jueves, 15 de enero de 2015

The Silk Road House presents: Tatarstan Today and Through Centuries

A presentation by Khashayar Beigi

Khashayar Beigi is a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at University of California-Berkeley and a former National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow. His research interests include Central Asia, Islamic pedagogy, historiography of the Silk Road, and migration between Tajikistan and Russia. He has lived in Tajikistan for two years and recently coming back from a six month research in Russia.

Our guest will sketch some historical facts, cultural contexts, sociopolitical dynamics and some old literature of Tatarstan through graphs and pictures that he took himself in Kazan, Bulgar (known as historical Bolghar; currently a small town, which the UNESCO World Heritage Committee declared as a World Heritage Site in 2014), and Moscow.

The event will take place at SRH on Sunday, January 25, at 1-2:30pm.

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