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Podcasts

Podcast: Talab, Rihla, Ghaza: How Central Asian Sufis Rediscovered India and China

Eurasian Empires Seminar Series Lecture by Alexandre Papas, CNRS, Paris

Monday, April 14, 2014

Podcast: Xinjiang in Central Asian and World History

Eurasian Empires Seminar Series Lecture by James Millward, Georgetown University

Monday, February 03, 2014

Podcast: The Ottoman Garden of Eight Paradises: Idris Bitlisi's Persian History

Eurasian Empires Seminar Series Lecture by Ali Anooshahr, UC Davis

Monday, November 25, 2013

Podcast: Looking Inland: From the Coast to the Steppe in Eurasian History

Eurasian Empires Series Inaugural Forum

Friday, November 15, 2013

Emergence of the Modern Afghan State

A lecture by Nile Green, UCLA. Part of the "Afghanistan" Summer 2013 Teacher Institute.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Pre-Modern Afghanistan: Who Are These People?

A lecture by Nile Green, UCLA. Part of the "Afghanistan" Summer 2013 Teacher Institute.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Contested Central Asia: Alexander to the Great Game

A lecture by Touraj Daryaee, UC Irvine. Part of the "Afghanistan" Summer 2013 Teacher Institute.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Contested Again: Afghanistan since 1979

A lecture by Nushin Arbabzadeh, UCLA. Part of the "Afghanistan" Summer 2013 Teacher Institute.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Mongols and the New World History

Opening Remarks by Sebouh Aslanian, Assistant Professor & Richard Hovannisian Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History. Presented at the one-day conference "The Mongols from the Margins: New Perspectives on Central Asians in World History."

Monday, March 11, 2013

No One Knew Who They Were: Russian Interaction with the Mongols

A lecture by Charles Halperin, Russian and East European Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington. Presented at the one-day conference "The Mongols from the Margins: New Perspectives on Central Asians in World History."

Monday, March 11, 2013

Mongol Caucasia: Regional Historiographies and Social Change in an Integrating Eurasian World

A lecture by Steve Rapp, Sam Houston State University. Presented at the one-day conference "The Mongols from the Margins: New Perspectives on Central Asians in World History."

Monday, March 11, 2013

The changing role of women in Cilician Armenian court as a result of interacting with the Mongols

A lecture by Zara Pogossian, Bochum University/John Cabot College (Rome). Presented at the one-day conference "The Mongols from the Margins: New Perspectives on Central Asians in World History."

Monday, March 11, 2013

From Ad Hoc to Ongoing: The Mongol Invasions and the Institutionalization of Authority in Japan

A lecture by Thomas Conlan, Bowdoin College. Presented at the one-day conference "The Mongols from the Margins: New Perspectives on Central Asians in World History."

Monday, March 11, 2013

Reception and (Mis)representation: Mongol Influences on China from the Perspective of Law and Gender

A lecture by Bettine Birge, USC. Presented at the one-day conference "The Mongols from the Margins: New Perspectives on Central Asians in World History."

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Mongol Contribution to Eurasian History

Keynote lecture by Morris Rossabi, Distinguished Professor of History, Queens College, CUNY. Presented at the one-day conference "The Mongols from the Margins: New Perspectives on Central Asians in World History."

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Mongols from the Margins: New Perspectives on Central Asians in World History

Opening Remarks by Nile Green, Professor & Director of the Program on Central Asia. Presented at the one-day conference "The Mongols from the Margins: New Perspectives on Central Asians in World History."

Friday, March 08, 2013

Beyond the Bamiyan Buddhas: Archaeology and History in the Modern and Ancient Persianate World

Welcome and introductory remarks by Nile Green, UCLA. From the conference "Beyond the Bamiyan Buddhas: Archaeology and History in the Modern and Ancient Persianate World"

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Oxus: Bamiyan, Afghanistan and the World

Keynote Lecture by Llewelyn Morgan, Brasenose College, Oxford. Part of the conference "Beyond the Bamiyan Buddhas: Archaeology and History in the Modern and Ancient Persianate World."

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Archaeology and political rivalries 1920-1940: From Afghanistan to Iran

A lecture by Ali Mousavi, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Part of the conference "Beyond the Bamiyan Buddhas: Archaeology and History in the Modern and Ancient Persianate World."

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Afghanistan’s Palimpsest Landscape: Buddhism and Islam in Material Culture

A lecture by Alka Patel, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, UC Irvine. Part of the conference "Beyond the Bamiyan Buddhas: Archaeology and History in the Modern and Ancient Persianate World."

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Archaeology in Danger: How to Deal with Archaeology in the Post-Conflict Context of Today's Afghanistan?

A lecture by Phillipe Marquis, Director, Délégation Archéologique Française en Afghanistan (DAFA), Kabul. From the conference "Beyond the Bamiyan Buddhas: Archaeology and History in the Modern and Ancient Persianate World."

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Beyond the Bamiyan Buddhas: Archaeology and History in the Modern and Ancient Persianate World

Concluding remarks from Monica Smith, UCLA. Part of the conference " Beyond the Bamiyan Buddhas: Archaeology and History in the Modern and Ancient Persianate World."

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Lasting Legacy of the Great Game: ‘Pashtunistan’ Through Afghan Lenses

A talk by Amin Tarzi, Marine Corps University, Quantico. Part of the conference: Great Games? Afghan History through Afghan Eyes

Monday, December 05, 2011

Reclaiming the Past: The Tawarikh-i Hafiz Rahmat Khani and Pashtun Historiography

A talk by Robert Nichols, Richard Stockton College, NJ. Part of the conference: Great Games? Afghan History through Afghan Eyes

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Afghan Historiography in the Twentieth Century

A talk by Senzil Nawid, University of Arizona. Part of the conference: Great Games? Afghan History through Afghan Eyes

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Great Games? Afghan History through Afghan Eyes: Opening Remarks

An introduction by Nile Green, UCLA. Part of the conference: Great Games? Afghan History through Afghan Eyes

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

South Asian Entrepreneurs in Uzbekistan: The Silk Road Reborn?

Podcast of a talk with Karen Leonard, UC Irvine

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Podcast: Entwinements of Islam and Modernity in Central Asia

John Schoeberlein, Harvard University

Monday, April 11, 2011

Podcast: Archaeological Excavations in Mongolia: Current Research

A Program on Central Asia panel presentation featuring lectures by Jan Bemmann and Ursula Brosseder of Bonn University

Monday, April 11, 2011

China-Central Asia Relations and the Role of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

In this talk, Pan Guang will give an overview of 18 years of China-Central Asia relations (1992-2010) and discuss the role of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization over ten years. He will conclude with some perspectives on what China can do in Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan-Pakistan (AF/PAK).

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Roads to Oxiana: The Writing of Travel at the Crossroads of Asia (Panel I)

Central Asia Initiative International Conference (Panel I)

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Roads to Oxiana: The Writing of Travel at the Crossroads of Asia (Panel II)

Central Asia Initiative International Conference (Panel II)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Crossing the Roof of the World, Panel 1

Podcast from Panel One of the Conference held February 19, 2010

Monday, March 01, 2010

Crossing the Roof of the World, Panel 2

Podcast of "Crossing the Roof of the World" Conference, Panel 2

Friday, February 19, 2010

Prehistoric Civilizations Around the Silk Road: The Evidence from the Tocharian Languages

A Central Asia Initiative lecture by Melanie Malzahn, University of Vienna and Visiting Professor, UCLA Program in Indo-European Studies

Monday, November 23, 2009

Changing Religious Landscapes: Why Some Muslims Convert to Christianity-The Case of Central Asia

A Central Asia Initiative Lecture by Olivier Roy

Friday, June 05, 2009

Islam in the New Afghan Public Sphere

Podcast of a public lecture by Nushin Arbabzadah, UCLA held on Thursday, January 22, 2009.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Oil, Gas, and Environment in the Caspian

A panel discussion

Friday, February 06, 2009

Afghanistan after the Taliban: Podcast

Podcast of November 17, 2008 Central Asia Initiative Panel Presentation

Monday, November 17, 2008

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