Contact Information
  • Subject Librarian: Akram Khabibullaev
  • Location: Herman B Wells Library E960
  • Phone: (812) 855-9885
Additional Contacts
    • Senior Collections Reference Assistant: Todd Ramlo
    • Location: Wells E960
    • Phone: (812) 855-9885
Libraries & Subjects
last updated: 4/4/2013

Research Organizations (Central Eurasian Studies)

This list does not include academic university departments.

  • Anthropology of the Middle East and Central Eurasia Network (network of anthropologists, students, and social science researchers working on contemporary societies in the Middle East and Central Eurasia)
  • Asia Center, Harvard University
  • Asian Legal Information Institute (AsianLII)
  • Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library (ceased in January 2011, but much useful content still accessible through the Internet Archive)
  • Association for Asian Studies
  • Chatham House (Russia and Eurasia Programme)
  • Crossroads Asia: Conflict, Migration, Development (website contains scholarly research e-publications; content in German and English)
  • Digital Silk Road Project (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
  • European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS)
  • Harvard-Yenching Institute
  • Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo
  • Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, Russian Academy of Sciences (many publications available as PDFs HERE; introductory material only for recent publications)
  • Institute of Oriental Studies, Rome, Italy
  • Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Netherlands
  • Japan Center for Asian Historical Records (JACAR), National Archives of Japan (digitized documents of the Japanese government from the Meiji era to the end of the Pacific War; useful for the Qing, Mongolia and Tibet; interface in English and Japanese)
  • National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) ("independent research on strategic, political, economic, globalization, health, and energy issues affecting US relations with Asia")

  • Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University (ACKU)
  • Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)
  • American Institute of Afghanistan Studies
  • Center for Afghanistan Studies, University of Nebraska-Omaha

  • Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies
  • Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum (Estonian Literary Museum) (national scientific and research institution for collecting, preserving, studying, and displaying the national cultural heritage of Estonia; includes useful list of links in the Estonian-language portion of website)
  • Kirjallisuudentutkijain Seura (Finnish Literary Research Society)
  • Kotimaisten Kielten Keskus (Institute for the Languages of Finland)
  • Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura (Finnish Literature Society) (national institute for research and promotion of Finnish oral tradition, the Finnish language, and Finnish literature; maintains extensive lists of online materials)

  • Aigine Cultural Research Center (Kyrgyzstan)
  • American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC)
  • Associazione Italiana per lo Studio dell'Asia Centrale e del Caucaso (ASIAC) (Italian Society for Central Asian and Caucasian Studies)
  • Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (Azərbaycan Milli Elmlər Akademiyası, AMEA)
  • Cambridge Central Asia Forum (interdisciplinary study of development in Central Asia)
  • Center for Black Sea and Central Asia (Karadeniz ve Orta Asya Ülkeleri Araştırma Merkezi, KORA)
  • Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads (archaeology)
  • Central Asia and Caucasus Research Institute (中央アジア・コーカサス研究所) (Japan)
  • Central Asia-Caucasus Institute (CACI) / Silk Road Studies Program (many links to Central Eurasian resources)
  • Central Asian Numistatic Institute (CANI)
  • Centralasiatisk Selskab (Danish Central Asian Society)
  • Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS)
  • Central Eurasian Studies Society (ユーラシア学研究会) (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Central Eurasian Studies World Wide (CESWW)
  • Eurasia Heritage Foundation (Фонд Наследие Евразии) (Russian NGO; political and socioeconomic processes in the NIS)
  • European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS)
  • Institut Français d’Études sur l’Asie centrale (IFÉAC) (French Institute for Central Asian Studies)
  • Institute of Oriental Studies (Z.M. Bünyadov adına Şərqşünaslıq İnstitutu) (National Academy of Sciences, Baku)
  • Institute of Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian Studies (IREECAS) (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
  • International Institute for Central Asian Studies (IICAS) (Samarkand, Uzbekistan)
  • Japan Association for Central Asian Studies (JACAS) (日本中央アジア学会)
  • Observatorio Asia Central (in Spanish)
  • Organization for the Advancement of Studies of Inner Eurasian Societies (OASIES) (Columbia University, NY)
  • Oxford Society for the Caspian and Central Asia (TOSCCA)
  • Project on Islam in Eurasia (Harvard University)
  • Research Centre for Turkestan and Azerbaijan (Stichting Onderzoekcentrum Turkistan en Azerbaidzjan, SOTA) (rarely updated)
  • Royal Society for Asian Affairs (RSAA) (Brisith association which promotes "greater knowledge and understanding of Central Asia and countries from the Middle East to Japan")
  • Société Européenne pour l'Etude des Civilisations de l'Himalaya et de l'Asie Centrale (SEECHAC)
  • Society of Inner Asian Studies (内陸アジア史学会) (Chuo University, Japan)
  • Uzbek Academy of Sciences

  • International Association for Hungarian Studies
  • Magyar Tudományos Akadémia (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

  • Association for the Study of Persianate Societies (ASPS)
  • Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA)
  • Middle East Virtual Library (MENALIB)

  • American Center for Mongolian Studies
  • Center for Northeast Asian Studies (東北アジア研究センター) (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Deutsch-Mongolische Gesellschaft (German-Mongolian Society)
  • Mongolia Society
  • Mongolian Academy of Sciences (Монгол Улсын Шинжлэх Ухааны Академи)
  • Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit (MIASU) (Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge)

    TIBET (China)
  • Center for Research on Tibet (Case Western Reserve University, OH)
  • Centre d'Etudes Himalayennes (Centre for Himalayan Studies)
  • China Tibetology Research Center
  • Tibetan and Himalayan Library (comprehensive website with many resources)
  • Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (Microsoft's Internet Explorer does not work with this website--must use another browser)
  • Tibetan Parliamentary and Policy Research Centre (TPPRC)

  • American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT)
  • Centre d'Etudes Turques, Ottomanes, Balkaniques et Centrasiatiques (CETOBAC)
  • Institut Français d’Etudes Anatoliennes (IFEA)
  • Institute of Turkish Studies (USA)
  • İstanbul Araştırmaları Enstitüsü (Istanbul Research Institute)
  • Karadeniz Araştırmaları Merkezi (Black Sea Research Center) (KaraM)
  • Orient-Institut Instanbul (affiliated with Max Weber Foundation)
  • Research Centre for Islamic History, Art, and Culture (IRCICA)
  • Skilliter Centre for Ottoman Studies (UK)
  • Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul
  • Turkish Studies Association (TSA) (USA)

    XINJIANG (China)
  • International Dunhuang Project (IDP) (information and image database of all manuscripts, paintings, textiles and artifacts from Dunhuang and archaeological sites of the "Eastern Silk Road")
  • last updated: 4/4/2013