Category: HPRS news

Interview with Madina Bizhanova who got into the MBA program at the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business

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Interview with Madina Bizhanova who got into the MBA program at the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business

Please tell us about yourself and the most important skills you would have learned as a student at NU. Born and raised in Aralsk, a small town in southern Kazakhstan, I grew up taking on any leadership role at my school as an opportunity to reconcile my bookish introversion with a streak of competitiveness. However, […]

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MAES student Temirlan Tileubek will be starting his PhD at University of California, Davis, in the Fall

Please tell us about your background and why you chose MA in Eurasian Studies? It all started when I was an undergraduate student and decided to declare history as my major. After years of taking different history courses, I finally decided to stick with a field of history of medicine. My area of interests is […]

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Professor Clare Griffin took part in “The Global History” Podcast

Assistant Professor of the History, Philosophy and Religious Studies Department Clare Griffin took part in “The Global History” Podcast. Professor was interviewed by host Chase Caldwell Smith for the podcast’s “Global Histories of Health, Medicine & Disease in the Early Modern World ” series. They talked about professor Griffin’s research on the global links of […]

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Podcast “Around the bush”: “Soviet-style nostalgia: the bourgeoisie, Stalinism and Ryazanov’s comedies” with the participation of professor Mikhail Akulov

Supporting the initiative of home-based education, the Tselinniy Center for Contemporary Culture has initiated a series of podcasts called “Around the bush”. In the first episode of the podcast, historian, assistant professor of the school of sciences and humanities Mikhail Akulov and journalist Arslan Akanov talk about what the Soviet bourgeoisie is and how it […]

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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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