AKHP Public Lecture: Traditions and Customs of Kazakh People as a Factor for Spiritual Revival of the Nation

Date: 23 February 2018
Other languages: Русский язык |
February 23rd, 11:30 am
Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan

The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP) has established a dialog platform to host a series of public lectures in Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan. The platform is organised in partnership with the Eurasian Law Academy named after D. A. Kunaev. The series seeks to facilitate professional development of faculty, and is open for scholars, researchers, teachers, public activists, academic and creative community, as well as for students, pursuing doctoral, masters and undergraduate degrees in universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The platform promotes cross-disciplinary dialog between intellectuals, academics and students, who pursue doctoral, masters and undergraduate degree in arts and sciences.

Dr Ziyabek Ermukhanovich Kabuldinov
Director of the Institute for History and Ethnology named after Ch. Valikhanov under the National Academy of Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Abstract 
The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbaev places great emphasis on the history of the nation and the revival of its traditions and customs in his policy essay, The Course towards Future: Modernization of Public Consciousness.
   
Traditions, customs and mindsets of Kazakh people are the cornerstones of their ethnic culture and ethnic awareness. Our distinctive mental attitude and unique features, which distinguish us from other people, will be interesting for the rest of the world. Moreover, in the context of political and economic modernisation they make our nation more competitive.

Biography
Ziyabek Ermukhanovich Kabuldinov, Director of the Institute for History and Ethnology named after Ch. Valikhanov under the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Gylym Orda); Doctor of Historical Sciences; Professor of the Department of History of Kazakhstan at the Eurasian National University named after L.N. Gumilev. In 2003, Dr Kabuldinov defended his doctoral dissertation, which was dedicated to the formation of Kazakh diaspora on the territory of the Russian Empire, and entitled Kazakhs from the Internal Provinces of the Russian Empire in Late 18th – Early 20th Centuries (Abai Almaty State University; 2003). 

He is the Academic Secretary of the National Congress of Historians of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He has written more than 500 academic, popular-scientific and social-political articles and monographies, as well as several educational guides. In 2008, 2012 and 2016 he developed textbooks and chrestomathies for general education schools of the country on the History of Kazakhstan for Grade 8, approved for publication by the Kazakh Ministry of Education and Science.

In 2007, Professor Kabuldinov received the award for The Best University Professor of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and in 2010 an award for The Best Dean of the Eurasian National University named after L.N. Gumilev. He has also received a Certificate of Merit and Letter of Appreciation from the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbaev, a Certificate of Merit from the Minister of Justice, a Certificate of Merit from the Minister of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and a Ybrai Altynsarin award pin for his significant contribution to education. 
 
Moderator
Gulmira Kaisarovna Bilyalova
Doctor in Philosophy
Professor of the Eurasian Law Academy

Language
The lecture will be delivered in Russian.

Venue
107 Kurmangazy Street (intersected by Baitursynov Street),
5th Floor, Lecture Hall #507 
Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan

Registration 
Please confirm your participation with your name and affiliation by sending an e-mail to: vuzkunaeva@vuzkunaeva.kz. Registration will take place on the day of the lecture in the Lecture Hall #507 from 10:20-10:50 am. 

* Ideas presented in this lecture reflect the personal opinion of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Central Asia and/or its employees.
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