Category Archives: North, Central & West Asia

Being Iranian in the U.S. and Germany

A review of National Narratives and Global Politics: Immigrant and Second-Generation Iranians in the U.S. and Germany, by Sahar Sadeghi. In her comparative study of…

Archive of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

A review of the Archive of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Архив Президента Республики Казахстан / Қазақстан Республикасы Президентінің Мұрағаты) (Almaty, Kazakhstan). The…

Persian Prison Poetry

A review of The Political Aesthetic of the Medieval Persian Prison Poem, 1100-1200, by Rebecca Gould. Rebecca Gould’s dissertation traces the Persian prison poem (ḥabsiyyāt)…

The National Archives of Afghanistan

A review of the Archif-e Milli (National Archives) in Afghanistan, Kabul. The Archif-e Milli in central Kabul is the appropriate base camp for the intrepid…

Female Broadcast Professionals in Turkey

A review of The Construction Of Gendered Subjectivities Of Female Broadcast Professionals Within TRT (1964 – 1989), by Özlem Akkaya. Özlem Akkaya’s PhD dissertation entitled…

Gansu-Qinghai’s Social Landscape

Picturing Gansu-Qinghai’s Social Landscape: A Brief Historical Retrospective Based on Recent Chinese Sources This paper explores the diverse human geography and cultural settings of one…