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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

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Read more at: Academic from Buryatia is Sewing Scrubs!

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 and more...

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

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 culture...

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MIASU seminars cancelled

27 April 2020

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

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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.

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Next MIASU research seminar

13 February 2020

is on 25 February with Natalia Ryzhova: Who is fighting for the militarized islands on the Sino-Russian border?

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Next MIASU research seminar

31 January 2020

is on 11 February with Yong Zhou : Institutionalizing Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in China: From a PaternalisticEvolutionist Paradigm to Self-determined Development

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Continuing Reading Group – Sovereignty, Governance and Environment

28 January 2020

The MIASU reading group run by Dr Joseph Bristley continues this term, with the second session taking place in the Mond Seminar Room, Free School Lane on Thursday 30th January 2020 (17:00 – 18:00). All are welcome, and there is no need to register.

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Next MIASU research seminar

13 January 2020

is on Tuesday 28 January with Sayana Namsaraeva: Dystopian Mongolia: Reconceptualization of the Home Country by Mongolian Asylum Seekers in the UK

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Visiting Scholars – Lent Term 2020

7 January 2020

Lent Term 2020 We welcome the following visiting scholars this term – September 2019 – September 2021: Zhou Yong , University of Oslo, working on his postdoctoral research: “Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) and Natural Resources Exploitation: Institutionalizing Indigenous Peoples´ Rights in China” funded by the Research...

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