Second Annual Interdisciplinary
Eurasia Research Conference
at
School of Oriental and African Studies, SOAS
Russell Square, London
Jointly organized by The Eurasian Studies Society (TESS) and New Research on Central Asia and Caucasus (NRCAC)
Conference Chairs: Sevket Akyildiz (SOAS) & Gaigysyz Jorayev (UCL)
Contact e-mail: eurasiasocietyuk@gmail.com 
Venue: Room G2, SOAS, Russell Square, London
Saturday 18 February 2012, (Starts at 9.00- ends at 17.00pm)
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Programme 
 Welcome (Dr. Sevket Akyildiz, SOAS)

Panel 1- [9.05- 10.50]   – Identity, Culture and Anthropology Chair: Dr. Otambek Mastibekov, Aga Khan University, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations, London

  • Diana Ibanez  (PhD Candidate, SOAS, London)

Taloq or ‘Fast Track Divorce’: Subjectivity, Personhood, and Mexican Soap Operas in Kulob, Southern Tajikistan

  •  Bolant Yeskarauly (PhD Candidate, Leicester University)

Kazakhness and Kazakhstanshipness in the 21st Century

  • Rebecca Beardmore (PhD Candidate, UCL)

The Past is Another Country: Reflections on Conducting Archaeology in the Post-Soviet, Multinational, Nation-state of Kazakhstan

  • Diana Kudaibergenova (PhD Cambridge University)

National Identity in Post-Soviet Central Asia: Soviet Legacy and Primordialism Post-1991 Coffee Break [10.50-11.10] Panel 2 – History [11.10-12.50] Chair: Katherine Hughes, PhD Candidate, SOAS

  • Dr. Elena Paskaleva (Leiden University, Holland)

The Bibi Khanum Kosh in Samarqand: Its Mongol and Timurid Architecture

  • Stefan Peychev (PhD Candidate, University of Illinois).

Capital Cities and Imperial Ideology in Eurasia, 1200-1500

  • Nourmamadcho Nourmamadchoev (PhD Student, SOAS, London)

Soviet and Post-Soviet Sources on Mughal – Tajik Historiography

  • Barakatullo Ashurov (PhD Student, SOAS, London)

Sogdian Texts from Sogdiana: Eighty Years Ago and Now Lunch Break [12.50-13.30] Panel 3 –  [13.30- 14.50] Migration & Social Development Chair: Sultonbek Aksakolov, PhD Candidate, SOAS

  • Bogumil Terminski (PhD Candidate, University of Warsaw/Geneva)

Environmentally Induced Migrations: Theoretical Frameworks and Current Challenges

  • Gulzat Botoeva (PhD Candidate, Essex University)

Social and Economic Conditions of Drug Production in Kyrgyzstan

  • Zamira Dildorbekova (Exeter University, UK)

The Dynamics of Islam and Modernity in Tajikistan Coffee Break [14.50-15.10] Panel 4 – [15.15-16.50] International Relations & Politics Chair: Zayra M Badillo Castro, PhD Candidate, SOAS

  • Cyrus Ki Yip Yee (PhD Candidate, SOAS)

China’s New Administration in the Inner Asian Frontiers in the Late Qing Period 1901-11

  • Timothy Alexander Nunan (PhD Candidate, Oxford University)

Soviet Development Thought, the ‘Central Asian Consensus’, and Soviet Afganovedeniie. c. 1953-1991

  • Dr. Filiz Katman (Istanbul Aydın University)

New Great Game, South Caucasus and NATO

  • Aijan Sharshenova (PhD Candidate, Leeds University)

Democracy Promotion in Central Asia: the European Union’s Strategy Towards Kyrgyzstan Closing Remarks: Dr. Gül Berna Özcan, Royal Holloway, University of London http://eurasiastudies-society.com/submitted-papers-2011/

Conference Sponsors –
Arcadia University,
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London,
Royal Holloway, University of London.
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Post event dinner at 19:00 PM Sofra Restaurant, Covent Garden, London.
http://www.sofra.co.uk/sofra_coventgarden.htm £17.00 per person (payable on the night).