Pedagogy

 

If you have any pedagogical resources or information you would like to share, or would like to contribute a guest post on Pedagogy, please insert a comment below or email your proposal to The CESS Blog Editor (see the right side of this page). Here are a few databases of syllabi, teacher outreach materials and resource lists, and regional research resource centers:

  • "Online Histories of Central Asia" is an online teaching resource. About twelve years ago, the Social Science Research Council commissioned Adeeb Khalid, Robert McChesney, and Shoshana Keller to create the content for a web-based teaching resource called “On-line Histories of Central Asia.”  The idea was to write course supplements based on broad themes in Central Asian history.  The themes we chose at the time were “Mobile Identities Through Time” (Keller); “Islamic Cultural Movements” (Khalid); and “The Built Environment” (McChesney).  Currently the website is housed by Hamilton College.

  • The CESWW (Central Asian Studies World Wide) “Syllabi for the Study of Central Eurasia” is designed to serve instructors, students and general readers as a source of inspiration and guidance as they seek to enhance their educational and informational resources on Central Eurasia.  This compilation includes dozens of course syllabi from all over the world and many fields of study, and the numbers and breadth of coverage are steadily growing. (Edited by John Schoeberlein)
  • Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies  Outreach; The Outreach Program of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies serves K-12 public, private and charter schools in the greater New England area in providing resources for teaching about Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The US Department of Education funds these activities under its Title VI grant, which designates a number of universities as National Resource Centers.
  • American Research Institute of the South Caucasus; The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) encourages and supports scholarly study of the South Caucasus states (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia) across all disciplines of the Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences.  Incorporated in 2006, ARISC currently has representatives in Yerevan, Baku and Tbilisi, who serve to facilitate research and nurture scholarly ties between institutions and individuals