Category Archives: North, Central & West Asia

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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…

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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…

The Qala Iktyaruddin Citadel is seen in Herat, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. An ancient citadel in Herat that dates back to Alexander the Great has been restored, a bright sign of progress in a country destroyed by war. The citadel, a fortress that resembles a sand castle overlooking the city, and a new museum of artifacts at the site was completed by hundreds of local craftsmen and funding and support from the U.S. and German governments and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. (AP Photo/Houshang Hashimi)

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)…

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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…

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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…

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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…