Joint Central Asia/South Caucasus Projects Summer School 2017

A week long Joint Central Asia/South Caucasus Projects Summer School was held at Nazarbayev University (NU) in Astana, Kazakhstan, in September 4-9, 2017. The aim of the summer school was to join forces, facilitate exchange, and sharpen the analytical tools among several projects funded through the Volkswagen Foundation’s Central Asia/South Caucasus programme. The four projects […]

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Upcoming Call for Papers and Conferences

Dear Marshrutka team, there will be some interesting “Call for papers” and conferences we would like to present you. Maybe they match to your actual researches or interests !   http://belgeo.revues.org/19544 Belgeo will publish in 2018 an issue devoted to the transformations of post-Socialist urban space and calls for papers. The topical issue is expected to […]

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The marshrutka project at the authors‘ workshop on post-socialist infrastructures in Tallinn

On 11 August, the Marshrutka project team took part in the authors‘ workshop for the upcoming edited volume on Post-Socialist Infrastructures to be published with Routledge in 2018. Tonio Weicker and Wladimir Sgibnev presented their chapter draft entitled “Infrastructures as fluidities. How marshrutkas help us to overcome static conceptions of road-based mobility service provision”, where […]

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New mobility-themed article for German high school teachers

Last month’s issue of the German high school teacher magazine “Geographie Heute” features a special issue on the Russian Federation. It includes background information, teaching material, copy templates and all the other things helping geography teachers to design their courses. The journal includes an article by Wladimir Sgibnev, entitled “Public transport in danger? Urban Mobility […]

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German Marshrutkas? Workshop in Brandenburg and excursion with Citizen Buses (BürgerBusse)

The Marshrutka project’s summer workshop was held in Branderburg – Meseberg and Gransee – throughout July 6-8. The team enjoyed the idyllic environment at Schlosswirt Meseberg, intense discussions over the dissertation progress of five doctoral candidates, and two insightful keynote speeches. Florian Mühlfried presented on “Sharing and Not-Sharing Beyond Public Transportation – A Perspective from […]

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Recent Book Publications

We are very happy to announce the publication of two books, which are not necessarily academic, but still convey our academic findings in quite a colourful and accessible manner. The first is the “Picture Book” of the ira.urban project (http://www.ira-urban.de/) on urban reconfigutations in post-Soviet space, which some of you might already know. The project […]

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Upcoming conference in Germany, Summer 2017

As the weeks in early-Summer are progressing steadily, the next Marshrutka Workshop in Germany is approaching. From 5th to 9th of July 2017 13 Members of the marshutka-team will be travelling to Berlin to meet up and share a welcome dinner in the evening of 5th. The actual Conference will take place just north of […]

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Two project publications on marshrutkas in Tajikistan

Our PhD candidate Rustam Abdunazarov has published a short piece on the development of Tajikistan’s marshrutka system. The open-access Russian-language article which saw the light of day in the Bulletin of the Tajik National University, gives some details on the regulatory environment and the socio-economic conditions of marshrutka system development, and also provides insights on […]

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Some more upcoming events this Summer

Dear Marhrutka team, some time ago we already presented you some upcoming conferences this Summer. There are two more conferences we would like to present you:   “Living-infrastructures-conference-call and Global South” This conference in Volgograd, 27th till 28th of April,  is for people who are interested in mobiliy and especially in Marhsrutkas with our collegue […]

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