Tuva: New Scientific Journal Launched
Below is an article published by Tuva Online:
There is a new electronic resource – scientific informational journal “New Research on Tuva”. This project of a group of the leading researchers of Tuva will enable a wide audience to find out about the latest achievements and findings of research on Tuva, and in its turn- to enrich the findings about Tuva. It will help to organize a dialogue of the scientists of various regions and schools of thought, as well as of different generations. This resource will be useful to scientists and savants, graduate students, students, and anybody who is interested in science and relevant problems of social development of Tuva.
The scientific basis of the project is the Moscow University of Humanities (sub-division “Institute of Basic and Applied Research”).(IFPI MosGU).
IFPI MosGU started working in co-operation with Tuvan Institute of Humanitarian Research, Tuvan State University, and also many other organizations and individual scientists.
The purpose of the project is to bring together the efforts of various specialists in contemporary social problems in Russia and Tuva; to bring together the work of the scientists and the wide public to together evaluate the current matters of development of Tuva; to organize a scientific dialogue between the various specialists in Eastern cultures (experts in nomadic cultures, turkologists, experts in Buddhism, mongolists, etc.), to solve current questions in modernization of nomadic cultures in XXI Century.
The scientific journal “New Research on Tuva” will be published on a quarterly schedule - four times a year, and will be associated with sub-projects: “Tuva.Asia” (a news thread of tuvology and for tuvology) - in an on-line format; division “Personalities” – constantly updated data base of specialists with their personal data and lists of publications; electronic library ( data base of publications about Tuva, and references of dissertations since the early 1990’s, and others.
The Editors invite scientists, young and beginning research workers (students, graduate students, but also journalists, politicians, specialists in various fields, to become writers for the journal, to send in information for the news thread.
It is also suggested that frequent users of the site register, in order to be able to utilize all the auxiliary services: to receive notifications about the newest improvements on the site, to correspond with other users, to comment on the news and the journal, and to have access to the restricted electronic library.
The first issue of the journal ( a double No.No.1-2 for 2009) will appear on the site on July 1 .
Among the authors of this issue are the leading Philosophers, workers of MosGu, TIGI, Aldan-Maadyr National Museum of RT and others. You will read exclusive interview with the Director of TIGI, K.Bicheldei, with the ethnomusicologist V.Yu.Suzukei, the overview of meetings among Tuvan scientists, news of the lives of scientists from other regions of Russia, among other things.
New articles of invited authors will appear in the following issues – major Russian scientists, Eastern Studies experts, specialists in Tuvan studies from other countries, including translated works.
The portal is also open to new ideas, suggestions, and there are plans for further development.
The project was realized with the support of Russian Humanitarian Science Foundation (grant 09-03-12130v).