The updated version of the official website of the International Institute for Central Asian Studies httpshttps://www.unesco-iicas.org/ includes a new resource http://christianity-kz.ucoz.site/for the project.
Within the framework of the project, an electronic catalogue of objects related to 'Eastern' Christianity on the territory of Kazakhstan in the Middle Ages was created. The activities were carried out jointly by Kazakh and Kyrgyz researchers under the auspices of the IICAS as part of the international project Electronic Catalogue of Objects of 'Eastern Christianity.'
The electronic catalogue contains a map of monuments on the territory of Kazakhstan, from which objects tagged as ‘Eastern Christian’ originate, as well as a general catalogue of objects divided into categories – ceramic, stone and other items. The website also features a catalogue of 3D models. All information about objects is systematised according to the catalogue presented above and includes descriptions of the objects, their dating, discovery and storage / current location. The catalogue includes photo illustrations, drawings and stereophotogrammetric 3D models. The original 3D models were initially posted on the website Sketchfab.com – a specialized resource for the placement and demonstration of three-dimensional digital models. Moreover, their full functionality is demonstrated on the website http://christianity-kz.ucoz.site /.
In addition, the site contains literature and links to other sources, information about the project participants and videos dedicated to 'Eastern Christianity' on the territory of Kazakhstan and neighboring Central Asian countries in the Middle Ages.
The two-language (Russian and English) videos present an integral picture of the historical development of Eastern Christianity on the territory of Kazakhstan and neighboring Central Asian countries in the Middle Ages, and feature an interview with a leading expert on the history of medieval urban culture in Kazakhstan, Academician K. M. Baypakov (Kazakhstan) and Doctor S. T. Gilbert from the Tandy University (USA). The video materials also cover the processes of collecting and analysing items to create the catalogue.
The implementation of the project helped once again confirm not only the coexistence of various religions and confessions on the territory of present-day Kazakhstan, but also the popularity of Christianity among the Turkish-speaking population.
The gradual updating of the website will result in the uploading of more informative resources, on which you can learn from the social networking services Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.