Cambridge Central Asia Forum in collaboration with the Faculty of Asian
and Middle Eastern Studies, Centre for Development Studies, University of
Cambridge and, Cambridge University Kazakhstan Society and Cambridge
University Uzbekistan Society
Are delighted to announce the Seminar Series for Lent Term 2012
(Every Friday in February from 4-6pm, 10 February, 17 February, 24 February)
10 FEBRUARY 2012 Boram Shin, PhD Candidate, Slavonic Studies (MML),
University of Cambridge, “Between ‘Socialist in content’ and ‘Nationalist
in form’: 1937 Decade of Uzbek Art and Literature”, with a special
presentation on ‘Doing fieldwork in Uzbekistan’ Continue reading
Nothing in this world lasts for ever, and nothing belongs to us…
This story was chosen from thousands of others and comes from the lands of the Great Silk Road. As the legend says, a mighty Khan ruled a great kingdom, but he was not blessed with an heir and suffered from loneliness. Also among all his courtiers there was not one he could trust. Instead he relied solely on his beloved horse.
The play opens with a wise Sufi Dervish telling his story through poems, rubayats, music and dance.
First MIRI Workshop: Materiality of the Islamic Rural Economy
University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
24-25 August, 2012
Submission deadline: 29 February, 2012
Islam has been frequently characterised as an urban religion, with the
rural world being cast in a lesser or supporting role in Islamic
societies. Landscape archaeology has drawn attention to the need for
off-site investigation in many areas of the Islamic world, but Continue reading
Aigine Cultural Research Center is pleased to announce its upcoming
international seminar on Living Epics and Contemporary Epic Reciters
to be held on June 27 July 1 2012 in Kyrgyzstan. The seminar will be
held with the financial support of The Christensen Fund and in the
framework of the scientific symposium The Spiritual Heritage of the
Turkic World of Central Eurasia, jointly organized by the Institute of
Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Science.
The next Moscow International MICE Forum traditionally organized by aiGroup will be held on March 19, 2012 in Moscow, at TC Tishinka.
MICE remain a relatively new business area for Russia. About five years ago this segment was entered by companies whose executives saw a good outlook for growth. It’s clear now that they were in the right. The market of MICE (this acronym stands for Meetings + Incentives + Congresses – Exhibitions & Events) is rapidly developing. It should be noted that these services are particularly in demand in times of crisis. Difficulties faced by many companies forced them to slash the number of corporate events abroad, but on the other hand, demand for business tours has burgeoned as participation in exhibitions, conventions and conferences became a vital necessity. Looking for new markets, Continue reading
PhD scholarship programmes for the 2012-2013 academic year
The University of Central Asia (UCA) is pleased to announce its Central Asian Faculty Development Programme’s (CAFDP) PhD scholarship programmes at its partner institutions – University of Montana (UM), United States and University of Alberta (U of A), Canada in the following fields:
1. Geosciences including environmental hazards, earthquakes, and disasters; Environment, Natural Resource Management, and Rural Development; and Cultural Heritage. These fields are supported through the UCA- UM partnership.
For further information about UCA and/or UM, please visit: http://www.ucentralasia.org/cafdp.asp orhttps://www.applyweb.com/apply/uomont/
2. Mountain Tourism and Ethnomusicology supported through the UCA- U of A partnership.
For further information about UCA or U of A, please visit http://www.ucentralasia.org/cafdp.asp orhttp://www.gradstudies.ualberta.ca/intl/
The deadline for applications is February 13, 2012. Continue reading
World Bandy Championship 2012 will be held in the city of Almaty from January 29 to February 5. About 15 national teams from all over the world will take part in this Championship. 6 teams of group A will compete at high-latitude rink “Medeu”. Teams of group B, C will compete at reserve rink of Central Stadium. Continue reading
When: 3 February 2012, 19:00
London, SE1 8XX. Admission Free.
Where: The Front Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
As part of the World Routes on the Road evening of ‘World Music’, organised by BBC Radio 3, TEAS is pleased to support this concert by Gochag Askarov and his Ensemble. Having performed to wide acclaim at the WOMAD Festivals in the UK, New Zealand and Australia, vocalist Gochag has cut several CDs and appeared in the awardwinning filmThe Mystical Music of Mugham Comes to Montana, produced by TEAS. He is renowned as one of the foremost living exponents of classical mugham, with a voice of unmatched purity and passion.
Please note that the evening of free events begins at 17.30hrs.
When: 1-2 December, 2012
Where: Cambridge, UK
“Popular Culture in Turkic Asia and Afghanistan:
Performance and Belief”
The popular culture of this area is unique and contains many specific genres. Even though in the past many traditional forms of music culture had been adapted to religious purposes, during latter centuries they have taken on a different appearance. Today when the development of TV and radio is global, influencing daily life and transforming the original practice of local performances, music has become an enclave where features of the past and present are intertwined. Popular music conveys a number of references to previous music and its religions connections, and our task is to focus on such cases. Continue reading