Dr. Paul Michael Taylor writes of the collaboration between Kazakhstan & The Smithsonian's Asian Cultural History Program (ACHP).
Historian Sergey Yatsenko analyses new information and artifacts on historical dress and fashion, while painting a vivid portrait of historical Turkic culture.
The qyl-qobyz, a Kazakh folk instrument, provides unique insight into Kazakhstan's nomadic history and culture. Ethnomusicologist Megan Rancier writes on the instrument's past and relevance today.
Many refer to Kazakhstan as “young.” But the reality is that it has a rich history and tradition of philosophy and poetry that continues to influence today.
Scholar Diana Kudaibergenova speaks to the continuing relevance of Abai as a cultural figure in modern Kazakhstan, while recognizing his rich history and titan-like status.