Atelier Histoire politique et militaire des relations russo-kurdes (19e-21e siècles)/Workshop on Political and Military Histories of Russian-Kurdish Relations (19th-21st Centuries)

Moscow, 10-11 June 2019 (All-Russian State Library for Foreign Literature)

Monday 10 June

14.00 – Welcome and introduction

14.30-16.30 – Panel 1: Russia and the Kurds through War and Peace (18th-19th centuries)

Chair: Nodar Mossaki (Institute of Orientalism)

Anjelika POBEDONOSTSEVA KAYA (SPbGU), ‘’От первых российско-курдских контактов до организации куртинских полков’’ (From the First Russian-Kurdish Contacts to the Organization of Kurdish Battalions)

Metin ATMACA (Social Sciences University of Ankara), ‘’Origins of the ‘’Kurdish Question’’? Yezdanser Revolt (1854-1855) during the Ottoman Crimean War’’.

Piotr SOSNOWSKI (Warsaw University), ‘’Kurds, Russia and the Ottoman army reforms : some strategic remarks of the general Wojciech Chrzanowski’’.

Masha CEROVIC (EHESS-Humboldt), ‘’The Military Dimension in Russian-Kurdish Relations in the 19th-early 20th centuries’’.

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Tuesday 11 June

9.30-12.00 – Panel 2: Kurdish Nationalism and Russian Imperial Projects

Chair: Kirilll Vertjaev (Institute of Orientalism)

Cevat DARGİN (Princeton University), ‘’Alîsêr: A Kurdish nationalist poet and warrior in the early 20th century’’.

Tibet ABAK, ‘’ I. Dünya Savaşı Öncesi Rus-Osmanlı Mücadelesinde Kürt Faktörü ve Petersburg’un Kürt Siyaseti’’. (The Kurdish Factor and Petersburg Kurdish Policy in the Russian-Ottoman Struggle on the Eve of World War I)

Alisa SHABLOVSKAIA (Sorbonne Nouvelle, ‘’From Unreliable Allies to Toublesome Friends: The Revolutionary Turn in the Russian-Kurdish Relations in Iran, 1911-1921’’.

LUNCH

14.00- 16.00 – Panel 3: From Kurdish-Russian to Kurdish-Soviet Relations

Chair: Andreas Hilger (Deutsches Historisches Institut – Moscow).

Otto POHL (American University of Iraq – Sulaimaniya), ‘’Soviet Nationality Policy and Kurds, 1917-1956’’.

Fırat SÖZERI (Ankara University), ‘’Mele Mustafa Barzani’nin Mektupları Bağlamında SSCB’nin Barzanilere Yönelik Tutumunun Siyasal ve Tarihsel değerlendirmesi’’. (A Political and Historical Assessment of Soviet Policy toward the Barzani in the Light of Molla Mustafa Barzani’s Letters)

Etienne PEYRAT (Sciences Po), ‘’Soviet Kurdish Activists and International Affairs (1930s-1980s)’’.

Conclusion: Russian-Kurdish Perceptions (19th-20th centuries)

Metin YÜKSEL (Hacettepe, Ankara), ‘’Russia and Its Kurdish Renderings: Sublime, Infidel and Socialist, 1881-1991’’.

The workshop will be hosted by the Library of Foreign Literature (Библиотека иностранной литературы), in partnership with the CEFR, Institute of Orientalism of the Russian Academy of Sciences, IFEA, and CERCEC (EHESS)

This workshop is part of the RUSKURD research project, funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR).


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