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Talk by Dr O'Connor (UCL Anthropology) on 'Dushanbe: old or new? A city beyond its borders'

When May 03, 2019
from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Where Room S1, Alison Richard Building
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Cambridge Central Asia Forum in collaboration with the Centre of Development Studies and GCRF COMPASS invites you to a talk by
Dr A. O' Connor, University College London, UK
'Dushanbe: old or new? A city beyond its borders'


Date: 3 May 2019

Time: 11-1pm

Venue: Room S1, Alison Richard Building,7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP


Biography: Her current research interests explore the lives of cultural producers, or intelligentsia, of Dushanbe, Tajikistan. By tracing the lives of multiple generations of artists and scholars, this project aims to reflect on how ideas and artistic/literary movements were produced, used, shared and transformed during Tajikistan's fast-changing history. The research focuses on the longue durée of knowledge production and social consciousness over the past century with the arrival and collapse of Communism and the following 25 years of national independence. The lives, ambitions and projects of Tajik cultural producers highlight the successes and failures of Soviet ideology, and the varied and conflicting frameworks of social change that different social groups and generations of people think and work within.



Everyone is welcome.