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The hosting of Central Eurasian themed events is an important component of the IAUNRC's educational outreach efforts. Coverage of events held in the past can be seen at our website's Past Events Highlights page and also in our collection of biannual newsletters. For the latest Center-related news, please see our What's New page.

Upcoming Events

Sun, Sep 24
12:00 pm
Oliver Winery- 200 East Winery Road
Thu, Sep 28
12:00 pm
GISB 3067
Thu, Oct 5
10:10 am
Various
Mon, Oct 9
7:00 pm
IU Cinema
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What's New at the IAUNRC

The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) is pleased to announce 2018-2019 fellowship programs for students and scholars based in the U.S. and Canada: 

The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

A combination of environmental change, urbanization, and fewer herders learning the tradition of Camel Coaxing have left the practice in danger of being lost. This led the Mongolian government to petition UNESCO that the coaxing ritual for camels be given a place on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding, The ritual was added to the list in 2015.

This spring, the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) will be hosting the 3rd Conference on Central Asian Languages and Linguistics (ConCALL-3) at Indiana University from March 2-4, 2018.

Keynote Speakers for the conference include leading names in Turkic and Iranian linguistics, as well as second language acquisition and heritage language learning:

  • Jason Rothman, Professor of Literacy and Multilingualism, University of Reading, UK
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Past Events Highlights

By Shahlo Seidmedova

On Friday, November 11, the film “Bringing Tibet Home” was screened at Woodburn Hall in IMU followed by a Q&A session with the director, Tenzin Tsetan Choklay. Choklay is a New York based Tibetan filmmaker who won the “Emerging Director Award” at the 2014 Asian American International Film Festival in New York City.

By Jessica Storey-Nagy

In early November, Professor Péter Krekóand I were invited to talk to students and faculty at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina about the importance of international and area studies and to share our research on Hungarian nationalism.

The Department of Central Eurasian Studies lost two long-time department members this past summer. Professor Emeritus Mihály Szegedy-Maszák and Professor Emeritus Yuri Bregel both made numerous and invaluable contributions to the university over the past two decades, and both were renowned world wide in their respective fields.  “The contributions of Professors Bregel and Szegedy-Maszák , as both teachers and scholars in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies, were simply outstanding and will remain firmly fixed in our memory,” said Dr.

Assalom Uzbek classes at IU Bridges Language Program

Shahloh Seidmedova

Learning the Art of Uyghur Dolan Meshrep

By Rebecca Martin

 

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