Kazakhs and the State in Tsarist Russia and the Soviet Union

E374 | How did Russia rule its Central Asian borderlands? In this podcast, we explore the long history of local intermediaries in imperial rule through the lens of the Kazakh elite from the 18th century onward. We talk to Ian Campbell about his book Knowledge and the Ends of Empire: Kazak Intermediaries and Russian Rule on the Steppe, 1731-1917 (Cornell University Press) and then continue the discussion into the early Soviet period through a conversation with Maria Blackwood about her dissertation research on the first generation of Soviet Kazakhs. More at https://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2018/09/kazakh.html Ian Campbell completed his Ph.D. in History at the University of Michigan in 2011. A specialist in imperial Russian and Central Asian history, he is currently Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Davis. He is currently working on a trans-regional history of conquest and counterinsurgency in the Russian Empire. Maria Blackwood is a Title VIII Research Scholar at the Kennan Institute. She completed her PhD in History at Harvard University in 2018. Her book manuscript examines the process of elite formation in early Soviet Kazakhstan, looking in particular at the first generation of Kazakhs who joined the Communist Party. Chris Gratien is Assistant Professor of History at University of Virginia, where he teaches classes on global environmental history and the Middle East. He is currently preparing a monograph about the environmental history of the Cilicia region of the former Ottoman Empire from the 1850s until the 1950s. CREDITS Episode No. 374 Release Date: 31 August 2018 Recording Location: Harvard University Audio editing by Chris Gratien Music: Katibim (Üsküdar'a Gider iken) - Safiye Ayla; Baglamamin Dugumu - Necmiye Ararat and Muzaffer Special thanks to Karagüneş for use of "Istanbul" Images and bibliographies courtesy of Ian Campbell and Maria Blackwood available at https://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2018/09/kazakh.html


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