Category: Sociology & Anthropology news

The COVID-19 Pandemic Conference Webinar will be held on April 19th, 20th, 21st

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The COVID-19 Pandemic Conference Webinar will be held on April 19th, 20th, 21st

The “COVID-19 Pandemic Conference Webinar” will examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals, communities, countries, and the larger global society from a social scientific perspective. It offers a timely and critical advance in knowledge related to what many believe to be the greatest threat to global ways of being in more than a […]

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Professor Elliott Bowen’s book “In Search of Sexual Health” has been published by John Hopkins University

How did beliefs about syphilis shape the kinds of treatment people with this disease received? The story of how a town in the Ozark hinterlands played a key role in determining standards of medical care around syphilis. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, the central Arkansas city of Hot Springs enjoyed a reputation as […]

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Nazarbayev University launches a new rubric on Instagram, “Professor Live”

You will spend a day with NU professor to learn more about the field of professor’s study, curriculum, school and the opportunity to ask interesting questions during live streams on August 6th at 4:00 pm on Instagram. Follow the stories and leave your questions in the comments. The first guest is Ulan Bigozhin, Assistant Professor […]

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“Ethnography of the Kazakh steppe of the colonial period”: Online lecture by Alima Bisenova

The Tselinniy Center for Contemporary Culture conducts a series of online lectures from leading experts in Kazakhstan and other countries created under quarantine. The first invited guest was Alima Bisenova, an assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at the School of Sciences and Humanities. In a short lecture course “Ethnography of the Kazakh steppe of […]

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Bioarchaeology and Bronze Age Kazakhstan: Visiting scholar hosts NU undergraduate workshop

During October 2019, the Sociology and Anthropology Department hosted Bioarchaeology Professor Elissa Bullion (University of Pittsburgh) who provided a hands-on learning opportunity in human remains analysis to the School of Sciences and Humanities students at Nazarbayev University. The workshop was held in the Anthropology Laboratory where volunteers learned skills for deciphering the age, sex, anatomy, […]

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Summer archaeology: Nazarbayev University’s faculty and students excavate east Kazakhstan’s Semey region

Summer archaeology: NU faculty and students excavate east Kazakhstan’s Semey region This summer Professor Paula Dupuy and history faculty Aidyn Zhunishkhanov led archaeological excavations in the Semey region to uncover new information on its ancient societies. The team included undergraduate and graduate students from Nazarbayev University, Shakarim State University of Semey, and the United States (Washington University […]

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Graduate student from Mexico is studying koumiss

Great steppe culture and Kazakh national cuisine are attracting great interest among foreigners. For example, Sandra Real from Mexico is currently exploring the koumiss nutritious drink. Sandra’s interest in the national drink grew stronger as she learned that in addition to taste, this drink helps to cure many diseases. Therefore, her first thesis in undergraduate […]

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Undergraduate Student Conference by Sociology and Anthropology Department

On Saturday, April 7th, 2018, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology held its first annual undergraduate capstone conference.  The capstone conference was a culmination of a year-long capstone course that has allowed our ten graduating fourth-year students majoring in either Anthropology or Sociology to conduct original research and present their findings to members of the […]

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UK and Kazakhstan worked together to assess the implications of the transition to the mandatory social health insurance in Kazakhstan

Academics from the UK and Kazakhstan had worked together to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with the transition to the mandatory social health insurance in Kazakhstan at the workshop in March 26-27, 2018 in Astana at Nazarbayev University. In 2015, a group of researchers from the London School of Economics and Nazarbayev University received […]

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