Four new handbooks on Central Asia appeared in rapid succession by late 2021 or are coming soon in 2022:
- The Routledge Handbook on Contemporary Central Asia, edited by Rico Isaacs and Erica Marat
- The European Handbook of Central Asian Studies: History, Politics, and Societies, edited by Jeroen Van den Bosch, Adrien Fauve and Bruno De Cordier
- Central Asia: Contexts for Understanding, edited by David W. Montgomery
- The Central Asian World, edited by Jeanne Féaux de la Croix and Madeleine Reeves (in the Routledge world series)
In this panel hosted by GWU, Four of the editors sit together and present the rationale behind each book project, the challenges they faced when framing the region (Central Asia or Central Eurasia), selecting topics and timeframes, recruiting authors and how they provide value to their target audiences. Moreover, the editors will discuss their take on the state of the discipline and what under-explored topics and new pathways lie ahead.
Organized by George Washington University, 4 editors: Erica Marat, David W. Montgomery, Jeroen Van den Bosch, and Madeleine Reeves will discuss the challenges and insights of making such handbooks with Sebastien Peyrouse (moderator)