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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Because of the impact worldwide of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 International Summer Programmes have been replaced by the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning

This course is part of the History Summer Programme 2020.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

From the ancient Silk Route onwards, Central Asia has played a pivotal role in human history, yet is a little-known part of the globe. We explore the region’s annexation by the Russian tsars and its subsequent evolution into nation-states within the USSR until the death of Stalin. We consider anti-colonial resistance, the Great Game, confessional politics, nomadic societies, natural resources and ideas of modernity in the heart of Eurasia.


Course dates

26 Jul 2020 to 01 Aug 2020

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

06 Jul 2020

Course director

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

Qualifications / Credits


Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code