications of developing Central Asia's energy resources and infrastructure.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Tibet between China and India: Hydrology, Environment, and Development

Using a chapter from Brahma Chellaney's 2011 book, Water: Asia's new battleground, we will discuss ways of reformulating Central Asian issues into lecture material for a geography course on development and the environment.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Teaching Central Asia

This week in Central Asia Workshop we will discuss how to integrate Central Asian topics into the classroom.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Discussion with Prof. Jonathan Lipman: Islamic Soundscapes in China
Monday, February 24, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Ambiguous Legacies: Ethnic Geopolitics in Crimea

Central Asia Workshop
Thursday, March 06, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

"The Silk Road of Pop" Documentary Screening

The Central Asian music scene is alive and roaring. A documentary about rap crews, rockstars, and their fans in the northwest of China.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop 2012-2013

CAW: Borders, Ethnicity & Conflict: The Ferghana Valley Border Closing

Led by Ali Hamdan
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: Space and Bor(un)d(ari)ers between China, Russia, Mongolia and Tibet: Political and Cultural Barriers in Eastern Eurasia

Led by Andrew Grant
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: Paper Presentation Workshop

TBD
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: Youth, Community, and Change in Ladakh

Led by Bonnie Dixson
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: Dangerous Fortunes and Vitalities in Inner Asia

Led by Hannah Reiss
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: CANCELLED
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: (Re)imagining Kazakh Nationhood Through Cinema

Led by Naomi Caffee
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: Tulpan

A Kazakh film discussion
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: Tulpan, pt. 2

A Kazakh film discussion
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: Health in Post-Socialist Georgia

Led by Hannah Reiss
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: From Ethnic Groups to Nationalities and Nations

led by Andrew Grant, UCLA Dept. of Geography
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: Rogers Brubaker Readings

Led by Ali Hamdan
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: Mathematics of Beauty: the Science of Architectural Restoration in Soviet Central Asia

Led by Igor Demchenko
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: "Beyond Identity Fetishism"

Led by Bonnie Dixson
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: Biological Citizenship
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: African-Americans in the USSR
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: "Nomadic and domestic: dwelling on the edge of Ulaanbaatar"

Rick Miller, Geography
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: "Childhoods at School: Negotiating Modernity, Social Change, and Identity in Ladakh, India."

Presented by Bonnie Richard, Department of Anthropology, UCLA
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

CAW: Nation and State Building
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

CAW: Nation and State Building, cont'd
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

CAW: Nation and State Building, cont'd
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

CAW: Relationship between the State and Multinational Entities with regards to the Art Market

Led by Naomi Caffee
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

CAW: "The Art of Not Being Governed"

Led by Andrew Grant
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

CAW: CANCELLED
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

CAW: Migration, Trade, Travel

Led by Marjan Wardaki
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

CAW: Transnational governance and transnational threats in Uzbekistan

Led by Catherine Formusa
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

CAW: "History of the Regions"

Led by Feruza Djumaniyazova
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Central Asia Workshop 2011-2012

CAW: Dru Gladney

Readings and discussion with Dru Gladney, Pomona College
Monday, January 09, 2012
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: Transnational Afghanistan

Readings and Discussion with Nile Green, UCLA
Monday, January 23, 2012
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: Islam after Communism

Central Asia Workshop: Readings and discussion
Monday, February 06, 2012
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: Geography Practice Presentations

Talks for American Association of Geographers by UCLA Grad Students
Monday, February 13, 2012
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: Development and Civil Society

Central Asia Workshop: readings and discussion
Monday, February 27, 2012
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: Tengriism

Readings and Discussion with Kagan Arik, University of Chicago
Monday, March 05, 2012
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Central Asia Workshop

Topic TBD
Monday, March 19, 2012
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: "Democracy@Large"

Film screening of "Democracy at Large" (2006)
Monday, April 02, 2012
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: Nineteenth-Century Persian Travelogues and the Construction of Political Space

Readings and discussion with Christine Noelle-Karimi, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Monday, April 09, 2012
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: Lanuage and Identity Practice Presentations

Talks for Language and Identity in Central Asia by UCLA Grad Students
Monday, April 23, 2012
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: Central Asia: The Geopolitical Perspective

Central Asia Workshop: Readings and discussion
Monday, May 07, 2012
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: Contemporary Urbanization in Mongolia and Eastern Tibet

Led by Rick Miller and Nancy Levine
Monday, June 04, 2012
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: Borders, Ethnicity & Conflict: The Ferghana Valley Border Closing

Led by Ali Hamdan
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: Space and Bor(un)d(ari)ers between China, Russia, Mongolia and Tibet: Political and Cultural Barriers in Eastern Eurasia

Led by Andrew Grant
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: Paper Presentation Workshop

TBD
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: Youth, Community, and Change in Ladakh

Led by Bonnie Dixson
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: CANCELLED
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

CAW: (Re)imagining Kazakh Nationhood Through Cinema

Led by Naomi Caffee
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Meetings will be held weekly. Students who attend all workshops can receive course credit by enrolling in History M287/Anthropology M287.

For more information, Please contact Mia Bennett (mbennett7@ucla.edu)
or Aaron Miller (armiller@international.ucla.edu)