The Institute of Oriental Studies, named for R.B.Suleimanov (Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Kazakhstan) and the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the International Dunhuang Liaison Committee for Dunhuang Studies will hold the international conference "Kazakhstan on Silk Road" in Almaty during August 2008.
Topics to be discussed:
1. The History of Silk Road and its importance for civilizational contacts and cultural developement.
2. Written monuments and archaeological sources on the history of Central Asia.
3. Traces of ancient civilizations in the territory of Kazakhstan and other parts of Central Asia
4. The history of regional studies: expeditions, archives, collections.
5. Latest research.
Scholars should send both the subject of their paper and their personal information (name, Organization, post address, phone number, academic position, e-mail address) in Russian or in English to email@example.com or by fax + (3272) 61 46 00. The deadline is May 1, 2008.
Working languages of the conference are both Russian and English.
Precise dates and place of the conference to be announced later.
The Board cannot pay for any expenses incurred by conference participants.
Post Address of Organizing Board:
Republic of Kazakhstan, Kurmangazy 29, Almaty, the Institute of Oriental Studies
Phone number (+7-727) 261-16-01
Fax (+7-727) 261-46-00