The rapidly-growing area of Kurdish Studies exemplifies not only the tensions between region and discipline which are typical of ‘area studies’ in general, but is also affected by the multiplicity and heterogeneity of Kurdish experiences and identities. Who are the Kurds, what are ‘Kurdish studies’, and where can they lead us as scholars and practitioners, both Kurdish and non-Kurdish? What are the epistemological and political bases for our field?
The Kurds and Kurdistan: History, Politics, Culture
2-3 April 2009
University of Exeter
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CENTRE FOR KURDISH STUDIES University of Exeter