In this special post Rinat Shayakhmetov, grandson of the first Secretary of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan Zhumabay Shayakhmetov and himself a researcher of Soviet Kazakhstan, presents a narrative history of his uncle Noel Shayakhmetov, one of Kazakhstan’s first scientists working in the field of physical anthropology.
Author Interview: Sarah Cameron on “The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan”
A new post is live at The CESS blog. In this second installation of our series featuring those books shortlisted by CESS for this year’s prize, we welcome Nurlan Kabdylkhak (University of North Carolina) who interviews Sarah Cameron (University of Maryland).
Author Interview: Artemy Kalinovsky on “Laboratory of Socialist Development: Cold War Politics and Decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan”
A new post is live at The CESS blog. This is the first in a series of author interviews highlighting the books shortlisted for this… Read More »Author Interview: Artemy Kalinovsky on “Laboratory of Socialist Development: Cold War Politics and Decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan”
A new post is live at The CESS blog by Maria Louw of Aarhus University, "Aging in the Absence of the Young and in the Presence of the Ancestor Spirits"
A new post is live at The CESS Blog, by Riccardo Mario Cucciolla (NRU HSE), "The Cotton Republic: Colonial Practices in Soviet Uzbekistan?"
A recent interview with Rico Isaacs, author of Film and Identity in Kazakhstan: Soviet and Post-Soviet Culture in Central Asia (Bloomsbury 2018), has been published at The CESS Blog.
A new post is live at The CESS Blog by Philipp Lottholz of the University of Marburg.
A new post is up at The CESS Blog by James Plumtree of the American University of Central Asia.
A new post is up at The CESS Blog by Grace H. Zhou of Stanford University.
Author Interview with Scott Levi: The Rise and Fall of Khoqand, 1709-1876: Central Asia in the Global Age
A new post is up at The CESS Blog. Author and historian, Scott Levi, reflects upon the questions posed to him at a recent author-critic forum centered around his latest book.