A Symposium by the Economic Cooperation Organization Educational Institute (ECO–EI)
Common Legacies: Cultural and Historical Connectivities in Central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Turkey
27 – 28 September 2019
Deadline for abstracts: August 25, 2019
Notification about the acceptance of abstracts: September 3, 2019
Full papers are expected to be submitted prior to the date of the symposium.
The fates of the neighboring peoples of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkey have been inextricably entwined throughout history. The cultural interaction between them has many dimensions ranging from science, religion, philosophy and literature to music, architecture, material culture and urban life.
The connectivities in this part of the world made it possible for ideas, customs, artistic traditions and innovations and much else to travel among the peoples of this geography and cross-fertilize, leading to the flourishment of a brilliant common civilization that eventually extended as far as Asia Minor. It was in the context of this common cultural tradition that Farabi, Ibn Sina, al-Khwarizmi, Maturidi, Rumi and many other important philosophers, scientists, poets and scholars emerged to make seminal contributions to the world cultural heritage. Common architectural and literary styles evolved, as manifested in countless examples encountered in a geography ranging from Transoxania to Anatolia. Institutions and forms of urban life and organization spread over the same geography, and many other similar exchanges resulted in the formation of a common heritage in this region. Even in the presence of a vast scholarly corpus on this heritage, the shared cultural and historical legacies and connectivities in the Turkic and Persian worlds still offer important aspects and problems that invite close study.
ECO Educational Institute invites abstracts for scholarly papers to be presented at the symposium “Common Legacies: Cultural and Historical Connectivities in Central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Turkey” to be held in Ankara, Turkey on 27th and 28th of September 2019. The symposium will focus on examples of historical and current connectivities in the member countries of ECO.
Authors are encouraged to use the Chicago Manual of Style Citation System. The accepted papers will be published jointly by ECO EI after screened by a scientific committee.
The travel and accommodation expenses of all the participants who submit their papers in full will be covered by ECOEI and other co-sponsoring Institutions.
The submissions should be sent to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Possible topics may include but are not limited to case studies of historical and current connectivities in the following fields covering ECO member countries:
Language and Linguistics
Leaders and their influence