Here at the IAUNRC, we are very pleased to share the news that our own graduate assistant, Margaret Sullivan, a master’s student in the joint-degree program at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and the Department of Central Eurasian Studies (CEUS), has been awarded an Alfa Fellowship to develop her career in social welfare and policy issues in Russia.
News & Events
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.
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What's New at the IAUNRC
Malik Hodjaev, Soper Lecturer in Uzbek in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies (CEUS), has been awarded the Trustees Teaching Award in the Non-Tenure Track Faculty Group.
These awards were established to recognize and enhance excellent teaching at Indiana University, especially at the undergraduate level. This award is extremely competitive and marks the first time that it has been awarded to a CEUS lecturer.
From 2009 to the present, the IAUNRC has reached over 4,000 students and 319 teachers in more than 150 schools in 29 states across the U.S. and in Alberta, Canada through its rich, interactive video programming on topics related to Central Eurasia. This year the IAUNRC is pleased to further enrich its offerings by adding three new programs.
The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center employs three Graduate Assistants (GA) to assist in the Center's outreach activities and publicity efforts. The IAUNRC will be accepting applications through March 1, 2013. Click for more details.
Past Events Highlights
In one of the final events of the semester, the Central Eurasian Studies Colloquium 2012-2013 presented a lecture by Dr. Ablet Kamalov, Chief Research Fellow, R.B. Suleimenov Institute of Oriental Studies, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Dr. Kamalov, a visiting scholar at Indiana University’s Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, gave a lecture entitled, “The Eastern Turkestan Republic (1944-1949) Through the Eyes of Western Diplomats,” which presented an alternative history based on his research in the United States.
On the evening of April 6th, 2013, the conference goers of the 20th Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference filled a lecture room in Woodburn Hall for the keynote address. This year’s keynote speaker was Professor Tsering Shakya, Canada Research Chair in Religion and Contemporary Society in Asia, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia.
Every year for the past two decades, the Central Eurasian Studies Conference has taken place on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University, hosted by the Association for Central Eurasian Students (ACES), a graduate student organization housed in IU’s Department of Central Eurasian Studies. Continuing in this tradition, the conference took place this year on April 6th and marked the 20th year of its inception.
On the weekend of March 23-24th, 2013, scholars of Hungarian studies convened for the 32nd György Ránki Hungarian Chair Symposium entitled, “Hungary on the border-land of two world powers: the Habsburgs and the Ottomans.” This symposium, which brought together scholars from across the U.S. as well as from Hungary, was sponsored by the Indiana University György Ránki Chair in Hungarian Studies, Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, and Russian and East European Institute.
On March 19th, 2013, as part of the Tibetan Studies Student Association Lecture Series sponsored by the Department of Central Eurasian Studies, the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, and the IU Student Association, Dr. Roberto Vitali shared some of his preliminary findings that critically reexamined one of the defining moments in Tibetan-Mongol relations—the Drikung Rebellion of 1290. This rebellion resulted in the devastating massacre at Drikung Monastery by the Mongol armies of Qubilai Qan.