A wonderful evening with Sirojiddin Juraev

At #ESCAS2015 we had the great pleasure to listen to one of the most virtuosic dutar players in Central Asia today — Mr. Sirojiddin Juraev from Tajikistan. He comes from a lineage of dutar players in the northern part of the country and was taught first by his father.

He was nominated for the Grammy in 2006 and will be based at Harvard University, US from January 2016 onwards as a Fulbright Scholar in Residence.

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Conference Programme Online

Our conference programme is now online!

 

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Please click on the image above or go to http://www.isek.uzh.ch/veranstaltungen/conference/escas2015/2015ESCASProgram.pdf

to browse through our panels, see who will be participating and what exciting side events are scheduled!

Looking forward to seeing all of you at this year’s ESCAS Conference in Zurich

Working hard on our conference programme

Only one month to go and the organizing committee is working hard on putting the conference programme together.

We are looking forward to interesting panels from anthropology, history, political science, literature studies, economics and other disciplines.

The topic of the conference – “Central Asia in the 21st Century. Historical trajectories, contemporary challenges and everyday encounters” has proven to attract interesting topics and abstracts.

Looking forward to seeing you soon in Zurich. Watch this space for more information coming up soon! Your organizing committee.

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Welcome, new ESCAS members!

ESCAS is growing! Recently, five new members have joined our organization:

  1. Khushnudbek Abdurasulov; The Institute of History, Academy of Sciences (Uzbekistan)
  2. Maxim Menschenin; University of Glasgow (UK)
  3. Aida Alymbaeva; Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Germany)
  4. Till Mostowlansky; Central Asian Studies, University of Bern (Switzerland)
  5. Thomas Stephan Eder; University of Vienna (Austria)

Welcome to all of them!

 

If you are also interested in joining the ESCAS-community, please send the following information to

the membership secretary and treasurer Dr Zifa-Alua Auezova (zauezova[at]yahoo.com)

Title

First name

Second name

Institute/Organization

Website

Mailing address

Postal/Zip code

City

Country

Telephone

Fax

E-mail

Fields of interest

The Lifetime membership fee is € 100.

A special reduced fee of 50 applies for citizens of the following  states: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

You can pay the membership fee by making a transfer to the following bank account:

Rabobank Bank, Account number: 143912747

Account holder: Zifa Auezova, “for ESCAS related payments”

IBAN: NL97 RABO 0143 9127 47 BIC: RABONL2U

Bank address: 87-91 ‘s-Hertogenbosch, 5224AS, Netherlands

Welcome, new ESCAS member!

ESCAS welcomes its new member, Professor Bruno De Cordier from the Department of Conflict and Development Studies of Ghent University.

Prof. De Cordier’s thematic interests related to the Caspian-Central Asian space include social history, identity and social mobility, the social impact of globalization, the aid economy, and the social role and position of Islam, Christianity and of religious actors in general. He worked for years in the sector of humanitarian and development aid before and has lived in Central Asia for several years. Countrywise, Professor De Cordier focuses on Azerbaijan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan.

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If you are also interested in joining the ESCAS-community, please send the following information to

the membership secretary and treasurer Dr Zifa-Alua Auezova (zauezova[at]yahoo.com)

Title

First name

Second name

Institute/Organization

Website

Mailing address

Postal/Zip code

City

Country

Telephone

Fax

E-mail

Fields of interest

 

The Lifetime membership fee is € 100.

A special reduced fee of 50 applies for citizens of the following  states: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

You can pay the membership fee by making a transfer to the following bank account:

Rabobank Bank, Account number: 143912747

Account holder: Zifa Auezova, “for ESCAS related payments”

IBAN: NL97 RABO 0143 9127 47 BIC: RABONL2U

Bank address: 87-91 ‘s-Hertogenbosch, 5224AS, Netherlands

Timetable ESCAS 2015

Timetable

Proposal Deadline until 16 March 2015
Notification of Acceptance until 10 May 2015
Online Registration opens on 10 July 2015
Registration Payment Deadline until 31 August 2015
On-Site registration for Delegates 8 October 2015
Start of the Conference 8 October 2015