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Elise Anderson "Uyghur Arts, History and Heritage in Contemporary Xinjiang"

Mon, Nov 11, 12:00 pm
Hoosier Room, IMU

Elise Anderson, a Doctoral Candidate in the Departments of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and Central Eurasian Studies, will be returning briefly to campus to update us on her ongoing research in Xinjiang. Her talk, entitled "Uyghur Arts, History and Heritage in Contemporary Xinjiang," will be held on November 11th, from noon to one in the Hoosier Room, IMU.

"My dissertation project explores the development of a 'Uyghur arts system,' early-twentieth century through the present. In this talk I will give an update on my ethnographic and archival research, which began in December 2012 and will continue through December 2014. I will share the research questions and methods that inform my project and will also discuss the challenges I have faced as a foreign researcher in Xinjiang, along with plans for the next phase of my research."

This is the third in the new Graduate Student Brown Bag Talks, designed to allow students to share their research, work, experiences and goals with their peers. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with and learn from graduate students in a more informal setting.

Students from other departments are invited to attend.

Teresa Nichols, Tuesday, October 29th, 12-1 in Ballantine 004.

John Dechant, Monday, November 4th, 12-1, Charter Room IMU.

Elise Anderson, Monday, November 11th, 12-1, Hoosier Room IMU.

Kris Rees, Tuesday, November 19th, 12-1 in Ballantine 004.

Tim Grose, Tuesday, December 3rd, 12-1, Hoosier Room IMU.

Sponsored by:
Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center