Calendar

18/10/2017

Battleship Potemkin in History and in the Movie

Autumn Lecture @ Cezayir Salonu

20/04/2017

Exile, Political and Economic Migration in the Ottoman Empire

Conference @ CEZAYIR Toplanti Salonu

07/02/2017

Labraunda Day

Conference @ SRII

29/11/2016

Transformations of public space

Seminar @ SRII

23/11/2016

Ethnographic research on historical knowledge in Kyrgyzstan

Jarring Lecture @ Medelhavsmuseet, Stockholm

08/11/2016

A City Altered by the Population Exchange

Conference @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu

07/11/2016

A Study on Existential Meaning- Making Coping with Cancer

Discussion Seminar @ SRII

03/11/2016

Today Talks: Borders, Nations, Citizens

Seminar @ SRII

01/11/2016

Ottoman Monuments in Kavala

Conference @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu

25/10/2016

Images of the Past - Kavala & Its Region

Conference @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu

25/10/2016

An Overview of the History of Kavala (end of the 14th c - 1912)

Conference @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu

24/10/2016

Old Oaks in Turkey – an unknown treasure

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

13/10/2016

Syrien i Sverige

Conference @ Etnografiska muséet

13/10/2016

Today Talks: Nomads & Wanderers

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

29/09/2016

Today Talks: Crossing Borders

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

20/05/2016

Beyond Rome

Conference @ Stockholm

17/03/2016

Today Talks: Memory of Things

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

15/03/2016

How Can Religion Contribute to Peace in Cyprus?

Spring Lecture @ SRII

11/02/2016

Today Talks: Fact & Fiction

Seminar @ SRII

02/02/2016

Labraunda Day

Conference @ SRII

03/12/2015

SRII Seminar - Internet Suzerainty

Seminar @ SRII

05/11/2015

Symbolic Aspects of Architecture

Conference @ SRII

27/10/2015

Cultural Heritage in Times of Armed Conflicts

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

15/10/2015

Today Talks - Ideas on the Roads

Seminar @ SRII

13/10/2015

Turkey and Azerbaijan: One Religion - Two States?

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

06/10/2015

Backwards into the Future: Erdogan´s New Turkey

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

14/09/2015

Assessing Urban Expansion of Istanbul 2000-2013

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

04/06/2015

SRII Seminar - Den Levande Kakelplattan

Seminar @ SRII

21/05/2015

Today Talks - Personal Space & Invasion of Privacy

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

19/05/2015

The Revival of Pagan Cult Sites in Late Antiquity

Spring Lecture @ SRII

28/04/2015

IDP Business Meeting

Workshop @ SRII

14/04/2015

Istanbul ´s Urban Heritage: Protection and Threats

Spring Lecture @ SRII

03/03/2015

Swedish-Turkish Relations Today

Spring Lecture @ SRII

12/02/2015

Today Talks -Modern Day Traditions

Seminar @ SRII

05/02/2015

Today Talks - Technology and Education

Seminar @ SRII

03/02/2015

Welcome Reception

Seminar @ SRII

29/01/2015

Today Talks - Faith and Tolerance

Seminar @ SRII

12/01/2015

Labraunda Day

Conference @ SRII

08/01/2015

Today Talks - Gendered VS Queered Design

Seminar @ SRII

12/12/2014

Rhetoric and Politics

Occasional Lecture @ SRII

11/12/2014

Today Talks - LGBT; Why? When? Where?

Seminar @ SRII

13/11/2014

Today Talks - Istanbul, city of migrants

Seminar @ SRII

14/10/2014

The 2014 Jarring Lecture

Jarring Lecture @ SRII

11/10/2014

SILK ROAD SYMPOSIUM

Conference @ SRII

23/09/2014

In Science (Alone) We Trust?

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

19/06/2014

New Religiosities and Science

Workshop @ Workshop @ Orient-Institut Istanbul

14/06/2014

Summer school 2014

Master's Course @ SRII

23/05/2014

Klassisk arabiska: Modersmål eller orakelmål?

Discussion Seminar @ SRII

20/05/2014

Nationhood and Citizenship in Turkish Friday Sermons

Spring Lecture @ SRII

10/05/2014

Edebiyat Atölyesi

Workshop @ SRII

09/05/2014

Polygonal columns in ancient Greek architecture

Discussion Seminar @ SRII

15/04/2014

International Relations in Historical Perspective

Spring Lecture @ SRII

10/04/2014

Today Talks - Türkiye´de Kadin Üzerine:

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

08/04/2014

Literary History

Spring Lecture @ SRII

07/03/2014

Gendered Violence as Legal Constructions:

Seminar @ Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul

06/03/2014

Today Talks - Today´s Public Space

Seminar @ SRII

22/02/2014

Alevi Identity Revisited

Spring Lecture @ Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul

10/02/2014

Research Seminar

Seminar @ Istanbul Institute

16/01/2014

Imperial rulership and universal hierarchies in Early Byzantine art

Occasional Lecture @ British Institute of Archaelogy at Ankara

15/01/2014

The Central Asian Migrant Experience in Turkey and Russia

Workshop @ Department of Sociology, Bogaziçi University

19/12/2013

Türk Edebiyati Üzerine Bir Sohbet

Seminar @ srii

10/12/2013

Mobility,Acculturation and Identity Formation

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

06/12/2013

Critical Area/Regional Studies

Workshop @ Malmö University

04/12/2013

Labraunda Day

Workshop @ Swedish research institite in Istanbul

03/12/2013

Images of Power and Violence

Workshop @ SRII

04/11/2013

Post-Soviet Central Asia in a New Eurasia Discourse

Occasional Lecture @ Gediz University,Izmir

25/10/2013

Litterär Salong - Drabbad av Rumi

Seminar @ SRII

17/10/2013

Vad händer egentligen i Turkiet?

Seminar @ SFII - Stockholm

01/10/2013

The SRII Eastern Turkey Seminar 2013

Seminar @ South-eastern Turkey

14/06/2013

Maktsymboler

Workshop @ SRII

For past events, see Events

Stockholm International Program for Central Asian Studies – SIPCAS

Stockholm International Program for Central Asian Studies (SIPCAS) was established at Stockholm University with funding from The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities (2007–2013). From 2012, this program is operated from the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul.

Central Asia is a vast region combining in varying degrees European culture and European-style policies with Asian identities and world-views. Both of these aspects are addressed for a deep-loading and multi-dimensional research on the nature of Central Asian societies.

The aim of SIPCAS is to work for a united Eurasian research network through the exchange of students, scholars and research results. The point-of-departure is an agenda that is general enough to allow a large range of thesis topics and, at the same time, specific enough to constitute a framework within which different types of research work will contribute to one recurrent theoretical discussion of the defining civilizational features of Central Asian societies from a regional as well as local perspective.

The combination of cultural-historical and socio-political parameters for the anlysis of present-day processes in and around the Central Asian region is considered to be an especially fertile method of scientific research and the east-west perspective enabled through participating institutions a sine qua non for a profound understanding of Central Asian societies and their consolidation as sovereign political units in the post-Soviet era. Research and training are conducted not primarily at the state level, but at the regional and local-community level. The role of language is given special prominence.

Institutions and scholars from Europe and Asia as well as other parts of the world are invited to participate in this program for the promotion of graduate studies and post-graduate research in fields relating to Central Asia.

SIPCAS is headed by Prof. Dr. Birgit N. Schlyter, present Director at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul (SRII). Master’s students from the former site of SIPCAS at Stockholm University participate in the program as trainees at SRII. Master’s students and Ph.D.Candidates from partner institutions (see below) are invited to SRII for supervision and training. 

At present, SIPCAS has the following partnership agreements for funded international cooperation:

PARTNER PROGRAMS AND AGREEMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

Exchange Program for the promotion of Central Asian graduate studies and post-graduate research.

Within the framework of this program, a grant of 1.9 million Swedish crowns (2007–2012) has been provided by The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) for joint activities with the following partner institutions and their associates in the Central Asian region:

Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan.

Contact person: Associate professor Timur Dadabaev
E-mail: dadabaev(a)chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp

The Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS), Kolkata, India

Contact person: Dr. Anita Sengupta.
E-mail: anitasengupta(a)hotmail.com 

Coordination of Central Asia collections in Sweden for online access and international cooperation

In a joint project between the Museum of Ethnography, Stockholm, and the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, materials from the Central Asia collections once belonging to the Swedish scholars Sven Hedin and Gunnar Jarring will be digitised and documented for the establishment of a national Swedish database in affiliation with the International Dunhuang Project at British Library, London. A grant of 2 million Swedish crowns has been obtained from the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation. Work started in January 2011.

Contact person on behalf of the Gunnar Jarring Central Asia Collection: Prof. Birgit Schlyter
E-mail: birgit.schlyter(a)sri.org.tr

Contact person on behalf of the Sven Hedin Foundation: Curator Håkan Wahlquist
E-mail: hakan.wahlquist(a)etnografiska.se 

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For contact with SIPCAS:

Birgit Schlyter, head of SIPCAS

E-mail: birgit.schlyter(a)sri.org.tr

Phone: +90-212-2524119

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PUBLICATIONS

Forthcoming conference volume from SIPCAS:

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Eurasian Geopolitics,
edited by Michael Fredholm in collaboration with Birgit Schlyter
 

Previous articles and papers prepared at SIPCAS:

Fredholm, Michael, “The Legacy of Nursultan Nazarbaev”. Will the 2010 OSCE Chairmanship Make Kazakhstani President Nazarbayev Go Down in History as Reformer or Despot?”, Team IPPEKI, February 2010.

Fredholm, Michael, “The Impact of Mancu Institutions on Tibetan Military Reform”, presented at the 6th Nordic Tibet Conference, Stockholm, 5-6 May 2007.

Fredholm, Michael, “The Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The Latest Chapter in the History of the Great Game or the Guarantor of Central Asian Security?”, Team IPPEKI, June 2007.

Fredholm, Michael, ”Turkiets geopolitiska betydelse i historiskt perspektiv”, in Dragomanen, Årg. 10-11/2006-2007.

Hällzon, Patrick, ”Stepping onto Sacred Ground: The mazar in Uyghur day-to-day life”, in Tore Ahlbäck (ed.), Pilgrimages Today. Based on papers read at the symposium on pilgrimages today held at Åbo, Finland, on 19–21 August 2009, Åbo: Donner Institute for Religious and Cultural History 2010.

Hällzon, Patrick, ”I Gunnar Jarrings fotspår till östturkestanska mazarer”, in Dragomanen, Årg. 10-11/2006-2007.

Juntunen, Mirja, ”Fakta och fiktion om staden Taratambol”, in Orientaliska Studier 123/2009, pp. 99-105.

Laanatza, Marianne, “Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) - Trends and Tendencies”, in Hisao Komatsu, Sahin Karasar, Timur Dadabaev, Güljanat Kurmangalieva Ercilasun (eds.), Central Eurasian Studies: Past, Present and Future, 2011, Maltepe University, Turkey.

Schlyter, Birgit N., “The Turcological Legacy of the Swedish Diplomat Gunnar Jarring”, in Hisao Komatsu, Sahin Karasar, Timur Dadabaev, Güljanat Kurmangalieva Ercilasun (eds.), Central Eurasian Studies: Past, Present and Future, 2011, Maltepe University, Turkey.

Schlyter, Birgit N., ”Från statsspråk till nationalspråk i Centralasien”, in Årsbok 2010, Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, Stockholm, pp. 153–168.

Schlyter, Birgit N., ”Turan, Ergenekon och turkarnas röda äpple”, in Orientaliska Studier 123/2009, pp. 107–118.

Schlyter, Birgit N., ”Språk och politik i Centralasien”, in YMER, Vol. 125 (2005), pp. 77-94.

Schlyter, Birgit N., “The Karakalpaks and Other Language Minorities under Central Asian State Rule”, in Birgit N. Schlyter (ed.), Prospects for Democracy in Central Asia, Transactions. Vol. 15, Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul/I. B. Tauris, Stockholm/London/New York 2005,  pp. 81–94.

Schlyter, Birgit N., “Changing Language Loyalties in Central Asia”, in Tej K. Bhatia and William C. Ritchie (eds), The Handbook of Bilingualism, Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing 2004, pp. 808-834.

Schlyter, Birgit N., “Sociolinguistic Changes in Transformed Central Asian Societies”, in Jacques Maurais and Michael A. Morris (eds), Languages in a Globalising World, New York: Cambridge University Press 2003, pp. 157-187.

For reports on academic studies in Sweden relating to Central Asia, the Caucasus and Turkey, see the following two publications from STINT (The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education).

Schlyter, Birgit, Academic Studies in Sweden on Central Asia, Caucasus and Turkey: An Investigation of Higher Education and Research for The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education, STINT, January 2009, 18 pages. [Abridged and revised version of a longer report in Swedish:] 

Schlyter, Birgit, and Svante Cornell, Rapport från inventering av svensk utbildnings- och forskningskompetens inom området för studier av Centralasien, Kaukasien och Turkiet [An investigation of higher education and research concerning Central Asia, the Caucasus and Turkey in Sweden, carried out on the request of The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education], September 2008, 63 pages.

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