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AKHP Hosts International Conference in Dushanbe

Aga Khan Humanities Project
23 November 2022

The Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP) of the University of Central Asia held its  second annual international conference on "Approaches to the Humanities in Central Asia: Past, Present and Future", in Dushanbe on November 20, 2022.

The conference, held both online and offline, brought together renowned scholars in the humanities from various academic institutions in Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Russia. Seventeen presentations were made on new approaches, methods and methodologies of research and teaching of disciplines in the humanities. 

The presentations and discussions emphasized that the study and teaching of the humanities in post-Soviet Central Asia are highly dependent on the specific approaches to the study of the subject matter and the gradual transformation from traditional disciplinary organization of the humanities to multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, problem-based, and project-based approaches to research and teaching.

The conference also emphasized the importance of cooperation between academic institutions in Central Asia and beyond, in which the AKHP plays a bridging role.

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Pulat Shozimov, senior researcher at AKHP, delivering a presentation on "Approaches to the Humanities in Central Asia”.