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21st Annual Association of Central Eurasian Students' Conference

Date: 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 8:30am

The Association of Central Eurasian Students at Indiana University Presents:

The 21st Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Featuring keynote lecture by

Dr. Kristian Peterson

Visiting Assitant Professor in the Department of Religion at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Nikolay Tsyrempilov "The Buriat Lamas at the Interface between Two Empires"

Date: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 5:30pm

Nikolay Tsyrempilov is a senior research fellow of the Institute for Mongolian, Tibetan, and Buddhist studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Currently he is a member of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study. Nikolay specializes in the modern history of Tibet and Mongolia and the history of Tibetan Buddhist communities in Russia.

Poetry Recitation Contest in Honor of Babur

Date: 
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 6:00pm

A Poetry Recitation Contest, in honor of the 531st Anniversary of the birthday of Babur will be held on February 28th, in the University Club, IMU from 6:00-8:00 pm. Babur, a descendent of Timur and Chinggis Khan, founded the Mughal Empire and wrote his memoirs entitled Baburanama, and was a prolific poet.

Lunch and a Lecture featuring John Dechant

Date: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 1:00pm

On Tuesday, February 4th, CSME will be sponsoring its first “Lunch and a Lecture” for 2014. John Dechant will be presenting his research on Iranian Sufi Ahmad-i Jam (c. 1059-c. 1139). Mr. Dechant will discuss how Ahmad-i Jam became a saint and the large family that he fathered, the Shaykhs of Jam. This family became important local players on the political and religious scene, particularly in the 14th and 15th c. With the geo-political changes in the region at the beginning of the 16th c., their power and influence wanes, but they have survived to the present day.

Nicola Di Cosmo, "The Pax Mongolica Reconsidered: Venice, the Golden Horde, and the Fourteenth-Century Crisis"

On November 6th, 2013 Nicola Di Cosmo gave the 2013 Yuri Bregel Lecture at Indiana University. Professor Nicola Di Cosmo is a noted specialist on the history of China and Inner Asia; since 2003 he has been the Henry Luce Foundation Professor of East Asian Studies in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.

The Pax Mongolica Reconsidered: Venice, the Golden Horde, and the Fourteenth-Century Crisis

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Professor Nicola Di Cosmo is a noted specialist on the history of China and Inner Asia; since 2003 he has been the Henry Luce Foundation Professor of East Asian Studies in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. His research interests and contributions span the whole of Central Eurasia and range from the Xiongnu empire to that of the Manchus. His presentation for the Bregel Lecture series draws upon his ongoing research on Venetian and Genoese commercial activities in the Black Sea during the time of the Golden Horde.

John Dechant "Ahmad-i Jam and the Use of Miracle Stories in Hagiographic Literature"

Date: 
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

John Dechant, a doctoral student in NELC, with minors in CEUS and Religious studies,  will be discussing his research on "Ahmad-i Jam and the Use of Miracle Stories in Hagiographic Literature" on November 4th, noon to one in the Charter Room in the IMU.

Nicola Di Cosmo "The Pax Mongolica Reconsidered: Venice, the Golden Horde, and the Fourteenth-Century Crisis"

Date: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 5:00pm

The Denis Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies
and
The Department of Central Eurasian Studies
present the
2013 Bregel Lecture
Nicola Di Cosmo
Institute for Advanced Study

The Pax Mongolica Reconsidered:
Venice, the Golden Horde, and the
Fourteenth-Century Crisis

5:00 pm Wednesday, November 6
Dogwood Room, Indiana Memorial Union

Paul Losensky “In the Bazaar of Love: The Selected Poetry of Amir Khusrau”

Date: 
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Dhar India Studies

Fall Lecture Series

Faculty Book Launch

Celebration and Discussion

“In the Bazaar of Love:

The Selected Poetry of Amir Khusrau”

Paul Losensky

(Central Eurasian Studies)

Michael Morony "The New Social Order(s): Social and Economic Realities in the Early Islamic World"

Date: 
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 5:30pm

Professor Michael Morony will be giving a lecture entitled "The New Social Order(s): Social and Economic Realities in the Early Islamic World." Professor Morony, of UCLA, specializes in social and economic history of the early Islamic Near East, particularly Iraq and Syria. He is the author of several books, including a translation of a portion of the History of al-Tabari, as well as a historical study on early Islamic Iraq.

This event is co-hosted by:

Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center

Department of Central Eurasian Studies

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