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SEMINAR- Reinventing the Basmachi, Beatrice Penati, TOSCCA (Oxford), Feb. 13

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SEMINAR- Reinventing the Basmachi, Beatrice Penati, TOSCCA (Oxford), Feb. 13

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The Oxford Society for the Caspian and Central Asia (TOSCCA)

Seminar, Friday 13th February 2009 (4th Week, Hilary Term)

The Hovenden Room, All Souls College, Oxford, 5pm

Dr Beatrice Penati (Independent researcher, associated to the Centre
d'études des mondes russes, caucasien et centre-européen, Ecole des
Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris)

"Re-inventing the Basmachi: émigré propaganda, sovietology and

Dr Penati's paper will cover the history of the 1920s Basmachi revolt
in Ferghana and Eastern Bukhara alongside émigré Turkestani responses
to it, in particular in the journal Yash Turkestan. She will also
consider how the revolt was portrayed in post-war historical
literature, and the views of the Basmachi advanced by Central Asian
historians today.

Dr Alexander Morrison
Lecturer in Imperial History
The School of History
University of Liverpool
9 Abercromby Square
Liverpool L69 7WZ
Tel: 0151 794 2392

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