City Stops Between Europe and Asia: From Prague to Kabul
Explores the multi-layered histories and identities of cities positioned on imperial routes extending from Europe's eastern borders into Central Asia – Prague, Warsaw, Kazan, Istanbul, Bukhara/Tashkent, Kabul. Examines how these urban spaces bear the political, religious, cultural, and linguistic imprints of overlapping empires – Mongol, Ottoman, Hapsburg, Russian, and Soviet. No prerequisites. All readings in English translation and films screened with English subtitles. Open to all students; also serves as capstone for SES majors. One course.