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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.

Next MIASU research seminar – CANCELLED

27 February 2020

There will be NO MIASU SEMINAR on Tuesday March 10, it has been cancelled due to strike action. Apologies for the inconvenience. The seminar which was to be given by Dr Agnieszka Joniak–Lüthi and Dr Thomas White will now go ahead during the Easter term, on 5 May.