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    * CENTRAL ASIA CONFERENCE, 1-2 Nov 2001, London * Visions of Central Asia * Post-Soviet Developments and Concerns * Reception - Locarno Suite, FCO * The View
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      * CENTRAL ASIA CONFERENCE, 1-2 Nov 2001, London
      * Visions of Central Asia
      * Post-Soviet Developments and Concerns
      * Reception - Locarno Suite, FCO
      * The View from Within
      * Whither Central Asia?
      * EMPIRE OF THE SULTANS, 1 Aug - 7 Oct 2000, San Francisco CA, USA
      * LECTURE
      * SUMMER PICNIC, 12 Aug 2001, Sunnyvale CA, USA
      * CONFERENCE: BALKANS & ANATOLIA, 3-6 Nov 2001, Wales
      * AEGEAN FRIENDS POTLUCK, 18 August 2001, Sunyvale CA, USA
      * Turkish Festival photographs from local paper available

      x0x Announcements/Duyurular -- Fri, 10 Aug 01

      * CENTRAL ASIA CONFERENCE1-2 Nov 2001, London

      Royal Society for Asian Affairs Centenary Conference:
      Central Asia: past, present and future

      held in association with The Centre on Contemporary Central Asia & the
      Caucasus, SOAS under the
      auspices of The Centre of Near & Middle Eastern Studies, SOAS

      Conference Sponsors
      The British Academy

      Date: 1 - 2 November 2001
      Venue: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
      School of Oriental and African Studies
      University of London
      Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

      The Royal Society for Asian Affairs was founded in 1901 to promote greater
      knowledge and understanding
      of Central Asia and surrounding countries. It has since expanded its
      activities to include the whole of Asia.
      In its centenary year, the RSAA is holding this conference to heighten
      public awareness of the importance
      of contemporary Central Asia and to further the development of commercial
      and academic interest in the

      email <info@...>
      Website: <http://www.rsaa.org.uk>

      The Centre on Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus was established
      as one of the regional centres
      at the School of Oriental and African Studies in November 2000. Its
      mission is to promote the study of the
      region and to serve as a resource for academic, government,
      non-governmental and business constituencies.

      The Centre of Near & Middle Eastern Studies, also part of the School of
      Oriental and African Studies, seeks
      to promote knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the Middle East
      and to bridge gaps between
      different spheres of interest in the region. Centre activities include
      public lecture series, seminars,
      conferences and panel discussions, publications and a scholarship
      programme. For further details, please
      contact the Centre at the address given overleaf.

      Thursday 1 November

      9:45-10:30 Registration and Coffee
      10:30-11:00 Welcome by Sir Donald Hawley KCMG, MBE, Chairman of RSAA
      Council, and
      Opening Address by The Rt Hon Lord Howe of Aberavon, CH, QC

      * Visions of Central Asia
      Anthropology of Repression: changing needs for state control in Central
      Asian regimes
      John Schoeberlein, Harvard University

      Soviet Orientalism and Central Asia
      Sergei Panarin, Institute of Oriental Studies, Moscow

      Central Asian Islam: contested territory
      Shirin Akiner, SOAS

      Discussant: Annette Bohr, University of Manchester

      13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

      * Post-Soviet Developments and Concerns
      Introduction: John Macgregor CVO, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

      The Dilemmas of Agrarian Reform in Uzbekistan
      Deniz Kandiyoti, SOAS

      Constructing Nationalisms
      Olivier Roy, CNRS

      Lessons From the Past: water management in Central Asia
      Sarah O'Hara, University of Nottingham

      Discussant Michael Kaser, University of Birmingham

      16:00 Tea

      * Reception - Locarno Suite, FCO

      Friday 2 November

      10:00-10:30 Coffee

      * The View from Within
      Introduction: Eldar Oripov, Institute of Strategic and Regional Studies,

      Political Islam in Uzbekistan
      Alisher Ilkhamov, Expert Sociological Centre, Uzbekistan

      Central Asia: vulnerable frontiers, disintegration and co-operation
      Anara Tabyshalieva, Institute for Regional Studies, Kyrgyzstan

      Development of a Financial System in a Post-socialist Country
      Grigori Marchenko, National Bank of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan

      Discussant: Anna Zelkina, SOAS

      12:30-13:30 Lunch

      * Whither Central Asia?
      Introduction: Gavin Graham, Shell, Regional Representative

      Energy Development Strategies in Central Asia and their Implications for
      Future Political and Economic
      Pauline Jones Luong, Yale University

      Conflicting Interests: the great game replayed
      Scott Newton, SOAS

      Macro-economic Transition in former Soviet Central Asia: stagnation and
      Max Spoor, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague

      Discussant: Yelena Kalyuzhnova, University of Reading

      Closing Remarks followed by Tea

      The Centre of Near & Middle Eastern Studies
      Rm 479, SOAS, Russell Square, London WC1H OXG
      Tel: 020 7898 4340/4490
      Fax: 020 7898 4329
      email <meconf@...>

      Registration Form
      First name(s):
      Affiliation (institution/company/university):

      Registration rates:
      Corporate £100
      Individual £40
      RSAA/CNMES individual members & academics £30
      Full-time students £10

      Please include proof of student status if you wish to register at the
      student rate. Registration fee includes:
      admission, sandwich lunch and refreshments and admission to an evening
      reception at the Locarno Suite,
      Foreign & Commonwealth Office, on 1st November.

      If you wish to register please return the registration form, with payment
      (UK cheque made payable to
      'SOAS', banker's draft in UK sterling, or Visa and Mastercard) to:
      RSAA Centenary Conference
      Centre of Near & Middle Eastern Studies Room
      479, SOAS, Russell Square
      London WC1H OXG
      United Kingdom

      Centre of Near and Middle Eastern Studies
      Room 479, SOAS,
      University of London
      Thornhaugh Street
      Russell Square
      London, WC1H OXG
      United Kingdom

      Tel: +44 (0) 20 7898 4340
      Fax: +44 (0) 20 7898 4329

      * EMPIRE OF THE SULTANS, 1 Aug - 7 Oct 2000, San Francisco
      Ottoman Art from the Khalili Collection

      Asian Art Museum
      Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118

      Empire of the Sultans: Ottoman Art from the Khalili Collection
      August 1 through October 7

      Featuring more than 200 objects spanning six centuries of Ottoman rule,
      this exhibition explores the
      originality and resilience of Ottoman artistic expression in religious,
      military, and administrative and daily

      The objects, on view for the first time in the US, are on loan from the
      Khalili Collection of Islamic Art,
      London, one of the largest and most important of its kind.

      Following are programs for August and September in conjunction with the

      Classical Turkish Music by Necati Celik (oud) and Halil Karaduman (kanun)
      Saturday, August 18, 2:00 PM, Trustees' Auditorium
      $5.00 Members, $12.00 Non-members
      Visiting virtuoso musicians Necati Çelik and Halil Karaduman are featured
      in an afternoon of Turkish
      classical and devotional music.

      Topkapi Ruyasi (Dreams of the Topkapi)
      Sunday, August 26, 2:00 PM, Trustees' Auditorium
      Free with museum admission
      Ballet Afsaneh, directed by Sharlyn Sawyer will present traditional dance,
      Music, and poetry reflecting the
      diverse cultural influences on the art of the Ottoman period.

      During August, artists practicing different traditions within the Turkish
      Islamic traditions will demonstrate
      their techniques at the museum. Come and experience the range and variety
      of Turkish Islamic artistic

      Adrian Gruhn Court
      All demonstrations are free with museum admission.
      Admission is free to the public on the first Wednesday of each month.

      Ottoman Classical Devotional and Meditation Music
      Hank Levin (Ney) and Norma Novy (Bendir)
      Sundays, August 12, (12:00 pm to 3:00 pm)
      Saturday, August 11, (12:00 pm to 3:00 pm )
      Hank Levin and Norma Novy's performance includes hymns from the Mevlevi
      and Bektashi traditions,
      excerpts from the Mevlevi Sema ritual, classical and folkloric pieces and

      The Magical Art of Mehindi (Henna Body Painting)
      Saturday, August 25, (noon to 3:00 pm) by Ravie Kattuara
      Sunday, August 26, (noon to 3:00 pm), by Ravie Kattuara
      Artists will demonstrate the traditional art of Mehindi or Henna body
      painting as a form of adornment. The
      audience is invited to try this magical art and express themselves with
      their own creative designs.

      Islamic Manuscript Illumination and Traditional Decorative Arts
      Saturdays, August 11, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
      Sundays, August 12, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
      Rosy White demonstrates the classical decorative art of Islamic manuscript
      illumination, using both
      traditional and contemporary tools and materials.

      The Art of Ebrû (Turkish Paper Marbling)
      Battle (Stone) Marbling and Cicekli Ebrû
      Saturdays, August 11, (12:00 pm to 3:00 pm )
      Sundays, August 12, (12:00 pm to 3:00 pm )
      Maureen Hoffman Garrett will be demonstrating the art of Battal (stone)
      marbling, and Çiçekli Ebrû

      Hereke Silk Carpet Weaving
      Saturday, August 25, (12:00 pm to 3:00 pm)
      Sunday, August 26, (12:00 pm to 3:00 pm)
      Master weaver Gulizar Karakus Baggson will demonstrate the rare art of
      weaving Hereke silk carpets on a 2'
      x 4' Turkish hand-made loom, and using traditional weaving tools of
      Turkish manufacture.

      Classical Turkish Instrumental Music by Mimi Spencer and Jazayer
      Saturday, August 25, 2:00 PM, Trustees' Auditorium
      Free with museum admission
      Jazayer Ensemble will present a lecture/performance of classical Turkish
      instrumental music, demonstrating
      its 54-tone scale, and introducing some of the traditional instruments:
      Oud, kanun, bendir, and daff. They
      will perform selections from both old and new repertoires.

      Thursday, August 9, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
      $10 members $15 non-members
      complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.
      RSVP for priority entry: <rsvp@...>
      Learn to belly dance with the Aywah Dance Company, adorn your body with
      Islamic henna painting, and
      groove to the sultry sounds of West Asian music, while indulging in
      Turkish delicacies.


      * LECTURE
      Latif Bolat: Musical and Visual Illustrations of Turkey
      Saturday, September 22, 11:00 AM, Trustees' Auditorium
      Free with museum admission.
      Latif Bolat will introduce audience members to rich traditions of Turkey
      through musical and visual

      Traditional Turkish Folk and Sufi Music by Latif Bolat
      Saturday, September 22, 2:00 PM, Trustees' Auditorium
      $5.00 Members, $12.00 Non-members
      Latif Bolat performs traditional Turkish music with an emphasis on the
      folk traditions, accompanying
      himself on the baglama (long-necked flute).

      Islamic Calligraphy by Mohamed Zakariya
      September 16, 2:00 PM, Trustees' Auditorium
      Free with museum admission.
      Islamic calligrapher and artist Mohamed Zakariya will give a thumbnail
      sketch of the historical context,
      development, tools, and techniques of Islamic calligraphy.

      For more please see <http://www.asianart.org>

      * SUMMER PICNIC, 12 Aug 2001
      Turkish American Association of California Summer Picnic II

      - Date: August 12, 2001
      - Time: 1:00 - 6:00 pm
      - Place: Fair Oaks Park, Sunnyvale
      - Address: 540 N. Fair Oaks Avenue
      - Address: Sunnyvale, CA 94086-3810
      - Directions: From 101S Take the Fair Oaks
      Avenue South exit, merge onto N Fair Oaks Avenue.
      You will see the park on your left after Duane Avenue.
      - Menu: Garlic Bread
      - Menu: Pasta w/ Meat Sauce or Pasta w/ Veggie Sauce
      - Menu: Ceasar Salad
      - Menu: Watermelon
      - Games: Volleyball
      - Games: Soccer
      - Games: Backgammon
      - Games: Okey
      - Games: "Bring your own game and you name it!"
      - Donations: Members: FREE! (Any donations appreciated)
      - Donations: Non-Members: $7
      - We look forward to seeing you on the 12th!

      * CONFERENCE: BALKANS & ANATOLIA, 3-6 Nov 2001, Wales
      Anthropology, Archaeology and Heritage in the Balkans and Anatolia or The
      Life and Times of F.W.
      Hasluck (1878-1920), University of Wales Gregynog,
      3rd-6th November 2001.

      Paper givers will be charged only 75 pounds for the three days to cover
      their board and lodging, with no
      conference fee. So long as they are giving papers, retired colleagues pay
      a reduced rate of 50 pounds, and
      students 25.

      Now that this is settled, it is the hope of the committee that the first
      draft programme will be despatched to
      those who have expressed an interest on Wednesday this week.

      Whilst the programme is now nominally full, the committee will be
      delighted to accept enquiries
      <DShankland1@...> which may lead to participation in the event a
      place becomes available.

      Kind regards from a UK as warm as the Konya plain!
      Dr David Shankland,
      University of Wales Lampeter,

      * AEGEAN FRIENDS POTLUCK, 18 August 2001, Sunyvale CA, USA


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      * Turkish Festival photographs from local paper available

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