The school in Samarkand was named after the Lucien Keren

43th Secondary School of Samarkand Specializing in French language is now renamed after the French scholar on Temurids, Professor Lucien Keren. 

The Minister of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sherzod Shermatov, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic, Violen Biyet de Vilmore and the Director of the National Human Rights Center of the Republic of Uzbekistan Akmal Saidov attended an event in the secondary school №43 specializing in French language on 8th September, 2018, whereby Mr. Saidov made a speech about the contribution and merits of Lucien Keren in the study and dissemination of the history Amir Temur state and the Temurid dynasty. 


Among European researchers on Temurids the French scholars were always the leaders. In this regard, special emphasize on the merits of Professor Lucien Keren should be made (1920-2013). A well-known scientist published the book “The Empire of Amir Temur” in 1978. Later, in 1996, together with Akmal Saidov, the brochure in the Uzbek language under the title “Amir Temur and France” was published. Moreover, in 2006, in connection with the 670th anniversary of Amir Temur the fundamental research work “Journey to Samarkand, the era of Amir Temur” was published in Paris. 

With the initiative of Lucien Keren the Association for the Study of History and Culture of the Temurid Era was established in Paris, which is functioning successfully up to now.


The guests of the event were acquainted with the conditions and the educational process. Ms Violen de Vilmore presented the books of Lucien Keren and other French scholars to the teachers and pupils of the school.

National Human Rights Center 
of the Republic of Uzbekistan