Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies

Central Asian Seminar

Picture of the month

Silk cocoons or qurut?

Street vendors in Ferghana Valley, September 2019

Photo: Tobias Stefan


Snapshots from Central Asia: Students and staff of the Central Asian Seminar share visual impressions from their travels. If you would like to have your photos featured on our webpage, please submit them to us at this e-mail address indicating when and where the photos were taken. You can view all previously posted pictures here.


Central Asian Seminar




Mongolei-Colloquium in Winter term 22 / 23


07th of December 2022:

"Abandonded Cities in the Steppe"


Dr. Jonathan Ethier, Dr. Christian Ressel (Institut für Ur- und
Frühgeschichte, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu


Wednesdays 16:15 - 17:45 in hybrid format.

All dates and more information here.




"Popular Cult of Muslim Saints in Northern India"

17. November 2022, 6-8 pm, Invalidenstraße 118, Room 315.

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Tibetan and Himalayan Studies Lecture Series

Download the program here


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If you have any questions regarding your studies at our seminar please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail

sekretariat-zentralasien (at)

or by telephone

(030) 2093 - 66067








Dari-Persisch Lehr- und Übungsbuch 

von Lutz Rzehak und Bidollah Aswar




A Textbook in Classical Tibetan 

von Joanna Bialek. 2022.

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Crossing Boundaries. Tibetan Studies Unlimited. 

von Diana Lange, Jarmila Ptackova, Marion Wettstein und Mareike Wulff. 2021.

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An Atlas of the Himalayans by a 19th Century Tibetan Lama. A Journey of Discovery

von Diana Lange. 2020.




Source of Life. Revitalisation Rites and Bon Shamans in Bhutan and the Eastern Himalayas.

von Toni Huber. 2020.



Amdo Tibetan Language. Introduction to Normative Oral Amdo.

von Huadan Zhaxi. 2016.