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Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit

 

RESEARCH SEMINARS 2021/2022

EASTER TERM 2022

Tuesdays 4.30 pm to 6.00 pm

In-person seminars taking place at the Mond seminar room, unless specified otherwise (limited number of attendees) and live streamed via zoom – please contact miasu-admin@socanth.cam.ac.uk should you wish to attend and for further information.

Tuesday 3 May

Kristina Jonutyte, Vilnius University&  Visiting Scholar, MIASU

“Payment But Not Quite”: Buddhist Giving and Sangha-Lay Relations in Urban Buryat Buddhism

A RECORDING IS AVAILABLE FOR THE ABOVE TALK. PLEASE CONTACT MIASU-ADMIN@SOCANTH.CAM.AC.UK FOR THE LINK

 

Tuesday 17 May

Caroline Humphrey, MIASU, University of Cambridge

Human Sacrifices in Mongolia and Their Rationales

 

Tuesday 31 May  

Tuesday 31 May

Robert Barnett, University of London & King’s College, London

Contradictory resettlement along the Tibetan borders: Yimin shibian and its legacies

A RECORDING IS AVAILABLE FOR THE ABOVE TALK. PLEASE CONTACT MIASU-ADMIN@SOCANTH.CAM.AC.UK FOR THE LINK

 

Tuesday 14 June

Susanne Fehlings, Goethe University & Visiting Scholar, MIASU

Traders, Informal Trade and Markets between the Caucasus and China

 

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LENT TERM 2022

Tuesday 25 January

Stephan Kloos, Institute for Social Anthropology, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Re-appraising Mongolian Medicine: communism, continuity, and a bigger picture

A RECORDING IS AVAILABLE FOR THE ABOVE TALK. PLEASE CONTACT MIASU-ADMIN@SOCANTH.CAM.AC.UK FOR THE LINK

 

Tuesday 8 February N.B. THIS IS AN ONLINE TALK ON ZOOM - NO IN-PERSON SEMINAR THIS WEEK

Hedwig Waters, Leiden University

A proportional share: the political aesthetics of resource wealth amongst the wildlife procurers of remote post-socialist Mongolia 

 

Tuesday 22 February POSTPONED

Caroline Humphrey, Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit, University of Cambridge

Human Sacrifices in Mongolia and Their Rationales

 

Tuesday 8 March

Agnieszka Joniak–Lüthi, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Fribourg

Maintaining Relations: Life with and without Roads in Northwest China

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Tom White, Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit, University of Cambridge; University of Fribourg

The Afterlife of the ‘Coloured Steel Hut’: Infrastructure Projects and Eco-Precarity in a Pastoral Region of China

 

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MICHAELMAS TERM 2021

October 26

Sayana Namsaraeva

MIASU, University of Cambridge

Siberian Tea for Vladimir Putin and Moral Economies of the Russia-China Borderlands

 

November 2

Teo Benussi

Universities of California, Berkeley and Ca' Foscari, Venice. Visiting Researcher, MIASU

Memory and Subjectivity in Russia’s Islamic Pompeii

 

November 16

Christian Sorace

Colorado College

National Extinction, Planetary Survival: Mongolian Avant-Garde Poetry on a Dying Planet 

 

November 30

Ed Pulford

University of Manchester

Caught between Spectacles: Migration, Friendship and State Performances on the China-Russia Border

 

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