Scientists from 9 countries of the world will attend the 1st Altaistic Forum at ASU

11 September 2019 Department of Information and Media Communications
On Thursday, September 12, the grand opening of the First International Altaistic Forum "Turkic-Mongolian World of the Great Altai: Historical and Cultural Heritage and Modernity" will be held at Altai State University.

The opening ceremony will be attended by honored guests and representatives of higher educational institutions, scientific organizations, authorities.

The event will be opened with a speech by Rector of Altai State University, Doctor of Economics, Professor Sergey N. Bocharov, who will touch upon the current state of Altaistic studies and the prospects for international integration, and a report by Barbara Kellner-Heinkele, Secretary General of the Permanent International Altaistic Conference (PIAC), who will tell the attendees about the common historical heritage of Altaistic studies and international contribution to the future of this research area.

The forum will be organized by Altai State University and Gorno-Altaisk State University. It will be aimed at the formation of communications in the field of ethnic history, archeology, ethnography, linguistics of the Turkic-Mongolian peoples; preservation and enhancement of the cultural heritage of the Turkic-Mongolian world, the natural potential of the Great Altai; mobilization of the intellectual resources of the Eurasian states to create adequate scientific and analytical protection of the society from religious and national extremism, opposition to distorted interpretations of historical events.

Over 100 leading scientists representing universities, scientific and public organizations of Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Mongolia, the USA, Uzbekistan, and Japan will take part in the forum. In particular, the leaders and leading scientists of the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of General History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Tomsk State University, Novosibirsk State University, the Higher School of Economics, the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Steppe of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and many other universities and scientific organizations of the Russian Federation.

The forum’s initiative received widespread scientific and public interest, and was supported by the Office for Interregional and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries of the Presidential Administration, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation, and the Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

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