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

Central Asian Seminar

Here you will find an overview of all areas of the Central Asian Seminar

Picture of the week


Three Kalasha girls
Faces painted with 'shing' and felt-tip pens. Chitral, village of Anish, 1993.

Three girls
Fig.: Karl Wutt

From now on we will present different pictures from Central Asia. Students and staff are invited to send their pictures. Let us see Central Asia through YOUR eyes. Send your pictures to this address, give them a title, and let us know when and where it was made.

A collection of former pictures can be found here.


Central Asian Seminar


Lecture period for the winter term: 16.10.2017 -17.02.2018

General schedule for the Institute
Timetable for the Central Asian Seminar


„Heirloom Dairy Cultures: The Prehistoric Origins And Modern Diversity of Mongolian Dairying“
Referentinnen: Dr. Jessica Hendy, Dr. Christina Warinner (Max-Planck-Institut für Menschheitsgeschichte, Jena)
Wednesday, 24.01.2018, 6pm
Invalidenstraße 118, room 507


The Proto Tibetan Clusters sL- and sR- and the Periodisation of Old Tibetan
Contributor: Dr. Joanna Bialek
Tuesday, 30.01.2018, 6pm
Invalidenstraße 118, room 507


Afghanistan: Von innen und außen - Views from Inside and Outside
Berlin 16.-17. February 2018
Hausvogteiplatz 5-7
Conference program


Karl Wutt:
Zeichnungen der Kalasha
Mensch – Tier – Ornament

Zeichnungen und Fotografien (1973-1997)
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Main building (Foyer)
open until 17. February 2018