For the last year there has been a “Tajikistan Scholars” group that has been meeting regularly in Dushanbe. I’ve been to the last couple of meetings, which are great little informal affairs where ideas are discussed and connections are made, etc… If you are a grad student, PhD candidate or professor, you may find membership useful. There is now a private wiki for members. Here’s some information:
The Tajikistan Scholars Wiki is a space for scholars and researchers of Tajikistan, both within and outside of the country, to come together and share ideas on research, resources, events and other noteworthy items in order to create a community of people interested in the country. Generally, members are at the Master’s, PhD, postdoc and professor level.
This private wiki, besides being a forum to connect researchers online, is also used to bring together researchers in-country. As such, there have been meetings arranged in Dushanbe and there are plans to continue doing so in the future. Previous meeting were a success and proved an excellent forum for members to exchange research ideas and offer each other advice.
If you are a grad student or professor who does research on Tajikistan you may find membership quite useful. Information on joining can be found here.