Initially sketched on the basis of the Central Eurasian Reader bibliographical journal (2008-12), Wikistan became in 2016 part of the answer by the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS, Paris) to the H-2020 Call ‘Strengthen and Energize EU-Central Asia Relations’. Since then, EHESS has continued to develop the platform and its project of a self-constructed worldwide community of Central Eurasian studies, through the establishment of diverse partnerships.
At the moment, Wikistan’s management team in composed of
- Jean-Christophe Carius, Designer-Developer
- Florian Coppenrath, Coordinator
- Stéphane A. Dudoignon, Manager
As a community-based project, Wikistan operates collegially, through four different Boards and Committees who actively participate in the platform’s development, while keeping it in accordance with its principles and values.
The Management Committee gathers the members of the consortium that stood behind Wikistan’s H-2020 project. It takes part in the definition of the platform’s overall strategy and editorial line.
The Editorial Board is composed of scholars entrusted with the overlook of the data and contents released on the platform. It is in charge, notably, of the critical monitoring of ongoing research.
The Scientific Committee is consulted in matters of general interest (for example in the identification of young scholars, partners or reviewers) and on the scientific accuracy of specific contents.
The Advisory Board brings together people from academic, political, societal and economic bodies. It issues recommendations notably on the platform’s adaptation to non-academic end-users.