Institute Schedule

Central Asia in World History Summer Institute Schedule

Core Materials to be Provided to Participants in Advance

Week 1

Sunday, July 10, 2016

  • Participant arrival and check-in
  • 5:00-7:00PM: Welcome reception hosted by the Department of History, 168 Dulles Hall
  • Reading (at your convenience):
    1. S. Adshead, “World History and Central Asia: Time, Place and People,” in Central Asia in World History, 3-26
    2. S. Levi, “Turk and Tajik in Central Asian History,” in J. Sahadeo and R. Zanca, eds, Everyday Life in Central Asia, 15-31

Monday, July 11, 2016

  • 9:30-10:30AM: “Critical Approaches to World History: An Introduction to the Summer Institute for Teachers, Central Asia in World History,” Scott Levi
  • 10:30-11:30AM Workshop: “Researching Central Asia in the OSU Thompson Library,” OSU’s Middle East Librarian, Johanna Sellman, with Scott Levi
  • 11:30AM-1:00PM: Lunch Break (The Ohio Union)
  • 1:00-2:30PM: BuckIDs and Library Account Activation, The Ohio Union, Room 3040
  • 2:30-5:00PM: “Inner Asian Nomadic Culture and Society in Historical Perspective,” Daniel Prior
  • Reading:
    1. P. Manning, Navigating World History, 3-17
    2. P. Golden, 1-34
    3. P. Golden, “Nomads and Sedentary Societies in Medieval Eurasia,” 1-37

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

  • 9:30AM-12:00PM: “Nomadic Empires of Antiquity,” Daniel Prior
  • 12:00-1:30PM: Lunch Break
  • 1:30-4:30PM: Pedagogy Workshop: “Classroom Strategies, Learning Outcomes and Lesson Plans for Teaching Central Asian History,” Bobbie Mucha
  • Reading:
    1. C. Dawson, Mission to Asia, 3-18, 32-40
    2. P. Golden, 35-75
    3. J. Millward, The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction, 1-38

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

  • 9:30AM-12:00PM: “Silk Roads, Real and Imagined: Surveying New Research,” Scott Levi
  • 12:00-1:30PM: Lunch Break
  • 1:30-4:30PM: “Turks in World History: Emergence to Empire,” Carter Findley
  • Reading:
    1. J. Millward, The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction, 39-121
    2. V. Hansen, The Silk Road: A New History, 25-55
    3. C. Findley, “The Pre-Islamic Turks and Their Precursors,” in The Turks in World History, 21-55

Thursday, July 14, 2016

  • 9:30AM-12:00PM: “The Turkic Migrations in the Middle East,” Carter Findley
  • 12:00-1:30PM: Lunch Break
  • 1:30-4:30PM: “Merchants, Mystics and Mercenaries: Silk Road Travelers through the Ages,” Ron Sela
  • Reading:
    1. C. Findley, “Islam and Empire from the Seljuks through the Mongols,” in The Turks in World History, 56-92
    2. S. Levi and R. Sela: Introduction, 1-4; and Encounters with the Turks, 47-58
    3. N. Green, “Writing Travel and the Global History of Central Asia,” in N. Green, ed., Writing Travel in Central Asian History, 1-40
    4. R. Sela, “Prescribing the Boundaries of Knowledge: Seventeenth Century Russian Diplomatic Missions to Central Asia,” in ibid., 69-88

Friday, July 15, 2016

  • 9:30AM-12:00PM: “Source Analysis and Researching Central Asian History,” Ron Sela
  • 12:00-1:30PM: Lunch Break
  • 1:30-4:30PM: “Islamic Central Asia in the Abbasid Age,” Scott Levi
  • Reading:
    1. S. Levi and R. Sela: Central Asia and the Arab Conquests, 7-22; Central Asia under the Samanids, 23-34; The Age of Learning, 35-44; Qarakhanids: The First Turkic Muslim State in Central Asia, 73-81; and Central Asia in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries, 83-107
    2. R. Foltz, “The Islamization of the Silk Road,” in Religions of the Silk Road, 89-109

Saturday, July 16, 2016

  • 9:00AM-7:00PM: Field Trip: University transport to the Cleveland Museum of Art for a private exhibition and lecture on “Textiles from Islamic Lands” and “Art of the Silk Road”

Week 2

Monday, July 18, 2016

  • 9:30AM-12:00PM: Pedagogy Workshop: “Looking Forward and Framing Questions for Unit Projects,” Bobbie Mucha and Scott Levi
  • 12:00-1:30PM: Lunch Break
  • 1:30-4:30PM: “Great Walls and Great Horses: Nomads on the Chinese Frontier,” Timothy May
  • 6:00-9:00PM: Video Presentation and Discussion: “Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan,” Scott Levi and Timothy May
  • Reading:
    1. P. Golden, 76-90
    2. T. Barfield, “Introduction: The Steppe Nomadic World,” in The Perilous Frontier: Nomadic Empires and China, 221 BC to AD 1757, 1-31

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

  • 9:30AM-12:00PM: “The Mongol Empire and its Legacy,” Timothy May
  • 12:00-1:30PM: Lunch Break
  • 1:30-4:30PM: Library Research (with Johanna Sellman and Scott Levi facilitating)
  • Reading:
    1. D. Morgan, “Chingiz Khan and the Founding of the Mongol Empire,” in The Mongols, 55-83
    2. S. Levi and R. Sela: The Mongol Empire, Introduction, 111-114; Temujin and the Rise of the Mongol Empire, 115-138; and Islamic Central Asia under Mongol Rule, 139-158

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

  • 9:30AM-12:00PM: “Science, Politics and the Interface of Nomadic and Islamic Traditions in Timurid Central Asia,” Scott Levi
  • 12:00-1:30PM: Lunch Break
  • 1:30-4:30PM: “Gender and Society in Islamic Central Asia,” Nurten Kilic-Schubel
  • Reading:
    1. P. Golden, 91-104
    2. L. Ahmed, “Women and the Rise of Islam” and “Medieval Islam,” in Women and Gender in Islam…, 39-63, 102-124
    3. P. Soucek, “Timurid Women: A Cultural Perspective,” in G. Hambly, ed., Women in the Medieval Islamic World, 199-226
    4. N. Kilic-Schubel, “Women and Gender in Legends and Epics of Central Asia,” in Suad Joseph, ed., Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, vol. 5, 440-41
    5. S. Levi and R. Sela: Timur’s Rise and Rule, 161-180; and Central Asia in the Fifteenth Century, 181-196

Thursday, July 21, 2016

  • 9:30AM-12:00PM: “Early Modern Central Asia: New Research in a World Historical Perspective,” Scott Levi
  • 12:00-1:30PM: Lunch Break
  • 1:30-4:30PM: “The Great Game: Central Asia in the Age of Empire,” Adeeb Khalid
  • Reading:
    1. S. Levi, “Early Modern Central Asia in World History,” 866-878
    2. P. Golden, 105-121
    3. J. Siegel, “The Great Game and the 1907 Agreement,” in Endgame: Britain, Russia and the Final Struggle for Central Asia, 1-21
    4. S. Levi and R. Sela: The Shibanids and Central Asian Society in the Sixteenth Century, 199-225; and The “Great Game” to Russian Rule, 281-305

Friday, July 22, 2016

  • 9:30AM-12:00PM: “Islam and ‘Modernity’: Islamic Reform Movements in Central Asia,” Adeeb Khalid
  • 12:00-1:30PM: Lunch Break
  • 1:30-4:30PM: “Everyday Life in an Uzbek Village,” Russell Zanca
  • Reading:
    1. A. Khalid, “The Origins of Jadidism,” in The Politics of Muslim Cultural Reform: Jadidism in Central Asia, 80-113
    2. A. Khalid, “Islam in Central Asia” and “Empire and the Challenge of Modernity,” in Islam After Communism: Religion and Politics in Central Asia, 19-49
    3. R. Zanca, “Fat and All That: Good Eating the Uzbek Way,” in R. Zanca and J. Sahadeo, Everyday Life in Central Asia, 178-199

Saturday, July 23, 2016

  • 1:30-4:00PM: Music of the Silk Road Culture: Classical Music of the East, Silk Road Ensemble, Weigel Hall Auditorium
  • 6:00-8:00PM: “Culinary Adventures Along the Silk Road,” a culturally informed cooking demonstration and banquet by Scott Levi and Russell Zanca, at The Ohio Union, Instructional Kitchen

Week 3

Monday, July 25, 2016

  • 9:30AM-12:00PM: Library Research (with Johanna Sellman and Scott Levi facilitating)
  • 12:00-1:30PM: Lunch Break
  • 1:30-4:30PM: “Bolsheviks and Basmachis: Revolution and Early Soviet Central Asia,” Douglas Northrop
  • Reading:
    1. P. Golden, 122-139
    2. A. Khalid, “The Soviet Assault on Islam,” in Islam After Communism: Religion and Politics in Central Asia, 50-83
    3. M. Buttino, “Politics and Social Crisis during a Famine: Turkestan Immediately after the Revolution,” in Buttino, ed., In a Collapsing Empire, 257-278

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

  • 9:30AM-12:00PM Workshop: “Central Asian History in World Historical Perspective,” Douglas Northrop and Scott Levi
  • 12:00-1:30PM: Lunch Break
  • 1:30-4:30PM: “Gender and Society in Soviet Central Asia,” Marianne Kamp
  • Reading:
    1. S. Cronin, “Coercion or Empowerment? Anti-Veiling Campaigns, a Comparative Perspective,” in S. Cronin, ed., Anti-Veiling Campaigns in the Muslim World, 1-36
    2. M. Kamp, “Women-Initiated Unveiling: State-led Campaigns in Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan,” in S. Cronin, ed., Anti-Veiling Campaigns in the Muslim World, 196-219

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

  • 9:30AM-12:00PM: “Collectivization: Soviet Policies on the Ground,” Marianne Kamp
  • 12:00-1:30PM: Lunch Break
  • 1:30-4:30PM: “Islam and Society in Central Asia Today: Historical and Regional Dynamics,” Morgan Liu
  • Reading:
    1. A. Edgar, “Cotton and Collectivization,” in Tribal Nation: The Making of Soviet Turkmenistan, 197-220
    2. M. Kamp, “Where did the Mullahs Go? Oral Histories from Rural Uzbekistan,” 503-531
    3. M. Louw, “Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia,” in Everyday Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia, 21-41

Thursday, July 28, 2016

  • 9:30AM-12:00PM: “Hydrocarbon Energy and Political Power: How the Petroleum Industry is Changing Central Asian Societies,” Morgan Liu
  • 12:00-1:30PM: Lunch Break
  • 1:30-4:30PM: Presentations of Unit Plans
  • Reading:
    1. D. Yergin, “Caspian Derby,” in The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World, 44-64
    2. P. Jones Luong and E. Weinthal, “Rethinking the Resource Curse,” in Oil is Not a Curse: Ownership Structure and Institutions in Soviet Successor States, 1-30

Friday, July 29, 2016

  • 9:30AM-12:00PM: Presentations of Unit Plans
  • 12:00-1:30PM: Lunch Break
  • 1:30-4:30PM: Summary Workshop