Cambridge Central Asia Forum, An interdisciplinary research centre that brings together scholars from arts and humanities, social, natural and biological sciences to conduct research and to study and aid development in Central Asia.
It also serves as a coordinating body for research in reference to the Central Asia Region, Afghanistan and the Caucasus. The Forum sees the promotion of bilateral academic relations between the region and the UK as part of its primary purpose. This implies gathering and disseminating information about existing activities both within the region and in the UK, and making this information accessible to a wider population. Continue reading
Cambridge Central Asia Forum, Centre for Development Studies, Faculty of
Asian Middle Eastern Studies & Cambridge Kazakhstan Centre are delighted
to announce a Seminar on
‘From Trader to Talib: Merchants, migrants and militancy on the
By Dr. Magnus Marsden, Department of Social Anthropology, School of
Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
2 March 2012, 4-6pm
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Cambridge University Uzbekistan Society and Cambridge Central Asia Forum announces call for papers for the first multidisciplinary conference for Uzbek graduate students doing original research projects in the UK. The Avicenna Conference will take place in Cambridge, March 12-13, 2011. All major academic disciplines ranging from science and technology and social and political science to humanities will be covered. There will be also sessions on multi and interdisciplinary topics. The goal of the conference is to provide an opportunity for Uzbek students in the UK to exchange ideas and bring them together with world renowned senior British academics. This is an excellent opportunity for Uzbek students to showcase their academic potential and to get feedback from top British academics as well as network with their peers and establish personal connections in universities all over the UK. Some senior academics from Uzbeksitan are expected to be present at the meeting also.
As the humanitarian calamity deepens in the South of Kyrgyz Republic and suffering continues, we can no longer only offer our sympathies and hopes for a peaceful settlement. Though from this far there is a limitation on what we can do and achieve, but this is certainly the moment to mobilize resources for humanitarian aid. We have been discussing the possibilities with the national and international organizations including the Kyrgyz Embassy in London and representations from the neighboring states on how to be effective in these difficult times. Continue reading