"Years of great disaster" discussed in KazNU

29 november, 2023

This year marked the 300th anniversary of the event "Aktaban Shubyryndy, Alkakol Sulama". In honor of this significant date in the Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi held an international scientific-practical conference "Aktaban Shubyndy, Alqakol Sulama: events, causes, consequences and lessons".

The event, organized by the Department of History of Kazakhstan of the Faculty of History, was attended by prominent social scientists, foreign and domestic historians, intellectuals, as well as representatives of state and public organizations.

At the opening of the conference Dean of the Faculty of History, Doctor of Historical Sciences Dosbol Baigunakov, read the letter of the Chairman of the Board - Rector of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Zhanseit Tuimebayev.

 "The Kazakh people still have not forgotten the events of the years of great disaster - "aktaban shubyryndy, alkakөl sulama".  The plight of the people was immortalized in the famous song "Yelim-ai". This year is the 300th anniversary of this tragic event. It was the most difficult time for our people. I hope that during today's conference historians and scientists will comprehensively analyze the causes and consequences of the historical event and present their new visions and scientific concepts," the letter reads.

Scientists Mambet Koigeldy, Zhangara Dadebayev, Kanseit Abdezuly, Bereket Karibayev, Amanzhol Kalysh also made reports at the conference.

During the scientific meeting the scientists discussed the issues of studying the complex periods of Kazakh history in the 20s of the 18th century, considered the problems of study, methodological approaches to the study of the national liberation movement of the Kazakh people.

The presentation of the book "Alash case 1920-1930. documents and materials of the investigative case fabricated by the OGPU" was held within the framework of the event.

The following directions were also considered in the work of the conference: "XVII-XVIII centuries. Problems of internal and foreign policy of the Kazakh state", "Kazakhstan-Jungar relations", "The role of batyrs and biys in Kazakh society".

Press-service of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University