9 May, 2015, 4:30pm-6:30pm
Aga Khan Museum – Bellerive Room
Margaret Morton (Cooper Union) – Cities of the Dead: The Ancestral Cemeteries of Kyrgyzstan
Elmira Köchümkulova (University of Central Asia) – Respect Graces the Living, Lamentation Graces the Dead: Kyrgyz Funeral Lamentations and Lamenters
Jeff Sahadeo (Carleton University) – History and Memory: Implications for Pluralism in Kyrgyzstan and the Ferghana Valley
Professor Zulfikar Hirji (York University) – Moderator
Scholars from the fields of photography, anthropology and political science explore multiculturalism, tradition and identity in contemporary Kyrgyzstan. Speakers will also respond to key themes raised in the Cities of the Dead: The Ancestral Cemeteries of Kyrgyzstan on show at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto – Exhibition Hall (9 May-30 July, 2015).
This event presented in partnership with the Aga Khan Museum, the University of Central Asia, and the Global Centre for Pluralism. Tickets are limited.
Registration for this event is now closed.