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CONF. PROG.- International Conference on Central Eurasian Studies, Maltepe University, Istanbul, Mar. 17-19

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CONF. PROG.- Int'l Conference on Central Eurasian Studies, Istanbul, Mar. 17-19

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International Conference on Central Eurasian Studies: Past, Present and Future
Organized by the Maltepe University (Turkey), the University of Tokyo,
Islamic Area Studies (Japan) and the University of Tsukuba (Japan)

March 17-19, 2009

All sessions will be held at the Marma Convention Center, Maltepe
University Campus, Istanbul, Turkey

March 17-19, 2009

Maltepe University, Istanbul
Conference Committees

Organizing Committee:
Dr. Güljanat Kurmangaliyeva Ercilasun, Assist. Prof., Maltepe University
Professor Hisao Komatsu, Tokyo University
Dr. Timur Dadabaev, Assoc. Prof., Tsukuba University


17 March 2009, Tuesday
Marma Convention Center

09.30 - 10.15 Opening Remarks (Istanbul Conference Hall)
- Dr. Güljanat Kurmangaliyeva Ercilasun,
Director of the Center for Eurasian Studies, Maltepe University
- Dr. Timur Dadabaev,
Associate Professor, Tsukuba University
- Prof. Dr. Kemal Köymen,
Rector of the Maltepe University
- Düsen Kasseinov,
Director General of the TÜRKSOY
- Prof. Dr. Mehmet Akif Aydin,
Member of the Council of Higher Education of the Republic of Turkey
- Hüseyin Simsek,
Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Maltepe University

10.15 - 11.00 Keynote Address
- Hisao Komatsu (Prof., Tokyo University),
Japanese Approaches to Central Eurasian Studies: Past and Present

11.00 - 11.15 Coffee Break

11.15 - 12.45 1st Session (Disciplinary Session I)

11.15 - 12.15 Presentations; 12.15-12.45 Discussions

Political Science (Istanbul Conference Hall)
Chair: Dr. Timur Dadabaev

- Pinar Akçali (Dr., Assoc. Prof., Turkey), Eurasianism in Turkey:
Different Perspectives and Challenges
- Elif Hatun Kiliçbeyli (Dr., Asst. Prof., Turkey), Avrasyacilik:
Jeopolitik Teoriyle Yeni Bir Açilim (Eurasianism: A New Expansion with
Geopolitic Theory)
- Fahri Solak (Dr., Asst. Prof., Turkey), Türkiye'de Orta Asya ve
Kafkasya ile Ilgili Çalismalarin Gelisimi (1928-2008) (The Development
of Central Asian and Caucasian Studies in Turkey, 1928-2008)
- Anita Sengupta (Dr., Fellow, India), A 'Central Asian' Geopolitics

History and Archaeology (Akdeniz Conference Hall)
Chair: Prof. Dr. Anvarbek Mokeev

- Ahmet Tasagil (Prof.Dr., Turkey), 6-9. Yüzyillar arasinda
Mogolistan'da Türk ve Mogol Kabilelerinin Cografi Dagilimi ve Kültürel
Iliskileri (Geographical Dispersion and Cultural Relations of the
Turkic and Mongolian Tribes in Mongolia, 6-9th Centuries)
- Mehmet Tezcan (Dr., Assoc. Prof., Turkey), The First Acquaintance
of the Nomads with the Settled as Seen in the Case of the Kushans (1st
and 3rd Centuries AD)
- Y. S. Khudyakov (Prof. Dr., Russian Federation) - K.Y. Belinskaya
(Russian Federation), Women Subculture of Ancient Turks on the
Territory of Sayan-Altay
- Shamsiddin Kamoliddin (Prof. Dr., Uzbekistan), The Map of Central
Asia by Vasilios Vattatzis (1730)

Sociology (Erdal Inönü Conference Hall)
Chair: Prof. Dr. Bahattin Aksit

- Hayati Tüfekçioglu (Dr., Assoc. Prof., Turkey), Kazakistan'in
Toplumsal Yapisi Üzerine (On the Social Structure of Kazakstan)
- Ali Yaman (Dr., Asst. Prof., Turkey), A Heterodox Socio-Religious
Community in Central Asia: History and Transformation of
Lacis/Allahcis in Ferghana Valley
- Erdogan Altinkaynak (Dr., Asst. Prof., Turkey), Kazakistan,
Gürcistan ve Ukrayna'da Hiristiyan Türkler: Urumlar Üzerine Yapilan
Çalismalar (Studies on Urums: Christian Turks in Kazakstan, Georgia
and Ukraine)

12.45 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.30 2nd Session (Disciplinary Session II)

14.00 - 15.00 Presentations; 15.00-15.30 Discussions

Society (Istanbul Conference Hall)
Chair: Prof. Dr. Mushtaq A. Kaw

- Anvarbek Mokeev (Prof. Dr., Kyrgyzstan), Impact of Remnants of
Tribalism and Regionalism to the Formation of Modern Political Elite
of Kyrgyzstan
- Jacob Landau (Prof. Dr., Israel), Language Policies as a Factor of
De-Russianization in the Ex-Soviet Muslim States
- Sébastien Peyrouse (Dr., USA), The Chinese Presence and its Social
Reception in Central Asia

International Relations I (Akdeniz Conference Hall)
Chair: Prof. Dr. Reyaz Punjabi

- Sattar Mazhitov (Prof. Dr., Kazakstan), Kazakhstan in the
Geopolitics of Central Eurasia: Retrospective, Realities and Prospects
- Klara Makasheva (Prof. Dr., Kazakstan), Integration Processes in
Central Asia: History, Factors and Prospects
- Mara Gubaidullina (Prof. Dr., Kazakstan), Realizatsia strategii ES
po Tsentral'noy Azii kak novyi etap v mezhregional'nykn otnosheniyakh
(Realization of EU Strategies on Central Asia as a New Stage in
Interregional Relations)
- Juliboy Eltazarov (Dr., Assoc. Prof., Uzbekistan/Japan), NATO and
SCO in Central Asia: Cooperation or Competition?

Religious Studies I (Erdal Inönü Conference Hall)
Chair: Prof. Hisao Komatsu

- Bakhtiyar Babadjanov (Prof. Dr., USA), The Post-Soviet Secularism
and Islam in Central Asia
- Enayatollah Yazdani (Dr., Asst. Prof., Iran), Globalization and the
Role of Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia
- Marsil Farkhshatov (Prof. Dr. Russian Federation), Ahuny v
ofitsial'noy ierarkhii musul'manskogo dukhovenstva Uralo-Povolzhya
(XVIII-XIX vv.) (The Role of Ahuns in the Official Hierarchy of Muslim
Religious People in the 18-19th Centuries)
- Eliza Isabaeva (Switzerland), "Taalim" Lesson and Transgenerational
Perceptions: Introduction to Islam or Social Event? (Reflections and
Analyses of Islamic Spreading Strategies in Southern Kyrgyzstan)

15.30 - 16.00 Tea Break

16.00 - 18.00 3rd Session (Disciplinary Session III)

16.00 - 17.30 Presentations; 17.30-18.00 Discussions

History (Istanbul Conference Hall)
Chair: Prof. Dr. Isenbike Togan

- Vazha Kiknadze (Prof. Dr., Georgia), Istanbul (Constantinopole) and
Hagia-Sophia in the Writings of Georgian Travelers
- Birgit Schlyter (Prof. Dr., Sweden), Return to the Uighurs. On
Gunnar Jarring's Last Manuscript: An Eastern Turki-English Dictionary
- Jan Romgard (Sweden), The Sino-Swedish Expedition to Eastern
Central Asia 1927-1935: a Successful Cooperation in the Sciences
- Takuya Soma (Japan), "Travel and Translation" of Expeditions of
20th Century Silkroad: Explanations from Historical Anthropology of
'Otani Expedition' into Tarim Basin

Communication (Akdeniz Conference Hall)
Chair: Prof. Dr. Peyami Çelikcan

- Saadia Malik (Dr., Asst. Prof., Qatar), Multi-Cultural Reflection
on Women's Reception and Talks on Turkish TV Drama "Delight" Nour ("Gümüs")
- Murat Iri (Dr., Asst. Prof., Turkey), Kirgizistan 2007 Genel
Seçimlerine Katilan Siyasi Partilerin Dagittigi El Ilanlarinda
Ulusçuluk Söyleminin Insasi (Construction of Nationalist Discourse in
Fliers of Political Parties That Participated in Kyrgyzstan 2007
General Election)
- Nilüfer Pembecioglu (Dr., Assoc. Prof., Turkey), Dede Korkut'tan
Kutadgu Bilig'e Çocuk Imgesi (From Dede Korkut to Kutadgu Bilig: Image
of Child)
- Abdurrahman Gülbeyaz (Dr., Japan), Transformation Processes in
Language and Music Behavior (In connection with Power- and
Bio-Political Modes of Operation)

Education (Erdal Inönü Conference Hall)
Chair: Prof. Dr. Bakhtiyar Babadjanov

- Asuka Kawano (Dr., Japan), Local Community and its Educational Role
in Central Asia during Post Soviet Period: Focusing on the Educational
Activities in Mahalla and Jamoat
- Temur Kurshutov (Ukraine), Sozdanie Ismailom Gasprinskim
novometodnykh shkol "Usul-i Jadid" v posledney chetverti XIX veka i
sovremennoe sostoyanie krymskotatarskogo natsional'nogo obrazovaniya
posle vozvrashcheniya v Krym (Foundation of the New Method "Usul-i
Jadid" Schools by Ismail Gasprinskii in the Last Quarter of the 19th
Century and Contemporary Circumstances of the Crimean Tatar National
Education after Returning to Crimea)
- Kairat Kurakbayev (Kazakstan), Towards the Development of Higher
Education in Kazakhstan
- Serdar Ulukan (Dr. Assist. Prof., Turkey), Orta Asya'da Türkiye
Isbirligi ile Açilan Üniversitelerin Irdelenmesi (Analysis of the
Universities in Central Asia, founded by Turkish Cooperation)

18.00 - 18.30 "Academic Injuries",
A Performance by Evren Erbatur (Lecturer, Turkey)
(Ekrem Akurgal Hall)

19.00 - 20.00 "Nevruz Celebrations", Folklore Dance Show from the
Turkic Speaking Countries, Dance Show organized by the Maltepe
University and TURKSOY (Hasan Ali Yücel Conference Hall)

20.00 - 21.00 Welcoming Reception

18 March 2009, Wednesday

09.30-11.00 4th Session (Disciplinary Session IV)

09.30-10.30 Presentations; 10.30 - 11.00 Discussions

Security and Democracy (Istanbul Conference Hall)
Chair: Dr. Pinar Akçali

- Reyaz Punjabi (Prof. Dr., India), Security Scenario in Afghanistan
and Its Impact on South and Central Asia
- Mushtaq A. Kaw (Prof. Dr., India), Examining Rich Cultural Heritage
as a Key to Peace in Eurasia Security
- Phool Badan (Dr., Assoc. Prof., India), Democracy in Central Asia:
Reality or Mirage?
- Mustafa Özcan (Dr., Assoc. Prof., USA), Educating the Democratic
Mind in Türkistan: Lessons from the American Experience

National Identity (Akdeniz Conference Hall)
Chair: Dr. Allen Frank

- Marlène Laruelle (Dr., Assoc. Prof., France/USA/Sweden), Academia
and the Rewriting of National Identity in Central Asia: A Political
and Intellectual Issue
- Alexander Bukh (Dr., Assoc. Prof., Japan), National Identity in
Russo-Japanese Relations
- Taissija Marmontova (Dr., Asst. Prof., Kazakstan), Zritel'nyi obraz
kak faktor konstruirovaniya natsional'noy identichnosti (Visuality as
a Factor of Construction of the National Identity)

Contemporary History I (Erdal Inönü Conference Hall)
Chair: Prof. Dr. Sattar Mazhitov

- Zumrad Rahmonkulova (Dr., Assoc. Prof., Uzbekistan), Ottoman State
and Their Political Relations with the Central Asian Khanates in the
19th Century
- Gulchekhra Sultonova (Dr., Asst. Prof., Uzbekistan), The Dynamics
of Interrelations Bukhara and Yarkand Khanates: Inter and External Factors
- Sanobar Shadmanova (Dr., Asst. Prof., Uzbekistan), The Views of
Contemporaries to the Issues Related to Marriage and Family in
Turkestan in the Period from the End of XIX - Beginning of XX Centuries
- Bakhodir Pasilov (Dr., Uzbekistan), Methodology and Practice of
Studying of the Soviet Historical Heritage in Contemporary Uzbekistan

11.00 - 11.15 Coffee Break

11.15 - 12.45 5th Session (Regional Session)

11.15 - 12.15 Presentations; 12.15-12.45 Discussions

Russia (Istanbul Conference Hall)
Chair: Prof. Dr. Marsil Farkhshatov

- Mami Hamamoto (Dr., Japan), Russification of Muslim Elite and
Russian Aristocratic Society in the 17th Century: Analysis Based on
the Genealogy of Narbekov Family
- Mustafa Özgür Tuna (Dr., Asst. Prof., USA), A Muslim Intelligentsia
in Imperial Russia?
- Mieste Hotopp-Riecke (Ph.D., Germany), Tatar Images - a Changing?
The 21. Century as an End of a "Longue Durée" of Pejorative Tatar

Caucasia (Akdeniz Conference Hall)
Chair: Dr. Alexander Bukh

- Samuel Lussac (France), What Regionalization in the South Caucasus?
- Güner Özkan (Dr., Asst. Prof., Turkey), Post-Georgian War Regional
Security Discourse: Resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh Dispute through
- Vügar Imanov (Dr., Azerbaycan/Turkey), Kafkasya Isbirligi ve
Istikrar Pakti: Hayal mi, Gerçek mi? (Caucasian Cooperation and
Stability Pact: Dream or Reality?)
- Tamta Khalvashi - Nutsa Batiashvili (Georgia), Georgian National
Identity: Elite Ideology and State Narratives vs. Narrative Selves of
Muslim Georgians

Central Asia (Erdal Inönü Conference Hall)
Chair: Dr. Anita Sengupta

- Komiljan Kuziev (Dr., Uzbekistan), Aspects of Regional
Collaboration in Usage of Water and Energy Resources in Central Asia
- Munira Aminova (Belgium) - Iskandar Abdullaev (Dr., Asst. Prof.,
Uzbekistan / Germany), The Effects of Top-Down Policy Making and Rigid
Bureaucracy to the Local Levels of Land and Water Governance in Uzbekistan
- Filippo De Danieli (Italy/UK), Sovereignty and Central Asia's
Porous Borders: Drugs, Development and State-building in Tajikistan

12.45 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.30 6th Session (Special Topics I)

14.00 - 15.00 Presentations; 15.00-15.30 Discussions

Regional Cooperation (Istanbul Conference Hall)
Chair: Prof. Dr. Mara Gubaidullina

- Marianne Laanatza (Dr., Assoc. Prof., Sweden), Shanghai Cooperation
Organisation: Trends and Tendencies
- Thrassy Marketos (Dr., Greece), Eastern Caspian Sea Energy
Geopolitics: A Litmus Test for the U.S. - Russia - China Struggle for
the Geostrategic Control of Eurasia
- Hasan Ali Karasar (Dr., Turkey), Problems of Regional Integration
in Central Asia: 1991-2001
- Aziz Makhmudov (Uzbekistan / Japan), Impact of International and
Regional Institutions and Regimes on Economics-Security Nexus in
Central Asia since the Break-up of Soviet Union

Contemporary History II (Akdeniz Conference Hall)
Chair: Dr., Assoc. Prof. Marlene Laruelle

- Kakhramon Rajabov (Dr., Assoc. Prof., Uzbekistan), The Activity of
Anvar Pasha in Turkestan
- Aydin Idil (Turkey), Hürriyet Kahramani Enver Pasa Yüz Yil Sonra
(Freedom Hero Anvar Pasha Hundres Years Later)
- Tursyn Zhurtbai (Prof. Dr., Kazakstan), Kazak Entelektüellerine
1937-39 Yillarinda Uygulanan Baski üzerine Yeni Belgeler (New
Documents on the Repression of the Kazak Intellectuals in 1937-39)
- Askar Zhubanov (Prof. Dr., Kazakstan), Osnovopolozhnik kazakhskoi
lingvistiki - zhertva stalinskoy repressii (o tragicheskoy sud'be
professora Khudaibergena Kuanovicha Zhubanova) (Prof. Kudaybergen
Jubanov, Founder of the Kazak Linguistics as a Victim of the Stalinist

Religious Studies II (Erdal Inönü Conference Hall)
Chair: Dr. Sebastien Peyrouse

- Vera Exnerova (Dr., Czech Republic), Religious Education in Soviet
Uzbekistan (Farghona Valley, 1920s-1980s)
- Irina Selezneva (Dr., Russian Federation) - Alexander Seleznev
(Dr., Russian Federation), Concept "Astana" within a Cult of Saints in
Islam of Central Eurasia
- Dilyara Atadjanova (Dr., Uzbekistan), The Comparative Analyse of
Central Asian Handicraft Statutes "Risola" and Turkish Handicraft
Statutes "Futuvat-nama"

15.30 - 15.45 Tea Break

15.45 -17.00 7th Session (Special Topics II)

15.45 -16.45 Presentations; 16.45-17.00 Discussions

Oral History (Istanbul Conference Hall)
Chair: Prof. Dr. Jacob Landau

- Ilhan Sahin (Prof. Dr., Kyrgyzstan), Sözlü Tarih Kaynaklarina Göre
Avrasya Göçebe Gruplarinin Olusum Süreci: Kirgiz Göçebeleri Örnegi
(The Formation of Eurasian Nomadic Groups according to Oral History
Sources: The Case of Kyrgyz Nomads)
- Allen Frank (Dr., USA), Tatar Memoirs of Republican-Era Xinjiang
- Timur Dadabaev (Dr., Assoc. Prof., Japan), Memory of the Soviet
Migration Practices in Central Asia: Between Traditionalism and
Cosmopolitanism in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
- Güljanat Kurmangaliyeva Ercilasun (Dr., Assist. Prof., Turkey),
Oral History Studies in Kyrgyzstan: Perception of Stalin's Death

International Relations II (Erdal Inönü Conference Hall)
Chair: Prof. Dr. Cemil Oktay

- Irfan Kaya Ülger (Dr., Assoc. Prof., Turkey), Avrupa Birliginde
Gelecek Senaryolarinda ABD'nin Rolü (The Role of the USA in the Future
Scenarios of the EU)
- Dogan Sofracioglu (Turkey), Türk-Japon Iliskileri: Bugünü ve Yarini
(Turkish-Japanese Relations: Present and Future)
- Saodat Kasimova (Uzbekistan/Czhech Republic), Economic Policy and
Social Change in Uzbekistan

17.00 - 18.00 Documentary Film "The Kyrgyzs in the 20th Century"
(Istanbul Conference Hall)

18.00 - 19.00 Talk on the Documentary "The Kyrgyzs in the 20th Century"
Prof. Dr. Sahin Karasar, Prof. Dr. Peyami Çelikcan, Doç. Dr. Konuralp
Ercilasun, Prof. Dr. Belma Aksit, Prof. Dr. Bahattin Aksit, Prof. Dr.
Ilhan Sahin, Prof. Dr. Anvarbek Mokeev and Dr. Güljanat Kurmangaliyeva

19.00 - 19.30 Closing Remarks
- Prof. Dr. Sahin Karasar, Vice-Rector of the Maltepe University
- Prof. Hisao Komatsu, the University of Tokyo

19.30 - 21.00 Farewell Reception

19 March 2009, Thursday

10.00 - 17.00 Cultural Program (Topkapi Palace, Ayasofya / Hagia
Sophia and Sultan Ahmet / Blue Mosque)

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