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Tsagaan Sar (Mongolian New Year)

Date: 
Friday, January 31, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

 The Mongolia Society invites you to

Celebrate Tsagaan Sar,

The Mongolian New Year, with us on

Friday 31 January 2014

From 6 - 9 pm, in the

University Club at Indiana University

President’s Room 150

Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. 7th Street,

Bloomington, Indiana

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.

Changes in Mongolia 1994-2013, with a special emphasis on Reindeer Herding Nomads

Sas Carey, registered nurse and founder of the NGO Nomadicare, talked about the changes she has seen in Mongolia during her 19 years of work there.

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.

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

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.

Kathryn Graber "'Real Buryat,' Offline and On: Voicing Authority in Southeastern Siberia"

Date: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 4:00pm

From generation to generation, residents of southeastern Siberia have been shifting from the once-dominant local language, Buryat, to Russian. As knowledge of Buryat seems to erode before them, people for whom this language has been a powerful identity marker mourn its loss and seek new means of revitalization, particularly in mass media. But what version of the language counts as the “real Buryat” to be reclaimed, and where—if anywhere—can this language be found? This talk examines the variety of forms that speakers profess to be real, authentic, genuine, or pure expressions of Buryat and shows how linguistic details from everyday life illuminate the remaking of the contemporary Buryat public. Drawing on long-term ethnographic and linguistic field research, I will focus on how speakers ascribe certain types of speech to certain domains of social action (sometimes to the exclusion of actual practices) and evoke these sites in order to negotiate authenticity, authority, and expertise. In particular, they routinely contrast a degraded colloquial or “kitchen” Buryat with the language of media institutions, according to a powerful language ideology that venerates a literary standard. New online media offer the possibility of democratizing this situation by expanding the language community, interconnecting the growing Buryat diaspora, and opening the floor to non-expert commentators. Yet at the same time, digital connectivity allows new ways of policing those commentators and delimiting what should count as ways of speaking—and being—“real Buryat.”

Sas Carey "Changes in Mongolia 1994-2013, with a Special Emphasis on Reindeer Herding Nomads"

Date: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 4:15pm

Horizons of Knowledge Lecture

In 20 years, Mongolia has changed from a place where the streets and stores in the capital were empty, to a mineral-rich country with a projected GDP of 11% for the next 10 years, bringing prosperity and consumer goods into the country.  Does their nomadic background help Mongolians deal with these vast changes? What is different in the life of the reindeer herder today? What has changed in rural health care? A power point of photos from then and now will be presented

Climate and the Rise of the 13th Century Mongol Empire

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On October 4th, Neil Pederson, Lamont Assistant Research Professor at Tree Ring Laboratory of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Columbia University, gave a talk on historical climate change, and half of the lecture was on the role of climate change in the rise of the Mongol Empire.

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