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Carleton Professor to Speak on Nation, Empire, and Revolution

October 24, 2011
By Alex Korsunsky '12

Carleton professor of history Adeeb Khalid, an expert on the history of Central Asia, will present the Jane and Raphael Bernstein Asian Studies and History Professorship Public Talk on Thurs., Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum on the Carleton College campus. Entitled “Nation, Empire, and Revolution in the Making of Central Asia,” Khalid’s presentation is free and open to the public.

Khalid’s research focuses on the history of Central Asia from the time of the Russian conquest of that region in the 1860s to the present, with a particular interest on the transformation of culture and identity and the fate of Islam under Tsarist and Soviet rule. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and is the author of two books, The Politics of Muslim Cultural Reform: Jadidism in Central Asia (University of California Press, 1998) and Islam after Communism: Religion and Politics in Central Asia  (University of California Press, 2007), which won the 2008 Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies for “the most important contribution to Russian, Eurasian, and East European studies.” He is currently working on a book on Central Asia in the early Soviet era.

Khalid is the Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor of Asian Studies and History at Carleton College. Khalid has received support for his research from a number of prestigious foundations, including the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Carnegie Corporation, and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research.

This event is sponsored by the Carleton College Department of History. For further information and disability accommodations, contact or call (507) 222-4217. The Athenaeum is located in Laurence M. Gould Library, accessible via Highway 19 in Northfield.