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WORKSHOP- Archival Study of Russia & Islamic world, Columbia U. (NYC), Sat., Dec. 1

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WORKSHOP- Archival Study of Russia & Islamic world, Columbia U. (NYC), Dec. 1

Posted by: Sean Pollock <>

Sean Pollock (Harvard History PhD and REECA MA; now at the Harriman
Institute) invites you to a workshop this Saturday at Columbia exploring
the possibilities of using archives to study Russia's relationship with
the Islamic world. The workshop program is below.

If you'd like to attend the workshop, please contact Sean at to arrange entrance to the venue, or print a copy
of the workshop program to show to library guards.

Russia and Islam in the Archives of Eurasia: A Workshop

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2007
Venue: Butler Library, Rm 523, Columbia University
Organizer: Sean Pollock, Postdoctoral Fellow, The Harriman Institute
Sponsor: The Harriman Institute, Columbia University


9:00 am-11:30: Russian-Muslim Relations in the Archives of Russia and Georgia

Moderator: Richard Wortman, Columbia University

Vladimir Bobrovnikov, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy
of Sciences
"Islamic Responses to Imperial/Soviet Modernization of Local Muslim
Communities in Private and State Archives from the Caucasus"

George Sanikidze, Institute of Oriental Studies, Georgian Academy of Sciences
"Orthodoxy versus Islam: Russian Imperial Policy towards Georgia's
Muslims during the 19th Century"

Dmitry Arapov, Moscow State University
"Islam in Russian Imperial State Archives, 1721-1917" (in Russian with

11:30-12:00: Russia, Islam and the Bakhmeteff Archive

Tanya Chebotarev, Curator, Bakhmeteff Archive, Columbia University
Jenny Lee, Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, Columbia University

12:00-1:45: Lunch

2:00-4:30: Islam and Orthodoxy in the Archives and Libraries of Turkey
and Central Asia

Moderator: Christine Philliou, Columbia University

Michael Khodarkovsky, Loyola University Chicago
"How Useful Are the Ottoman Archives to a Historian of Russia?"

Virginia Aksan, McMaster University
"Looking for a Russian Needle in an Ottoman Haystack"

Adeeb Khalid, Carleton College
"Searching for Muslim Voices in Post-Soviet Archives"

5:00: Reception

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