Colloquia

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Each semester, the Havighurst Center hosts the Havighurst Colloquia Series. This lecture series, which is attached to an undergraduate, cross-listed topics course focusing on Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (REEES), is comprised of invited guest speakers who lecture on some aspect of the topic being taught that particular semester.

FALL 2020
Central Asia under Khans, Tsars, and Commissars 

History and cultures of the Stans and neighboring regions from the 18th to the 21st century. Nomads and farmers, traditionalists and reformers, national intelligentsia and Islamic clergy, colonizers and colonized, collectivization and collective memory, democratization and bloodshed.  For the first time, this Havighurst colloquium will feature an all-remote lecture series with scholars from around the globe. You may see the lectures via Zoom, by contacting the organizer directly for the sign-in information.

Organizer: Dr. Daniel Prior (HST), Email: priordg@miamioh.edu 
Mondays, 11:40am-1:00pm 


Monday, September 28
Scott Levi, The Ohio State University
Isolation or Integration? New Research into the Bukharan Crisis in 18th-Century Central Asia

Monday, October 5 
Jeff Eden, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Slavery and Emancipation in Nineteenth-Century Central Asia

Monday, October 19 
Isabelle Ohayon, Centre for Russian, Caucasian and Central European Studies
Ritual Economy under Late Socialism: Interpreting the Increase in Ceremonial Expenditure in Kazakh Society in the Context of Shortages and Restrictions on Religious Practices

Monday, October 26
Alexander Morrison, New College, Oxford
From Ayaguz to Almaty: The Making of a Russian Settler Colony in Semirechie, 1847–1916

Monday, November 2
Cloé Drieu, CNRS/ Centre d’études Turques, Ottomanes, Balkaniques et Centrasiatiques
Nation and State-building through the Lens of Cinema: Some Methodological Considerations