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Central Asia Workshop Archive

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

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

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

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 Marjan Wardaki (mwardaki@ucla.edu)
or Elizabeth Leicester (eleicester@international.ucla.edu)