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Department of Ethnology and Anthropology

     The department (sector) of ethnography was established in the Institute of History and Archeology of AS RUz in 1943, first it was headed by the renowned Central Asian ethnologist M.S.Andreev, Academician of AS of Uzbekistan. In the subsequent this department was headed by Doctor of Historical Science O.A.Sukhareva; Doctor of Historical Science, Professor, Academician of AS RUz K.S.Shaniyazov; Candidate of Historical Sciences S.Mirkhasilov; Doctor of Historical Science Z.Kh.Arifhanova; candidate of Historical Sciences G.S.Zununova. Now, the head of the department is Doctor of Historical Science A.A. Ashirov (since 2009).
     Over the years of its existence the Department has undergone a number of reorganizations. But at all times the Department organized its work in accordance with the three main directions: 1) historical ethnography, 2) modern ethnography and 3) ethnic history of Uzbek people. In the 1940s-60s in the republic there was formed an academic community of professional ethnographers greatly contributed both in studying of ethnic history and historical ethnography (K.S.Shaniyazov, Inogamov, T.Fajziev, H.Ismailov, B.Aminov), and of modernity (M.A.Bikzhanova, I.M.Dzhabbarov, S.M.Mirkhasilov, T.Kh.Tashbaeva, F.A.Aripov, M.Savurov, S.Muzapparov, R.Kurbangalieva, M.Ruzieva, and others.), they worked in the Department in the 1950s-80s. That enabled the Institute of History to form two sectors in 1973: the Sector of Historical Ethnography (Doctor of Historical Science Shaniyazov as the Head) and the Sector of Ethnography of the Modern Period (headed by the Candidate of Historical Sciences Mirkhailov S.), which functioned until 1987, then both sectors were incorporated again.
     At present the Department of Ethnology carries out work according the following trends: 1) historical ethnography, 2) modern ethnography, and 3) ethnic history of Uzbek people, 4) investigation of problems of ethnic identity, 5) ethnic processes.
     In terms of independence there were formed wide contacts of the department researchers with foreign scholars and centers of science. They include as follows: 1) rendering consultations and supervising dissertations of the foreign researchers investigating the problems of Central Asia; 2) participation of the department researchers in the international conferences, seminars (Arifkhanova Z. Kh., Zununova G.S., Ashirov A.A., Khan V.S.); 3) publication in foreign editions (of Germany, India, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrghyzstan, Russia, the USA, Sweden, Turkey, Japan, etc.); 4) participation in the International grant programs and projects with the researchers from the USA, Great Britain, South Korea, etc.

Scheduled projects in the Department:

- 2000 - 2002: Life and culture of modern urban families of Uzbeks in Tashkent
- 2003 - 2005: Ethno-cultural processes in modern polyethnic cities
- 2003 - 2005: Ethnic conflicts in Central Asia (by the example of the conflicts in Fergana [1989] and Osh [1990])
- 2003 - 2005: Interethnic relations in the southern and northeast regions of Uzbekistan (Historical-ethnographic analysis)
- 2006-2008: Modern Uzbeks: historical-ethnological sketches
- 2007-2011: Ethnic identity of Uzbeks: formation, peculiar features, transformation
- 2009-2011: Traditions and innovations in ceremonial culture of national diasporas of contemporary Uzbekistan (on materials of Tashkent city).

- 2010-2011: World ethnological schools and contemporary Uzbek ethnology

- 2012-2013: Economic traditions on the system of contemporary ethno ecologic relations

Since 2012: Contemporary uzbek village: ethno sociologic analyze of socio-economic changes and transformation processes (on the example of Fergana valley)

 

 

The main publications

  1. Шаниязов К.Ш. Қарлуқ давлати ва қарлуқлар. Т., 1999,
  2. Арифханова З.Х. Современная жизнь традиционной махалли Ташкента Т., 2000. – 28с.
  3. Шониёзов К. Ўзбек халқининг шаклланиш жараёни. – Т., Шарқ, 2001. – 464 б.
  4. Тошкент маҳаллалари: анъаналар ва замонавийлик (тарихий-этнографик тадкикот) / Масъул муҳ.: т.ф.д. З.Х.Арифханова. Т., 2002. – 217 б.
  5. Дониёров А.Х. Историография этнографии независимого Узбекистана (1991-2001 гг.) . - Т., 2003. – 36 б.
  6. Дониёров А.Х. Мустақил Ўзбекистон этнографияси тарихшунослигининг айрим масалалари. – Т., 2003. – 43 б.
  7. Дониёров А.Х. Ўзбекистон этнографияси тарихидан айрим лавҳалар (ХХ асрнинг 20-80 йиллари). – Т.: Янги аср авлоди, 2003. – 80 б.
  8. Ўзбекистон этнологияси: янгича қарашлар ва ёндашувлар /Маъсул муҳаррир: т.ф.д., проф. Д.А.Алимова. Тош.: ЎзР ФА Тарих институти, 2004. - 253 б.
  9. Основы философии. Под ред. В. С. Хан и М. Ахмедовой. 2-е изд., испр., доп. Авт. колл.: Д.А. Алимова, З.Х. Арифханова, В.С. Хан, Р.Р. Назаров и др. Ташкент: «Мехнат», 2004, 496 с.
  10. Современные этнокультурные процессы в махаллях Ташкента (этнографическое исследование). Авт. колл. Отв.ред. д.и.н.,проф.- Ш.М.Абдуллаев. Т.: “Фан” АН РУз 2005. - 274 с.
  11. Марказий Осиёда анъанавий ва замонавий этномаданий жараёнлар. 1–2 қисмлар. /Маъсул муҳаррир т.ф.д.,проф. Д.А.Алимова. Т., 2005. – 384 б.
  12. Абдуллаев У. Фарғона водийсида этнослараро жараёнлар (Х1Х-ХХ аср) .Т., “Янги аср авлоди”, 2005.
  13. Арифханова З.Х.,.Зунунова Г.Ш. Обрядово-ритуальная жизнь узбеков Ташкента в условиях независимости.– Т., 2006. - 93 с.
  14. Давлатова С. Ўзбек миллий кийимлари: анъанавийлик ва замонавийлик. – Т.: Янги аср авлоди, 2006. – 213 б.
  15. Аширов А., Атаджанов Ш. Этнология. Ўқув қўлланма. Т.: Ўзбекистон миллий кутубхонаси нашриёти, 2007, 174 б.
  16. Аширов А. Ўзбекларнинг қадимий эътиқод ва маросимлари Т.: Ўзбекистон миллий кутубхонаси нашриёти, 2007, 274 б.
  17. Ўзбекистон этнологиясининг долзарб муаммолари / Маъсул муҳаррир: т.ф.д., проф. Д.А.Алимова. Наманган, 2007.
  18. Ўзбекистонда анъанавий ва замонавий этномаданий жараёнлар. – Т. 2011.
  19. Ўзбекистон халқларининг ўзаро этник ва маданий алоқалари. Т. 2011.
  20. Узбеки / отв. ред. З.Х. Арифханова, С.Н. Абашин, Д.А. Алимова ; Ин-т этнологии и антропологии им. Н.Н. Миклухо-Маклая РАН; Ин-т истории АН Республики Узбекистан. - М.: Наука, 2011.