International webinar dedicated to the day of al-Farabi KazNU Graduate


On may 30, 2020 at 13.00, the Department of world history, historiography and source studies held an international webinar dedicated to the day of al-Farabi KazNU Graduate. The webinar was attended by graduates of KazNU of different years ( 1974, 1975, 1982, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2010, 2015), working in universities, research institutes, state institutions, archives of Astana, Almaty and regions of Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan. The purpose of the international webinar: to unite all graduates of KazNU, to form a concept of mentoring, to share the results of the Department and the University, to establish cooperation.

At the opening of the webinar, the rector of KazNU named after al-Farabi Galymkayyr Mutanuly Mutanov and the President of the Association of graduates of KazNU, doctor of law, Professor Kairat Abdirazakuly Mami made a welcoming speech.

Participants of the webinar supported the idea of mentoring, proposed by K. Mami.

Video greetings were made by graduates of al-Farabi Kazakh national University:


1. Abuseitova Meruert Kuatovna-doctor of science member-cor. An RK, graduate of S. M. Kirov KazGU in 1974.

2. Chepurko G. I.-Head. Department, Institute of sociology of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, graduate of al-Farabi KazNU in 1982

3. Zhakey Gabiden Adilbekuly-Historian, Chairman of the public Fund of Musrepov, graduate of al-Farabi KazNU 1995

4. Aitbayev Askar Baizakuly-L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian national University, master of arts, teacher, graduate of al-Farabi KazNU 2010

5. Kuketova Aigerim-L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian national University, 2nd year doctoral student, graduate of al-Farabi KazNU 2010

6. Kazez Kairat-Head of the Department of physical culture and sports of the akimat of Mendykarinsky district of Kostanay region, graduate of al-Farabi KazNU 2010

7. Alibekov Sayat-doctoral Student at the Erciyes University of Kayseri, Turkey, graduate of al-Farabi KazNU 2015

Graduates of the Department, doctor of Economics, Professor Yermekbayev Zharas Akishevich, Ph. D. prof. Baltabayeva K. N.

During the webinar, ideas were exchanged on how to develop mentoring and collaboration in the future.



Congratulations of graduates


Graduates of the department Aitbaev Asqar, Kazez Kairat, Alibekov Sayat, Aitmukaev Alisher, Kurenkeev Kanaqat, Aidarkhanova Elvira sent a video of congratulations


Graduate day


Dear graduates of the specialties “History”, “Archival studies, document management and documentation support”, “Librarianship”!
The Department of World History, Historiography and Source Studies May 30, 2020 at 13.00 holds a meeting with graduates in online format
Venue: ZOOM venue: 05/30/2020, 1:00 p.m.
ID: 959 313 7103
Password: 600445


The next meeting of the Students’ science club (SSC) "Historical Computing"


A regular session of the SSC "Historical Computing" was held on-line. Members of the club congratulated the graduates of the Farabi readings: Abdrasilov Nurtai, Mukhtarova Aigerim, Duysembayuly Didara, Meshitbay Zhuldyz, Malinovskaya Regina and Eleulova Aya.

Scientific adviser SSC, Doctor of History, prof. S.A. Zhakisheva held a lecture dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the great Victory, on the topic "The Nuremberg trial: a crime against humanity".


About University of Hokkaido


The first thing that came to my mind when I received the offer to become a Hokkaido University Ambassador was a feeling of honor and pleasant surprise. As an Ambassador, I want to contribute to collaboration between Hokkaido University and al-Farabi Kazakh National University, so that more people from Kazakhstan will become acquainted with the history and culture of Japan, and also with initiatives to develop curricula for foreign students at Hokkaido University, and facilitate the invitation of students and scholars from Hokkaido University to KazNU.

It is well known that Hokkaido University is an active participant in the international scientific community. Evidence of this can be found by looking at the Slavic Eurasian Research Center, which conducts specialized, interdisciplinary, comparativist studies on the history of empires, the Soviet Union, the post-Soviet space, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe. This Center is the initiator of the organization of scientific conferences, seminars with the involvement of leading scientists of the world, publications of scientific monographs in the areas of research center. I participated in the Foreign Visitors Fellowship Program, which gave me the opportunity to work in the Center for nine months from July 2007 to April 2008. I took part in the wonderful scientific Winter International Symposium “Asiatic Russia: Imperial Power in Regional and International Contexts” and related seminars, consulted with Japanese scientists like professors Tomohiko Uyama, Kimitaki Matsuzato, Norihiro Naganawa, and many others. I had the opportunity to present the results of my research at the annual session of the Association of Researchers on Russian History.

I am pleased to hear of the opening of the Hokkaido University Moscow Office, as I believe that this is an important step in establishing cooperation between Hokkaido University and universities not only in the Russian Federation, but also in the entire post-Soviet space, including Kazakhstan. I hope that this center will become a local meeting place of leading scientists of the post-Soviet space, to promote academic mobility of students, teachers, and scholars.

My first impression of the city of Sapporo was immediately expressed in one phrase: how could Sapporo have so much in common with the cultural capital of modern Kazakhstan, Almaty? Mountain panoramas, gardens, groves, boulevards, air saturated with the smell of flowers, and wide streets are just some of the similarities. The history of the development of these cities also has many similar points: both are young cities, the development of which began in the second half of the nineteenth century. The most surprising thing is that they are located at the same coordinate of northern latitude - 43°.

Finally, I am thankful to Hokkaido University for trusting me for the appointment as an HU Ambassador. I believe that Happiness comes out of contentment, and contentment always comes out of service, so serving as an HU Ambassador is a great honor for me.


Professor, Chair of Department of World History, Historiography and Source Studies, Faculty of History, Archeology and Ethnography, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Almaty)


"We need to turn libraries into information and creative centers."


In the Shymkent periodical, the newspaper Rating published an article on the topic: "We need to turn libraries into information and creative centers." The article discusses the transition of educational institutions to distance learning since the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic, as well as declaring a state of emergency in Kazakhstan and introducing online services of libraries in the city of Almaty.

Dengelbaeva N.B. Shymkent city newspaper № 14. – 12 б.- 2020


About the online conference "Farabi Alemi"


From April 6 to April 9, 2020 at the Kazakh National University. al-Farabi hosted the traditional conference of students and young scientists "Farabi Alemi". In total, 8 sections worked at the faculty of history, archeology and ethnology according to the program. The section "World History in the Period of Antiquity and the Middle Ages", organized by the student science club "Nika", was attended by 12 students. Among the reports that provoked heated discussions, one can distinguish: “The place of the Khazars in the history of medieval Turks” (Askarova Botagoz, 2nd year student), “Social and humanistic ideas of Tomazzo Campanella” (Nabidulla Zhandos, 4th year student), “Attitude to children in medieval Europe ”(Davutova Gulinura, 2nd year student),“ Political history of the Ephtalites ”(Azim Aruzhan, 4th year student).

In general, the online conference was held at a high level with heated discussions. At the end of the conference, students' scientific works were presented for various awards.

The main conclusion that was made at the end of the conference was that despite the epidemic of coronavirus, and despite the distance learning system introduced at the university, the interest of students in science is not weakened, but growing. This is especially pleasing to university teachers, as this fact indicates that Kazakhstani youth are well aware that the future of our country depends on the development of science and technology.


Associate Professor at the Department of World History,

Historiography and Source Studies Al-Farabi University

Kartabaeva E. T.


"Mind and feelings" or why does a historian need the skills of a system administrator?


Futurologists believe that in the near future, the line between the so-called humanitarian and natural science/technical thinking will "dissolve".The generation of parents of current students and schoolchildren was called yesterday "technologies of the future", for today's youth it has become a reality,"technologies of the present".

In the context of global Informatization of society, the "digital generation" Z is growing, freely using laptops, iPads, smartphones, game consoles and other gadgets. Today, it is almost impossible to find young people who have not "overcome" virtual computer games or who are not able to assemble a system unit from components. All this, together with the Internet and information technologies in General, forms a divergent non-standard thinking in the modern "Homo informaticus", characterized by the ability to quickly put forward a lot of creative and correct ideas when solving individual problems.

So it is not surprising that students of the 2nd year of the faculty of history of al-Farabi Kazakh national University easily master the course "Smart technologies and the Internet of things" on the Cisco Networking Academy training system. They show the ability to solve problems of creating local and corporate networks and pinging them; to distinguish a router from a switch, to know what type of cable is needed to create a "smart home", how to connect certain devices in the network, to distinguish protocols, etc. Furthermore, the knowledge about the Comprehensive Internet and the skills to work with the IOT (Internet of things), which are already in demand around the world, give new opportunities to our history graduates to get more prestigious and high-paying jobs.

"Classical" historians may ask a legitimate question: why would a history graduate need these skills, all sorts of information transfer networks, emulators/simulators, hubs, and other "heresy"? After all, the history of Kazakhstan should be written in the quiet of the office with a blessed " pen " (read - on a computer used as a typewriter). But history is not only ancient folios and artifacts, new historical knowledge obtained by professors in the course of painstaking analytical work with historical sources. The function of historical science is also to promote this knowledge, to educate a generation that does not forget the historical and cultural heritage of their ancestors, their national history.

However, the imagination of schoolchildren and students, the average citizen, will not fully play out in the two-dimensional static plane of a textbook or monograph, even with the most beautiful pictures, photos and maps. Without knowledge of smart technologies, a modern graduate of the faculty of history will not be able to speak the same language as an information technology specialist who will "write" applications for smart museums and smart archives, smart libraries of ancient manuscripts, smart educational hypermedia textbooks and manuals, etc.

Al-Farabi KazNU can and should train creative and professional humanitarians who have practical skills in communicating in networks, selecting the necessary content on the world wide web, creating analytical and source databases, reconstructing 3D models based on historical sources, interactive maps created using GIS technologies, etc. Therefore, the new educational environment introduced at all faculties of the University forms the basis of Kazakhstan's SMART society, in which our graduates will create.

Therefore, the new educational environment introduced at all faculties of the University forms the basis of Kazakhstan's SMART society, in which our graduates will create.


Zhakisheva S. A. - Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor of the Department of World History, Historiography and Source Studies of al-Farabi Kazakh National University


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