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Cambridge Central Asia Forum


Cambridge Central Asia Forum & Centre of Development Studies Seminar Series

Paper 400 Friday Required Seminar


Michaelmas Term 2021

Time: 11-1pm (Every Friday in Term Time)

Venue: Blended/Webinar (Zoom) Registration Link:


15 October Rustamjon Urinboyev, Lund University, 'Ethnic and Religious Identities in Russian Penal Institutions: A Case Study of Uzbek Transnational Prisoners'

22 October Ayse Zarakol, University of Cambridge, ‘Before the West, The rise and Fall of World Orders in the East’

29 October Rahilya Geybullayeva, Baku Slavic University, ‘Modern criteria for shared cultural past: Azerbaijani literature and beyond’

5 November Hyunhee Park, Associate Professor of History at the City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the CUNY, ‘The Story of Soju: Distillation in Mongol Korea, its Eurasian Roots, and Global Context’ 

12 November Jacqueline Armijo, NYU-Shanghai, 'How a Muslim from Bukhara Serving in the Yuan Dynasty Came to Have a Major Impact on Southwest China'

19 November Z.M. Dalmai, Sussex Asia Centre, ‘Current Developments in Afghanistan’

26 November Katie Campbell, King's Silk Roads Programme, University of Cambridge, ‘Archaeological Exploration of ‘Silk Road Cities’ in Central Asia’

3 December Address by His Excellency Edil Baisalov, Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United Kingdom


Everyone is welcome.

In collaboration with UKRI GCRF COMPASS & School of International Studies at Jeonbuk National University (Republic of Korea)


Contact: Prajakti Kalra (

Friday, 15 October, 2021 - 11:00 to 13:00
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