Schedule-Saturday, February 27th

Saturday, February 27th

Franke Institute for the humanities – 1100 East 57th Street

9:00am Breakfast

9:30am Second Keynote Lecture

Writing Central Asian History in the Shadow of Empire

Adeeb Khalid (Carleton College)

10:45 Break

11:00am Border Crossings: Intellectual and Cultural Exchange

Chair: Robert Bird (University of Chicago)

The Hamidian Massacres and Ottoman Reactions to the 1905 Pogroms in the Russian Empire

Toygun Altintas (University of Chicago)

Internal Borders, Internal Enemies: Soviet Nationalities in the History of Belomor Canal

Mieka Erley (Colgate University)

Russia and the Middle East, Twentieth-Century Connections

Eileen Kane (Connecticut College)

Discussant: Holly Shissler (University of Chicago)

12:45pm Lunch

1:45pm Stalinism in Central Asia: Collectivization, Modernity and Tradition

Chair: Flora Roberts (University of Tübingen)

Kazakhstan’s ‘Little October’: The Attack on Kazakh Elites, 1928

Sarah Cameron (University of Maryland)

Agitation for the Kolkhoz: Constructing Stalinist Socio-economic Transformation from below in Uzbekistan

Marianne Kamp (University of Wyoming)

Millionaire kolkhozes, Soviet satraps: collectivized cotton in the Tajik Ferghana Valley

Flora Roberts (University of Tübingen)

Discussant: Faith Hillis (University of Chicago)

3:30pm Break

3:45pm Language Policy, Language Contact and Cultural Change

Chair: Kağan Arık (University of Chicago)


Qut and Umeniye: Russian Hegemony and Central Asian Cultures

Miriam Tripaldi (University of Chicago)

Developing a New Literary Language: The Case of Altai

Milan Simic (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

The effects of Soviet language policy in Tajikistan

John Perry  (University of Chicago)

Discussant: Uli Schamiloglu (University of Wisconsin, Madison)