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Read more at: Next MIASU research seminar

Next MIASU research seminar

23 October 2020

is on Tuesday November 3, 4.30–6.00pm, with Ayur Zhanaev: Born in the Body of Beasts: Animals and the Social Order in the Didactic Buddhist Literature of Buryat-Mongols (19th - beg. 20th century) For full details see here For the full seminar programme for this term see here To receive details of future MIASU events and...

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Read more at: Join us for the first online MIASU research seminar

Join us for the first online MIASU research seminar

15 October 2020

on Tuesday 20th October, with Dr Benno Weiner: Unforgivable Crimes and Open Wounds: Rebellion, Repression and Remembrance on a Tibetan Borderland of Early-Maoist China For full details see here For the full seminar programme for this term see here To receive details of future MIASU events and other news, please email miasu...

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Virtual Visiting Scholars - Michaelmas Term 2020

15 October 2020

Michaelmas Term 2020 MIASU visiting scholars this term are 'virtual' due to the Covid-19 situation. We would like to welcome the followng virtual visitors: September 2019 – September 2021: Zhou Yong , University of Oslo, working on his postdoctoral research: “Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) and Natural Resources...

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Ordos Wang banner Ch Khan's tomb

Online Conference on Mongolian Studies – 6-9 October

9 October 2020

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE: MONGOLIAN STUDIES AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 21ST CENTURY: CURRENT STATE AND DEVELOPMENT PROSPECTS – II Jointly organised by the Kalmyk Research Centre and the Buryat Institute for Mongolia, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies. Caroline Humphrey, Sayana Namsaraeva, Michael Long and Hedwig Waters...

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Read more at: Welcoming MIASU's new Postdoctoral Fellow!

Welcoming MIASU's new Postdoctoral Fellow!

25 September 2020

As a result of a generous donation from the Sigrid Rausing Trust, the Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Joe Ellis as its first Early-Career Postdoctoral Fellow. The post runs for four years. As well as playing a full role in the MIASU’s research activities and...

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Read more at: Oral History News!

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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