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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

Submission Deadline of Twenty First Annual Association of Central Eurasian Students Conference

Date: 
Monday, October 21, 2013 - 4:53pm

TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL EURASIAN STUDENTS CONFERENCE INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOMINGTON

Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2013

The Association of Central Eurasian Students (ACES) at Indiana University invites panel and individual paper proposals for the Twentieth Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference to be held Saturday, March 8th, 2013 on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University.

“Along the Silk Road”: Open Sketch Night at the IU Art Museum

Jaime Bue, Outreach GA at the IAUNRC, gave a short presentation to the audience describing the history and looking at a few art pieces that exemplify the cross-cultural contact of the Silk Road.

The Secret History of the Mongols

The Secret History of the Mongols is Mongolian’s great classic and one of the greatest pieces of history ever written. In this seminar we will read it slowly, exploring it from historical, textual (philological), source-critical, literary, ideological, folkloric, linguistic, and many other points of view. Students will write a seminar paper which will be critiqued by the class in the last two weeks of class.

Regions Covered: 
Mongolia
Historical Central Eurasia
Course Code: 
R760
When Taught: 
Spring 2012

Embodying Nirvana

Regions Covered: 
Tibet
Historical Central Eurasia

When beings become Buddhas, what happens? What does it mean to be a Buddha? What is lost in attaining awakening, and what is gained? How is nirvana embodied? The nature of the end point of the Buddhist path as attainable and attained by sentient beings has long been an object of controversy among Buddhists.

Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/richard-nance
Course Code: 
R552
When Taught: 
Fall 2013

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