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Read more at: Workshop – 1 November – Contemporary Kalmykia: Religion and Identity in a Russian Republic

Workshop – 1 November – Contemporary Kalmykia: Religion and Identity in a Russian Republic

5 November 2019

On Friday 1 November, MIASU, CamCREES and the University of Arkansas jointly hosted this conference bringing together leading experts on the themes of identity and politics in the Russian republic of Kalmykia, a Buddhist practicing region located in the country’s southeast. Presentations discussed the topics of religion...


Read more at: Next MIASU research seminar

Next MIASU research seminar

24 October 2019

is on Tuesday October 29 with Valeriya Gazizova: Buddhist, Soviet and Kalmyk: ‘Secret’ Lamas of Late Socialism, Their Loci of Worship and Patterns of Transmission


Read more at: Launch of the MIASU Reading & Research Group

Launch of the MIASU Reading & Research Group

4 October 2019

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 'MIASU Reading & Research Group'. We will meet twice a term, to discuss either articles and chapters written by members of the group, or literature relevant to group members' research interests. The group will welcome all students (undergrads/masters/PhDs), scholars (junior...


Read more at: Next MIASU research seminar

Next MIASU research seminar

27 September 2019

is on Tuesday October 15 with Edward Holland & Elivira Churyumova: Kalmyk refugees and the narration of displacement in post-World War II Europe


Read more at: Visiting Scholars – Michaelmas Term 2019

Visiting Scholars – Michaelmas Term 2019

27 September 2019

We welcome the following visiting scholars this term – January 2018 – December 2019: Valeriya Gazizova , post doctoral research associate working on her project: ‘Clandestine Buddhism’ in Soviet Kalmykia (1958-1988) and its role in the post-Soviet Buddhist revival’. The project is funded by the Robert H. N. Ho Family...


Read more at: Visit from the Cultural Envoy of Mongolia and State Epic Storyteller

Visit from the Cultural Envoy of Mongolia and State Epic Storyteller

17 September 2019

On Wednesday 18 September the MIASU was delighted to welcome Mongolia's Cultural Envoy, Unurmaa Janchiv, and State Epic Storyteller, Baatarjav Erdenetsogt. Baatarjav Erdenetsogt is a Mongolian heritage carrier of the legendary tradition of epic storytelling (tuuli) and overtone singer. He plays an ancient wooden flute (...


Read more at: Next MIASU research seminar

Next MIASU research seminar

16 July 2019

is on Tuesday October 15 with Edward Holland & Elivira Churyumova: Kalmyk refugees and the narration of displacement in post-World War II Europe


Read more at: Latest research

Latest research

11 July 2019

Himalayan Connections a four year collaborative project with the University of Oslo. The project is led by Professor Hanna Havnevik PI from Oslo, Dr Hildegard Diemberger PI from Cambridge and Dr Bhaskar Vira Co-I Cambridge, with two post-doctoral researchers: Dr Astrid Hovden (Oslo) and Dr Riamsara Kuyakanon Knapp (...


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Publications

11 July 2019

Inner Asia The Unit has a peer-reviewed journal Inner Asia published by Brill and a book series, the Inner Asia Series, published by Global Oriental/Brill. To contribute to journal please see our ' notes for contributors ' which gives details of format and procedure. Subscribe to the journal and view our back issues list...