Nooruz Workshops

Beginning in 2011, we inaugurated annual workshops to coincide with the spring new year Noorus/Navruz involving primarily for postgraduate students working at UK universities on PhD topics in the broad area of Central Asian Studies.

The Exeter Central Asian Studies group (ExCAS) envisages the workshop as an opportunity for graduate students to present and discuss their active research on the Central Asian region.

The latest was held at the University of Exeter in March 2016, where in 2017 the workshop will go on tour to University of Newcastle. Programmes of the some of the workshops are available here:

Third annual Nooruz postgraduate Workshop — Newcastle 2013

Thursday 21st – Friday 22nd March Newcastle University School of Geography, Politics and Sociology / School of Modern Languages, Seminar Room 2.22, Research Beehive, 2nd Floor, Old Library Building Thursday 22 March 12.00–1.00pm: Buffet lunch (halal) 1.00–1.15pm: Welcoming remarks from the organizers 1.15–3.00pm, Panel 1: Religion and Politics in Central Asia Speakers: Amrisho Lashkariev, Tübingen […]

Second annual Nooruz postgraduate Workshop — Exeter 2012

University of Exeter, 20–21 March 2012 XFI Conference Room 2, University of Exeter Streatham Campus Tuesday 20 March 12.00–13.00: Arrival and lunch in La Touche café (Building: One) 1.00–1.10, Welcome and Introductions: Dr John Heathershaw, University of Exeter 1.10–2.40, Panel 1: Late-Soviet History and Legacies Chair: Dr Alisher Khamidov, University of Newcastle Speakers: Timothy Alexander […]

First annual Nooruz postgraduate Workshop — Exeter 2011

University of Exeter, 21–22 March 2011 Off-campus visitors can see a map with an arrow pointing to the location of the Amory building here. Monday 21 March 12.00–1.00pm: Arrival Please convene at John Heathershaw’s office: Room 229, Amory building, Rennes drive. 1.00–2.00pm, Lunch: Location TBA 2.00–3.00pm, Roundtable: Kyrgyzstan’s political crisis, Amory building, Room 316 With […]