Elise Anderson, a PhD Candidate in the Departments of CEUS and Folklore & Ethnomusicology, describes the foundational assistance the IAUNRC provided in her language and research training.
The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center (IAUNRC) at Indiana University is recruiting Graduate Assistants (GAs) for the 2014-2015 academic year.
On February 17th, 2014, the IAUNRC sat down with Professor Jamsheed Choksy, Chair of the Department of Central Eurasian Studies, to discuss their new undergraduate major.
The full interview is available here.
The Graduate Student Brown Bag Talk Series is a new discussion series organized and hosted by the IAUNRC that premiered this fall. In these series of brown bag talks, graduate students that study the region from a variety of disciplines discuss their research, the projects they are working on, and their field experiences. The series is designed to give an opportunity for graduate students to share their work with their peers in an informal setting, though all are welcome.
The IAUNRC is a United States Department of Education Title VI grant institution that coordinates resources to increase understanding of all aspects of the diverse region and peoples of the Inner Asia and Uralic Regions. The IAUNRC works in tandem with four other Indiana University organizations focused on Central Eurasia, making IU the nation's paramount academic institution for the study of this region. These partner organizations are:
- The Department of Central Eurasian Studies
- The Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies
- The Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region
- The Summer Language Workshop
- Turkish Language Flagship Center
Past Events Highlights
On Monday, April 21st, Professor Enkh-Amgalan Byambajav, who is an Associate Professor at the School of Economic Studies at the National University of Mongolia, and is currently a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Economics at Indiana University, gave a talk on the “Current Economic Situation in Mongolia.” Professor Enkh-Amgalan charted the recent history of the Mongolian economy, and showed that while GDP and other important economic indicators have increased since the democratic revolution in 1990, he also highlighted its volatile nature.
On March 7th, 2014, a special workshop on Romani Studies in the Digital Age was convened by Professor Lynne Hooker. Péter Szuhay, Senior Curator of the Hungarian Museum of Ethnography, presented two of his films about the Roma.