On 14 January 2020 at the Institute was held the scientific seminar organized by the department ethnology and anthropology. The seminar discussed actual problems of the development of ethnographic science in Kazakhstan. Employees of the department of ethnology and anthropology attended the seminar (G. Orynbaeva, A. Abdulina, S. Azhigali, A. Toktabay, B. Ashim, V. Zikirbaeva, B. Smagulov), as well as B. Kudaibergenuly, A. Shashaev, A. Ualtaev, M. Kozybaev.
During the discussions S. Azhigali drew particular attention on the need to take into account the achievements of visual anthropology as a methodological basis for conducting ethnographic research field in Kazakhstan. Participants of the scientific seminar pointed out the importance of integrated study traditional culture of Kazakhs in Kazakhstan and abroad, reflection of this in grant research projects.