The Culture Department of Kostanai Region Akimat, with participation of Lisakovsk Museum of History and Culture of Upper Tobol and the State Cultural Center for Amateur Folk Art and Cinema and Video Fund of the Culture Department of Kostanai Region Akimat Culture Department will conduct Third International Festival of Ancient Technologies and Cultural Communications named after Thor Heyerdahl, «Desht Thor», which, due to the epidemiological situation of COVID-19, will be carried out online for the second year in a row.
Date: July 24-25, 2021
The main place: the city of Lisakovsk, Kostanay region, Republic of Kazakhstan.
Speaker platforms: from anywhere in the World.
The festival is held in the form of sequential speeches of speakers, published on our website according to the media plan. Both live broadcasts with participants and previously recorded video performances are accepted.
Types of performances >
The main theme of the Festival: History, archeology, reenactment, tourism. Continuity and prospects for mutual development. The change in the format of the Festival made it possible to expand the variety of topics: reenactment of technology, thing, costume, architecture, cuisine, image, culture, historical events
Appeals from the organizers, partners and participants of the festival to the audience, teaser trailers of the participants’ performances.
The Upper Tobol region is a place in the steppe belt of Eurasia, where dozens of historical and archaeological monuments are compactly located on a relatively small territory, which are of interest not only in historical, scientific, but also in cultural, educational, and tourist terms.
The study of the ancient archaeological sites of Kazakhstan proves that our country was the center of vivid historical processes, ancient cultural communications, globalization of ideas, one of the centers of the formation of the subsequent Indo-European world and the ancestor of the world of steppe nomadic cultures.
The popularization of scientific knowledge is especially necessary in the current situation of the decline of the popular science sphere. And as part of the scientific and educational movement, we have been holding our International Festival of Ancient Technologies and Cultural Communication named after Thor Heyerdahl “Desht-Thor”.
The contingent of active participants in our Festival is quite diverse. We welcome everyone – from professors and doctors of sciences to schoolchildren and history buffs. We support any initiative and are glad to any of your participation.
Our Festival is a platform for communication and exchange of information between specialists in different fields and directions. We believe that museum staff, archaeologists, reenactors, craftsmen and other specialists have something to talk about, learn something new, and exchange knowledge and opinions.
Each presentation by a participant is a 30-minute video. It can be a pre-recorded and edited video clip, or live broadcast.
To participate in the festival as an active participant, you need to fill out the form below and the organizers will contact you!
Location of festival participants on the map
«Reenactment in tourism» (reenactment-excursion)
«Built for centuries» (world architecture)
«History and destinys» (reenactment of historical events, biographies)
«Jewelers - beauty reenactors» (jewelry business)
«Golden threads of weaving technologies» (weaving technologies)
«Wonders of Felt» (Felting)
«Hephaestus Heirs» (archeometallurgy)
«Magic clay» (ceramics)
«The Art of Being a Warrior» (weapons manufacturing technologies)
«Reenactment in the Museum» (item in the museum space)
«Fashion through the ages» (costume reenactment)
«Sign and Image» (reenactment of an artifact)
«Magic of ancient knowledge» (Ancient knowledge, traditional medicine, beliefs)
«Delicious food» (reenactment of old food recipes)
«Faster than the wind» (vehicles)
«History inthe service of MelpomeneE» (Reenactment on stage: theater, cinema, music, show)
Organizers, sponsors and participants of the festival