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Tsyrendorzhiyev Readings 2008. [07.10.2007.]

Buryat Culture Society of Kyiv and the Kyiv region

. Krymsky Institute of Oriental Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

G. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Bohdan and Varvara Hanenko Arts Museum

The "Far East" Foundation

Tsyrendorzhiyev Readings 2008

Tibetan Civilization and Nomadic Peoples of Eurasia: Cross-Cultural Contacts

(toward the 85th anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Buryatia)

Dear Madam / Sir,

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the fourth International Readings, held in memory of Rabdan Tsyrendorzhiyev (May 19, 1923 April 15, 1999), the founder of the Buryat Culture Society of Kyiv and the Kyiv region. The Readings are scheduled for September 2627, 2008.

The Readings will focus on the issues of culture, language, religion, philosophy, folklore and history of the peoples of Central Asia (the Buryats, Mongols, Kalmyks, Tuvians as well as Tibetans), history and current state of the Buryat diaspora in Ukraine, history of contacts of these peoples with the Ukrainians and Ukraine.

Working languages of the Readings will be Ukrainian, Russian and English.

Scientific advisor to the Conference Tsyrendorzhiyev Readings 2008 is Olena Ognieva, PhD, senior scholar at the Institute of Oriental Studies.

Papers to be presented at the conference are planned to be published in a single volume before the beginning of the conference.

In case of your consent to participate in the Readings you are kindly requested to submit an application before March 15, 2008 to the following e-mail: tsyren2008@ukr.net or to the following postal address: Olena Kapranova, 26/23 Sholom Aleikhem St., Apt. 206, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02156

The application should include the following:

- the title of your presentation in English;

- brief information about yourself (first name, last name, place of work, degree, position, office or home address, phone, fax, e-mail) in English.

We request that you forward us the text of your presentation before May 15, 2008. The text should be in the English language in the format of a scholarly article intended for publication (up to 25000 signs). The text should be submitted by e-mail and conform to the following requirements: Word, format .rtf, double space for the text and 1.5 space for notes, bibliography and annotations, Times New Roman font, size 12. A printed copy of A4 format should also be supplied by mail. In the upper right corner of the first page, please note your first name and last name, as well as the city and the country you are from.

We also request that you send us your color photo.

- To ensure uniformity during the preparation of the publication references in the text should be as follows: [Abaeva 1992, 124]. A list of bibliography should be supplied at the end of the article under the title BIBLIOGRAPHY, book titles should be presented as follows:

Abaeva L.L. The Cult of Mountains and Buddhism in Buryatia. M., 1992.

Abaeva L.L. Traditional Rites of Baikal Lineages of the Selenga Buryats // Traditional Culture of the Peoples of Central Asia. Novosibirsk, 1986.

- Notes should be in the form of footnotes.

- If there are illustrations for your text, they should be submitted in separate files.

- The text should be accompanied by an annotation in English with the size of up to 750 signs.

The Organizing Committee reserves the right of selection of the provided articles.

Unfortunately, the Organizing Committee is not able to provide accommodation and to cover travel expenses. In case of need, hotel reservations can be arranged.


The Organizing Committee

phone/fax 38044-544-65-28; 547-61-83; 38-04494-6-12-26;

call phones: 8-096-219-20-56; 8-050-357-23-38; 8-096-235-69-91.

P.S. The texts of articles sent later than May 15, 2008 or not conforming to the aforementioned text requirements will not be included into the publication. Only the texts of previously unpublished articles are accepted for publication.