• Date: 2021-12-20
  • Time: 08:00

The international symposium “Kurmandjan Datka and the Heroines”

Dear Colleagues,

Department of History of The Faculty of Letters at the Manas University (Bishkek) and the Institute for the Turkic World Studies at the Ege University (Izmir) organize a joint international symposium “Kurmandjan Datka and the Heroines” in Izmir on December 10th, 2021.

The symposium is about the Kyrgyz national heroine Kurmandjan Datka, but we wish the proceedings to contain comparative views, by including both historical and legendary/mythological heroines. It would be more illuminating to understand the theme.

The symposium will be held preferably vis-à-vis, in accordance with positive developments in the pandemic process, however there will be possibilities for online presentation in any case for those participants that may not want to come. All sessions will be broadcasted on our YouTube channel. Accommodations in Izmir will be covered by the Ege University and we will try to find possibilities to pay also for the transportation expenses. If the pandemic process does not permit such a meeting, then all sessions will be held online and broadcasted simultaneously. In the case that we receive all of the papers before and during the conference, then the proceedings book will be published within the year 2021.

We invite you to participate this meaningful meeting about this prominent Kyrgyz heroine and thus about the heroines in general.