On November 11 and 12, 2016, Student scientific-practical conference “Ex Oriente Lux: First International Student Conference of Orientalists and Africanists” was organized on the basis of the Faculty of Oriental Studies of St. Petersburg State University.
Young researchers of the Laboratory for Analysis and Modeling of Social Processes, graduate students of the Department of Arabic Philology Vladimir Rozov and Oleg Sokolov took an active part in the conference. Beginning scholars made presentations at the plenary session “Analysis of the color elements of the manuscript relevant for its digital processing” and “Crusades in Arab historiography in the XX-XXI centuries”, respectively.
Perspectives for the development of training programs for specialists with an in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of Islam
On the 31 of October Moscow hosted a meeting of the working group on the organization and monitoring of the implementation of the action plan of the training of specialists with an in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of Islam in 2014-2016.
During the meeting, the problems of the methodology for the implementation of educational programs, their educational and methodological support in the context of the current challenges facing Islamic and Islamic studies in the Russian Federation were discussed. The meeting was chaired by the Deputy Minister of Education and Science V. Kaganov. The event was also attended by heads of educational institutions conducting a program “Training the students with an in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of Islam” and the representatives of Muslim spiritual departments. St. Petersburg State University was represented by M. Lavrikova, Vice-Rector for Academic and Methodical Work, O. Redkin, Head of the Department of Arabic Philology, and O. Bernikova, head of the working group on the training of specialists with in-depth knowledge of Islam’s history and culture.