Silk Route Seminar: Human–Landscape interactions in Eurasia

  • Date: –16:00
  • Location: IRES Library, Gamla torget 3, 3rd floor
  • Organiser: The Forum for China Studies, Forum for Turkic Studies and Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES)
  • Contact person: Ingvar Svanberg
  • Seminarium

The Forum for China Studies, Forum for Turkic Studies and Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies invites to a Silk Route Seminar. We will discuss various aspects of human relations with the natural environment in Eurasia. 

9.30 – 10.00 Coffee

10.00 – 10.10 Welcome greetings by Professor Joakim Enwall

10.10–11.00. Victoria Soyan Peemot (Helsinki): A Horse in My Blood: Horsemen identities in the Tyva Republic, Inner Asia.

11.10–12.00. Giulia Mattalia (Venice, Italy) and Nataliya Stryamets (Ukraine, Skinnskatteberg): How political contexts affect local plant knowledge. Cross-border ethnobotany in Eastern Europe.  

12.00–12.30. Håkan Wahlquist (Stockholm): The Wakhi of Uppermost Amu Darya: Making a living in either side of the river in Tajikistan and Afghanistan. 

12.30–13.30. Lunch break

13.30–14.15 Aliaksandra Shubrok (Uppsala): Cultivating love in a post-Soviet landscape the relations between women and plants in the Belarusian countryside

14.30–15.15. Patrick Hällzon (Uppsala): Fruit orchards of Eastern Turkestan.  

15.15 – 16.00 Iwa Kołodziejska (Warsaw, Poland): Not for sale. Edible plants’ collection patterns of Shiri community members (Dagestan, Russian Federation).