Central Eurasian Studies at MEHAT 2015

This year at the 30th Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference, there are two events directly related to Central Eurasia.

First, a panel from 1:30-2:50 PM on May 1, 2015:
Room: Stuart Hall 101
Panel title: Central Eurasian Studies (sponsored by the Committee on Central Eurasian Studies)
Discussant: Michael Bechtel, University of Chicago
Kevin Gledhill, Yale University – “Trans-Caspian Diplomacy and the Coming of Qajar Rule in Gilan”
Donohon Abdugafurova, Emory University – “Anbar Otin’s Treatise on the Philosophy of the Blacks
Rahimjon Abdugafurov, Emory University – “The Epic of Lady Mary by Sulayman Baqirghani”

Second, the Committee on Central Eurasian Studies is sponsoring a Happy Hour, 5:00 PM on May 2, 2015, at Ida Noyes Hall.

We look forward to seeing both new and familiar faces at these exciting events!

Central Asian Persian Circle: Sam Hodgkin

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Sam Hodgkin, an active CCES member, is a doctoral student in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on the role of the Soviet Union in the making of modern Persianate literature, and vice versa. In his work, he follows Central Asian, Iranian, and Turkish writers and artworks as they wander around twentieth-century Eurasia.

This talk will be in Persian.

Lecture Series: Turkay Gasimova

The Committee on Central Eurasian Studies Lecture Series Presents:

Humanitarian and Military Missions Sent by the US Government to the Middle East and Caucasus During the First Two Years After World War I

by Turkay Gasimova
Lecturer of Early Modern and Modern European and American History,
Baku State University
Fulbright, California State University – Fullerton

Friday, January 9, 2015 at 4:30pm Stuart Hall 105, University of Chicago