« The « Post » and the « Past » in Central Asia’s Future »

Call for papers for the  joint conference organised by Cambridge Central Asia Forum and Centre for Development Studies, University of Cambridge titled « The « Post » and the « Past » in Central Asia’s Future« .

« The « Post » and the « Past » in Central Asia’s Future » Conference 14-15 March 2014, Hosted by Cambridge Central Asia Forum & Centre for Development Studies University of Cambridge, UK Call for Papers We are delighted to announce a call for papers for a conference titled The « Post » and the « Past » in Central Asia’s Future. We welcome contributions from scholars working on Central Asia, Inner Asia, the Caucuses and contiguous Asian and European regions Individual academic disciplines have specific designs for choosing methodologies and time frames and consequently generate specific perspectives on research problems. The application of these many and varied perspectives in a given geographical region can result in a bewildering array of understandings regarding practices or events. The extensive literature generated on Central Asia across a number of disciplines shows considerable evidence of the difficulties involved in identifying the relations between continuous and discontinuous factors operating in the region. The continuities and discontinuities identified by each academic discipline result in a specific configuration of Central Asia and when taken together in a multi-disciplinary framework may generate a more holistic understanding of the historical and contemporary trajectory of the region. Such a multi-disciplinary approach would be based on a reconfiguration of the particular forms of defining, dealing with and even instituting  differences, distinctions and borders, within both the objects  and method of study. The individual papers and panels will examine the implications of continuities and discontinuities within the spheres of  literature, religion, education, politics, society and economy to investigate the manner in which the ready translations in academic disciplines map onto the more perplexing movements such as those between tradition and modernity, nationalism and cosmopolitanism, industrialisation and the environment, the market and the state and the citizen and the nation.

Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2014 and full papers are due 10 March 2014 to be considered for further publication. Please send your abstracts and inquiries to dk406@cam.ac.uk (Diana T. Kudaibergenova).

Interaction in the Himalayas and Central Asia – 25-27 Nov. 2013

Interaction in the Himalayas and Central Asia: processes of transfer, translation and transformation in art, archaeology, religion and polity from antiquity to the present day

Third International SEECHAC Colloquium, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna (1010 Wien, Dr.-Ignaz-Seipel Platz 2)

25-27 Nov. 2013

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Asian Literature and Translation (ALT), Call for Articles

Asian Literature and Translation (ALT) is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal established by the Centre for the History of Religion in Asia (CHRA), Cardiff University.

The main objective of the journal is to publish research papers, translations, and reviews in the field of Asian religious literature (construed in the widest sense) in a form that makes them quickly and easily accessible to the international academic community, to professionals in related fields, such as theatre and storytelling, and to the general public. The scope of the journal covers the cultural, historical, and religious literature of South, Southeast, East and Central Asia in the relevant languages (e.g. Sanskrit, Pali, Chinese, Tibetan, Japanese, et al.). We particularly welcome literary translations, including extracts from longer works in progress, manuscript reports and commentarial material, new adaptations of classic texts, archive stories and debate pieces, and the discussion of new approaches to translation. Book and performance reviews, including visual material, and letters to the editor, including responses to published material, are also solicited.Contributions are welcome on a wide range of topics in the research area as defined above.

For further information see: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/share/research/centres/chra/whatwedo/journal-asian-lit-and-translation.html.

Call for Articles

The Journal of the Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia (ACME) is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the anthropological studies of all societies and cultures in the Middle East and Central Eurasia.

Its scope is to publish original research by social scientists not only in the area of anthropology but also in sociology, folklore, religion, material culture and related social sciences. It includes all areas of modern and contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia (Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, China) including topics on minority groups and religious themes. The journal also will review monographic studies, reference works, results of conferences, and international workshops. ACME also publishes review essays, reviews of books and multimedia products (including music, films, and web sites) relevant to the main aims of the journal.

All submissions for articles are peer-reviewed. ACME is published with the financial support and collaboration of GroupeSocietes, Religions, Laicites, Centre National de la RechercheScientifique (CNRS), France.

For general inquiries and Instructions for Authors, please visit: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/anthropologyiran/acme/contact/

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