President Şeker Participated in the 6th International World Society Congress in Uzbekistan
TÜBA President Prof. Dr. Muzaffer Şeker attended the 6th International Congress of the World Society titled " The Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan - New Renaissance Foundation" held in Uzbekistan between 22-24 July.
The program started with the “International Research Conference: Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan in the Focus of Modern Studies”; Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Aziz Abdukhakimov, President of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan Prof. Dr. Behzod Yuldashev and Vice President Bahrom Abdukhalimov, TÜBA President Prof. Dr. Muzaffer Şeker, Director General of Islamic History, Art and Culture Research Center Mahmud Erol Kılıç and Secretary General of the National Commission for UNESCO Affairs of Uzbekistan Gayane Umerova continued with their participation and opening speeches.
Starting his speech by emphasizing that Uzbekistan's initiatives to preserve its historical heritage and promote it to the world are followed closely and enthusiastically, TÜBA President Prof. Dr. Muzaffer Şeker stated that it is an admirable initiative to catalog the works that Uzbekistan brought to the world civilization and to publish them as quality works enriched with visuals.
Cooperation protocols signed at the highest level between Turkey and Uzbekistan give us hope for the future.
Prof. Şeker continued as follows: “I think that this project has not only an academic aspect but also a social aspect. Such projects strengthen the bond between the past and the future. The continuation of such projects is very important for both Uzbekistan and the world civilization history. As TÜBA, we attach special importance to such studies that establish a link between the past and the present and give confidence to future generations. TÜBA always gives priority to the historical heritage of Turkish culture in all its works. We carry out special studies and projects in this regard. With the Turkish-Islamic Science and Cultural Heritage Project initiated in this context, we bring to light works written in various parts of the world and present them for the benefit of humanity. The project aims to translate the works written in the old script into Turkish by translating them into Latin letters. In addition, TÜBA Cultural Inventory Journal (TÜBA-KED) and TÜBA Archeology Journal (TÜBA-AR) serve as prestigious publications of the academic world. With the TÜBA Turcology Research Support Program, which appeals to the whole world, especially the Turkish World, we support Turcologists working in different countries of the world and offer the opportunity to conduct their academic research in Turkey.
Reminding that there is a bilateral cooperation agreement and protocol between TÜBA and the Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences, Prof. Şeker said that with the agreements, it is aimed that the scientists working in Turkey and Uzbekistan focus on the common culture and scientific heritage and carry out joint studies. “The cooperation protocols signed at the highest level between Turkey and Uzbekistan give us hope for the future. Cooperation in many fields, from the establishment of a joint university to mutual academic exchange programs, will lead to improvement in education and science.” said.
In the first session of the program; World's leading museum and library managers from Russia, France, China, Israel, England, Kazakhstan, Tatarstan, Hungary, Italy, India and Malaysia presented their reports, book-albums prepared in the first half of 2021-2022 were presented. In the second session, experts from England, Germany, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan explained the “Important Areas in the Publication Activities of the Uzbekistan Cultural Heritage Project in the World Collections”. Participants from England, Italy, Japan, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Iran, India, Switzerland, Russia, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and China spoke about “Current Issues in Central Asian Archeology and Art History”. On the second day of the program, three meetings were held with many participants from many countries, including TÜBA President Prof. Dr Şeker.
Society , examining the culture of Central Asia , introduced its field of activity and explained its 2021 activities. World Society members from all over the world attended the meeting . Leading museum and library managers presented their reports, and also scientists and orientalists, art critics, archaeologists, academics, whose scientific interests are the study of the culture of Uzbekistan and Central Asia, took part in the congress.
The international multimedia project "The Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan in the World Collections" was launched under the auspices of the World Society for the Study, Protection and Promotion of the Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan, of which more than 400 scientists are members. Hundreds of researchers from Uzbekistan and abroad contributed to the project. It was informed that 50 volumes of works on the protected cultural heritage of Uzbekistan, to be exhibited in 2023, were published in many countries, including Turkey.
President Şeker also informed the media of Uzbekistan about TÜBA programs and projects, and stated that they followed Uzbekistan's works in the fields of culture, history and science with appreciation.