The OSCE Academy in Bishkek and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) announce a call for applications for a project ‘History writing and nation-building in Central Asia’ that will continue from September 2014 till July 2016 and aim at developing research and publishing skills among OSCE Academy alumni. The project team will consist of a project leader from NUPI (Helge Blakkisrud) and one alumnus/a from each of the five Central Asian countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
Within the framework of the project, selected participants will have to co-author articles on a self-chosen theme related to nation-building in Central-Asia, which will be submitted to international peer-reviewed journals. The second task of the project will be to write a book chapter on aspects of nation-building strategies as reflected in history textbooks currently in use in primary and/or secondary education in their respective countries. These are to be published by a well-established international publisher in an edited book on the role of history education in nation-building strategies in Central Asia.