Russia and the Muslim World: An Interdisciplinary Symposium


Student Union Memorial Center, Catalina Room*
1303 E. University Blvd.
85719 Tucson , AZ


Fri, 11/03/2017 - 9:00am to Wed, 03/29/2023 - 7:33pm

PLEASE RSVP for panels you are interested in attending. 

Part of the Fall 2017 Middle Eastern and North African Studies Colloquium Series

The UA Department of Russian & Slavic Studies, together with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, invites you to attend an interdisciplinary symposium on Russia’s political, historical, and cultural connections to the Middle East and the broader Muslim world. Our keynote speakers are Dr. Sean McMeekin, Professor of Historical Studies at Bard College, and Dr. Leah Feldman, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago. Scholars from the United States, the UK, and the Republic of Kazakhstan will speak on topics including Islamic identity and multicultural literature in Central Asia, contemporary Russian involvement in the Middle East, and literary and cultural confluences in the Caucasus, the diverse region between the Black and Caspian seas that falls within the present-day borders of Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, and Turkey.



Symposium schedule

Please RSVP for the panels you intend to attend. (You are still welcome to attend the symposium even if you don't RSVP.)

Sponsored by the UA College of Humanities Teaching & Outreach Grant, the UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the UA Department of Russian & Slavic Studies, the UA School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies, the Arizona Center for Turkish Studies, Roshan Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Persian & Iranian Studies, and the Nazarbayev University School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Suggested Parking: Second Street Parking Garage

*The Catalina Room is located on the 3rd floor of the Student Union Memorial Center