WHEN: This Central Asia Master Class (CAMC) will take place from 17 to 26 of April 2020. The CAMC will last 10 days. (This includes 1 arrival and 1 departure day)

WHERE: The CAMC will be hosted by Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland

DEADLINES: The call for applications will be opened on 1 November 2019 until 10 January 2020.

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List of classes offered (Draft Program)

  1. Why study Central Asia? – Adrien Fauve (Paris-Sud)
  2. Defining and delineating Central Asia – Bruno De Cordier (UGent) and Jeroen Van den Bosch (AMU)
  3. Early modern interactions between pastoral nomadic and sedentary societies in the Central Asian culture complex – Vincent Fourniau (EHESS-Centre d’études turques, ottomanes, balkaniques et centrasiatiques, i.c.w. IFÉAC)
  4. Are the colonial and postcolonial paradigms applicable to the Central Asian region? – Svetlana Gorshenina (Collège de France, i.c.w. Ghent University)
  5. Religions in Central Asia – Sebastien Peyrouse (George Washington University)
  6. Political Regimes of and in Central Asia – Jeroen Van den Bosch (AMU Poznan)
  7. Regional and intercontinental exchange spaces – Sebastien Peyrouse (George Washington University)
  8. Foreign policy of Central Asian states – Catherine Poujol (IFÉAC)
  9. Security and terrorism in Central Asia – Maria Raquel Freire and Bernardo Teles Fazendeiro (University of Coimbra)
  10. Environment in Central Asia – Natalie Koch (Maxwell Syracuse Univ., i.c.w. Ghent University)
  11. Urbanization and rural-urban dynamics in Central Asia – Abel Polese (Dublin City University) i.c.w. Suzanne Harris-Brandts (MIT)

Face-to-face consultations  between students and CAS researchers according to discipline/expertise to consult their MA/PhD research agenda or dissertation topic.

Other Classes that will be still added to the program

4 Lectures/workshops on career advice by non-academic experts on the needs and opportunities of the labor market for CAS alumni.

Generic skills:

2-3 workshops/ Round Tables for CAS students on generic/soft skills and competences like fieldwork, publishing, and finding funding.



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