Department of External Relations, Information and Science Cluster is organized on the basis of the Department of Contemporary History and Scientific Information in March 2012.
In different periods the following employees worked in the Department: Leading Researcher, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor S.K. Rustemov, Senior Researcher, Candidate of Historical Sciences Z.K. Nogaeva, Senior Researcher, Candidate of Historical Sciences K.K. Nurumbetova, Senior Researcher, Candidate of Historical Sciences Z.M. Tolenova, Senior Researcher Ye. Orazbek, Junior Researchers A.B. Otarbayeva, A. Oralova, A. Abuov, assistants L. Ukibayeva, G. Utegulova.
Currently, the Department employs: Head of the Department, Leading Researcher, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor Z.M. Tolenova (since 2014), Senior Researcher, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor A.S. Ualtayeva, Researchers PhD Student R.E. Orazov, A.D. Kunikeev, A.B. Otarbayeva, Junior Researcher N. Ikram, engineer-operator V.S. Zikirbayeva. The staff of the Department took part in the implementation of the following research projects:
• 2007-2009 – applied research project “National Idea in Historical Retrospective and Perspective of Kazakhstan”; • 2009-2011 – fundamental research project “The Entry of Kazakhstan into the World Community: Initiatives of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev and Historical Realities”; • 2011-2015 – target scientific program of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan “Gylymi Kazyna” for writing the multivolume “Otan Tarihy”. • 2012-2014. – grant financing project “Outstanding Historians of Kazakhstan: Fates and Scientific Heritage”;
• 2012-2014. – research project “Formation and Development of the Multi-Ethnic Composition of the Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan (the second half of the XIX – beginning of the XXI century)”;
• 2012-2014. – research project “The repressed” Census (the Population of Kazakhstan in the All-Union Census of 1937 and 1939: Results and Lessons)” • 2014-2016 – work on the project “Electronic Scientific Online Journal” edu.e-history.kz” on the web portal” History of Kazakhstan” under the program: “People in the Flow of History” for 2014-2016.
The Department works in the following areas: – Communication with the public and the media (establishing business contacts and covering the activities of the Institute’s employees in press, on television, radio, the Internet); – work on updating information on the site and the Institute’s profiles in social networks; – Organization of conferences, roundtables and other events of the Institute; – participation in the implementation of the Institute’s research projects; – publication of the academic journal “Otan Tarihy”; – publication of the electronic academic journal “edu.e-history.kz”;
The journal “Otan Tarihy” (History of the Homeland) has been published since 1998.
The journal covers the issues relating to the history of Kazakhstan and the Central Asian region from ancient times to the present.
The journal is published on a quarterly basis in Kazakh, Russian and English. The editorial board includes prominent historians from Kazakhstan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, the United States, India and South Korea.
On the pages of the edition you will find regularly published advanced academic developments, research results. In this journal, the scholars share their experiences and achievements in studying the history of Kazakhstan and the Central Asian region as a whole.
Among the journal contributors there are researchers from Kazakhstan, the countries of near and far abroad.
Since 2014, the Department has been mainly engaged in publication of the academic journal “Otan Tarihy” and the electronic academic journal “edu.e-history.kz”. On June 5, 2013, in the framework of expanded meeting of inter-agency working group under the chairmanship of the Secretary of State of the Republic of Kazakhstan, M.M. Tazhin, it was decided to use modern means of communication as an effective tool for popularizing and disseminating historical knowledge. In particular, the opening of the web portal “History of Kazakhstan”, which is currently running and functioning, the launch of the electronic academic journal “e-history.kz” (edu.e-history.kz), registered as an electronic media (Certificate of production on the account of the periodical and the news agency No. 14346-IA of May 23, 2014).
The content of the journal is aimed at students, undergraduates, doctoral candidates, aspirants, young specialists, teachers and researchers of various
countries dealing with the issues of the history of Kazakhstan and Central Asia, as well as the Eurasian space. With the support of the SC MES RK, the electronic journal “edu. e-history.kz” is included in the list of recommended academic journals, which publish the main results of studies of prominent Kazakhstani and foreign scholars, as well as the articles of young scholars for of Master’s and PhD degrees.
Since the establishment of the electronic online journal as an information and educational project, each user finds for himself the necessary educational information and reference materials that arouse the interest of every Internet user. This is evidenced by the daily viewing and the number of visitors to the website of the electronic online journal. The published issues of the “Electronic Academic Internet Journal “edu. e-history.kz” on the web portal “History of Kazakhstan” are available at http://edu.e-history.kz/ru