Symposium “Traces of Empire: Cultural and linguistic contacts across Central and Inner Asia”

On Monday 7th, 2010, a postgraduate symposium at the University of Leeds, called “Traces of Empire: Cultural and linguistic contacts across Central and Inner Asia” will take place.

Dr Alexander Morrison, University of Liverpool, will discuss his paper “Cossacks, Kazakhs, Camels and Kreposti: the Russian conquest of the Steppe, 1839-1865”.

Other papers include:

Lucy Rees, University of Leeds, will discuss “Propagandists and Rebels: The Impact of Socialist Politics on the Themes of Mongolian Feature Films 1936 to 1990”.

Saida Daukeyeva, SOAS, present her paper “Dombra Performance among the Kazakhs of Western Mongolia: Music, Memory and Migration”.

Geoff Humble, University of Leeds, “A Princely sacrifice? The Death of Tolui in Imperial Mongol Historiography”.

Sevket Akyildiz, SOAS, “Citizenship in Soviet Uzbekistan: Theory, Social Issues, and Education”.

Nourmamadcho Nourmamadchoev, SOAS, “In the Midst of Three Mighty Empires: Politics and its Impact on the Religious Landscape in Badakhshan”.

Paul Wordsworth and Gaigysyz Jorayev, Institute of Archaeology, UCL, “Re-discovering the Silk Roads”.

Mark Dickens, University of Cambridge, “Characteristics of Medieval Central Asian Christian Communities: Indigenous Textual Evidence”.

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