Information letter of Republican round table «Methodological approaches to the study of everyday Stalinism: Stalinist peasants»

The Institute of history and Ethnology named after CH. CH. Valikhanov on September 17, 2020 at 11.00 am holds a Republican round table “Methodological approaches to the study of everyday Stalinism: Stalinist peasants” within the framework of the project “the Peasantry of Kazakhstan in the post-war decade: social transformation and everyday life”.

The event will be held online on the Zoom platform (ID: 828 9051 1379, password: 711774)

With the acquisition of Kazakhstan’s sovereignty and independence, Kazakhstan’s historical science is changing methodological postulates; modern historiography fills in the white spots of the history of the Soviet state, revealing the inhumane policy of totalitarianism towards the peasantry. Today, the issue of studying the peasantry in Kazakhstan in the context of power modernization in the 1920s-1930s and its consequences in the post-war period is being updated. Kazakhstan, in addition to being a supplier of heavy industry products, was a significant region in the all-Union agricultural production. The period of Stalinism was characterized by the totalitarian regime’s pressure on all segments of the population. In particular, this affected the rural population, whose life was aggravated by natural disasters, strict laws and taxes to restore the destroyed economy. Despite a sufficient amount of research on this problem in Russian and foreign historiography, today there is an active rethinking of the history of agriculture and the peasantry from the standpoint of new methodological approaches and concepts.

The purpose of the round table is to define scientific approaches to studying the daily life of the peasantry in Kazakhstan in the 1920s-1950s in the context of socio-economic transformation of the traditional structure of Kazakh society.

The following issues are expected to be discussed at the round table:

-         new theoretical and methodological approaches to studying the peasantry in Kazakhstan;

-         types of sources and problems of source studies on the history of everyday life and everyday life of the Soviet peasantry;

-         questions of Russian and foreign historiography on the history of the peasantry during Stalinism.

Working languages of the round table: Kazakh, Russian.

To participate in the round table, you must send your applications to the following email address by September 15, 2020:,

According to the results of the round table, an electronic collection of articles is planned to be published, and materials will be accepted until October 1, 2020.

Requirements for the design of materials: up to 10 pages in the Microsoft Word editor, Times New Roman font, size 14, line spacing-single; paragraph – 15 mm, paragraph indent is set automatically; fields: top and bottom-20 mm, left-30 mm, right-15 mm; author’s full name, organization name – in the right corner; report title in capital letters is placed lower in the center, city, country. References to scientific sources should be indicated in square brackets by an ordinal number (for example, [1, 17-b.]), as they are mentioned, in accordance with the list of references placed at the end of the article text. The organizing Committee reserves the right to reject materials that do not correspond to the topic of the round table or the requirements.



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Travel expenses of participants of the round table – at the expense of the sending party.


Venue: 050100 28 Shevchenko street, Almaty, Gylym ordasy building, CH. CH. Valikhanov Institute of history and Ethnology, 2nd floor, room 205 (Hall of the Academic Council named after CH. Academician Akai Nusupbekov).

The beginning of the roundtable – 11:00 registration of participants 10:30 PM

Contacts of the organizing Committee: tel.: +7(727) 261-67-19, 261-01-33, 8705-518-09-29 ( M. M. Kozybayeva, scientific Secretary, PhD)



Sincerely, organizing Committee