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Position Available: This position is available immediately. This is a nine-month Visiting Academic Professional position. This is a renewable position, contingent upon continued funding from the U.S. State Department Title VIII Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and Eurasia (Independent State of the Former Soviet Union). Candidate must be able to start end of October, 2017.

The BBC recently ran the following story:

The Gardeners of Kabul

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

American Councils for International Educationis currently accepting applicationsfor the spring 2018 semester Eurasian Regional Language Program.  The application deadline is October 16, 2017.


Eurasian Regional Language Program (ERLP)

This Fall 2017 Semester, the CEUS Department will be offering 4th Year Turkish




Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship: 
InterAsian Contexts and Connections
Global Summer Semester Residency
at the University of Göttingen

Applications due September 27, 2017



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Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant Spotlight
Alisher Khamidov

On September 1, 2017, the IAUNRC sat down to speak with Alisher, the 2017-2018 FLTA from Uzbekistan. Alisher will assist Dr. Hodjaev with teaching Uzbek language classes for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. These classes are offered through the Department of Central Eurasian Studies. For more information please contact