Links to Central Asia related institutes

Transoxiana: Journal Libre de Estudios Orientales

Institute for the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Unesco Collection of History of Civilizations of Central Asia

Society for the Exploration of Eurasia

Hermitage St. Petersburg

Central Asia in the Early Middle Ages

Early Central Asian Kingdoms

Archaeology and society: The evolution of the nomadic farmers societies in the Eurasian steppe

The Altai Mountains Survey project

The Smithsonian's Museums of Asian Art: Ancient Iranian Ceramics


The Leiden University Buddhist Studies Network
A virtual meeting place, open to all (prospective) Buddhist Studies students and staff of Leiden University. A great place to get connected and stay in the loop.

Transoxiana: Journal Libre de Estudios Orientales

Institute for the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Unesco Collection of History of Civilizations of Central Asia
This multi-volume History of Civilizations of Central Asia, published in English, is the first attempt to present a comprehensive picture of the cultures that flourished and vanished at the heart of the Eurasian continent from the dawn of civilization to the present day.

Society for the Exploration of Eurasia

Hermitage St. Petersburg
The Hermitage collection of artifacts covering the culture and art of Central Asia spans a period from the 4th millenium BC to the 20th century AD.

The Silk Road Journal
This journal is dedicated to public education about the history and cultures of Eurasia, especially in pre-modern times.

Central Asia in the Early Middle Ages


Research profile: Asian Modernities and Traditions
This research profile aims to raise the strength and visibility of research, teaching and dissemination on Asian studies at Leiden University. AMT focuses on those areas where there are clear strengths or exciting new developments ahead.


Cambridge Shahnama Project
This site brings you a comprehensive collection of manuscripts of the Shahnama, the Persian epic 'Book of Kings', completed by the poet Firdausi in AD 1010, together with a display of the miniature paintings in each one.


The Mongols in World History
Topics: The Mongols' mark on global history, conquests, the Mongols in China, key figures, pastoral nomadic life.


Sunni-Shi'i Mausoleums and Saint Veneration in the Turko-Persian world (Turkey, Iran, and Central Asia)
This project will examine the culture of saints and the mortuary culture of the Turko-Persian world in the light of cultural continuity, comparability in environment, and similarity of cultural form.


The History of Perestroika in Central Asia
Social transformation in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia, 1982-1991. IIAS project by Irina Morozova.

Jan van Belle - musicologist
11 years of research in Central Asia (especially Tajik Badakhshan and Afghan Badakhshan) by a Dutch musicologist.

Organization for the Advancement of Studies of Inner Eurasian Societies
A community of graduate students and scholars from varied disciplines and area studies perspectives at Columbia University. Our goal is to foster dialogue and partnership across the academic spaces bounded by the East Asian, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and Russian area studies paradigms as we investigate Inner Eurasia.

Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus
Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Hardvard University

Ella Maillart
Travel writer, journalist, photographer, adventurer.


Last Modified: 26-03-2014