Over the 23 years of its existence, the Institute has issued more than 60 scientific publications that have become the result of the scientific and research activities of the Institute. In addition, IICAS has been publishing the journal IICAS for more than 10 years. The journal is published twice a year in Russian and English, and is on the list of the Higher Attestation Commission of Uzbekistan. All publications of the Institute are distributed free of charge and are available to everyone. IICAS, independently or in cooperation with UNESCO, organizes international scientific conferences in which dozens of leading scientists from Central Asia and the world have already taken part. Many of the IICAS publications are bilingual and are prepared in English and Russian.

Jami al-Vaqiat-i Sultani

ISBN: 978-9943-11-089-2;
Era: Muhammad Riza Mirab Agahi;
Country: Uzbekistan;

This publication has been prepared within the framework of a long-term program launched by the Abu Rayhan Biruni Institute of Oriental Studies of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan in 2007. The main purpose of the program is to facilitate textual research with a special emphasis on editing and publishing manuscript works (in their original language and script) relating the history of the Central Asia in the XVII – early XX centuries. The present work is the first of this series.

Show more


Buston VI – the Necropolis of fire-worshippers of pre-urban Bactria

ISBN: 978-9943-357-28-0;
Era: Avanesova N.A.;
Country: Uzbekistan;

The monograph is a complete publication of results of the long-term excavations at the burial cultic site of the late Bronze Age in pre-historical North Bactria. The catalogued report (506 objects) on the necropolis dated to the late 2nd millennium BCE and related to the ancient agricultural Sapalli culture – Buston VI – is introduced into the scientific operation. The database of quantitative and qualitative indices of criteria, on the base of which such ritual groups as inhumation, cremation, symbolic tombs and traces of ritual actions have been revealed, is published for the first time. Objects of burial and non-burial purpose are given in the summary tables, graphical pictures and photographs. The publication is directed to archaeologists, historians, ethnographers, students of local history, and students of the faculty of history.

Show more

A Catalogue of Arabic-Script Documents from the Samarqand Museum

ISBN: 978-9943-11-085-4;
Era: Welsford, T., Tashev, N. ;
Country: Uzbekistan;

Present catalogue includes 748 handwritten documents currently held in the Samarkand Museum of the History of Culture and Art of the Peoples of Uzbekistan. It represents the results of a collaborative project between the Samarkand Museum, International Institute for Central-Asian Studies, Martin-Luther University in Halle (Germany), and the Abu Ryahan al-Biruni Institute for Oriental Studies in Tashkent. The project was initiated in May 2009 and substantially funded by the Volkswagen Stiftung from Germany.

Show more

The History of Public and Cultural Reformation in the Caucasus and Central Asia (19th-early 20th century)

ISBN: 978-9943-11-088-5 ;
Era: R. Abdullaev, D. Alimova, I. Bagirova, Zh. Ermekbaev, I. Sulaev , Sh. Rahmanzade , D. Kenjaev , M. Zeinalova ;
Country: Uzbekistan;

The publication discusses the genesis and the history of development of the national progressive movement in Muslim communities in the Caucasus and Central Asia in the 19th – early 20th century. The authors have identified common and specific features of cultural and educational reforms and their practical implementation in the complex context of the Russian imperial colonial rule. The publication focuses on the genesis of the public and philosophical positions of the advanced intelligentsia in both regions and its efforts towards the enlightenment and social progress of its peoples. Through the works of the prominent representatives of the movement, the authors have disclosed the genesis of the ideas of consolidation and unity of the progressive forces of the Muslim ‘periphery’ of the Empire and the formation of the new liberal and democratic ideology which resulted in the establishment of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, the Mountain Republic, the Turkestan Autonomy and the Alash Orda. The book is of interest to specialists and the wider general public. 

Show more