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Wednesday 10 November 2021

The 9th Conference "History of Oriental Studies: Traditions and Modernity"

The 9th Conference The 9th Conference "History of Oriental Studies: Traditions and Modernity"

 
The 9th annual all-Russian conference "History of Oriental Studies: Traditions and Modernity" was held on the 8th, 9th and the 10th of November, 2021. The event was held as a work part of the Center for Information and Communication Studies of the Institute of Oriental Studies.

The conference was traditionally devoted to the oriental studies methodology, current trends in modern oriental studies development and the rich heritage preservation of scientific schools of the Russian oriental studies.

7 sections and 8 round tables were held within the conference framework. 75 scientists and researchers from 42 institutes, universities, and museums took part as speakers and moderators. The conference brought together participants from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Voronezh, Vladivostok, Ryazan, Makhachkala, Yoshkar-Ola, Simferopol, and other cities.

A group of scientists-professors from the National Academy of Science of the Republic of Tajikistan made a representative presentation, and scientists from the Republic of Kazakhstan took part as well.

A. Alikberov, the Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies (the Russian Academy of Sciences), Doctor of Historical Sciences, addressed the participants with a welcoming speech. V. Golovatchev, Ph.D., the Deputy Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies for scientific work, and representatives of the organizing committee of the 9th all-Russian conference "History of Oriental Studies: Traditions and Modernity", made welcoming speeches.

A.K. Alikberov noted in his welcoming speech to the participants that the history and historiography of oriental studies are the basis of any research. He also emphasized the latest research methods' importance in the midst of the world processes of globalization and digitalization. Mr. Alikberov said that at the present stage the orientalist profession was undergoing transformation. The tasks facing the researchers were also changing. In this regard, it was not just interdisciplinarity and comparative studies that became especially important, but transdisciplinary problems were also vital.

Mr.Golovachev wished for a successful holding of the 9th all-Russian conference  "History of Oriental Studies: Traditions and Modernity". He drew attention to the fact that over the past years the conference had already acquired its traditions. He said that the number nine in the East had a special meaning, and the conference number itself laid the success foundation of the participants. Mr.Golovachev drew attention to the young scientists' participation in the work and the vast geography of the event.

Ms.M.Pakhomova was the Head of the conference organizing committee. The following people were in the conference organizing committee: L. Frangulyan , A. Sharafetdinova, E. Smirnova, N. Safonova , A.Kulikov.