Scientists Gather in Khorog to Study Mountain Environments
On October 1-2, 2022, the University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Khorog Campus hosted a seminar, "New Research on History, Environment, Society and Development in the Pamirs," organized by the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities at UCA’s School of Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation (OSIAF).
The initiative was undertaken within the framework of the SAS research cluster "Modernity in Central Asia: Identity, Society, Environment". The seminar brought together local and international researchers to explore various aspects of history, environment and development in the context of the mountainous regions, particularly the Pamirs.
Speakers and participants included scholars from academic institutions in Tajikistan, Germany and Switzerland, as well as students and staff from Khorog State University, the Institute of Humanities of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan, and UCA.
The workshop was the first of its kind to identify and assess the current state of academic science and knowledge production about mountain regions, such as the Pamirs, at various institutions in Central Asia, the Russian Federation and Western academia. It is expected that the proceedings of the seminar will be published in a separate volume of New Research on History, Environment and Development in the Pamirs.