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Collection of Loanable Resources

The IAUNRC maintains a collection of DVDs, books, traditional clothing, and other resources that may be loaned for non-commercial use to instructors and students of non-profit educational institutions and to individuals for private use.

Recovering the Richness of Central Asian Nomadic Culture: The Challenges for Public Memory

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

A lecture by Dr. Saule Satayeva, Vice Director of Kazakhstan’s Central State Archive of Cinema and Photography and Fulbright Fellow at American University. Dr. Satayeva is currently conducting archival research related to American travelers who illuminated Kazakh Nomadic culture through their visual and written documents. Through her study of archival documents in the U.S., her hope is to preserve their heritage, and help create academic exchanges and joint research projects between our countries.

Commemoration of the 1848 Revolution in Hungary

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Annually on March 15th Hungarians commemorate the Revolution and following War of Independence against the Austrian-Habsburg rule in 1848-49.

Ready for Democracy? Religion and Political Culture in the Orthodox and Islamic Worlds

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 8:00am to Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 5:00pm

Can cultural and religious expression create a barrier to the development of democratic government? Recent events in predominantly Islamic and Orthodox regions invite us to reexamine conventional assessments of Russia, Central Asia, North Africa, the Middle East, and other parts of the world as historically ill-suited to democratic political practice.

Tiny Country, Global Player: Estonian Foreign Policy in 2013

On January 16th, 2013, Indiana University was paid a special visit by the Ambassador of Estonia to the United States, Marina Kaljurand. This visit was sponsored by the Department of Central Eurasian Studies, the West European Studies Center, the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, the Russian and East European Institute, and the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia.

Music at the Court of the Esterházys: Works by Haydn, Stamitz, and Esterházy

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

A recital of Hungarian music.

EASC Special Lecture - Career Research and Preparation for Work and Life after College with K. Peter Kuchinke

Friday, February 1, 2013 - 2:30pm to 3:50pm

K. Peter Kuchinke is a Professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he also serves as Director of Graduate Studies. He is President-Elect of the University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education and Erasmus Mundus PromoDoc Ambassador.

Roundtable Discussion: "Looking East and West: Crossing Cultural Borders and Building Disciplinary Bridges in Medieval Studies"

Friday, January 18, 2013 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Faculty panelists Asma Afsaruddin (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures), Christopher Atwood (Central Eurasian Studies), Christopher Beckwith (Central Eurasian Studies), Manling Luo (East Asian Languages and Cultures), and John Walbridge (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures) will discuss their research, the value of trans-cultural perspectives, and the possibilities for cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary engagement in Medieval Studies.

Spring 2012

A Weekend of Central Eurasia

Highlights from the Fiftieth Anniversary of the IAUNRC and the Thirteenth Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society


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