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Call for Papers: The Second AKHP International Conference in the Series “Approaches to Humanities in Central Asia: Past, Present and Future”

26 August 2022

The Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP), Graduate School of Development, University of Central Asia.

The aim of this second AKHP International Conference and subsequent volume is to bring together a series of case studies reflecting various aspects of humanities in Central Asia as well as educational influences and interactions between Central Asians and other intellectual traditions in the Eurasian context. 

The overall themes of the Conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Approaches to humanities in the Central Asian context;
  • Teaching and learning humanities;
  • Humanities in Sciences, Art, Music, and Architecture;
  • Education reforms and movements in historical and contemporary Central Asian contexts.


Please send an abstract of 300 words and a brief CV to Professor Pulat Shozimov []. Full papers sent by the due date will be considered for publication by the University of Central Asia

Languages: English and Russian.

Format: Online.

Conference Dates: November 20-21, 2022.

Final Abstract Submission Deadline: October 01, 2022.

Results of abstract review returned to authors: Typically, within two weeks.

Full conference paper submission (after the event): December 10, 2022.

Contact:  Professor Pulat Shozimov –

Background on AKHP

Established in 1997, the Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP) is a unique educational entity within the University of Central Asia’s Graduate School of Development. It promotes ideas of humanities, human values, multiculturalism and pluralism in Central Asia through its eight multidisciplinary curriculum materials and innovative pedagogy, which are taught by trained AKHP instructors at 87 partner academic institutions in the region, primarily in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

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