Online Public Lecture, May 21st 2020: Jadidism in Kyrgyzstan: Political, Cultural and Educational Activities in the late 19th- and early 20th-Centuries

Date: 21 May 2020
Other languages: Кыргыз тили |
May 21st 2020, 4:30-5:30pm (Bishkek time, GMT+6)
Online Public Lecture

Aida Kubatova
Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnology named after B. Jamgerchinov, the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The lecture is based on archival materials, scientific studies and manuscripts reflecting the spread of the Jadid movement in Kyrgyzstan, which originated at late 19th- and early 20th-centuries. The lecturer will speak about the opening of the first new-method schools, the social and political work of Jadid scholars, who stood at the root of Kyrgyz national intelligentsia, education and culture and discuss their close collaboration with Tatar, Bashkir and other fellow educators of Turkestan.

Dr. Aida Kubatova Esenkulovna holds a PhD in History. Her scientific work relates to the Jadid movement, the history of educational reforms in Kyrgyzstan in the late 19th- and early 20th-century, and the formation of the national intelligentsia and culture of Kyrgyzstan. She is an author and co-author of a number of research papers and publications, including the “Jadidism Movement in Kyrgyzstan”, “Eshenaaly Arabaev: Prominent Figure of Two Centuries”, “Shabdan Baatyr’s Medrese Marks 100 Years”. She has also adapted a well-known book of Zhusup Abdrahmanov “Kyrgyzstan” (1928) from Arabic into Cyrillic script, and published in Turkish “Kırgızistanda ceditçilik hareketi (1900–1916)” ( Ankara, 2018). Currently, Kubatova is the Head of the Department of History of Kyrgyzstan in the 19th-20th centuries at the B. Jamgerchinov Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnology of the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic.

This lecture will be conducted online via Zoom conferencing on May 21st at 4:30pm (GMT+6, Kyrgyzstan time). Join the meeting at:, or use the Zoom Meeting ID (865 5875 1201) and password (635823). If you do not already have Zoom installed on your computer, visit:

The online lecture will be delivered in Kyrgyz.

Past online lectures are available on the University of Central Asia's YouTube channel at

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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