The Tuvan Institute of Humanitarian Research welcomes proposals for its 2010 conference
The Tuvan Written Language, Research Questions of Writing Systems, and Written Monuments of Inner Asia
Tuvan Institute of Humanitarian Research, Kyzyl, Tuva Republic, Russia
July 1-4, 2010
Proposals due 16 March, 2010
The conference will be held July 1–4, 2010, at The Tuvan Institute of Humanitarian Research in Kyzyl, Tuva Republic, Russia. Full details will be available in Russian language at the Web site of Kyzyl, Tuva Republic, Russia http://tigi.tuva.ru
We invite proposals for papers that consider such questions as the following:
• This conference will explore the written languages of Russia and Inner Asia. The focus will be both historical, examining the way in which methods and tecniques are consciously continued, and contemporary, looking at how written languages are learned now, in an era of globalization in which new ways coexist with tradition.
• A particular attention will be paid to folklore and literature of peoples of Siberia and Inner Asia: genesis, typology, tradition, and innovation.
• Monuments of writing systems as historical, archeological, and ethnographical resources.
• Alphabet: history, genesis, and temporary conditions.
• Tuvan written language and its role in the development of the language, education, and Tuvan culture.
• Questions of sociolinguistics, museum studies, and other interdisciplinary/
The conference will create intellectually coherent panels and discussion groups so that scholars from different fields can engage productively around a central theme or question.
Electronic submissions will be accepted. Send e-mailed proposals as attachments in Word to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuvan Institute of Humanitarian Research
4 Kochetova Street,Kyzyl, Tuva Republic, Russia
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