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Language and Identity in Central Asia

A two-day conference sponsored by the UCLA Program on Central Asia

Friday, May 04, 2012
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall

The UCLA Program on Central Asia is pleased to announce that it will be holding a conference on language and identity in Central Asia on May 4-5, 2012. Graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and junior faculty will take part in a two-day workshop to present and discuss their work in this area. These participants will be joined by a group of three invited established scholars in the field and faculty discussants. Confirmed invited scholars are Professors Azade-Ayse Rorlich of the University of Southern California, and Gardner Bovingdon of Indiana University, and Harsha Ram of UC Berkeley. Other invited scholars will be listed on the conference webpage as soon as their participation has been confirmed.

The conference is organized along four axes of interaction between Central Asia and other parts of the world:

  • contact with the Islamic Middle East and Ottoman world
  • contact with the Russian Empire and its successor states
  • internal contact among populations of Central Asia
  • contacts with China and East Asia

Each axis will begin with a keynote talk by an invited scholar, followed by one or two panels that further explore the area.

For full schedule and more information, please visit the conference website.


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Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Postcolonial Literature and Theory Colloquium

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