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Read more at: Lunchtime Seminar – Wednesday 11 May – Ayur Zhanaev

Lunchtime Seminar – Wednesday 11 May – Ayur Zhanaev

9 May 2022

Please join us for the lunchtime seminar with Dr Ayur Zhanaev (University of Warsaw) on Wednesday 11 May, 1-2pm, in the Mond seminar room. The talk will also be streamed live by zoom so you can join remotely. To book a space or to join the MIASU mailing list to received details of future MIAU events and other news, please...


Read more at: Next MIASU Research Seminar - 3 May – Kristina Jonutyte

Next MIASU Research Seminar - 3 May – Kristina Jonutyte

27 April 2022

The first MIASU research seminar of the Easter term will be taking place at the Mond seminar room on Tuesday May 3, 4.30–6.00pm, and will be given by MIASU visiting scholar Kristina Jonutyte “Payment But Not Quite”: Buddhist Giving and Sangha-Lay Relations in Urban Buryat Buddhism The talk will also be streamed live by...


Read more at: Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars

27 April 2022

Easter Term 2022 We would like to warmly welcome the following visitors this term: April 2021 – May 2022: Qi Ruona , a visiting scholar from the Wuhan University, working on her research: 'Between Traditional Culture and Regulatory Tool: Repositioning Environmental Customs in the context of Ecological Civilization Strategy...


Read more at: Easter Term 2022 - Research Seminar Programme

Easter Term 2022 - Research Seminar Programme

25 April 2022

We are very pleased to share the new seminar programme for the Lent term, with the first seminar scheduled for 3 May. Please follow the links on the right or click here


Read more at: New Chinggis Khann Heritage Studies Journal - CALL FOR ARTICLES

New Chinggis Khann Heritage Studies Journal - CALL FOR ARTICLES

22 April 2022

Please see this call for articles. The Chinggis Khaan Institute of Cultural Heritage is working to publish an English-language journal this year titled “Chinggis Khan Heritage Studies” For more information email khatanbaatar.ch@chinggisinstitute.gov.mn Send your article to: info@chinggisinstitute.gov.mn


Read more at: Remembering Shagdaryn Bira

Remembering Shagdaryn Bira

4 March 2022

The Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit is sad to announce the death of the eminent scholar Shagdaryn Bira (September 1927 – 13 February 2022). Prof. Bira was with us in Spring 2004 on a British Academy Visiting Professorship. We remember him a man of immense erudition who was always generous in sharing his knowledge with...


Read more at: Next MIASU Research Seminar - 8 March – Agnieszka Joniak–Lüthi and Tom White

Next MIASU Research Seminar - 8 March – Agnieszka Joniak–Lüthi and Tom White

23 February 2022

The final MIASU research seminar of the Lent term will be taking place at the Mond seminar room on Tuesday March 8, 4.30–6.00pm, and will be given jointly by Agnieszka Joniak–Lüthi and Tom White: Agnieszka Joniak–Lüthi: Maintaining Relations: Life with and without Roads in Northwest China" Tom White: The Afterlife of the ‘...


Read more at: Forthcoming Book Publication – 'State Ideology, Science, and Pseudoscience in Russia: Between the Cosmos and the Earth'

Forthcoming Book Publication – 'State Ideology, Science, and Pseudoscience in Russia: Between the Cosmos and the Earth'

16 February 2022

We are pleased to announce this forthcoming book entitled 'State Ideology, Science, and Pseudoscience in Russia: Between the Cosmos and the Earth' by MIASU's Dr Baasanjav Terbish . Russia is defined by its past legacies, including Soviet state ideology and the intellectual movements of Russian cosmism and Eurasianism. This...


Read more at: Next MIASU Research Seminar - POSTPONED

Next MIASU Research Seminar - POSTPONED

10 February 2022

Please be informed that the next seminar in the Lent programme will not go ahead on Tuesday 22 February, due to strike action. The seminar - 'Human Sacrifices in Mongolia and Their Rationales ' with Professor Caroline Humphrey, will be rescheduled to the Easter term, the programme for which will be published in due course.


Read more at: New Project – Resource frontiers: managing water on a trans-border Asian river

New Project – Resource frontiers: managing water on a trans-border Asian river

2 February 2022

This ESRC funded project started in January 2022 and runs for 3 years. This interdisciplinary project uses ethnographic methods to explore the politics of managing, and planning the management of, trans-border rivers on water resource frontiers. Such frontiers are critically important in today’s world as they are sites...