SOAS University of London

Centre of Contemporary Central Asia & the Caucasus

CCCAC Seminar Programme

The seminars are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.

Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that we do not distribute seminar notes.

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Previous Events in this series

Unpacking the Afghan elections

Anna Larson (Research Associate, SOAS), Antonio Giustozzi (Research Associate SOAS) and Jonathan Goodhand (SOAS)
23 October 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

CIRCASSIA: Exploring the Sounds of an Ancient Country

Vincent Moon and Bulat Khalilov (Directors)
This event will now be held in conjunction with the seminar on the 'Music of the Uzbeks of Northern Afghanistan'.  4 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

'An Enemy We Created': The Myth of the Taliban / Al-Qaeda Merger in Afghanistan, 1970-2010

Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn (Authors)

There is thus an urgent need to re-examine the known facts of the Taliban-al-Qaeda relationship and to tell the story of the Taliban's encounter with internationalist militant Islamism, which is what Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn set out to do in An Enemy We Created.

20 February 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, L67, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Everyday Life and Education of Women in Azerbaijan

Dr Tamara Sivirtseva (Independent Scholar, Associate Member of Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, the University of Chicago)
8 December 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

TBC

Erlan Karin

This event has been cancelled.

2 November 2011, , TBC, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Two Decades of ‘Development’: the Reshaping of Cities and Citizens in Uzbekistan

Dr Tommaso Trevisani (Independent Scholar, PhD from Freie Universität, Berlin)

Due to strike action taking place this week we have had to cancel this seminar. We hope to accommodate Dr Tommaso Trevisani in our seminar programme, but details have yet to be confirmed. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

24 March 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Dialogue Through Film

Screening and discussion of Armenian-Azerbaijani short films about the Karabakh conflict.

9 December 2010, Brunei Gallery, B102, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Seminar: Circassiada 2012 - World Circassian Olympic games in 2012

Dr Sufian Zhemukhov (Member of PONARS Eurasia Program and Former Fulbright Scholar) and Alexey Bekshokov (Chairman of the Union of Abkhaz War Veterans of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, RF)
14 April 2010, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Postcards from Tora Bora

Wazhmah Osman (film director) and Kelly Dolak (co-director)
15 January 2009, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Film Screening: You are not an Orphan [Ty ne sirota] 1962

Director: Shukhrat Abbasov (Uzbekistan)

In this film Abbasov, one of the founders of Uzbek national cinematograph, brings out several issues and concerns, typical for the films of Soviet era – the effects of World War II on family life, life in Soviet orphanages and the ‘internationalism’ of Soviet life.

15 November 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Film Screening: Orator [Voiz] 1998

Director: Yusup Razykov (Uzbekistan)

This film explores the accidental exploits of Iskander, a 40-ish cart driver who is glumly comfortable in the Tashkent of 1915.

8 November 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G50, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Seminar: Nurbulat Masanov: A Commemoration

Bhavna Dave (SOAS – Chair), Annette Bohr (Royal Institute of International Affairs), Natsuko Oka (Institute of Developing Economies, Tokyo), Benjamin Rahr (Bloomberg Television), Laura Masanova (wife of Prof Masanov) and Rachid Nougmanov
1 March 2007, Russell Square: College Buildings, G52, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar: Karabakh: What Price Sovereignty?

Mamuka Kuparadze (Studio Re, Georgia) and Svetlana Korsaia (Abkhazian State Television, Abkhazia)
30 November 2005, Russell Square: College Buildings, KLT, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM