Category: HPRS news

Mikhail Akulov’s (History, Philosophy and Religious Studies) interview on historical memory of repressions of 1930s and 40s

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Nazarbayev University School of Humanities and Social Sciences hosted an international conference on multi-religious coexistence in the Russian Empire

The Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nazarbayev University hosted an international conference “Religious [In]Tolerance in the Russian Empire” in cooperation with Lev Gumilov Eurasian National University and Yevnei Buketov Karaganda State University on October 5-7th, 2018.  Three hosting universities faculty and scholars from the […]

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A Major SHSS Interdisciplinary Project to Create an Electronic Atlas of Kazakhstan’s Sacred Places Has Begun

In May of this year, the project “Investment potential of the sacred geography of Kazakhstan: geospace monitoring, IT technology and historical-cultural analysis in the production of an electronic atlas of the Republic” led by Nikolay Tsyrempilov, Associate Professor at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, entered its expeditionary phase. To see the report, visit: […]

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Victims of ALZHIR – remembering and honoring

This week SHSS hosted an exhibit “Remembering and honoring” from the “ALZHIR” Museum. The “ALZHIR” Museum is a memorial complex dedicated to the victims of political repressions and Stalin’s totalitarianism that was opened in 2007. It is located in the village near Astana, where the Akmola prison camp for wives of traitors of Motherland began operating […]

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Nazarbayev University held an international conference dedicated to 100 years of October revolution

On the eve of the 100th anniversary of October Revolution of 1917, scientific conferences dedicated to this epoch-making event were being held around the world. The leaders in organizing the highest number of conferences and seminars devoted to October 1917 are Russian cities –  Moscow and, of course, Saint Petersburg. Scientists are trying to summarize […]

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Dr. Philippe Foret’s re-appointment

The European Institute for Advanced Study has re-appointed Prof. Philippe Forêt (History, Political Science and Religious Studies department) as one of its experts. He will rank multidisciplinary applications on the frontiers of science for 10-month residencies in the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities of Cambridge, the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, the […]

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