Today, November 6 at the Kyrgyz State University named after I. Arabaev a seminar on the events of 1916 was held. The event was organized by participant of Aigine CRC’s project “Mobilizing academic communities in Central Asia to produce new knowledge about the 1916 Uprising, and to build shared academic platforms for exchanging and disseminating knowledge about ethnically or/and politically sensitive topics”, Ph.D., Associate Professor Abdalieva Gulzada together with the university administration. The university administration, as well as teachers and students attended the seminar.

Within the framework of the seminar, Director  of Aigine CRC Gulnara Aitpaeva gave a speech about the content, goals and results of the project. Participants and partners of the project are Dzhamilya Musarova (Kyrgyz Academy of Sciences), Murat Imankulov Kyrgyz Academy of Education), Asel Daniyarova (S. Daniyarov Foundation) and Gulzadа Abdaliev (KSU named after Arabaev) shared the content of their research works, as well as their impressions of working in the project. Director of the French Institute for Central Asian Studies (IFEAC) and project consultant Katrina Pujol spoke about the goals of creating physical and interactive maps on the Events of 1916 that were developed as part of the project. The university received 10 physical maps in Kyrgyz and Russian as a gift. During the seminar, a fragment of the Kyrgyz film about the Events of 1916 was shown, which was also created within the framework of the project. Teachers and students noted the importance of research on this topic and showed interest in creating a possible training course and in developing research papers on 1916.