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As part of the “Bilimkent” seminar, a scientific conversation took place with U. Abdurasulov, a researcher at the Institute of Iranian Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.Written by admin
December 1 of this year at the аl-Beruni Institute of Oriental Studies, Uzbekistan Academy of sciences held a scientific seminar Ph.D. Ulfatbek Abdurasulov, researcher at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Iranian Studies.
The topic of this seminar was called “Soft Power of the Empire: The Turkic-Speaking Office of the Moscow Tsars in the 17th Century.” The audience of the event then gave warm feedback about the lecture, asked questions on the topic and answered them accordingly. Following the results of the scientific seminar, proposals were made to continue cooperation with the speaker.
On 24 October 2023 lead researcher of al- Biruni Institute of Oriental Studies, Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences, a well-known scholar, Prof., Dr. Ashraf Ahmedov has been awarded with a badge “Descendants of Biruni” by the Biruni Public Fund.
The award ceremony was held in the conference hall of the Institute. It was attended by the staff of the institute, scholars and the director of the Biruni Public Fund. At the event, the scholar’s work in studying Biruni’s heritage was highly appreciated.
On 18-October 2023-year, Advisor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sultanate Oman Mr. Habib Mohammad Al-Rashdi and Consul of the Embassy Sultanate Oman in Tashkent Mr.Saud Hamed Al-Yahyage have visited to al-Biruni institute of oriental studies, Uzbekistan academy of sciences. The guests were welcomed by Scientific secretary N.Jabborov, Head of the fund Sh.Islamov and Specialist of the Department of International Relations U.Rakhmanov.
The guests were informed and introduced about the scientific activities of the institute, the research departments of the Institute and the publications of the Institute by Scientific secretary N.Jabborov. After that, the Guests were shown a restoration and repairing Laboratory and Scanning room of the Institute and given information on the construction of a new building. The guests were greatly thanked for the warm reception and noted that the activities and scientific publications of the Institute left them a huge impression.
On 26 September 2023 year, Professor of the National Pedagogical University of Kazakhstan named after Abay, Sarkitkan Kaster and Associate professor of this university Bolatbek Batyrkhan have visited to Al-Biruni institute of oriental studies. Guests were welcomed by the scientific secretary of the Institute N.Jabbarov and a specialist of the Department of International Relations U. Rakhmanov. Initially, N.Jabbarov informed the guests about the scope of scientific activity of the institute, the activities of the scientific departments of the Institute, and the new building of the Institute. The questions of guests were answered by Doctor of Historical Sciences, academician Dilorom Yusupova, who was considered the pride of the Institute, and a young talented employee of the Institute, PhD Khurshid Azimov. The parties presented each other from their publications. After that, guests inspected the restoration laboratory, scanning room, and library of the Institute. Issues of joint cooperation were discussed and a number of proposals were put forward. The activities of the Institute and the work carried out in Institute left a huge impression to the guests.
As part of the “Bilimkent” seminar, a scientific conversation was organized with the scientist Baburology.Written by admin
On September 26, on the occasion of the 540th anniversary of the birth of the great king and writer Zahiriddin Muhammad Babur, аl-Beruni Institute of Oriental Studies of the Republic of Uzbekistan with Ms. Rukhsora Iftikhar, Professor of the Department of History, Punjab University, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Head of the Center for the Study of Babur's Heritage , On September 26, a seminar was held on
The topic of this seminar was called “In search of Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur in Pakistan”, and the speaker gave interesting information about the life of Babur in Afghanistan and Pakistan, his description in the work “Baburnoma”. Members of the Institute's Council of Young Scientists then expressed warm feedback about this lecture, asked questions within the scope of the topic and answered them accordingly. Based on the results of the scientific seminar, proposals were made to continue scientific cooperation in the field of Babur studies and Babur studies.
On 22-August , 2023- year a conference on “Relations between Uzbekistan and Egypt: history and present” was held at the Al-Biruni Institute of Oriental studies, Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences.
At this conference participated with their presentations Egyptian scientists led by Professor Usаma Talat Director of The National Library and Archives of the Arab Republic of Egypt including Zaabal Magdi Mohammad, Shihata Abu Shusha, Ahmad Sa’d Damanhuri, Ahmad Musa, Mohammad Ali Avaz and Uzbek scientists led by Professor Bakhrom Abdukhalimov Director of Al-Biruni Institute of Oriental studies, Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences including Ne’mat Jabborov, Ibrokhim Usmonov, Saidakbar Mohammadaminov, Fakhriddin Ibragimov, Zafar Fakhriddinov.
At the conference listened to lectures about the relations between Egypt and Uzbekistan in the field of ancient science and culture, the importance of studying the scientific heritage of great scholars who grew up in our country and the specific aspects of introduction into scientific circulation of the manuscripts related to the history of our country that exist in Egypt, as well as the history of Egypt that exist in our country.
At the end of the conference, the Egyptian scientist Ahmad Musa presented the book “Mahmudhoja Behbudi” to the library of the Institute which published for the first time in Arabic.
In connection with this conference, a cultural exhibition was organized by manuscript works of great Egyptian and Uzbek scholars, directly related to the life of Egypt which storage in the Manuscript Fund of Al-Biruni Institute of Oriental studies, Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences.
The manuscript of “Tafsir Jalalayn” (“The Commentary of the Koran”) of Egyptian scholar Jalaluddin al-Suyuti (1445-1505) is a unique among manuscripts which presented at the exhibition (The list of manuscripts which presented at the exhibition were attached).
This exhibition and conference will serve as a solid foundation for the further development of scientific and cultural cooperation between the two countries.
LIST of manuscripts which presented at the exhibition on 22-August 2023-year
- “Ashboh van-nazoir” Author: Ibn Nujaym al-Misriy (1519-1562).
(Fiqh. Islamic jurisprudence) №12081/2.
- “Al-Munabbihot”. Author: Ibn Hajar al-Askaloniy (1372-1448).
(Hadith). № 11298/3.
- “Al-mavohib al-laduniya”. Author: Abul Abbos Shihobuddin Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Abu Bakr Kastaloniy (1448-1517). (History of Islam). №1491.
- “Al-Mezon ash-sha’roniya”. Author: Shayh Abdulvahhob ash-Sha’roniy (1493-1565). (Tasawuf ). №2651. Copied in 1670.
- “Kitob al-Ansob” (Gyneology). Author: Shikhab ad-Din Abu-l-Abbas Akhmad ibn Ali al-Kalkashandi (1355-1418). (Bibliography and gyneology of popular persons). № 566/3.
- “Fath al-Boriy sharhi Sahih al-Bukhari”. Author: Ibn Hajar al-Askaloniy (1372-1448). The most famous review of “Sahih al-Bukhari” in the world. 2-volume. № 6222.
- “Al-Itqon fi ulum al-Koran”. Author: Jaloliddin as-Suyutiy (1445-1505). (The theory of Koranic sciences). № 6782/1.
- “Risola fi ma’rifat ad-dunyo” (A treatise on understanding the world). Author: Jaloliddin as-Suyutiy (1445-1505). (Philosophy of Islam). № 8329/21.
- “Tafsiri Jalolayn”. Author:Jaloliddin as-Suyutiy (1445-1505). (Commentary of Koran). № 1226. Ornate manuscript.
- “Al-Hidoya”. Author: Burhoniddin al-Marginoniy. A manuscript copied in Egypt. № 3019/1.
45th extended session of the World Heritage Committee will take place from 10 to 25 September 2023 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The committee will be chaired by H.H. Princess Haifa Al Mogrin, Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Delegate to UNESCO. Currently following countries are members of the World Heritage Committee: Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Mali, Mexico, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Thailand and Zambia. The World Heritage Committee will consider the implementation of the 1972 UNESCO Convention on Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage in Member States. For the time being 195 countries are State Parties to the Convention. Up to date 1157 cultural/natural properties from 167 State Parties are inscribed to the World Heritage List under the 1972 Convention. Among them 43 are transboundary properties from 67 State Parties. The World Heritage Committee will consider also new nominations to the World Heritage List. Based on evaluation made by ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) following cultural sites from IICAS’s Member States were recommended to inscribe to the World Heritage List: Cultural Landscape of Khinalig People and “Köç Yolu” Transhumance Route (Azerbaijan), Cultural Landscape of Old Tea Forests of the Jingmai Mountain in Pu’er (China), Deer Stone Monuments and Related Sites of Bronze Age (Mongolia), Gaya Tumuli (Republic of Korea), Silk Roads: Zarafshan-Karakum Corridor (Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan) and Gordion (Turkiye). According to the evaluation by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), following natural sites from IICAS’s Member States were recommended to inscribe to the World Heritage List: Cold Winter Deserts of Turan (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan) and Tugay Forests of the Tigrovaya Balka Nature Reserve (Tajikistan). Final decision will be made by the 45th session of the World Heritage Committee.
Today, a number of foreign scientists, who are participants in the forum ”Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan – the foundation of the new renaissance” have visited in al-Biruni Institute of Oriental Studies. Guests have gotten acquainted closely with the new building of the Institute. Director of the Institute Prof. Bahrom Abdukhalimov introduced briefly activities of the institute to the guests. Shown documentary film and the new museum, which was established under the Institute, left a considerable impression on foreigners.
On April 26, 2023 guests from the Sultanate of Oman headed d by Dr. Ahmed visited the Institute.
On April 27, 2023 R. Stephen Humphreys, Professor of History and Islamic Studies (emeritus) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, from the United States, visited the Institute.
On April 28, the Institute was visited by Irina Donovna Zvyagelskaya, head of the Center for Near East Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
On April 29, 2023 Farhan Nizami, director of the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies from from the UK visited the Institute.
On March 14, 2023, TSUOS hosted a presentation of books and translated works by the leading researcher of the Institute of Oriental Studies named after Abu Rayhon Beruni of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan, orientalist, source specialist, DSc. Komiljon Rakhimov.
(Visit of scholars from Sultanate of Oman)
On December 14, 2022 Arabic-language specialist of Nizwa University, Sultanate of Oman, Dr. Said Al-Zubaidi and the Head of the Arabic language department of this university, Dr. Masoud Said Al-Hadidi and Dr. Helal Kadhom, a teacher of the Department of Arabic-language, translation theory and practice of the Uzbekistan State University of World Languages have visited to Al-Biruni institute of oriental studies, Academy of sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The guests welcomed by the scientific secretary of the institute N. Jabbarov, the Head of the fund Sh. Islamov and the Head of the international relations department U. Rakhmanov.
The guests were first shown the new building of the institute. N. Jabborov introduced the guests about the activity of the institute and the work being done there. After that, the guests got acquainted with the activities of the restoration and scanning department and the work being done there. The activity of the institute left a great impression on the guests.
On December 12, 2022, the Al-Biruni Institute of Oriental Studies, Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan hosted a meeting with participants of an international scientific conference on the topic “Strengthening and development of common historical and cultural heritage in the worldview of Uzbek and Kazakh thinkers of the XIX century”, which was held at the International Institute of Central Asia. Among the participants of the meeting were Kazakh scientists Matijanov Kenjekhan Slyamdjanovich - General director of the M.O.Auezov Institute of Literature and Art, Doctor of Philological sciences; Batirkhan Bolatbek Shadenuli – Scientific Secretary of the R.B. Suleimenov Institute of Oriental Studies, PhD; Kidir Torali Edilbayuli - Deputy of General director of the M.O. Auezov Institute of Literature and Art, Candidate of Philological Sciences; Aubakir Jandos Magazbekovich - Director of the Scientific Research Institute "Abai Akademiyasy" of the L.N. Gumilev Eurasian National University, Candidate of Philological Sciences.
The guests were met with the Deputy director for Scientific works S.Karimova, head of the Fund Sh.Islamov and the head of the Department of International Relations of the Institute U.Rakhmanov. The guests were provided with information about the history and activities of the Institute, about the research currently being conducted. The meeting was attended by the head of the department” History of Central Asia " A.Khodjaev, Head of the department ”Historical Source studies" H.Lutfullaev, Head of the department ”Classical Literature of the East" S. Eshonova. At the meeting, the guests asked their questions. In particular, they were very interested in the procedures of electronic copying, the current principles of online catalogs, publications carried out by departments, the activities of the restoration and scanning department. Negotiations were held with representatives of Kazakhstan on the further development of bilateral scientific cooperation and on mechanisms for joint publications. The current activities of the Institute aroused great interest among the guests and stressed the need to think over ways to establish cooperation with the Institute in the future.
After the conversation, the guests visited the restoration department. The guests were very interested in the restoration work carried out in the department and the production of models. The meeting lasted 1 hour. After that, the guests thanked the staff of the Institute for the warm welcome and expressed their wishes for further cooperation.
The 18th Ubaydulla Karimov International Conference of Young Orientalists on “Current State of the Preservation and Research of Ancient Written Sources” was held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on 4-5 August 2022. The conference was organized by Al-Biruni Institute of Oriental Studies of the Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences; the Center of Islamic Civilization in Uzbekistan (Cabinet of Ministers, Republic of Uzbekistan); Tashkent State University of Oriental Studies (Ministry of High Education, Republic of Uzbekistan); Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA). The conference was held at Al-Biruni Institute of Oriental Studies, Tashkent. The opening ceremony heard the speeches of Prof. Dr. Bakhrom Abdukhalimov, Director of Al-Beruni Institute of Oriental Studies, Vice-President of Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences; Ambassador Shoazim Minovarov, Director of the Center of Islamic Civilization in Uzbekistan; Ambassador Prof. Dr. Mahmud Erol Kılıç, Director General of IRCICA; Ass. Prof. Dr. Gulchehra Rikhsiyeva, Rector of Tashkent State University of Oriental Studies; Prof. Dr. Zohidjon Islomov, Vice-Rector, International Islamic Academy of Uzbekistan; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Shovosil Ziyodov, Director of Imam Bukhari International Scientific-Research Center.
An exhibition titled “Conservation and Restoration of Manuscripts from the Holdings of Al-Beruni Institute of Oriental Studies, Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences” was opened on the occasion of the conference.
80 research papers were presented by participants from various countries attending online and in person. The session themes were: “Current State of the Preservation, Restoration and Cataloguing of Manuscripts”, “Historical Source Studies”, “Central Asian History and Historiography”, “Language and Literature”, “Islamic Studies”, “Arts of the Book”. Prof. Dr. Ashirbek Muminov, Advisor to the Director General of IRCICA on programs, read the address of Ambassador Prof. Dr. Mahmud Erol Kılıç, Director General of IRCICA, who was unable to attend due to earlier arrangements. Prof. Muminov presented a paper during the plenary session (prepared together with Dr. Didar Bayır, Head of the Library and Archive Department, IRCICA) on the classification and preservation experience of Egypt on funds of manuscripts through the activities of the late Prof. Dr. Nasrallah Tirazi, who also served as advisor at IRCICA Library in the 1980s. Prof. Muminov also led discussions during various sessions. At the end of the sessions, certificates of participation were presented by the organizers to the young scholars for their achievements in research. Six diplomas for the best papers were conferred to Bashorat Khodjaeva (Al-Biruni Institute of Oriental Studies), Ilyaskhan Bakhromov (Center for Islamic Civilization in Uzbekistan), Husan Usmanov (International Islamic Academy of Uzbekistan), Durdona Zokirova (Tashkent State University of Oriental Studies), Mumin Mirzo Abdupattaev (International Islamic Academy of Uzbekistan) and Asalkhan Rakhmatullaeva (National Institute of Painting and Design Named After Kamoliddin Behzod).
A Round-Table titled “Experience of Uzbekistan in the Preservation and Research of Ancient Written Sources” was moderated by Ambassador Shoazim Minovarov, Director of the Center of Islamic Civilization in Uzbekistan, on the second day of the conference.
The papers of the conference will be published in the form of a book. Those of the preceding, 2021 conference were published the same year with the conference theme carried to its title, Proceedings of the International Conference Dedicated to the Memory of Academician Ubaydulla Karimov: New Perspectives for the Study of Islamic Culture, History and Art in Uzbekistan.
A researcher at the Al-Biruni Institute of Oriental Studies of Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences, Khilola Nazirova, from October 15 to 18 this year, at the invitation of the khokimiyat of the Khorezm region, visited the Republic of Turkey as part of the scientific delegation of the Jalaliddin Manguberdi Foundation and the Khorezm branch of the Republican Center for Spirituality and Enlightenment.
The purpose of the visit of the scientific expedition was to study and research the burial place of the last commander Sultan Jalaliddin Khorezmshah and research new information about his valiant name. And also the expedition took part in the international symposium entitled "Silvan and Sultan Klych Arslan", which took place in the city of Dyarbakir. Professor of the University of Public Security of the Republic of Uzbekistan Zhumabay Rakhimov and the head of the Khorezm regional branch of the Republican Center for Spirituality and Education, chairman of the Jalaladdin Manguberdi Foundation Bekzod Abdrimov made a presentation and new information about the life and work of the great Sultan of Khorezmshah.Scientists from Turkey and other countries also took part in the symposium.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, the young scientist Bekzod Abdrimov spoke about the main goals and objectives of the delegation and about mutual scientific cooperation, about the role and significance of the history of the great commander in the fate of the peoples of the East. The governor of the city of Dyarbakir, Munir Karaoglu said that if confirmed, the burial place of Sultan Jalaladdin Manguberdi will be replaced by a mausoleum. Speaking at a narrow meeting, Zhumabay Rakhimov also spoke a lot about the courage and patriotism of the great commander, our ancestor, that he is a symbol and role model for the modern world.
As well as, a special report was prepared by a researcher of the Institute Khilola Nazirova for the media of Uzbekistan.