Conf/Prog - First Conference on Afghan Studies, Scholarly Association for International Studies of Afghanistan (CESAI), 26-28 June 2019, Yerevan, Armenia

Russian - Armenian University

Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian-Armenian University


Event Date:

June 26, 2019 - June 28, 2019


PROGRAMME AND ABSTRACTS

INSTITUTE OF ORIENTAL STUDIES RUSSIAN-ARMENIAN UNIVERSITY YEREVAN, JUNE 26-28

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Dr Sergei Andreyev, CESAI President

Professor Magnus Marsden, CESAI Vice President, Professor Benjamin Hopkins, CESAI Secretary, Professor Mikhail Pelevin, CESAI Board Member Dr Katja Mielke, CESAI Treasurer,

Dr Vahe S. Boyajian, Organising Committee Secretary

PROGRAMME

DAY 1 – JUNE 26, WEDNESDAY

09:00 – 09:50     REGISTRATION

10:00 – 10:30     OPENING CEREMONY

Official Greetings

-  Armen Darbinian, RAU Rector

-  Garnik Asatrian, Director of the Institute of

Oriental Studies, RAU

Opening Remarks

  • Sergei Andreyev, CESAI President

Panel I

Interaction between State and non-State Actors throughout Afghan History

Chair: Benjamin Hopkins

Presentations: 10:30 – 12:20

  • Sergei Andreyev (Independent Scholar, St Petersburg) Islamic Movements in the Pashtun Tribal Environment: The Case of the Rawshaniyya and Beyond
  • Mikhail Pelevin (St Petersburg State University)
    Early Documented Censuses in Pashtun Tribes
  • Riccardo Bonotto (EHESS, Paris)
    The Sikh Community’s Political and Social Role in Afghanistan

Coffee break: 11:30 – 12:00

  • Mateusz M Kłagisz (Jagiellonian University, Kraków) Pro-regime Posters, Postage Stamps and Photographs in the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan: a  Work in Progress

Questions and Discussion: 12:20 – 13:00

Lunch: 13:00 – 4:30

Panel II

Afghan Studies from the Perspective of Mobility and Entanglements

Chair: Vahé S. Boyajian

Presentations, Questions and Discussions: 14:30 – 15:40

  • Magnus Marsden (University of Sussex)
    Commodities, Merchants, and Refugees: Inter-Asian Circulations and Afghan Mobility
  • Anton Evstratov (RAU)
    The Position of Afghan Refugees in the Iranian Society

Coffee Break: 15:40 – 16:10

CESAI Meeting: 16:10 – 17:00

Welcome Drinks: 17:30

DAY 2 – JUNE 27, THURSDAY

Panel III

The Common and Peculiar in Afghan Polities and Politics

Chair: Magnus Marsden

Presentations: 10:00 – 12:10

  • Benjamin Hopkins (The George Washington University) From Takht-i Sulaiman to the banks of the Oxus: The bounds of Afghanistan studies past, present and future
  • Hogai Aryoubi (University of Cambridge)
    Reflecting Back and Thinking Forward: Using an IndigenousStudies
  • Kyara Klausmann (Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient) Protest for Progress: Reassessing Political Activism of Students in Afghanistan, 1964 – 1973

Coffee break: 11:00 – 11:30

  • Katja Mielke (Internationales Konversionszentrum Bonn) Learning from the Past: Four Decades of Peace-making Efforts in and for Afghanistan
  • Vladimir Plastun (Novosibirsk State University) Unstable Afghanistan: Players, Negotiations, Future

Questions and Discussion: 12:10 – 13:00

Lunch: 13:00 – 14:30

Panel IV

Antiquity, Archaeology, Arts and Literatures Chair: Mikhail Pelevin Presentations 14:30 – 16:10

  • Elahe Tagvaei (RAU)
    The Colour-names in the Toponymy of Afghanistan
  • Amir Zeyghami (RAU)
    On the Ethnonym “Afghan” in Classical Persian Texts

Coffee break: 15:10 – 15:30

  • Filine Wagner (Università della Svizzera italiana) Neutral Grounds? Photographic Archives of Swiss Architects working in Afghanistan during World War II
  • Heidi Miller (Middlesex Community College) Exploring Archived Collections; the 1950-51 Archaeological Survey around Kandahar

Questions and Discussion: 16:10 – 17:00

DAY 3 – JUNE 28, FRIDAY

Panel V

Centre-Peripheries Relations and Cultural Encounters in Afghan History

Chair: Katja Mielke

Presentations: 10:00 – 11:50

  • Anchita Borthakur (Jawaharlal Nehru University) The Centre- Periphery Relation: An Area of Cooperation or Contestation in Afghanistan
  • M. Waseem Raja (Aligarh Muslim University)
    Centre-Peripheries Relations and Cultural Encounters in Afghan
    Tribal Dynamics: a Study in Historical Perspective
  • Angana Kotokey (Jawaharlal Nehru University) Understanding Arab Influence in the Socio-Culture and Islamic Polity in Afghanistan

Coffee break: 11:00 – 11:30

  • Francesca Fuoli (University of Bern) Colonialism at the Fringes of Empire: Re-assessing Afghanistan’s Place in British Colonial History, 1857-1900

Questions and Discussion: 11:50 – 12:30

Lunch: 12:30 – 14:00  

Panel VI: Centre-Peripheries Relations and Cultural Encounters in Afghan History

Chair: Sergei Andreyev

Presentations, Questions and Discussions: 14:00 – 15:30

  • Viktoria Arakelova, Nelli Khachaturian (RAU)
  • Ismailis in the Afghan War 1979-1989: Fighting on Both Sides
  • Shah Mahmoud Hanifi (James Madison University)
  • The Battle for Minds in Cold War Afghanistan: Outlining a US Information Management Regime

Closing Remarks: 15:30 – 16:00

A Tour Outside Yerevan and Banquet: 16:00 – 23:00



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February 04, 2021




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