Languages of Eurasia

A Celebration of Russia’s Indigenous Languages

            The United Nations has declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL2019). As we come to the end of this year-long celebration of linguistic indigeneity, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on a space not often associated with contemporary debates on indigenous and minority languages in the Anglophone world: Russia. The […]

Orientalisme à la ougrienne: Károly Jenő Ujfalvy de Mezőkövesd

            In the third chapter of his work Orientalism, Edward Said explores the impact that the 19th century craze for geography had on the development of a European ideology of the East. Said’s particular focus is on the Arab regions of Western Asia. As such, his primary talking points are those British and French scholars […]

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