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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
10367 Bunche Hall


Azzout, Mounira. 1999. The Soviet Interpretation and Preservation of the Ancient Heritage of Uzbekistan: The Example of Bukhara. In Bukhara: The Myth and the Architecture. Attilio Petruccioli (ed). Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture.

Demchenko, Igor. "Decentralized Past: Heritage Politics in Post-Stalin Central Asia." Future Anterior 8.1 (2011): 64-80. Project MUSE.

Shaw, Charles. "The Gur-i Amir Mausoleum and the Soviet Politics of Preservation." Future Anterior -. Future Anterior: Journal of Historic Preservation History Theory;Summer2011, Vol. 8 Issue 1, P42, June 2011.


The Central Asia Workshop is an interdisciplinary discussion group sponsored by the UCLA Program on Central Asia. The goal of the workshop is to encourage graduate student research on Central Asia by creating a space where students and interested faculty can discuss research, theory and ideas with others who have experience or interest in the region. The workshop is a forum for exploring recent research and classical and contemporary theoretical perspectives that inform work in Central Asia. Weekly discussions are led by members on a rotating basis, and topics are determined by group interests.

Meetings will be held on scheduled Tuesdays 12:30-2:00 pm.

For information about joining the Central Asia Workshop, contact Hannah Reiss at

Sponsor(s): Program on Central Asia

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