Central Asia

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This website aims to profile research and activities, which concern Central Asia. Traditionally, Leiden University scholars studied this region in the context of a wide variety of disciplines. This website is the start of an initiative which intends to bring together the various disciplines and to set the basis for future projects and cooperation.

Past events

Over the years many events, lectures, courses and conferences were organized in which Central Asia had a prominent role. These events give good insight in the central role which Central Asia plays in many studies and initiatives.


Leiden University hosts several projects which deal with Central Asia in various periods and dimensions.