A new book titled "The Scythian Empire: Central Eurasia and the Birth of the Classical Age from Persia to China" by Christopher Beckwith, Distinguished Professor of Central Eurasian Studies at IU, will be available from Princeton University Press in January, 2023.
Our first ever short-term study abroad trip to Uzbekistan, led by Marianne Kamp and Malik Hodjaev.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest and most prestigious honorary societies in the United States, has elected three Indiana University faculty members -- Jamsheed K. Choksy, Lynda F. Delph and Elisabeth A. Lloyd -- to its ranks in its latest class of honorees.
It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that I inform you of the death of our beloved colleague and esteemed Professor György Kara, who passed away on April 16th after his health suddenly deteriorated.
The Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies is saddened by the loss of Indiana University Professor György Kara, a linguist and Professor in the School’s Central Eurasian Studies (CEUS) department. Professor Kara was an internationally respected scholar in his field and an unrivaled leader in the study of the languages, cultures, and religious beliefs of Mongolia and Inner Asia. Kara has published more than 400 works in 10 languages, and his many books and articles are considered to have laid the groundwork for Mongolian studies.
Congratulations to CEUS Ph.D student Yiming Hu for being awarded the College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Research Fellowship for 2022-2023!
The space between Germany and Russia was the cradle of two world wars and the Cold War. Today it is the focal point of international conflict again. Europe is living a moment reminiscent to the period before 1914, which eventually led to a complete overhaul of European order.
Kathryn Graber wins honorable mention for the Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies for an outstanding monograph on Russia, Eurasia, or Eastern Europe in anthropology, political science, sociology, or geograph. See the full list of awardees here.
The Department of Central Eurasian Studies (CEUS) welcomes Ambassador Dr. Feisal Amin Rasoul Istrabadi to its faculty with tenure as Professor of Central Eurasian Studies and as the Michael A. and Laurie Burns McRobbie Professor in Global Strategic Studies.
The Indiana University Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies will receive $1.5 million from the Tang Research Foundation to endow a professorship in Silk Road studies. Established in the school's Department of Central Eurasian Studies, the professorship honors the foundation's former president, the late Roger E. Covey.