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Central Asia Workshop


The Central Asia Workshop, sponsored by the APC’s Program on Central Asia, is a peer-led interdisciplinary working group that supports the research of graduate students, faculty, and visiting scholars from diverse fields who are  interested in Central Asia and its frontier regions, including to Western China, Tibet, the post-Soviet space, South Asia, the Persianate world, the Near East, the Caucasus, and the Balkans. The workshop is a platform for graduate students to share academic works-in-progress, including papers, prospectuses, chapters of dissertation, and grant applications. The group welcomes participants from a wide range of historical periods and disciplines whose interests lie in this broad and diverse region, including but not limited to History, Geography, Religious Studies, Classical Studies, Literature, Sociology, Anthropology, Archaeology, Philosophy, Ethnomusicology, or any other field, so long as their research interests pertain to the geopolitical space defined as Central Asia.  Course credit is available.

 

Please contact caw@international.ucla.edu for information.


Central Asia Workshop 2019–2020

Central Asia Workshop: Reflections: A Summer in Tajikistan

Presentation by Julie Ershadi Thursday, October 10, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Central Asia Workshop: Disenchanted With the Immigration Dream-Nightmare: The Sociological Formation of Ex-Immigrant Subjectivity

Presentation by Jacob Thomas Friday, November 22, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

CAW: Dzongkha, GNH and the Hegemonic in Bhutan: Manufacturing Nationalism and Transnational Belonging Through Language

Presentation by Brian Young, Department of Anthropology Thursday, January 23, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

CAW: Indo-European Linguistics of Central Asia I

Workshop with Hrach Martirosyan, Lecturer in Eastern Armenian, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures Tuesday, February 4, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

POSTPONED: CAW: Indo-European Linguistics of Central Asia II

Workshop with Hrach Martirosyan, Lecturer in Eastern Armenian, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures Tuesday, February 18, 2020

CAW: Central Asia and Tibet I

Workshop with Federica Venturi, visiting scholar in the Department of Anthropology Thursday, February 20, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

CAW: Central Asia and Tibet II

Workshop with Federica Venturi, visiting scholar in the Department of Anthropology Thursday, February 27, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

CAW: Editing and Rewriting in Medieval Persian Poetry

Presentation by Julie Ershadi, Program of Iranian Studies, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures Thursday, March 5, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


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

For more information, please email caw@international.ucla.edu

Click here to view an archive of Central Asia Workshop topics.