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Development of Regional Studies and Collecting in Kazakhstan (in the Late 19th Century and Early 20th Century)


  • Pavlodar State Pedagogical Institute


Background/Objectives: The objective of this paper is to supplement or substantiate the role of scientific societies of Kazakhstan and Russia in the development of regional studies and collecting in northern and eastern Kazakhstan. Method/ Statistical Analysis: The study of this problem was performed using mainly the general scientific methods: analysis and synthesis, historical method, logical method; among special and historical methods we should mention those historicalcomparative and historical- systematic. These methods provided the possibility to analyze the set of historical materials, statistical data, archival and literary sources, containing diverse factual material which enabled to adequately present the issue under study. Findings: The paper presents the information about local centers of museum and regional study work, the activities of which helped to form a network of historical and regional study museums in the region. Using archival sources, the authors show the history of formation and development of the activities of scientific societies. Special attention is given to the role of the Russian Geographical Society in the cultural and educational activities in the territory of Kazakhstan, representatives of which, both in the center and at the local level, paid great attention to the development of museums. Application/Improvements: The article helps to determine the role of scientific societies in the cultural and educational activities, the development of regional studies and collecting, the establishment and development of museums in Kazakhstan..


Regional Study Movement, Russian Geographical Society.

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