The conference will focus at the urbanization of Central Asia, defined in geographical terms as comprising Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Southern Siberia. Themes shall be the development of urbanization, its development over time, periods of decline, patterns of rise and decay of urban cultures, correlation with economic, demographic and ecological developments, the influence from outside on Central Asia and the influence from Central Asia exerted on cultures outside of Central Asia, etc.
The conference will take place at venues of the University of Bern, Switzerland:
The University of Bern, Switzerland. Building UniS Schanzeneck, Room A003.
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The language of the congress is English. There will be presentations and discussions in the plenum, no parallel sessions.