Ongoing Research Projects (Under Construction)
The Russian city of Kazan provides an excellent opportunity to examine the historical complexities of city life and empire in the presence of vibrant ethnic and religious diversity. Kazan's large Muslim Tatar community preserved many aspects of Turkic language and culture, while also being active participants in the life of Kazan and the Russian Empire.
The Mapping Kazan project seeks to explore Kazan and its built environment spatially, to help better separate the illusions from the realities regarding confessional, social and gender divisions in Kazan in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, and how they shaped city life.
Email Eric Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about the project.
Selected TextsThe Annotated Bibliography of Islam in Central Asia