ESCAS 2013 panel “Memory, Space and Urban Change in Contemporary Central Asia” Seeking participant
We are seeking one participant for our panel at the forthcoming ESCAS (European Society for Central Asian Studies) 2013 biennial conference to be held in Astana (Kazakhstan) on August 5-6, 2013.
DEADLINE for submission of paper/panel proposals MARCH 15, 2013
The panel “Memory, Space and Urban Change in Contemporary Central Asia” is devoted to exploring relationships between “space” and “memory about Soviet past” in the context of urban change in Central Asia. During the late Soviet period and especially after the break-up of the USSR “resymbolisation” of the urban space took place in the post-socialist world, brought about by shifts in the historical and political stance of those in power in the new “nationalizing” states. The panel discussion is expected to throw light on these changes to the urban environment both from a macro-level perspective (how the search by elites for a new national identity has led to the reshaping of urban landscape in Central Asia and how these changes have been perceived and negotiated by a country-specific political/public discourse) and from a micro-level perspective (ordinary citizens’ reactions to new symbols, markers and sites proposed or imposed by the state).
Please, contact Natalya Kosmarskaya (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Gusel' Sabirova (email@example.com).
Dr. Natalya Kosmarskaya
Institute of Oriental Strudies
Russian Academy of Sciences
Rozhdestvenka 12, Moscow 107996
tel. 8-909-633-53-75 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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