The third international conference on Balochistan studies is to be held on 18-21th August 2005, at Uppsala
University Department of Linguistics and Philology, Iranian languages, Språkvetenskapligt Centrum, Thunbergsvägen 3H,
The theme for the conference is: Pluralism in Balochistan
Balochistan has throughout history been one of the important meeting points between the Indian Subcontinent and the
Iranian Plateau. In today's Balochistan, divided between Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan different socioeconomic systems
are found in different regions, a variety of languages are spoken side by side often by the very same person, different
religious professions are encountered, and traditional ways of living are challenged by modernism.
The conference wants to highlight various aspects of plurality in presentday Balochistan and researchers will
present papers with a focus on socioeconomic, religious, linguistic, literary and cultural plurality in Balochistan.
|Dr. Agnes Korn
PF 11 19 32
D - 60054 Frankfurt
||Prof. Carina Jahani|
Department of Linguistics and Philology
P.O. Box 635
SE-751 26 Uppsala, Sweden
Location: Ihresalen, Thunbergsvägen 3G, Engelska parken, Humanistiskt centrum, Uppsala.
Registration fee: 300 SEK/30 Euro for 4 days, 100 SEK/10 Euro per day.
Coffee in the morning and afternoon is included in this fee.
| ||Sat. 13th August||Wed. 17th August||Thu. 18th August||Fri. 19th August||Sat. 20th August||Sun. 21st August|
|09:00|| || ||Registration, opening addresses||Noraiee||Barjaste||Mirdehqan|
|09:45|| || ||Borhanzahi||Taki||Dabir Moqaddam|
|10:30||Town Library 10:00 - 16:00|| ||Swidler||Coffee||Coffee||Coffee|
|12:00|| || ||Farrell||Jahani||Ahangar|
|12:45|| || || || || |
|13:30|| ||Titus|| || || |
|14:15|| ||Axmann||Parvin||Free afternoon||Axenov|
|15:00|| ||Coffee||Yadegari|| ||Korn|
|16:30|| || ||Schindler||Panel discussion|
Use of Balochi in the Educational system Introductions by Pakzad Yousefian, Moosa Mahmoudzani, Abdul Razzaq Sabir + Discussion
Dinner in restaurants (individually)
| ||Info about proceedings, closing addresses|
|17:15|| || || || |
|18:30|| ||Warming up meeting|
Venue: restaurant Santorini, Islandfallet
Introduction by Taj Mohammed Breseeg "Language and nationalism" Poetry reading Balochi cultural activities in Europe
|Meal for invited guests|
Programme at the Uppsala Town Library, 13 August 2005
On Saturday 13 August there is a programme in Swedish in the Uppsala Town Library with a focus on Balochi culture.
Address: Uppsala Stadsbibliotek, Svartbäcksgatan 17, Uppsala
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The programme will consist of
- A presentation in Swedish by Carina Jahani (11.15-12.00):
Who are the Baloch?
- A presentation of Balochi pottery and handicraft by Elina Sorainen and Shahin Borhanzahi (12.00-12.45).
- An exhibition of handicraft and pottery with opportunities to purchase items.
- A film on Balochi traditional pottery making in Kalpurakan, Sarawan (13.30-14.00).
- (Still uncertain) Musical performance by Golbang (14.00-15.00)
List of papers
- Hassan Afrakhteh, Tehran/Iran
A comparative study of three urban areas in Iranian Balochistan
- Abbas Ali Ahangar, Zahedan/Iran
Description of the Verbal System in Sarhaddi Balochi
- Serge Axenov, St. Peterburg/Russia
The grammatical morphemes -a and k- in Balochi
- Martin Axmann, Freiburg/Germany
Phoenix from the ashes? The Baloch national movement and its recent revival
- Adam Nader Baranzehi, Uppsala/Sweden
Generatiolects in Central Sarawani (uncertain)
- Behrooz Barjasteh Delforooz, Uppsala/Sweden
Multilingualism among Jadgalis
- Elena Bashir, Washington/USA
Contact-induced and transitional features in Eastern Balochi
- Mahin Borhanzahi, Iranshahr/Iran
Cultural pluralism in Balochistan with emphasis on the intermediation of tradition and modernism
- Mohammad Dabir Moghaddam, Tehran/Iran
On oblique clitics in Balochi in comparisonwith other Iranian
- Tim Farrell, London/UK
The Milky Tongue: Metaphor in Balochi
- Carina Jahani, Uppsala/Sweden
Balochi relative clauses and the marking of the antecedent - influence from Persian?
- Agnes Korn, Frankfurt a.M./Germany
Plurality in the grammar: The nominal systems of Balochi
- Mahinnaz Mirdehghan, Mashhad/Iran
Split-Ergative morphology in Hindi/Urdu, Pashto & Balochi languages
- Beatrice Nicolini, Milan/Italy
The Baloch role as mercenaries in East Africa during the XIX century (read in absence)
- Hoshang Noraiee (Ayub Husainbor), London/UK
Change and Continuity: Power and Religion in Iranian Balochistan
- Abbas Parvin, Iranshahr/Iran
Plurality in the scales of time measurement in Balochistan
- Doreen Schindler, Berlin/Germany
Plurilocality in Balochistan: Marriage, kinship and belonging
- Nina Swidler, New York/USA
The Historical Roots of Pluralism in Balochistan
- Giti Taki, Zahedan/Iran
- Paul Titus, Christchurch/New Zealand
To Join the Caravan of History: External Influences on the Baloch Nationalist Movement (read in absence)
- Abdolhosein Yadegari, Khash/Iran
Ethnic and Linguistic Plurality in Iranian Balochistan
Links to selected hotels in Uppsala