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Oral History News!

30 June 2020

ORAL HISTORY OF TWENTIETH CENTURY MONGOLIA WEBSITE There have been some operational problems with the site in recent weeks, our apologies for this. We are pleased to announce the site is now up and running again here

Academic from Buryatia is Sewing Scrubs!

4 May 2020

Though far from her home in Buryatia (in Eastern Siberia, Russia), Dr Sayana Namsaraeva is devoting her time to supporting Cambridge residents. When the pandemic broke out she decided to help out by turning to her sewing-machine. First of all, she made over 150 masks for friends, colleagues, local school teachers...

New Project: Mongolian Cosmopolitical Heritage: Tracing Divergent Healing Practices Across the Mongolian-Chinese Border

27 April 2020

In May 2020 this AHRC 4 year project begins and seeks to ethnographically explore the politics of linking health and cultural heritage. More specifically, it aims to understand how the politics of culture affect health-related practices by asking: In what ways do geopolitical forces and national constructions of...

MIASU seminars cancelled

27 April 2020

All MIASU fortnightly live seminars are cancelled for the rest of the Easter term.