AKHP Public Lecture March 24th: Exiting the “East-West” Labyrinth through “Dakhlez”
March 24th 2018, 11:00 am
Nargis T. Nurulla-Khodjaeva
Doctor of Philosophy, Senior Research Fellow
Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
For most thinkers of the Khorasan historical region, the search for origins and “alternatives” is not a one-time act, but rather a step on the road to understanding the world. Discoveries and evidences from one sphere of life/discipline such as music, philosophy, math, geography, astronomy and history, penetrate and circulate in other spheres. In this case, different spheres/disciplines can enrich each other. The interconnection between these disciplines is also directly connected with the social mobility between different people, states, civilization. As a result, the entire region of Central Asia was commercially and academically flexible, and diversified, while at the same time enjoying intellectual integrity. The author offers to discuss this issue through “Dakhlez” – a philosophical concept that ensures balance between the values of a plural-cycle culture of Central Asia, and the influences of external cultures.
Nargis T. Nurulla-Khodjaeva is a Culture Expert, Historian and Philosopher. She was born and grew up in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, in a family of famous cultural figures of the country. Currently Nurulla-Khodjaeva works as Senior Research Fellow for the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and lectures at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.
Nurulla-Khodjaeva's candidate thesis examined gender issues. In 2013, she published a monograph and defended her doctorate dissertation on Communalism in Central Asia. The dissertation featured an innovative notion that communities, while being naturally integrated into the millennia-long traditions of the peoples of Central Asia, still remain powerful intermediary structures (between individuals and the state; between non-government, private and public institutions; etc.). It also examined how maintaining and developing communal connections has different meaning in the new historical context, as it now involves transferring positive morals and values of traditional culture.
Dr Pulat Shozimov
Professor, Doctor of Philosophy
Acting Head and Faculty Development Programme Manager
Aga Khan Humanities Project
University of Central Asia
The lecture will be delivered in Russian.
Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe
47 Ismail Somoni Street
* 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.