Cultural Heritage and Humanities Unit
The Cultural Heritage and Humanities Unit (CHHU) advances the University's mission to help different peoples of the region preserve and draw upon their rich cultural traditions and heritages as assets for the future through research, documentation, teaching, and public outreach activities. It generates new dialogues on Central Asian heritage and identity, and addresses contemporary cultural production and cultural institutions' issues. CHHU works with a network of regional scholars and cultural practitioners to achieve its goals. Its staff also teach classes in the Liberal Arts programme of the School of Arts and Sciences.
The Cultural Heritage and Humanities Unit (CHHU) was launched in 2013 to generate new dialogues on Central Asian heritage and identity. Its Cultural Heritage Book Series features seminal works on music, traditions, archeology and regional histories, giving voice to regional scholarship. CHHU also engages with communities of interest to address issues facing contemporary cultural production and cultural institutions while preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of Central Asia.
The Cultural Heritage and Humanities Unit is established to preserve the diverse cultural heritages, enhance the understanding of socio-cultural and historical processes in Central Asia, serve as a knowledge hub, enhance UCA's academic programmes, enrich cultural engagement and activities, promote cultural diversity, pluralism and understanding. Some of CHHU's current projects include: