A new scientific-educational project "The Heritage and Modernity in the Dialogue of Cultures: from the Volga to the Zeravshan" (Samara-Samarkand 2016), including the publication of the eponymous volume, has been launched by the Samara State Institute of Culture with the participation of several partner organizations of Russia and Uzbekistan. This book is dedicated to the tenth anniversary of the Agreement "On trade and economic cooperation between the Administration of the City of Samara (Russian Federation) and the Municipality of the City of Samarkand (Republic of Uzbekistan)".
This project is a continuation of the earlier publication "A Concise Encyclopedia of Foreign Samarkandiana: Culture Linking the World": http://www.kultura.uz/view_7_r_3206.html.
Samarkand as one of the oldest cities in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has become an integral part of the Eurasian integration, multicultural creativity and social reconciliation. Publication of the book (2014) has found broad response in the cultural communities of Uzbekistan and Russia, and has motivated its authors to continue the conversation about the dialogue of cultures and a link of times in the context of the pressing issues of the present day.
The thematic sections of this publication include texts featuring the influence of cultural traditions of Samarkand and Samara on the lives of people of different countries, nations and generations.
The purpose of the forum is presentation of scientific research (works), current socio-cultural practices and educational projects related to the study of the place and the role of heritage in a changing world in the context of understanding the historical experience of interaction between cultures, modern challenges and new strategies of Eurasian integration.
The main mission of the forum is to contribute to the rapprochement and reconciliation of cultures through dialogue of traditions and innovations, synthesis of continuity and novelties, new scenarios of communication between objects of cultural heritage and contemporary social practices.
The special task of the forum is to broaden and deepen the interdisciplinary and interregional discussion about the creative possibilities of culture in the formation of sustainable trade and economic relations, social partnership and educational collaboration between the cities of Samara and Samarkand.
- Russia and Uzbekistan: new possibilities for economic cooperation and cross-cultural integration
- Samara and Samarkand in the space of cross-cultural communication: historical experience and new prospects for interaction
- The Middle Volga Region in the system of world heritage: the link of times and the dialogue of cultures
- The Central Asian world in the dialogue of cultures of the East and West
- The trade routes from the Volga to the Zeravshan River: history and the present
- Socio-cultural environment of a creative city: scenarios and models of a "smart city"
- The creative economy and social innovations in the changing world
- The test of heritage: can the past be our future?
- Heritage and terrorism: the monuments of culture in the clashing world
- Festivals and holidays in the space of modern urban culture
- Heritage and tourism: experience, new technologies and social practices
- The entrepreneurial culture in the traditions and creative practices of the region
- The contemporary museum: creative projects and exhibition practices
- Humanistic foundations of a cultural heritage: diversity and identity
- The Volga and the Zeravshan: the rivers uniting cultures and nations
- The heritage of the Volga-Ural Region in the Eurasian integration
- The Great Silk Road in the regional heritage of Samara and Samarkand
- The historical and cultural heritage of Samarkand: the past, present, future
- Samara and Samarkand in the system of cross-cultural communication: historical experience and new prospects for interaction
- Museum as a repeater of cultural heritage
- Heritage in the communicative space of urban culture
- The world natural and cultural heritage: current challenges and management strategies
- The world heritage and new technologies: commemoration in contemporary cultural practices
- The interaction of traditions and innovations in the architectural landscapes of a modern city
- Mythmaking and symbolic practices of urban culture
- Images of everyday life in the projections of urban cultures of Samara and Samarkand
- Art and decorative-applied creativity in the space of cultural heritage
- The city's monuments as a cultural heritage
- Folk art and traditional crafts in the space of cross-cultural communication
- Public archaeology as a contemporary cultural practice
- International resources of modern transcultural integration
- Intangible heritage in the dialogue of cultures
- Interregional communication in the dialogue of cultures: institutional partnership and citizen diplomacy
- Archaeological monuments (sites) as a cultural heritage
- Diversity and identity in the dialogue of cultures
- Cross-cultural interactions in a globalizing world: synthesis of the traditional and the innovative
- Dialogue of cultures in the global community: challenges and opportunities for integration
- People and things in the communicative space of the society (socium)
- Landscape design and interior in the architectonics of urban culture
- Displaying things: the actual museum and exhibition presentations
- Things that move: postcards, souvenirs, photos in the tourism industry
- World heritage and new tourist routes
- Antique things in the memorative culture
- The image of the city in the space of cross-cultural communication
- Visual forms of relaying of cultural heritage
- The battle for legacy: the resistance of cultures and the possibilities for reconciliation
- Local lore museum in the system of cross-cultural communication and educational practice
- World heritage in the formation of ecological culture
- Personalized heritage: the role of personality in the transformation and rapprochement of cultures
- Literary heritage in the integration of cultures
- Archaeology as a tool for peacemaking: the artifacts that reconcile us
- Music in the cultural heritage and creative practice
- The world of folklore in the creative industry of the modern city
- Artistic heritage in the dialogue and integration of cultures