XXXIII Kononov Readings

The Department of Turkic Philology, Faculty of Asian and African Studies, St. Petersburg State University is inviting you to participate in the International scientific conference «XXXIII Kononov Readings» which will take place on the 26-27th of October 2018.

The annual conference «Kononov Readings» have been held at the Department of Turkic Philology since 1986 and are dedicated to the outstanding Russian turkologist, Academician Andrei Nikolayevich Kononov (1906-1986). Reports cover different issues of formation and development of languages, linguistic structure, history, culture, ethnography and literature of Turkic peoples in the past and at present. Working languages: Russian, English, Turkish.

The conference will include the following panels:

  • Issues of Turkic research in the context of traditional and modern science directions.
  • Literature, culture and folklore of the Turkic peoples
  • Languages of the Turkic peoples
  • History, source studies and historiography of the Turkic peoples
  • «Young turcologist» panel (for bachelor and master students)

Please send applications for participation in the conference and topics of reports (speeches) to the following e-mail: [email protected] (deadline is May 1, 2018). Application form: Name (full name), title of the report (speeches), organization (institution), position, academic title and degree, address of the organization, e-mail.

Abstracts and/or texts of reports (speeches) should be sent no later than September 1, 2018 to the following e-mail: [email protected]

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to select the material for publication. Materials provided late or formatted with deviations from the requirements for publication will not be accepted.

Travel expenses, expenses for accommodation, participation in the conference are borne by the sending institutions or by the participant in the conference.


Organizing Committee

For more information see

Engish XXXIII Kononov Readings Information letter