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Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit

 

This is a list of websites devoted to some of the numerous projects MIASU has run over the years. Please note that the websites themselves may not be fully to up-to-date in regards to information such as publications stemming from the projects.

NB: This is not an inclusive list of projects. Various other projects, whether undertaken by the MIASU as a whole, or by individuals, may not have their own websites, and thus are currently not represented here.

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Where Rising Powers Meet: China and Russia At Their North Asian Border

About the Project The North Asian Borders Network, an international and multidisciplinary research network specialising in the strategic border area of Russia, China and Mongolia, was established in 2010 at the University of Cambridge by Professor Caroline Humphrey. The project “Where Rising Powers...

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Read more at: Pathways to understanding the changing climate: time and place in cultural learning about the environment

Pathways to understanding the changing climate: time and place in cultural learning about the environment

In the framework of the AHRC theme 'Care for the Future: Thinking Forward through the Past' exploring the relationship between past, present and future and investigating the significance of continuity and change. Known as the 'Pathways Project' this work is a collaboration between the Division of...

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Read more at: Climate Histories: Communicating Cultural Knowledge of Environmental Change

Climate Histories: Communicating Cultural Knowledge of Environmental Change

A 12-month Network beginning in May 2010, funded by the AHRC through the Arts and Humanities Approaches to Researching Environmental Change Networks competition This Network speaks to the theme of Histories of Environmental Change by asking how people around the world perceive, narrate, and frame...

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Read more at: Oral History of Twentieth Century Mongolia

Oral History of Twentieth Century Mongolia

NB: Please visit the full Oral History website here for all the interviews and search functions Welcome to the Oral History of Twentieth Century Mongolia, a database of the recollections of the lives and times of Mongolians, from herders to prominent politicians as they shaped and were shaped by...

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Read more at: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project

Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project

Kalymyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project website The Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project aims to video-audio document Kalmyk culture in the broadest sense and to produce a comprehensive database on the endangered cultural heritage of the Kalmyks in Russia and their kinsmen, the...

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Read more at: Transforming Technologies and Buddhist Book Culture: the Introduction of Printing and Digital Text Reproduction in Buddhist Societies

Transforming Technologies and Buddhist Book Culture: the Introduction of Printing and Digital Text Reproduction in Buddhist Societies

The Introduction of Printing and Digital Text Reproduction in Buddhist Societies This project explores the relationship between Buddhist culture and technological transformations by looking at "the book" as artifact, medium for communication, symbol of political authority, and ritual object in the...

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Read more at: A Tibetan Woman Lama and her Reincarnations

A Tibetan Woman Lama and her Reincarnations

The Project This project, which explores the life of a 15th century Tibetan princess and her line of female reincarnations at the bSam-sdings monastery, involves a team of researchers from the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit (University of Cambridge) and the British Library as well as a wide-...

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Read more at: Tibetan and Mongolian Rare Books and Manuscripts

Tibetan and Mongolian Rare Books and Manuscripts

The Tibetan-Mongolian Rare Books and Manuscripts (TMRBM) project aims to document, consolidate, catalogue and make accessible the rare Tibetan and Mongolian books in the University Library, Cambridge, the Bodleian Library, Oxford and the British Library in London, with focus on the collection...

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Read more at: The historical study and documentation of the Padgling Traditions in Bhutan

The historical study and documentation of the Padgling Traditions in Bhutan

The Historical Documentation and Study of the Pema Lingpa Tradition is a project to study the religious and cultural traditions which ensued from the Bhutanese religious master Pema Linga (1450-1521). As the most eminent spiritual figure born in the region which constitutes modern Bhutan, Pema...

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

Mongolian Cosmopolitical Heritage: Tracing Divergent Healing Practices Across the Mongolian-Chinese Border

AHRC: Research Grant Start date : 1 Mar 2020 End date : 28 Feb 2024 Key contacts: Dr Elizabeth Turk (Research Associate) Dr Uranchimeg Ujeed (Research Associate) Professor David Sneath (PI) This project seeks to ethnographically explore the mechanisms linking health and cultural heritage during the...

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Glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) descending on Limi village, Nepal Credit: Astrid Hovden

Himalayan connections: melting glaciers, sacred landscapes and mobile technologies in a changing climate

An international interdisciplinary collaboration between the University of Oslo and the University of Cambridge with partners in Nepal and Bhutan explores the hazards experienced by vulnerable communities in high altitude environments as a result of climate change. Funded by the Research Council of...

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