Dear colleagues!

Ch.Ch. Valikhanov Institute of History and Ethnology of the Science Committee of the Ministry of  Science and Higher education of the Republic of Kazakhstan in association with «Gylym Ordasy» on September 30, 2022, is holding an International Scientific and Practical Conference on the topic: «Zhumabai Shayakhmetov and public-political life of Kazakhstan in 1940-60s».

The conference is held within the framework of the project realization No. «Unknown pages form the life and activities of the prominent statesman Zhumabai Shayakhmetov» with the financial support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The conference will discuss the main results of the activities made by the working group, composed of the leading specialists  in history under the leadership of the academic Institute of history and ethnology.

Zhumabai Shayakhmetov (1902-1966) was born in the early XX century. He witnessed transit from the old order of the colonial Russia after the Russian revolutions of 1917. Generations of that period got into the adult life early, that became their main instructor, and they learnt lessons of political, civil maturity being products and participants of the radical transformations. All conscious of Zhumabai Shayakhmetov  was service to his people. He entered the circle of the first leaders of the Kazakh SSR in the turbulent years of the command-administrative system formation and was called y the Time, when large scale changes occurred inn the life of the country and people. Zhumabai Shayakhmetov   became a statesman of new type having strong organization skills, could see a scale and spectrum of tasks  that the country and people confronted and had to implement.

The organization talent of Zhumabai Shayakhmetov  revealed in the 1940-1950s (war, wartime catastrophe, famine, reconstruction after the war), when in 15 years the republic could not only recover after the war and exploit for its benefits the patriotic mood and will of the people, potential of the evacuated enterprises, educational institutes, academic centers, institutes of culture, specialists of various profiles, highly qualified cadres. The war turned to be a catalyst of development and search of new ideas: emerged new branches of industry and technologically equipped enterprises, methods of exploration and extraction of raw materials, by late 1950-s Kazakhstan became a basis of cosmic development, mainly due to the  new ways of color metals development, production of ready products for defense, cosmic and civil spheres. 

During the wear and first years after the war were opened quite new for Asia institutes – Kazakh Female Institute, conservatory, sports institute, foreign languages institute. The female graduates, for instance, of the Kazakh Female institute got into ordinary spheres like education, but into academic spheres, culture and state administration, and due to the development of professional secondary education – into the working-class ranks. Emerged new institutes and bases at the leading enterprises for qualification upgrade and re-education.

Reforms of the secondary and higher education sphere helped to solve a number of the  ongoing problems but created a basis for the successful development of Kazakhstan  in 1960-1980s, and make a breakthrough into all spheres. Zhumabai Shayakhmetov  was initiator of most the processes.

The main directions of the conference:

1. Conceptual approaches to the studies of the party-soviet nomenclature

2.  The leadership of the Kazakh SSR during the Second World War

3.  The activities of Zhumabai Shayakhmetov at the top state positions of the Kazakh SSR

4.  Political and public life of Kazakhstan in the 1940-1950s

5.  The issues of the economic development of Kazakhstan in the post war period 

6.  Zhumabai Shayakhmetov in the context of the soviet period of the history of Kazakhstan reevaluation

7.  New sources on the life and activities of Zhumabai Shayakhmetov

8.  The leadership of the Kazakh SSR in 1940-1960s: personalities and fates

Conference working languages: Kazakh, Russian, English.

Start of the conference: September 30, 2022, 11:00 (Nur-Sultan time (Kazakhstan)

Event format: Zoom-based conference

Conference ID: 835 0238 8773

Password: 285051.

Scholars, public figures, doctoral students and undergraduates are invited to participate in the conference.

It is planned to publish proceedings before the conference. Applications and articles for the conference proceedings will be accepted in electronic form marked as «Zhumabai Shayakhmetov, 2022» to the e-mail: The registration form is accepted until September 28, 2022, the materials of the report (articles) – no later than September 28, 2022.

To publish a report (articles, abstracts), materials should be formatted in strict accordance with the requirements: the text of the report (related to the subject of the conference and no more than 7 pages) in Kazakh, Russian (or English) languages, the registration form should be typed in MSWord; the name of the file and individual files of drawings in jpeg format should be called the author’s last name, for example, «Issenov_application», «Issenov_article».

1. Tables, diagrams, figures should have a title and be typed in the Windows environment.

2. Page format: A4.

3. Top margins –2 cm, bottom margins – 2 cm, right margins – 1 cm, left margins – 3 cm.

4. Font: Times New Roman, KZ Times New Roman, point size – 12.

5. Line spacing – single.

6. Red line indent: 1.0 cm.

7. In the center, in lower case letters (bold), full name. author(s). FULL NAME. author(s), academic degree, title (if any)

8. Below is the full name of the institution where the author works and his position.

9. Under the name of the author, the title of the report is indicated in the center in CAPITAL LETTERS (BOLD)

10. The text of the article should be placed one interval after the paragraph indentation.

11. The list of references (and sources) is placed at the end of the article and is compiled in accordance with the order in which the works are mentioned. References in the text are placed in square brackets in the form of the corresponding number according to the References list with an indication (if necessary) of the source page, for example: [1, p. 2], [1, 2-b.] or [1, p. 2]. All bibliographic data should be carefully checked.

12. Tables, diagrams, figures should have a title and be typed in the Windows environment. All drawings and photographs should have good contrast and a resolution of at least 300 dpi. All illustrations should be consecutively numbered and captioned. The figure caption should be concise, but capacious in content. Tables should be visual, have a name, ordinal number. The table or figure is not numbered if they are the only ones in the text. All tables and figures should be referenced in the text. Figures and tables are inserted in the text in the right place.

13. Abbreviations of words are not allowed, except for generally accepted ones. Abbreviations are included in the text only after their first mention with a full transcript (for example, the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan – NAS RK).

14. Notes should be drawn up in numbers in the form of a superscript and should be consecutively numbered. The texts of the notes should be placed at the end of the article in the NOTES section and numbered with a superscript number. Footnotes in the text are not allowed.

If the article contains both NOTES and LIST OF REFERENCES (AND SOURCES), then the NOTES section comes first.

15. Unification of signs: quotes –«»; centuries denoted by Roman numerals, years – Arabic. A distinction should be made between the use of a hyphen (-) and dash (–). The latter is indicated when denoting numerical, chronological limits, etc.: p. 89–92, 179–185-bb.; 1878–1879; XV–XVI centuries (without spacing), or the late of the XV – early XVI (with spacing); 7–8 km; M.–L. etc.

16. DO NOT tabulate, highlight words with space, use commands that run in automatic mode, use macros, save text as a template.

The organizing committee reserves the right to reject materials that do not correspond to the subject of the conference or the requirements.

Articles are not reviewed, the author is responsible for the content of these articles and plagiarism.

Travel expenses related to travel and accommodation are covered by the sending party.

Address of the organizing committee: Shevchenko St., 28, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 050010. Ch.Ch. Valikhanov Institute of History and Ethnology, Department External affairs and scientific cluster.

Contact persons: Kassymova Didar Beisengalievna (е-mail:; tel.: +7 7075008183).

Sincerely yours,  Organizing Committee


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Abdulina A.T.,

Candidate of Historical Sciences, Valikhanov Institute of History and Ethnology,

Leading Researcher of the Department of Ethnology and Anthropology



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References and sources:

1 Abuseitova M. Kh. Istoriya Tsentral’noy Azii: kontseptsii, metodika i novye podkhody // Materialy mezhdunarodnoy nauchno-teoreticheskoy konferentsii «k novym standartam v razvitii obshchestvennykh nauk v Tsentral’noy Azii». – Almaty: Dayk-Press, 2006. – S. 10-17.

3 Baytova A. Innovatsionno-tekhnologicheskoe razvitie – klyuchevoy faktor povysheniya konkurentosposobnosti // Kazakhstanskaya pravda. – 2009. – № 269. –S. 28.