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The visible and the invisible: institutions and identities in contemporary Central Asia

The aim of this workshop organized by the Centre for Anthropological Studies on Central Asia (CASCA Halle-Zurich) is to analyse the transformation of institutions and identities in postsocialist Central Asia and to trace the ways these transformations affect various aspects of everyday life in the region. Under institutions we mean not only formal and visible political

New Publication: CASCA – Halle-Zurich Centre for Anthropological Studies on Central Asia: Framing the research, initial Projects

CASCA – Halle-Zurich Centre for Anthropological Studies on Central Asia: Framing the research, initial Projects Author(s) Finke, Peter; Schlee, Günther (Eds),   Publisher   Max Planck Institute for social anthropology, Department „Integration and conflict“, Field Notes and research projects VI, Halle (Saale) Year of publication 2013  

The next ESCAS conference in 2015 will take place in Switzerland

The newly founded “Halle-Zurich Centre for Anthropological Studies on Central Asia” (CASCA) will organize and host the next ESCAS-conference at the University of Zurich. The Centre pursues to strengthen joint research efforts with a regional focus on Central Asia and is therefore an ideal venue for the next ESCAS-conference. The Centre builds on long-standing collaboration

Transnational Tablighi Jama’at Network in the context of Re-Islamisation in Kyrgyzstan: Local Practices and Contested Discourses
Speaker: Mukaram Toktogulova, Anthropology Department at American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Organiser (s): Halle-Zurich Centre for Anthropological Studies on Central Asia (CASCA)
Location: Small Seminar Room, MPI for Social Anthropology and Seminar for Social Anthropology, Halle (Saale)
European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS) XIII Biennial Conference 2013

Members of CASCA participate at the conference European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS) XIII Biennial Conference 2013

Launch of the ‘Centre for Anthropological Studies of Central Asia’

The Department ‘Integration and Conflict’ at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Prof. Günther Schlee) and the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Zurich (Prof. Peter Finke) start a new cooperation with the launch of the ‘Halle-Zurich Centre for Anthropological Studies on Central Asia’. The new center builds on a