RESULTS RESOURCES: 212 documents found
Film Screening - The Desert of Forbidden Art by Amanda Pope and Tchavdar Georgiev
18 November 2011 - The incredible story of how a treasure trove of banned Soviet art worth millions of dollars is stashed in a far-off desert in Uzbekistan that develops into a larger exploration of how art survives in times of oppression.
Social Dynamic and Conflict: A Study of Public Opinion in South Kyrgyzstan by Asel Murzakulova, Policy Expert, Polis Asia, Bishkek.
The main goals of the research was to investigate: (i) conflict and social resistance to conflict; (ii) experiences and practices of the institution of mediation in the contemporary cities of Osh and Jalal-abad; (iii) sociocultural stereotypes such as conflict potential; and (iv) understanding and interpretation of terms such as authority and power by the contemporary society. In this presentation, Ms Murzakulova, a Policy Expert at Polis Asia, provides an overview of findings from these studies.
Roundtable on Еffects of Migration on Rural Livelihoods and Families in Central Asia by Antje Elisabeth Kröger, Bakhrom Mirkasimov and Lira Sagynbekova
This roundtable brings together three interrelated research topics on the affects of migration on rural livelihoods and families in Central Asia. Antje describes how migration affects children's welfare and intra-household decision-making when the household has a migrant. Her research demonstrates that having a migrant in the household increases children's household duties and decreases school enrolment rates, particularly for girls.
Exploring Soil Erosion in High Altitude Pastures of Kyrgyzstan (by Maksim Kulikov, Hamburg University)
This lecture presents the preliminary findings of a doctoral study to analyze and compare the situation of soil degradation in four sites of Arslanbab region of Jalalabad region of Kyrgyz Republic.
Becoming Muslim in Uzbekistan: The Moral Quality of Experience (by Dr Johan Rasanayagam, University of Aberdeen)
This presentation explores the processes of moral reasoning by which individuals in Uzbekistan develop understandings of Islam and what it means to be a Muslim.
Weather and Water Patterns in Kara Kulja, Osh: A Climate Change Analysis (by Laurie Ashley and Dr Natasha Ershova)
Combining multiple information sources, an Aga Khan Foundation-led climate change analysis revealed that climate change impacts are already having implications for agriculture, water resources, and non-seismic natural disasters.
Fragile identities: Belonging and Self-identification Processes in the context of Majority-Minority Relations (by Dr. Carole Faucher)
Drawing from her 15 years of research in Southeast Asia, Carole Faucher will explore some theoretical inquiries pertaining to the anthropological concept of ‘feeling of belonging’ to a political community.
The Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan (by Artemy Kalinovsky, University of Amsterdam)
The conflict in Afghanistan looms large in the collective consciousness of Americans.
Vernacular Architecture and the Historic Houses of Gyumri, Armenia (by Jane Britt Greenwood)
The aim of this talk is to document the historic houses of the Kumayri Historic District in order to identify and develop an Armenian “pattern language.” This architecturally based language can then be used by architects, developers, and builders as a way to preserve Armenian cultural identity in modern Armenian architecture.
Many Homes: How Kyrgyz Migrants Juggle Their Lives in Multiple Settings (by Dr. Susan Thieme, University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Kazakhstan are major destinations for young labour migrants from southern Kyrgyzstan in search of economic and educational opportunities. Children and elderly people often do not migrate and stay behind.