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Poslední úprava: Adrian Brisku, Ph.D. (24.11.2017)
This one-semester course seeks to shed light on why and how local elites of the Caucasus and Central Asia (re)construct political histories of their nations.
Willingness and ability to employ substantial research and analytical skills, as well as argumentation skills are indispensable features for those willing to succeed in the course. In addition to learning basic facts on the topic of the course, this rather seminar-style course is intended to contribute to developing methodological and analytical skills among the students. Students are strongly encouraged to attend all the classes; attendance, key to a successful complement of the course, is not a formal requirement, though. Students are also encouraged to familiarize themselves with the basics of the history of the Caucasus and Central Asia.
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Poslední úprava: Adrian Brisku, Ph.D. (24.11.2017)
One mid-term test (30%)
One 20-25min presentation on a chosen topic (30%)
Final Essay (40%)
90%-100% = A
80%-89% = B
70%-79% = C
69% and below = F (failed)
COURSE REQUIREMENTS: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Information on the Structure of Presentations
All presentations are expected to have the following structure:
Presentations will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
For each of the above three criteria, a maximum of 10 per cent can be earned.
B. MID-TERM TEST (30%)
During the 5th week, students are required to take a mid-term test consisting of around 10 questions related to the introductory theoretical part of the course. The duration of the test is 60 minutes. Those missing the test during the 5th week for pardonable reasons, will be obliged to take it during the 7th week of the course at the latest.
C. THE FINAL ESSAY (40%)
Students are required to write one final essay by the deadline set by the lecturers. No later submissions may be accepted. The topics of presentations are to be discussed with the lecturers. Plagiarized texts will be handed over the Faculty of Science's disciplinary committee.
Poslední úprava: Adrian Brisku, Ph.D. (26.11.2017)
1. Introductory Seminar
Syllabus of the course
2. Identity, Ethnicity, Ethnogenesis
Victor A. Shnirelman, "Politics of Ethnogenesis in the USSR and after," Bulletin of the National Museum of Ethnology 30(1), (2005), pp: 93–119, http://ir.minpaku.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/10502/3305/1/KH_030_1_003.pdf; Joseph E. Trimble, Ryan Dickson, "Ethnic Identity," in: C. B. Fisher & Lerner, R. M.E. (eds.; in press), Applied Developmental Science: An Encyclopedia of Research, Policies, and Programs, (Thousand Oaks: Sage).
3. National Past, Historiography and Historians
John Coakley, "Mobilizing the Past: Nationalist Images of History," Nationalism and Ethnic Policies, 10(4), (2005), pp. 531-560 (Taylor & Francis Database); Daniel Woolf, "Of Nations, Nationalism, and National Identity: Reflections on the Historiographic Organization of the Past", in: Q. Edward Wang & Franz Fillafer (eds.), The Many Faces of Clio Cross-Cultural Approaches to Historiography, New York: Berghahn Books (2006), pp. 71-103, https://www.academia.edu/420275/Nationalism_and_Historiography.
4. Varieties of Nationalisms
Steven Grosby, „The primordial, kinship, and nationality,“ in: Atsuko Ichijo, Gordana Uzelac (eds), When is The Nation? Towards an Undestanding of Theories of Nationalism, (New York: Routledge, 2005), pp. 51-78; Anthony Smith, „The Genealogy of Nations: An Ethno-Symbolic Approach,“ pp. 89-112, ibid. http://sps.unas.ac.id/xhome/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Ichijo-Uzelac-2005-When-is-Nation-Toward-an-Understand.pdf.
Presentation Topic: Understanding Benedict Anderson's „imagined community“ and Eric Hobsbawm's „invented tradition“.
5. MID-TERM TEST
6. The Myth of Creation of the Nations: Central Asia
Marlene Laruelle, „The Concept of Ethnogenesis in Central Asia. Political Context and Institutional Mediators (1940-50),“ Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, 9 (1), (Winter 2008),pp. 169-188, https://www.academia.edu/7896474/_The_Concept_of_Ethnogenesis_in_Central_Asia_Political_Context_and_Institutional_Mediators_1940_50_Kritika_Explorations_in_Russian_and_Eurasian_History_9_no._1_2008_169-188.
Gullette, David, „A State of Passion: The Use of Ethnogenesis in Kyrgyzstan,“ Inner Asia, 10(2), 2008, pp. 261-279,
Presentation topic: How would you „create“ your nation in the European context?
7. The Myth of Golden Age: Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan
Marlene Laruelle, „The Return of the Aryan Myth: Tajikistan in Search of a Secularized Ideology,“ Nationalities Papers, 35(1), 2007, pp. 51-70 (Taylor & Francis Database).
Laura Adams, The Spectacular State. Culture and National Identity in Uzbekistan, Duke University Press, Durham – London, p. 38-43.
Presentation topic: Golden Age from your national history
8. The Myth of Resistance: The Basmachi Movement and Anti-Colonial Struggle
Martha B. Olcott, The Basmachi or Freemen's Revolt in Turkestan 1918-1924, Soviet Studies, 33(3), July 1981), pp. 352-369 (JSTORE Database)
Slavomir Horák, „The Battle of Göktepe in the Turkmen post-Soviet historical discourse,“ Central Asian Survey. October 14, 2014 (EBSCO Database)
Presentation topic: Terrorists or Fighters for freedom? The comparative discourse of the current selected conflict interpretation (Afghanistan, Islamic State, Chechen conflict etc.).
9. National Historiography, Élite Ideology, and Nation-Building in Central Asia
Erica Marat, "State-Propagated Narratives about a National Defender in Central Asian States", The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies, 6/7, 2007 [Online].
Bouma, A.: Turkmenistan: Epics in Place of Historiography. Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas. Vol. 59 (2011), Issue 4, p. 559-585. (ProQuest Central Database).
March, A.: The Use and Abuse of History: ‘National Ideology’ as Transcendental Object in Islam Karimov's ‘Ideology of National Independence’. Central Asian Survey, Vol. 21, Issue 4, 2002, p. 371-384 (Taylor&Francis Database).
Presentation topic: Critical Perspectives on Post-Soviet National Historiographies in Central Asia
10. The Historiography of the Colonial Empire
Kuzio, T., "History, Memory and the Nation-Building in the Post-Soviet Colonial Space," Nationalities Papers, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2002, p. 241-264.
Tuyakbaev, Saparbek: Myth of Pan-Turkism: Turkish Central Asian Policy in the Early 90s. In Cultural Interaction and Conflict in Central and Inner Asia (eds. Michael Gervers, Uradyn E. Bulag, Gilian Long). Toronto Studies in Central and Inner Asia, No. 6. Asian Institute, University of Toronto, 2004, p. 299-330.
Presentation topic: Russian Tsarist and British Colonial discourse
11. The Myth of Autochtonous Nations: The Karabakh Conflict
Takayuki Yoshimura, „Some Arguments on the Nagorno-Karabakh History,“ https://src-h.slav.hokudai.ac.jp/coe21/publish/no18/3_yoshimura.pdf; Emil Aslan, Understanding Ethnopolitical Conflict, (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), pp. 51-70; 101-104.
Presentation topic: Whose land is it? Uses of History in the Abkhazia and South Ossetia
12. The Myth of Violence and Suffering: Chechnya
Aurélie Campana, "Collective Memory and Violence: The Use of Myths in the Chechen Separatist Ideology, 1991–1994," Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 29(1), (2009), pp. 43-56. (Taylor & Francis Database).
Presentation topic: The Circassian Genocide and Its Political Implication