16 July 2020 г. (lo.day.4, 25 lo.mon.11 1441))


Dear colleagues,

Bolgar Islamic Academy in conjunction with Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, with the assistance of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the Central Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Russia, the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Russian Federation and the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Republic of Tatarstan, invite you to take part in the international scientific-practical conference "The experience of Islamic studies in the context of the revival and development of the Russian theological school", which will be held at the headquarters of Bolgar Islamic Academy on November 20 – 22, 2019 (Republic of Tatarstan, Bolgar city, Kul Gali St., 1).

The Conference will take place within the Plan of events aimed at the training of specialists with profound knowledge of Islamic history and culture in 2017–2020. This is in accordance with the administrative directive of the Russian Federation government dated November 18th, 2016, No 2452-p.

Arrival of the event participants will be on November 20, departure on November 22, 2019.

The following issues are to be discussed at the Conference:

  • Islamic studies and Islamic theology: history and development prospects.
  • Russian and foreign experience in conducting Islamic studies.
  • The role and place of Islamic studies in the context of the revival of the Russian theological school.
  • Interfaith dialogue in the context of education.

Conference working languages: Russian, Tatar, Arabic, English.

Conditions of participation:

Islamic scholars, theologists, religious scholars, historians, representatives of scientific and educational organizations, students, religious and public figures are invited to participate in the Conference.

Participation can be in any of the following formats:

  • In person: oral or poster presentation, participation in discussions;
  • Virtually: submission of the paper for publication. Participants will be provided with simultaneous translation into the working languages of the Conference, as well as the necessary technical support of the speeches.

All expenses of travel, accommodation and meals of participants whose applications will be approved by the Organizing Committee will be borne by the organizers.

Conference Cultural Program:

Participants and guests of the event will be able to get acquainted with the activities of the Bolgar Islamic Academy, as well as visit the Bolgar Historical and Architectural Museum-Reserve - the northernmost monument of medieval Muslim architecture in the world, a unique example of Bolgar-Tatar architecture from the middle of the XIII - XIV centuries.

Requirements for applicants’ registration and paper submission:

The Conference participant needs to provide the documents listed below within the established time limits:

An application form indicating the scientific event, name, place of work, position, academic degree and / or academic rank (if any), email address, mobile phone number (the form is attached);

Report text

up to 10 000 symbols, the text should be typed in Microsoft Word (2003–2016), font size - 14 pt, typeface Times New Roman, single spacing, format - doc., Docx., Rtf. Fields - everywhere 2.5 cm. Alignment - in width. Headings should be in bold, in capital letters, centered, name should be indicated in italics in the upper right corner. All footnotes are paginated, the numbering of links is end-to-end. The text of the article should be structured into sections, annotations in English and Russian (100-150 words) with the indication of keywords (5-7 words) carefully selected. The structure of the full text of the manuscript devoted to the description of the results of original research should correspond to the generally accepted template and contain the following sections: introduction (relevance of content), purpose, materials and methods, results, conclusions, discussion. In the sources list, each source should be placed on a new line under a serial number. In the text of the article, references to sources should be written in Arabic numerals in square brackets. The format of the sources list should comply with U.S. requirements and standards. National Information Standards Organization NISO Z39.29-2005 [R2010]), which will provide further indexing of articles in international databases. When linking to journal articles (the most common source of information), the following template should be followed: Author A.A., Co-author B. B. Article title. Magazine name. Year; Volume (Number): pg. 56–66.

Conference materials will be published in the form of a collection of reports and articles, which will be available in a printable electronic format.

It is planned to place the collection article by article in the scientific metric database of the Russian Science Citation Index.

You are kindly asked to inform us in advance if you need any technical equipment for your performance.

The editorial board of the Conference reserves the right not to accept for publication materials that are not designed according to the standard and do not meet the stated topics, as well as previously published works.

The editorial board does not enter into correspondence with the authors.

Important dates

Application deadline is November 8, 2019.

The deadline for submitting the text is November 18, 2019.

The deadline for informing participants about the registration of the application and the acceptance of the text is November 11, 2019.


Texts of papers must be emailed to the addresses of the Conference coordinators.

Conference Address

422840, Russian Federation, Republic of Tatarstan, Bolgar, Kul Gali St., 1.

vConference Coordinators

Mr. Fathullin Ramis, +7(904) 665 0 432; mardjani-readings@yandex.ru

Mr. Khurmatullin Azat, +7(960) 035 0 395; mardjani-readings@yandex.ru

Organizing committee