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Thirteenth Annual CESS Conference

Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 12:00pm to Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 12:00pm

The Thirteenth Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) will be held at Indiana University, hosted by the Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies and the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center. The program will feature panel and paper topics relating to all aspects of humanities and social science scholarship on Central Eurasia, a geographic domain which extends from the Black Sea and Iranian Plateau to Mongolia and Siberia, including the Caucasus, Crimea, Middle Volga, Afghanistan, Tibet, Xinjiang, and Central and Inner Asia.

Silk Road Bayram (Festival)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm

The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University and the Silk Road Institute Present The 19th Annual Silk Road Bayram in a program of Dance and music of the Turkic World of the Silk Road Cultures

Featuring guest artists Cavit Tebrizli (Turkey), Hasan Mamedov (Turkmenistan/Russia), Simin Sabri (Norway/Azerbaijan) & Behrouz Farrokhi (USA/ Azerbaijan)

With Music and dance from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, East Turkistan, Greece, Middle East, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan

Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Cultural Fair, 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7-10 p.m.
Includes a Fashion Show

A Concert of Azerbaijani Classical Music

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A concert of Azerbaijani classical music performed by Dr. Aida Huseynova
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The modern Republic of Azerbaijan lies in the eastern Caucasian region along the western shore of the Caspian Sea, a point of contact between world powers. The area has been under varying degrees of foreign rule for much of its history. From the 16th to 18th centuries, what is today Azerbaijan was under the control of the Safavid dynasty of Persia, leading to the conversion of the formerly Sunni area to Shi'ite Islam. In the early 19th century, much of the southern Caucuses were incorporated into the expanding Russian Empire at the expense of Ottoman and Iranian territory.


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