INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE IN NAZARBAYEV UNIVERSITY
November 4-5, 2017 in the walls of Nazarbayev University there was an international scientific conference “ON THE PERIPHERALS OF COLLAPSING EMPIRE : NATIONAL MINORITIES AND THE 1917 REVOLUTION”, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution. The conference was organized by Nazarbayev University in partnership with the Eurasian National University named after L.N. Gumilev and the Karaganda State Technically University named after E. A. Buketova.
From the department of “History of Kazakhstan” KSTU in its work took part teachers of modern history of Kazakhstan Kazbekova N.A. and Tlaygabylova K.S.
On the first day of the conference, President Nazarbayev addressed the participants of the Shigeo Katsu University with a welcoming speech.
Key reports were read by leading experts on the revolutionary period from the Republic of Kazakhstan, the countries of Central Asia, the Russian Federation and foreign countries. These are: Zh. B. Abylkhozhin(Institute of History and Anthropology named after Ch. Valikhanov) «The October Revolution of 1917: the issue of productive and counterproductive historiographic paradigms»;Jeremy Smith (University of Eastern Finland) “Understanding the nationality before 1917 and after the years”; D.A. Amanzholova (Institute of Russian History, RAS, Moscow) “The Revolution of 1917 and the problems of ethnopolitical development of the people of the Central Asian region of Russia”; N.N.Ablazhey (Institute of History of the Siberian Branch of the RAS, Novosibirsk) “Regional and national projects of Siberian regionists”; R.R. Garipova (Nazarbayev University) “Revolution of 1917, Muslim Religious Authority and Family Law”; Daniel Scarborough (Nazarbayev University) “Revolution and canon law: disputes over canonicity at the diocesan cathedrals of 1917”; N.V. Tsyrempilov (Nazarbayev University) “The Russian king as a Bodhisattva: Reactions of Buryat Buddhists to the Revolution of 1917”;Niccolo Pianchola (Lynnan University, Hong Kong) “Layers and vectors of violence in revolutionary Central Asia”; A.S.Musagaliyeva (Eurasian National University named after L.N.Gumilev, Astana) “Deportation as political violence (on the example of the peoples of the North Caucasus)”; Alexander Morrison (Oxford University) “The costly and violent behavior of settlers in the Semirechye of wartime: Lepsin’s” women’s riots, April 1916 “; Maria Blackwood (Harvard University) “Fractions and factionalism in early Soviet Kazakhstan”; Beatrice Penati (Nazarbayev University) “What went wrong? North Caucasian emigrants in Europe and the search for responsibility in the period of the Revolution and the Civil War “, etc. The conference was held in a constructive, friendly atmosphere. Leading scientists, teachers, students of Nazarbayev University and undergraduates of Karaganda State University named after E.A.Beketova took special interest in its discussion part. The conference aimed to overcome the borders of national historians of post-Soviet states and address such undeservedly ignored issues as the interaction of autonomous governments of various regions of the decaying Russian Empire, consider various state projects and ideological discourses, national and religious movements and their participants in the transition period of the Revolution and the Civil War on the “national periphery”. Particular attention was paid to the issues of everyday violence and the search for answers to it, moral responsibility for the crimes committed, problems of collective memory, national myths and the legacy of events of a hundred years ago. In Soviet historiography, these questions were primarily studied from the point of view of class contradictions and the struggle against tsarist colonialism, and the rejection by the majority of autonomist movements of the Bolshevik regime during the Civil War was hushed up or condemned as a bourgeois nationalist reaction. After the collapse of the USSR in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, the class approach in the assessment of revolutionary events is replaced by an orientation toward highlighting and analyzing revolutionary events within the borders of the newly independent states of the post-Soviet space. The latest interpretative models are built around the ideologies of modern nationalisms and give rise to new mythologies. The discreteness and limitations of this approach led to the idea of the need for international cooperation and interaction of researchers.
A report on internship of Nurligenova Zauresh Nurkenovna
During the period from 05.04.2014 to 18.05.2014, Nurligenova Zauresh Nurkenovna had an internship at the University of Adam Mickiewicz,in the Republic of Poland to become familiar with the rich cultural and historical heritage of the Republic of Poland, through the prism of Poznan’s city attractions.
Every area of the city and every surviving building associated with many stories and legends. Poznan today is a major commercial, industrial and educational center of Poland. The oldest and largest public university in the eastern and north-western Poland is the Adam Mickiewicz University. At the university meetings with Vice-Rector prof. dr hab. Zbigniewa Pilarczyka, who gave lectures on “the Adam Mickiewicz University: History and Modernity”; Dean of the Faculty of History prof. Kazimierza Ilskiego, who detailed and interesting presented the history and development of the city of Poznan, as well as the current state of the domestic and foreign policy of the Republic of Poland were held.
Oshanov Nurlan Zethanovich
The report on internship of Oshanov N.Z.
During the period from 23.06.2013 to 07.07.2013, Oshanov Nurlan Zethanovichhad an internship at the Charles University in Czech Republic to become familiar with the rich cultural and historical heritage of the Czech Republic. Every area of the city and every surviving building associated with many stories and legends. Prague today is a major commercial, industrial and educational center of Czech Republic. The oldest and largest public university is Charles University. The university has organized meetings with professors, experts from different periods of Czech history, we visited the Museum of History of the Czech Republic, archaeological sites and all the attractions of the city. We also visited Austria and Germany. We got acquainted with the organization of higher education of the Czech Republic, as well as experience in teaching historical disciplines in higher education.
Makalakov Talgat Zhakenovich
International internship of senior lecturer of “History of Kazakhstan” department Makalakov T.J.
Place of internship: Charles University (Czech Republic, Prague).
Period of the internship: 07/12/2014, the – 12.20.2014
The purpose of the internship: Study of Czech history and art in the European context from the Middle Ages to the present days.
Objectives of the internship:
– Study of the organization of higher education of the Czech Republic, as well as experience in teaching historical disciplines in higher education
-Acquisition and development of managerial skills needed to perform the duties of occupied position or to higher positions.
– Securing the knowledge derived from theoretical training and demonstrate an ability to apply these skills and personal qualities in their professional activities.
– At the end of the internship certificate «The Education System and Teacher Training in the Czech Republic in the Historical Context» was obtained.