The Central Eurasia Discourse Discussion Forum Extended to Silk Road Histories

A future workshop aiming at
“Rethinking Global Histories for the Present:
The Land and Maritime Silk Road in Eurasia”

In our discussion forum set up on the SIPCATS Blog earlier this year, issues pertaining to Central Eurasia were attended to with regard to the much-changing political and cultural processes that have been going on in this part of the world during the last 25 years. For the next few months we will broaden our focus for a consideration of Silk Road histories in a still more comprehensive fashion from the point of view of both time and territory.

For a workshop to be held on 28-30 April, 2017, the organizers, Prof. Selçuk Esenbel, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Dr. Fernando Rosa, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, and the SIPCATS Director, Prof. Birgit Schlyter, would like to invite researchers and specialists to interdisciplinary discussions of “Imperial Legacies along Silk Routes” and their relevance for present-day policies and managements in Central Eurasia and the Indian Ocean.

The workshop will be a joint arrangement between Asian Studies Center at Boğaziçi University, with which all three organizers are affiliated, and Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul (SRII). It will be preceded by preparatory seminars at SRII. The first seminar has been scheduled for Friday this week (2 December, 2016) and will be presented by Fernando Rosa under the title of “Revisiting Connected and Global Histories in Eurasia and the Indian Ocean”.

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