The international scientific and practical conference “Study of archaeological and ethnographic complex Kalmakkyrgan”was held in Pavlodar. The plenary session was attended by Governor of Pavlodar region Bulat Bakauov, academic community, representatives of the creative intelligentsia, students and pupils.
Speaking at the opening of the plenary session, the head of the region Bulat Bakauov noted the importance of the conference for strengthening the historical consciousness of the younger generation.
– Undisclosed pages of history are important not only for the older generation, but also for young people. It is important for us to know the past in order to better understand the present and the future, ” said Bulat Bakauov.
The exhibition, presented by scientists of the University presented the book “the Battle of Serestas”. The collection contains articles by historians and ethnographers about the historical battle “Kalmakkyrgan”.
One of the authors of the collection – the Director Of the center of history and Ethnography of the region named After E. Bekmakhanov, PhD, Professor Amantay Kudabayev noted that in the near future the second volume of this book will be published.
– this collection includes only 30 percent of the collected materials. The book consists of four sections. The first section reflects archaeological research about the battle “Kalmakkyrgan”. In the rest we published legends and memoirs of elders, articles and essays of local historians and journalists. Releasing this book, we set a goal to prove when and where the battle “Kalmakkyrgan” took place, – says Amantay Kudabayev.
The conference was attended by prominent scientists-Professor of KazNU named after al-Farabi Irina Erofeeva, researcher of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vladimir Tepkeev, local historian Dauren Ayashinov, Director of the joint archaeological research center of A. H. Margulan, associate Professor Victor Merts, Director Of the center of history and Ethnography of the region Amantay Kudabayev, who made a report on the Kazakh-Kalmyk traditions and their role in historical science.